Today I <3 being Vegan. As some of you know, at times I struggle with my choice to eat Vegan. In my daily life, I try my hardest to follow Veganism. (that sentence makes it sound like a religion but since I already have religion, to me, Veganism is a life choice)
Anyway, I've been trying to figure out what to do with my leather jacket. My Mother gave it to me a few years ago and I can't help but feel the weight of it (emotionally) when wearing it. She was so very proud that she was able to afford to give it to me, but I know she would understand my choice to give it away. The main problem with getting rid of it is that doing so will leave me without a winter coat. I live in CANADA; it's cold here. :) I'm trying to work up the courage to go to the Salvation Army and ask if I can have an exchange--my leather coat for a non-animal based coat. Do you think that would work?
For dinner, tonight the family had chicken and fried potatoes. And maybe it makes me less of a person, but generally I like the smell of cooking meat. It reminds me of all the dinners pre-veganism. However, tonight the chicken smell grossed me out. Yay! Hopefully that will happen with beef soon, too.
Tomorrow I have cooking time. Fantastic! I hope to make some chicken seitan that I actually like this time. Also, some desserts are in order. And don'tcha know, the FIL who is an extreme Omni (he thinks I'm just on a special weight-loss diet for some reason), almost tried the beef seitan from here--it looked so real/good! I was amazed. He would have eaten it, but MIL informed him of it's true nature.
And the following may be a bit more than you needed to know...
A few years ago I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones. So my digestion system has been an EXTREME burden. That is, until I've been eating a Vegan diet. I have solid poo now! It's true! No more horrible cramps and endless diarrhea. Everything is swirling right on down properly. :)
Hopefully I haven't grossed everyone out proper. Go Veganism! :)