Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Guilty Pleasure

April 24, 2013

Okay, I have a confession...

I have a guilty pleasure--one that, while I don't HAVE to have it--I won't turn it down when I get the chance to do it...

I absolutely LOVE the television show SONS OF ANARCHY.

I never saw it on tv--but last summer I borrowed the first season on dvd from a friend.

FLOORED me.

Seriously, these characters just slam me in the gut when I watch them. Yes, they are flawed beyond belief, and they are not what you would call good examples of walkin' with God and yet...

I see so many wonderful things in the shows.

(Yeah, there's that weird vibe again.)

Okay--first, there are themes of family and loyalty, ones that I really understand. The characters have a skewed sense of morality, but the men will do WHATEVER it takes to support and protect their families. The women are strong and yet they are not afraid to be vulnerable when it is for the good of others.

Believe it or not, I see a ton of scriptural truth in the show so far--
and no, it doesn't say in Hebrews, "Thou shalt run guns."  However, I have seen where the Titus 2 admonition to older women to be mentors to the younger women have come into play, along with others.

Please don't think that I'm sayin' this show should be used to teach the Bible--I'm just givin' ya'll MY take on it, and what *I* get out of it.

 I've only seen the first two seasons on dvd, but I'm lookin' forward to seein' more when I get the chance.

Does anyone else have a guilty pleasure that they enjoy? I would love to hear about it.

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Phone--And Book Review Of NEW DRESS A DAY

April 22, 2013

I GOT A NEW PHONE!!!!!!!

Yup, instead of my old TRACFONE, which I really appreciated all the years I lived in the mountains and couldn't get any other phone service--I now have a new AT&T phone, with a lot of bells and whistles. And a KEYBOARD. I can text a lot faster now, and it will be correct! I also have a camera, and I can get simple internet access, so I can check my email without havin' to leave the house, which is nice, 'cause I get email updates to a lot of inspirational posts, and it has been great, gettin' to read scripture first thing in the mornin'.

PLUS--I get to talk to the Redneck more often, since it doesn't cost anything to call him. THAT has been wonderful, and we call each other early in the mornin', so we get to sort of 'wake up' together. Last night we talked for over 2 hours, and I was able to do some chores while we talked, and he did his laundry. We both still dislike his bein' gone for so long--but now we don't feel quite so lonely.

And of course--this new phone and the plan with it is CHEAPER than what we were doin' before--so my inner thriftologist is ecstatic.

Honestly, I feel like a cellular version of PINOCCHIO, and he says,
"I HAVE A REAL PHONE!"

Okay, on to a book review that I hope ya'll will really like--NEW DRESS A DAY, by Marisa Lynch.

Marisa is a blogger, and she started NEW DRESS A DAY: 365 DAYS / 365 DOLLARS several years ago, and it took off like a rocket. Marisa takes funky clothing from thrift shops, and turns them into gorgeous creations of her own. Eventually, all this fashionisity (is that a word? It SHOULD be, ya know.), was turned into a book filled with what Marisa calls 'dressipes', or ways to make somethin' WOW out of nothin'.

It's easy to follow, and the photos are great. Ideas range from where to get your raw matererials, to makin' an apron out of fabric leftover from other projects. And I LOVE the jacket made from a MOB dress (Mother Of Bride)--I'm keepin' an eye peeled for my own MOB at thrift stores, 'cause I love 'blingy' jackets.

If you love to have new goodies in your 'drobe' (My word), but can't face the high cost of clothing that looks like every other piece out there in the mass market world of fashion--give NEW DRESS A DAY a gander. It's published by BALLENTINE.

Also check out Marisa's blog at www.newdressaday.com. You will love her work, and many of her reader's contribute photos of thier own 'redos'.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Update On Beef 'Prescription'--Bermuda Triangle--Thrift Store Trip

April 17, 2013

After three days of beef at my evenin' meal...I have lost all cravin' for chocolate. Is that cool or what?

Just thought I'd share.

