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A Visit To The ER: Gratitudes and blog: August 29, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes and blog: A Visit To The ER.

  • Grateful for great friends.
  • Grateful for rain.
  • Grateful for seeds.
  • Grateful no stitches needed at the ER.
  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for apples, lettuce, broccoli, beets and jalapeños.
  • Grateful to sleep in.
  • Grateful for my bicycle.

I woke from 2am to 4am. I read and practiced handstands. I woke again at 7:50am. It was so nice to have slept in. I could have skept even longer but Angel was wide awake and ready for the day. I got up, dry brushed, put on coconut oil, oil pulled, got dressed and did handstands. Then Angel and I went into the big house.

I bagged up finished maple cinnamon cashews. I made one tray spicy at my friend Cory’s request. Angel drank fresh oj and played. Then I packed some grapes and an apple and we took off on the bicycle. I stopped at the post office and sent off an order of my dehydrated goodies. Then I stopped by the Chevrolet dealership and talked to my friend Johnielynn for a while. When I came back outside to my bicycle the front tire was completely flat. I walked the bicycle across the street to the gas station and aired up the tire. The tube held air but I could see my tire was torn. I rode back home and was grateful I made it. I switched the front tire off of the spare bicycle and headed to the greenhouse. On the way Savana Storm messaged me saying she didn’t feel good and needed me to pick her up from school. I messaged her back saying I would be there after I finished at the greenhouse and rode home to get the car.

At the greenhouse I watered all the plants and planted some seedlings in pots. Angel stayed in the bicycle trailer and ate grapes which she had thrown all over and ants were everywhere. I cleaned up the grapes and sprayed away the ants. Then I ate my apple and rode home.

I put Angel in the car and drove to Savana’s school. The car is running worse than ever. I constantly have to restart it. I got Savana and took her home. Then I drove to the auto repair shop. I asked my mechanic to show me how to adjust my idle. He said that the idle is computerized and can’t be adjusted and the reason it’s dying is because it’s only running on 3 cylinders. The only fix is to replace the engine. That is not the answer I wanted but it is what it is.

I went and ate salad bar. I had lettuce, jalapeños, beets, broccoli and a small amount of sunflower seeds. Angel had pineapple. When we finished we drove home. Angel fell asleep on the short choppy drive. At home I laid down on the couch with the front door open. I enjoyed watching the leaves of the banana plant sway in the wind. I felt tired and took a short nap. I woke up to the pouring rain. I ran outside and rolled up my car windows. Then I ran to the tiny house and closed the windows. Angel woke up and I nursed her.

Savana came in the living room and put pony tails in Angel’s hair and played with her for a while. When the rain stopped I drove to my friend Pastor Pam’s house to talk and hang out. Pam’s labradoodle Oliver was very excited to see Angel. He seemed to finally have calmed down and Pam and I sat down to talk. Angel was walking around when Oliver came up behind her and body slammed her to the ground. I ran over and picked her up and there was a cut on her bottom lip bleeding. It looked like she had bitten through her lip.

Pam drove us to the ER, which was great because it would have been challenging to drive my ailing car and keep an eye on Angel. By the time they called us back to look at Angel, her lip had stopped bleeding and didn’t look very bad at all. She nursed without s problem.  Then she was her happy self again and charming everyone at the ER.

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The nurse looked at it and said that it wasn’t bitten all the way through. She said it would be a 2 hour wait if we wanted to stay and have the doctor look at it. I decided that wasn’t necessary and Pam drove us back to her place.

I drove to the greenhouse and closed it up. Then I drove home. We took a cold shower and Angel nursed to sleep.

Thank you for reading my blog. Good night.

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Gratitudes: August 28, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for my bicycle.
  • Grateful for time with Savana Storm.
  • Grateful for lettuce, durian, watermelon, coconut water, carrots, almonds, guacamole, tomatoes and jicama.
  • Grateful for a lovely breezy day.
  • Grateful for a rainbow.
  • Grateful for fun phone conversations with my son Shawn and my mom.
  • Grateful for Angel Baby laughs.
  • Grateful for water.
  • Grateful for selling yummy snacks.
  • Grateful for lots of rest and relaxation today.
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Gratitudes and blog:

  • Grateful for handstands.
  • Grateful for fun with friends.
  • Grateful for bananas, strawberries, coconut water, grapes, guacamole, jicama and tomatoes.
  • Grateful for my car, it just keeps running even if barely.
  • Grateful for farmers markets.
  • Grateful for my blog.

I woke at 1am to 3am and then every hour Angel woke up after that. At 6am I got up and was tired, tired. I put on coconut oil, oil pulled, got dressed and made my bed. Then we went in the house and I made a banana, strawberry, coconut water smoothie. I packed that up with some grapes, loaded Angel in the car and drove to the greenhouse.

