Tuesday, December 28, 2010

On My Soap Box

I have been all over this country (USA)…when I was a young woman, I grew up in MA…and like any ‘good girl’, New England was my playground…I then moved to TN…from there to Virginia beach…and now in Florida…each and every area that I have lived in has prized good morals and being a good sport…let me share with you some things I have learned

Lesson1…from a time that I was quite small, I was taught right from wrong…legal be dammed, if you did the right thing…in your heart any amount of time is not a sacrifice…you see when this life is over…I do not have to answer for what you did…only for what I did…If I do something wrong, I need to be honest and take my lumps…this is the philosophy I live by

Lesson 2…from the time I was born, I have been around animals and gardens…here is where I learned respect…not only for what was on my table, but also for life…you see, my animals do not belong to me, but I to them…

Lesson 3…it was put to me as a child that you never hurt anyone or anything for fun…people who did this were always looked down on and shunned

Lesson 4…it was unfair to allow others who were ignorant to be taken advantage of…be it animal or human…it was my duty to look after those who could not look after themselves…

Lesson 5…not everyone wins…this lesson is important…it teaches the winner to be humble and the loser to try harder…

Lesson 6…Win with grace and humility…walk with honor and pride

These are lessons of life, fair play and sportsmanship…I am writing this as I have seen some things that have my stomach turning…growing up in New England sports are a way of life…I swallowed the whole OJ murder trial (thankfully Nevada cleaned this mess up)…I do not think just because you know how to throw a ball that you should be allowed to get away with the crapp these guys are pulling…then came the idiot who thought dog fighting was so cool…many dogs are hurt or dead because of him…had you or I done this same crime, we would be behind bars for 20 years…he skated on the fact he could play ball with only 2 years…now not only do we the people of America and our children get this man rubbed in our face not only on the TV, but the internet too...now the president is going to speak up for him saying the man had done his time…could someone please tell Mr. Obama what dog fighting is…give him a video to watch…after watching sir, do you still think he did his time…he was given back a multimillion dollar contract by the NFL…kids took away the lesson that fighting dogs will not get you into too much trouble…I understood a cop looking the other way for a speeding ticket or a parking violation, but we are far from minor infractions…people tripping players from the side lines…lesson here kids, if you are losing it is okay to cheat…here in Tampa we pay for a stadium that the Buccs’ play in and most of the Buccaneers’ games have been blacked out from our TVs…because during a time in Florida’s lowest employment rate in history, we can not afford $25 a ticket (in the cheapest seats) and another $10 for parking to fill the stadium…can you say double dipping…please understand this is just the highlight reel…I guess the NFL has given up the morals and ethics clause in their contracts

I am quite tired of the bullshit they are trying to feed me…I will no longer buy tickets or t-shirts put out by the NFL…I will no longer watch games played by the NFL…nor will I spend any further time speaking of them…I can no longer support a national league who feels they are above the law and screwing people over is acceptable…I thank you for understanding my feelings…I will raise my grandchildren to play hockey, to swim, to play tennis…I will still watch the army/navy game, college and high school football…I am not nor will I ever be anti-sports…I have not seen such frightful behavior from other sports…I feel I have to stand up for what’s right…it may not be what is popular, but my conscience is clear…the children around me will not have to be exposed by such horrid people

Again, thank you for understanding

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What did Santa bring you?

Merry Meet,

What did Santa bring you (other than me;)…it has been nice to have a few days off…pull up a chair…I will get the cocoa and you grab the Yahtzee game off the shelf…yes, it is Peter Gabriel on the cd player…

My haul for Christmas was great…Tristan gave me a car…mom got me shirts, Longaberger dishes, silverware, sox and bras…dad gave me money…Dansir got me a bottle of wine and York peppermint patties…the clients got me cookies and hockey tickets…my friends gave me candles for the massage room…dale played came over and played board games with me…I made out like a bandit

Walter made me breakfast…he gave me a pedicure…he made the holiday dinner…very cool

All of my clients got a gift this year…I won on a lotto ticket and was able to share the blessing with them…I was happy to be able to do it...

