Book Review

After a rough weekend I rounded it out with An Angel Told Me So by Wilma Jean Jones and Michael McAdams.

I firmly believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, I also believe God sends His Angels down here to give us messages. Messages of hope, strength and wisdom. I also believe God sends them to protect us, I know it sounds pithy in the wake of such tragedy that has happened around the country in the past few weeks, but i do believe it could have been much worse.

in this book, the authors are mother and son, and the messages that they get from what they refer to as spiritual teachers (I call them messengers from God), are heartfelt and instructive.

My mother told me a story once, it was after my dad died, she was grieving so terribly. She asked God for one more visit from her Foy, that night she said that a robed figure brought my dad to her, he told her to keep heart, that she would join him and they would be together again. He then hugged her and she said at that moment she knew it wasn’t a dream, because my dad gave her the extra squeeze no one else knew about.

My dad told me of a lot of times God gave him visions, so I believe that God talks to us. I believe He sends emissaries to convey messages to us.

The trick is to discern what is coming from the Lord and what is not, after reading this book i honestly believe that the messages the authors are receiving are from God.

I am going to include the line to the book on amazon, I highly recommend it, especially if your heart is troubled or especially, or you just feel like you need some answers.


So the roughness of this week comes to a close. I miss my mom more than I can say but I know that she was more than ready to go when she left this earthly plane.

On the anniversary of her going home I refuse to dwell on the negative of that event. Instead I’ll tell you about the positive influence she had in my life.

Without my parents I very literally don’t know what I would have become. My mom didn’t have to be my mom, she chose to be my mom.

She was kind, considerate, loving, smart, talented and funny. I wish I were more like her, instead I am way more like my dad.

I’ll be forever grateful Foy and Odella chose to be my mom and dad, I’m only sorry I didn’t get them for a longer period of time. I’m really happy my mom only had to live 10 years without her beloved Daddio.

If you still have your mom on this earth I have but one piece of advice. Listen to her, cherish her stories, ask to hear how she met your dad. My mom loves to tell the story of how she and my dad met. Watch how her face lights up when she talks about the love of her life.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of My 7 Day Squeezed Online Cleanse

Well here it is folks, the good, the bad and the ugly of my 7 day Squeezed Online Juice Cleanse.

The first day was rough, drinking only juices, and it completely wiped me out. If you do this I suggest starting it on your off days from work.

The activated charcoal drink was the toughest to get down simply because of the grit. I joined a Facebook support group specifically for this product and someone suggested drinking it with a straw. That worked to cut down the grit, it wasn’t as noticeable. The activated charcoal one is very important as it really does help cleanse the kidneys.

Day two was a noticeable increase in energy, I wasn’t hungry until the end of the third day, so I went to bed.

I will tell you this, I missed having something hot, so I did end my days with Better than Buillion, it was only 15 calories and no carbs, so I felt that was ok. And it was a cup. My joint pain is also gone, it left the third day in, completely.

I didn’t miss eating, but I am not a big eater as it is, I have talked about before having esophagus issues, so this was really a vacation for my esophagus.

It was a vacation for my mouth, I didn’t have to chew, it was a vacation for my stomach, kidneys and digestive system. I truly feel healed, my heart burn as well went away.

I did a test this morning, I had coffee, and I am sad to report the heart burn came back with a vengeance. It looks like I may have to give up coffee, it is the acidity of it, I may try tea, hot tea, because it has no acidity. I am not giving up caffeine, I will miss coffee, I love the taste, the aroma, the whole experience of it all. But my health is way important than my likes and dislikes at this point in my life.

My clothes are also fitting differently, in just a week, things are looser and more comfortable.

If you are thinking about this and are having health issues like I was having, I highly suggest this cleanse, it is a little pricey, but worth it, you aren’t buying food for that week, so you are not spending on that. They have different lengths of cleanses, do what feels right for you. The link you can use is:

Last but not least, thank you to everyone who said a kind word or said a prayer for me on Michael’s birthday. His death effected more than myself, it effected his dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins as well. I never forget that, it also effects his siblings that never got the chance to meet him. Thank you all so much for all of your good thoughts, prayers and kind words. And thank you to his grandma Mike and Grandpa Reno for visiting him. It means more than they will ever know.

