Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19th, 2016; tuesday; 8:26P.M.; 60099

Its been a long day. We walked over to the hospital early this fine day. Sun was shinning, birds were singing. This seems to be in a business disctrict because I haven't seen many buildings that look like homes nor have I saw school busses or children/pets.
 Zion is a very nice town, seems like there is a park every where I go, how much nicer can it get? they make it so easy for people to get out and walk exercise. Something I need and have needed for a long time. Not only a park next to me seems I'm centrally located, businesses everywhere. Back home I have to drive 20 miles to get to the nearest store, even small store. Parks at home, 23901, one has to drive a solid 21-22 miles. By the time one drives to a park you forget why you went there.
  I like it up here, up north of me :) wonder how it is in the winter? I understand it snows all winter long.
  I want to say thanks to everyone up here. I've met a lot of people up here ( no one knows who I am.) if we meet walking through one of your lovely parks or at the airport I say hello to you now because  chances are we will not chat any other place. So "HI" to my online friends and family.
your friend Linda G..

Friday, July 15, 2016

July 15th, 2016; 9:20P.M.; Friday; 82 degrees outside; 23901

Hello there,
these past couple of weeks have been strange, not just in strange in feeling seems I've seen a change, all around me. Physically and mentally I'm not sure how to explain it.
Anyway today I spent mowing, first I mowed the outside of the fence then I spent the next couple hours mowing the inside of the fence. Going around my (Wild) Jerusalem Artichoke, or some call them Sun Chokes you know these very pretty tubers that are yellow with brown centers. Did you know they are kin to the Sun Flowers? Yes and they are wild and free...tubers. Sun Flowers aren't tubers you are aware they come from seeds. I apologize about my typing today, day after tomorrow, Sunday, I'll be on a flight heading to Zion, Illinois. Nervous, yea a little. I know you are praying for me? Right? Thank you and I sincerely thank you. I know you don't know me but who Cares? I can still pray for you don't need to know your name God does!
Just send me your prayer needs, no problem.
Anyway, Jerusalem Artichokes, sun chokes put energy into spreading via tuberous roots instead.  The whole plant is rough-hairy, with a single, stout, erect stalk 6 to 12 feet tall,  into the wild.
branching toward the top.
Slender,  lance-shaped to oval, three-ribbed, lightly toothed, pointed long-stalked leaves grow along the stem.  They're 6 to 10 inches long and 2 to 4 inches wide, broadest near the base- alternate toward the top of the plant, opposite near the bottom.
  Each plant has several flower heads, 2 to 3.5 inches broad, that look more like overgrown daisy flower heads than reduced sunflower heads. Each has twelve to twenty yellow rays emerging from a yellow, central disk.
     This colonial perennial spreads via rhizomes and tubers instead of seeds. It stores food in tubers, identical to commercial Jerusalem artichokes. These lumpy, beige vegetables are the size of small potatoes, with crisp, white flesh inside.
     The plant is easiest to identify in the summer, when it's flowering.  It's harder to identify in the winter, when the tubers resemble bulbs, like those of the poisonous iris.  However, bulbs are layered, tubers are solid.
     Jerusalem artichokes grow in poor, light soil, but not where there's excessive wetness.  Look for them along roadsides, in fields, thickets, waste places, near streams, ponds, railways, and highways. They're native to the Great Plains, but Indians planted them in other regions, so you sometimes find them on the East Coast, and west up to the Rocky Mountains.  They're also cultivated for food, and often escape into the wild.
     In Italian the plant is called girasole articiocco.  Girasole refers to the way that the plant turns to face the sun, and this word was corrupted to "Jerusalem."  Articiocco is Italian for "artichoke," but the reason for naming it artichoke is unclear- the plants are unrelated and dissimilar.
      The tubers are best from late fall to the early spring.  You can dig them up anytime the ground isn't frozen.  Raw, they're light and sweet, more like water chestnuts than potatoes.  They're also great baked in their skins.  In general, you can cook them any way you would cook potatoes.  However, they don't fry crispy like potatoes, and they become creamy when mashed.
     They have fewer calories than potatoes, and they're especially high in vitamin A and B-complex, potassium and phosphorus.  They contain insulin instead of starch, which makes them very good for diabetics and hypoglycemic.
 I'm a hoping you enjoyed this. I couldn't get to my information about the Jerusalem artichoke-  sun choke, had to take an opportunity to LEARN!  If you know more will you lease share it with me/us??
  I  sincerely thank you, Linda G..

