Saturday, March 12, 2016

Discovering Your Femininity

I have been working feverishly on a way to show you each day how to organize things into that ideal that I was living just a few years ago. It was truly amazing and I wish I was there now to share with you how I lived and the amazing things that resulted from stepping back into time and living as they once did. One of the most amazing things was that I was living on so much less than we do now and I was so at peace. I can't even begin to describe the bliss of not having any other stress but keeping house. I had a small job at the radio station where I worked part time but otherwise it was just me at home and it was so wonderful. I think that if I show you how I organized my day.. it might give you a glimpse.  I will have to adjust my schedule once again as well but honestly it is something I have been craving to do so we shall do it together ;) After the housefire, I just fell apart honestly. I became sick with lung issues that are still plaguing me to this day and I began to frantically work. Live throws you  mountains sometimes. Do I wish that we didn't have to work as women today? All the time. Watching your home fall apart as you helplessly spend your entire day working is heart wrenching. There is no joy greater than keeping your home and family in order. There truly isn't. I could wait for everything to be in perfect order and then show you the ideal times or I could show you life as it truly is. The sick days and hard times... and how we keep the traditional lifestyle throughout. In sickness and health, prosperity and trials and make what we love to call "home". This 'gem' I discovered... of a lifestyle once shared by so many in our lovely country, is truly a haven. We fell away and I would like to shine a light on what we left. I will begin by discussing the obstacles... the roadblocks that may be harming you.
I will take you with me back in time... to a simpler life and give you a glimpse into my lovely world.
Jump in and ride along and we can recreate a life that many don't realize they've lost.The mindsets that have changed, the outlooks.. One of the most peculiar things to do is to watch  show from when you were younger.  Where once upon a time, elders had to try to tell children of the 'good ole days', you can now literally pull it up online and show it to your children.. hoping that in some small way, something will rub off on them. It is technology that has opened the eyes of the younger generation today to what we've lost. They see older movies and films and look with wonder at a world that they've never known. In fact, it was the first thing that mesmerized me. I remember watching a movie on tv when I was younger on Turner Classic Movies and I couldn't quit watching it. I was so excited to mimic the femininity that I saw. But when I did, I was looked at oddly. For some reason, it was never the right time for me to become that kind of woman. It was never appropriate for me to dress as they did. Never appropriate for me to do my makeup as they. If I tried to mimic the mannerisms I was looked at as a temptress. and I could not for the life of me figure out why becoming a lady had become inappropriate... yet oddly, being masculine is completely accepted. There is not a place you can't walk where women don't proudly strut with their masculine assertive gait. But try to walk with a high heel and a swivel in your step or to do your hair in the extravagant ways of old and you are looked at as inconsiderate or indecent. Femininity is not gone. It is a deep longing in the hearts of so many women who feel that it is wrong to express it.
When did becoming masculine as a woman become accepted yet being feminine rejected? Why is it ok for a man to doll up in feminine clothing and makeup that we would be chastised for trying to wear? A man can doll up in glamorous do's and makeup and the trendiest of feminine attire and everyone is amazed at how beautiful that man made himself.... yet if a woman does  the same? She is ripped apart, insulted, chastised and rejected. Yet everyone loves the manlike woman that says hi in her masculine overalls. 
Our hearts are broken as women. We feel that our bodies and femininity are now something we must conceal...Somehow being a woman has become something to be embarrassed of... but for heavens sakes, why? 

I will admit that there is an issue with decency in our country. But I do not believe that being a woman is in any way indecent. 
We have almost been pressured to deny our values in fact and called names if we truly desire to stay pure or 'wait until marriage.' 
Everything we are doing degrades us. Our desire to be accepted by men in the workplace has caused us to be treated with contempt and disregard by men. They began to put us down to 'keep us in our place.' From there the disrespect became worse and worse. Men began to take advantage of women. Since women can do it themselves, men no longer want to hold our door or pay or bill. Since we can 'do it ourselves.' men began to let us take care of ourselves then as they began to take advantage of us and disrespect us in every way possible.

