Green Juice

This stuff is the bane of my existence:

But it is also one of the reasons for it.

I feel much different when I get my green juice and when I don’t, and having been well stocked up on it has been a great asset.  Making my own was yummier when I could add apples and carrots, but needing a specific recipe according to the doctors kind of rules that out. This leaves me with the more raw and less yummy version that I have adjusted to but still do not like.  We wore out our juicer, though, so I am grateful that suddenly v8 now carries green juice in addition to their classic juice of which I am a big fan.

For me, the difference between functioning and not depends on the the juice and vitamins getting in me, and movement, even when that movement is mopping the floor and vacuuming.  My life with vitamins means feeling super strong when I am well, or sluggish and pained when infected but overcoming infection instead of being hospitalized by it.  I really feel it has saved (is saving) my life.

That’s why I choke it down.

Even at 430, which is suddenly 530am, when it’s time to pack up for my 30 hour hospital shift. I have two chapels to do today, so have two sermons ready, but probably won’t take my cello because it was so much to maneuver last time.  Besides, brave is one thing, and I pulled that off, but comfortable doing it is another.  I will probably have to sing again, though.

This is my pre-dawn life, while my family sleeps.  It is so simple now, my life, that my friend said I am in danger of becoming boring.  That’s the impact of a mini-van, I think, but maybe I am okay with boring for a while!

Green juice isn’t boring, though.

Just nasty. Except with carrots and tomatoes and apples. Yikes.

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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