Archive for November, 2014

The House That Built Me

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags on November 9, 2014 by almostfinnish

Christmas soup

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What happened Tuesday is compared to the excitement of coming down the stairs on Christmas morning. This was Christmas all over again as the final results came in and a hope of a new future. Will it be the answer we have been waiting for? Or just another pot of soup?

Zapping the flu the European way with elderberry.

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2014 by almostfinnish


For my birthday traditionally I have a piece of chocolate cake and a glass of red wine and reflex on time past and the years to come.  For me it’s a moment when time stands still and all is celebrated. This year I enjoyed a triple fudge cake with a glass of elderberry wine. The next day as I secretly revealed my wine choice a friend of mine excitedly had to pass on a tidbit she read lately about elderberries which I’d like to share as well to you. My thoughts Although I had the flu I just might go get another bottle of this elderberry wine.

Zaps viruses the European way with elderberry.

This has long been used by French, Austrian and Central European doctors to treat the flu, for good reason: Modern research shows  its rich in anthocyanins, which stops the flu virus from attaching to cells, slashing your flu risk 30%. And if you do happen to catch it? Elderberry lessons the severity of symptoms and reduces your illness by four days, reports the Journal of International Medical Research. 

And this is what I read.

Elderberry is a plant. The berries are used to make medicine. Do not confuse elderberry with American Elder, Elderflower, or Dwarf Elder.

Elderberry is used for the flu ” influenza”, H1N1 “swine” flu, HIV/AIDS, and boosting the immune system. It is also used for sinus pain, back and leg pain (sciatica), nerve pain (neuralgia), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Some people use elderberry for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), cancer, as a laxative for constipation, to increase urine flow, and to cause sweating.

Elderberry fruit is also used for making wine and as a food flavoring.


Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2014 by almostfinnish



I know.

I don’t try enough to win all the time

So falling short of an art competition should be no surprise to me just disappointing.

Of course not as surprised and disappointed I was when that deer ran out in front of me this week.

No chance of stopping in sight.

So my disappointment moved from my show to my truck.

Something always comes along to make it better.

I’m glad I wasn’t driving my new used X* terra.

And although I was ready to let my truck go it’s sad to see it go this way.

I’m still driving it until I get some brush bars for the front of my other car.

I know.


Nope smart.

I don’t drive enough to win all the time.