I opened up the greenhouse and loaded the car for the farmers market. Angel fell asleep on the drive to the market. I drank tea and listened to fun music. My little Nissan car is becoming very challenging to drive. It is idling too low and dies whenever I slow down to stop. So I’ve come up with a way using half of my right foot to gently push on the gas and the other half of my right foot pushing harder on the brake, while my left foot holds down the clutch. It’s kind of complicated but easier than restarting the car every time I slow down to stop or turn a corner. I messaged my mechanic on how I can raise the idle but he never answered. I am going to look it up tomorrow.

I very talentedly made it to the farmers market and set up. I had a lot of new products and that was exciting to me.

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I was really busy at the market. Angel woke up and nursed, then she got pushed around by different people that also work at the market and ate my homemade banana chips.  I drank my smoothie inbetween helping people. Before I knew it the market only had a half hour left. My friend Rebecca and Cory showed when the market was almost over. I nursed Angel and then gave away my samples to other vendors. Rebecca and Cory pretty much took down my booth for me. Then we left and met across the street at HEB.

We bought groceries and ate lunch. Angel had some grapes and I had guacamole, tomatoes and jicama tortillas. We all had so much fun hanging out and being silly. I nursed Angel once and right before I left to head to George’s. I had a very big and satisfying bm. Rebecca snuggled with sleeping Angel while I was in the bathroom.

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At George’s, he played with Angel while I ran an errand. When I got back, I folded laundry and put it away, then watched a movie with George. Angel ate homemade fruity roll ups and ran around redecorating the house. I drank 32oz. of coconut water.

On the drive home I listened to fun music. Angel played with her toys. When I got to town I went to the greenhouse to unload the car. I checked inside and noticed that 2 out of the 3 hydroponic systems weren’t working and most of the lettuce and herbs were dead. I tried resetting the systems and one started working but the other one didn’t. I called Andy and he drove over. He said that he had to wait to see if it would work in the morning. I put all the plants that were still alive on the 2 working systems and threw the rest out. I was impressed with how calm I was about the whole ordeal. I had worked a 12 hour day and just lost half my lettuce and herb plants and I was completely content and accepting of it all. There was nothing I could do about it and I was a little bit happy that one more of Andy’s systems would be moved out of there. More rr for trees!! Yesterday I ordered a cold hardly avocado tree, cara cara orange tree and a banana plant to put in the greenhouse. So freaking exciting! I am going to grow local bananas in Texas!! I am the crazy banana lady and since Andy is leaving and I get full use of the greenhouse without anyone to tell me no, watch that place thrive!! I can grow whatever my heart desires and my heart desires to see if I can grow bananas in Texas and avocados and oranges and passion fruit and mulberries and figs and papaya and kiwi and blueberries..well this list could go on a while.

I drove home from the greenhouse. Savana Storm put the groceries away while Angel and I took a cold shower. I talked to Savana briefly about her day. Then Angel and I went out to our tiny house and crawled into bed. Angel nursed to sleep right away and I am about the join her.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Good night

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Gratitudes: August 26, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for durian.
  • Grateful for the greenhouse.
  • Grateful for banana chips.
  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for friends.
  • Grateful for coconuts.
  • Grateful for a fresh mowed yard.
  • Grateful for Angel’s toys put away.
  • Grateful for dragon flies.
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Gratitudes: August 25, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful to have slept in.
  • Grateful for a day off.
  • Grateful for relaxing and basking in it.
  • Grateful for melons, bananas, oj, strawberries, lettuce, coconut water, jalapeños, broccoli and carrots.
  • Grateful for having more than what I need.
  • Grateful for handstands.
  • Grateful for giggles.
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Gratitudes: August 25, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for lots of bicycle riding.
  • Grateful for amazing weather.
  • Grateful for laughing babies.
  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for clean clothes put away.
  • Grateful for grapes.
  • Grateful for tiredness.
  •  Grateful for pastor Pam.
  • Grateful for singing.
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Embracing Peace: Gratitudes and blog: August 24, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes and blog: Embracing Peace

  • Grateful for Eckhart Tolle and “The Power of Now”.
  • Grateful for peace.
  • Grateful for Jimmy at the farmers market. He is an example to me on how to love the heck out of life.
  • Grateful for George and Peggy.
  • Grateful for music.
  • Grateful for laughter.
  • Grateful for handstands.

I woke at 5:44am. I did handstands, put on coconut oil, oil pulled, got dressed and made my bed. I went into the house with sleeping Angel. I made a banana, fresh oj, kiwi smoothie. Then I packed Angel in George’s truck (I borrowed his truck to get some free shelves yesterday).