Chris and I have been enjoying our down time…family is the most important thing

In the Circle of Boudica…several people donated their time and money…we helped 15 families in 6 countries total...not only with the meal, but also presents for the kids…thank you for being so generous during such economic times…in our prayer group this week was people of many faiths…goes to show it is not important who you call God…the important part is to call…

The weather here for Christmas was a balmy 78f…today it hovered are 55f with rain...brrr…we needed the rain…maybe my lawn will come back…at the moment, it is the brownest it has been in 10 years…next week I will start to pull up all grass that has died so I do not have a thick thatch…

What lessons did I learn in 2010 you ask…be VERY careful of all the new electronic gadgets with a cameras or microphones…hold fast to your beliefs…when you second guess yourself you were usually right in the first place…I don’t have time to be on a one way street (yes, with this I mean relationships)…to laugh is better exercise than going to the gym…there is life after children…there are many more lessons, but it is late…

How was your Christmas…did you get everything you wanted…do you remember when I used to wake the kids around 4 in the morning…I would start making the Christmas calls as soon as the kids were done…lol…this year I did not make most calls till last night or today

It has been a year to remember…feeling safe now…I have refound many of my friends…I made the dean’s list…I made high priestess…my second book is now on the market…I have retained all my clients that are above ground…I helped clean up an oil spill…my parents are still with me…I have a great husband…good kids…I got a cool car….hmmmmm…I have received more than Warren Buffet owns…I feel very fortunate…

Pure Air Spritzer

1/2 tsp Bergamot Essential oil

1/2 tsp Eucalyptus Essential oil

1/2 tsp Lavender Essential oil

2oz pure distilled water

2oz vodka (acts as a preservative)

Put the essential oils in a 4 oz Spritzer bottle and fill with vodka and water. Shake and use as often as you like. You can vary the amounts of oils to get the right scent for you. These three essential oils are said to kill hundreds of airborne viruses and bacteria. Just spray your home, office, hospital room, class room etc and enjoy the difference.

New Year’s Blessing

This Feast I shall leave on my doorstep all night. In my window one candle shall burn bright, To help my loved ones find their way As they travel this eve, and this night, until day. Bless my offering, both Lady and Lord Of breads and fruits, greens and gourd.

I am glad you had a good holiday…I too am tired…thank you for stopping by…I enjoyed the game…may you be blessed


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Meet,

How are you today? I am glad I had time to stop by…fresh mint tea is quite tasty, thank you…it is nice to come to visit you once in a while…stop worrying about how clean the house is and sit with me…

In massage I have been trying out some new moves this last month…the clients have been happy about it and they open up different parts of the body to my palpation…how the body works is SO COOL…each tiny knot can produce a chain reaction…the nerves are the body’s communication system…the circulatory and lymph systems are like a super highway around the body…the muscles (or as I call it meat) is where the horsepower is…the brain and the heart are both power plants of different sources (one electric and one hydro)…how neat is that…how they correspond and interact are astonishing…I LOVE my job…as I work with the body I get a sense of the story it holds, not what the client tells you, but what the body has to say…I have asked several clients about injuries and always hear ‘that happened 10 years ago, how did you know that’…the body records everything…the feel of the meat, the smell and tone of the skin, reaction or lack there of, the sound of the voice…all of these and more bring me to understand what should be normal and work with the client to get there…this is the week of the Yule Feast…I have gotten a present for every client that comes in this week…

Even though American Boudica Publishing is closed for the holiday, I have been doing a bit of writing and I got ‘The American Boudica’ fan page set up on facebook…book 3 has no name yet…I will give the Boudica fans a chance to have fun with us…Friends, Family and Funerals is the introduction to Boudica and her special gifts…Love is like an Onion is Boudica showing what she can do and how sexy the word mom can be…in book 3, Boudica forms bonds and does a bit of globe hopping…help us choose a title…please submit any titles to the fan page, Chris or myself…in the subject line put ‘Title’ and in the body I will need your idea for title, your name, your address (snail mail please) and phone number…The person who’s title we choose will not only see the Title in print, but also get a complete set of the Boudica series to date signed by both Chris and myself and a notation in the book

School is on Winter Break… Final grade posted, I got an A in English Composition 1…I have my books and started studying for the next class…

In the Circle we have had some interesting conversations…I see the energy for giving as being pink, purple and green…I don’t mean when you hand someone the obligatory gift card…I mean when you stop your day and do for someone for NO reason…weather you listen to an old mans story or take a car full of kids to a roller rink on a snowy day or pay the toll of the guy behind you…it is a piece of you that you have given them and you are the best gift ever;)

Many of you will be eating a good amount…give the digestive system some help…acidophilus can be found in the supplement section of most grocery stores…probiotics is the same thing only much more expensive…

