Last night I had a very vivid dream, which I attribute to having begun taking ferrous sulfate the day before, and also eating two lean sirloin patties, the first beef in five years. I’d also seen Anthony Bourdain on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the night before. Here’s the dream. I find myself away from home without a car and Izzy has followed me. I go up to a house that ends up being like a hospital where my galpal Trish is in room 7 or 8 but I can’t find my way back to it. I find a room with my former bff Suzie Miller and others in it, kind of like a sorority place she is the boss of. We say hi as if we never had a falling out years ago. I continue wandering through halls looking for Trish’s room and can’t find it. Then I am somewhere else. Izzy the cat has wandered away and I follow to find him. I come to a big office building where a music festival had gone on in the lot next door the night before. It’s all empty now with equipment and stuff all over. I ask the woman behind the desk for a phone to call a cab. She said they thought I was coming in to borrow. I have money I just need a ride back to Palm Bay. Continue reading
Yesterday I began taking ferrous sulfate elixir, an iron supplement. I wrote about it here. That night I had a good sleep and also complex dreams. When I woke up, I Googled “ferrous sulfate” and “sleep” and found that indeed people report sleeping better when they begin taking it for iron insufficiency. I also found that it’s a good remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome in people who need iron. While I don’t have that, I know people who do. A good article is below. Continue reading
I’ve been a little low energy lately and wanted to find out why. I go to Wuesthoff Reference Labs every few months to get blood work done. I love Wuesthoff, it’s cheap, they’re fast and there’s a lab just down the street. Best of all, no doctors needed! I do it several few times a year to make sure my cholesterol is nice and low. When I eat in restaurants, I can’t be sure how much fats I’m getting. When I ate egg drop soup every day for a month earlier this year, my triglycerides doubled to 138. No more egg drop soup for me! I learned from the lab tech that the easier arm to draw blood from is usually your non-dominant one. Being right handed, my right arm may have more musculature covering the veins, so they like to draw from the left. That’s good to know – I knew one was better than the other but always forget which. Now I’ll remember. My test results showed that my iron is not its usual 77-ish but only 47. I began drinking hot water with blackstrap molasses and ordered some ferrous sulfate liquid to pick up at Palm Bay Pharmacy tomorrow. That should perk me right up. My iron was abnormally (for me) highest (127) on July 30th when I was eating eggplant and hummus every day for a month before — wow, the body knows what it needs. Continue reading
Last night I watched an episode of Medium. In the popular show, Allison DuBois, played by Patricia Arquette, is a strong-willed mother of three, a devoted wife who can talk to dead people and see the future in her dreams. The tv guide described the night’s episode as, “While investigating a rash of murders, Allison sees floating symbols above people’s heads, signs that she thinks could match them with their perfect mate. “ I’d seen the show a few times before and thought, “Neat, this is how it really happens,” and was anxious to see how they portrayed it in the show. It turns out they used a cartoon heart symbol floating at the actors’ foreheads. The idea was that the man with the heart symbol would notice the woman’s heart symbol and they would know they were meant to be together. Now wouldn’t that make it easy, when you’re trying to find your soul mate? Continue reading
I did a midnight reading last night that ended up being three people for three hours, not the one person/one hour I’d planned on. It was an interesting session to say the least. It ended up being a group seance session with the three of them together in one room in California, speaking to me via speaker phone. I wrote on Facebook that I hoped the one who recorded it sends it to me or puts it up on YouTube, since it was a good one. And no, I don’t mind that you recorded it without telling me **that’s cool** Sometimes people think they have to sneak and do things when, if they just asked, it wouldn’t be a problem. I understand, though, and stuff like that doesn’t bother me.
Facebook friend Sharon Greene wrote: You knew where the keys were when no where else could find them, and the coins, jewelry, how could you know those things when he (her great uncle) died and no one else knew where they were? Continue reading
Emails purporting to be from the delivery company UPS or the U.S. Postal Service, claim that a package sent by you as the recipient could not be delivered. The messages instruct you to open an attachment to print out a label or an invoice. I just received two emails purporting to be from the U.S. Postal Service, saying “Unfortunately we failed to deliver your postal package you have sent on (date) because the addressee’s address is wrong. Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office. Signed the united States Postal Service.”
WARNING: Opening the attachment will install malware on your computer. NEVER OPEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS. when in doubt, go to www.google.com and (in quotes) “type in a line of the text they sent you” so you can see who else has gotten the mail from them and what their outcome was.
I signed on to check email this morning and had a dozen invitations from Linked In, so I went the the site to accept them. I am not real familiar with the site and rarely go to it, so I wasn’t sure how to get everyone added. When I saw a bunch of name suggestions, and I clicked to connect, I couldn’t be sure if what I sent them to them was an acceptance of their friend request, or if I was sending them a friend request. I supposed I need to read up on Linked into see if it is anything I even need to be involved in. Let me know what you use it for and convince me if you think it will benefit or Horizons Magazine. Continue reading
In 2007, I acquired one of Microsoft Office Live’s free websites, which was good for 3 years and was set to expire next month. I wanted to transfer the domain name away from Melbourne IT and place it with GoDaddy, with all my other domain names. I sent an email on Friday and Saturday I Googled to see what experience other people had with them. I found a website of Melbourne IT Customer Reviews and they did not look promising. Reminding myself that their experience did not have to be mine, I waited to hear back from Melbourne IT. A week later, they had answered all my questions, given me all my requested information and the name was transferred. A good reminder that someone else’s experience does not have to be mine. Continue reading
In Make the Most of Every Decade, Sandra Gordon writes: From crawling, walking and babbling to the angst and rebellion of the tween and teen years, children go through a predictable set of developmental stages. But stages aren’t just a kid thing. In fact, every decade poses its own predictable set of “normative tasks,” says Dr. Diane Finley, a developmental psychologist at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., and spokesperson for the American Psychological Association. That’s psychology speak for adult milestones. But this isn’t your mother’s straightforward life track. In the past, you got married and had all your kids by your late 20s, spent your 30s raising them and began seeing them off to college by the time you hit your 40s, which paved the way for the empty nest. Now, it’s more of a zigzag. You may be spending your 20s and 30s laying the groundwork for your career and not getting married and starting a family until your mid-30s or 40s or even later. That timing can shift your personal course of development and the life issues you’re dealing with, so can divorce and the fact that we’re living longer. Continue reading
RITUAL NO. 1 Preparing for the Fall Equinox
In nature, the Fall Equinox marks the beginning of the new year. While most of us have a different idea of when the new year begins, when we work with nature’s new year timing, we can definitely benefit. The Fall Equinox allows us to do this by moving us directly into the flow of nature’s energy in a conscious, formal and respectful way. The Fall Equinox offers us the chance to clarify where we want to be headed, and to re-envision and re-energize our goals. It is in the moments of the Fall Equinox that nature puts forth the architectural structure for the coming year. When we actively join in this process, the architecture for our coming year is clarified and enhanced. Continue reading