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The March begins

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It is early in the morning technically but I haven’t slept yet.  I am up with a bad head cold that is making it hard to breath.  My writing has been taking a back seat to my world just not going as planned but I am getting things sorted so that I can come back to writing more.  My hope is that I can write full time and also be a functional member of society in a few years but baby steps are needed always.  I was talking to Moxie my kitty and I asked her if she wanted to go camping this summer but she was too interested in the birds outside to give me an answer.  

I must report to everyone that I have been getting better with walking because a friend at work turned me onto Salonpas and I have since been able to walk more without my cane. The other thing that is helping me is Bromelain an extract from Pineapple stems and this also something my friend gave to me.  I can’t even describe to you the difference it is making in my life but tonight I cleaned my home and I honestly haven’t been able to do that in a month.  I did dishes, laundry and picked up the rubbish that was mocking me on the floor that has been shaming me for weeks. My place is not completely clean yet but it looks better than it has in weeks and being I have a small place it makes a big difference.  

I will be writing some more soon now that I am feeling better and digging myself out of my pit.  Thank you so very much for all of your wonderful clicks and views.

Oh in other news my Kitten Moxie has started playing fetch with me and she is doing well with her leash training.  No I am not training her to be a dog I am enjoying a close and active bond with my cat and these things will help her and me stay healthy.  That is why I call her my workout partner!

Simple Chemical Solutions

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Don’t like chemical hair removal crap like Nair and not a fan of shaving or waxing?

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Sorry I really hate the smell of Nair but I have used it and it irritated my skin and I have done waxing and it wasn’t fun and then shaving is tedious for me and does nothing for the health of my skin.  (Actually since I had my cancer treatment a few years back it left me with very sensitive skin so I don’t shave anymore.)   I was thinking of the simple chemicals that are used in homemade beauty products and did some searching for an option for hair removal.

  • Homemade Hair removal that isn’t terrible!
  • 1 tbsp of iodine 2%
  • 1 cup of baby oil.
  • Rub your hairy area with the mixture and let set for only 5 minutes.
  • Then gently wipe away with a damp cloth.
  • Viola!!!! NO MORE HAIR!

SO hooray for home use of science and that is really what DIY is homemade science solutions.   I have a book that is a collection of homemade simple items that make the cost of home lower.  

Get your Science ON!

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It’s Science Friday honestly the best day of most of the US for many reasons ie payday, end of workweek, WEEKEND starts it is just all around a good day for most.  I love Fridays because of the program Science Friday airs with a nice discussion on new stuff people with technical sticks are poke at new things to learn more. Now some of science is just not glamorous with the constant test, record, clean up, then do it again for days, months, and years on end.  But science is the pursuit of clarifying and distilling knowledge.  

I recommend everyone find a way to bring the process of science into their lives if they haven’t already.   The nice thing about science is that everyone can participate in the process by being a citizen scientist or participating in studies, or doing field work.

She’s got Moxie!

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Okay so after discussing with my new cat we decided we did not like the name that was given to her or rather it just didn’t feel like her name.  Mostly my fish Flippant was being a jerk and said it was a dumb name but what can you expect he is a fish and between you and me I think he is jealous. 

So after much conversation and walks we decided she had Moxie and therefor that would be her name.  

My delightful new partner in crime is named Moxie!

I have to say that years ago when I was first diagnosed with Cancer I adopted two cats a brother and sister from the humane society.  They were there in my life for one thing as therapy animals and I needed all of the comfort I could while going through my treatments.  I would often say, “The cuteness of kittens cures cancer!”  Buttons and Bows helped me through the most difficult time of my life but because they were senior kitties they passed a few years ago and I have been without since.  I knew I needed the comfort a cat in my life and while I do love dogs as well cats have always brought me more comfort with less effort.  On Saturday I drove around to 3 places looking for a cat that I connected with and then I found her.  She now sleeps at the foot of my bed and snuggles with my hand when I am reading and we are going great together. 

I still say “the cuteness of kittens cures cancer!”

 

Soggy Snow

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Today I was able to get out of my apartment and it was so soggy getting down the plowed road but it was also fun.  When I am stuck at home I always have my radio tuned to OPB my local public radio station and while the news reports get old it is still nice to get some of the nice programs.  I like being home and listening to all of the shows and then to turn off the radio and enjoy the quiet of the snowy days we’ve had. Just outside of my door I was able to spy the poor birds trying to find food and warmth and I made me want to have some seeds to throw out for them.  I was thinking just a few weeks ago that I was going to dig up and turn over the soil for my garden and I am glad I did not.  But I am eager for the rain to wash away the snow even if I did like it I want to enjoy the rain of spring so that I can be able to plant by March and April.  