We had to become tough... showing sadness, femininity, softness, meakness, delicate features etc...became a weakness we were to resist.
But I have a secret for you....
A lady doesn't have to. 
A lady is a 'lady'. She doesn't have to tolerate inappropriate behavior, rudeness, and insults.
She does not have to allow crude comments or disdain from men. She doesn't have to cheapen herself or give up her moral beliefs. She doesn't have to act strong or tough or hide her tears 

In fact, she refuses to.
A lady knows that the right man will treat her right and she accepts nothing less. 
A lady knows that it is her right as a woman to 'look' and act like a woman.
It is her right as a woman to be respected and treated chivalrously for being pure and decent.  A lady knows that keeping a home is a noble thing. Just as a fashion designer male now prides himself on his culinary skills and decor... that is what 'we' are truly superb at. Men still reign in masculine positions. Yet they are making us ashamed of our talents. While we continue to admire the man who builds something for us, we are put down for a desire to do something feminine such as dress or keep a lovely home. This is nonsense. It is your right to have an amazing figure and beautiful negligees. It is your right to have a lovely home and it is your right to take time to make lovely meals. 

It is your right to walk in a feminine manner and dress in a feminine way and it is your right to expect a man to treat you as a lady is to be treated. 
I encourage you today to revel in your femininity and demand respect from men.. not in a masculine aggressive way.. but in a feminine way of withdrawing interest and company. You do not need to try to shout and fight like a man or order him to respect you.. but you can with poise, lift your head and walk away when you are mistreated. You can refuse to be there again until you are treated right. I was sitting at a convenience station the other day and I watched. Women have become so afraid of being women... largely because doing so encourages men in the most inappropriate of behaviors but all the while, men have grown to an indecent amount of pride. They have turned into true brutes loves. Don't reward such behaviors. Don't encourage them. Walk with your class and style. Dressed decently of course and if a man whistles look at him as queen Grace Kelly  might and show shock and offense at the crudeness and then delicately slip away. 
When men see that they can't 'demand' what they want'. When they see that acting 'macho' and overtly tough and rude will "NOT' get the eye of the lovely lady.. they will change. 
When men realize that a lady will only look their way when they are polite and chivalrous again, they will adjust. 
We are disrespected because we have begun to disrespect ourselves. We have forgotten that we are women and as such deserve to be treated as women. 
Being a woman is NOT a negative thing. It is an enchanting amazing thing and the men who put you down to get you, crave you with every ounce of their being. Even in their disrespect, men are fascinated with women. They simply express it in a much more inappropriate manner. 
You have been blessed as one of the most beautiful creatures in creation. Men are not better than you.
and women of old were taught to be picky in their selection. 

You need to be as well. 
And the selection doesn't end the day you say 'I do.' It continues...Forever. To earn your favor, a man must always 'behave' himself. If his is mistreating you, looking at other women, not fulfilling his obligation as a faithful man, you are under no obligation to continue yours. 
Just as he had to 'earn' you, he must continue to deserve you. You are the same amazing lady and the minute he mistreats you, walk away. Do not tolerate it. Keep your dignity. Keep your poise. Do not quit grooming because he has frightened you by acing upset by it. He continues to groom does he not?... so can you. Marriage does not mean you are required to stop being you. or that you must lower your standards in what time of man he should be. He shows disapproval if you aren't as he likes, do likewise. 

Continue to show that you expect to be treated as a lady. Continue to demand proper treatment. Continue to know you are worth more. 
I know I talk of this subject tirelessly but if we do not change it, what will happen to your daughter when she meets a man? How much worse will you allow this to become? Do you want men to treat her with disdain? To cheapen her? To take advantage of her? Do you want her to be bullied in her home and terrified to dress or be a lady any more? All while he struts with pride at her captivity?
All while he looks at other women and disrespects her? Do you not see that her value is so much  more?

Will you allow your daughters to dress in ways that allow men to cheapen and treat them as they are worthless?
Ladies need to be taught that they are ladies. 
Teach them from a young age that they are valuable and like porcelain. Teach them to walk like ladies and revel in being a lady. Teach them that they are more precious than rubies and that their bodies are beautiful and worth more than that. Teach them NOT to cheapen themselves. Teach them that men need to treat them right and treat them with value and respect. Teach them to recognize a gentleman and to reject a brute and begin today to stop it in your own life. Stop rewarding men for inappropriate behavior. Stop accepting it at all. 

