Wednesday, June 29, 2011


When I wake up during the night it is so dark, and I have absolutely no idea what time it is.  I will just lay still and try to guess whether it is time to get up or not.  The first time I did this Wednesday morning it was 12:30 a.m.  I read a while and then went back to sleep and slept until 7:00 a.m. so I only had one hour of computer time.  John showed up at 8:10 wanting to know why I was late to work.  I was trying to get Travis on Skype, but I couldn't get it to work.   John went to his house and signed on to Skype, and I could talk to him.

It was a rainy day.  This is not the rainy season, but it sure is raining a lot.  I did some domestics today.  I cleaned all three rooms in the office, and the shower/toilet building.  Then I put mulch around one of the little custard apple trees.  John had already fed it with blue stone and compost.

Then I pulled the Singapore Lilies from around the lemonade tree.  The Singapore Lilies have become a nuisance here.  The lemonade tree bears a citrus fruit that tastes like lemonade.

We prepared lunch and then cleaned up before eating.  Lunch was pomelo, sapadillo, custard apple, avocado, sour sop, papaya, and fresh coconut.  I ate all but the avocado.  Pomelo tastes like a grapefuit.  Sapadilla tastes like cinnamon.  Sour Sop tastes like sour candy.

I am studying the lymphatic system in my anatomy lesson now.  In my consultation with John we talked about the lymphatic system.  It is just as important as the blood system.  It keeps the system clean.  That's why it is important not to overload the system with toxins and morbid materials.  The lymph system has enough to do without being overloaded with all the things we subject it to.

The accumulation of waste matter is what kills us. The accumulation of waste is much more difficult to avoid once we stop growing at age 46.5 years.  All our processes slow down and we start dying.  So of all the things I want to accumulate, waste is not one of them..not on any level.  Why would I want to  accumulate things that have no meaning or don't serve me well?

I finally got to talk to Travis on Skype in the afternoon.  I think I woke him up since it was 11:00 p.m. his time.  He had fun fishing with his sister, Dorothy, today.  They had a late night fish fry.

For supper I chopped up a tomato and 1/2 an avocado and put lime juice on top.  And I had sauerkraut, pecans and 3 dates.

After supper I practiced my flute and sang to myself out of The Good Old Songs for a little while.

Then I read myself to sleep.

Grace, mercy and peace to all.



  1. I think you need a lemonade tree in your yard ;) I would say that I want one except that we don't have a permanent yard

  2. My friend Mary Shapiro found this information about the polemo...

    The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick albedo (rind pith). It is the largest citrus fruit, 15–25 cm in diameter,[1] and usually weighing 1-2 kg. Other spellings for pomelo include pummelo, and pommelo, and other names include Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous[2] [from

    The pomelo tastes like a sweet, mild grapefruit, though the typical pomelo is much larger in size than the grapefruit. It has very little, or none, of the common grapefruit's bitterness, but the enveloping membranous material around the segments is bitter, considered inedible, and thus usually is discarded. The peel is sometimes used to make marmalade, or is candied and sometimes dipped in chocolate. The peel of the pomelo is also used in Chinese cooking. In general, citrus peel is often used in southern Chinese cuisine for flavoring, especially in sweet soup