Spring Is In The Air – Here Comes The Allergies

It’s that time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere. Nests and dens are full of baby animals. The flowers are blooming and my orange tree is full of oranges. The earth is in renewal.

Even April the Giraffe finally had her baby

California Super Bloom – Facebook

California has managed to bounce back thanks to the end of the state’s multiyear rain drought. The deserts are in“super bloom” and the visuals are absolutely breathtaking.  

With Spring Comes Pollen

That horrible green powder is covering everything. I washed my car not even two days ago and now it lookslike I never touched it with soap and water.

Not only is that horrible green menace covering the landscape it’s also giving everyone horrible allergies.

California Super Bloom – Facebook

Luckily, as I have aged my allergies do not give me such a hassle anymore. My baby girl, on the other hand, has come down with a mild case of it. When I was her age I could barely breathe through my nose and my eyes watered constantly when my allergies would flare up.


I’m grateful that as of right now she doesn’t have that problem but if her allergies worsen, I will make sure to find the most natural way possible to tackle it. I’ve read too many horror stories of the dangers that over the counter medicines are posing for people.

Just last month or so, articles started circulating online that ibuprofen significantly increases a person’s chances of heart attack or stroke for people over 40 and it could be causing people’s deaths. Ibuprofen will eat a hole in your stomach if you don’t eat prior to taking it and that’s scary enough.

Springtime also brings spring cleaning

During the summer, Florida can get blisteringly hot. Right now is the perfect time to perform what people in t
he army call a GI Party to my house. The dust bunnies have accumulated in corners as well as behind and underneath furniture.

That surely can’t be helping with anyone’s allergies.

Spring cleaning will also allow me to go through my stuff and pull out the stuff I don’t use to donate and get the rest organized. It’s amazing to me how much stuff people can accumulate after a few years. My family only moved down here like four years ago and prior to moving, we unloaded a huge amount of stuff in yard sales and to the local thrift store.

Do you like to spring clean? What are your methods to get your home springtime fresh?

I like books. Do you?

I like books.

Do you like books?

I have a serious book collection and it’s all thanks to the creation of ebooks. My house isn’t big enough to handle all the books I would like to have. Most of the space on my spare laptop is full of ebooks. All kinds of them covering many different subjects.

I also have quite a collection on my Kindle. I even have a few gigabytes of hard drive space worth of audio books too.

Have I read/listened to all of them? Not hardly. Sadly, unproductive internet browsing has been a huge distraction. I am sucker for politics, history, UFO’s, business building related topics and spend lots of time looking up those topics.

Yeah I said UFO’s.

The internet is full of resources for all of those topics and a gazillion more. I have learned through lots of reading that what you learn in K-12 and main stream academia isn’t always accurate or just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to written history.

Another thing I have learned is that academics and intellectuals who have spent their life’s work chasing their theory on history, science, etc.. are hard pressed to change their views when new information has been gained. They will only change their view or admit the new information is accurate once the evidence is overwhelming and can no longer be ignored. Too much money goes into their work from outside sources that they don’t want to lose.

Thanks to the internet, I now am keenly aware of the real life Indiana Jones types that are making archeological history with their finds. Their work is not longer hidden or dismissed thanks to the instant access the internet gives these brave people to the rest of earth’s population that has the same technological capabilities.

Believe it or not, we still have groups of people living very simple lives in tribes around the planet. I’ll talk about that another day.

So yeah, I get easily distracted as you can probably tell. I have some character flaws to work on.

I have to take the good with the bad I suppose. My ability to be easily distracted online helps me find new books to add to my library. It’s even better when you are able get the books for free from the author. That doesn’t always happen but when it does, I take advantage of the situation.

Knowledge is power.

My Latest Additions



Credit / Amazon.com

Over the last month I have acquired five new books. A couple of them I learned about from listening to podcasts.

The two I learned about from the podcasts are:

Both were free from the Author and in ebook form. The cool thing is, I have downloaded them to my kindle as well so I have them in a couple locations.

The rest of my books were purchased in Kindle edition on Amazon. I never leave home without that handle little jewel.

One of the author’s of my recent kindle book purchases has been on quite a few documentaries and TV shows on the History Channel. He has also written many books in his chosen field.

That book is:

Mr. Daniken has spent a lot of time in Egypt and his knowledge and insight on the history of that area is pretty fascinating. I can’t wait till I am able to dedicate the time necessary to reading this book.