I am convinced that the Bermuda Triangle has taken up residence in my livin' room bookshelf. Nothin' else explains what happened to a library book that has gone missin' for over a month (ironically--the title of the book is MISSING).

I checked itout, read part of the way through, and just didn't 'click' with the plot or characters, so I put it aside on my night stand, and the next day I moved it to the book shelf where I keep library materials to be returned. Later, I found that I had not brought it to the library, so had it rechecked out so I could bring it back next time.

I never found the book.

I have torn my house up lookin' for it, called every library that I use (and it's a LOT of libraries that I patronize) to see if I had accidentally left it with them--no dice.

No one comes to my house--I'm not inhospitable, my house is just really pretty small for visitors--I haven't taken my books anywhere else. I have torn my truck apart, but no book. Now add to all that the fact that my letter to my pen pals, PLUS the original letters from them have disappeared off the same book shelf...

...oooOOOOOooooooo....(cue TWILIGHT ZONE music)

Oh well. I'll rewrite the letters and pay for the book. It may be bizarre, but it's ain't earth shakin'.

Yesterday, I checked out a thrift store someone told me about. It's a place where all the clothes are the same price, regardless of what it is--pants, skirts, etc. On Thursday, the store puts out all the new stuff, and everything is $1.75. As the week progresses, the prices go lower, until Wednesday, when everything is 25 cents, and I have heard that it's a mad house that day.

I went on 50 cent day, and while I DID get some bargains--4 pieces of clothing for $2.00--I'm not certain if it will be worth my time to go very often. Nothing is organized--men's. kid's, EVERYTHING is just glommed onto racks together. You hafta DIG to find stuff, and while there were good things, it was also hot, stuffy, and crowded with folks lookin' for a bargain. Poor Obie just looked at me like I had lost my mind, and I felt so bad for him that I bought him a DR. PEPPER as soon as we left. He earned it for his patience.

Also checked out a couple of other thrift stores, includin' GOODWILL. I have lost interest in GOODWILL over the years, as their prices have steadily climbed. Yes--they are still cheaper than a lot of places, but some things are just ridiculous. I did find a few things on the clearance shelves up front for 50 cents each--includin' a cute little tile that says, "Rewrite your script." I put that up where I can see it when I brush my teeth.

I don't shop thrift stores and yard sales just to get a bargain--I shop there because most of the time it's a fun way to save money, and you can meet some really neat folks in them. I don't go just to get more stuff--I shop only when I have a true need or want, and many times I leave without buyin' anything. I know of a few more stores that I will be checkin' out probably next month in a different town, and hopefully I will have some fun stuff to report.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett
 

Monday, April 15, 2013

RIFE Machine Update--One Of The Reasons I LOVE My Doctor

April 15, 2013

Happy Tax Day, and Happy Birthday to my friend Marqueta from SWEETE FELICTY Blog (www.sweetefelicity.blogspot.com)! I have a letter almost finished to send to you soon!

I got to spend Friday night at my friend's house, and I spent time on the RIFE machine after she went to bed. I just watched a movie on tv as I went through the list of protocols for the machine, A-Z. I just looked for protoclos that had anything to do with any health issues I was concerned about, and when I was done I had been on the machine for four hours. I figure I will either get well...

...or be zapped into another dimension.

Come on--the thing DOES look awfully 1950's bad sci-fi movie technology.

As of yet, I can't tell ya'll if there is a real difference in my health from the use of the machine, but I'll keep usin' it and monitorin' my health. If I honestly feel there is a benefit--I'll let ya know. If I don't--I'll tell ya that too.

Okay--why do I love my Doctor sooooo much?

Because while we were talkin' recently, I mentioned that I had been cravin' chocolate like a drug--I just can't seem to get enough of it. I mean--it's wonderful stuff, sure, but this was gettin' ridiculous--I even ate a whole bag of milk chocolate chips the other night.

Turns out, that type of cravin' can be caused by the body needin' certain minerals that are found in the food. While I was gettin' some nutritional benefits from the chocolate--I wasn't gettin' the same amount I would have gotten from a REAL food with the same nutrients.

