Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year!

Give this a read: 

"It is statut and ordainit that during the reine of hir maist blissit Magestie, ilk maiden ladye of baith highe and lowe estair shale hae libertie to bespeak ye man she likes; albiet, gif he refuses to tak her till be his wif, he sall be mulcit in ye sume of ane hundredth poundis or less, as is estait mai be, except and alwais gif he can mak it appear that he is betrothit to ane other woman, then he shall be free."

(find article here)

Many people believe in sadie hawkin's day and look forward to the one day per every 4 years where they are given the opportunity to propose, and I know that in today's day and age, a woman wouldn't be frowned upon if she asked for her partner's hand in marriage regardless of the day. Afterall, it's not like we're living in the dark ages anymore and I believe it is totally socially acceptable to perform this action. Reality dictates that the rights of man and women are becoming more and more equal as the years go on. Right? You must agree. 

My feelings on the subject are a bit mixed however and I still live life as a bit of a traditionalist, at least when it comes to this topic. Every bone in my body says get down on one knee, but my brain and heart say: just let it go, it will happen when the time is right. 
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Doesn't mean I can't implant subliminal messages.....

I guess you're safe this time, Thor.. However, if there are any women out there who have been dreaming of marrying me, you never know what could happen today! 

Happy Leap Day! 
Jules :OD

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Lovely Weekend

We met in the middle, we soaked in the hot springs, we ate, we laughed, we relaxed, we snuggled, we skied and we enjoyed each other's company. It might have been 4 days late, but it was a totally fantastic valentine's long weekend. 

Thank you again, to the wonderful husband and wife team down at Nipika Mountain Resort, just outside of Kootenay National Park. We had the most perfect ski conditions ever, a warm place to go learn something new about waxing, and a very welcoming atmosphere. We've been there twice and each time we totally felt welcome. What a wonderful facility, whether you're going there to just ski/bike/hike or canoe, or to stay in their accommodations as well. Go ahead and check them out next time you're looking for somewhere that will give you a real "Rockies" experience.  They're open year round.

The trails were perfectly groomed at Nipika.

The dense forest is very beautiful and smells great, 
you can see mountains all around you.

I guess I looked tired after skiing for the afternoon, because the lady who owns and operates the Inn we stayed at just looked at me and laughed and told Thor to take good care of me and not to let me drive. LOL

Had to stop on the way home close to Banff and capture this view, 
even though it was extremely windy and cold. 


Jules :O)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What is true love?

True love. What is it?

We aren't all lucky enough to find it. We might find love, or that which we think is love, but chances are, it's not quite *love* at all.

When does true love, actual LOVE, happen?

Well, it's that moment... that split second of a moment when the light switch flicks on to turn your vision from peripheral to tunnel vision. It's the moment when something clicks inside of you and all of a sudden the only person of the opposite sex that exists is your very own partner. Real love happens when you have finally reached such a level of emotional love with that person that without a single solitary doubt, THAT ONE person is the only one you think about having a life with. Nobody else exists, nobody else matters, as far as partners go.

Anything up to that point, any relationship until that moment is fun, yes.  Exciting, of course. Satisfying, indeed. But it isn't really truly LOVE until the switch turns on inside your brain and starts sending those "without a doubt" signals to your heart. Prior to that, it's infatuation, lust, desire, curiosity, interest... But only when you reach that deep deep emotional love level can you really say that you are in love with someone.

It has taken me a long time to figure this out. To be totally honest, I don't think I knew the difference before, because I hadn't ever reached this point. And I think you can't really understand this deep love level until you have experienced *THAT* moment.

It is the greatest moment. It is indescribable. It makes you think "WOW! I finally understand.. so THAT's what love is."

This is not meant to underplay any of the other times I have felt a sense of love in my previous years. It's just that now I really truly *get it*... I really understand and I really feel it. Now I totally and completely know what the difference of loving somebody and being in love with somebody is and feels like. I thought I knew before, but I didn't, because this is unlike anything else I've ever known within my own true self. It didn't come from some outside source, or from people saying that I should be in love by now. It came from a totally intrinsic source, and it blossomed and awoken something inside of me that lay dormant until now.

I hope you all find this deep level of love in your lifetime, and when you actually find it, that you find it is reciprocated and then never ever let it go. Nurture it, feed it, take care of it completely, for there is nothing greater.

Happy Valentine's Day

Jules <3


Sunday, February 12, 2012

potato prantha and rajmah

I met a really sweet East Indian family that lives not far from me a little while back. We have sons of the same age and grade. I decided to have their son over this weekend for a playdate with Thanan. It's about the 5th playdate they've had.

When the mom dropped her son off, she handed me a small warm package with a note inside that said this:

"Hi Julie
I am sending potato prantha for you. I think you would like it. If you are not allergic, then put butter on it. And you can eat with plain yogurt or tea. I am going to cook kidney beans (Rajmah in our language) and rice for you in supper. Thanks. (and then she signed her name). And prantha, it is made by wheat flour, cumin seed, salt and black pepper and I put canola oil on it. You need to reheat it only 30 sec. in microwave. And let me know, you like it or not. Thanks. "

I have to say... it was delicious, and even though I shouldn't be eating potatoes very much (because they break down into sugar in the body), I did eat one of the 3 prantha's she gave me, and I'll eat the other 2 tomorrow for lunch. She is a very sweet lady.

She invited me to attend their house warming and their smaller son's birthday party as well, but when I said I couldn't come because of other plans with my boyf, she almost sounded like she was going to cry. Aww.

The problem is... I think I've been adopted into a family all of a sudden, and what goes along with that is a whole host of expectations on my behalf, when all I was trying to do in the first place was facilitate a friendship between Thanan and their little boy. LOL  I'm not entirely sure I'm up for the idea of more people putting more and more demands on me.  I'll have to figure out the correct balance and keep it in check.

