To begin with, imagine a deep festering wound inhabited by a large and filthy splinter of wood. Unaware of the wound’s causative agent, the physician subjects the patient to courses of antibiotics, superficial cleansing agents, pain killers. . . the naturopath gives nutritional supplements, and herbs, puts the patient on a healthy diet, gives perhaps acupuncture or healing therapy. . . and the wound still adamantly festers on. In the case of CFS patients as well as that of most sufferers of degenerative disorders, toxins are the proverbial thorn, throwing the body’s metabolic processes out of whack, and preventing homeostasis and healing. Although, of course, it’s really more a matter of innumerable splinters.
Or first, you might think, what is she talking about?!?
Okay, here's the set up:
You receive an email in your inbox, stating that you have a new comment to approve. You like what they have said and maybe they even asked you a question that you'd like to answer.
Instead of going back to your blog and leaving a comment responding to the question, maybe it's a little personal and you'd like to just email them directly. You think well let's hit reply on the comment that they sent through for approval and see what happens?!
Unfortunately this pesky thing shows up in the TO: box, firstname.lastname@example.org. Well clearly that isn't going to get you anywhere. Bummer.
What do you do next? Well, Melissa explained it pretty well on her site and it's where I got the idea to post it on my blog.
Without getting terribly emotional and since I've never posted about this before, I thought they best way to remember my kitty Oscar, is to list out the timeline of his life.
07.24.04 Oscar was born.
08.25.04 You arrived at the humane society. You were there with two siblings and they were all covered in what seemed to be paint. So you were name William and your brother was name Sherwin for Sherwin Williams. Your sister's name was Porita, no creativity there.
09.06.04 First booster shot and checked for FIV/Feline Leukemia.
09.15.04 De wormed and FVR CP.
09.22.04 More shots.
09.24.04 We adopted him from the humane society.
10.07.04 His first vet appointment. We unfortunately found ring worm on his right front paw, ear, face and of course on me too. He was 3 lbs. 4 oz.
11.04.04 Quick check up. He weighed 4lbs. 11 oz.
03.03.05 We took him to be declawed. Being our first pet, we were excited but worried.
My neighbor and I were at our wits end. We weren't making ends meet on the cleaning end of things and our houses just needed a little more love that we didn't want to give. We both had thrown around the idea of hiring someone local to clean our houses but nothing ever came around. Then, while she was talking about it one day with her sister in law she found out that her mother cleaned and was looking for some new business. Great! Just what we needed and it fell into our laps. What more could we ask?!?
So individually, we had her over to our houses to talk about what we'd like done and how often. From there she set up a schedule, had the garage code and off she went. I'd leave a check, she'd come to clean and my house would be done when I got home, everyother week.
Well, within the first couple of times, we were still getting adjusted to how she did things and how I would prefer them to be done.
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 4 hr 25 min Makes: 18 servings What You Need!4 cups fresh strawberries (or raspberries), divided 1-1/2 cups boiling water 1 pkg. (6 oz.) or 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor ice cubes 1 cup cold water 1 pkg. (12 oz.) prepared pound cake, cut into 10 slices 1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed Make It!
SLICE 1 cup strawberries (or raspberries); cut remaining strawberries (or raspberries) in half. Set aside.
ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, cover bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries (or raspberries) and 1 cup blu…
One of my husbands most favorite stories to tell about me is when we first moved into together after our wedding. Of course sleeping with each other wasn't uncommon but since we had never lived together, it was a little bit of an adjustment. It was within the first month of being married that in the middle of the night, I sprung up out of bed, sitting straight up, and I yelled, "WHERE'S MY DIVING BOARD?" as loud as I could. Only to freak the SHIT out of my husband. Of course I was dreaming and what about, well, aside from my diving board, I'm not sure. It was a sight, I'm sure and to this day you can still hear in his voice that I freak the SHIT out of him when I did it. He wasn't sure how to react. He said that his only response was, "I don't know, where is your diving board?" I, of course didn't respond. Just grunted and laid back down.