I've been on the island for two months now, and I've managed to keep my thoughts and prayers to myself - who am I kidding? I don't have prayers. However, and fortunately, I've remained quiet, but no more. The island has taught me many things - one, to shake your covers before sliding your slimy body into bed...Cane Spiders, Lizards, Ants, Centipedes engage in regular battles over such prized real estate. That last thing you want in the middle of the night, when the rain pours its heart out, is a centipede in your champas. Unpredictable, flexible beasts with devastatingly strong fangs steaming with hot poison. The small ones are most dangerous, because, like Napoleon and me, at one point in my life, the small ones don't know when to stop. Well, maybe I still don't when to stop - so let's continue.
I've spent most of my time in the ocean and I'm thankful for that. Although, swimsuits and salty seas are sworn enemies of soft, pampered body parts and I've paid the price for my time in the water. For such discomforts I've applied what I've learned here, on the island. There are foods and plants and diet tips that can help - or so I've experimented with (still am) - and I can divulge what works and what does not.
This blog is intended for us to get to know one another and, so, I plan to share my thoughts and my recipes and my poetry and my stories. I want share one story a month - and in two months I plan on releasing the biggest story of my life thus far. I hope you'll enjoy it or hate it - both account for readers. Of course, in between the stories, I plan to update the blog daily with short entries to clean the window that peers into my life.
Yesterday, I severely stubbed my toe on a dead, dull log lying in the middle of a walkway. What was it doing there? - I haven't the slightest clue. The stubbing further injured my crippled ring toe on my left foot - the toe has been through war and struggles with day to day life, as is, and now this tragedy has struck. I say this to you to present an opportunity to share healing information....a potion that I constructed from plants growing in the garden near my yurt. Do you know what a yurt is? Well, I live in one. Here's the recipe to the potion - it works on sunburns, scrapes, bruises, scratches, burns, ingrown nails and virtually everything.
2 leaves of Comfrey
3 stems of aloe (slice off the pricklers)
1/2 squeezed lemon
gelatin as needed for texture
Try it. Or don't, but it's been shared and you've been warned - there are answers out there. Natural, sexy ones and I plan on finding them for you.