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 12th, 2016; 7:45A.M.; 69 degrees outside; Tuesday; 23901

Good Tuesday morning to you, my google+ friends and family,
looks like its getting ready to rain in this small 23901 (Virginia) area. Sky is growing darker by the minutes ticking bye.  My beagle Belle went outside.
     Yesterday we rode into town to bye meds and food I was able to purchase myself some new clothes. I have been awake sense 6:A.M. this morning, its still early.
I'll be back in a little while unless the rain strikes with a force and knocks out the power. In such a case I'll be here when I can.
I sure hope to hear from you. How are you? What are you doing?
Sincerely, Linda G..

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 6th, 2016; Wednesday; 9:59 P.M.; 73 degrees outside; 83 degrees in my bedroom; 23901

Oh what a beautiful day it is. Today are two very special birthdates, My oldest sister-in-law Lois was born on this day many years ago but she is a beautiful woman and has several grown children that has children. Then we have my Uncle Bill whom I love with all of my heart (And his wife Myrtlene) we know her as Myrt. Beautiful woman, she is beyond any woman I've ever met in my life> You just have to meet her. She goes up and over beyond with anyone else has ever done. I'm PROUD that are my Uncle and Aunt. Let me get back to subject, birthdates Bill will be 95 years today...Now tell me would you like to live to be in  very good health?? I'd like to be as healthy as he when I turn 95 years. He still works his gardens, one of his sons Randy helps him everyday in everyway he can. God bless you Randy. If I had any sense I would have thought about moving there. Where my Dad was born and raised... Minnesota. Not exactly sure where in Minnesota, though I do remember Sauk Rapids being in the ball park of places he would have lived.
I'm told a wild story about my granddad, No, I never met him, my loss I know. Him and my dads mother traveled all over Canada and our majestic United States of America. Many of their children were born  in both Canada and U.S. Not sure how many siblings either of my parents have.
Oh yes, Birthdays, I do apologize, please forgive me.
My aunt Myrt. and their Big family are throwing Bill a party in a hall. They were looking to rent a large room for it. That's about all she has clued me in, you know her letters. I have enjoyed writing back and forth with Myrt. and Bill, Rickey and I. You see Bill and Rickey are our silent partners, they are the two that get to relax drink coffee and listen to what it is we are writing about. I am not afraid of dying. Its my loved ones: Brandy M., Lisa A. Tanya (sissy) M. and Rickey C..       They are the ones I am concerned about. I love them. They all four (4) know our Heavenly Father that doesn't worry my at all. You know they are all 4 going to be ok! God loves us all even you my friend (reading this).
I hope this is turning out to be a good day for you. Pray for me and I'll keep praying for you.
   Please keep coming back. If you don't see me on here for 7 days straight then I've gone home. If I for see any reason why I cannot be here for 7 days straight I will tell you.
You are my friend at least that's the way I look at it. I care about how you are feeling, how you are thinking, so why don't you take time and pour your heart out to me. We can chat/ text/email which ever you'd like.
I'm Linda G. Jehoich_lilley   uponatime517@hotmail.com 
Please just call my Linda.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

More of July 3rd, 2016; Sunday; 69 Degrees outside my window; 76 inside my bedroom; 23901.