Dad and mom have been out visiting…at home…dad has been busy revamping his flower boxes and mom has been quilting…we have been baking…I made cupcakes today…yes, my hips are growing just thinking about it;)…while cleaning out the flower boxes, a snake jumped out and tried to bite dad…I am not sure who was more surprised…the snake bite down on dad’s hook…dad slung him across the yard…it was a black racer, dad must have startled him as they do not usually attack people…the week long cold snap has turned everything brown…until the weather stabilizes I will not prune…though I really should dethatch the lawn

Laugh for no reason today…just because its something to do…come on…you know you want to…if nothing else, just look at the faces around you when you do it…they will laugh or look at you strangely…laughing is one of the best exercises that you can do…it releases some interesting hormones that do really groovy things for the body

I once was upset that I had no shoes, until I met the man that had no feet…remember to be thankful for what you have…any act of love is never really a sacrifice, it is a wonderful memory in the making…smile and remember you have love to give…look for it, share it and get ready for the best memories

Well my friends, it is time to go…thank you…I am glad we got this time to spend together…May you all be blessed


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Have a Cup of Cocoa

How are you? You look wiped out…I know the holiday is coming, but you won’t enjoy it if you are exhausted or sick…come sit and have a cup of cocoa…

Massage is going well…This will be a busy week…my clients know this is the Feast of Yule…it started today and goes until Saturday…every client this week gets a present…my client today got $5 of his massage…he was quite happy to get an hour and 15 minutes for $25…I love this week…

American Boudica Publishing is on break until the 2nd of January…Everyone has been given the holiday off as this is a time of family…personally, I will be working on the website…the children’s book has been a fun project…the herbal remedy book is also coming along nicely….I will have time to sleep when I am dead…right now let me enjoy the work…You can always pick up of copies from Amazon.com or e-mail me and we will see about getting one to you…

Final grades have not posted, but I believe I got an A in English Composition 1…we are currently on winter break until the 2nd of January…my next class up is English Comp 2…I am really excited about this…I feel it has helped my writing a lot…someone pass me shades, the future is getting so bright I think I may need them…lol

The Circle of Boudica has had bright pink energy from all the love…17 children in 4 different countries will be getting packages for the holiday…thank you all so much, the toys and books will be cherished…it touches my heart to see how many know, it is better to give than receive…I have had to be hard with a few of my younger people lately…this is never easy…they know they are loved…at times we have to say things others do not want to hear…just as it is hard to hear, it is harder to say…I always try to surround the situation with love and give as much positive feedback as possible…I will be having a bon fire on New Years Eve…for those who wish to attend please let me know

For many years I was a single mom…this holiday season is much reminding me of that…I always took care of my parents and the kids…at times it was just the kids…I got some utility present from my parents (usually a bra, hair cut, undies), always needed…the kids would always get me something small…never the less, I always made sure the tree was full for them…I have always had a small fake tree (real ones are needed in the forest)…since I did not have to buy a tree, that was money I could spend on presents…I was more excited to see them open the gifts than to worry if I had any…at one time, I had no money for wrapping paper, so I used news paper…cool way to recycle…now I only use wrapping paper when someone gives me a roll…

I have been blessed this year…my daughter Tris has given me a car…I love my car…one of my clients gave me great hockey tickets…such a cool game…Walter actually had the night off, so we got to go together…YEA

Dad has taken time to revamp his flower boxes…he, mom and Walt have decorated the gate and porch…the pond fish have been going crazy with the weather…one day hot, the next freezing…I hope I do not lose any…

If you are suffering from hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), you may want to start adding kelp to your diet… kelp is a rich source of iodine and thyroxine.…also cabbage family of foods (broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens), peaches and pears as they tend to suppress thyroid function.

May you remember it is not about the shopping, it is about the heart…

Blessed Be,


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Every Picture Tells a Story

I have been having one of those weeks…wanting to scream is an understatement…okay let me fill you in…

The next 2 weeks for me, are the busiest of the year in my office…it is the holiday season…this means I am getting people of 40+ ready to act like they were 20 (at least while their family is here;)…appointments are getting juggled all over the place…schedule, we don’t need no stinking schedule…lol…did I mention the puppy caught a cold…just before every client yesterday he threw up…at least it smelled like bleach when anyone walked in the door…

