Ponderings During - and Preparation After - The Big Power Outage
This week, I am buying more items to update my emergency kit. Lantern, stove, mini-generator, etc. An ounce of prevention, etc. etc.
While sitting in the dark last week and gazing at the starlit sky, I was reminded once again of how fra... Read more
In Memory of Those Who Died on 9/11/01
I have never forgotten. And I don't need a day of events to remember. It is forever etched in my heart. Not only those who died, but those who were injured or have gotten sick from the effects of first response.
God Bless America.... Read more
End of the World - When Your Internet Goes Down for Over 24 hours!
Yesterday was the first day I didn't spark in over 2.5 years! After the major power outage we experienced in soCal, when the electricity came back on, the internet did not.
Man, talk about feeling disconnected from the world! It felt stra... Read more
Hey, East Coasters...Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On?
Hope all are okay and not too shaken up. You stole our thunder; California is supposed to get those shakers.
Seriously, stay calm and remember to duck and cover. (although I always do what they say not to and run out of whatever building I... Read more
Condolences to those In Ohio
My deepest sympathy to family, friends and other citizens saddened by the recent shootings. Words fail me.... Read more
Where-oh-where are my July Awards?
Maybe they stopped giving them out? I should have earned a bunch for July. What's up?... Read more
The Dukan Article I Read & What I Feel Is True for Me
I don't pay attention to diets, and never have. But the other day, I read an article on the origins of the Dukan Diet and how popular Dr. Dukan's book has been since its 2000 publication date.
Well, as I read the details, I could see wha... Read more
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity? A Clue to My Fatigue?
I have been wondering why I don't have the energy level I expect, and thought it was due to not having caffeine for the past three months. I'm healthy, eat well, exercise, etc.
Then I read (more like scanned) an article about Electromagnet... Read more
Wearing PJ's to Grocery Shop?
I had to smile this morning, as I came out of the grocery store and saw yet another shopper entering in her pj's. This has become more common than you'd imagine. It lead me to wonder if anyone else lives in a town where this happens.
Ther... Read more
Hooray for No A/C Days!
I appreciate a/c when it gets hot, but prefer natural air. This is day two of no a/c and I am loving it. Simple pleasures.
Speaking of which, I was thinking this morning of how many simple pleasures add to the quality of my miserable (oka... Read more
Where Did July Go?
Hey, how is it that yet another month in 2011 has evaporated before my very eyes? Where did it go?
Wishing all a good tomorrow.... Read more
The Tale of the Banana Squash
Here's a little background - I don't cook much. I've always hated it. I probably always will. As such, I haven't heard of a lot of things that most others have. Banana squash being one of them.
On one of my walks last week, a lady on th... Read more
Heartfelt Condolences to Those in Oslo
To all affected by the tragedy that has recently occurred, my thoughts and sympathy go out to you.... Read more
Returned to Acupuncture Treatments
I've gone to weekly acupuncture treatments for the past 10 weeks for a variety of things that I'd like to get in balance. This is a great place that has helped me in the past, is inexpensive, and has terrific people. They have locations in San... Read more
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Vitamin B-12/Complex Shots?
I have not been satisfied with my energy level, despite doing the healthy things known to keep it up. My friend swears by these B-12 shots, and they are inexpensively given at several whole foods locations by a professional. You can also choos... Read more