Was It All Just Wasted Time?

Evening everyone, are yall ready for a cold front, not me!

So today I embarked on several different tasks, feeling a bit more energetic than I have been, anyway, one of those tasks was to import/export the content from my blog here to my website and vice-versa. I succeeded in the export part, but can’t figure out how to import the content and make it show up. My bright idea was that if I switched places with my blog and website, I could then accomplish with Write Where You Are what I have on Kimmy’s Patio. The other thing I wanted to accomplish was to be able to monetize Kimmy’s Patio-even if it was just by link building or whatever.

Well, that did not happen…yet. I’m not giving up totally, just for today, because now I have a headache. So was it all wasted time? Maybe, maybe not. If nothing else, I have the content on zip files that can be made into new blogs in case I totally screw up, problem is, I don’t know how to make that happen, obviously, or it would be done already. Should I even do it? I don’t know. Maybe that was the lesson I was supposed to learn, leave well enough alone! Makes me think of that popular Eagles song.


Another project that I got started (inadvertently) was joining Write Practice which is going to help me learn how to write better stories, maybe even a novel! I connected and took notes, joined them on social media and tried to do my first practice lesson, but was thwarted by Diquis, because when I originally signed up with them I had a different email address. Now it won’t let me comment on the blog. Grrrr. It’s been a Monday, let me tell ya.

I also went to put a check in my account but was denied because David isn’t listed on my account, and the check was made out to both of us. Stupid rules! I will have him sign it and try again. They said he had to be there but, we are married, it’s just a silly rule.

Then there was the incident at Walgreens, I thought ALL the vitamins and supplements were on bogo, but when I got checked out with my cranberry pills, naturally they weren’t, so after arguing with the manager, I went back and looked myself and sure enough. Doh!

Maybe tomorrow will be better. :0



Morning everyone and how is your Friday morning going? It’s a chilly 45 degrees here but somehow it feels warm in the house, maybe because I am not feeling well, or maybe just in comparison to outside. For all you bloggers that may have missed the news yesterday, I did not have my neck surgery because Wednesday afternoon, I started coming down with some kind of virus.

Much like what’s left of my beautiful fountain I feel shattered this morning

I thought when I vomited (rare for me) that afternoon it was because I ate something old or maybe a slight case of nerves, but then I started freezing and by the time I left my Dad’s, all I wanted to do after picking Dave up from the auto shop, was crawl into my bed and try to get warm. Thinking I was still having surgery the next morning, I could not take any meds for pain or for my upset stomach. I was not hungry and alternated between burning up and freezing all night long, in addition, all my bones hurt (especially my lower back) and my heart felt like it was beating out of my chest.

Later that evening, I still managed to make myself get up and take the required shower with the “special” soap, crawl into clean clothes and clean sheets and try to sleep until 4am. when I had to get up and repeat the process. I still felt bad, but we went anyway, thinking they were going to give me antibiotics by IV anyway. Then I started thinking, what if this is the flu and post surgery I’m still sick and vomit again? That would not be good after just having my neck redone. They agreed and canceled the surgery. 😦

By five o’clock yesterday when I had to go pick take Dave t pick up his truck from the shop I was feeling better but still lethargic. This morning I thought the same, but by the time I fed the dogs, made my coffee (you know the process), watered the plants and got myself dressed (in no particular order did those things and more get done), I was exhausted and decided I would pound out my blog for today and then go sit on the couch for a while. I did feel like I was going to hurl (and still may) for a minute and my heart is beating too fast, but other than the weakness and lethargy, I feel fine. sneeze Scuse me.

They had taken me off of all of my vitamins, supplements and essential oils, but until I get rescheduled, I’m back on at least the EO’s in an effort to get over this…whatever this is. If it is indeed a virus, there is no point wasting my money at the doctor, they can’t do anything anyway. I am diffusing peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, and frankincense and drinking water with a few drops of some of those same EO’s. Plus I did my oil pulling this morning with a super-sized mouthful of coconut oil and 2 drops of oregano essential oil. I WILL nip this in the bud!!


Poetry, Pre-op Prep, and Pudding”

Soaking Away my Sins

Surrendering to sleep until seven-thirty am

Sweet relaxation!

Simultaneously staring at the streaked shower glass

Soaking in a salty mix of Epsom salts and frankincense

Waiting the twenty minutes it takes for hopeful detoxification

Sweating it out while sipping on cinnamon-laced ACV tea

Striving for Nirvana

Wanting the pain, to disappear down the drain

As it takes the salts, poisons, and sins with it.

I have to say, I did feel a sight better after my little bath this morning and from there I commenced to partake in a new twist on a borrowed recipe from Nutiva for breakfast-but the only part of the recipe I used was the basic chia pudding, this time it set up properly and other than a strange sort of mouth- feel from what I supposed was the type of coconut milk I used, ( I used So Delicious Brand Culinary Coconut Milk) it was pretty good! To that, I added some flax, frozen blueberries, and some coconut-chia granola and it was a yummy, breakfast pudding indeed!

My first proper chia pudding breakfast bowl.
Not the required canned, full-fat coconut milk

After a teary night last night because I was feeling so out of sorts, I’m hoping for a better day today. I’m trying to detox and prepare for my pre-op the best I can and part of that is getting the house ready for me coming home and not being allowed to bend over or lift heavy items. So what I’m supposed to do if put the things I need to use every day at eye level, tomorrow I will wash the bed sheets and tomorrow night, I will shower with the special kit containing the only soap I’m to use (you have to scrub from chin to toes for two minutes) and then crawl in a clean bed after also removing all of my jewelry.

Thursday morning I will be up rather early to arrive at the hospital by 5:30am, I think surgery is actually scheduled for 7:30am. I know I’ll be in good hands but I can’t stop thinking about all the what-ifs. They are messing with my spinal cord after all, as well as replacing two of my discs in my neck, I literally will never be the same after that. (Hopefully, I will be better!) Maybe I’ll be stronger, pain-free and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…oh wait, that’s Superman. Oh well, I’ll be more like the bionic woman by the time I have a new neck and a new knee!

I’m still feeling blue about the issues mentioned yesterday, yet I will strive for relaxation and try not to think of things that cause me guilt and sorrow and pray that after my surgery is behind me I can once again find the true joy of Christmas, which is having my WHOLE family together and that the gift-giving thing resolves on its own.

(Ugh! I just realized I never hit publish on yesterday’s post! I will post it first-then I will publish this one. Sorry folks, my bad.)

(If you click on the link, you can see the original recipe from Nutiva)