Date: 6/22/2006 11:28:12 AM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 3530 times
My neighbor came calling this morning. He was grading the road
after all the rain to give the ruts a workout. We went to admire
the garden and he is going to take the ripe tomatoes home since
I am still not going to need any for another week or so.
He is going to be cooking for a benefit for a friend in July so I
agreed to go since it is a good cause and they are hoping to raise
$100,000 dollars. He went to Fredricksburg, Texas, over the weekend
to pick up a load of mesquite for the fire. Thats a lot of cooking!
He is also going to cook for my benefit, to fatten me up he said
as soon as I am up to eating his cooking. Of course I will be good
but I am not kidding that he is a good cook. He is considering making
me a shrimp gumbo with fresh hushpuppies, & red beans and rice! His
wife is one of the luckiest women because she never has to cook, only
if she wants to.
I like to go over and the three of us and any other friends
they have over, we all cook together, that is really fun.
Usually we end up playing Rook by nights end and such is our
life far from the maddening crowd.
Had to make a dash again to the post office pre-SWF so that
put my schedule off a bit. I had to wait for the lax tea effect to
subside too. Its always divine intervention when you are driving
under the influence of lax tea to make it where you are going and
back since they do not have public restrooms in the Post Office. I
made it just fine but you never know...ggg. And I would never travel
after drinking the SWF since it seems to hit me in waves the first
wave hitting in a short time after drinking it down. I got home and
had no trouble drinking it. I almost opted for another *alternative*
cup of tea but I did that only once and it did not hit me until 3 in
Again, my Master Cleanse program highlights...chi machine, stretching.
A bout with the body blade and making up my lemonade for the day. A
few moments spent admiring my calender with 3 weeks of Smiley faces!
I made plans to visit my daughter in Missouri in August for my birthday!
I like that you can pick all your seats on your reservation now and I
even picked times to allow me to come home and a friend is going to be
picking me up and we will go out to dinner at one of my absolute
favorite Japanese restaurants. Its called Kirin's in Houston.
I am trying to give up sushi because eating raw fish can infest
you with liver flukes, but hey, a little zapping and a liver flush,
maybe it will be worth it....ggg. They have an exquisite sushi buffet
and another buffet with everything from quail to snowcrab legs and
I may have to do a Master Cleanse weekend after that but I actually
do real well at buffets, realizing that I cannot possibly eat everything.
I go there 4 or 5 times a year too so it is not like I will never get to
go again either. I am also discovering, again, that my mind is wandering
to good-great food choices. I am looking forward to making my soup, now
that I can see the light at the end of my MC tunnel....
I saw this book online which seemed interesting...ggg...a 12 step
program to eating raw!
The sky was dramatic today, lots of interesting clouds and even
though the sun was more behind the clouds than not, I went to lay out
and admire the sky and reflect on how I was feeling progress wise with
the Master Cleanse. It has been going by so quickly I almost wish I had
more time to go further but I know it will take me another week to break
well and then only 3 weeks until I go on my trip. My friend who is coming
to spot me while I am gone is coming a week early and I will want to be
able to enjoy the company and do some cooking together that we both eat.
My last company, I fixed the food and slid it over for my guest but my
heart really yearned for the time when I could also enjoy it.
It was cool enough to linger outside a lot today. I took my water
and a book, "Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao"
by Mantak Chia, to read.
I could have fallen asleep after about an hour so I decided that
if I needed a nap, I would drink another *hot* lemonade so it could
work its magic while I drifted. I did not fall asleep after my cayenne
toddy, but I did lay on my bed which has great natural light from the
window it is near to, and read some more.
A rain shower came from out of nowhere although with the clouds
drifting overhead, it was bound to happen one of them would have to
take a leak!
I went for the mail in case the trend continued and the dirt road
turned to mud again. I met my neighbor with his shovel and pick axe,
still working on the road. He had been to the dentist early this morning
and had gotten some pain pills and antibiotics for a broken tooth. I
could not believe he was working so hard on pain pills but when I asked,
he said, "heck, I aint feelin' NO pain!".
I really wished I had felt better, I would have joined him in
his effort. Seems the neighbors take spells where someone feels
like working on the road. Not too long ago, it was our other neighbor
on the way home from work at midnight, filling in holes with rubble
he found on his delivery route. In this last storm, all his effort
sunk into the mire and only the tip of one larger rock could still be
seen. I think this road EATS rocks!
Well, a lingering soak with epsom salt and a little vinegar to remind
me of salads and I will be ready for my hot tea which is steeping as
I do have one confession today, since it is supposed to be good
for the soul. I imagine every cleanse has its moments of temptation.
My last long one, I *licked* a corn chip and spit it out. Today,
BoobooKitty was asking about kimchi and so I fetched my jar out to be
able to share the ingredient list. I unscrewed the top and inhaled the
smells of garlic and ginger and knew it would be insane to nibble on
even a smidgen. I had NO problem with dipping my finger into the brine
and sucking it dry!! Naughty me....hee heee hee...
I wish you all a great day and successful detoxing!
be happy, be well,
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