Planting a garden this year is going to be my main project for the year I think but I am also going to be working with a friend to build a pair of beehives with a friend.  The other project is I am going to be helping a friend set up a chicken coop in his side yard.  It may seem like a bit to take on but mostly I am going to be working on the gardening I am actually just helping with the other projects.  By helping I mean doing the research and find the materials at a good prices so that it wont break the budget. Honestly it is really a way for me to put together spreed sheets that I love and then to get some experience with two things I want to do later on when I have my own place.

So I love my alone time and time with friends but mostly I love projects and getting inspired.  I hope that everyone finds something to be inspired by today. 

Beautiful day outside

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There are so many beautiful things going on outside and it inspired me of thing that make my heart to glow so here is sampling of what I found.

http://www.wimp.com/starflashmob/   <<—–This one made me cry for joy

http://themetapicture.com/steampunk-laptop/ < I so want to do this with one of my 3 laptops!

http://www.wimp.com/greatdad/ <<< —This was just darn cute

Beethoven just steals the show always this one just made my heart leap out of my chest for Joy!

Hallelujah for singing   << I imagine do random acts of music and joy in groups is catching on or something.  I dearly hope so…

Sound of Music anyone?

 

Finally Juice

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So I got home and I worked online for a bit and I realized I it was getting late and I hadn’t gotten my juice in today because of the disaster this morning… there is still green on one of my walls and I will have to get that off tomorrow because right now I just don’t have the energy.  I decided to just to a simple Orange and Apple juice and I am sipping that smiling as if sunshine is in my belly. I am glad I finally started Juicing and I wish I could have started earlier but it’s never too late.  It’s nice that I was gifted a Juicer years ago but prior to juicing I was blending up smoothies with berries, soy milk, and sometimes honey if it was lacking in sweet.  

But I am feeling really good now so I think I might just go over and clean off the green from the wall.  Oh I have learned a trick with cleaning the mesh filter in my juicer and that is to soak it with a bit of comet when I wash off everything else and then I scrub it out with a tooth brush to get the fibers out of the mesh.  Anyway tomorrow I will not likely be posting anything because I have a long day but I will be posting later in the week.

Wake up Juice

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In the past few days I have been juicing and I have found my energy increase in fact usually on my day off I have a nap half way through the day because of my lack of energy.  It was really nice being able to get more done on my days off.  Today I am doing 1 Orange, 2 apples, and 3 leaves of Kale.   I am really liking the citrus in the juice and it makes the whole juice blended together smoother. 

I hope everyone has a juice day!

Making $8000 for 5min vs $15 for 45min what would you do?

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Okay there are many facts and opinions in this video and they cross over many times but the conversation is a good. The big problem I face is how to budget my health with 2 cancers that while they are in remission are still part of my life.
I am obese not because I don’t like healthy food or can’t cook. It started in highschool stressed and terrified of dealing with the outside world that I shut myself up in my room and ate comfort food. That continued until it was my normal and I was a very active person up until highschool started for me. The bullying took so much out of me that I just had a hard time enjoying learning. This developed a trend in my life of going out in the world to work or school then coming home and eating comfort food. I became obese and it was preventable but I lacked the knowledge to ask for help and to know what the problem was. The cost to solve that now is medical procedures and my cancers were not caused by my obesity they were caused by my body breaking down due to the lack of support I had to take care of myself. My ‘self’ was crying for help and I did not know how to solve it before it became a problem because our idea with health care did not know how to handle the fact that I was Unhappy. I spent years unhappy and when you are unhappy you fill your body up with advertized happy solution that are not focused on health but increasing money in someone elses pocket. Our quick solutions are not healthy but they could be if we were taught and could make them a desire, trend, and social benefit.
Sigh I guess this is what I am saying I don’t like being sick all the time and I want supportive health care.

Garden Dreams

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Yup it’s the last week in January and all I can think about having a real garden to plant in this year.  We are going to have drought conditions in most places and strange wildfires in California and Oregon currently.  There are other things trying to distract me like the Syrian conflict, shootings in the U.S., the Winter Olympics but with all of the problems out there I just want to grow something.  

I was asking my friend about her gardening plans and she let me know about another friend who was looking to split some seeds and order through the same company.  She also said that another person was wanting to do a Start exchange.  So of course I went crazy and created a spreadsheet in about an hour and copied and pasted planting and seeds for the right month and dreaming up this great network.

After taking a few bits to the grinding stone with the input of some folks my spreadsheet was done.  I think my crazy was a bit too much but I am just so excited about having a garden this year and not just pots.  My hope is that I can just get a few things to grow and that I can harvest a 3rd of what I can put in the ground.  

Good luck everyone and never let anyone tamp down your excited feelings about gardening if you do it will never grow.