If we as women, lift our heads, dust ourselves off, refuse to be cheapened and dress with class and dignity and poise again, men will be forced to quit mistreating us. It begins with you love. 
Require respect. Require that a man treat you as a lady. Begin today. All while being loving and kind and poised yourself. Do not become ugly yourself in your attempts to be treated right. Be loving. Be pure. Be delicate.  Continue to be what is beautiful in femininity.  But be feminine. And walk away from mistreatment. 

I want you to consider what you do in life that is not in your moral comfort. Do you give into men for fear of retaliation or fear of their reaction if you didn't? Do you allow yourself to be cheapened because your afraid to be cast out if you don't? 

I have a secret. The girl who believes most in her worth, will not be cast out. 
Only those who cave in desperate to please, will be mistreated. 

You choose your pricetag each day by how you dress, how you walk and how much you believe you're worth. 

The sooner you learn to not give in and not desperately seek favor. The sooner you find your worth and believe you are valuable, the sooner you will be treated like a lady.

dust yourself off... clean yourself up. Wear the lovely clothes you long to wear. Dress as you long to dress and no longer cheapen yourself to earn a man. Make your man show he is worthy of you. 
Not rudely. I don't want you looking down on him either. But gently. and firmly. Don't give in. 
Stay poised. Stay firm in your belief that you are worth more. 
If he rolls his eyes at your grooming or mocks your outfit... don't give in and decide against the outfit, look at him with hurt eyes, and walk away to a room where you can dress in the outfit and feel beautiful. Don't give him any more attention than that.. just walk away and continue on. He should feel ashamed for his mistreatment... you should not feel ashamed of your desire to look lovely.
When someone mistreats you, lift your head, look at them with shock and hurt and walk away.
That is all you need to say. Then be you. lift your head and enjoy your life. 

Note the number of times you stop what you are doing, sloop your shoulders in defeat and give up being who you are because another chastised you. Note the times you wear something other than what you truly long to wear or walk less confidently than you desire to walk... don't. 
BE you. 
You are lovely.

Do you run around every day trying to keep your man from being upset with you.
Is there disorder and chaos in your home because of his fault finding? Has the anxiety of it caused you to lose focus and fall apart? Don't. Do what you know needs to be done because 'you' decided it needs to be done. Trust your schedule. Trust your plan. You were created with the amazing ability to clean your home and if you were single, I am sure you would do just lovely. Trust your instincts and follow your plan. you are a lady. you are an elegant lady and you have amazing style. Delight in it. 
Do what 'you' think needs to be done to make your home lovely. Grab a garbage bag and throw away everything in your room that makes you feel bad. Spray down dirty surfaces and polish them clean. Set out something that you think makes the room elegant. Refuse to live in a chaotic whirlwind of trying to keep up with your husband's unending to do list. Walk though the home and make your 'own' to do list of what you know you need to do and stick to your list. You are perfectly capable. 
It is only because I've seen a trend in men that I say this. There is a new trend with men capturing the woman and then running her ragged to have his own 'free time'. He is continually finding fault with you to keep you busy.. so that he never has to fear you finding another. He is insulting your attire to keep your from dressing up.. so that he never has to worry about you leaving him for another. 
All the while he is looking at others to keep you insecure... so that you are too downtroden to ever think you deserve another. It is not a mans right too look at others while with you and the sooner women stop allowing it, the sooner it will end.
if your man makes you feel bad about yourself, he is mistreating you. Don't allow him to see you for free. If he looks at others refuse access to you... walk away and dont allow his presence until it stops. If you must walk away 20 times, do so... with dignity. 
If he treats you right, stay. Enjoy the gentleman he can be.
If he does anything but make you feel attractive, loved and desired and encouraged, he is mistreating you. You can't force him to treat you right.. but you can refuse to accept mistreatment. Look at him with rightful hurt, walk away and continue on. Surround yourself with those who encourage you. Encourage each other on this site. 'Delight' in being a woman. Because being a woman is an amazing lovely thing doll. You are beautiful. Remember that. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fruits and Vegetabes Actually Fight Obesity?

Thank you so much to those of you who have stuck by me through all of the health etc.. issues I have been so struggling with. I have determined that I will be signing in every day that I feel well and have the time and I will post hopefully insights that will help you to discover what I have. 
It is truly amazing What I have gone through and yet every time I sign in you are there... be it the emergency where my love was trampled by a horse and almost died, the house fire, my pneumonia and lung issues after the house fire... it's amazing. You are all truly wonderful. I do believe everything happens for a reason and I have learned so much. There are so many days I dream of being able to 'just' do this again and hopefully one day I will. I used to and it was lovely. At present, it will be a task to fit it in but I will truly do my best. They say what your heart longs for is your calling and I do believe this is mine.

