Sunday, March 11, 2012
Well, it's the time change weekend, might be time to update a yearly blog?
Differences in the year would be learning the joys of juicing which I haven't done yet today though have a streak of 3 days going. Just finished a large tub of Blue Bunny ice cream after NOT doing much chocolate in February. Have also discovered Betty Crocker chocolate chip gluten free cookie mix which seems to be addictive.... Kombucha Tea is a new addition and I am learning to do continuous brewing, it seems to have many benefits since it is fermented. The crock pot is preparing pinto beans for chilli.
Finding my trips are curtailed to save gas, but, so far, there is fuel to attend Zumba functions :-) Have begun to not leave continuous food out for our dogs, just feeding them all they can eat at one time, once a day, anticipating good results with this.
February 29 a tornado made a path equal distance between our daughter's and son's dwellings by Branson, MO. Our farmhouse there is OK and would like to place it on the market, yet the time still doesn't seem beneficial (evidently) enough.... Here where we live, last month our next door neighbor's home was repossessed by a bank, there are for sale signs everywhere, everywhere....some are bargains, we have lost extremely much equity value in our place too.
Trying to eat organic foods and eager for the summer garden to bear. My husband, who seems to be slowing down a bit in many ways, is the gardener and paints fine watercolors plus plays harmonica. His hearing causes many confusions.... I feel that it is important to have any GMOs in foods labeled as such so that I can make a choice about purchasing/eating them. Europe has already outlawed GE/GMO foods/seeds, but the US is controlled by the corporation Monsanto......
Just about to successfully conclude a round of dental issues, I look all different, both better and yet different (worse).
Evidently I have stopped contra and line dancing, concentrating on Zumba. Was able to attend the ZUMBA 2011 ten year celebration convention in Orlando, FL, an excellent experience. Thinking it will cost too much to go this year plus other obligations. We have a new granddaughter, Katelyn Rose, whom I have not yet met.
Of all things there is trouble receiving mail here, including my Zumba training discs. Two have come cracked, been replaced but I haven't received the replacements in over a month, they are being sent a third time. Even packages of food have come here empty. We also have done yard care for the Branson PO and have not been paid for the last 2 months of 2011. To me, it would seem that the mail system is crumbling. Another bothersome thing is that two of our annuities which we relied on for income, had a lien put on them to meet the Pennsylvanian requirements of "safety"....remember, it has all been OUR money put into it to start with and it was just taken by the company and no longer available to us.....ever......until/if it is resolved. Annuities were supposed to be risk free......
Then there would be the difficulties of the US government to be worthwhile and the crazy talk of warring on and on and on, now it is Syria and Iran (neither of which has done harm to us) and the particular aggression of Israel which itself should relinquish its nuclear weapons, as well as the United States. Though, the US has been the only nation to use nuclear weapons on fellow human beings. Both the US and Israel are the worst terrorists/ war mongers on the planet.....what can be done? Obama should relinquish his Nobel Peace prize or live up to its hopes....though he has increased wars in Afghanistan and started about 6 more already. Force is NOT the answer, will we ever learn?