Log in

Ponderings and Communique’ de Tra
September 2014
Tue, Sep. 9th, 2014 10:22 pm

Hello again!


Fri, Aug. 6th, 2010 07:06 pm

Catching up:

Day 1 Sun
So grateful for a full day off to do nothing or what ever I want -- Bliss!! :)

Day 2 Mon
Grateful for such a productive weekend and restful time.

Day 3 Tues
Grateful for all the open gratitude from all the people at Curves.

Day 4 Wed
Grateful for the much needed 45 minute phone conversation with the boss about my future career path.

Day 5 Thurs
Grateful for getting my pictures in order and vacuuming the living room floor (finally).

Day 6 Fri
I'm so grateful for finally falling asleep at 2AM. Dates are wonderful (if you like eating them). Two handfulls of them and I was snoozing finally!

Current Location: 32119


Sun, Feb. 28th, 2010 04:35 pm

Planted a bunch of seeds today! All the plants are organic and we tried to get as many heirloom plants as we could find..

Germination 5-10 days:
Basil, grows to 22 inches.

Germination 7-10 days:
Brandywine tomatoes, heirloom, tasty large pink and weighing up to a pound!
Big Rainbow, golden color with red and ribs, and weighing up to two pounds!!
White Bush Scallop Squash , and ready to be eaten in 50 days.

Germination 7-10 days:
Evergreen long white onions, mild scallions, ready in 60 days!

Germination 10-12 days:
Echinacea Purple Coneflower, a popular prairie wildflower, growing to 30 - 42 inches in height.

Germination 10 - 14 days:
Red Sun Sunflower, takes 75-90 days to bloom, and is 5 feet tall!
Mixed colors Sunflowers (lemon, gold, white, creamy white, brown, bronze and crimson).

Germination 12-14 days:
Clemson Spineless Okra, fleshy ribbed pods, ready in 58 days.
Salvia Blue Bedder Sage, with delicate silver-blue color and growing to 12 inches in height.

Germination 10-20days:
Poblano Peppers, very mild hot pepper and plump and dark green in color. 80 days to harvest.
Johnny Jump Ups, pansy-like flowers in lavender, violet, and canary yellow. 6-10 inches high.

Germination 14-21days:
Short and Sweet Carrots, ready to be eaten in 68 days -- yum
Dark Opal Purple Basil, grows to 18 inches.
Black Eyed Susan, long lasting flowers and one of my favorites! 18 to 24 inches high.

Current Location: 32119
Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Fearfactory


Sun, Jan. 17th, 2010 11:19 am

In the exercise circuit, the ladies and I were talking about how people and doctors usually treat the symptom of an ailment before treating the cause of the ailment. This got me to thinking about some of my own issues, such as osteoporosis. I think the majority of the reason why I was diagnosed with full osteoporosis at age 27 is because I had a food sensitivity, gluten intolerance called Celiac Disease, that went undiagnosed for such a long time. I am very careful to eat only gluten free items, and take a good quality liquid multi vitamin and an awesome calcium bone fortifying formula called Bone Up. However, if I miss just one or two doses I feel pain in my bones. Not to mention how horrible my neck and back sound when they crackle and pop so easily. It seems like I’m just barely keeping my nose above the water as far as the osteoporosis issue goes. So I did a bit more research last night and discovered that my diet is very acidic, which over a prolonged period of time can result in osteoporosis and joint pain. Where as I’m not really able to vary my diet too much since I have celiac disease, but I can make a few simple changes to help balance my acid/alkaline levels. I usually have black tea in the morning so it wakes me up and I don’t yawn in the circuit (it doesn’t bode well for pep and positive motivation for the fitness trainer to be yawning - lol!) However if I switch to herbal teas and lemon water, I will be at least start out with a super alkalizing drink, with raw honey or raw sugar (white sugar, and processed honey is acidifying). Fortunately we already use the unprocessed ones. Also we use coconut oil and olive oil for cooking which is on the alkaline side. As far as the rest of my diet, I think it’s pretty good since we have to watch everything that we eat so closely because of the gluten intolerance.

