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Sunday Post

Posted November 12, 2017 by Hillary in sunday post / 3 Comments

It seems that winter is here for reals here in Cleveland. I usually get up and go to the Gym at around 5 am this past week has been FREEZING. I seem have gone on a natural health kick this past month. At first, it was just working out. Then I started using essential oils then this past weekend I went and Paloized my whole Kitchen. I know why too so many people close to me this year have gotten cancer and I am terrified. I feel as if I am losing control and I also will soon come down with the dreaded C word. Actually I started working out cause my shrink told me that excessive helps depression and anxiety then I learned that 4 different friends in this past month had gotten cancer and 2 family members and I guess I feel that I can control what I eat and put on my body and stuff then I FEEL as If I have SOME measure of control. That is what my therapist told me anyway. BUUT I am doing healthy things so no one is complaining although my mom might when I get to her house in mid-Dec and start cleaning everything with Thieves and replacing all her stuff with nontoxic stuff from Young Living and throwing out all the protected food. Ok, I will leave her diet coke stash alone. The rest though no promises.


I OD on holiday treats already and made myself sick. I have a massive writing project due for a client in Jan, and I  can’t afford to be ill, so I was like that is it, Hilary, you gonna eat Paleo and you are gonna feel good, and you are gonna WRITE like a mofo. I found a recipe and grocery story list maker Plan2Eat. I like it so far. I have been going through Pinterest looking up recipes and putting them into plan2eat


I broke down and got another subscription to Scribed and I downloaded Reading People and whatever font they had it on at first really messed up the words. I of course didn’t know this and was wondering if maybe someone down the line had seriously messed up and formatted it wrong. I got to play with the different settings on Scribed and much to my relief I found that once I switched it to a different font the words all look normal now. Which is good cause I was gonna be mad if I paid and the words were all messed up like that.


My November Book of The month came on Friday! Yay! It was tough to pick just one. Typically I would fill up my box, but I am on a budget for the holidays. The book I chose was

Also like five holds from the library came in last week.I have started semi Hibernating, so I will have plenty time to read. The fact that it gets dark at five now is confusing my kitten. He thinks because it is dark it must be sleepy time and tries to get me to go to sleep with him. Ha, I can’t wait till it starts getting dark at three. He will be soooooo confused then.


Sunday Post 10-22-2017

Posted October 20, 2017 by Hillary in sunday post / 1 Comment

1- If you follow me on my personal FB  you will already know that on Thursday I had a shitty day. Literally. I was deep into a client project, totally in the flow. I felt highly creative the words were pouring out and I was in my element. All of a sudden the manininice dude bursts in my apartment with an urgent CHECK YOUR TOILET! A PIPE BURT IN THE APARTMENT ABOVE YOU AND EVERYONE TOILET BELOW IS OVERFLOWING I, half in a daze went in, and there was an explosion of feces all over the place. I shrieked at the top of my lungs. “SHIT!!” As if to answer me, my commode gave one last tiny explosion of shit to add to the already 2 feet deep of shit on the floor and walls. To their credit the maintenance dudes got it all off the floor but that left me to mop the thin film of feces that still coated the floor and the feces that was on the walls and you know what they put everything in the BATHTUB that I had in the bathroom leave me with a tub full of crap.

All my friends had sung the praises of Young Living and its cleaning products. I had purchased a Premium Starters Kit and was very pleased with my oils and diffuser and had used the Thieves cleaner (purchased separately) in cleaning and in a fit of wanting to be a modern-day liberal vegan organic only hippie, which was prompted by reading the book Crazy Sexy Diet I had gone on a spending spree and bought Young Living’s Thieves cleaner and disposed of my more traditional  bleach which at the time I felt represented my capitalist pig comrades.

So I had a room full of shit and only Young Living Thieves cleaner to clean it up. To make matters worse (as if they could be any worse), the maintenance dude had told me that it was not “all my poop that was in the explosion, that it was everyone poop all mixed in the pipe” and that was just… beyond gross. Anyway, I took my Young Living cleaner stuff and made it extra strong. The bottle is a “concentrated version” of the stuff, and you are to mix a capful of water to clean with. I, however, took a 16 oz glass bottle mixed half with the Thieves half with water and went to shitty town.

