I so enjoyed your post! You made my day when you said my name is pretty. Thank-you for saying that.
Yes, the chemicals in colognes and perfumes are actually toxic. I know there are some perfumes/colognes that are better quality and contain less harmful ingredients than others, but don't know which ones they are. My h doesn't wear cologne anymore because of my sensitivities. I wish they woudl come up with some that are more natural because it is always a treat when your man smells good! lol. By the way, those air fresheners they always advertize on tv are also really unhealthy, and exasperate allergy,asthma, immune problems, so not good to use. Maybe you knew that already, but just thought I'd spread the word. I get really upset when I see companies making money off of things like this that are actually toxic for human beings, but they make it sound so glamorous and wonderful. It's a sad world that way when money becomes more important than people's health.
My h told me about
Salvidore Dali tonight. He explained him quite well. We had a nice trip out to do some groceries - borrowed his friend's car. Then treated ourselves to Wendy's. lol. Ate our late supper while listening to some classical violin on the radio in the car. These moments make life good for me. I like the stillness of togetherness and just the comfort simple things like that bring.
I actually just wrote a novel on here - maybe you saw my other post. lol. Every so often I just seem to 'feel' the whle past 2 years all at once - and wonder if we are ever going to get out of this semi-homeless mold infested housing 'unhome' lifestyle. What I mean is, we've been in a long transition since 2005 trying to find a decent place to rent and a good place to settle. And I'm anxious to be in my own space again so I can prepare good healthy food as it really helps me to eat better. But life is not without bumps. This has just been a very long bump and I don't understand why it's been this way. Some days it bothers me less than others. Anyway...
It was great to read that you are doing well this holiday season. You have such a soft and compassionate heart Karen. I really like how that comes through when you share. I just realized today that you were the person who made the wreaths for the animal shelter. I remember reading the thread ya'll had going on the fibro. forum about
that, and I so enjoyed reading about
that. I would like to get myself working on some kind of creative project, but I find with all the moves I don't have it in me to start much of anything - things just keep getting interrupted.
I am looking forward to being reunited with my guitar when I go home. I don't play well, but I write a lot of songs. Kind of the way I process life is through the music and writing.
I've never heard of morel mushrooms, but we probably have them. I don't eat mushrooms anymore, but used to like them stuffed with sour cream and cheese and baked in teh oven.
That's cool that you went to a festival/craft show. THat is really a drag that you had such a poor spot to show your work though!! I hope you'll find a way to get more exposure for your art. Honestly, I would love to see it. I was out walking today, and just when I was feeling how bad I was feeling today, these 2 or 3 birds flew by and made all this noise, and it just made me smile. Then I thought of you and I wondered, do you paint birds? I have a friend who paints a lot of birds and wildlife. She paints on rocks, and wood. She is really gifted and I love her work! She has done craft shows too, but she says with what they charge now for a booth, it's not really worth her time to go anymore. She has some of her work in a few local stores. People in the area have come to know her and she'll get special orders a fair bit. But she's not really knowing how to take thigns to the next level. She's also got such a heart to just be a blessing to people and also don't think she realizes how beauitful her work is, so she's not making a lot of money. But she really paints for the love of it anyway.
The mold reaction I was having finally stopped, but now I'm just really tired. I keep thinking I should not be so tired! lol.
We are actually in Tennessee, but we have driven through Kentucky before on a previous travel, and my h and I both remember how beautiful the skies and countryside were there.
Yes, I LOVE Horses!!! I rode on a white horse for our wedding. I wanted to ride it right up to the place where I would walk up the pathway to meet my groom (we got married outside), but our friend's house was in the way lol. So anyway, I rode it side saddle through the field just in the distance, while my husband and the groomsmen were standing at the front. You could see me through the trees. Meanwhile, we had another lady doing a dance at the front. It was very unconventional. lol. But we wanted it to reflect who we both were.
My h is amazing with animals. He is like a horse whisperer. Really kind with them, and they seem to just know that he is a friend. They seem drawn to him. It always touches me to watch how it plays out.
Well, I hope we will go back to Canada soon as I am getting restless for some routine to my days and to have my own bedroom again. Since the fibro. and since my h snores, I really can't get a good rest unless I have pretty much my own space. But of course when we travel we get to use 'the' guest room, and what we really need are the guest roomS. Anyway, I've survived this long, I'll make it to the finish. Just find myself getting depressed again and feeling like I really really need to start eating better which is so hard to do here. sigh.
Life goes on.
And so do I.
Oh, someone here recommended I watch Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knigthley??? Okay, probably got her name wrong. Anyway, been watching that for three days. I found it very boring in the beginning, but love the music, and the second half was just too romantic and well done. Love the acting!
Hope you are having a nice day/night your way. So far it has not snowed here, but I still am hoping! At least it was cold when I went for my walk today so I got to wear my winter coat etc., and feel that nice comfy bundled up wintery feeling I love so much.
...I don't know how to sign off now, becuase I feel like signing Kimberly, but you know I love "Embers" and you are the only one who calls me that, so Embers it shall be.
love and hugs, Embers
Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/15/2007 12:18:22 AM (GMT-7)