Tuesday, October 4, 2011


At 3:30 a.m. I turned on my light and read in Iris & Ruby.  At 6:00 a.m. I dressed for the day and read eight of my Bible chapters.

I Skyped with Travis, Molly, Mom, Braeden, and Ashlyn this morning.  It made me late for work, but it was worth it.  They were celebrating Travis' birthday.  Molly fixed chili and fried some eggs for my Mom.  Mom thinks she has to have fried eggs every time she goes to Molly's house.  Mom says she wants me to come home so she can torment me!  Molly and family just got back from a vacation at Disney World in Florida.  They had a great time.  We talked about Travis having to do all the Christmas shopping this year.  I can't wait to see what he buys.

About 8:30 John came to check on me, so I said my good-byes and went to work.  Today I mowed grass.  There is a lot of grass around here.  It will be a full time job keeping up with it.
Ready to mow.
At 11:00 I quit because I ran out of steam.  I put up the wheelbarrows and fertilizer John had been using while he moved the hoses.
The mowed area.
I showered and washed my hair before lunch.  Lunch was coconut with coconut water, papaya, star apple, avocado, and banana with almond butter.

After lunch, I finished my Bible chapters and then fell asleep for awhile.  I finished reading Iris & Ruby.  I wrote out answers for the Questions for Lesson 45, typed them up, and sent them to John.  I practiced my flute.

Supper was cherry tomato, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans and dates.

We talked about country music at supper.  John is reading a biography of Loretta Lynn.  One of the radio programs John hosts is a country music program.

John lent me three Bruce Lipton DVD's.  Tonight I watched part of Nature, Nurture, and the Power of Love The Biology of Conscious Parenting while I knitted on my scarf.  My laptop only has about a one hour battery life.  Why is that?

I started on a book called Wild Swans Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang.  It may be too sad for me.  It's a true story about Jung Chang.  It is her honest account of her families personal history in 20th century China.  Just the bound feet of her grand-mother breaks my heart, and I know there are many other tragedies to come.

I wonder if there were any enlightened people in China back in the days of bound feet who could see the absurdity of that practice.  Was there any man who raised his girls to live pain free with big feet and thumbed his nose at custom?  What social pressures do I blindly accept without question even though they would be seen as absurd if looked at with a clear eye?

To health and happiness.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janis, someone once told me that we ruin our laptop batteries by keeping them plugged in even when they are not in use. Not only are we supposed to turn them off, but unplug them if we intend to preserve the full strength of the battery. The battery on my last laptop would not even hold a charge if it came unplugged at all. I don't know if that helps you or not. If you can unplug your laptop whenever it's not in use, perhaps it will hold a longer charge. btw, I ordered nearly all of the Esther and Jerry Hicks CDs, and have been listening to them when I cannot read. Barbara W. and her husband are planning to attend the couple's workshop in Texas in Oct. I said I had already invested in all the CDs, so I'll listen at home and in the car. I hope that when I fall asleep while one is going, my subconscious still hears the lesson to be learned. hhehe. I guess the whole point though is to bring all the stuff from subconscious to conscious though, isn't it? Hope all is well with you. Love you.