Jul 28, 2012

No Smart Meter Here!!

I found this sign on the internet and copied it out on a big plastic sign... actually on the back of a big plastic For Sale sign I have here.  I have this sign out in my yard, at the top of my driveway where no one could come up to the yard level my home is on without seeing the sign. It's been up for awhile now and going to stay there for as long as need be.

Smart Meter Installer




                                       (I put my address and signature here)                                         

Analogue Meter Reader Still Welcome


The "Smart Grid" is a SLAVE GRID

I REFUSE TO HAVE A "SMART METER" installed on my home.  Many people are worried about the health hazards of these meters and with good reason, however, there is much more to worry about than just the health hazards.  There is also the VIOLATION OF PRIVACY and the fact that these meters help to facilitate CONTROL OVER YOU!!!

Read this article!!!  I am sure that you, like myself, will find it most interesting, informative, and scary!! The author, Roger Toutant, has practiced electrical engineering in private industry for more than 20 years and is currently licensed in Ontario, Canada.

The "Smart Grid" is a SLAVE GRID.... and with it, YOU become the SLAVE!!

Jul 27, 2012

Tipical For Me

Two days ago I was out to visit my Mom in a small town about 1/2 hour drive from where I live. We had a very nice time together, as usual. We ate dinner at HoJo's Pub and I asked for the Veggie Burger with a salad and with some fries instead of bread. You see, I am a Vegan so eat no animal products and as a diabetic I have found that bread makes my blood glucose levels very high. Since giving up bread my blood glucose readings have gone down significantly.  When we went back to Mom's, I hung several pictures for her as she had some of her walls painted and the pictures needed to be put back up. When I left for home that night I forgot my sunglasses, hey if the sun had still been up I would have remembered them, but it was after dark when I climbed on my trike and headed home.  This evening I rode back up to Mom's to get my 'shades' as I need them when riding on these bright, sunny days.  We ended up going out for Chinese dinner where I had Mushroom Chop Suey and Chow Mien. Since I got home I've been watching a movie on TV while surfing the net.  I have checked out Google Maps and a BC Government distance calculator, planning a trip I'm leaving on tomorrow.  I've also checked out Facebook, some recipes, browsed Scott Kay Cobalt, played some MahJong and now am blogging.  It's nearly time to head to bed so I can get up early and get on the road.

Jul 26, 2012

Flying Olympic Style

Another email copied... from FlyLady:

Dear Friends,

The opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Games will begin Friday, July 27, 2012. We will watch as the athletes enter with their flags flying high and their smiles guiding them.

Those smiles are evidence of the dedication to their life's work. At a very early age they decided that they wanted to be and compete with the world's best athletes for the gold medal. Do you want to know what got them there? It was not just talking about their goal, it was putting together a plan and implementing it every day of their lives.

Do you want to smile too? Many of you came to FlyLady.net with one goal in mind; to get your home in order. That is an honorable goal but that is not the be all and end all. It is just the stepping stone to opening up your world to many wonderful things. Getting my home in order has allowed me to be who I was put on Earth to be! I am fulfilling my life's mission and I would not have ever been able to find my reason for being if I had stayed in my clutter and CHAOS.

CHAOS separates us from our goals. We may not even know what they are when we first start, but if we will practice our routines every day then we will begin to see what is waiting for us once we get out of our clutter and CHAOS. These skillful athletes practice every single day. God gave them a talent and they have taken that talent to its highest levels. They did not hide it under a bushel or go bury it under the clutter. They set up a plan and each day, each week and each month they took the BabySteps to help them accomplish their goal of being the best in the world.

We have established the FlyLady Declutter Games that will be full of challenge events, supportive words, testimonials, bonus events and so much fun. We are going to spend the next 16 days getting that clutter out of your homes and celebrating every day with claiming our medals!

All of the athletes have a coach. They didn't have to sit down and figure this all out for themselves. They had someone who had done it before them to help guide them and tell them what to do! We all need a coach and you have a whole coaching team!

Meet FlyLady! She is the bossiest coach, but she has your best interest at heart and she loves you as if you were her own. She is tough but this will help you too. She guides you with the combination of her personalities; The loudest cheerleader, a fairy godmother, a strict drill sergeant and a loving but firm parent shaking her Mommy finger when you need that attitude adjustment.

Then there is Kelly! She gives us what we need to help us get through our days and feel good about something. She is our sprinting coach and at the end of the day she sends us to the showers to take care of ourselves.

You have a whole FLY Crew to help you from your head to your toes. We have a lifetime of being able to stand up on the platform and accept our gold medal for a sport that was not the most glamorous but for a blessing that we have performed out of love for ourselves and for our families. Take your bows friends and put that smile in your face! Get out your timers!

We are going to have fun with our FlyLady Declutter Games!