I will be giving my review of the book I talked about on Monday, An Angel Told Me So. It has actually been helping me this week, it is comforting.

As usual, any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at

Just a Day

August is a tough month, the beginning of August at least. Today is Michael’s Birthday, they say the pain of losing a child lessens as the years go by. They are wrong, the pain is always there we just become adept at hiding it.

I am incredibly adept at hiding any kind of emotional pain. To show any would be to show weakness. I can’t have that.

I will miss Michael until the day I die and can see him again. I have so many questions, will he still be a baby or do babies grow to adulthood in heaven? I don’t know but I’ll find out.

I have to be honest, I don’t really do anything on this day. Literally nothing. Some years are better than others, some are tougher.

The anniversary of my mom’s passing is this coming Sunday. The anniversary of my brother’s passing was August 3.

I do believe I’m done for today.

Day Three of the Juice Cleanse

Ok, so, I’m on day three of my 7 day juice cleanse. So far the results are as follows: no knee pain at all, all joint pain gone, stomach pains completely gone and my energy level is increasing.

Also I feel more alert, I haven’t had coffee since Friday and I have only gotten one headache. It was quickly dispatched with Excedrine for migraine.

This is a vacation for my mouth, no chewing, it is a vacation for my esophagus, a vacation for my digestive system. I can definitely see incorporating a two to three day juice fast once a month.

I love sweets and I haven’t had any cravings so far. This is amazing.

When I ordered the juices I had the option to have them change out one juice a day for a spicy one. I sat for a moment and quickly clicked the button. Today was ghost pepper. Ghost. Pepper. Me. The woman who doesn’t do peppers. At all.

It was so good! The only one I haven’t cared for so far has been one with turmeric in it. It was bitter, but I got it down.

I highly suggest this cleanse, I have 4 more days. I really can’t wait to see what the end brings.

Juice Cleanse

So I decided to do something for me, I know, I do a lot of that, but you know, when one’s children are grown and I have no responsibilities besides myself, it’s all about me.

I decided to do a juice cleanse, my stomach was hurting with the protein drinks I was consuming, I have tried several different ones, the same issue. They are all plant based and organic, still pain. When I stopped drinking them I have no pain, but really bad heartburn and acid reflux, usually sugar causes that, but I have had no sugar, I have been on Keto. So I made the decision to do a complete juice cleanse.

I have been hearing about this particular one for quite a while on the radio. The morning show that I listen to, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Jenna Owens and Jsi, they both talk about this one.

Squeezed online is the one they talk about and the one I went with. They have great review, I decided to do the 7 day one, it is ambitious, to say the least. It is all juices, no coffee, no food, just the juices they provide.

I took the plunge, I ordered what the site recommended, they were having a 30% off sale on all of their juices, so it was a great time to do this. It’s not cheap, not for the faint of heart. Today is day one, I am on the afternoon snack one as I type this.

I did have them change out one of the snacks for one that is spicy. I admit, it was almost too much, but I persevered and drank it. The lunch one had romaine in it, that was not good. But I persevered.

No coffee means caffeine headaches, when I felt it coming on today I grabbed the Excedrine for Migraine, it took it out immediately. I am not going to suffer in that way for this cleanse.

I had very little energy this morning, but now it is picking up. You drink 5 juices a day and they have one cashew milk for the day as well. That is for protein and energy, I have drank about a fourth of the one for today so far.

The one for the evening meal is charcoal, I’ll update you on that one after I have it. Right now I am on the afternoon snack one.

On another note, I received the book I told you about in the previous post. I haven’t started it yet, as I was focused on the cleanse, I will read it tonight. I am very excited to read it, I do believe God talks to us and I do believe He uses His messengers to do so. I’ll update you on that as well after I have read it.

Other than that, it is a very drama free life I live, I am re-watching Chuck for the third time, no judgement, it is just so good.

More updates on the juice cleanse and the book as I go along. The website, in case you are interested is, they have a lot of good info and different cleanses on there.