Y’all I couldn’t believe my eyes the Young Living stuff worked AS WELL AS BLEACH! AND it made my house smell like Christmas! I even took some pics of my bathtub to post on Facebook to prove that it did get all the shit out

This stuff is magic! And yes now I have a squeaky clean bathroom that smells like it is Christmas morning!


2- I somehow contracted Impetigo. I have no idea how. Yesterday I was in the contagious phase and stuck in my apartment. I worked on a client project most of the day.


3-My three-year-old Kindle is refusing to connect vis Bluetooth to my implants. I have no idea why. I  have tried various methods, but it seems as if the Bluetooth thingie is shot on the Kindle. Maybe I should ask for another Kindle for Christmas.


4-I did not go to the gym last week. I seem to be dragging my ass in the front. HOWEVER, i did eat better so maybe focus on one thing at a time? I did get my apartment habitable in the Unfuck Your Habitat method. I highly recommend you read that book. It is in my language and not the syrupy sweet language of Fly Lady which I hate. I am sad that the Unfuck Your Habitat app won’t work on iOS 11, but I read on the website they are working to fix that.


5-My cat pissed on my library bag cause I wouldn’t feed his fat furry ass around the clock like I used to. He is seven months and already weighed 9 pounds. I read that Thieves Household Cleaner could be used to wash stuff in the washing machine, so I stuck my bag and some Hives in the washer and guessed what it worked! So Yay I still have my big ass library bag!

Sunday Post

Posted September 3, 2017 by Hillary in sunday post / 2 Comments


It has been cold and rainy here last week. At first, I thought I must have slept through September then a friend told me that the hurricane in Texas was making it cold that it should warm up later on. I hope so. I have not even started to get ready for the 8 months long Cleveland winter yet. I need to get some Vitimen D3 and some Fish oil and start taking them. I usually start in October but this year I am going to start early. I was also thinking of getting a happy light. I have heard that they can help beat Seasonal Depression. Actually, I don’t get depressed until AFTER the holidays as the Holidays are my most favorite time of the year. Come to January however it all down hill from there until June.

I only read one book this week and that was Impossible Views of the World. I am not too sure what I think of it at this point. I will have to ponder on it before I post my review.  Up next the Preist Kings of Gor then I am not sure. I am gonna aim for three books this week.  I just need to get myself back into a routine.

I have a new obsession! Young Living essential oils. A friend sent me some samples and they smelled so good and they tasted really good. Do not worry I made sure they wouldn’t kill me for putting some lemon in water and drinking it. That was one of the best water I have had in my LIFE. I am gonna order me a starter kit and be one of those annoying people that push oils on other people. #Kiddingnotkidding at the very least my apartment will smell amazing and I will be able to order water in a restaurant and use lemon or something to flavor it and that will be worth the money alone.

I need to start back on Habiticia. I used it last year to track my habits and it worked really well. I put some rewards down that would really motivate me to do stuff. In high school, I hate a sort of behavioral issues and to get me to behave in a socially acceptable manner a therapist came up with a reward system and it worked like a charm ever since when ever I wanted or needed to get something done I would always bribe myself. it has always worked to kick my motivation into high gear.


Sunday Salon and Sunday Post March 15 2015

Posted March 14, 2015 by Hillary in sunday post, Sunday Salon / 4 Comments

The Sunday Salon SUNDAY POSTThis week has been better than..I am not sure.. It seems that my life is going well these days. I am working on my memoir; I am doing freelance writing and some other stuff. If I could just keep my apartment looking like houses on those lifestyle blogs, I will be all set. This week I am going to engage in some serious spring cleaning. I want my apt to look goo and even if it kills me it will. heh

Last week I wrote about how you can never have too much reading material. I admit I am a bit much when it comes to books but as my mom says, as long as they stay on your Kindle and not take up more rooms in her house that is fine.I live in a tiny apt so Every so often I send books to her house for safe keeping. She has told me her house is not a storage facility, but she hasn’t done anything radical like throw them away or donate them, so I still ship them there.

I have a writing coach now! This has been good for getting me back to writing every day as I have to have something to show him every week. I have been reading books about writing and right now I am just in love with the process.

I need to get caught up on my reviews, but don’t we all? I cant wait for Bloggiesta then I will buckle down and get my review archive in order. I have a few more things that I want to do, but that will be the main thing for the next Bloggiesta.

I am reading Writing Down the Bones for today. What are you reading?