Laughing while it’s starting to snow

I couldn’t decide which of these was the best so here is all of them.  Now take your dose of laughter, the best medicine!

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Drs. Shoe and Butt, Respectively

My husband, Steve, cracks me up sometimes . . .

Today while resting, he pulled a fast one on me.  Like, hey, I’m recovering from something serious and you are asking me whaaaaat?  Excuse me but the 5 minutes of serious laughter that followed erased my memory for exactly what we were even talking about!  What I do remember went something like this:

I was talking about something medical, perhaps a new treatment approach I was considering and his surprising remarks this afternoon to maybe pursue it.  He was interested in a Functional Medicine clinic up in Michigan and was quickly getting to the heart of the matter with a rather terse question:

“Was that Dr. Shoe or Dr. Butt you are talking about?”

You have no idea how funny this is!  Allow me to explain:  Dr. Shoemaker is a famous mold illness expert (author of Surviving Mold & other publications).  Dr. Shultz is a famous colon health/cleansing guru from American Botanical Pharmacy in California.   I have had the experience of doing 5-day juice fasts with a variety of tinctures and Intestinal Formulas (i.e. ones that make you GO) but that was before I met Steve.  My former spouse would tease me mercilessly when Dr. Schultz product catalogs came in the mail, often with a hearty picture of gut anatomy on the cover.  He called Dr. Shultz the “Poop Doctor” or something like that.

I have not done a juice fast/colon cleansing protocol in the past 7 years nor since meeting Steve.  He must have seen one of Dr. Shultz’s catalogs before I whisked it away to the recycling bin!  Oh dear!  The shoe and butt doctors have made their way into my genteel world of late for reasons whose details I’ll skip for the sake of grossness . . .

Gee, I wonder what will be the next zinger?  Stay tuned.  I’m not over this wacky derailment of health quite yet so there’s gotta be something else on the horizon.  And Steve will remember it when I least expect it to lighten things up, I’m sure of it!  He has a wild manner of remembering things dontcha know!

Have a good week, Gentle Readers.  Gotta run, :J

Giving Thanks

be gratefulThanksgiving is just around the corner in the United States:  Thursday, November 28th.  I’m getting into the mindset a little early this year, to help keep my mind and heart in the right place.  What better place to learn about gratitude than from The Word itself.  Reflect along with me, won’t you?

1 Thessalonians 5:18

New King James Version (NKJV)

18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Colossians 3:16

New International Version (NIV)

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Psalm 106:1

New International Version (NIV)

Praise the Lord.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Corinthians 15:57

New International Version (NIV)

57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

New International Version (NIV)

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 11:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come,

Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.

1 Chronicles 29:13

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13 “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name.

2 Corinthians 4:15

New King James Version (NKJV)

15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

Philippians 4:6

New King James Version (NKJV)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Colossians 3:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

1 Chronicles 29:13

New International Version (NIV)

13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

And from me to you, Gentle Reader:

Philippians 1:3

New International Version (NIV)

I thank my God every time I remember you.

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The 8 Colors of Crayola Poster Markers Revealed

Staying on track during the recovery from a chronic illness requires faith in the Lord for sure.  From there are the little strategies that keep me sane like writing in a treatment journal.  With so much going on from ever-changing meds., supplements, Rife programs, OTC remedies, nutritional strategies and the symptoms that follow, I would be lost without my handy Crayola Poster Markers!  This also helps during appointments with my LLMD when he asks about the course of illness and treatment responses (or lack thereof).

Here’s my simple color key that helps me on track:

  • Bright pink = nightmares
  • Blue = headaches
  • Orange = tic or seizure attacks (thin line for tics; bold line for attacks
  • Yellow= new treatments
  • Green = pain, burning, movement anomalies
  • Red = overall sickness, sweats
  • Purple = new stuff
  • Brown = elimination, detox

Then there’s the traditional yellow highlighter = Beam Ray Rife Treatments and Duration

So there you have it.  I’m on my second box of markers and the green one is running out of ink again.  I thought it would be the orange marker pooping out first but it’s got the staying power I did not expect!  So glad the bright pink and purple ones haven’t seen any activity for the last month.  Those colors are best portrayed in my garden right now, thankfully!  I got to retire the brown one a couple of months ago too.  I’m sad that the blue one gets used most days and especially since physical therapy ended 2 weeks ago.  I had improved and needed to use the blue and green markers less when P.T. was weekly but the insurance company doesn’t want to play nice with my Crayola buddies.  Geez!

Crayola poster markers