Good Results

I had a medical test today, routine, and got good results, so I am so happy about that.  I am drawn to many things about the past or old way of life, but it sure is nice to have our current medical care that allows us to screen for things that have killed others (unnecessarily) at an early age.  Colon cancer comes to mind.  My mother lost her sweet brother way too young; I lost an uncle.  Anyway, I am counting my blessings today for good results.  You can probably guess I had a colonoscopy.

After we left the medical facility, I was told to name wherever I wanted to go to eat my first meal in 36 hours.  No problem.  Foster’s Market!  OMGOSH!  I had a Jammin’ Turkey sandwich on gluten-free bread, hot coffee WITH cream and sugar, and a bag of sour cream and chives potato chips.  OMGOSH (yes, I am saying that again!) it was so good!  I felt like a Survivor contestant who had won a rewards challenge!  I could actually only hold half of the sandwich, but the other half was heartily consumed later, after a nap.

Jammin’ Turkey Breast:  herb roasted turkey breast, Foster’s own Seven Pepper Jelly, thinly sliced red onions, herb cream cheese and romaine on sourdough $7.50

OMGOODNESS.

In other news, Mars has a new album out.  This is his third album. 

This album was heavily influenced by Mars’ love of traditional Swiss music, but he wanted to infuse it with modern electronica and some synthesizer effects. It has been well received I’m told.

I guess I have found my place to take fashion photos.  I know some of you out there think fashion photos are ridiculous, or at least I think I have gathered that, but to me it is fun!  It is an art form, and I realize a great frivolity in some ways, to be able to use clothes to express our feelings.  I never take for granted that I have what I need; I don’t forget that some people don’t have what they need.  I have never spent a lot on clothes in general, but I do not mind paying appropriately and a lot (what is due) for handcrafted things, if you know what I mean.

Pink Rose sweater dress (thrifted); Christopher & Banks cardigan (from my sister); Target tights (new); Merona boots (new).
Pretty blue pot sits on the potting bench, waiting for spring.
Used an app to get a sketch effect. Anyone see the eyes watching over me from the trees? Or the fierce dog face in my hair?

That’s all for now. I am truly enjoying getting back to blogging and having hosted space. Another form of expression that some think is a waste of time. I guess it depends on what it does for the author and what it does for the readers.

Oh, I have added a new page.  The link is in the sidebar:  Artist’s Book: Coffee Table Cat Book

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Songwriting for Healing and More

More old photos…

I sure remember tea parties and homeschooling with this sweet crew!

I remember baking with this little munchkin!

Those photos were taken in the summer of 2008! My, how times flies. Now they are all out working and independent. It is just hard to believe! Their oldest brother is not pictured here. He was already out working at that time.  I continue to take my very emotional but necessary trip down memory lane by way of photo organization.

Currently,…

Music is such a part of my life. I find the more I listen, the more I want to listen. I’ve always loved writing, so songwriting seems a natural part of the healing process, or at least it has been for me. I would love to share another one of my original songs soon. Maybe Jason and I can record it and share it by way of a YouTube video. I think you might like it. I like it a lot, but perhaps it is because I relate to the words and the reasons I wrote it.  Which takes us right back to the topic of songwriting and writing in general to help deal with tough emotions.  No wonder I journaled all those years!

Photo from a recent gig of Jason’s. I cheer them on!
Holding my new baby, 2009 Guild guitar.

I am absolutely loving my new (to me) Guild guitar. Oh my goodness, does she ever sound good! She inspires me to practice even more!  I am working on a set list that includes quite a few original songs.  The goal is to play out in public, for money, next year.  Not that it is about the money, but if you don’t book gigs, you don’t really play, and getting paid is usually part of the process.  Even if it is just a hat laid out for tips!

Heavier strings on this new guitar mean deeper calluses! My fingers are sore all over again!

Things I love these days…

A new lamp shade.
Amelia looking at me through the window. She is a plus-size model, a beautiful fluff ball!
Mars being his cheesy red self in front of the camera.
My current little spice rack, waiting for something a bit bigger, maybe older, and with style and character!

Update on the juicer…

 

I am still loving my Breville juicer. I like that it has fewer pieces than my old one. The pulp is contained in the same compartment as where the juice is actually spun out. I like that a lot. One less item to clean. The plastic, while sturdy, seems to me to be the type that might break if I dropped it from a decent height. I am not going to try that! So far I have been washing all pieces on the top rack in the dishwasher and they are doing great. Makes great juice and the pulp is DRY! Here is the link to the original post: http://www.amothersjournal.com/breville-juicer-compact-juice-fountain-700-watt/

Enjoy this day!

Breville Juicer: Compact Juice Fountain 700 watt

I bought a new juicer. A juicer is an appliance that I’ve enjoyed having around for years. The ones I had in the past were Jack Lalanne, but then one by one they bit the dust. They were fine, lasted a long time, and they did the job. Since the last one died a couple of years ago, however, I’ve not bought another one. This time I purchased the Breville compact juice fountain. The first couple of days I made my standard carrot-orange-ginger. It’s one of my favorites! Later I tried cucumber, celery, and carrots. This coming week I plan to pull out the recipe books and try some different things. A homemade V8 is wonderful!  I will be sure and let you know how this Breville juicer holds up, but so far I love it.  As with any juicer, you have to embrace the clean-up as part of the routine.

Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor

Enjoy this day!

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