Stayed Home Again

6/2/13 Sunday at Buchanan, MI (Bear Cave Resort-TT/Mid Atlantic)

Last night a storm came around 11:00 pm. I got up to set the fan on one of our leak spots, then felt cool breezes. I’d left the windows open! So glad I’d gotten up and got those closed. Since it was supposed to rain in the morning, we didn’t make plans other than for church. We went straight to the church, having scoped it out yesterday after our Farmer’s Market ladies’ help. They included special moments for their High School graduates. Father couldn’t stand long (used a cane), so he sat down to talk to them after the sermon. He started telling them they’ll be making choices in their life that would bear consequences, to think first “what would Jesus do”. I forgot the rest except at the end he gave them gifts: a parish mug and a crucifix, to remind them of their parish home. He explained that the mug was for milk, water, soda.. .but it would crack if they put beer in it!

So we pretty much spent our morning, then much of the afternoon with John watching golf and I reading stuff on my lap top. When the sun finally came out, around 2 pm, we put our slides out. Thankfully, John reminded me to double check for the “water bucket” and I reminded him to check if he’d unlocked the awnings. Thus we had a smooth moving of slides and awnings out. Yea! Now we have space.

We called for reservations in Leavenworth for John’s mom’s birthday celebration in September. We enjoyed a wonderful time talking with our son Justin. Then we took a walk, looking for hikes on the grounds, but there really aren’t trails here.

During our TV watching we saw a piece on Dr. Oz that was fascinating: An easy test for the bacterial health of your digestive system: When you first get up in the morning, before food or drink,  (within ½ hour), spit into a glass of water. Wait 15 minutes. If the spit has remained at the top – you have a good balance of bacteria in your system. If your spit has sort of drifted to the bottom (you’d see tendrils falling), you have a lot of yeast. The solution is to not eat sugar and refined carbs for 2 weeks, plus eat fermented veggies like sauerkraut and Kim Chee and fiber foods like nuts, whole grains and probiotics (yogurt).

Since we were home all day, I got 4 loads of laundry done.

Tomorrow, here we come, ready to move our home bound muscles!

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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