3:30 is too early to get up, so I laid in bed until 4:30. I could hear Eddie moving around next door, so he was up early, too. I read eleven chapters in the Bible today...three from Exodus, so I could finish that book. I have 630 chapters to go and 61 days in which to get it done.
Psalm 38:5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
Then I went back to sleep and slept until 7:00.
I have lots of things that still need working on. Healing is an art. But the idea is to keep learning and growing and trying to do the right things while trusting the Lord for his goodness and mercy.
Here is a recipe I got from Mimi Kirk for Cheesy Sauce. I want to try this, because it looked delicious.
2 cups raw cashews
4 Tbsp lemon juice - She used a Meyer lemon. They are so good.
1-1/2 cups water
1/8 cup olive oil
2 tsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos
2 tsp chopped up rosemary
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
Sea Salt to taste (she used a little over a tsp.)
Pepper to taste
Garlic (optional) - She did not use garlic in hers.
Put all these ingredients in the blender. Add more seasoning if needed and add water if necessary to get the consistency you want. For this recipe, her cheesy sauce was a little runny.
Make zucchini pasta with a spiralizer. Add cheesy sauce to the pasta. Use your judgement on how much sauce to use.
To serve, put some of the zucchini pasta with cheesy sauce on the plate. Put a little more cheesy sauce on the top. Add more pepper if desired. Sprinkle some basil on top. You can warm this in your dehydrator or on the stove top. But be careful if you use the stove that you don't cook it. Maybe a warm oven would work, too.
The family in Arkansas went to Magic Screams today. My grandson Braeden said that he is scarred for life after going into a scary exhibit there. Our family has made it a tradition to go to Magic Screams every October for the last several years.
My work for the day was to clean the kitchen. It took all morning, but it looks much better. Nevertheless, I went back into the kitchen later in the day and there was a lizard sitting on the dining table.
There are these terrible flies called moss flies that bite like the dickens. They are a real nuisance. The only positive thing about them is that they are slow. It is possible to swat them with your hand.
I had lunch in my room...papaya, avocado, banana, star apples, and yellow sapote. I ate a little of the coconut left from yesterday, but the taste was a little off. As the weather is getting warmer, the food doesn't seem to be holding up as well. We have no refrigeration here on the farm.
After lunch, I practiced the flute. Hopefully, my flute teacher will take me back on as a student when I get home. I have made every effort not to regress any with the progress we had made before I left home. Harriet Reynolds is my teacher. She plays in the flute ensemble in Hot Springs. I know she will be busy with performances around Christmas, but the plan is to start the lessons again in January.
I finished my Anatomy lesson, typed it up and sent it to John. I would like to get as much of the course done while I am here on the farm as I can. Of course, I won't be able to finish the whole thing It will take another year after I get home to get through all the content.
I started reading the condensed version of Archangel by Robert Harris.
Dinner was cucumber, tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date. I didn't eat all of any of it, because I don't have an appetite. I saved the pecans and ate them later.
I knitted on my cap after dinner. This knitting is fun. I hope I'll still enjoy doing it when I get home. So far, I can make simple garter stitch scarfs and simple garter stitch caps. The Paton's How to Knit book I am using has twelve different patterns for beginning knitters. Each successive pattern introduces another skill to practice.
Eddie's wife and son came to visit him this evening. John called and consulted with Eddie at 6:00. The reason John didn't call last night is because they were having a thunderstorm in Surfer's Paradise, and it was too dangerous to use the telephone. Today is Eddie's tenth day to fast. He has lost his taste for the water from the rain tank. His wife brought him some spring water which he is able to sip on. As the body cleanses, it causes even the water to taste bad.
I spent the evening writing, reading and knitting.
John told me the other day that these "bruises" that stay on my leg and are sore all the time are varicose veins. He attributes it to smoking. He won't let up on this smoking. I quit 26 years ago! It just goes to show that it takes time to work through all the issues that we have stored up over the years from our reckless youth...and middle age. Most people want to avoid getting "sick", but these healing crises are what helps us get better. They are the turning point. It's best to try and create them!
To health and happiness.