Sunday, May 12, 2019

New Dehydrator

I had been wanting a dehydrator for the longest time but I kept forgetting to buy one when I would go shopping. This last Wednesday I stopped into Goodwin and there it was. Brand new. The box was never opened and I will now get to dehydrate lots of fruits and vegetables.

And it was only $3.99. What a great deal!😁

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Finally I Get To Post

Sorry for the delay in posting. Since my rotator cuff surgery, my recovery has been very slow and very depressing. I have never known what depression felt like until now. I now have an over whelming amount of compassion for anyone that suffers from depression. It is a very deep and dark avenue that does not allow you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

But with much prayer, good spiritual thoughts and many things to keep me busy has allowed me to see a brighter light than the dim light that was accompanying me on a daily bases. 

I have been going through five weeks of physical therapy now and I can now move my arm enough to personally care for myself. My aides have been a strength of love, a beacon of light and a great help. They will be with me for another 4 more weeks. I am so grateful for their constant care. 

 My aides have also helped me Spring clean the apartment and it is finally looking like Spring...I am very happy now.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Recovery, Home, and new Hair Color

Recovery is finally arriving at a slow pace but with a firm faith to hold me through my dark days. Keeping the apt. in order and clean has been tedious, but grateful for an aide that helps me a lot. The apt. is looking good after a bit of Spring regardless of it not being cleaned on a daily bases like I did before, it's nice and I am happy.

So nice to have a good friend come to your house to do your hair. I was in desperate need of a good hair color and to prevent doing my hair color every 6 to 8 weeks, I decided to have her do a heavy highlight in two tones of blonde. Melissa did a great job and I think I am going to enjoy being a blonde after being a true redhead for the past 62 years and the grays don't show at all..I'm happy.😁

Friday, March 22, 2019

A New Problem to Fix

   Weather is beautiful here in Ohio, warm sunny days that makes you feel great even though your body doesn't.

With the cold weather striking us here on and off the furnace had to be turned on...but I have been struggling with a dark dust that is coming out of the furnace vent into my living room. I will have to hire someone to Spring clean my apt. but I cannot do that yet until the ceiling is cleaned and painted.

Last week I told my apt. manager that the furnace air dirtied my ceiling.
Usually their maintenance man comes right away to fix any problem we may have...but he hasn't. He has been busy painting two apartments that were emptied out this last month. They said he will clean my ceiling as soon as he is done with the empty apartments.

 This a bad photo of my dirty ceiling with the black dusty stain that travels from the exposed vent across my ceiling.
It's worse then it looks. It's really bad.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Recuperating with Genealogy

When you are recuperating from  complete shoulder surgery there is nothing you can do other than write, read or do genealogy. So since February 6, I have redone almost 250 new family pedigree sheets. I put them in new white loose leaf binders  and I categorized them by family. It has been a  very tedious work but so worth the time.

My son said"Just think of how excited they are every time their temple work is completed. They are shouting for joy". And yes he is right. Now that they are organized I can see which ones have ordinances completed and those that are not. I didn't want to share any more names with the temple at this moment  until the 129 names that are there now are done. There are over 100 more names I have to add to the share list.

So here are my new binders. I

And inside the computer cabinet I found this green basket full of ordained to be done...I need more binders, pedigree sheets, file dividers, gold stars and labels for all these new families.families
 Genealogy work is a never ending task. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Updates

Hi everyone, I'm finally back.

My computer for some reason unknown did not want to turn on, then one day I thought let me turn it on again and it worked. I cleaned it well with my antivirus and malware and it is working fine, after not having a computer since Dec. 24th. It was crazy not being able to update my blogs and not being able to do my genealogy. But I am back and ready to work hard this year on my computer.

It's been a busy year so far. I had my family here for Christmas, it was a full house but a happy joyful one. 
I have finally overcome an allergic reaction that drove me insane. You can see by my photo my red neck, that is my allergic reaction to an unknown food item.

It was painful and very itchy. Thank God it is now gone after 4 weeks.

