Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016

10am
Well, in November, I made sure to post every day. In December ... not so much! But, since this is the last day of the month ... and, the year ... guess I'll post ...
It's been an interesting month.
For the first time in my life, I've had someone who's not related living with us. It has really helped out, but ... I don't think she wants to stay.
I finally got the bathroom cabinet doors re-hung this past week, with the new hardware. Need to do some paint touch-ups, but it looks good. I hope to get the new faucet put in next week.
This past year, I've done a few things that I thought I'd never do or have a chance to do. I volunteered with a local horse rehabilitation and therapeutic riding group and hope to continue in the future. I participated in a non-violent protest with other water protectors at a local #NoDAPL rally. I've gotten more active online in trying to inform people about certain causes that I really believe in (protecting the environment, vaccine education, puppy mill awareness, wild horse protection, eating real food, equality, etc.) and will continue to do that daily. 
This coming year, I have hopes to get more done on the house. But, I really don't think that I am going to meet my goal of getting it in good enough shape to sell by Spring, 2018, so I can move to Washington. But, we shall see.
Online, I plan to cut back on FaceBook and get back to Twitter. I've already started dropping a bunch of the groups/likes/follows I've been following. By the end of the month, I should be done with that and pared down to just my friends and the few groups we are in together, or that I own/mod. I'll still be posting, of course, but not bogged down with all the other stuff that really does not interest me as much ... and, I plan to sell more on eBay and Craigslist. I really HAVE to cut back on all the stuff cluttering my life.
And, sewing. I have so much sewing to do!!! I had so many gifts laid out to do, but never got them done. So, they may be birthday gifts in the coming year, instead. I really need to start posting on my QuinGem's Quirky Qurafts blog when I make things ... my big goal is to replicate the star quilts that were made for my dad in the '30s. I just have to find the background material that may not be made any more. It's going to be a hard find ...
I want to cook more and may start posting on my QuinGem's Quisine blog, again. I kind of miss doing the step-by-step pictures, too.
I hope to read more books/ebooks and listen to more audiobooks/podcasts. I had got away from them part of the year due to computer issues, but catching up again. It gets me away from the crappy news and other online distractions. I'm currently listening to the Scumble River Mysteries by Denise Swanson. Today, I'm starting on Murder of a Pink Elephant. And, I'm back to reading with my eReader a story I started over a month ago! I lost the power cord to the eReader and couldn't re-charge it! Finally found another and will be reading a chapter a day, while riding my exercycle. The book I am currently reading is Murder on the Silk Road (The Charlotte Graham Mysteries) by Stefanie Matteson.
We've been watching some Agatha Christie mysteries and have more to watch as our dinner 'movie'. We just finished the Miss Marple series and have started on Agatha Christie's Poirot. Love these stories and read all the books as a kid. These are fairly well done, I think! We watch one episode each night. Tonight will be Murder in the Mews.
I really hope to get my sales going online again this year. I really need the money I used to make selling my graphics on various things in my online shop and also through affiliate linking. I have slacked off so badly with promoting them the past few years. I need to go through my shops and delete the non-selling images and really push the ones that used to make me money. And, add some new ones!!
I have set up a daily project calendar with reminders to do something for 15 minutes a day (the FlyLady Way!!) so that I will get more things done that need doing! Today, I'm helping my mom re-plant some strawberry plants that the roomie gave us. We're putting them in an old wooden crate that was my grandfather's.
And, speaking of FlyLady, I'm going to try to stick with her daily projects more in 2017. I was really hit-and-miss this year ... I still continue to do some of her basic stuff every day, that has become habit since I started following her about 7 years or so ago. It really helps!

Today's to-do list:
100 jumps on the trampoline - done
Re-plant strawberries - done
Hang quarter saver - done
Sort pennies - done
Declutter bedside table - done
Set out new faucet set - done
Read one chapter while on exercycle - done (32.34 minutes/394 calories burned/8.2 miles)
10 counter push-ups - done

Last month, I tried to track the things I consumed/ate/drank to remind myself of some of the things that cause me health issues. It just clarified to me that certain foods do cause me inflammation/pain/intestinal upset ... so, I need to get back to being strict with myself in the new year. I've found that my worst problems are still with anything corn-based, wheat-based, or with too much sugar. They really cause me pain in my joints and guts, which is all inflammation of a sort. I'm having the worst problems with my bad shoulder, bad ankle and mainly my lower back. All are from old injuries. My migraines have been very few and far between, though. So, that is a big plus. And, my breathing issues are very mild these days. Allergies are almost non-existent.

I've found that I must continue to supplement with Vit. D, high-dose Vit. C (as pure ascorbic acid), niacinamide, colloidal silver (homemade), magnesium (via Epsom salts, 'oil' and capsule) and a few other things. They are so important and really hard to get naturally (through food or other means.)

