lilly of the desert

Expressing my thoughts, sharing opinions and ranting about this and that!


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Who am I

Well, I am a person that likes peaceful, remote living . We live off grid, get water delivery on demand and need. Live in an older single wide, using solar panels and on overcast days a gas generator. I like to cook but don’t like the smell of it inside so I cook everything on a propane bbq. Even baked a pumpkin pie. Turned out good.

We have chickens, but they turned into Free loaders due to age. No, there not going to become food. They became pets.

We have a bunch of white doves, took them in cause some heartless person just got tired of them. They are useless, but their cheerful sounds are enjoyable.

I enjoy propagating trees, shrubs, veggies and wild flowers from seeds. Been quite successful …if the weather cooperates that is.

Not to forget we have cats, 2 indoors only, 2 in and out, 3 outdoor sort of ferals, all altered ( no more kittens please )– long story..

I help people in need when I can.

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….why I am here

…. because I want to learn how to be successful with blogging, so I can have an income. My husband’s SS check is just to little to support us in a good way. With prizes for everything constantly rising it is more and more difficult to maintain.

As a senior citizen its not quite as easy to find work. Besides that, we live off grid, no nearby neighbors or businesses. And only one old F150 for transportation. Thanks goodness it’s in fairly good running condition. No air-conditioning neither in truck nor inside our single wide. Summers in Arizona are hot, but we learned to deal with it. Windows wide open, small battery operated fans to circulate the air, frequent short showers, all works out ok. To keep the kitteys cool I wrap a blue ice in a hand towel and they lay on that to get cool. That’s for the indoor cats. The outdoor ones get wet spots in shaded areas, where the lounge around all day.

So why am I here? To improve our lives here off grid. More solar panels, repairs to single wide, maybe a newer F150??


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My lack of self esteem

In my heart I want to be a writer, but my mind tells ne that I have no talent, no contacts, not enough knowledge to write about anything.

But yet, I read about how to become a good  writer, but no subject to write about,  seems to be coming to mind.

And then  I am also befallen with “procrastination”. Self help books, tapes, CDs, EFT, still, I have BLOCKS to remove. ….

So. That’s my rant today.


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Native American today

I believe that a lot of us, native american or not, are aware and upset about whats going on in North Dakota. Here is a clip I received of what happened there last night. It made me cry.

The video clip will not transfer, sorry for that. But in essence, the report says that the government is spraying the camps using crop dusters, at night. Apparently hoping that all people who are standing up for their water and land and the future of ALL , will either get sick and die, or leave and let the pipeline to be built through secret lands and possibly contaminate waters.

It saddens me and my relatives.

We took the whole country away from native Americans, why can’t we just leave them the little bit of land they still can call Home in their care to live and feel free?

 


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Native American spiritual Quote

I stumbled across this today and want to share it:

The first peace, which is most important, is that which comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its Powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real Peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.

My husband is Native American, thus the deep interest in spiritual quotes from them.