Amazon has started this new author thing…just breathe…I am trying to upload the search inside the book and the kindle…they have made it such a pain in the rear and like so many things it was supposed to be much better…I called customer service…deep breath…they were supposed to have someone call me back from that department…I am still waiting for that call…I have gone back and tried to figure it out…in through the mouth, out through the nose…I have received several e-mails and have had to apply for several new passwords…okay I really need a cigarette…they want me to publish through them…not in this life time with what they are offering…I really miss my punching bag

School has a heavy week with 3 papers due and grammar assignments…not to mention this is the final week of Comp 1…I am swamped and I have a puppy that wants to play, the phone will not stop ringing, the sugar gliders are squawking, chewy bitems wants a treat…close my eyes…I am on an Island…the wind is blowing my hair…Sunday Starts Comp 2…

My Yule presents are bought…some are what people wanted and some are what I wanted people to have…I do not shop…each present has a lot of time put into it…I work for/trade for/make all gifts…I do this all year round…I had traded off 3 massages for a signed pic of Bob Dylan for my hubby…cash equivalent of about $125…it was in a cool frame with authentication paperwork…BTW…did I tell you I let Dale go home early last night and the puppy shredded it…when I came out of session, he was sitting behind the gate in a pile of paper…I wanted to cry…I started to laugh…not the fun kind…more like, There coming to take me away, ha ha, there coming to take me away, he he… to the funny farm…

It was so cold last night that all the dogs and the cat slept with me…more like on top of me…the puppy was laid across my chest…at 4 a.m. I was awoken to said puppy puking from my chest to my face…thank goddess I sleep with my mouth closed…I ran with him to the bathroom and cleaned us both up…he looked so cute…that is why the young are made cute…so we don’t kill them…lol…

With that being the start of my day…if I quite sarcastically say ‘it went great from there’…are you getting a picture…I had 8 appointments set for today and only 2 showed up…the other 6 rescheduled…the pup has not puked all day…what a blessing…he is back to being full of himself…chewy tackled him on the lawn…my white puppy was covered in dust and mud…deep breath…my washer has tripped the circuit breaker twice today…both times I was just completing an essay for class…had to retype the whole thing as I never save until I am done…feeling quite stupid…I am back to the island with a large cocktail in my hand…back I go to Amazon…getting nowhere fast with this author page thing…how many different sections of Amazon are there…

At this point I am sitting on the rings around Krylon…I have turned into the crazy animal lady…they are so spoiled;)…my hair isn’t on fire and I haven’t lost a limb…so I guess everything will be okay…only people with great character can laugh at themselves…lol…I will accomplish what I want with Amazon, everything good must be worked for…I am happy to have a schedule to juggle…Walter did not know of the picture so he will not miss it…there is always the back up gift of socks and underwear…not great, but practical…he appreciates that…I will work hard to get an A…again, nothing really good comes without working for it

Most of all I am thankful, to have this time above ground, to bitch about;)

D. Cooper-Rooney, LMT

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Week in the Life….

Merry Meet,

How are you? I am starting to unwind from the marvelous high of publishing my second book…Walter has just fixed some mahi-mahi steaks…it is quite good, go get a plate…not to worry, it is Atlantic not gulf fish…I made sugar cookies…here have some milk to wash them down

Massage has been awesome this week…many clients came at the end of the week because they wanted to pick up a book too…the energy flowing through me has been almost electric…my paraffin order should be in by Monday…I love this massage…it feels good to the client and it is neat to the therapist…Paraffin Massage is fabulous for arthritis, bad backs and sore legs…my therapist has come back down and I will be getting my massage next Wednesday…YEA!!!! It has been 6 months since my last one….my body is screaming

Okay lets talk about school…it is so much fun…maybe because I am 45…I start my week and work hard to make sure all required is in before it is due….this way if I need to make changes, I have time…I am currently in English Composition Class…it is work heavy, but is really paying off…the thing that seems the most stupid, becomes the most important thing you ever learned 5 years from now

Chris and I are working on the children’s book…this will be so cool…I have to admit, after rereading both books currently in print this week…In book 1, I found about 30 errors…in book 2, I only found 6…it is amazing to see how far I have come as an author, but also as a publisher…I am getting ready to convert book 3…I hope this one will have NO errors…lol…I hear ya…good luck with that…my second book in the market place is kind of humbling…I almost danced to the post to put Chris’s copy out to him…

In the Circle of Boudica we had a rough week…baby Zach was rushed back to the hospital…due to insurance issues with medicade, he ended up without his medicine…we hope for him to go home today…please send any good energy his way…I am taking donations to help people who do not have this year…my hope is for everyone to have a peaceful holiday

