Thursday, July 30, 2015

An Afternoon Away

Yesterday was my birthday so I took off today and tomorrow from work.  I was tired and wanted some ME time.  I hardly get any of that....just to lay on the sofa and do nothing..resting is good for the tired body.  Sometimes it is not even rest I want.  I just want to be able to do something I consider fun or posting on my blogs.  They have been sadly neglected but I am catching up.  Today I woke up before the alarm went off.  That is an everyday occurrence.  I did manage to go back to sleep.  Now that never happens.  I woke up again at 9 and that is a rare occurrence for me when it if normally 5AM everyday!

After coffee with my daughter at Starbucks, I headed to the DMV to do the one thing I had to do today....get the car tags renewed.  It was painless and unbelievably fast!  I was in and out I 10 minutes.  After that a quick stop at the grocery store to get a few things. I did get some tart cherry juice and chili ingredients.  I read about the tart cherry juice and I tried it just on a whim because I had been having leg pain.  I first went to the doctor and after checking my blood she said I was very vitamin deficient in potassium and D.  So she added those supplements to my pill regime. This was a few months ago.  I saw little change with the added supplements.....just a little better.  I felt tremendously better with drinking tart cherry juice twice daily.  It really makes a difference.

The benefits of tart cherry juice are many but for me it reduces the leg pain caused by my statin drugs.  It may even be reducing the cause of many illnesses...inflammation. Whatever it is doing, it works and it has made me almost pain free.  It is hell to feel achy and sore with every step.

After getting home I watched  a movie, ate lunch and just took it easy. I feel a nap coming in my very near future.  Lazy days! They do a body good!

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Early Thursday

It is about 5:45 AM now and I have been awake for hours.  I woke up about 2am and have been awake ever since. I decided to do something constructive.  I made dinner for today.  We are having mung beans with spinach and coconut milk over rice.  I did decide to add some beef tips so I browned them and added them.  I work today at 11 so by 10 dinner will have been cooking for 5 hours in the crock pot.. It will almost be done.  The dog and the cat have been my constant companiones this morning. 

I did eat a very early breakfast.  I had an apple and two eggs fried in extra virgin coconut oil.  That is being topped off with a cuppa dandelion tea.  I also loaded the dishes in the dish washer.  My eyes are now feeling heavy.  I put in Independence Day so I do believe it will be watching me in about 15 minutes, as opposed to me watching it. 

I do know I need to try to sleep now a few more hours because it will be a very long day. 8 pm is a long time to be awake when the start of the day was at 2am.  Peace out for now.....nap times and tea are calling me.

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~

Monday, April 20, 2015

Castor Oil: I'm In!

I have heard all the hubbub about castor oil and I have decided to try it.  I have only heard good things like it actually will help your hair grow longer and that it is a superior moisturizer.  It is even supposed to make gray hair go away; as in reversing the graying process.  I am all for that. 

Online there are all sorts of castor oil challenges.  I think because it is to so thick that I will use it about 3 times a week for several months and see if there is indeed a difference.  It is thick but I can always thin it with a little olive oil. 

Let the good hair begin to come in.  It is castor oil for me for the next several months.

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Beach Serenity

Whenever I need  little piece of mind I always find it at the beach.  This year I am determined to make it to the beach more than once.  I only went once in 2014. So far this year I have been 3 times!  Making some headway!  I went out to Folly Beach this morning and it was quiet, cold and serene.  There were a few people out but not many.  The wind was doing a constant blow.  I was glad I had my sweater wrap with me.  It felt good and it did a great job of insolating me from the cold. 

The wind and the roar of the ocean cleared my mind.  My spirit felt renewed and the freshness in the air was better than anything found in the city. A beach town in the early morning is very quiet.  There are people around but the ones I saw today looked very unique.  Some would even say savory characters.  Once on the beach it was one family, a few runners and a few dog walkers.  There was even a group of 6 Japanese men working with 2 women on a photoshoot near the Folly Pier.  Odd because I know those two models had to be cold in those little tiny swimsuits. 

I walked.  I scanned the horizon and watched the clouds change color as the sun tried to rise.  It was serenity.  It was peace.  It was me.  The ocean called to all things at unrest n my soul and took then down to the deep, dark depths.  Then it gave me a gift.  A starfish.  A starfish just for me.  My soul loves the sea and it loves me!

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A Trip To Whole Foods

I made my very first trip to Whole Foods about a week ago.  I must say that I see what the craze is about.  I was blown away as soon as I walked in the door.  I normally go to Earth Fare because it is located on the same side of town where I live.  I ventured out to Whole Foods to just check it out.  It was almost like Earth Fare on crack!  There was so much more as far as selection in everything.  I did end up purchasing a few things and they were just random purchases.  I was like a kid in a candy shop.

I was out of olive oil so I did get a bottle.  Unfiltered....a sort that I never have tried before.  It was just so inviting.  The we came across the olive bar.  I love olives. The bar there was ginormous!  I mean GINORMOUS!  I got olives of various sorts, mushrooms, caper berries and garlic! I was in heaven.  When I got home I had some of the mix before dinner.  It was amazing. So fresh.  Well about an hour later I could not resist.  They were so good, I finished off the entire container. 

I got an onion and what you see in the picture above. Blue sweet potatoes. I have never seen them before.  They were so unusually shaped and blue! Who could not pass those up. That was a pure random purchase.  Then these cheese!  Cheese heaven.  My daughter then randomly decided she needed to make a baked brie recipe she had seen on pinterest earlier in the day.  Well,a brie wheel later and a roll of puff pastry and she was also buying random things! 

The store made us do it!  We did not buy but a few items and we left there leaving behind about $90. It costs money to eat organic, healthy food. We are still excited to have finally gone to Whole Foods.  There was a lunch station that looked amazing!  We can't wait to go back.  It will be in a few paychecks though.  We have to still shop at a "regular" grocery store to be able to buy mega groceries to be able to eat!  $90 will buy a lot at the local Harris Teeter! 

Whole Foods was amazing!  Can't wait to go again.

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~