Better Days Ahead!

Better Days Ahead!

For those of you who know anything about thyroid numbers, you will probably be appalled, when I show you where I was at on Monday! Please be assured that I am now taking some T3 medication along with my naturally desiccated thyroid medication. I will be adding more T3 every fifth day to try and rectify the situation!

How I got this low is a long story, that would send you over the edge! Lol But it’s no wonder I have been dragging my butt around in my little red wagon! Actually I haven’t even been able to drag it very far. It’s definitely been an interesting time!

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I’ll be Home for Christmas!

I’ll be Home for Christmas!

I have not taken the time to do this right my friends. I’m actually not even sure it will work it’s the first time I’ve tried it. You will hear all of the mistakes in my song, and how I run out of breath too easily. I have not been singing for quite some time. But I sang the other night for some friends who were gathered together on a conference call, and it made me realize how much I miss singing for people. I rarely leave the Ranch anymore, so I don’t have opportunities to sing for people as much as I used to. I thought I would share a couple of songs with you, Gentle Reader, and perhaps Listener? All I did was sing to my tablet, while taking shaky pictures of my Christmas tree. But if I had taken the time to try and make everything perfect, I would not have been able to share these songs with you. So please forgive the imperfections and just listen to My Heart.

This song has an entirely new meaning for me this year! I’m quite certain I don’t have all the words right, but believe me when I tell you it comes from the heart! It is so wonderful to sing songs about Christmas from my home! I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas season and a blessed New Year! 🙂

This next song is The Reason for This Season! It’s very close to my heart.

Merry Christmas!

A Bad Reaction

Once again, a letter to a friend is turning into a post. Dealing with all of these sensitivities can be challenging! But trying to figure out which one is causing the problem, that day, can really be a bear! My son went to visit the doctor with me one time. The doctor told my son that I was sensitive to chemicals, electromagnetic fields, and mold. My son thought about that for a moment, looked at me, and said “Mom you’ve won the Trifecta!” Lol! He has inherited that the bizarre sense of humor, that gets us through all of this nonsense. But I must say he has worked on it, and has developed a truly delightful, and so often, helpful, sense of humor. It helps to laugh about things. But sometimes life can be incredibly overwhelming. I was letting a friend of mine know what was going on, and I was trying to make it fun to tell her about it. I thought I would share it with you, because I actually did have fun writing this email.

My Dear Friend,

Had a bad reaction.  I actually have a list of about 17 different things that could have caused it. Here are a few of the highlights!

1) Detoxing from the visit with my Naturopath (This one actually has some subgroups!)
     a) It’s the first time I’ve been off the ranch in almost two months and it could just be that going to town was too hard on the ole bod. Maybe I was detoxing stuff from in town, once I got back out here to my safe world.
     b) The doctor did a focused laser treatment on my meridian lines to try to help open up some of my Pathways that are clogged and blocked. If things suddenly opened up, I could have had a detox reaction because of that. 
               b1) However, I actually felt better on the way home than I did on the way there. Those huge power lines we cross underneath of heading home, did not hit me as hard. Was it the treatment? Was it the shungite stones that he gave me to try? The only thing I know, is that my EMF reactions were much less on the way home, which is usually when they are much worse!
     c) I started taking extra of a supplement, which the doctor has me on, but wants me to take more of it per day. Could that be it?

2) I took some of the other MSM I have, that I feel assimilates better in my body that day. I’ve actually had that confirmed by my acupuncturist, who was doing some testing with me. I certainly hope it’s not that, because I just spent a small fortune to get some more of it. Wait, maybe I do hope it’s that! If it’s helping me detox, that could be a good thing, I would just have to take a lot less of it, so my reactions aren’t so bad!

3) We had a huge solar flare that sideswiped Earth and electromagnetic fields from that will mess with me too.

4) We had a neighbor visit, who wears some kind of scent that bothers me.

5) Charlie had gone shopping, and it’s getting to the point where even the groceries are hard for me to be around. Inevitably, there’s all kinds of perfumes, colgnes, and these days, an excessive variety of cleaner smells, on the bags, and the products themselves. We’re having to leave them sitting in the van, for them to air out, before they can come in the house!

