Good morning family! It’s Monday, 7:36 am as I start to write to you. It’s still sprinkling out. We woke up around 1:30 am or so to some gentle thunder and lightning. We were mainly woken up because Link was yelling at Spot as she tried to sneak into the bed for comfort. He’s so grumpy in the bed LOL!
So this weekend was really relaxing and seems to have gone by so quickly. Kyle and I are noticing that ever since he got the call to work the upcoming outage that our days seem to be going by so much faster!
On Saturday we actually had some sunshine and the bees were out in force in our backyard enjoying the spring dandelions and other wild flowers. I have refrained from cutting the lawn because I know these flowers are very important food sources now until spring officially comes. On the morning dog walk yesterday I noticed trees are starting to bud already…..early spring? So I took some pictures and admittedly they aren’t great but I wanted to show you the relationship between what I consider to be one of the most important life forms on this planet and a plant that even I considered a “weed” for so many years until I learned the truth.
Much love, light and hope to you today. I am remaining focused on what I want to see in this world.
I must say that with Mr. Trump pushing so hard in directions that seem literally insane to go, he may be turning out to be the exact catalyst we’ve needed to restore balance in this country. What in the world do I mean by that?! What comes to my mind is the term, “reverse psychology.” Without his probably even being conscious of it, the more “crazy” he goes, the more sane we want to become lol. What he and many of those serving around him are saying, doing and proposing is so far out there that those of us who are awake and actually paying attention are able to see the truth and what is actually sensible more clearly. This being in most cases, the exact polar opposite of his intentions!
Reverse psychology – Wikipedia
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion – content is under copy write so if your interested, please use this link to read more!
While many people think of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a pesky weed, it is chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots are used in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers are used to make wines.
In the past, dandelion roots and leaves were used to treat liver problems. Native Americans also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomach. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), dandelion has been used to treat stomach problems, appendicitis, and breast problems, such as inflammation or lack of milk flow. In Europe, dandelion was used in remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea.
So far, there have not been any quality scientific studies on dandelion. Today, the roots are mainly used to stimulate the appetite, and for liver and gallbladder problems. Dandelion leaves are used as a diuretic to help the body get rid of too much fluid.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mccain-defends-free-press-thats-how-dictators-get-started/ar-AAn5wJE?OCID=ansmsnnews11 – thank you Senator McCain for being at least one voice speaking up!
Speaking from Germany, where he was attending the Munich Security Conference, McCain said that without a free press, “I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.”
McCain clarified that he wasn’t referring to the president as a dictator, but that attacks on journalists who are questioning those in power are usually a hallmark of autocratic governments.
“When you look at history,” McCain said, “the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I’m not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I’m just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.”
On Saturday, Emily Southard, campaign director of ClimateTruth.org and one of the rally’s organizers, said that the threats Trump has made against science have begun to come true. She cited orders from the federal government forbidding some scientific agencies within the government, including the Environmental Protection Agency, from speaking with the press; and the appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has cast doubt on global warming and sued the EPA 14 times, as the head of that agency.
“Attacks on science are attacks on the public,” she said