Bob wanted to try his Christmas drone outside. He has flown it in the house
every day since he got it and was excited to have an afternoon with no wind
to try it now that he can maneuver it fairly well. Before he went out, I said
"Don't get it stuck in a tree"... Here he is not five minutes later
after a little breeze came up and took it away When he saw me with the camera,
he said "What? are you trying to kill me?" lol
I'm now an Independent Plexus Ambassador! Full (lengthy) story below
When the New Year hit, I became discouraged. After many, many
months of being free from the over-powering feeling of being
over-whelmed nearly all of the time and getting sucked into a deep,
black hole, those old sensations seemed like they were trying to get
a grip on me again and I couldn’t understand why. We just finished a
wonderful holiday season; and, I have been feeling energetic and
productive. Over the past week, I’ve been reflecting on what has
1. Right after Thanksgiving I started digitizing
and organizing old family photos and VHS videos. I was hesitant, at
first, to do this project because I didn’t want to deal with the
emotional memories that I knew would assail me. Surprisingly, this
intense 6 week project was not nearly as difficult as I imagined it
would be. I did need to take a step back a couple of times and do
something else. However, I never had the expected anxiety attack or
tearful break down.
2. We went to church for my grandson’s
dedication and (for the first time in many years) I was able to get
through the service, dinner, and all interactions without needing to
apply essential oils to regain control of my escalating emotions. I
was not able to bring myself to join the prayer circle with the
entire congregation surrounding my little family, but I was there in
spirit and they understood.
3. My 16 year old cat that has been
dealing with symptoms of feline dementia for the past year (or
longer) has developed anorexia. It’s been heart-breaking watching
We are doing all we can for him and are thankful
that we found some food that he can eat without giving him nausea,
but the most he has eaten since before Christmas is a teaspoon of
food in a day. He doesn’t appear to be in pain, so we have no
intention on putting him down in the off-chance that he’ll recover.
He miraculously made it through a punctured lung and broken hip 15
years ago and my senior horse lived an extra 5 years with TLC, so
I’m not going to limit possibilities (no matter how unlikely) now!
4. I had a barn accident December 26. The horse barn doesn't have
electricity. We started off with using flashlights, but moved to
using head lamps last winter (which was AWESOME!). I recently bought
a bigger, brighter head lamp, which helps me immensely... except
when I forget how much bigger it is... like yesterday, when I was
pulling a bale of hay down from a stack that loomed over my head...
the bale hit the head lamp, which hit my nose, and about knocked me
senseless (well, actually, there obviously wasn't much
"sense" to knock out!). Thankfully, nothing is broken, but
I’ll have a mark for quite some time...
5. December 31 found Bob
driving me out to feed the horses after work in a blizzard that had
taken me off-guard (I would have left extra food for the horses the
day before if I had known). ?? The land owner wasn’t home, so I
couldn’t call on them this time. Bob is an excellent driver, but it
was apparent to us that there were angels escorting us along our way
without sliding around – I’m sure sliding in such limited visibility
would have been more than my nerves could take! As nerve-wracking as
the trip was, I never teared up in fear or find myself dealing with
an asthma attack. I did need to use essential oils to relax a bit
after getting home though!
When I talked all this over with Bob,
he said that it sounded like I’m doing pretty good. You know what?
He’s right! I AM!
Just a year ago, the least of these situations
would have had me zoning out on a computer game for days on end
while processing the emotions.
Smokey’s aging would have had me
continuously dangling from the edge of emotional darkness, instead
of the few moments of sadness that I’ve felt. In fact, I’ve realized
that I’m more emotionally balanced and able to switch from one task
to another more readily now than I have been able to do for YEARS.
It is obvious that I am growing and healing and I am so thankful for
One thing that I’ve been doing over the past year
is that I have been taking VitalBiome (specially formulated
probiotics) and Accelerator (metabolism booster) from Plexus almost
every day. I say “almost every day” because I’ve experimented with
cheaper alternatives and even tried not taking anything…
Consistently, within a few days, Bob and the girls notice that my
nerves are more on edge, I am more prone to tears, and need to use
essential oils to soothe my soul. Two days after starting the Plexus
products again, my mood balances back out.
real truth behind the slogan “Better gut. Better mood. Better you.”,
I’ve been hesitant to share Plexus because my focus has been on
essential oils for so many years. However, there is A LOT of
negativity surrounding my favorite company (not from family or
friends – I do have the most loving, supportive group surrounding me
one could ask for! ) and there have been so many issues with
products being out-of-stock over the past year that I’ve become
reluctant to recommend them. My customer base has also steadily
declined and when my longest customer declared she wasn’t selling
essential oils any longer, I had to make a decision.
Move forward with the plans I already had in place for sharing
2. Change direction with my plans and share my
experiences with Plexus instead
3. Give up the dream of having a
home-based business altogether.
After much prayer and discussing my
ideas with Bob (who, in accordance with the awesome husband he is,
showed support in whatever direction I decided to take), I’ve
decided that a change of direction is just what I need (yeah, I’m
really not ready to give up just yet!).
During this time of
self-questioning, I started taking a product that Plexus came out
with a few months ago that is intended to control hunger. It’s
working! Which is very exciting to me (it is the first hunger
control supplement that has actually reduced the amount of food I
want to eat that I’ve tried over the past decade!).
Then, I saw
that a Slimdown Challenge had started ( #Slimdown2019 ). A group of
people encouraging each other to regain control of their body with
the possibility of getting prizes? How fun is that?!
made, I moved from being a Plexus customer and became a Plexus
Independent Ambassador! And so begins a new year with new hopes,
new goals, and new direction. Wish me luck!
The song that came to mind during devotions this morning
Bob and I took the time last night to take a few pictures of Smokey.
The lighting was poor, but Smokey stayed long enough to get at least
one decent picture
Buddy loves my desk chair. He often will take over when I get up to stretch
my legs (which I try to do every couple of hours). Then, will protest loudly
when I attempt to unseat him. We've tried spinning the chair - he enjoys the
ride; pushing him - he pushes back; pick him up - he digs his claws in; threaten
to sit on him - he knows better. Taking his picture seems to work!
I would love to start something like this... imagine... helping
others with horses!!!
Bob got an emergency call at 8pm last night... over 100 people were
without internet and cable. After a little investigation, it was
discovered that the snow plow pushed over and buried a pedestal
under four feet of snow, breaking a wire, and shorting out others.
He had to wait for another guy to come from over an hour away to
get the help he needed. Bob was thankful for the heated gloves I
gave him for Christmas (and the other guy was a bit envious )
I think we got a little more snow than predicted...
My cat (Smokey) of 16 years died peacefully. He will be missed.
I so wish I could blame this mess on the cat! The fact is, I went to change
my clothes, lost my balance, bumped the dresser and destroyed my grandmother's
Ready for the mission
my youngest said I look a bit strange in my getup, but it works great for me
my youngest's picture "All 3 horses lined up at the alfalfa shed...
not suspicious at all! ??" -9 this morning, -30-something
tonight... time to break out some blankets! Actually, it's pretty
amazing that Chrissy hasn't needed one before now. Maybe she's
finally acclimating to the colder climate
Is it wrong of me to be just a tad thrilled about the uber-cold weather when it is a wonderful, natural deterrent for my husband's smoking habit?
He's been trying to quit for a long time now and does fine on days when he is home, but work is a different story...