rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~dirt & worms~

no this is not a gardening post!

i had the first of my twice yearly diabetes 'MOT' today and although the results from the last two months blood results are good they are just not good enough plus i has put on a few pounds since my last appointment.
of course i knew this, as i put in my last post~my body knew something was amiss so i started to put things right. so all i really need is to do a bit more than i have been to put it right and keep my blood sugar levels sensible.

because of my medication i have hypo's so when out and about need to have something in my bag.
i have been leaving it too late in the episode to have something to eat so need to keep an eye on it and act sooner.

so on the out-list are biscuits~like the shortbread we have in the kitchen, the half a tea spoon of brown sugar in my porridge (thank you all for yor tips, they are very appreciated and noted!), marmite on white toast (why does marmite always taste better with white bread toast?).

snacks are now a small handful of nuts or an oatcake...

the bread is now soy and linseed~which is actually very nice


when i was first diagnosed with diabetes we joked that the strict 'diet' imposed upon me comprised of dirt and worms.
of course it is actually just the kind of healthy diet that everyone should follow, but sometimes it does seem very strict.

i did discuss with my lovely diabetes nurse faye (the clinic is actually called the chronic disease management clinic which i hate) the issue of low fat foots and was pleased that she had my own view that foods that are promoted as being low fat are generally rubbish.
one thing i always have in our fridge is natural yogurt and i always avoid the low fat versions like the plague...actually when searching out my yogurts in the shop my comment is usually 'no, none of that low fat crap'~so yay! i can keep eating my favourite yogurt!
and the box of mini green and blacks chocolate i received at yule will not go to waste as i can have one after a meal now and then...after a meal so it wont make my blood sugars spike the way it would any other time.


yesterday we dyed my hair with some dye i bought in a health food shop~well it didn't work, my hair looks exactly the same!
poor swampy did it for me and it made his back ache so much (ongoing severe back problem-poor swampy) he had to sit with a hot water bottle against his back for the evening.
well i bought a different kind today while in lymington, buav approved and with the exciting name of spice red. well doing a two day skin test (so far so good) and a strand test, it looks very nice indeed.
i shall of course post a photo.


Kath said...

Oh I love that soy and linseed bread. I buy myself a loaf and have to freeze half of it, cos its only me who likes it.
Spice red sounds very lively, looking forward to seeing it!

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

hi kath :)

as you see from the photo i have decanted enough for a few days and put the rest in the freezer as keith has to be careful of anything that is high fibre. so a loaf should last me two weeks :)

Rowan said...

Actually both the bread and the nuts look really good, the oatcakes I'm not so keen on - prefer the good old Derbyshire and Cheshire oatcakes smothered with butter and golden syrup - not exactly ideal for diabetes:) I hope your continued better eating and the yoga combine to help you feel much better soon. It's not going to be an instant thing but eventually it will make a difference. I love your new glasses and hairstyle by the way and spice red sounds a lovely colour. Will poor Swampy have to go through his bending bit again?
Hope his back haseased now.

Twiggy said...

ooo I sprinkle linseed on everything, cereal, biscuits, homemade bread etc. I love oatcakes.
Can't wait to see your new hair colour, I need to sort my roots out, I've noticed recently I have some stubborn grey hair appearing - harumph !!
twiggy x

Ancestral Celt said...

I love oatcakes and don't know why more people don't eat them, but then, I'm rather like oats altogether (that nutty, malty thing).

I have to steer clear of high fibre foods, too, so anything other than white bread is a no-no and, even then, only in small portions.

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

hello Rowan~i am afraid swmapy will be doing my hair again for me poor thing. although i could suggest doing it myself but more than likely he wont let me thinking of the potential mess in the bathroom!

Tina said...

Waiting to see your new hair colour, too. Have a package waiting in the bathroom, too. My Sweetheart does it for me every time, I sit in front of the sink with old towels wrapped around me and on the floor - that works best for us. i couldn`t do it myself without my glasses.
Isn't it good when you even love the healthy food you have to eat. I am sure it will help you get better!

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France