The other two books that I acquired through Kindle fall under the subjects of Self Help and Finance. They are:

These books are not light reading. They touch on some serious subjects. One is about the origins of humanity, the others are for improving my financial position and stopping crappy habits.

Conscious Millionaire is first I started on that book over the weekend. I plan on being done with it by Thursday. I have a feeling I will have lots of homework involved.

My question for you is….. How many books have you bought and read over the last couple of months?

If you are froggy tell me in the comments below.

Until my next post always remember, knowledge is power.




Why Is Staying On Task So Hard?

Just like most of the abandoned projects in my life, I swore that I would stay on task and dedicate time every day to keep this blog updated.

I have failed miserably. The funny part about this time around I actually feel somewhat guilty about it.

Why Is Staying On Task So Hard?

Why is it damn near impossible for me to stay on task when it comes to certain things? I know that I am not the only one that has this problem.

Focus has become such a problem for so many people, that Microsoft Corporation of all companies decided to do a study about it. Basically it said, goldfish’s have a longer attention span than we do now.

punygoldfishA goldfish!

That really sucks. At one time, saying someone has an attention span of a goldfish was an insult!

Seriously, people?!?!?!  When did this happen and how?

Thanks to those little idiot boxes we keep in our hands at all times (smart phones), the human attention span in countries where smart phones exist, has dropped from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.

Like we need more distraction. TV is already full of mind numbing “programming” that rob people of valuable time they will never get back.

What Can I Do To Fix It?

On the topic of learning to focus, a Google search reports back a total of about 4 billion website submissions for that topic. Apparently, this is a huge deal. That’s a lot of website submissions.


Hopefully out of all these sites, I will be able to find real usable information that will help me get a grip on my ability to focus. Business related blogs and sites I feel would be the best places to start.

The world is changing at a rapid rate, we must maintain our cognitive abilities. Not giving my brain a workout damn near guarantees a one way ticket to dementia.

I for one want to try to stay as sharp as possible mentally, to keep from being much of a burden on people when I get older.

Every day I am thankful for the internet and the access it gives to the copious amounts of information available that can make my life better. It also adds to my short attention span problem.

Now that I know what my problem is and the path to take to start correcting it.

I will give you an update on how well I am progressing in my getting my shit together!

Till then, leave me a comment below.




Spring Is here! But I’m Stuck Inside…

It’s Monday. Hooray!

I hate mondays


Spring is here! But I’m stuck inside…

Who am I kidding. No one likes Monday’s. Nobody! If you do there is either something wrong with you or you really like your situation.

Hopefully it’s the latter.

My typical Monday is housecleaning while listening to a podcast. Which in all reality, that is my whole week.

Kinda sad really, considering that I live six miles from the beach!

Not only do I have a sad little routine during the day. I also try to convince myself that I need to work out. Shortly after the idea pops up something will start aching. It’s almost like my body is protesting.

A tiny little obscure joint or muscle will yell out in a weak little NO!!!!

Shitty excuse I know. LOL!

Fortunately, small aches and pains is the worst thing I have going on. My heart goes out to my friends and family whose health has not fared as well at the same age. Every situation is unique.

Valencia Orange Tree

Valencia Orange Tree

IMG_20160411_112401517Spring is in full bloom where I live. Beautiful blooms are everywhere. Fruit trees are blooming and filling the air with a candy sweet scent. The roses are a resplendent display of beauty.

My husband bought a Valencia Orange Tree and Purple Rose Bush in pots last week. They were both transplanted to larger planters once we got them home.

The cool thing about orange tree is that it is producing fruit. Right now they are the size of a pea.

There is something very satisfying and exciting to the prospect of being able to eat fruit that I grew myself. Not to mention the whole flowering/fruiting process smells amazing.

I have stop writing for now.

Never ending laundry calls my name and I have books to read. Not to mention I totally need to find a way to get organized. Ugh!

If you’re lucky I’ll write about what I’m reading. It may come in handy for you and be a new source of inspiration, or become a new dust collector.

What do you have planned for the week?

My Kind of Crazy

imbackI’m BACK! Since you are probably new to this blog you probably don’t know and don’t care about my declaration.

This is my 4th blog. The first three went down in flames thanks to poor planning on my part and bad technical and customer support from my previous domain host. So here I am again in all my basic blog glory.

This time is different. My last few attempts at blogging, I really had a hard time to find something to talk about that I thought people would want to read. This time I’m writing about what I care about, what drives me, what pisses me off, and everything in between.

Welcome to My Kind of Crazy..

More to come…