There is so much that I am learning that I am so eager to share. 
My biggest discovery continues to be:

Eating processed foods make you ill. Not slightly ill. Not moderately ill. ILL. I have proved it time and time again. When I eat fresh healthy foods, I am the image of health. The minute I start to let my diet go and take on unhealthy hours where I am so busy I only have time to grab something quick at a drive through or gas station, I am ill again.

 At first it may be a headache, then I start to feel tired and worn down....after a month or two I'm so tired I don't feel like moving at all.. and before long I am bloated, weak, listless and even have trouble breathing. It completely shuts me down to the point where soon I don't even feel well enough to work the hours that I took to get me into this mess in the first place. 

And I have watched it with so many celebrities. You can be the image of health weight and fitness-wise but if you are eating processed foods, that slim waistline won't matter... You can fall prey to the chemicals just as easily as any of them. It isn't just about watching weight. You can be thin, fit toned and extremely unhealthy:

Patrick said one reason he continues to smoke is to lesson his daily battles.
“I’ve got… priorities,” he said. “It’s just I’ve been dealing with one thing as it comes at time, you know… in the… order that it’s trying to kill me. Will stopping smoking now stop anything, change anything? No. But, when it looks like I may live longer than five minutes, I’ll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.”
Caption from LIFE. Among men who exercised often and heavily, the death rates were 998 [per 100,000] for smokers and 474 for nonsmokers.

Farrah Fawcett 
  Unfortunately, Farrah had a weakness for Coca-Cola. Coke was Farrah's favorite beverage, as her best friend Alana Stewart noted in her diary entry for June 1, 2007. Even in the midst of her cancer treatments, Farrah couldn't stop drinking Coca-Cola. It is also said that reckless sexual behavior leading to std's may have played a role. 

Common causes of death are obvious loves..... reckless living. Every little thing you are taking into your body... can kill you.
junk food highly processed
chemicals in any food
chemicals in your yard or garden
reckless behavior
reckless sleeping habits
reckless sexual behavior

The cure: You've got to learn to love yourself and your family enough to only feed them what will nourish them.
I have studied every diet out there... atkins, raw vegan, vegan, weight watchers, jenny craig, etc etc etc.. I have found that on EVERY diet there is one common theme. It's never the diet. Ever. If you eat the processed foods on the diet, you may lose weight but you will feel ill. The diets that made me feel amazing were the ones where I ate fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, fresh food. The minute I'd add in processed bars, frozen entries etc, not only would I be starving, I'd feel ill. Whatever diet you do choose, there are essentials you just must stand by:

Eat what is fresh. 
Avoid anything you open plastic to eat.

This wasn't as big of an issue in the 60s. They didn't have as much in plastic. It wasn't until the late 50's that the first frozen dinner came out. They cooked everything. They baked their cookies and put them into a jar from fresh ingredients. Candy was something you ate on occasion and very limited amount. You may perhaps suck on a lemon drop or eat a square of chocolate. Learn how to cook recipes from scratch. If you see a pizza, make a pizza. 
If you see lasagna, make lasagna etc. 
We made a pasta last week from fresh tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, garlic etc.. and literally no meat and my love devoured it. That night I wasn't particularly up to staying up to make meat too and I was sure he'd be furious. (He usually adamantly resists anything meatless) - but he kept asking for more and going on and on about how amazing it was. I said 'I'm so sorry I didn't add meat, I was just worn down tonight" and he said 'there's no meat in it?" The next morning, I woke up with an amazing craving for that pasta and I literally ate it for breakfast. There is something so amazingly satisfying about eating freshly made sauces. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing. You are so happily full and energized. It is truly addictive. 
2. **PORTION CONTROL is linked to consuming enough fresh vegetables and fruits******

If you are struggling to avoid over eating.. Begin each meal with a hefty portion of fruits and vegetables.
Eat a homemade soup before dinner or a large homemade salad before lunch
Incorporate fruits into your desserts... bananas/carrots/zucchinis into your baked goods.
The more fruits and vegetables you consume... the more full you will be. Note that  is exactly what they did in the 50s. Did you know that the fruits and vegetables have in them ingredients that literally fight obesity and cancer. They literally did a study on a severly obese mouse which they injected with Anti-Angiogenic foods and it literally lost weight in relation to the Anti- Angiogenic's injected. 