... but... really nice family.

Jules :Oj

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I observe, I wonder, I ask.

She is there, he is here.
They are coming, they are going.
This man goes over there, that girl comes in this direction.
The woman runs, the man walks, the children skip.
Some are driving, some are cycling.
Some are going slowly, some are in a hurry.
A car parks there as a bus full of people drives over that way.

Everyone is doing something, has somewhere to be, other people to meet.

Some are dealing with a bad day at work, others have an annoying hangnail.
Some are experiencing stress, some are bored and sleepy.
Some are coping with a loss, some just lost their keys.
Some have just been promoted, some are looking for work.
Some are worried about being too thin, others feel as though they are too big.
Some are happy and fulfilled and some are lonely and depressed.

Everyone has something to deal with, whether it is a problem, condition, or otherwise intrinsic or extrinsic force.

People are busy. Like little busy hunter gatherers.. little buzzing bees put here to fulfill a purpose.

Do you ever just sit and think about what your neighbors are doing right now? What about the collective people from your neighborhood entirely. What about what everyone in your town or city is doing. How many busy people are there living around you, going about their business, always with places to be, people to meet with, things to do. Never stopping, always moving, always doing.

We are never all resting together. Imagine if we could coordinate a *synergystic movement* where the entire population of the planet all stopped what they were doing at the exact same time and stood, laid down or sat in a state of total stillness and silence for 3 minutes. I wonder what that would do to the planet.

I wonder if we did that, how much energy would be saved, how much forest, water and other natural resources would be spared, how much peacefulness would be achieved, and how much of a feeling of togetherness we would all re-awaken with...

Ever wonder that?

Jules :O?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Mind your P's, please

I said to my son:

Name 6 things that start with a P because you've been making the "p" sound for the last 2 minutes and you're 6 years old. Go.

He responded with:
Purple, Passion, Peach, People, Pickles, Planet

...
Passion? My son knows the word Passion?

Oy.

Jules :O!

Monday, February 06, 2012

grr

I'm in a bad mood. And I don't think I can just blame it on PMS, since I don't ever know whether I'm having a period or not anymore.

So what am I in a bad mood about? The shitty thing is that I really can't even talk about it on here. 

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. 

End.

UPDATE:
Thor helped me climb back out of my pit of despair last night. Thank God. I'm ok now.



Saturday, February 04, 2012

Well here's a shitty topic...


Colonics.
 (click link above)

What are your thoughts?

I recently have been doing reading on the topic and collectively the articles I'm reading agree that disease begins in the colon. They went on to talk about how if we are not having a bowel movement after each meal, the food being eaten is not being processed to its intended extent and therefore it is not being neither

a) nutriently absorbed into the body for proper cellular consumption, nor
b) being eliminated effectively.

If the body isn't eliminating fecal matter, where is it ending up? It becomes caked onto the lining of the intestinal and colonic tracts and hardens there like what happens in your arteries when you have too much cholesterol. Over time, it creates a layer of solid mass that prevents your body from absorbing nutrients properly, and in severe cases, at all! If our bodies can't absorb the nutrients from the food we eat, which is already so processed and has less nutrient value in it than ever before, what chance of having a healthy body do we have? Disease begins in the colon.

Colonics is a way of cleaning out all that dried up, caked on, nutrient blocking, health diminishing waste matter that you've been collecting inside of you every time you haven't had a bowel movement after eating.

Ever wonder why babies poop so much? Because they are new to the world and have properly working digestive systems and therefore properly working waste elimination systems. Their systems are pure and haven't had the chance to become blocked up yet with the unhealthy and processed foods most of us eat. As we grow up, we start to introduce solid foods into the system and that's when all hell starts to break loose. As the person who changes the shitty diapers, we are relieved to only be having to change a soiled diaper 3 times a day, then it drops off to 2 times a day. Eventually, the child only has one bowel movement per day and we become relieved and thrilled that we don't have to deal with that, when in fact it's a totally unhealthy thing and we should be mindful of why that's happening.

So if you think about that, your body has been ineffective at eliminating waste for almost all of your entire life, save for the first year or so, if you aren't having a bowel movement shortly after eating each and every time.

Did you know that you are considered chronically constipated if you are only having 1 movement per day or less, even if that one seems like it's the proper consistency, color and smell? Some people think that if they have one poop per day they're in the clear. Most people think that. They are uninformed. I feel like I'm doing great if I have one per day, I'll be honest. But then, you all know I've had my fair share of bowel issues.

I am considering trying to find a place where I live to try this colonics thing out. If I can clear up my bowels, relieve myself of the layer after layer of hard gross gunk that's sticking to my digestive and eliminatory tracts, give my body a fighting chance at proper nutrient absorption for the first time in my adult years, then maybe I'd actually be able to lose the weight, feel better, have more vitality and energy, be less polluted with candida... a fresh new beginning. It's pretty tempting.

What's the worst that can happen? I'll have a giant BM and be able to celebrate it with the Colonics Practitioner? Awesome. Afterall... not one of you will disagree with me how amazing it feels after having a giant poop. Who wouldn't want to pass all that crap, and then "High 5" about it? And if you do disagree about how good it feels to pass a proper poo, then your problems are far worse than even you think.

Jules :O?

Thursday, February 02, 2012

What does money mean?

Just wondering... a multiple choice for you, pick your best response:

I would rather have...

1) five $100 bills in my wallet.

2) a whole whack load of smaller bills totaling $500 so it appears as though I'm loaded.

3) only $50 in my wallet but someone special to share it with.

4) ...what is this money thing you speak of? I only know what debit and credit cards are... ?!

Thanks for participating!
Jules :O?