I am also going to have my fourth rotator cuff surgery. My car accident from Sept. 1, messed up my shoulder and I am going into the operating room on Feb.1. It has been a painful outcome thanks to a person who did not yield before rushing out into a four-lane road hitting me and destroying my car.
My car was totaled but I now have a new car...Yippie!

Trying to get everything done here at home before surgery has been difficult but it is getting done.
Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe and have a good January.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Decorating Has Started

 This year I downsized in decorating for Christmas. But even though my arthritis pains continue to throw me in bed for a few days at a time, it sure hasn't killed my Christmas spirit.
So my decorating has begun. Though a simpler way of decorating is now my way of doing things it sure looks like Christmas at home. Next week I will post my Christmas tree and the rest of my decorating. Have a great week.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Creative Christmas Wreaths


I just love a creative mind when making a Christmas wreath. Here are a few creatively made wreaths for any home.



Love creative wreaths for the holidays.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Sacredness of our own Family


A sacred institution with extreme blessings

I came across this picture of a hand painted family tree a few months ago. The beautiful artwork and the display of family photographs scream out to me how sacred this family is to the homeowner.

As I studied carefully the beauty of this artwork I could visually imagine the designer's love for her art in wanting to display her family for everyone to see.

The painting of this tree brings me to think of those who have passed on before within my own family and how they are also wanting to be remembered. Searching for our family tree is very simple and if you wish to search your family tree, just go to or Our family members are waiting patiently to be part of our family tree forever. 

No matter how small or large your family may be...your family is one of the most sacred blessings God created just for you.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What Sugar Does and the Rewards You'll get by Eliminating it Forever it

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!!!

This horrible sweetener that can ruin your body's mechanism is a poisonous snake dipped in all foods.

As vegans, we stay away from foods sprayed with pesticides, animal products, dairy, harmful ingredients like GMO & corn syrup...but we do not spare the love of sugar in many foods. 
Well doesn't everybody?
For some reason, sugar is our first go to for comfort and peace, but sugar in any form can kill you, make you suffer in pain from your toes to your head.

For the past 3 years, I was in great pain and that bothered me, plus I was dependent on pain medication every day. I had been a vegan for 14 years now and didn't know why I was in such pain, I thought it was my RA attacking my body. I always knew pain attacks the body when we eat foods that our body cannot digest or combat when it is harmful to us.  But for a while now I couldn't pinpoint what was I eating that was attacking me back. The revelation came one day when I was listening to a video on youtube that specifically mentioned that sugar is the leading cause of joint pain especially to Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and those that suffered from an autoimmune problem and thyroid disease. Immediately my ears went up and as I listened carefully to the researcher's talk I was overcome with delight and emotion to know this any sugar intake is the root of my problem. And since I also suffer from RA and thyroid disease  I started researching sugar and it's dangerous cause of pain. And yes it is confirmed by medical researchers that Sugar is the main cause of joint pain.

I thought about this for 2 days and I made a decision to stay away from sugar.
I immediately cleared out all the food in my pantry, fridge and food storage of any items that contained sugar and almost all foods I had there had large amounts of sugar in them. Well let's say my food storage, pantry and fridge are almost empty.

After the first 3 days with no sugar, my joint pain came to a stop and so far it's been 14 days today that I have been without any type of sugar and I feel like I am 15 years old again. I can walk quickly with no pain or cane, I can go up and down the stairs which I couldn't do before, I can clean my home and car and enjoy my day with no pain. I haven't had any pain meds since I started the no sugar diet and I sleep like a baby at night and all night until the alarm clock goes off in the morning. I haven't done that for 14 years.

One thing if you eat lots of pasta, white potatoes and starchy rice or roots, you are killing yourself. These foods only convert into fat and sugar in your body. Eat lots of fresh plants and fresh fruits. Fresh fruits are natural sugar and it will not harm you like regular sugar does. I am planning to check and study about stevia since the sugar is extracted from the stevia plant, very natural and better than regular sugar.

So if you are in constant joint pain, if you suffer from any form of arthritis, autoimmune disease constant headaches that won't go away, brain fog, lack of energy, fatigue, stress, and insomia...stop eating sugar. When you do you won't hurt anymore and everything on this list will disappear.
I am living proof of this test and I will never eat foods that contain I already lost 10 lbs.