Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday This and That

He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.

Chinese Proverb
(Pictures from the parade of ships last week)

Good morning everyone.  Haven't been here for a few weeks and for that I do apologize.  I've not really been well since I last posted.  Another darn tooth infection followed by a nasty cold which led to a sinus and throat infection.  When it hits me, it hits me all at once.  Finally, though, I have made an appointment with the dentist to have my teeth removed.  Just can't deal with this anymore.  I can't eat the things I want to eat.  My mouth waters when I see those commercials on TV but I can't chew a salad anymore.  In fact, there are a lot of things I've had to give up eating.  Just can't wait for this to be done.

I know I am going to be recuperating for awhile and I have prepared myself.  I say 'recuperating' but the whole thing is really vanity and not wanting to go out without teeth.  The gals are all aware in Weight Watchers so I will be going to that.  I've also started my studies to become a Holistic Health Practitioner.  Not that I really plan on working anymore.  Heck I'll be 70 in March, and it felt good to get a whistle today.  But now I diverge.  Yes, holistic health has always been something I love, but could never find the time to study.  My courses include Dietary Wellness, Healing with Whole Foods, Healing with Enzymes, Herbal Healing, Orthomocular Nutrition, Back Flower Remedies, and Natural Therapies which includes Homeopathic Remedies, Nutritional supplements,  Herbs, lifestyle, etc.  It's an awesome course.

So my pal upstairs, Mr. Leadfoot, will be moving soon.  Every week he has been renting out to new people.  The Israeli couple moved on a Tuesday and by the weekend he moved in 3 people from Rhode Island who came down for the Memorial Day weekend and really raised hell upstairs.  They blasted music, stomped feet and sang at the top of their lungs.  This time I wasn't the only one who complained.  A couple people from the second floor had their say as well.  And when I called the office this past Tuesday to complain they told me he will be out by the end of the week and just to get rid of him they are letting him break his lease.  He had the nerve to tell them the HE was sick of THEM.  Who's breaking the law here?  This after threatening to get the super fired.  That's a sick man.

And the day after that I hear the vacuum going, and he has moved 3 people up there.  At first I was concerned because they are young, look like college students, and I thought I'd be in for lots of noise, but they surprised me and haven't been bad at all.  Just goes to show that people don't HAVE to stomp their feet when they walk.

So, I got this bright idea that I'd like to put a cookbook together.  Not your average cookbook but one concentrating on spices and herbs from A to Z, health, taste etc., and recipes to go along with them.  To help out I begin a course in "Food Writing" this week.  I'm sure it has been done before but what the heck.  I will definitely need a good camera if I go ahead of this. 

Well, that's about it for today.  I'm sure I will think of something I forgot, but that can be for another day.  Have a good one.


  1. Sorry to hear you've been ill with your teeth but hopefully all those problems will soon be behind you. Good news that your upstairs neighbour will soon be gone! The landlord needs to put in a new standard lease provision in all future leases forbidding any tenant to rent out their apartment on Airbnb or other similar sites, disregard of which is automatic grounds for immediate eviction.

  2. I hope you return to health and well being quickly. Yay for losing Mr Leadfoot.