Friday, July 21, 2017

Gang Buster of a Day

Oy my days have been nuts.    I am exhausted all of the time because my husband and I changed the sides of the bed, THE dog, not the husband  doesn't like the change. So now I cant seem to sleep. I spend the lunch time talking a nap and waking about around dinner. Ugh. 

It's all his fault!

We moved the bed close to the bathroom door due to the chronic pain I have especially in the mornings. The pain is so great that even my husband has to come to help me. Honestly, There is no help that he can give.  We even went to the store and bought a 4 prong walking aid. 

Just the other day I had to have an interview with my lawyer about my upcoming disability case  and  did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling. In fact, it was rather a downer. She seemed to be telling me that "sorry", better luck next time. 

It's only been 6 years.

 After suffering through arthritis, spondylisis, spondylitheisis(2 different types of curvature of the spine), congenital hip, and lupus and you're telling me that I have no chance? Why am I paying you? Hrumph

My hearing is on Aug. 1 and I am trying not to focus on it because that would lead into negative emotions due to the lawyer.
On the way home from the lawyer, we lost the brakes on the car and upon arriving home, the husband noticed a flat tire. A very flat tire. Yes, good times. 

I had to laugh though, because my brother in law came by and announced that we need to get rid of the van(I agree) and our old war horse pickup, which has always been the only thing that keeps running. (Its ugly but it works.) 

The BIL is married to my husband's sister, does not work and pretty lives off her money.The both of them never come to see us or call  and have no clue about both me and my huband's health issues our regular lack of food in the house with 2 special needs daughters in the house... Nor do I think they really care. So when they make statements like that, knowing we live way below the poverty line; well, I think I have the right to to laugh sarcastically. 

So yet another gang buster of a day. And how are you?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Daybook and changing

                                    The clock says.....9:38 am.

                                     Looking out my window....
          A very quiet morning; no traffic after last night's rain storm

                                 In my cup.....berry herbal tea.
                                  I am thinking.....
                                  I am thankful for.....
My two little witches...well they are not little anymore but one is always striving to make me laugh while her sister never fails to put me the in "WTH/what did she just say??" category. Sometimes it's hard but I love them both. 

One of my favorite things......going ghost hunting. I used to be a paranormal investigator under the name of 'Mother Ghost' and I loved, loved,loved it. Some people don't believe in it but I always had a whale of a time!

I am wearing....does it really matter?

I am creating....

1) working on an embroidery piece using my daughter's old jeans 2)concocting something using sulfur....shhhhh😜
The Last Movie I saw.....
a murder mystery show on Hallmark.(dont watch much since prices got so high.
I am reading.....Preparing for Life by Dr. Jed Baker(a book preparing adult autistics for the 'real world).

Book Trailer, book releases July 7th.

I am listening to.....6 oclock news by John Prine
In the garden.....I have half a dozen herbs, flowers and lots of tomatoes that are not done yet.

I am hoping.....that my kitchen concoction pans out  

A moment from my with my 'partner in crime'

I am stop worrying and to do something about it. (whatever the 'what' is).

In the kitchen...tomatoes, potatoes and beans for dinner

In the board room....


A shared quote.......

A few plans for the rest of the week......

Making a few new recipes in the kitchen, planning a trip to Vernon College to check out registration for the youngest, regular trip to the wound center to have the old man's wound checked(should be getting nearly healed.

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's Offcial, I'm, disabled

Alright, I KNOW I am disabled, but I really never felt that way on a regular basis.Occasionally I felt like I could return to work but a walk through Walmart would kill that. But the last few days have really convinced me.

Inspisred by a friend who is moving, both my husband and I decided to begin to fix up the  kitchen. After a few hours of just moving furniture, the pain was excruciating and left me incapacitated for quite a while.

It's a rude awakening, age is.