Well, be still my little heart--guess which real food shares a few nturtients with chocolate?

BEEF!!!!!!!

Not a whole lot, but there are enough in common that I have mistaken the need to add some beef back into my diet with chocolate.

Sooo....

She prescribed beef for me for the next week--once a day, to see if the cravin' for the chocolate lessens.

I am happy to say that after just ONE meal of a simple grilled steak last night--

I have NO desire for chocolate whatsoever. In fact, the thought of chocolate is kinda makin' me queasy.  Does this mean that I am givin' up on the rich dark sweet stuff forever?

ARE YOU NUTS?!?!?!?!

Of COURSE I'm gonna eat chocolate--I LOVE the stuff. I just don't NEED it when my nutritional needs are met by something more substantial like beef.

So--if you have been really cravin' somethin' that isn't quite good for you--check out the nutritional aspects of the food, and find out what real food you can substitute for it instead. See if the cravin' lessens.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Feelin' Better--Cold Weather Back--Dogs Are Weird

April 10, 2013

Feelin' much more gooder, as my buddy Rusty would say. Still snifflin', but that could actually be from the raw food I'm eatin' these days--I understand that your body will chunk out mucous as you detox. I don't care if it's from a cold of raw food--I'm TIRED of drownin' in nasal discharge!

Put the heater away yesterday while cleanin' house--that was dumb.

Went to bed last night with the fan on, and considerin' runnin' the air conditioner. Woke up to a cold house, and my dogs whinin' to go out to go potty.

I stumbled to the front door, let everyone out, then fell back on the bed. Again--not the brightest thing to do, 'cause I dozed off and when I heard the dogs barkin' to come back in...

...I found out it had begun to rain, and I as I opened the door, I had two VERY wet small dogs come rushin' in. Before I could get a towel on the smallest one--she had run and jumped into Obie's bed and shot under his warm blankets.

I heard, "WHOA!"

"YIPE!"

"THUD!"

Which meant that my son didn't appreciate Poblano's effort's to dry out usin' HIS bedcovers. A very disgruntled lookin' Poblano came into the room and just glared at me like it was MY fault.

Another thing about my dogs. They like to sleep under my bed, since it is so high. I used cinder blocks to raise it up. I just like high beds, they seem far more luxurious. So the dogs use it as a den at night, and sometimes I hear them under me, shiftin' around.

The worst thing that happens is when Midnight (recall him from a post a few weeks back?) begins to SNORE.

Honestly--for a small dog--he can outsnore the REDNECK. If I were a small child--I would be convinced I had a monster under my bed. As it is--I dream of freight trains when Midnight is under the bed.

Well, I have dragged the heater back out and am lettin' it warm up the house while Obie and I are runnin' errands. I plan to make egg rolls and granola bars this afternoon while listenin' to Air One Radio--a really good listener supported Christian radio staion. Check them out at www.air1.com.

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett

Monday, April 8, 2013

I Am Sicker Than A...

April 8, 2013

...I dunno what..but I'm sick.

Woke up with a sore throat Sunday--thought it was due to snorin'--nope--I'm sick.

So, I am lettin' ya'll know that I'll be offline for a few days while I recover.

Well, I still got chores--just gonna do 'em slow today. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Catchin' Up

March 6, 2013

Made it back from West Texas around 10:30 this mornin'. We left the hotel just before 6 a.m., and the trip back really wasn't that bad--I knew where I was headed, and just kept checkin' the map for which town was next. Obie and I heard some awesome music, and enjoyed a lovely sunrise. We got home, got mugged by the animals--both big and small (seriously...ever been hugged by a horse?), took care of any chores that needed to be done, had a quick lunch, and collapsed for a nap. Now we are up, took care of more chores, and decided to come play at the wifi hotspot for a time.

Okay, to catch ya'll up on some cool things that happened this last week.

We found a new organic grocery store--they even have bottled kombucha, and their bulk herbs are a great price.

