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The Thunder Goddess speaks

July 18th, 2013 at 04:41 am

Heat index to be over 100 today. Ugh. I hate this weather. It’s much easier to deal with when I can get in my air-conditioned car and head to my air-conditioned office.

Today I’m off though. The good thing is that for the past 3 days, I put both cats in the basement with their water dish and food, and blocked the little cat door at the top of the stairs with 2 44 lb boxes of cat litter Smile Luther is quite strong, but not strong enough to move that.

They seemed to weather it okay. They mostly sleep anyway, as far as I know. And now, it seems Luther voluntarily goes down there even before I lock them in.

I’m trying to give them a little break from the dank basement, though, so am hoping to hang out here until about 10:30 am, when I suspect it will just get too hot; at that point, I’ll put them in the basement and head out to do my errands, which today will include a trip to the landfill, a gas tank fill-up and maybe BJs.

My new health kick these days is drinking hibiscus tea. I came upon a new healthy food website (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/better-than-green-tea/) and liked this video comparing the antioxidant levels of nearly 300 beverages. #1 on the list, even higher than green tea, was hibiscus.
I especially love making this because there’s no need to use energy or heat up the kitchen; a cold brew is all that’s needed. Simply take 8 cups water and add 4 hibiscus tea bags (I used raspberry hibiscus…just make sure hibiscus is listed s the #1 ingredient), add a healthy sweetener like Stevia and lemon juice from a half lemon.). Let it sit overnight and oila…you’re done. Tastes like a healthy version of fruit punch, no kidding. I’m also trying to cut back on black tea, partly because the tannins interfere with the body’s ability to absorb Vit. D, so then you have to take extra magnesium. I’ll still have 1 cup of black tea daily and then the rest of the day drink the hibiscus tea.

Anyway, I’m rather liking the nutritionfacts.org website. The doctor in the video presents all the scientific studies and he’s a bit dorky, but the subject matter and topics are right up my alley.


I got in my full 3 days, or 23.25 hours, this week. I got a brief email reply back to the job fair email I just sent John this a.m. He didn’t say anything further about the money he owes me, so hopefully he’ll just mail it. His nickname for me is “Thunder Goddess.” I think this is a carry-over from when we worked together 4 years ago. I am rather fond of the name. Smile And he alternately refers to himself as “the Thunder Goddess sugar daddy” and the checks as “Thunder Goddess tax breaks.” He cracks me up.

5 Responses to “The Thunder Goddess speaks”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Love your nickname!

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    I love your nickname too. Too bad I'm allergic to hibiscus.

  3. Kiki Says:

    Does the hibiscus raspberry tea have caffeine or caffeine free?

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Kiki, the hibiscus raspberry tea is caffeine-free. The brand is Celestial Seasonings

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    I too love the nickname. Big Grin The tea sounds very refreshing. I am going to try to remember to pick some up in the next shopping trip.

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