Time to lose the weight

I've been on a health kick for a while. Not really a diet but a time to be healthy. However, for my husband it's a different story. With no help from our doctor, we have discovered that he most, likely has COPD to go along with his diabetes and heart issues. Also, through watching documentaries and health articles, Concerning carcinogens in chicken, red meat and processed foods).  We are now off the bad meats and opiates like milk, onto true proteins (and no,boys and girls,you don't have to have meat for proteins), and having summer meals which don't require heating up a kitchen which is a real thing in Texas. The youngest and I live on a large variety of smoothies and juicing while the oldest feats on fruit and salads. I think the husband and I just tired of doctors who refuses to treat his illness but wants to treat their pocket book. He is on more and more drugs, 22 in total.

 Since I was bored with the same old thing; I've decided to give it new twist


Take a picture of what is right outside your back door.

What is your favorite movie and tell why
One of my favorites is 'Yours, Mine and Ours' with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. I always wanted to be in a large family.

What is one of your favorite book characters(present or childhood)

Robin of Winnie the Pooh. I once had the original books where Robin had a larger role and I loved his normalacy vs Pooh's whimsy.

What am I watching

I am creating......embroidery on daughters jeans

If I had one wish, it would be.....
 for my entire family to be healthy
Board room

Head Scarves
 Post Script

for those interested in the What The Health film
 Closing Notes

I am now working on a plant based diet due information on What The Health.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

A bit of fan and what not

A friend put this up and  being an herbalist and  amateur astrologist,  I can never resist these things :)

  When times get tough,do you fight? Or take flight?

It is always fight but conscientious fight. I am like a person playing chess and consider my next move before actually moving.

2. Is there a certain color you connect with?

Oh yes! Blue and not  any kind of blue but ocean blue. I am Pisces and my sign is supposed to be attracted to water.  And I am truly that. I also believe that is why I detest land locked areas as a residence.

3. What is your Sun, Moon, Rising sign?
My moon is Sagittarius. My rising sign is Aries

4.Never to have moved to Bowie Tex. ....EVER (but that will soon be remedied).

5. Are you passing down your knowledge to the next generation? If so, in what way?
Yes; by book and by story quilt..

6. Ancestor connections? Who's coming through?

Family members awaiting for my brother.

8. I have not done anything like that in a very long time.

9. Do you feel there is only one type of meditation?

10. With 3 girls with thier own gifts? No way.

11. What is your favorite flower? Why? 
The red rose.
                                         This color rose means passion which is appropriate.  My mother raised all of her life(Her name was actually Rose) and I always loved the aroma. It brings good memories.

12.. Have you tried a new form of divination this year?

13. What is your favorite way to connect to the elements?

being near water

13.. Tea or Coffee?

 Herbal tea

14.Do you come from a witchy family?

 .I refuse on the grounds that it might incriminate me :)

15.  Do you feel bloodline is important or does it matter?
 No.Majority of my family is dead.and no, I do not believe in Harry Potter-esque bloodlines in any thing.

16 . List 3 of your favorite Youtube channels.Effy Wild
Racheal Maddow,  and Craft in America.
  17.  Your favorite witchy book
  I dont need any because I find the majority bogus.

18 An herb you haven't worked with yet.
As an herbalist, I am intrigued with the history of angelica

19. What are your goals for next year? 
moving to south east Texas and getting my youngest daughter finished with college.

I got these from Caffeine Fueled  Magick blog who got them from a You Tube channel she listens to.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It's Here!

Finally, after FIVE years, I have received the news that I have been waiting on.

I finally received my court date for my disability review.  I had come very close to giving up. Five years is a long time to wait; five years of no income, fighting food stamps and not being able to have a doctor check my multiple medical issues due to no insurance. I knew it would take a while but not this long After all my disabilities I have had since childhood.

Here is my merry list:
spinal spondylosis
Congenital hip 

Our initial plans were to move back to my home town in South east Texas due to Huntsville's very good medical program for those in financial need. In other free medical care. Our college aged daughter desperately wanted to go as well. 

