I don't know, but I need to stop craving a baby. We have things so good right now with date nights at the brew pubs and dancing out on the town. Plus I'm at a turning point in life and need to figure out the direction before welcoming in another member. Like, homeschool or public school? Stay at home and homeschool the kids, or move away and enroll in Masters of Acupuncture program? That is a major decision. I thought for sure I wanted to homeschool, but then I was reading over my last year resolutions and my dreams of healing people through acupuncture. Last night I started to realize that homeschool could be an 18 year commitment. I would be home making and teaching babies until I'm over 50. Do I want to start studying acupuncture that late? Will we be able to afford graduate school at that time? Maybe it would be best for me to put them in public school for the first couple years while I study acupuncture and then after I graduate I can practice acupuncture part time and possibly homeschool them too? There is so much to think about around that because we will need to move to a region with an acupuncture program. So, for once, I am going to plan for what is best for me, the kids, and Mari. So we live a successful future.
In the mean time I have found the perfect redirection of my mothering breeding force: we're going to raise quails! Oh what a relief to find a healthy release of this energy.
|our little (messy) screened in porch|
Then, there is more.
I also registered Mari and I for an Intro to Beekeeping class. It is not far from here, on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks. The class is provided through the Beekeeping Association of Northern Virginia. They are letting Mari and I take it together with only one registration fee, which is so cool. So this year should be a whole new ball game in self food production.
And you know who I have to thank?
No, I'm serious. as ridiculous as that sounds, she inspired me. Last night Mari and I were watching Iron Chef America (with the holidays, I actually had a moment to veg out in front of the TV). And they were here, in DC, filming the show. They went to Michelle Obama's White House garden to pick ingredients for their cooking contest. All the veggies for the show came from the White House garden, and all the meat and fish was locally and sustainably sourced. How cool is that? Even the honey for the show came from the White House apiary.
So if the First Lady can do it then we can do it. Yes we can!