Solar Eclipse 2017-eyes are worth saving use Protection

So I have been planning on going north for the Eclipse but I started to think how in the world am I going to see it while its happening until total Darkness or totality as it is called. So I looked it up because I am not going to risk my eyes to blindness I need them for my job looking in microscopes.

Can find a place to buy things here.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/01/540661570/planning-to-watch-the-eclipse-heres-what-you-need-to-protect-your-eyes

Can learn an inexpensive way to see it by making it.

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/

https://astrophysicsdotcom.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/how-to-make-a-box-pinhole-projector/

I actually bought glasses for the whole family but I am also thinking I may make a pinhole tube projector big enough for both eyes think it would be pretty interesting.

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Aug 1st 2017 is around the Corner

Lammas is right around the corner I hope everyone is ready. I know I’m not. Not to worry though it is just me. So I will celebrate on my own. You should look at my Lammas page I will most likely update it this week.

My children aren’t really interested in my beliefs they have there own which I want for them. That is to have their own mind which I constantly remind them that they should research everything and not buy into the rhetoric, Bigotry, and Bull. They should be open to everything and everyone opinion but also make up there own mind.

Its just to frigging hot. So So So HOt!! If you didn’t catch that HOT!!! Don’t feel like doing anything anywhere hot. And it is just going to get Hotter. I can’t believe some people don’t believe in climate change but what ever. I mean glaciers are melting. What are our children going to do when they can’t grow their own food. Hopefully this doesn’t happen but I have a feeling that over crowding, and rising temperatures is going to make for some ugly wars over resources in 50 or so years.  Mostly over water and farmable land.  But what can I do I am just one person that blogs.

The Bugs seem to be out in full force to this year. I can’t believe that I have seen more horse flies, Robber flies, blister beetles and other bugs not to mention chiggers than any other year and that is saying something. (I am scared of the darn flies they bite and it hurts not to mention some lay eggs UGG don’t want a bot fly larva on me YUCK!!) The mosquitoes are horrible they carry a really horrible disease Zika that causes major birth defects and since it is a virus affects adults in ways that are not quiet researched all they way but still can cause some major health issues. Of Course they also carry other diseases such as West Nile, Equine encephalitis, malaria the list goes on and on. Truthfully, I think the Mother is fighting back there are to many humans in the world and this sad thing is birth control.  Yet Science will prevail hopefully. Heck Working in the hospital lab I have seen a several cases of tick born diseases. I have only seen one case in 6 years before this. Things are really bad this year.

Which brings me to my ranting session. Our health Care sucks but if the republicans change the laws its going to suck even more. Where are my rights as a women that needs care it this debacle? I mean they are trying to cut women’s health care. Most Women are poor working class. So you defund Medicare and what do you get women with out healthcare. With out the family planning they need. Then there is there is the defunding of Planned Parenthood this is a really sad day.  UGG this is so Conservative Tea Party Bigotry. Just makes me so mad. See below.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/senate-health-care-bill-affect-women/story?id=48246482

http://time.com/4829380/health-care-bill-senate-women/

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/10/519461271/heres-what-the-gop-bill-would-and-wouldnt-change-for-womens-healthcare

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-health-care-bill-women_us_595292eee4b02734df2dc30d

Still can believe Trump the liar was Elected into office when the majority of Americans didn’t vote for him we need to get rid of electoral voting it is no longer relevant to todays society. Okay so end of rant.

 

 

Having a Life :Still working on it

Boy the weather is warming up in fact it is scorching outside now. Will have to figure out how to keep the plants watered and weeded guess I will have to go out earlier in the morning or later in the evening when the sun is at its lowest otherwise I may get heat stroke.

I have been trying to improve myself. I started making small changes in my life. Just wish I understood how to make friends easily I feel like an outcast.  So small changes.

I save money for myself to use on stuff anything that I may want. It is only 20 dollars a paycheck. Yet, I can buy clothing, or go out to eat, or even attend so function because I have put money aside to live my life.

I am now a member of a gym. I try to go at least twice a week. I just have to move more being in my forties well I am not a spring chicken anymore I am overweight and realized that I spent most of my life sitting or laying down not good for the body. It was probably also contributing to depression, mood swings, pain in my legs and a whole boat load of other problems. I am just glad I haven’t had to be on any major medications.

