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Joy for my Dreams. Lavender for my Ouchies.

Joy for my dreams.

Lavender for my Ouchies.

Not FDA approved but neither is my storytelling.

Joy is my favorite essential oil blend but not my most used.  My most used is the Lavender.  When my Ouchies are coming I draw a bath, put in Epsom Salts and Lavender.  Then I read, write notes for story ideas or , most likely,  watch Asian Dramas.  I like it.

Joy.  Ah my Joy.  Joy, I use as a perfume.  Going out today?  A whiff of citrus is what I need to send dog, farm boys and dull house smells away and to awaken my creative mind into the realm of dreams.

Someday I am going to be at a fancy gathering, dressed to the nine wearing this oil.  Joy reminds me of my dreams of being a famous storyteller and making people smile.  It has been a rough three years since when I became bed ridden and unable to care for my family.

My Ouchies and Blahs had taken over my life and now I have the challenges of life changes.I wanted to be a true farm wife.  Raise the kids, work with the animals, drive the cultivator in my potato patch but with my Ouchies, I am very limited.  I had to find a different dream and go for that and Joy reminds me that I have a future and do have the ability to reach that dream.  Joy is my favorite essential oil blend.  It keeps my dreams in focus.  Who can’t love that?


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Einstein in Love Review

Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance was a tough read.  Technically it was much more difficult than reading than The Battle Of Midway.  The Battle of Midway hurt my bleeding heart for the lives lost on both sides but this hurt my eyes and my head.    There was nothing wrong with the font it was just that for my, children abducted  braincells, was difficult to comprehend such as on page 316 “In general relativity, determining the boundary conditions of the universe involved making assumptions about what happened to the metric, the geometry of space-time, at large distances and remote times from here and now under immediate consideration.” Whew…Maybe because of my fibromyalgia symptom of ADHD it was hard for me to concentrate on sentences like this.  However, according to the back cover Martin Gardner, The Washington Post had the opposite view “Written with such wit and verve that it is hard not to zip through in one sitting.”  It took me multiple sittings. Oh wait, I am wrong, that was praise for the author, Dennis Overbye’s other book; Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos.

In agreement with Gardner I did laugh out loud at his description of Einstein’s capers.  There was wit, I am not denying.  Einstein was a character.  I do carry a soft pity for his first wife, feeling an empathy of her symptoms as I myself struggle with correspondingly pensive moods at times.

Which makes me wonder…. what did they diagnose her with?  Did she have fibromyalgia?  I wonder how her life would have been if she had been able to scientifically work part time or full time and still raise a family?  What if Einstein had been more like my husband, understanding of disabilities?  What if Einstein had been more forgiving and sacrificing his quest for the quantum theory for moving closer to his boys?  And what happened to the lost daughter Lieserl?

I wonder if there is a book out there that is written about Mileva Einstein Maric, who Overbye states is buried in an unmarked grave in Zurich.???????

Was this book worth the read?  Yes, it brought me out of the textbook ideology of Einstein and into the humanity of a great thinker, lover and, possibly, not the best parent.

Started this book on December 7th, 2016 and ended it on January 11, 2017.




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Drama Fever VDC Ep. 65 Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Scarlet Heart Ryeo

I hate Korean historicals.

No wait.  I think I hate most historicals except perhaps “Gone with the Wind.”  And that had its moments.  So why am I watching Scarlet Heart Ryeo?  It sucked me in.   I have no idea how it is going to end.   The actors are soooo good.  The visuals are disturbing and beautiful.

Then there is the hero of the show.  The real hero of the show.  The show stealer. The sacrificial lamb.scarlet-heart-ryeo-hero

I have realized that I am a fan of Lee Joon Ki or maybe not.  I liked him in Scholar who Walked the Night.  I loved his guest appearance in Running Man.  But I wouldn’t travel to NY to see him, not like I would Kim Jong Kook or CNBLUE.

Scarlet Heart Ryeo is about a girl who travels in time and wins the heart of the Goryeo Dynasty king.