Current Location: 32119
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful


Tue, Jun. 23rd, 2009 07:18 pm

I really enjoyed my time up in NoVa, although I could have stayed longer. There was so much that I still wanted to do but did not have enough time. I'm so glad that so many of my friends got to meet Randy. Now Randy has a face to put with all the stories (don't worry, good ones - lol) that I tell him about and all that I miss from Va. He can see why I miss everything. It was so nice to be back!! I really wish I could have made it to Irene's ritual (I feel so spiritually deprived in FL - blah!) but there will be other times.

Next time I come up I'm planning on making it out to W.VA to visit my aging G'ma. She's the last of the elders that I have around, so I really want to catch up with her before too much more time passes.

I'm so glad that John and Lisa tied the knot -- they truly are a beautiful couple!! The reception was spectacular! The food was fantastic! Usually reception food is good, but this was scrumptious!

I got to see my Dad for Father's Day :) Yea!! That was really good. He was very happy to see me, which makes me very happy! At lunch, dad's best friend, Jack, says to my dad, "hey you should get a pic of you and your future son in law!" My dad's expression was priceless! I wish I could have gotten a pic of that! However, my dad did lighten up and seemed to warm up to Randy after that. :)

This weekend, I'm making mead! Oh Yes!! I've got the water from the grotto, so I'm so making a new batch! Got some catching up to do. I have not made mead in almost a year and a half! Way too long with nothing in the works!!

Tags: , ,
Current Location: 32119
Current Mood: content content


Sun, May. 24th, 2009 08:35 pm

So it's been long over due, and looking forward to the rewards...


Mon, Oct. 13th, 2008 11:43 pm
How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.


Thu, Aug. 21st, 2008 06:28 pm

Which Egyptian God(dess) Are YOU?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Sekhmet

You are Sekhmet! Sekhmet is the Eye of Ra. She was sent by Ra to punish mankind for trying to revolt against him. She became so bloodthirsty that she could not stop until made drunk on red beer. She represents justice and appropriate action. She is portrayed as a woman with a lioness' head wearing the sun disk and uraeus. Her animals are the lioness and the cobra.











































Thu, Aug. 7th, 2008 08:24 pm

I ran across this wonderful cook book on Thai cuisine called, Perfect Thai. The way the book is set up it has over 100 essential recipes, featuring the recipe directions on the left side and a picture of the end dish on the right side. When I was thumbing through the book, I ran across so many dishes that I would like to try and make. I didn't plan on buying anything when I went to the store, but I knew that I just couldn't put this book back on the shelf so I bought it and now I can't decide which dish to make first!! The recipes sound so good, and the pictures look so yummy! By the time I got to the end, I'm so starving! I feel as if I could eat the pages!! lol!! Fortunately, my sweetie is going to cook a yummy steak dinner! However, next week I'm gonna cook some yummy Thai food. I will have to keep you updated on how it turns out. Yea!! On with the adventures in cooking!!

Current Location: 32129
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful


Thu, Jul. 31st, 2008 09:48 pm

As we swing into August, the major astrological focus is eclipses. The month kicks off with a dramatic solar eclipse in Leo on August 1, followed by an equally dramatic lunar eclipse in Aquarius.

An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface, and a lunar eclipse is just the opposite, when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth.
So what do these attention-grabbing eclipses mean for you? Leo is known for being quite dramatic, and solar eclipses are known for their emotional intensity. With the solar eclipse occurring in Leo, expect bold headlines and plenty of 'breaking news.' All eclipses occur at a new Moon -- a time of new beginnings -- making this a truly important event. The word 'eclipse' means that something dramatic or attention-getting has occurred, captivating our attention enough to pull it away from something -- or someone -- else. Knowing where this eclipse lands in your own chart and what planets are touched by it will give you information about an important area in your life that deserves your focus.

Lunar eclipses are visually dramatic -- and they portend dramatic earthly events as well! The lunar eclipse in Aquarius on August 16 is no exception. There are dynamic aspects present in this eclipse, including a Sun/Neptune opposition and a Mars/Pluto square. An 'explain yourself' Saturn/Mercury conjunction also shows up. Watch what you say, because somebody takes the gloves off in the midst of a rather confusing situation!
The above was taken from Astrology.com.

Current Location: 32129
Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: fan