Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday This and That


Good morning everyone. Going up to the upper 80's today. No problem. I've no place to go. Just going to hang out under the AC. Going to start packing away some summer clothes I know definitely I will not wear this year, and dig out a bag of long sleeve tops. Usually put a few in the laundry each week. Fall will be here before we know it, and I always pride myself on being ready for that season change.


These grapes are so awesome. They look and smell like cotton candy. Never saw them before. Probably won't see them again either. Ate half that bag  yesterday. I've never tasted grapes so good. Don't want any of them to go bad and go to waste so I've been doing a number on them. Yeah, I know. Rationalizing. 

 52 pounds gone and 20 more to go.  Weight Watchers works.  You just have to stick with it.
 
Also have a project to work on for my Healing with Enzymes course today. 1. Take enzyme deficiency test. 2. write an overview of my test results. 3. develop a self-healing treatment plan including diet, exercise, and enzyme supplements. Not difficult but stretching it out to three pages is. All in all, though, I have enjoyed this course and learned so much.
 
Got to church early yesterday and took some pics.  All along the sides are statues of Mary from all over the world.  This is definitely her church.



 
Have a good one.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Roundup



"We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost." 
 
Henry Rollins


Good morning everyone. Looks like we're in for a hot and humid Friday. Heading out early this morning to do my monthly banking and then have to stop at the library to print something. Love that I can sit here in my home and send stuff to be printed. Technology is awesome, isn't it?

Hard to believe this is the last weekend of August.  Didn't have much of a summer this year.  Didn't sign up for the summer semester even though there were courses I wanted to take because I knew I was having this dental work.  Then, there was the recuperation time when I couldn't keep the dentures in for over an hour before the pain.  And then, when I started to feel a bit better, the heat and humidity were too much to do anything. 

Had the best tasting ribs in my life.  On Thursday we always order out at a Spanish restaurant, and for months now I have been have soup. Last night nubby asked , "Aren't you tired of that yet? Why don't you try something else?"  Yes, I am tired of it, and I am able to chew soft foods now so I told him to check out the ribs. They usually make them very soft and chewable. Along with some rice and beans, it was a meal worth waiting for. So happy to be on the mend. Not up to steak and pork chops, salads, and anything else crunchy yet, but no more blender.  And food has never tasted so good.

Fell out before 10 pm last night. It's been a rough sleeping week and my body said enough is enough. Left Bluebloods and AC on and went to lie down for 5 minutes because I could not seem to get comfortable and next thing I woke up at 2 am for a bathroom run and television and AC were still on. 


Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tis the Last Rose of Summer

While walking to the park I spotted her, one lone rose.  Her beauty caught my eye, causing me to stop and take notice.  She is alone now, all of her friends have given way to the weather.  She stands there, holding onto her loveliness for as long as she can.  She is a gentle reminder that Autumn will soon be here. 



Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone:
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o'er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love's shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie wither'd,
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone? 



Well, I'm off to Weight Watchers for my weigh in.  Have a good one.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An Awesome Day at the Park

 To dispel life's daily deal of the daily grind, with a friend, Owls Head Park is a premier park in Brooklyn which allows visitors to overlook New York Harbor along Belt Parkway.  Children playing on the playground where the laughter and joyous cries resonate a innocent youth for what fate awaits their life.  Owls Head Park is also equipped with a dog run, skateboard and bike lanes.

There are many nice walking trails within.  The layout fends this park an illusion of great space with lots of greenery.

Good morning everyone. Looks to be a simply gorgeous day here in Brooklyn, but I don't have any plans.  Still going batty with this bone splinter.  The dentist and filed down my denture and sometimes it feels good, other times it hurts like heck.  Sometimes it feels as if it has busted through the skin, but not yet.  And then I wonder, how big is it? 

Went to the park yesterday for the first time in awhile, and it was so quiet and serene.  We all need that sense of peace once in awhile. Didn't climb to my favorite spot on the hill, though.. Water pill was working overtime so I stayed close to the rest rooms.  Snapped a few pics I'd like to share.





 If you enlarge, you will see a little old man in white running across the way.  This man is always there and puts me to shame.  He runs and runs and runs.  Sometimes he looks like he is about to pass out but he just stops a minute and then keeps going.  I was too far away to get a good picture, and he didn't come to my side today.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday This and That

That's the thing about pain.... It demands to be felt. 
 John Green 

Took a nice slow walk to church yesterday morning.