I work on my garden a little everyday or every other day depends on weather saves on having to do a major weeding or pulling out plants that are infested with blister beetle. I live so far away from a city that I actually have a little thief in my garden tends to like the bird seed and the sweet potatoes. I think its the deer eating the leaves of the sweet potatoes, the bird seed though has me stumped it broke the bottom of the can I was keeping it in. So it could be a raccoon or possum not really sure.  Also I see deer and a faun, guineas, skunks(UGG), squirrels, Beavers, Armadillos, wild pigs, raccoons, Wild Turkeys, various wild Birds ,and possums.

I am working on sleeping at night during the week which for me is very hard to do. I work a sixteen and two twelves that are centered around night in a Hospital Laboratory over the weekend leaves me very tired. I tend to sleep all day Monday and stay up Thursday night for a little while so that I can sleep on Fridays. So Technically I have three days off Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

I have been working on eating healthier. You would think that eating healthier would be easy It isn’t. There are just so many options at there. Such as Paleo, All Natural, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean diet, The Various Ketogenic diets, Vegan, Vegetarian. I can tell you through out my life I have tried several of these diets. They tend to work for a little while and then I want or need to have other foods that are not on the diet most of these diets are very expensive, are not very filling, have to plan and I am usually not a planner, and/or require very strict food restrictions. UGGG! Who really wants to deal with that. Certainly not me.  So My approach eat the foods I like no processed foods. Exceptions are Bread, Milk, Cheese, sour cream, yogurt, and foods that have been cooked fresh.

I have also put my books down to look outside and do these other things.

Also I am going to really try to publish more here.

So I am still working on having a life. Tring to make good friends although that eludes me.  If any one has any ideas I am all eyes. Just write a reply.

Has been awhile

Sorry to have left for such a very long while life though tends to get in the way. I am back so watch for more posts

Happy Imbolic!!

Hope everyone had a happy day..

Elizabeth

Garden Update

My Garden looks horrible. The weeds have taken over, the striped beetles have eaten the tomato(more than the horn Caterpillars which I can kill easily), and pepper plants.

I will have to take cuttings from the tomatoes, lavender, and any other plant I want more of. The drought is just kicking my gardens butt.

I have a plan though to get it all under control. Starting today one step at a time.

Sorry I have been away

I have been going through a rough patch. I feel like myself again. What does that mean? Well, It means that I have something chemical imbalance or other wise that was bringing me down. I was going through a sort of depression for no reason other than I could not get myself motivated to get out of the bed. Of course now, I am more of my out going self and taking medication to help. I know that I missed several posts that I wanted to put in months ago about summer solstice and gardening, but I will have to make up for that. At the time I just couldn’t get myself to do anything but now I am back and will start putting out my posts again.

Well easy come easy go :(

My greenhouse is gone the wind picked it up and basically blew it down. I cried all my little seedling. Then on top of everything I have to worry about the wild fires that are spreading out here because of that wind. So everyone Pray to whom ever you pray to that everyone’s houses around here will stay safe it is the one thing I really worry about since all I have is my the travel trailer, the barn I built and the two storage sheds that I bought to hold a house worth of stuff. I bought them over the course of several years I guess I have more then other people and less then others. But all I really care about is that my family has a place to stay. My father already has a full house he doesn’t need us in his house also. Although if the wind keeps going the way it is my house may blow away too. :(””’

Book of Shadow– I am making one.

Okay So I have decided to make a book of Shadows or a journal finally after all these years. I have this overwhelming feeling to document the things that my children should now about me. Over the last four weeks I have been making some templates, Drawing and Ideas. I have made up my mind to put it all on computer so that I can print off many different copies and give it to family whom I deem will not throw it away or so that I can give them the information I think they will appreciate. Not all my family is Pagan some are Christian and some don’t believe in God at all. I hope though that my Children will keep my Full Journal and Hope that one day I will actually Have it placed in book form with all embarrassing detail.

Starting out the new Year with new stuff

Okay so I am getting rid of everything from last year and moving on to new pages and posts. I hope you enjoy.
The Green Wiccan