I woke up right at 10:a.m. this morning. I was just outside walking around my yard, its been raining almost all night the grass is what I like to call "SuperWet", you know the kind of wetness that soaks you leather tennis shoes. Rickey (was actually the one the one that got me out of this place...my room) , Belle and myself were outside together. Our apple trees look GREAT! so many beautiful Gaga Apples. Yep! I'm Linda Gala so I dub this tree "The Great Gala Tree" :)  . Rickey and I came in Belle stayed out there to roam the woods for rabbits.
  Ive been cutting out a pattern most all morning. Its my own pattern. I'm working my skills to sew myself a blouse (poppy  print.) BBL: :)  1:55P.M..  This is a sad and lone some place. I hate the whole 23901 zip code. Its dreary, no one here speaks to the next one, no one waves nor cracks a smile. A dried up old place, reminds me of desserts or being stranded out in the literal - middle of any ocean on this planet. I need positive thoughts pumping into my mind, my brain. BBL:  2:01P.M. People come here (23901) to die. They literally pick themselves up pack what they have to their names into a vehicle they've rented for a few hours and transplant themselves into a place, a place of no return. You may not ever be able to escape this place, its a black hole, it will suck the life out of you. Do yourselves a favor Don't come here to live, come here sight see shake the dirt/dust off your clothes and LEAVE this 23901 area. BBL:   2:07P.M. I wish I knew someone that would get me out of here= Literally , physically. I want to hike and camp the world but I do want to start in the U.S. my plan would be to get to Va. Beach, Va. and just walk/hike/camp head north in the summer and south in the winter and just keep going around and around making decisions as I go. Like which road(s) will I take where will I eat, sleep etc. I'll decide on that as I get to it. I have things I need to go do so please excuse me. I would like your feed back. Please be honest but not so honest it hurts. I've had enough of that for one life time. Sincerely, Linda G. Jehoich-Lilley
(This is an experiment, I will know by intuition should it be carried forward.)

July 3rd, 2016; Sunday; 4:29A.M.; 68 degrees outside; 77 inside my bedroom; 23901.

Hello, I am hoping that you are remembering me (?). I'm Linda G. Jehoich-Lilley. I haven't been here in sometime now and feel as if I'm ready to get back in touch with my blogger friends and family.
First of all, Please, (I mean this sincerely) How Are You?
Perhaps you remember I told you several doctors had told me I had throat cancer? Well, sense I didn't have a cancer doctor my family doctors quit on me one by one. They would stay with me long enough to get to know me then quit. Last Thursday I mentioned to my youngest daughter (Tanya) sissy that I was interested in Cancer treatment centers of America and BOOM! she had me on hold and them on the other line. I was so scared all these years and no one would step up and help me. I know it sounds like I'm a child, Yes, I more than likely am. I don't know if I want to die, pass on at such a young age.
  Cancer Treatment Center of America out of Zion, Illinois sent me 4 pages of paper work to fill out and fax back to them- so I did with help from Rickey (my husband). Now the waiting begins. Its a holiday for all of us.
Please allow me to be honest with you, please allow me to talk openly and honestly with you. If you feel that you want or need to step in please don't hesitate. Jump in with both feet. Please be careful (gentle) with me though I am at a sensitive stage in my life and feel lost.
Yesterday I visited face book where someone had posted a pic. of a poster of Jesus Christ with his out stretched hand  it said something like "Let me guide you". I could have broken down in tears. That's all I've ever wanted in my life.
All day long I dwelled upon that pic. then I remembered in the Holy Bible it said  Pray Non-Ceasing.
So I've been learning how to pray non-ceasing. What do I do now???
This knot on/inside my neck has grown. That's not the point though. I'm not sure what I should do if I should do anything at all?
If it were you what would you do? un-fair question? Yes, I know. I feel as if its un-fair myself. I ask God for help and now I'm not sure. I want to live yet, I don't want half a face / head. How can I walk the streets as I go in Walmart to do my regular shopping with half a face or head? I'm praying that when I arrive at the C. T. C. of America that things will not be as bad as I'm thinking?
C.T.C. of America (Cancer treatment centers of America).
If you have any advice or if you know anyone that does have advice or first hand knowledge please have them contact me, if they wouldn't mind doing so. I would prefere email or texting though.
 I've missed  you all so very much! would enjoy writing and keeping in touch.
If God continues holding the door open for me to walk through I'll be leaving here around July 6th, 2016 Don't have any idea when I'll be back. I hate to admit to it but who knows if I'll be back? You see that's in Gods out stretched hands as well.  Please Pray for me. I will pray for you anytime just fill me in on details, as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.
   I 'll be around no matter what. I'll be talking to u a little later this afternoon.
                                                       Linda G. Jehoich-Lilley

July 3rd, 2016; sunday; 4:A.M.; 68 degrees outside; 78degrees in my bedroom; 23901.