6) The floor of my little Seaside Cottage, is covered with dirt all the time. I just can’t keep up with it. In the middle of the night, Macha went potty on the floor. It would not only get the dirt wet, which would activate any mold in the dirt, it would also warm it up, which would really activate the mold! (I will be forever grateful to my dear friend, who is also, Allergic to the 21st Century. She let me know that she would have yelled at my little dog too, under those circumstances! If an animal lover and tender-hearted person like her, would yell at a little dog for pottying on the floor, because she was dealing with a bad reaction to mold? Well? Knowing that? Somehow it made me feel not quite so bad about myself.) But Macha is 14 years old now and there’s been several events of her pottying on the floor recently, and I did not have this kind of reaction. So somehow I don’t think that’s it.

Then there’s the fact that it’s been well below freezing every night, for over a week, and I have no way to heat my home. In fact, lately, if I want to keep something cold, I just set it on the floor. But this week that’s actually become a problem. My almond milk froze! Sitting on the floor next to the little table, by my bed, it actually froze! I do have an adorable little tiny pot belly stove, that a new friend gave me. We just have to be able to get it installed, which is going to require a lot of time and even more funds. Funds. That some thing everyone can understand. Especially the lack of funds. I had an aunt and an uncle pass away recently, they are both back east, with the rest of my family. I’ve only seen them a few times in the last 40 years, so you really couldn’t call us close, but I do have fond memories of them. I was able to sing a song, over the phone, for my uncle who passed away just a few days ago, and there was some comfort in that. There is so much more to that story. I have another aunt and uncle, who just tested positive for covid19, and are struggling. I just found out some distressing news about why my diabetes numbers are so bad, and I may have to take an entirely different approach, by trying to, somehow, mitigate the effects of having no thyroid! That could be interesting. I have been trying to work inside the new little building that we have, before we have everything covered with Tu Tuff, which protects me from all of the chemicals off-gassing from all of that OSB board. I hope to tell you more about that in my next post!

The list goes on and on and on and on! As you (my friends who are also dealing with this craziness) well know, it could be anything. It could be everything. However, typically it’s mold that turns me into a blubbering, hysterical, wimpy, and even rude, woman, who calls her son, and distresses him (Which she hates to do) and who yells at her poor little dog for going potty on the floor! 

I had hoped that all the cold we’ve had, would mitigate the mold. But, evidently, after checking with friends of mine, who have dealt with this nonsense, far longer than I have, that is probably not the case. I did pick up a piece of siding that day, that had been on the ground, and there was a lot wet dirt on the back of it, that I brushed off. Then later, Wimpy Woman came out! Ugh! WW used to have a better meaning for me.

My friend, Doug, who passed away over two years ago now, used to call me Wonder Woman! For two reasons. Believe me when I tell you it has nothing to do with how I look! As Doug put it, he would often Wonder what in the world I was up to! Conversely, he was often in Wonder because of what I was up to! 🙂  He was often appalled at what I was trying to do and then would be amazed at what I was able to do in my strange and bizarre circumstances. I didn’t mind being called Wonder Woman, but I really don’t like becoming Wimpy Woman!

There are so many things that are so wonderful, in my life, that I hate to sound like a complainer! When I told my son that, he said “Mom you’ve got some good reasons to complain”. I remember looking at him, teary eyed, and saying “Really?” Charles firmly said “Yes!” I thought about it for a minute and said, plaintively, “This is hard!” Then we both chuckled together, and I knew we would get through this too.

It’s been a few days. It takes time to recover. It always does, and you really never know how long that’s going to take either. However, I am doing better today. So what was it? It always helps to know, so that way I can try to avoid it the next time. But you know how that goes. No matter what caused it, even if I know, which most of the time I don’t, I just wind up doing a lot of praying, and get through it the best I can!

Until next time, Gentle Reader, thanks for listening, and take care.

The Ooze and My Champion!

The Ooze and My Champion!

The Child Within. If you’ve been around on this Mortal coil for a while, I suspect you know who I’m talking about. You first discover about that, Child Within, when something is bothering you, that doesn’t make sense, and you don’t know why. At least not until you suddenly realize it’s actually triggering an old memory? That was happening with me, when I was losing this weight and getting down into some really ugly old toxins. They were affecting me badly, as I was detoxing them, and I was concerned, about dealing with them. Okay, maybe I was a little nervous. Perhaps a little scared? Actually, quite terrified, would probably be a more accurate description of my feelings.

