Day 8

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Got to sleep right around 12:30 last night, woke naturally this morning around 7:30.

I'm trying to get Christmas cards done this morning. I didn't feel hungry right away, and dh didn't warm up our broth as he usually does, so I have eaten yet, and it's been over an hour. I was looking for a gift that I'd packed away, and hoped I hadn't donated it. Because that would be par for the course for me, donate something just before I find the perfect person to gift it to. That was frustrating, and I need to shower and feel grungy, and it seemed hot in the house.

Then Youngest Son asked if I could iron a shirt for him. I noticed myself starting to feeling annoyed and cranky. This would be due to not having eaten, so I started my broth warming up.

Today I plan to try to find the time to read the books more thoroughly. I hate going at something halfway. Like when I started this blog, I didn't realize “intro” was where you only have broth and meat and vegetables. Nothing else. Like, not even butter!!

I am not really feeling any other die off symptoms, like I don't feel any flu-like symptoms. Only tiredness, which is common for me. It seems like I'm not noticing as much eye matter accumulating, and my feet aren't hurting when I go barefooted. So I don't know if this all goes together, but it is what I've noticed.

It is always a wonderful thing moving milking from one time of day to the other.  I think about it when I go to bed at night, how wonderful it is that I won't have to get up in the morning and milk. But then I have to interrupt my afternoon and go out and milk. We've been milking for more than three years straight. I have two milkers who have lactated straight through on one freshening, and between the two of them they give me 5-6 pounds of milk every 24 hours.  This is not common, I have a couple of other milkers that begin to dry themselves up 9-12 months postpartum and there is nothing I can do to keep them going.  And most goat owners “freshen” their girls every single year.

I had better go check on my broth.

8:57pm I ended up taking a nap from 2:30 to 4:30 and went out and milked. For dinner I tried an experiment, pancakes using almond flour. They were amazingly tasty. Albeit very expensive. We also had grilled burgers, and zucchini and crookneck squash.

I am still feeling pretty tired. The only thing I got done today is I got most of the Christmas cards put together. Tomorrow I have to concentrate on getting my husband's monthly state tax paperwork done. I guess I'm going to bed now.

Oh, something else I wanted to mention. I haven't overeaten all week. Vegetables and meat doesn't compel me to gorge myself. Even when I load up the veggies with butter. I seem to be able to stop easily at feeling satisfied.

Just before I went to bed I made Youngest Son a coconut smoothie. He didn't drink it all, so I finished it off for him because I thought I felt a little bit hungry. I can't go to bed hungry, or I won't be able to sleep. It is now past midnight. Okay, until tomorrow.

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