Monday, May 30, 2016

Ah, LIFE - what the hell are you doing to me!

So, here's the thing...

I did not finish the 2016 A to Z Challenge. And... that's okay!

Why? Because I gave you all I had at the time.

I've been in rough shape since my Feb 4th epic car accident. Slow to mend, slow to find my inner strength I have left this part of my life on the backburner. And... that's okay too!

Why? Because sometimes we have to prioritize.

What I can say, about this part of life's little journey, is for the most part I am in a happy headspace. Not happy physically, but definitely happy mentally. And... that is really okay!

I have been reading - lots of reading! My reading list is epic. I have a Blog Roll, over there on the right of this post, called TO YOUR HEALTH where I share with you the best of the best writers and doctors supporting Low Carb High Fat.

My current read is Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol by Mary G. Enig, Ph.D

Here's a photo of the books I've been reading... the top being the current read.

As you can see, some of the titles are very much to the point. Take Dr. Jason Fung's book, The Obesity Code - one might think this is only for obese people to read. HA - not a chance!

Anyone, and I mean anyone, that wants to know what goes into the whole "getting fatter" phenomena which is plaguing North American MUST read this book. It's a huge eye opener. I'm also tickled that Dr. Fung is a Canadian doctor working toward reducing this growing (literally) problem here in Canada.

Dr. Fung gets big points on having the first printing of his book done in soft cover, which makes it very affordable to buy.

I actually have a pet peeve to share - that is - all books should be in soft cover to make them affordable for those of us that like to add them to our libraries. (Because I have such a great thing as my own library - another HA.)

Seriously - there's NO need for any of these books to be in hard cover, other than to grab a bigger dollar... tsk, tsk, tsk. A little finger wagging going out to those few that have.


A shout out to Ivy, over at The Happy Whisk - thanks for those sweet notes. You have a way of adding a smile to my day. Hugs coming your way.

I'm waving to Barb in Florida - yes, one of these days we'll get our Skype butts in gear and have that long overdue chat. Hugs to you for thinking of me!

To my Aussie partner in crime - Trish - I want to say thanks for the ongoing giggles and laughs. And for inspiring me to think about picking up my pencils again... still thinking! Getting close - need this damn neck to get better before I can lean over a page and draw.

I'll end this little love fest with a special "thank you" to Linda  - YOU ROCK, it's just that simple - you do! I really appreciate your continued support of all my endeavours, and my follies.

Here's a little fun fact...

I just hooked up to NETFLIX - yup, I am sooooo with it now. Shock and Awe!

Here are the things I've watched this past Saturday and Sunday - in bed on my little Surface 3 Tablet because sitting and holding up my head is painful. (It really is!)

Hotel Transylvania - way too cute.

SPY with Melissa McCarthy - fun and entertaining too!

Prescription Thugs - excellent documentary, worth watching if you have issues with "legal" drug use.

Sugar Coated - WOW is all I can say.
If you're American - YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS.
If you're Canadian, yeah, same sentiment - WATCH THIS! NOW!

Wild with Reese Witherspoon - I enjoyed this movie. Spectacular scenery with a decent storyline.

There you have it - what life's dishing out to me... not all that bad, eh!

If my neck would stopped hurting and my shoulders and back would stop aching I'd be good to go. Right now, I'm good to rest... and I'm taking it one day at a time.

Thanks for dropping by - always happy to have the company!


  1. I can't remember the book, but it covered a lot about what food companies are putting into food to get people hooked on the taste, and most of it involved heavy sugar and fat. It also went into medicines and the real reason your doctor suggests a drug, plus the connection of it all as to why cure is far more profitable for everyone than prevention. It was really eye-opening.

    Hotel Transylvania was really cute.

  2. Prioritization in life is a good thing, Jenny. Glad to hear you're staying positive. It's sad that the almighty dollar has invaded every aspect of what we depend on in life and things like food, healthcare, and education are no longer about feeding people or keeping them healthy and educated.

  3. I just got Hotel Transylvania for my hubby who loves this really is cute..Blah..blah blah blah:) I know...he doesn't say that:) Spy is really funny and Jason Statham really was funny in this flick. I loved the rat in the office area..too funny. I feel bad for you that you have so much pain. It is not easy to deal with this and will take a long time to heal. One day at a time is the key but it is frustrating

  4. Ones personal state has to come first so it's important to do what you can to be well and no reason to feel badly about doing so. Very rarely do I buy books anymore because of finances and priorities for using what financial resources I have. When I do buy books they are mostly in hard back bought cheap on sale. It's a crap shoot since I can't be specific about getting the books I'd like and have to settle for whatever I find on sale, but that's been okay too. Besides, I'm kind of running out of room.

    Take care and be well! A positive outlook can overcome much. I try to stay as positive as I can and I stay in a pretty happy frame of mind. And sometimes a nap can do wonders so I do that frequently.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  5. Glad you are taking care of you!!!

  6. Did the accident give you a whiplash? I know what that feels like. Hope you are feeling better as soon as possible from the aches and pains. Life can knock us down, but the survivor in us makes us get back up again. Hang in there.

  7. Hi Jenny - it sounds very painful ... so I do hope the pain eases, and you heal as quickly as is feasible. We can only do what we can do ... and sometimes we need to take a different path. Good for you for helping yourself so much - by finding out about what suits your body ...

    Hotel Translvania - is fun isn't it ... take care and all the best - Hilary

  8. Jenny, I'm so sorry you're in such pain, but what a great attitude you have about it. We love Netflix. If you want a good laugh, try the series Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. It's a hoot.

  9. Hey Girl. Thanks for the shout out. Been thinking about you. I agree, softcover. Or, maybe hardcover but with paperback prices? I started to read much more on the Kindle Paperwhite these days. Never thought I'd be an eReader kinda gal but I'm loving it now.

    Anyway, great to read your post.

    Hugs & Bugs,
    -- Me

  10. Stopping back in to see what you're up too.


Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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