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To Live? Or Connectivity.

As most of you know, I am Allergic to the 21st Century! It’s not just the chemicals, that cause me issues. It’s also the electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies. I was going to get satellite service out here, to keep me off of the cellular devices. My little phone was the first to go. Most of the 3-g ports are being shut down all across the country, and around the world, I would imagine. Because of that, my little phone is having to search farther for a connection, which means it’s having to really ramp up the power. Unfortunately, that also means that it hurts more to use it, and it has to be charged continuously, because it just can’t reach a good signal. It actually makes it more painful to use then my 4G tablet. So I had Verizon shut down my little 3-g flip phone. Besides. They were going to shut it down by the end of the year anyway.

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Boundary Lines

Boundary Lines

I just sent this email out to some very dear friends of mine, so some of you may see this again! But I realized my email, was once again, a wonderful way to let you, Gentle Reader, know what’s happening in my little world.

My, Not so little, World!

This chapter in Psalms just seems so perfect for where I am at in life! Charlie and I, were just talking about the boundaries of our new property yesterday. The boundary lines between us and the world, are also clearly drawn. In more ways than one. Physically, Emotionally, and most definitely, Spiritually! 

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My Home!

My Home!

My home is here and I am living in my beautiful home!

Deciding on what size Tuff Shed, was actually pretty easy. The pocketbook decreed! The shed that we got is an 8′ x 10′! I was going to get a 6 by 8, but my son told me to go ahead and go for the bigger shed, because we had everything else we needed to make the land work. Charles wanted me to have a home that was big enough to work as well! 🙂

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A Generous Offer

A Generous Offer

A new friend, and neighbor, offered me a place to stay on his property. In a building that he was not using. Of course, I could not accept, but as I was responding to his email, trying to ease his concerns about the fact that I was living outside, I realized that it would be a wonderful way to let you all know what’s happening in my little world. So here is an ever so, ahem, slightly, modified version of the email I sent to my new friend.

Cats, Kittens, and a Place in the Sand!

Cats, Kittens, and a Place in the Sand!

I find myself still wishing there was some way I could have held on to Mouser! I was writing to Mouser’s owner this morning, to let her know that I would love to have another cat someday! Mouser has new home now, but that crazy kitty would follow me around all over the place, and was a great mouser! While I regret the decision to let Mouser go back to her original owners, I know it was the right one. It would not have been right for me to try to keep that poor cat in a van all these months, but I still miss that little kitty. Especially now!

I have a mouse in my house. I actually probably have several mice in my house, but one of them is bold enough to come walking across the floor at night! It is just not right that you have to shine the flashlight down on the floor, before you put your feet down, so you can get out, and go to the privy. It’s also not right, to have to bang on your pillow at 3am, to get them to stop chewing underneath your bed. Chewing on something! Which I haven’t figured out what. But the sound of it coming up through your pillow is just wrong! I’m just saying! LOL

I will definitely want to have a kitty again! Macha will be 15 years old this year. Evidently chasing mice is just not on her agenda anymore!

Naps are not to be interrupted by silly creatures she can’t catch anyway!

Wait a minute, House? I’m glad you asked!

Right now I have a little tarp house! With a tarp floor, which is why it’s so easy to hear the mice crossing the floor at night! I’m living outside, with a little bit of fencing around my area, that my son fixed up for me because I just couldn’t live in the van anymore!

It looks crazy, but it’s been working!

This old bod of mine just couldn’t be hunched over another day! So I moved outside. Yes, I know, I’m kind of jumping into the middle of the story here. For those of you who are wondering how on Earth I could set up a tarp home someplace, any place, you’ll be delighted to know that this is our land! That’s right Charlie and I have found Land by the grace of the good Lord. All that land behind my van, Gracie, is State Trust Land!

This is what you see when you look in the other direction, out of the front of my Tarp House. Our Land!

Trees and Hills, with beautiful desert Flowers everywhere!

I have so much more to tell you, but as you know I can’t be on this tablet very long. For now, those of you who are praying Folk, I would ask you to say prayers of praise for my son and I! Praise for this sandy land where I am doing so well! For those of you who are not praying folk? My prayer is that someday you will be!

The Lord has been so good to my son and I, I want to shout it from the mountain tops! 🙂