Many of you know me to be kind and uplifting…it was not always this way…I had to accept myself…the good and the bad…from there you have a choice…move forward or get caught in the past…several times I got caught in the, past until I learned the best is what is a head…then I learned to push forward…I try to make every person in my life important…from the cashier as the store to the person who brings the pizza…to smile and say thank you is not hard…to stop and listen to someone else can sometimes be annoying, but we all need someone to listen to us…if someone is hurt and can not afford to pay, I will work on them…I was given a gift in my hands, to not help them in my eyes would be a sin…this season is supposed to bring forth kindness…this year that seems to be missing due to the fact people feel they can not provide for their families…why not remember and teach our children what the season is really about…going out caroling beats dancing with a video game…baking with friends is way better than an instant message…helping your neighbor is cooler than standing in line for the latest gadget…please take time to look inside yourself…bring out the real meaning of the season and make it a positive holiday for those around you;)

Did you know that, according to Dr. Linda B White (The Herbal Drugstore, 2003)….Evening Primrose seed oil may significantly help arthritis pain, and reduce inflammation especially in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, due to its GLA content.

May you all be blessed,


Sunday, December 5, 2010

DUDE…Can you feel it?

DUDE…can you feel it…it is the release of the second book- worldwide!!!!!

How do I explain how much work goes into one book…I am blown away…being both publisher and author is not easy…I am so happy…Chris and I were doing the happy dance over the phone…if you do not want to order it online, you can go to Barnes and Nobel or Boarders with the ISBN #978-1607439516…if you are not in the USA you can go to your nearest large book retailer and should be able to order it using the same number…I never thought I would be an author and now I have 2 books in print…I am so amazed…I could not have done it without Chris, Walt, Rose and Dale…

I have been asked a few questions about American Boudica…I will try to answer

What is Boudica?

Boudica is a woman in Britain who fought against the Romans for freedom. I have fought most all my life for those who do not have…a freedom fighter of sorts…and I was American…as Chris and I played with the idea of a book, the name seemed to find itself.

What is the book about?

Love is like an Onion in the next adventure in the Boudica series. I find it a fantasy with something to be gleaned from every chapter, but I wrote it…I am slightly bias about it. In this book we travel the world…we spent hours on research to keep as many details as correct as possible…it was a lot of fun and I feel that reflects in the writing

What prompted you to write your books?

With all I had been through in my life, I had many stories to share…I met a wonderful writing partner on MySpace…we had spoke for several months before we found our direction…once we got into a working rhythm the books flowed…my husband and his wife have been very supportive in every way…the books flowed as a product of the amazing energy

How long does it take to produce a book?

The first took about a year and a half …this book has taken us 2 ½ years…the first book went quite smooth…due to upheaval in the current economy, we have hit roadblocks at every juncture (i.e. the cover took 3 months to get straight with the printer)…I often tell people the closer you get to the completion the more it is like being pregnant…it could be anytime now, all the way up until you see it on Amazon…it is like them laying the baby on your chest for the first time and then you can breathe…it then becomes a labor of love

What do you want people to take with them from the book?

Along with fact is fantasy and vice versa…much of American Boudica is taken from real life situations with fantasy woven in to protect either myself or others…the heroine is over 40 and has been through much…there are many lessons to be found among the pages, but I feel what she represents is the love of family and friends…also loyalty and honesty seem to run deep with her…personally, I hope it opens people’s minds and makes them think

I love our printer…they have been great…when my computer crashed and I lost everything…they helped Chris and I get everything together…I am really blessed and hope people like it…I will have some copies here for sale…I can hardly wait to get the first one in my hand…by the end of next week you will be able to search inside the book…it will also be out on e-book and kindle at that time…OMG…this is so cool

Many people have asked how I can stay positive in the current situation our country is in…it is not easy…I try to focus on what is positive in my life and work in that area…what I mean is, if massage is slow many people would bitch…for me it is time to write or study…I hear stories from people everyday about how bad things are…I try to focus them into a positive way of looking at things…laugh out loud once a day for no reason…it really does help…I was born in Massachusetts and I am made of some pretty strong stuff…9/11, nor a bad president will hold me back…as my mother would say…’The government is burping while the economy is farting’…the only way I can see out of it is for people to work…no one is going to hand you a job…what can you think of or do different that might make you some money or create jobs…being a Transplanted Floridian, I can tell you nothing good happens fast…we understand the words ‘hunker down’…many are worried because the holiday will soon be here…please remember, it is not what is under the tree, but the love that surrounds it…hugs are the best presents…take care of the children and try to make a decent meal…fill the home with love and laughter…this is what it is all really about;)

Blessed Be,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

If I go crazy, will you come with me?

