Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday Mumbles

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway. ~Author Unknown

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx

I was looking for quotes about health and/or illness, and found those. They cracked me up. So, there you are...


It's snowing. It didn't start until about 3 a.m., which was considerably later than they'd anticipated, but it did start. I know the start time because, yes, once again my darling dog woke me about every hour to go outside. Poor puppy. We'll be in touch with the vet again today.

DH is upstairs sleeping, really sleeping for the first time in three days. I have just one thing to say: God Bless oil of oregano. He's been congested for days, snarfing and coughing and sneezing... and last night, he got oil of oregano from his sister, put two drops in some juice, drank... and his sinuses cleared up immediately. Literally from one second to the next.

I'm heading to my local health food store to get my own vial of the stuff to have on hand, since it's also supposed to be an immune system booster. It makes me crave spaghetti, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.


A couple of days ago, Jen foolishly offered to read the first 16,000 words of the fantasy I worked on for NaNoWriMo. It's a rough first draft, undoubtedly full of typos and passive voice and poor grammar. I mostly wanted it read to check for continuity and whether it even had legs to stand on, considering it's the first time I've tackled a fantasy before.

Now I'm terrifically nervous, because the more I respect a writer's ability the more frightening it is to share your stuff with them...especially rough draft stuff. And I respect Jen's writing tremendously.

So... (((GULP))).


We have all new contests up at LASR this week -- one here, for a free eBook (at the bottom of the author spotlight), one here, for a free autographed novel and one here, for a free print novel. AND, I updated the "other contests" page as well (just look for the "new" markers). So, go forth and enter.


No Daily Dakota today -- for some reason, Blogger won't let me upload pictures. Sorry :-(


Your Gluttony Quotient: 25%

You have a pretty good relationship with food - you enjoy it, but you don't go overboard.
You've struck the perfect balance between gluttony and self control.

Actually... I really love to eat. And if I was a gazillionaire, I'd have my own private cook. However, since I am cooking for myself, I settle for peanut butter sandwiches much of the time.


Dru said...

I'm glad hubby is feeling better. Oil of oregano; I may have to buy some of that as well.

Sorry Dakota is still waking you up. I hope the vet is able to solve her problem.

Sending you good luck on your fantasy. I'm sure you'll get good feedback on your writing.

When writing a first draft, does the critique reader focus on the grammar and typos or the story itself?

We're not getting the snow that was predicted. I'll take your snowstorm anytime down here.

Tonight I'll check out all the contest on LASR.

My Gluttony Quotient: 30% I got the same statement as you.

Have a good Monday.

Ceri said...

After my dad had his first heart attack and had to join a gym he had a tee shirt with that first quote on it. I don't know if his trainer appreciated it.

I'm going to have to go to our local organic store and look for that oil. Sounds awesome! I could use it still.

Now I'm off to walk to work in the snow. At least sidewalk plowguy has been by.

Marianne Arkins said...

Dru, I'd happily send our snow your way. Our local Agway store has (on their sign): Snow, free for the taking.

I know exactly how they feel!

Ceri, just be glad you can walk to work!! And those sidewalk plows are the coolest things ever -- they don't have them in Colorado, so I'd never seen them before until I moved here.

Allie Boniface said...

Love today's quotes! And I hadn't heard of oil of oregano either...interesting...

Diane Craver said...

Thanks for the oil of oregano tip, Marianne! Hope you get some sleep soon.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Ooooo... I am so going to try that oil of oregano! I'm always looking for things to help sinuses, living in the land of "climate change every five minutes".

And I can't wait to read the draft! I got through what I needed to yesterday on my other book, so I should be able to dig in this evening! Yeah!

Melissa said...

I have never heard of oil of oregano, but I'll be looking into it for sure! Thanks for the tip!

groovyoldlady said...

I refuse to reveal my gluttony quotient on the grounds that it would horribly embarass me!

Letting another writer read your work is as intimidating as baking a wedding cake for a master chef. Been there, done that. I even broke out in a muck sweat when I realized the author of the book I reviewed READ my review! Aaaack!

Lastly, I have a friend who owns a health food store. One of his favorite sayings is, "Everyone who eats tofu dies."

Avery Gray said...

I've never heard of oil of oregano. Gonna have to try that!

My gluttony quotient is 46%! Do you think it could be all the chocolate I'm eating? ;o)

Diana Castilleja said...

Wow! I'm going to have your blog ot my reading list. Some great reading going on here. :)

Sorry about the snow..:( but I'm in Texas and we hardly ever see it. Even half an inch is enough to grind the city to a halt.

And... You've been tagged! Come play!

Check out my blog for the details.

Tori Lennox said...

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. ~Redd Foxx

ROFL! I love this one!

Cool re the oil of oregano. I've never heard about that before!

Ceri said...

Yeah! I love payday! I get to splurge a little bit on myself. Just bought my copy of Don't Fence Me In. Now I just need a quiet moment to read it. (a little hard to do when DH is playing a war game next to me).

Brandy said...

Love the quotes! I'll have to remember the oil of oregeno. I've never heard of it before.
Try not to stress too much on letting someone read your fantasy. *g*
Poor Dakota, sounds like maybe a food allergy. Good luck with the Vet.

Have a good evening.

Judy Thomas said...

Here's another one who will be going and getting oil of oregano. They should be paying you!

Julia said...

Marianne - I never heard of Oil of Oregano, that is not until my friend sent me some. And it work really good. I was sick with flu for 2 weeks. I thought to go to doctor for flu shot but I didn't. I hate I decided to take the oil of oregano and took a few drops underneath my tongues for few second before swollowing it. Work really good. I got better in few days after :)

I hope your husband get better soon and that there be Dakota pictures up soon too :)