Hi and welcome back. Hoping your Thursday is pleasant!
I wanted to share a bit with you in advance (I so wanted to wait, but . .). . . My cardiologist wants me to have a sleep study because I'm so tired all the time. He feels that, even though I work 48+ hours/week and am a single parent to an autistic child, I shouldn't be this tired and needing so much caffeine and sugar to keep going. . .
Imagine me not being dependent on coffee and Coca Cola!! Nice.
And, he also told me about sleep studies showing a cause for ADHD that can be resolved with a surgery!! That would be so exciting for Matt!!!
So, we are both scheduled for sleep studies this summer . .
The agency doing the sleep study has rooms set up like hotel rooms, so we will be spoiled . . comfy beds, TV, hot showers . . we will need to bring our own munchies, although I am thinking we will eat dinner out that night. . . and they will wake us at 5:00am (hmm, good luck waking Matt before 6:30am!!) And have us out of there by 6:00am . . . I am seeing an early leisurely breakfast, Right?!!???!
Then we await the results . ..
Surgery for Matt?
Cpap for me?
Definitely an adventure!!
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Hi and welcome back. Hoping your Thursday is pleasant!
This guy was relatively friendly . .
didn't run away
Side note . .
He requested I email copies to his family and friends!!
Such a little ham.
Now is the time to grab the kiddos,
Give everyone a bucket,
Then hit the trails!!
Raspberry jam and pie!!
I can tell you . . .
Our four (4) miles is wandering was powered by organic sweet sun ripened juicy black raspberries . . .
Don't miss out.
Would you be
As shocked as me . .
To hear local teens . . .
Hang out . . .
Down in . .
The Sewage Canal!!!
Yup . . .
I've seen them wading through . .
And . .
I seriously wonder . .
How their parents feel . .
About their teens soaked in sewage . . .
Running that outfit through
family washing machine?
Or that pair of new sneakers dripping sewage on the floor by the back door?
I am seriously grossed out!!
What about you??
This is a really pretty video. Last time I posted a video to blogger it only stayed up a very short time. I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this and that it doesn't get pulled down. Later there will be a photo posted of this same spot on the trail.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I walked 14,682 steps so far today!!
After work Matt and I walked . . .
All the way from . .
Legacy Paintball Park . ..
To . .
And. . . .
Stay tuned for pictures from our adventure!!
I heard this in a movie and googled it . .
Very very quiet . . .
Sometimes it is the only safe way to be . .
Sometimes being quiet gets one in more trouble than being loud and rude . .
Odd how life works like that . .
All for the good . .
Count it all blessings.
27th~ ~ 3 gifts found in church . . .
* relationship with Holy Spirit
28th~~ 3 gifts found in work . .
* satisfaction of job well done
* paid workout
* prayer time!!!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I walked 6,017 steps today.
Glad today is over . .
Going to create a timeline and a plan for the next 5 years.
Things absolutely have to change.
I'll share as I go along,
The reasons for the changes can only truly and safely be revealed once finished.
To those who are astute,
There in lies the reason for the changes.
Hey, folk! I've decided to add this feature periodically . . as a measure of comparison . . region-wise (this gadget is in Lockport, IL) for homesteaders and mobile homestead-wise for others having similar lifestyle choices.
This hangs on my living room wall . .
This first photo was taken last night . .
The second this morning . .
What is the temperature and humidity where you are?
Monday, June 27, 2016
Ah . .
There is something about a home cooked meal . .
And a meal prepared with love is even better!
Our supper is pork shish kabobs smothered in green beans, onions and potatoes then simmered in olive oil until tender . .
Pantry surprise cooked by my own personal chef, Matt, is such a blessing!
I am oh, so spoiled!!!
Sunday, June 26, 2016
# how far away are we from reverting back to the 1600's?
# how long would you survive after an EMP? Why?
# will the Zika virus depopulate the affected regions? How will governments intervene? Will they vaccinate (injecting more poisons?) or sterilize the population to prevent more handicapped births?
# where is your nearest river, creek or spring? What is the source of that water? What does the EPA site say about the cleanliness? What can your family do to impact the waterway nearest your home and your bug out location??
# why do so many worship on Sunday when God said that Saturday was to be our day of Sabbath?!!?
# the odd way true family is not necessarily defined by blood lines but by those who listen, respond and truly care . .
Yes, I'm back to working on this quilt top . . I am continuing where I left off (with a blip in time/blessings) . . and yet . . I am rethinking it all . .
Stay tuned as it progresses . .
Hi! Welcome back. With all that's been going on with the refugee resettlement problem, I wanted to share a website with you. This site is attempting to keep a current database of areas and problems associated with the resettled refugees. As this is becoming a bigger and bigger nightmare we all need to stay abreast of where they are being resettled, the changes to those communities and how quickly it is spreading to our communities.
On a side note I must say (this will ramble a bit so please be patient and hear me out) . . I have not always been opposed to refugees resettling in the US. In fact, I'm not opposed to all refugees resettling here. I am opposed to legal immigrants being refused based on logical criteria while illegal immigrants force themselves upon us. I am also opposed to so many U.S. citizens living in poverty, children homeless, insufficient funds to give a helping hand to a better life (not welfare/public aid, etc, but training, etc), bare minimum medical care . . meanwhile there's an unlimited amount of money available to any who sneak in!!
And, while here, laws are being changed to accommodate the immigrants' belief system?!!?
Maybe I'm biased. . . I work 48+ hours/week and am loosing my home . . my son has lost his social security . . . the school system was uncooperative so now I home school . . I am learning to live an alternative lifestyle to keep my autistic son happy and with some sort of place out of the weather . . . I am paying taxes into a system that considers me refuge . .
All while my tax dollars provide a nice lifestyle for the refugees.
I am baffled, hurt, angry . .
And, I wonder, will this new group of refugees work the system the way another longtime group does, starting their own economic system outside ours, working illegally (taking jobs we needs), and still collecting food stamps (Link, SNAP), WIC and cash assistance . . .?
Meanwhile . . here I sit praying my household will be ok . . trying to learn new ways to live on less money, looking for places we can live cheaply/free . . .
What has happened to our country?
Check out her website . .
You need to know!!