Thank you to those of you who bought the Paleo Family Toolkit from me, your support is much appreciated and I hope you are enjoying the contents. Including my e-book 🙂 .
Unfortunately the delight in seeing my book going out to the many people who made their purchase was short lived as one of our beloved cats, our black and white Millie, was hit by a car on Monday morning. It was very traumatic for us all but I thank God that, although we didn't actually see the accident, we were able to be there for her and I scooped her up in my arms and reassured her that she was not alone. I also thank God that she died peacefully in my arms, nestled against my own heartbeat, as we were driving her to the vet. We all miss her terribly but are keeping her memory alive by talking about the sweet and funny things she did, like crawl inside my daughter's bed sheets and snuggle up to her at night time, or lie on my daughter's back as she lay stretched out reading her book, how she would expertly use her paws to navigate our hands to her soft tummy for a tickle, or tap on the window to let us know she wanted to come in. There are so many happy memories of Millie and some day they'll fill our minds much more than the bad memories that are invading my thoughts this week.
I don't tend to get flares but since Millie died I've been suffering the same IBS pains that I used to have many moons ago, before starting the AIP. Then there's the anxiety that's started up over our other cat, Millie's brother. Worrying about letting him out of the house, yet knowing that he'd be miserable kept in. We can tell that he, also, has been affected by Millie's passing and the two of us are equally as clingy with one another. I know my flare is stress related so I'm ramping up the bone broth making and concentrating on nourishing all our bodies, and treating them kindly. Soups instantly come to mind and they are perfect for dealing with times when food isn't necessarily what one wants, they are easily digestible and kind on the tummy. Today's recipe is a case in point. It is quick and simple to make, and beautifully smooth and silky, making it easy to get down. It's a delicious one and I hope you enjoy it too.
Find today's recipe at www.autoimmune paleo.com.
RIP Sweet Millie Mittens. 7 October 2010 - 9 May 2016