2:45pm
Got a reminder about jury duty the other day ... I got one in October and forgot about it! I moved my office back into my bedroom last month. I just looked through some papers on my other desk and found the original summons! Ugh. So, I sent an email to re-schedule. I don't want to do it, but they seem to have gotten stricter since they moved into the new courthouse ...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Clean bird cages - done
vacuum - done
Groom Gypsy - done

What did I consume today:

6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil 
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
2 T. GT's Sharing Gratitude Organic and Raw Kombucha
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir 
2 T. goat milk
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt
¼ ml. boric acid solution
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
1 capsule Niacinamide
12 oz. water 

¼ cup pecans/dried cranberries
5 sprays +CBD oil 
2 chicken legs
½ sweet potato with lots of butter
2 green olives
12 oz. raw milk
hot chocolate (12 oz. raw milk, 1 t. pure maple syrup, 1 smidgeon Diatomaceous Earth, 1 t. Dagoba Organic Authentic Drinking Chocolate)
2 sprays +CBD oil
¼ cup pecans/cashews
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe


1:15pm
Great. My mom is acting up again, just because there is a new audience ...



2:30pm
Well, I pulled all the tape off from where I caulked the sink and mirror the other day ... and, the damn tape pulled some of the caulk off ... so ... touch-ups need to happen ... :/ But, not today ...


7:30pm
Work tomorrow. Boo.

Tonight's dinner movie - Road to Utopia
Tonight's audiobook - Chance of a Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery)

Quote of the day:
-- Dragonfly at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara, California --
Colors are the smiles of nature.

~ Leigh Hunt

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Move Teresa's plants to the deck - done
Move Teresa in - done

What did I consume today:

6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil 
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
¼ ml. boric acid solution
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
2 T. GT's Sharing Gratitude Organic and Raw Kombucha
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir 
2 T. goat milk
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt 
chocolate 'pudding' (2 T. sweet potato butter, 1 T. chopped pecans, 2 T. SunSpire Organic Fair Trade 65% Cacao Bittersweet Baking Chips)
5 sprays +CBD oil
1 capsule Niacinamide
12 oz. water
2 fried eggs
2 slices chipotle/garlic spiced bacon
1 slice levain sourdough bread with lots of raw butter
12 oz. raw milk
hot chocolate (12 oz. raw milk, 1 t. pure maple syrup, 1 t. Dagoba Organic Authentic Drinking Chocolate)
½ cup pecans/dried cranberries 
2 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe

1pm
Moving Teresa and the rest of her things in. :)

2:30pm
Whew. Wore out! But, it's done! 

4:30pm
Had to change a doorknob to a door I never use, as Teresa needed access to the wardrobe in my room (my bedroom has two doors ...) Have some things to take out to the shed tomorrow (dog crates and bicycle dog cart.) that I had blocking that door.

Tonight's dinner movie - Road to Morocco
Tonight's audiobook - Chance of a Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery)

Quote of the day:  
"Listen to all the teachers in the woods. Watch the trees, the animals, and all living things - you'll learn more from them than from books."  
-- Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE
 

Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Work - done

What did I consume today:
 
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
¼ ml. boric acid solution
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil
Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
2 T. GT's Sharing Gratitude Organic and Raw Kombucha
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir 
2 T. goat milk
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt 
2 hard-boiled eggs
5 sprays +CBD oil
1 capsule Niacinamide
12 oz. water
2 chicken thighs
sliced tomatoes with kefir cream cheese
12 oz. raw milk
hot chocolate (12 oz. raw milk, 1 t. pure maple syrup, 1 t. Dagoba Organic Authentic Drinking Chocolate)
2 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe

11:30am
I got up an hour late this morning! But, I was only gone for work for about 2 hours. :)
It's still raining today.



2:30pm
The rain has stopped, and the damn wind has started ... and, it's damn cold!

Last night's dinner movie (forgot to add it last night ...): Road to Singapore 

Tonight's dinner movie - Road to Zanzibar 

Tonight's audiobook - A Wild Ghost Chase (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery) 
Quote of the day:  
"Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts."     
-- Don Talayesva, HOPI

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 27, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Clean rabbit cages - done
Clear out drawers/cabinet for Teresa to use - done
Vacuum - done
Move old metal cabinet - done

What did I consume today:
 
6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
¼ ml. boric acid solution
2 T. GT's Synergy Organic and Raw Kombucha Trilogy
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir 
2 T. goat milk
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt 
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
5 sprays +CBD oil
1 capsule Niacinamide
12 oz. water
4 oat crackers
1 slice pepper jack cheese 
30 drops white willow bark tincture in 8 oz. water
12 oz. water
scrambled eggs with pork cubes and spinach
12 oz. raw milk
2 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
hot chocolate (12 oz. raw milk, 1 t. pure maple syrup, 1 t. Dagoba Organic Authentic Drinking Chocolate)
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe


2:30pm
Started moving some of Teresa's things over. Will move the rest tomorrow after I get home from work, and she will move in.