Good morning everyone.  Well, after a good rain the humidity has finally broken....at least for a few days.  Time to throw open the windows and air the house out. Wish I had something to do, but I am planning on a trip to the park tomorrow...which looks like even a nicer day.  

My teeth are improving.    I had my salad last night for dinner. It tasted yummy, but it hurt to chew it. Guess I tried to rush things. The dentist did say 4 to 8 weeks of healing. It's that darn bone that sticks out.  From what I understand this bone issue happens frequently. It stems from the bone between teeth. It shatters when teeth are extracted and the body feels they are a foreign object so works to rid itself of them. I did have it happen before, but I wasn't trying to cover it with a denture so it didn't rub and create pain.  Dentist told me it will eventually either work its way out or reform itself. Just have to be patient and wait.  Still have about 4-8 weeks to go before my gums are heeled enough to get my permanents. 

Working on my new course and so far it is very interesting. 'Healing with Enzymes '.  We don't tend to pay attention to their effects on our health.   Already skipped ahead and took the Enzyme Deficiency Test and it appears I have a dominant Protease Deficiency and a secondary Lipase Deficiency. One day I will post the test here for you all.

Also enrolled in a two day Reiki certification course on September 24th and 25th.  Long hours and means giving up my weekend, but I always wanted to do this and the opportunity arose so I am grabbing it.   Never could find the time to do these things while working.  And then, sometime in September or October she is offering a class on crystals.  Looking forward to that one as well.  

Have a good one. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thursday Chatter

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death.”

Robert Fulghum


Good morning everyone. Another hot one today, but at least the humidity is on its way down. Nothing on my agenda today. Just going to stay in. Received my next two courses in the mail yesterday and want to look over them, plus I am working on my final project for my herbal class.

So, according to the dentist, the bone sliver in my mouth is something normal. The dentist  did some filing of the denture and said that he is pleased with the way I am healing. That's good news.   I asked the receptionist if others came back as much as me, thinking I might be being a big baby, but she said some come back even more. My gums take time to heal and as they do, sores will form. Stopped and bought some strawberries. raspberries, and blueberry. Yum. Yum.

I had such an eerie dream the other night and it's plagued me ever since. Hubby  and I went to do our laundry in Newton, NJ. Why we traveled there for laundry who knows, but dreams are dreams and nothing is as it seems. So, we stop at this place and hubby asks me to get us a soda. I go up to the counter and this guy is standing there--not quite my first boyfriend, but my first 'real' boyfriend. I was 18 years old and spent every weekend with his parents who lived on Swartswood Road in Newton. His family loved me, and it was thought that we'd be married....until the wanderlust struck and I broke up with him. Saw him a couple of times afterwards. We chatted, but that was it.  Its been almost 50 years now.

Back to the dream. So here he was standing there when I go up to get the sodas. I recognize him immediately. He looks at me and says, "You know I have always loved you. Just wanted you to know I never forgot you." Took the sodas back to Ralph and turned back, but now it was a stranger standing there. So, I have done some searching  and found a Richard Whitehead on the Social Security death index. I remember he was a year younger than me and our birthdays were a day apart.  This Richard was born on March 22, one year prior to me and I on March 23rd. In researching I also found that his mom, dad, and sister had also passed.  Could he have reached out across the grave to me? Or is my Richard alive and well somewhere? I wonder if I will ever know. 

What do you think?

Have a good one.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thursday Ramble



Summer has set in with its usual severity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Good morning everyone. Another hot one here. What's new? Hot, yes, but still the changes in the seasons is becoming noticeable. Used to be daylight at 6am. It's only now starting to lighten up...and by 8 pm night has already begun settling in when a month ago it was still daylight.

So this morning I am off to the dentist. Have a major sore going on on the right side and that bone bulging out on the left. Have to get everything fixed before school in a couple of weeks. Hubby thought he was making me feel better last night when he said, "Don't worry. You won't feel it. He'll give you a shot first." Does he not realize that those shots scare me the most? They hurt. 

There is a woman at my Weight Watchers meeting that doesn't wear her dentures.  It amazes me how she is able to eat everything, including those hard WW treats that bent my partial.  Sometimes I feel like just giving up on them and being like her, but vanity keeps me going.  Things will get better.  I am sure of it.
 
Well, at least I'll be back before the heat really sets in.

Have a good one.