Merry Meet,

How have you been….come in, sit down, relax…it has been a long week and I am quite tired…it has been chilly (about 65-70f this week)…I guess winter is setting in…I turned the heat on last for the first time this year lastnight…I see you came in all bundled up

Well, massage is always a good place to start (or at least my favorite)…I had to put the warmer on the table today…the clients said it felt 'toasty'…keeping in touch with your clients is important, but doing so without being a pain in the ass is an art…I will be doing a paraffin massage special the 12-20th of Dec…one hour for $30…this is one of my favorite things to do and every client who has had this massage calls it Shangri-la…for more info give me a call (813)907-6279 and I will be happy to fill you in and book your appointment

School is going well…English Composition is a pain in the ass…I can see Ms. Kiernan, my high school English teacher, looking down from heaven laughing at me…I am working hard and know it will make me a better writer

Speaking of writing…I have had book 2 at the printers for almost 2 months and am waiting for it to finish processing…we had to resubmit another cover (#3)…I have been checking Amazon everyday to see if the book has posted yet…the waiting is worse than being pregnant…In the next 90 days, Chris and I will produce 2 e-books…One will be a children’s book…this will be something parents can print out, kids can color and both can use to make a craft project…the other is a book on herbal remedies…I will keep you posted…if you are wanting one of the power points e-mail Chris or Myself , put powerpoint in the subject line and we will get one right out to you...  

The Circle of Boudica has had great energy…I am getting ready for Yule…a young lady from Ireland that we helped out during Thanksgiving Skyped me…she had walked 2 miles to use a friends computer…she sang holiday carols to me…it was so beautiful…such a wonderful present…this year is very hard…many are going without…anyone who has new or gently used toys or clothes, I have a number of children who will need Santa this year…any help is always appreciated…please contact me

Walter and I just celebrated our 12 year anniversary…for my present, he put a membrane on the roof…it is awesome…it was quite funny too though…my dad told him not to take his shirt off while he was up there…he did not listen and got burnt to a crisp

I attended a Heartlink Networking meeting with mom this week…this is a women in business networking group…although none of us had the same service or products…it was great to share information and meet new people…I usually hate those type of things as people are usually so phony…this was NOT like that at all…the women were down to earth with great ideas…when we left I felt recharged

The animals have been frisky in the cold weather…Quintus is almost 6 weeks old and is fairly housebroke…though being woke at 4 am to take him out really bites…it sure beats stepping in puppy poop…Chewy is very jealous of the puppy, but at the same time mothers him…the gliders are well…I think the cold weather slows them down…the fish have gone to the bottom of the pond…they stay there until its above 70f

A young man came and asked dad if he had some small jobs that needed done…I put him to work by the front gate cleaning up all the dead weeds…I was impressed with the job the young man did…the drive is all clear now…the roses around the yard are in full bloom…the word lovely doesn’t seem to do them justice…dad’s fence flowers have been in bloom for the last few weeks…the big purple/blue flowers remind me of a big quilt

At the end of the day…I feel lucky and blessed…my family is doing good…I have fabulous friends… great co-workers…amazing animals…this is not to say I don’t have my moments, but even those do not seem to come that often anymore...my little world is a cool place to be

I am troubled about the question that looms over Florida’s head about offshore drilling…I think honestly it should be stopped at all costs…it has been proven there is not much oil there and if a rig let go here in Florida, the damage could be done to the gulf stream…after all the studies I have seen over this last oil spill, I will not eat fish from the gulf for several years…BP will NEVER pay or be made to pay for all the damage they have done

Cinnamon Herbal Tea

9 Cinnamon sticks

3C water

Simmer Cinnamon sticks in water for 20 minutes

Strain (you can add milk and honey or 1 shot of buttered rum)

Drink hot

Cinnamon is known to improve circulation, ease cold symptoms, relieve stomach upsets, reduce menstrual cramps and regulate blood sugar and insulin

Warnings -

• Do not take more than one cup of cinnamon tea if you are pregnant

• Avoid cinnamon if you suffer from a high fever or have an irritable bowel syndrome

I know this is a busy season…thank you for taking time to chat with me…hanging out with you is always so much fun…may your smile warm the hearts of many

Blessed Be,