4:30pm
My chickens are laying down on the job! No eggs today. I think this cold weather and shorter daylight hours is finally getting to them ...



9pm
It was a beautiful, sunny day. Now, we have lovely rain! Yay!

Tonight's audiobook - Old Haunts (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery) 
Quote of the day:
"Keep your life simple because the more you get, the more complicated it becomes."
-- Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 26, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Make colloidal silver - done

Touch up paint around sink and medicine cabinet - done
Caulk around sink and medicine cabinet - done
Make dog food - done

What did I consume today:
 
6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
¼ ml. boric acid solution
2 T. GT's Synergy Organic and Raw Kombucha Trilogy
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir 
2 T. goat milk
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt 
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
5 sprays +CBD oil 
Sandwich (2 slices levain sourdough bread, 4 T. sweet potato butter, 1 T. chopped pecans)  
1 capsule Niacinamide
12 oz. water
Grilled cheese sandwich (2 slices levain sourdough bread, butter, tomato slice, pepper jack cheese)
¼ cup Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt 
12 oz. raw milk
2 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe

3:30pm
Well, looks like we might have a roommate soon. My friend, Teresa, needs a place to stay. So, if she doesn't find a place by Tuesday, I told her to knock on the door. Right now, she lives 2 doors down from me and that has not been working out well ... We'll see what happens.

I got the caulking done around the sink and medicine cabinet. I'm going to let it 'cure' for a couple of days before I pull off all the masking tape.

6pm
Looks like Teresa will be moving in on Monday.  

Quote of the day:
-- Oso Flaco Lake, Guadalupe, California --
Life is more fun if you play games.

~ Roald Dahl

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Recycle cardboard/paper - done
Drop off donations - done
Post office - done
Make colloidal silver - done


What did I consume today:
 
6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
¼ ml. boric acid solution
2 T. GT's Synergy Organic and Raw Kombucha Trilogy
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir 
2 T. goat milk
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt  
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
5 sprays +CBD oil 
Sandwich (2 slices levain sourdough bread, 4 T. sweet potato butter, 1 T. chopped pecans) 
1 capsule Niacinamide
12 oz. water
1 chicken thigh
1 cup homemade dressing
½ cup homemade cranberry sauce
12 oz. raw milk
2 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe


3pm
Well, I didn't plan on buying anything today, but I needed a new piece of silver ribbon wire to make colloidal silver! Oh, well.

Tonight's dinner movie - Dance With Me, Henry
 
Quote of the day:
-- Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, Massachusetts --
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

~ William Faulkner

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

To-do list:

100 jumps on trampoline - done
10 counter push-ups - done
Make whipped cream - done
Make sweet potato butter - done

What did I consume today:
 
6 oz. water (with 4 drops iodine with kelp)
1 ml. B-Complex
2 ml. Vitamin D3
1 capsule Niacinamide 
1 capsule Cod Liver Oil 
1 capsule oregano oil
1 chunk Crystalized Ginger
1 T. Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil
½ t. golden paste (FrontierTurmeric Root Ground/Dr. Bronner's Virgin Coconut Oil/black pepper/Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon)
¼ ml. boric acid solution
2 T. GT's Synergy Organic and Raw Kombucha Trilogy
2 T. Wallaby Organic Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir
2 T. Brown Cow Cream Top Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt  
IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint
Colloidal silver - 1 spray in each nostril
5 sprays +CBD oil

Vitamin C water (1 t. Ascorbic Acid Powder, ½ t. baking soda, 12 oz. water)
Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm
1 hard-boiled egg 
1 capsule Niacinamide 
5 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water
1 turkey thigh
½ cup cranberry sauce
apple tart topped with whipped cream
½ cup dressing (wild rice, cubed levain sourdough bread, dried cranberries, chopped pecans)
12 oz. raw milk
2 sprays +CBD oil
12 oz. water 
1 capsule Niacinamide
Hot Hemp Muscle Rub, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe
15 sprays Magnesium Oil, and DMSO Roll On with Aloe

9:45am
I woke up almost an hour late this morning. Feels like that is the way this day will go ...

1:30pm
I have everything ready for dinner, which I'll start in a couple of hours. Turkey thighs, dressing, apple tarts with whipped cream, cranberry sauce.

Tonight's dinner movie - Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Tonight's audiobook - An Uninvited Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery)

Quote of the day:
-- Cannon River Watershed, southeastern Minnesota --

This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

~ Chief Seattle