What is an Anti-Angiogenic food? Angiogenic is a term best used to describe that which would cause our body to send blood supply and build blood vessels around tumors and fat cells. Anti-Angiogenic foods will literally cut the blood supply to both fat and cancer cells.... starving them to death.

So eating enough fruits and vegetables will literally not only starve tumors but also fat cells. 
It's about nutrients. your body needs certain nutrients that you cannot get anywhere but in fruits and vegetables. If you eat food item after food item without eating any... you will be ravenous. 
eat one large salad, you'll be stuffed. 
Cut an acorn squash in half, bake it for an hour and eat it with dinner
Make large fruit salads and vegetable/pea/coleslaw salads to go with each meal
Consume more vegetables.
Consume more fruits
That is the ONE thing they did in the 50s that we just don't do now.
They ate SO many of them.
A typical meal had a meat, small bread portion, perhaps small potato portion and then a fruit salad, a vegetable salad, a cooked vegetable, and often a fruit dessert.
One week, I wasn't losing weight. I found it odd... as I was eating nothing. literally- small portions of bready foods and nothing more.
I was eating far less calories than I needed to.
Then,  I stepped up the power foods and made sloppy joes with homemade sauce, a pea salad with mayonaise, onions, cheese cubes, bacon, a fruit salad with pineapple, apple cool whip (organic gmo free).
Not only was I stuffed with a very small portion of each, I lost two pounds.

My body finally had the fruits and vegetables it was craving and the more I eat them, the more my body craves them. Soon you are craving vegetables and fruits far more than you ever craved junk.
Make the single slice of homemade french toast and pile on a huge mound of sliced strawberries.
Eat the egg omelet and load it with vegetables.. eat fruit jelly on your toast.
work to make the bulk of your meal fruits or vegetables and watch what happens. 
Have soup(broth with vegetables)  and salad at lunch or load your sandwich with every vegetable you can think of. the bigger you make it with vegetables the smaller your waist will be and the fuller you will be.  

When you learn to start doing this, making the portions smaller will be easy.
Eat less meat bread etc and more fruits and vegetables. Put everything else in one quarter of your plate and the fruits and vegetables allow them to fill the rests.. watch what happens.
Your health will skyrocket and you will have more energy. You will not feel near as weighed down, heavy, weak, tired, and unmotivated. You won't feel gross or uncomfortable with an ever expanding waistline.
I have studied cancer thoroughly. The main thing I see curing those who are terminally ill and beyond help? An abundance of fruits and vegetables. They have an amazing ability to heal your body. Read about Jack La Lane and his amazing healing. He refused to eat processed foods when they came out. He said "If man made it, I won't eat it." He healed himself and thrived on vegetables and fruit, sunshine and exercise. The food in nature was designed for us to eat. When we eat then, our bodies function exactly as they should.  

We have replaced 'food' with chemicals and it is killing us. 
Women stopped working
meals started being 'manufactured'
no one had time to 'make' food anymore so we began heating what was premade. 
Instead of making a healthy sandwich and salad we now go to the gas station to make what resembles a cupcake wrapped in plastic? Or even worse some form of candy that is likely not even a food?
Then we drink chemicals?
It is murder.. and if it is what you are feeding your children... stop.
Home economics and training women how to feed their family used to be a priority.
Because it's important.
What are we doing to ourselves and our homes?
The minute we stopped feeding our families we allowed another to decide what to put into our food. Why?
Those people have profits at their motives and not your health.
Their food will addict, fatten and sicken you. 
We are so picky about whose food we will eat but then we will accept food from any restaurant or industry and open the box without thinking... even though we constantly see death and poisoning on the news from such products. 

