downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

November Saturday

This morning I went to acupuncture. It was a really great session. The needles don’t hurt at all, and she places them in strategic points to help move energy through my body. She’ll sometimes add some massage work for my head, neck, and shoulders, using aromatherapy and essential oils. She puts a covering over my…

the Shawnee saga is over

I’m happy to say that the saga with our previous house is finally over. We heard from the landlord late on Wednesday by email. He included a spreadsheet that listed all of the damage costs and the amount we would get back. It wasn’t as much as I’d hoped. Han was good with it. We…

San Diego Adventure Day #5 – Old Mission Dam

Hello from the ether ~ I am either all or nothing round here, eh? My adventure day actually took place on Friday. It’s been overcast the last week or so. My mom had picked two adventures out of the glass jar, one for May and one for June since I won’t see her or Dad…

a full day

Before I tell you about yesterday’s SD adventure, I’ll tell you about today. I did a lot! It started with volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank. At work, we have volunteer days for the whole company. We have them twice a year. This first one of the year was the food bank. I spent…

San Diego Adventure Day #3

After a very long 4-day work week, I took Friday off for my monthly San Diego Adventure Day. This time, the choice (again random – drawn out of a cup with all my choices) was Mt. Helix. I had heard about it for a while, but had never found my way there. That’s exactly what…

catching up – a top 10 list

Sorry for the time away. So much has happened, and my time has seemed so limited. Here are the top 10 highlights in no particular order. 1. San Diego Adventure Day #2 On February 27, I went to the San Diego Botanic Garden. I had been there once before, but it was for a show…

calling on my word

What have I been doing the past week? In a word: work. Han left for a mini-tour in NoCal with Flan on Wednesday night. On Tuesday night, we were going to have stuffed pork chops. I took the chops out of the freezer on Monday evening and put them in the fridge. On Tuesday night,…

work, WS, week

It’s been almost a week since I’ve written! Time just flies! Well, over the weekend, I worked. I did get acupuncture, and it was good. I was out almost instantly once she started putting the needles in. So relaxing. I needed it. Han was gone up to FARWest in Oakland. It went well, and it…

what happened in September & hello, October

Let’s see if I even remember. 🙂 But first, a kind and welcome hello to October, this poet’s favorite month. I’ll start where I left off in late August. On the 26th, I went to my dermatologist who proclaimed the vasculitis to be over. The skin discoloration, she said, would fade over time. My mom…

metabolic detoxification

Tonight ends day 7. Days 5-7 were the toughest days with the highest frequency of the concoction and limited food ‘allowed.’ But I did it. There’s two more days to go (reintroduction). Last night [Wednesday], after I’d posted already, I found out that the bathroom remodel would feature the removal of my toilet from Friday…

The cleanse continues

One thing I forgot to mention that I have started, which is not related to the cleanse but was recommended by my acupuncturist, is taking liquid chlorophyll. The way she described it is that it’s plant blood. My symptoms indicate that there are some issues with my blood. The plant stuff is supposed to help…