You are not behind! I don't want you to try to catch up; I just want you to jump in where we are. O.K.?

Perfectionism is Shelved in 2012!

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Jul 25, 2012

Getting Ready to FLY

Sharing another email with you from FlyLady... then I am going to drink some water and pick up some "stuff" to either put away, throw away, donate or recycle.  Wish me luck!!


Dear Friends,

I have been playing with a fun relay today in preparation for the Olympics that starts on Friday. Here is what I have been doing all day and boy is stuff getting done.

I started my day dressed to shoes. As part of my morning routine I put on my earrings. I take them off every night and put them in my BP Bottle top. Then I drink 10 ounces of water to take my pill. This encourages me to go potty in 45 minutes. That is what starts the relay.

I drink another 10 ounces and then put something away. As I put an item away I find another item in that area that is out of place. I put away three items on this leg of my 15 minute relay.

This last relay I mopped the floors with a rag that was on the back of my couch. Only spot that was not touch was the place where our big dog was asleep. It is amazing what you can do in 15 minutes or less. Everyone go drink some water and play this game with me. LOL Tell me how you like it.

Put RELAY in the subject line and send it to FlyLady@flylady.net.

Let's learn how to play and get things done!


Jul 20, 2012

Flying with Kale

This is a letter I received from FlyLady's Leanne Ely.  Reading this great information made me realize I want to share this with others as well as keep it where I can easily find it to read over and over again. 

Dear Friends,

I'm going way out on a limb here to say that kale is the most nutritious food you can put in your body. Lots of people think that kale is some new nutritional magical trend, but it's your basic green veggie and it's been around for a long time!

And while kale's being touted as "the New Beef" and the "Queen of Greens," (as if it's a new invention), I might go so far as to say that I'm the one to thank for starting the Kale Revolution! I've been getting my kale on for YEARS!

I eat a lot of kale. I love juicing it and I blend it into my smoothies—but there was a time when I thought the only thing kale was good for was garnish, back when I was in my 20s and operating my own catering company.

I started seeing the real benefits of kale when I moved my family on a farm just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, when the kids were little. The woman who sold me the house had a ton of kale planted in the garden and told me how delicious it was. Of course, I didn't believe her, but I started cooking with it and I've been hooked on the stuff ever since then.

So why is kale so good for you?

Let's see...

- Kale is high in fiber and low in calories. It aids in digestion and helps keep you regular, (if you know what I mean, lol).
- Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef.
- Kale is packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps prevent blood clotting and aids in bone health, while Vitamin C helps to maintain joint flexibility.
- There are many antioxidants in kale including flavonoids and carotenoids.
- Kale is an anti-inflammatory food.
- There is more calcium in kale per calorie, than in milk.
- Kale is chock full of sulfur, and along with its high fiber content, kale is an excellent detox food. It will keep your liver nice and healthy.

What's the best way to enjoy kale?

I enjoy it best raw, in its liquid form, mixed with some spinach, lemon, carrot, apple and ginger, but that's not for everyone!

Here are some ways you can try preparing kale as you attempt to get a taste for the stuff:

- Rinsed and dried well, spritzed with a little olive oil, and baked in the oven until crispy but before its brown, yum you've got kale chips!
- Toss kale leaves into a salad.
- Throw a handful of kale into your soups.
- Add it to a pot of salted, boiling water for 3 or 4 minutes, strain like pasta and use it however you use other vegetables. Add it to your stir fry, serve it with sauteed onions . . . use your imagination!
- If you eat rice or pasta, add kale to the cooking liquid a couple of minutes before the starch is ready and enjoy all that green flavor in your meal without dirtying another pot!

Leanne Ely, Your Dinner Diva since 2001
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Flying in a Healthy Way

I my quest to be healthier as well as my quest to declutter and clean my home, I joined FlyLady some time ago.  I am so far behind on reading the emails, and so far have not even begun to declutter and organize my home.  I do manage to read an email here and there though often feel that my inbox is even more cluttered than it was before and my inbox is as bad as my home.  Today I decided to try reading a few and deleting some of the testimonials and out dated Flight Plans.  I will be sharing some of the good info here on my blog.

Jul 15, 2012


Something I often do with my Spiritual Friends is get together for drumming.  We have several different kinds of drums between us as well as things like maracas and a few other things, and Chris often brings his guitar too.  No one brings big drum sets like the Pulse Drums, all are smaller type drums that we can carry easily.  We sometimes meet at a friend's home and often at the local park so other people can come and join in with us, using some of the extra instruments that are brought along for that purpose.  I think they likely got together at the park today, though since I wasn't feeling well I stayed home all day and just now remembered the Sunday Drumming.  I won't make it there next week as I am going away for the weekend, but I am sure I will make it there for the following Sunday.