Have you ever watched the fast food restaurant make your foods?
Have you ever watched restaurant impossible and seen what happens in that back kitchen?
and you would rather eat that then cook something you knew was sanitary fresh and healthy?
You could become skinny on twinkies if you ate few enough and jogged every meal... but do you really think that is healthy? It will KILL you.
WE have stopped thinking

There is a reason the older generation now has lived so long. Many on a typical 1950s diet with fruit salads and jellos molds and all of the known food groups particularly fruits and vegetables.
Look at Dick Van Dyke
Mary Tyler Moore

 Barbara Billingsly

 Maureen O'Hara
Betty White

And then those not quite so old but in amazing shape in their 50's and 60's and above! Notice their diets. They are loaded with fruit and vegetables. 

Susan Lucci

Ella McPherson - Dr Stephan Domenig, author of the “mindful eating plan” The Alkaline Cure (Modern Books), says the alkaline diet is “the opposite” of a typical western diet. It’s based on the idea that optimal health comes from balancing the body’s pH by eating more fresh veg and fruit, as well as certain legumes, grains and nuts. she credits this dietary approach – which advocates an 80/20 ratio of alkaline to acid foods to create the optimal pH balance for good health – with helping to maintain her knockout figure at the age of 50. 


Kim Basinger’s diet follows the vegetarian way of eating. This diet is based on consuming plant based foods, excluding all meat forms, even dairy products. 
Christy Brinkley - DIET "I haven't touched a piece of meat since I read a graphic description of Chicago's slaughterhouses when I was 12. Over the years I've gone through all the varying phases, but currently I'm a vegetarian who doesn't eat fish or dairy except for goat's and sheep's milk. My great luxury in life is my private chef, who is trained in healthy cooking." BREAKFAST: "Every morning I make myself a cappuccino with a drawing in the foam. I post them to Instagram with the hashtag #christiecappuccino. I have sheep's-milk yogurt from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company mixed with organic blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, papaya, chia seeds, raw oatmeal, and walnuts. If I want protein, I'll have an egg-white omelet with spinach and mushrooms." LUNCH: "I always have a salad with whatever grain or bean was left over from dinner piled on top. In the afternoon my chef prepares fresh juice with kale, lime juice, orange juice, and avocado, or I snack on my homemade pumpkin-seed mix made with Himalayan salt, walnuts, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and dried raisins." DINNER: "My favorite dish is brown rice with lentils, roasted red and yellow peppers, and fennel, with a sweet potato and a salad on the side. When I go out I love all my local Hamptons spots—Sant Ambroeus for asparagi freddi, and the Beacon's meat-free stuffed mushroom. I like a glass of red wine with dinner because it doesn't interfere with my sleep." SPLURGES: "A piece of a Gnosis Pom A├žai raw chocolate bar every day."
Cindy Crawford - "On a typical weekday, I usually have a protein shake for breakfast because it's fast—I need to get the kids out the door—and then I go right to work out. I find that sometimes if you eat you have to take extra time to let it settle," she explains in a recent piece on Into the Gloss. "And then for lunch, I'll have salad, sometimes with chicken, sometimes without. For dinner, we'll go for sushi. Or if we eat at home, I'll try to make a meal like turkey meatballs with pasta, a salad, and a vegetable. I just don't have the pasta, and the kids don't have the vegetables or the salad [laughs]. I don't like when my meals are completely different from their meals, but that works."

The generation with the longest lifespan are the ones that ate the diet of the 50's. Many of them living into their 80's and 90's
Yet their children? The children of the 60's rebellion? 
All dying  in their 60's many while their parents are still alive!

Their parents still manage their budgets and eat balanced meals. They  live the live they learned from the 50's lifestyle... the one their children rebelled against. 
Their children.. many obese, dying of heart attacks and drugs and smoking etc.. are suffering but they are still living. 
I know many who have died recently while their parents were still alive. Many. In their 60's.. the children OF the 60's. 
We need to live like our grandparents instead of our parents.
Or we will die too.
And our children... they are beginning to die at much much younger ages.

If you want this life, continue on.
But remember... a simple change and you could give yourself and your family a long long blessed life into the 90's. 

The choice is yours.  
There is one common theme in living to be healthy and vibrant....
The more fresh fruits and vegetables you consume.  EVERY food you love can be made with fresh ingredients. Learn to cook from fruits, vegetables, flour eggs butter etc.. uncanned and natural. 

I will work to post more frequently as I am able. It really does seem that every time I start to post another crisis comes out of nowhere. I will always begin when things seem to be going well and sure enough something happens. But I will persist. Thank you so much once again for your loyal support.

Much love,