Monday, July 4, 2011

God Bless America

God bless America
Land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above!

I am missing the 4th of July with my family.  I know they are having such a good time celebrating together.  I am sending lots of love their way.  The only celebration here was the one in my heart.  I dressed in my blue crop pants, my red Arkansas Razorback shirt, and I tied a red bandanna kerchief around my wrist  I ruined my USA shirt while weeding last week.  It's in the laundry, but I'm not expecting it to come clean.

I slept 13 hours Sunday night.  The rest has got to be good for healing.  I have decided to put one of the Lugable Loos in my room.  It will save wear and tear on my kidneys, since I have just been holding it rather than get up and go outside into the dark to get to the bathroom.  The Lugable Loo is filled half way with wood shavings.  Once it is saturated, you dump it around one of the trees.

I think my tummy is getting a tiny bit flatter, but I still have not lost a kilo.

Monday morning I weeded the Jaboticaba row until about 10:30.  Then I switched jobs and mulched three mango trees and a custard apple tree.  John had fed them ahead of me with blue stone and compost.  He helped me finish mulching the last tree.  I learned I have been laying the mulch on too thick.  Since I know that, I can now mulch 2 or 2-1/2 trees with a wheel barrow full of mulch.  As long as the compost is covered, that's all that is required.

I feel better today.  My only pain is in my lower back.  That will be from the digestive tract, also.

For lunch I had papaya, black sapote, tamarillo, pineapple, banana, and grated coconut.  A tamarillo is also known as a tree tomato.  It looks like a tomato, but  it tastes tangy like a lemon.

We went to Mareeba at 1:00.  We stopped for gas at a little station along the way.  Gasoline was $1.44 per liter.  Check out the plumbing truck...Amen Plumbing - An honest solution to your plumbing needs.   Hallelujah!

At Mareeba we went to Essence of Organics and bought goat milk and a huge head of Cos lettuce.  Then we went to Overflow where I bought some garden gloves, two notebooks, a hand mirror, some more curlers for my hair, and some hair clips.  The young girl that checked me out asked if I had just come from America.  She collects American coins.  I told her I would bring her some coins next Monday.

I had good computer time in the afternoon.  Even though it was midnight at home, I got to chat with Travis for awhile.  I worked on my French lesson a little, too.  And I listened to a sermon on the web about prayer.

Supper was lettuce, tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, one date, and some pecans.  Back in my room, I rolled my hair, practiced my flute, read my Bible, and then read myself to sleep.

That's it for now.  Stay safe and be happy.

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