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FOTD: November 27, 2021. Waking up

It’s great to be part of this flower enthusiast’s community. Thank you Cee for hosting this FOTD  challenge!

Hope everyone has a safe and joyful weekend. Peace & blessings, Esther 🌻🎄🧸

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. We’re seeing less flowers here too. It’s getting cold and we might have light rain this afternoon. I hope we do because kids can’t wait to wear rain boots and jump around outside.
      Hope your weather is not so fierce and volatile. You deal with a volatile weather pattern in Michigan. Stay safe and healthy. 🙂

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      1. Hope the kids’ wishes to do some puddle-jumpin’ came true Esther. We had a temperature drop of 25 degrees – yesterday was balmy then this morning a windchill in the teens and yesterday had 44 mph winds. This is the new normal because we never had erratic weather swings in the past. This new COVID variant they say might not be as bad as the Delta variant – yay for that. Our state is #1 again – we were #2 for a couple of days, but not taking top honors again unfortunately. Stay safe and healthy too Esther.


      2. eh…Rain is weak sauce here. Hopefully the next rain will involve some puddle jumping.
        What is happening with the COVID numbers again in your state?! Oh, that’s the kind of list you don’t want to have first place.
        Let’s ride out another season safe and healthy!!

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      3. We were down a day or two, then back to #1 again – sigh. And today was our first confirmed Omicron case here in Michigan. I am happy to make trips to the Park and that’s it – I’ve got the food in and will run out of perishables but that’s fine as I have shelf-stable food. To me it is like last Winter (2020-2021) only triple vaxxed but still very wary.

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      4. Come on, Michigan!!! You don’t want to be #1 for this category. I hope people get vaccinations and take precautions this coming holiday. We’re living a new reality and feel like masks will be long term.
        You’re so good about masking up and social distancing…keep it up!! I’m worried too and more so because of my little lady.

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      5. It’s nothing for us to be proud of for sure Esther! I heard today that there is a big surge post-Thanksgiving here but they expect to double after Christmas. I am not going to return to the allergist until Spring. I won’t run out of any food as I stocked up (though it won’t be perishables, just shelf stable) until Spring. Less worries there. Yes, I hope Ellis stays health and no issues so you don’t have to go to the doctor’s office or hospital. We have an event in town called “Jurassic Quest” I will sent the link separately, but it is a large indoor event … I don’t know if it would be an outside venue since your weather is more conducive to outside year-around, but it might be fun to see.


      6. That’s so funny Esther … well, that is partly because of the other dinosaur attraction. Tell the kids Aunt Linda hears or sees the word “dinosaur” and thinks of them immediately!


  1. PS
    I could not reply to the post that we were talking abut parasites and flukes (said comments closed)
    but wanted to safer what I wrote there — and just delete it if you do not want it here on this post – ok?


    Enjoyed your reply, and many people have flukes and there are some that come from the Great Lakes region – and everyone has parasites (I guess even the first body remains show signs of intestinal worms) and what I have learned over the years is that God designed us to live in harmony with parasites but our culture in the last 200 years has been toxic and slowly pulling from gut health – but especially in the last 50 years with high fructose corn syrup – industrial oils under the guise of vegetable and canola oil – and antibiotics that disrupt the complete GI track – then add in eating too many carbs and sugar foods without realizing it and the human gut has been seriously under assault.
    Did you ever hear about transfusions of intestinal stuff from people who live in less developed countries – I guess their gut health is filled with all the life giving properties that may first world countries are missing.
    I will have to share more later – but I had a multi parasitic infection and so that is how I know some of this –
    and so the word “burden” is used – when your parasite burden gets too heavy – the immune system is stressed and that pulls from health.
    There are also studies that connect heavy parasitic infections with candidiasis infections and high “heavy metal” count in their body.

    and so in my humble opinion – I think some auto immune disorders – or some of these lupus and skin issues are related to unhealthy gut health – and people need to supplement with flora and minerals and b-complex – and then gently remove some of the heavy metals (EDTA works good) while making sure there is no candidiasis infection (which some argue is prevalent in 80% of Americans alone with mineral deficiencies – and that leads to cravings for food and health issues – because they are so imbalanced inside).

    and thanks for sharing about what you read on flukes living that long – that is crazy! and I did read a while back that some folks get tapeworm eggs when they are children and then 25 years later – or more – they hatch and slowly pull from health (if the gut biome is not healthy)
    and so all this to say that I think all humans need to think in terms of gut health for a strong immune system


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