now pencilled with words currently attached with Post-Its (they’ll be added in PSE6). I’m working to around ten a day, to keep the pleasure fresh, so there’s about 5/6 more days to go. Actually, I’m not entirely sure how many there are in total as I’ve divided some up because they were too wordy, but I reckon there are about 154.
The 300gsm watercolour paper for the ALBo/Wise El words (from the little books) and more colourful cartoons (as opposed to Big Thoughts which are just black and white with a little grey shading/highlights) has arrived but I am not going to do any work at all on them till all 154 of Wise El’s Big Thoughts are inked.
Pleasure is vital as it has already been a big job – started nearly two or more years ago (sorting and compiling the words to work on, then creating cartoon characters and doing rough outlines to use). The biggest challenge though is trying to find the right channel for them, once completed. Kindle is ideal for them as a book, but I do also want to sell them individually as either greetings cards or collectable postcards. Hopefully, I’ll get more ammo on that aspect next week at Progressive Greetings.
It’s not been all work as D treated me on Monday to a birthday outing. I might yet squeeze out some more Diamond moments from my Diamond year – including a holiday abroad. Another lot of shares have been bought out so that money will definitely be for a holiday.
By then, I may even have healed the remains of this skin/gut reaction. The skin is actually looking good but does still react, mostly on my left hand. Then yesterday, I got a massive shock – well two actually. In the morning, my ribs looked far too noticeable. I then made myself a yam flour bake. And then got a gigantic bloated wobbly belly. From stick thin to lard bucket in a few hours – great!!
Because I kept getting allergic type of reactions, I didn’t really pay much attention to whether it could be related to a leaky gut. Then on Saturday, at the Allergy Show, one of the exhibitors said it sounded like that should be something to check out. However, it was only the mega bloat yesterday that forced me to change my diet once again.
So not even any alternative flours from quinoa, amaranth or yam and none from legumes either. Pity, as I made some delicious flat breads separately from mung beans, split pea and chickpeas. And not much of anything else either as I’m a vegetarian. Obviously not forever! Just until I’ve healed my gut and strengthened my immune system.
But…there is still coconut flour. And almond flour – possibly. And I read that chia seeds are fine (need to check this again). I made a great flat bread with that too – though added to amaranth. Will have to try it on its own or with coconut flour.
Bought some cat’s claw, slippery elm, marshmallow root and glutamine as they are all supposed to help heal a leaky gut. So not yet out of the woods healthwise, but getting there.
After endless days of either rain or unseasonal chill, we have finally had two days in a row of shorts and small tops’ weather. The windows are open but all I can smell is stale curry powder. What happened to the barbecues?
The wider world remains troubling on multiple levels. If 2012 means the end of something big, let it be the sense of entitlement without providing anything in return. There is a quite shocking lack of desire to provide service, blaming everyone from bankers to cuts but not a peep about personal responsibility. Darwin should be turning in his grave.
Things that once were seen as non-essential are now funded by the taxpayer. And I include in that IVF (now for same-sex couples and women over 40!), sex change, transgender and gastric band ops, breast implants and many more. If these people want them, they should pay for it themselves. Instead, all our support services, like the NHS and Welfare State, are crumbling under the weight of demand by these selfish, self-centred humans who should be Darwinised!
Compassion now seems to be bending over backwards to pander to those who Nature would once have dealt with. In itself, this could be a good sign of spiritual evolution – except that all compassion gets in return is yet more demands, including changes to the status quo to suit these minority interests. Staggering. (And least said about Greece and the EU.)
I had to laugh though at a comment calling on an asteroid to flatten us all. It could have been me writing it!
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