As ya'll know, our preacher has cancer, and of course, we are all doin' anything we can to help him. I found out that my friend Eleanor has a RIFE machine. For those who don't know what that is, you can go to the followin' site to get a really good technical explanation. (http://rifemachine.com/rife-technology-2/). I can only tell ya what I understand--it's a machine that gives off varyin' frequencies that are supposed to affect the human body in a positve manner.

Well, there's a LOT of controversy about these things, and I ain't makin' any claims about them, other than to say that I am willin' to try anything to help my preacher. So while he was in his chemo free period, he went and had a course of treatments with the machine. He enjoyed them, in fact, he dozed off durin' them, and he hasn't had any ill effects from it. We will see as time goes on what, if anything happens.

In the meantime, I'll be takin' a series of treatments myself after this week. I have had one already, a simple virus protocal series, and I did notice that I got really calm and comfy durin' the treatment. Again, not sure if there has been a change in a few things, but we will see, and I'll let ya'll know what I experience. Eleanor haas been doin' the treatments regularly, and she claims to have had amazin', results.

Speakin' of Eleanor--she is currently diggin' her toes in the sandy beaches of Costa Rica, as she celebrates her 70th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! She is sooooo cool--I wanna be her when I grow up.

Wait--I have to grow up first--and I don't see that happenin' any time soon.

Do you?

I will be headed to Eleanor's this weekend to trim all of her rosemary bushes--and yes, I get to keep all that I trim! Then I'll be helpin' her clean out her closets of excess clothin', which will be goin' to the homeless shelter our church is workin' with--so far we have donated over 1200 pounds of clothes, plus toiletries, baby items, and things to help folks set up housekeepin' as they get into housin'.

And no--I won't be gettin' any of her old clothes for me--she's a TINY little thing.

So, I gotta get goin'--have a ton of things to do online before the evenin'. I think we'll have a HUGE salad tonight, and rentin' THE HOBBIT sounds like fun.

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett



 

Friday, April 5, 2013

I'm Back--Finally

April 5, 2013

Whew--I forgot that I hadn't posted anything since last Friday, when I told ya'll I was headin' to West Texas to see the Redneck. Then I kinda dropped off the map, and it wasn't until now that I realized that some of you may think that I had been in an accident or gotten lost or somethin'. Well, here's what happened...

It wasn't more than a few moments after I had posted the above plans that I received a message from the Redneck sayin' that he was able to come home after all, so I was thrilled.

Why, I didn't have to drive all that way, I I could stay at home, I, I...

...aw heck.

I had to do the weekly cleanin' chores that I had planned to put off until I got back.

Well, shoot my monkey.

Then I figured, whatever--I get my Redneck home for a week instead of a couple of days, so I can clean house while I wait. I got the basic cleanin' stuff done, got all prettied up, and went to pick him up where the guys from his work would drop him off..

...at 3:30 in the MORNIN'.

{{groan}}

We got home around 4:30, slept until 7:30, and began our time together. Obie had gone to his dad's for the holiday, so we had some couple time. It was great, and it was wonderful to attend church with my Beloved on Easter Sunday. Obie got home later Sunday, and he was happy to see the Redneck.

Our week with him home was just so great. We took care of things that needed to be done, we went places and visited friends, and we ate out a LOT. I can't believe I'm actually lookin' forward to goin' back to a raw food diet now that he is back in West Texas.

Oh yeah, about that...

Obie and I drove him back to his job this afternoon, and we are spendin' the night at the motel with him, before headin' home in the mornin'. That trip is LOOONG.

We are now enjoyin' a quiet evenin'--I'm obviously surfin' the web while my guys are watchin' the tv. Tomorrow Obie and I will return home, which will be a little bit less fun because the Redneck won't be there for another few weeks. But we're cool. We have lots to do until he comes home.

Later, I have several cool things to tell ya'll about what happened over the week, and I hope to post a few good essays about thoughts and how we should control them.

Well, no chores, but I'm takin' a nap. Later ya'll.
© 2013 by Evelyn Edgett