Well, not so fast kee mo sa bee.

My youngest is now enrolled in college that will find her a job upon graduation. Since good schools like the one we finally got her into are few and far between. She will only have about half a year and she will have her Associate's degree. So the husband and I decided to be patient and sit tight. 

However my husband's-controlling  sister is not thrilled with us leaving and is working hard to manipulate both daughters and the hubby. He is very influenced by sis but not so much the girls. Thank goodness. My youngest
(aged 22) won't take her calls as she knows what her aunt is doing.  She has even met her at the door with the words 'we are moving and leave us alone. I suppose it doesnt help that Auntie has ignored both girls for most of their 20+years.

 My sister in lawis known for her 'What she wants she gets' attittude' and has thrown us under the train multiple times. I think they are just a tad fed up.

On one side, it angers me that she would attempt to manipulate once again even to the point her own niece is stepping.On the other hand, I find it amusing that her own niece is stepping up! Either or it is going to be an interesting year.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day Book April 25,2017

For Today

The Simple Woman's Daybook is hosted by Peggy.  Click here for the link to join in.
                               For Today April 25, 2017

Looking out my window

typical Spring day;warm,sunny with slight breeze.
I am thinking

that I'm really tired of being disabled; this is now my mode of transportation
( but the wolf carving is cute)

I am thankful
That my youngest finally got into a college so she could major in Computer Technology. You would be amazed at how many only teach Computer Science. 

 One of my favorite things
My wonderful husband bought me entire set of copper cook ware due to not being able to stand for long periods. I love it.   I am creating
colorful wooden windchimes

I am reading
 The Lightworker's Way by Doreen Virtue

I am hoping
that my disability will come in soon

I am learning
different methods in visualization

In my kitchen 

When you are retired, one has the habit of eating lighter

Board room

Post Script

Shared Quote
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A moment from my day

1. made breakfast 2. Laundry.3. sketch embroidery designs,work on embroidery designs,4. take nap, 5. repeat 4

I know, exciting, right?
I thought so. :)

 Closing Notes:
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Day Book4/11

Day book

For Today

Tuesday, April, 9:15pm

This has been a busy week as I suppose every person of faith is at this time. Ours happened to collide my two autistic daughters' Special Needs baseball. Fortunately it didn't rain, which is a first here in North Texas. This was followed by their baseball organization's monthly 'movie' night, which was Moana. And from an adult's perspective, it was actually pretty good. The adult parents were laughing as much as the adult 'kids'. 

Between baseball and monthly parties, Special Olympics and Special Needs rodeos and all of them about an hour or two away, it's gets exhausting for us 'oldsters (as were called by a 19 your old coach who was meaning and probably still have her baby teeth).

As demeaning as it was, she was right. The husband and I are  of the Baby Boomer Generation which is not good since our generation is moving up rapidly on the 'in need' scale just like our children. 
 Scary thought. was a day of baking!

 We must have pretty colors!

This is 2014 so you see, it is a family tradition. :)

Looking out my window

beautiful sunny day with a little breeze

I am thinking
that it is time to begin getting rid of stuff. 

I am thankful

that today was one of my 'good' days(pertaining to my back aka denigrative back issue


One of my favorite things

My kindle paperwhite. 
I adore being able to read in the car or in bed (while watches the same John Wayne movie for the 11,000000 time)

I am creating

It's amazing what you can do with thread! Now How many pets do YOU have :)

I am wearing
denim skirt with pink tunic

I am reading
an Amanda Lee Mystery

I am watching
Hallmark's Evidence A Fixer Upper) Mystery

I am hoping
to have a better day tomorrow
I am learning
listen to the Holy spirit instead of doing it myself
In my kitchen
it still smells of sugar cookies and homemade frosting

Board room

embroidered mandala from Red Thread Studio

Gang Buster of a Day

Oy my days have been nuts.    I am exhausted all of the time because my husband and I changed the sides of the bed, THE dog, not the husband...