It's a jumble out there

I am only a 6 hour driving distance from where I grew up and this place is like a foreign land. There is even a small language barrier! I was talking to my sister-in-law about sliding boards and she had no idea what I was talking about. I figured I must have spoke Greek since I thought everyone knew what a sliding board was! Rory had to be a translator and told her that a sliding board was the same thing as a slide. She was picturing something like a skate board/ slip in slide combo. Also, it's a lot more urban than what I am used to. I grew up near Lancaster, PA where all you see for miles is farmland. It's hard to get used to pulling out of my driveway into 6 lanes of traffic! But hardest of all is the trash, it's everywhere. Parking lots are covered in it, it's all over the roads, and even in our yard! Sure, there was trash in PA, but it always seemed to get cleaned up eventually. I'm not saying I don't like it here, I'm just getting used to it.

One good thing about having so many people around is that there is always something to do. My daughter and I were driving down the street today and we saw David Wolfe walking down the sidewalk in West Haven, CT. She yelled out the window, "Hi David Wolfe!" I think it was her first time to see a celebrity. Of course, Rory will be hanging out with him all night at Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe tonight since he will be doing a lecture there. Oh the life of a raw food chef!

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Oh and another cool thing, we are going to start growing wheatgrass! We have everything we need except some oceangrown solution, which I will be purchasing tonight or tomorrow. I can't wait to share that with you! I learned that 2 oz. of wheatgrass juice is nutritionally equal to 5 lbs of fresh vegetables. That's amazing!


  1. Funny story about your daughter and David Wolfe. Amazing that she would even recognize him. Glad to hear you're settling in and adjusting to the new digs. Big changes. Have you been out walking every day?

  2. Wow! Living the raw food life. Getting used to city life is a bit hard, as I learned from moving from Missouri to Vancouver, Canada! There are certain things that are just more complicated (public transit vs. car) in a city. But way more to do, and people to see!

  3. That sounds exciting, we are trying to get used to so many people in such close proximity! We lived so isolated before! I have to remind everyone on a daily basis that our neighbors can hear (and see) us! Arghhh!
    I love Lancaster, PA... I stayed with a family there when I was in the 7th grade, so much fun!
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