I drove to the greenhouse and packed up for the farmers market. On the drive to the market I listened to Eckart Tolle. That was exactly what I needed. I was able to get myself back to loving what is and living in the moment. I released all the fears I’d been having about money the last few days. Wow! I didn’t realize how much weight I’d been carrying. I completely embraced the feeling of peace that came over me. Yay!!

The farmers market was a lot of fun. My booth was next to Jimmy the bee keeper. He is always so happy and cheerful. I really enjoy my interactions with him. Angel woke up and nursed. She drank some fresh squeezed oj and fruit roll ups. She got pushed around in her stroller by the lady that was managing the market and then she played in the back of truck. I did pretty good on sales and had fun talking to people. I ate an apple and drank my smoothie.

When the market was over I went to the grocery store on the way to George’s and as usual that made me a half hour late but that wasn’t a problem. Went I arrived at George’s I had a bm..finally! It was very satisfying  Then I went to the store while Angel stayed and played with George. When I got back Angel and I shared a coconut ice cream. Then she nursed to sleep. George held her while she slept and I ate a little bit of kale chips. Then I cleaned the kitchen and sat watching TV with George and wrote half of my blog.

Angel woke up just as I was leaving George’s. I took the scenic route home and Angel read her stories. When I arrived home, I unloaded groceries from the car. Then I went to the greenhouse and unloaded the stuff left from the farmers market. Then I sprayed neem oil, cayenne and peppermint soap. The air was spicy and I kept sneezing. I put Angel in the car while I sprayed so she wouldn’t get it on her.

When I finished spraying I went to the store where the produce manager had put ripe bananas discounted for me in the back. I bought those and some coconut water. Angel ate a banana in the store. We came home and I drank 32oz. of coconut water. We took a cold shower and went to bed. Angel is nursing and I think is about to fall asleep.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Good night

 

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Gratitudes : August 22, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes:

  • Grateful for a short nap.
  • Grateful for a clean house.
  • Grateful for George letting me borrow his truck to pick up free shelves to use at the greenhouse.
  • Grateful for fun conversations.
  • Grateful Savana Storm survived her first day of 11th grade.
  • Grateful for faith.
  • Grateful for bananas, coconut water, Kombucha, strawberries, guacamole and chips.
  • Grateful for blue skies.
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No Car Day! Gratititudes and blog: August 21, 2016

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Today’s gratitudes and blog: No Car Day!

  • Grateful for clarity.
  • Grateful for bicycles.
  • Grateful for strawberries, mangoes, bananas, coconut water, lettuce, broccoli, carrots and jalapeños.
  • Grateful for a “cold” front in August.
  • Grateful for new opportunities.

I woke at 6:30am. I did handstands and helped Angel do handstands. I made my bed, dry brushed, had a bm, oil pulled, took a cold shower, put on coconut oil and got dressed. Angel ran around and played. I made a banana, mango, strawberry and coconut water smoothie. I put some in Angel’s cup for her, loaded up the stroller and walked to church.

I was in a foul mood. I mean stinking, fuming, toxic foul and tired, tired, tired. I practiced enjoying the moment and breathing the fresh air on my walk but was only able to barely touch on it a few times. Anything I could be mad about I dwelled on and made it really really big and important. When I arrived at church, I cleaned and enjoyed it thoroughly. I did extra things and fine tuned details and was totally in my happy place and feeling much better.

When church started Angel got really fussy and tired. She nursed twice but refused to sleep. My crankiness returned in full force…”oh your back cranky! I thought you were gone for the day…you need a nap just like Angel!” Angel finally did fall asleep at the end of church service.

When church was over I walked back home. I was feeling better again. When I got home I drank my smoothie, then laid down and rested while Angel was still sleeping. I thought I would sleep but I didn’t. When Angel woke up she played and I cut up tomatoes to dry while talking with Alice. Alice fed Angel some avocado.

Then we got on the bike and rode to my friend Collier’s office to talk to him about renting his commercial kitchen to become certified in making dehydrated products. We worked out a schedule around the other people using the kitchen and I should be all set to go with Alice doing the products when I am working doing the farmers markets, the greenhouse and taking care of George.

We left Collier’s and I rode across town to the store. I bought kale chips, lemons and green onions. Then I met Savana Storm and Tyler for dinner at the pizza place. I had salad bar with lettuce, broccoli, carrots and jalapeños. Angel had pineapple. We all had fun talking and being silly.

After dinner I rode home.

At home I had another bm, Then I relaxed, nursed Angel and looked online for shelves to use in the commercial kitchen. I found some for free that I can trade out for ones at the greenhouse. I will get them tomorrow with George’s pickup truck.  I really need a pickup truck of my own to use. I’m patiently waiting for it to manifest. I talked with Alice a while until bed time.

Angel and I went to our tiny house. We read a story, then she nursed but did not fall asleep. She is reading her stories while I’m writing my blog.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Good night

 

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