Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sleep Study?

       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!!


"I'm thinking of things that begin with the letter . ." N

Ninny
Nest
    Net
     Nine
      Nellie
       Nash
        Noon
      Noisy
    News
  Nantucket
Noodles
Narrate
   Noose
     Nancy
        Nails
          Nasty
            Nashville
               Nap
                 Netherlands
                   Note
                     None
                       Napster
                         Nifty
                      Norse
                   Natalie
                Naperville
             New
           Nick
         Noxious
       Nullify
     Night
   Naughty
     Nightmare
       Nestled
        Negligible
      Nab
    Nadine
     Nicodemus
       Nautilus
        Neck
          Nippy
            Null
              Nile
               Nineteen
                 Name
                   Noel
                     Nubian
                       Narcolepsy
                          Notebook
                             Nope
                                NAFTA
                                  Navy
                                 Northern
                               Nordic


Illinois and Michigan Sanitary Canal


Antique Lock on Illinois and Michigan Canal


Gaylord Donnely Trail

A quiet spot . . .
For a fort?
   To read a fairytale?
        To put up a small tent?


Matthew Joyce as Obi-Wan Kenobi


Ginkgo Tree??


Kool Trees


My Pedometer App vs Bookkeeping

I walked 710 steps so far today . .
Going to have to hike again tonight to get my steps in . . 

Friends You Meet When Hiking . .

This guy was relatively friendly . .
  ie:
    didn't attack
      didn't run away 

  Side note . .
     He requested I email copies to his family and friends!!
      Such a little ham.


Wild Roses

Hiking the Gaylord Donnely Trail along the I&M Sanitary Canal . .


Raspberries are Ripe!!

Hey, folks!
Now is the time to grab the kiddos,
Give everyone a bucket,
   Then hit the trails!!
Imagine fresh
     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.
               


Wildflowers on Gaylord Donnely Trail


Day 181/366


I&M Sanitary Canal as a Swimming Hole??!

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??


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

150% on Today's Step Count!!

I walked 14,805 steps . .
That's soooo close to 150% of my goal!!
And still wide awake and wired for sound!!
When the world stinks,
  Go to the trees . .
     Prayer amongst the trees helps!!

Antique Lock on Illinois and Michigan Sanitary Canal

video

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.
Enjoy!!

Joy Dare ~ June 29, 2016



A gift at 8am, 12pm, 8pm . . .

~8am ~> sweet, sleepy Matt

~12pm~> kind words (many thanks to both of you)

~8pm~> hiking with Matt (family time rocks!!)


A Spontaneous Four Mile Hike!!

I walked 14,682 steps so far today!!
    So psyched!!
After work Matt and I walked . . .
    All the way from . .
  Legacy Paintball Park  . ..
       To . .
           Joliet Ironworks
                   And. . . .
                        Back!!

Stay tuned for pictures from our adventure!!

Progress~ more than 50%

I walked 5,069 steps so far . .
  Despite doing bookkeeping . .

1/5 of Goal Done!!

I walked 2,260 steps so far today . .
WooHoo!!
With six (6) more hours of work . .
   And things to do later . ..
I'll easily make my goal  . . .

Ah, Shangri-la


My Paid Workout Program!! WooHoo!!!

I walked 741 steps so far today . .
I'm cleaning again so hoping/ seriously trying to hit 10,000+ steps by the time I fall over onto my bed!!
Here goes. . . !!

My Weather Station, Lockport, IL

64*F
86% humidity


Is it Really Morning??

I walked 46 steps. .
Down the hall to hit button on coffee maker . .
Now . . ?
Under covers in denial!!
Waiting for coffee to brew . .  . .  . . .

"I'm thinking of things that begin with the letter . ." M

Mario
  Munchies
     Madness
         Maria
            Manic
          Montrose
         Monrovia
        Malaria
       Malaise
        Mumps
         Mugshot
          Mulligan
           Malicious
          Maddening
        Marple
       Maze
      Make
     Melt
    Magnificent
   Maleficent
  Margarine
Migratory
Mucus
Mississippi
   Mishap
     Malady
      Mime
       Misery
         Miserly
           Mission
             Mink
               Misfit
             Manger
            Map
          Mosquito
        Mourn
       Mistletoe
     Max
    Manger
   Murder
    May
     Maxi
       Minister
          Mason
            Milk
              Missing
                Morning
                   Mustard
                       Mylar
                            Military
                              Master
                             Marble
                           Multitude
                          Million
                        Minx
                      Mascaraed
                    Mellon
                  Midland
               Mossy
            Mud
          Mysterious


"Silent as the Grave"

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.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Joy Dare ~ June 28, 2016

27th~ ~ 3 gifts found in church . . .

* fellowship
* relationship with Holy Spirit
* lessons 

28th~~ 3 gifts found in work  . .

* satisfaction of job well done
* paid workout
* prayer time!!!


My Pedometer App..

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,
But,
The reasons for the changes can only truly and safely be revealed once finished.
And,
To those who are astute,
There in lies the reason for the changes.

Western Avenue Greenway, Joliet, IL


300 N. Pine Street, Joliet, IL 60435


My Paid Workout Program!!

I walked 134,289 steps so far this month!!
57.22 miles!!!!

Temperature and Humidity

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

Joy Dare ~ June 26, 2016

A gift worn, white, whispered . .

• hugs

• soul

• "love you"


"I'm thinking of things that begin with the letter . ." L

Lorraine
Lunch
    Love
      Lucky
        Lost
         Lonely
       Lion
     Lester
   Last
List
Less
Loose
  Leer
    Lionel
       Lanky
         Lane
            Lacey
               Loretta
                  Lumber
                    Lorenzo
                        Lastly
                            Lollipop
                                Lakota
                                     Larceny
                                   Lecherous
                                 Lancelot
                            Lake
                         Lurch
                      Logical
                   Lieutenant
                Lieu
              Lancaster
               Lancashire
                 Larkspur
                   Lop
                      Lynch
                          Loop
                              Lollygagging
                             Listerine
                           Lousy
                        Lap
                     Latitude
                  Layout
              Long
            Length
          Line
           London
             Limburger
                Luscious
                   Lyme


Seasoned Pork Chop Shish kabob a la Matt

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!!!


My Paid Workout Program!!

I walked 368 steps so far this morning . .
A day of deep scrubbing apartments is ahead of me so . . .
Maybe I'll be near my goal . .
We shall see . . .

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Home


Cloudscaping over Joliet, IL


Laundry at the Blue Kangaroo


Pondering

# 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 . .


My Hope Quilt . .

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 . .


Refugee Resettlement Watch

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!!

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/

Joy Dare June 25, 2016

3 gifts hard giving thanks for . . .

* manual labor in the heat . .

* bills . . .

* paperwork to be rid of house  . . .


"I'm thinking of things that begin with the letter . ." K

               Kiss
             Kitchen
           Kissinger
         Kite
       Kill
    Kilpatrick
Katherine
Ketch
Kids
   Kool
     Keep
       Kahlua
         Kiev
           Kosovo
               Kung
                 King
               Kong
            Karen
         Katy
       Kept
      Kin
       Koi
         Know
             Knap
                Knit
                  Kneed
                    Kneel
                  Knew
               Knots


Pineapple Sage and a Comfy Bench


Cloudscaping over Joliet, IL


There was an error in this gadget
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...