The Waters Deep

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August 2015

Youniquely Insane

I’ve lost my mind with this stuff.

Note:  Longer is not always better.

Younique 3 Before and After

My little ‘Younique Problem’ started when I convinced myself that I was dying of liver disease and must experience everything wonderful in the world.  I now have a $7,000.00 credit card to pay off.  Not all Younique and Arbonne, but a good chunk of it is.

Husband came home and sheepishly says,”Hey baby, I bought a riding lawn mower”.  And I replied with, “Oh thank God.  I bought a box of Younique Makeup, we are even now”.

My review of the Younique line is not wholly based on the spidy eyeball shown above.  I do like the product and of course didn’t just order a few things from a friend.  I signed up to jump on board the Pyramid train and sell sell sell.  My Facebook Feed has not been the same since.  It’s deluged with hundreds of beautiful women rolling on their faces and becoming caricatures of what they once were.

It their defense;  When you have an entire line of foundations, powders, lotions and hundreds of eyeshadows … it can happen.  None of the colors really stand on their own.  You have to mix and match to get anything close to your skin tone.  It’s a science project best completed after the morning pot of coffee and not a second before.

The mascara is wonderful if you are willing to buy the $20 makeup remover pads to get it off.  A person might just want to have a pack of this stuff around anyway, as it removes permanent marker.  From your face.  Which should happen never.

It is also Gluten Free.  I have yet to understand why this might be important for something you don’t plan on eating.  Apparently, it is. Every morning my Facebook Feed confirms it.  Multiple times.

Completely unrelated to Gluten Free Makeup;

How to Become Gluten Intolerant (Funny) – Ultra Spiritual Life episode 1… (I may need less coffee… he made me laugh until I was shaking.  Wait.  Hmmm.  Yes, it may be the coffee.  I was getting ready for Makeup Call).

Why so much spinach?


Because anyone who has ever cooked spinach knows that it practically disappears.  Husband says, “You aren’t fooling me.  I know its in there.”  He’s a trooper.  He’s like Mikey and will eat almost anything I cook.

We’ve decided that as I experiment, mad as I may get, its probably necessary that he be honest with any recipes that make him ill.  Not killing him, then it’s best to keep it to himself and eat.

Today’s lunch is the neighbors garden fresh zucchini, spinach and two cans of my beloved garbanzo beans.  Sautéed in a combination of flax seed oil and grass fed butter with big chunks of garlic.  Smidgen of Himalayan Salt.  Super Simple and Yummy!  The starchiness from the zucchini creates a creamy sauce that sort of (in my fantasy’s) resembles an alfredo sauce and ties it all together.

OH Garbanzo beans.  Makes me think of my Grandma.

When I was in my twenties, my Great Grandmother would call me every day to stop and get her a can of Garbanzo Beans and drop it off on my way home from work.  We’d play a game of ‘marbles’ where she’d proceed to cheat until she won, I’d water her garden, pull a couple of weeds that were driving her crazy and go home.  Every day, for almost the entire year I lived in the same town as her, we did this little Garbanzo Bean dance.  When she passed away and the family went in to clean out her apartment they discovered cupboards and closets full of cans of Garbanzo Beans.

She was a sly old lady and I was slow.  It was a perfect combination for a great evening of gaming and gardening.  🙂

Broccoli is for Trees Grammy

My 3 year old Granddaughter and I playing alphabet flash cards:

HER: “You be the baby and I’ll be the mommy”.  She holds a card up and says, “A is forrrrrrrr?” Looking at me sternly… Eyebrows raised almost to hairline level, lips pursed,  hand high on her waist, elbow jutting out.
ME: Trying to not laugh, pretending to think hard, “Apple”
HER: “Good job! I knew you could do it. Your so smart!! Hi five baby!  Apples are good because they aren’t green. But Green is for Grass and broccoli is for trees and why do you eat grass and trees all the time grammy and Is ‘B’ for Broccoli or Trees because broccoli is gross?”

HaHa… she’s been watching what I eat but isn’t so impressed.





Rewards of creating new Lifestyle

Blood tests back today.

Two months of eating and drinking ‘mostly’ happy liver foods and I couldn’t be more relieved and encouraged to continue down this path to keep losing weight, eating Green and Whole and eliminating sugars & processed anything.    Next step is to get MOVING with the two stick things I usually have curled under me!

If I could give just ONE recommendation to anyone who is still on the fence about a healthier Lifestyle;  have your doctor run a few blood tests, do a few scans and basically scare the holy living crap right out of you.  Apparently, its the language I speak.




6/15/2015: AST – 120   ALT – 151

8/17/2015: AST – 27   to ALT – 40

(Goal AST – 34 / ALT 50)


Blood Pressure:

6/15/2015:   135/90

8/17/2015:   118/70 J

(Goal 120/75 or less)


Weight Loss:

6/15/2015:   214lbs J

8/17/2015:   204lbs

(Goal 165)



113  still 113   L

(Goal is 70-100)



The thing about dying


A young life gone and left are two daughters who’ll grow up not knowing what it’s like to be loved by the man who’s blood runs through their veins.

A young mother who will hopefully make a good choice for the next ‘Father’ she’ll bring into their lives,  because he’ll be the foundation of future relationships with all men.

Does he  see the miraculous sunsets every night or is he a part of them now?  Was it God’s plan that he die in his 20’s or death by stupid human error and ego, the latter of which we are all guilty of.






The thing about dying.  We either get to know it all or we end up knowing nothing.



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