Member: Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth Location: Anchorage, KY Gender: Female Interests: Serving the Creator and my other-selves, singing, reading for fun (romances, sci-fi and mysteries) collecting recipes, eating out (I love to do that!), hanging with St. Luke's Episcopal Church community of worship and singing in the choir, making the Law of One information more easily available, writing on a the second book of a three-book series on the principles of the Law of One, reading other channeling and spiritually oriented books, learning about bio-dynamic gardening and living, patting our kitties and keeping up with friends.
In June of 2005 I kept a daily journal on a speaking trip to Britain and decided to keep the daily entries going on my return. If you would like to keep up with L/L Research and my activities, this is the place to do that. Of course, sometimes these days (May 2012) it is Jim who writes the daily entry, so I should say, OUR activities! We wish you blessings, light and love! Carla L. Rueckert-McCarty and Jim McCarty. To view the Camelot Journal archive, please visit http://www.llresearch.org/journals/journals_camelot_toc.aspx.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 8, 2012 7:18am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Kathleen came by today and changed Carla’s dressing and reported that the few days that Carla has been on the new wound VAC machine have seen improvement in the measurements of the wound and the tunneling. We are thrilled about that. Carla spent some time on her computer and noted that she had a lot of people who wanted to be her friends on Facebook so she went about saying yes to each of them in turn and soon received an email from someone at Facebook saying that she was using her account improperly and they were closing it out. She emailed back and asked what the problem was and could she have her account back. This was repeated again and we are not sure where her account stands now.
My mowing day went well and I was able to get the big job for Tuesday done today so that Tuesday I can spend some time at my honeysuckle brush clearing project and perhaps finish it. My first job today was just across the street and when I came back to load up my mowers and head out for the rest of my day I noticed a grey heron flying away from my side yard fish pond with one of my goldfish in its mouth. I got out a tarp to cover the part of the pond not covered by water lilies and went in the house to get Gary to help me with it. As we were coming out of the house we noticed a snapping turtle of about 10” in diameter entering my front fish pond. We spent a good deal of time trying to catch the turtle but we unsuccessful. Now my fish are not smiling any more and neither am I. At the end of the day I put a heron decoy at the side pond and am still hunting the turtle in the front fish pond.
When he wasn’t helping me hunt turtles Gary reported working in the L/L office:
Spent whole chunk of this diurnal cycle on Bring4th moderator issues, including a closed thread, discussion with other mods, discussion with other members, etc.
Thanked a reader on Carla’s behalf for a book the reader sent to Carla which Carla recently finished. (It was a romance novel, naturally.)
Responded to various email from readers, including having to let one person know that there is still as-of-yet no German translation of the Lo1.
Asked Steve about the Ra mp3’s because because Garry, an Australian volunteer, began formatting them for digital download and they await only Steve’s loving care and attention. Did I mention that Steve is the best? And because he is the best he will be accomplishing this soon. (Note to Steve: I don’t write this thinking that you would read this and through flattery I would cajole you into accomplishing this project. Not at all.)
Discussion with Joseph, Lana, and Tobey regarding the Ra Glossary
Asked Carla for the composition of three sections for the Gatherings Newsletter. Happy to report that Carla composed those sections in her unfailingly eloquent voice so that the Gatherings Newsletter (and Homecoming announcement) can go out tomorrow!
Carla and I spent our evening watching television and then shared another magical energy exchange and were most grateful for the Creator’s thoughtfulness. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 7, 2012 7:08am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Her nausea is receding somewhat so it is a little easier for her to eat. We are grateful for that. She was able to get her two laps in and the rest of the day was spent playing solitaire, reading, and watching some television.
I ran a few more errands this morning getting my gas cans filled with gas for the week’s mowing. I picked up a few impatiens at Home Depot and planted them in the pots around the fish pond in the side yard. I finally got that fountain working and it is making a tall, misty geyser into the air. The front fish pond has its waterfall working too, so it feels like our fish are happy. It’s hard to see a smile on a fish so we just have to assume.
After lunch Carla and I took our usual naps and enjoyed them greatly. I guess it’s a sign of old age when you look forward to sleeping. We watched some NCIS episodes that we had recorded and occasionally watched some news on CNN as well.
Our evening was spent with all three of our kitties sleeping on the bed with us and that was a cozy bunch. Dan D. Lion, our outside cat joins us for an hour or so in the evening so we can keep an eye on him and be sure he doesn’t “mark” any territory. He is a sweetie but he has this one bad habit. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 6, 2012 8:44am. Category: General
Carla and I arose properly late for a Saturday morning and then did our Morning Offering. After that it was the washing and application of oils and crèmes that gets her ready for her day. We have to put our new wound VAC machine, Sylvie, in a carrying bag that goes around my neck when we walk because Sylvie isn’t as easy to carry in the hand as was Little Martha. I also changed the bedding on both of our beds today and that is always the signal to our little black cat, Chloe, to jump on the bed and play with the sheets. We had a fine time.
Then I was off to Middletown and surrounding areas to make my usual errand run. I brought fast food back for our lunch and then we descended into the first of our lovely naps. After the nap I went outside and continued my project of tying back the daffodil leaves so the coral bells under them can get some sun and begin to grow. I will have to replace some of the coral bells that died out. I also began taking some of our house plants outside for the summer as we are past the danger of frost now.
The Kentucky Derby was run at 6:24 pm and was the shining spectacle that everyone has come to call the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. The record crowd of 165,307 saw I’ll Have Another win with Mario Gutierrez aboard in his first Derby ride ever. They broke from the #19 post position and their victory was the first ever from that position as that distance is quite a further than from, say, the inside rail. The winning horse was given the blanket of roses that contains nearly 500 Freedom Roses from Ecuador, each sewn into the blanket and containing its own vial of water. More Derby parties were held at various hotels and upscale residences all over town. Carla and I celebrated with a takeout meal from Applebee’s. Do we know how to party or what?!
Our evening was spent hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. We finished the evening by watching the actor, Jeff Bridges, and his band play on Austin City Limits. After the movie Crazy Heart he began focusing on his music and he is a pretty good country singer. Carla said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 5, 2012 8:55am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Today Gentle Jean came by to change Carla’s dressing and to train on the new machine. It seems that Carla has become somewhat of a “course of instruction” for the Visiting Nurses and they all want to get some experience with her wound and machine. The dressing change goes better with more lidocain applied to the wound area and that was done today and should become a standard part of the procedure.
Gary and I had a great day for cutting grass. The temperatures have been in the mid-80s for the last couple of days so Gary is in his pouring cold water over the head procedure to get some relief from the heat and humidity. Gary cleaned the mowers after we finished while I went to another customer’s yard to plant flowers in her four window boxes just in time for Derby.
While I was planting the flowers the couple at that house came out and gave me a report on the severe weather that was heading for Churchill Downs. Today was the day for the Oaks Race, the Derby for fillies and there were 116,000 people at the track who had to be evacuated to safer areas of the track as 60 mph winds and heavy rain were on the way. After that weather front passed everyone returned for more racing and the Oaks was won by a horse named Believe You Can and she was ridden by Rosie Napravnik, the first female jockey ever to win the Oaks in its 138 year history. Don’t you just love the symbolism!
One primary feature of the Derby that must be mentioned is the hats that women wear on Oaks and Derby Day. It is a tradition that the finest and most flamboyant of hats be worn these two days along with the most glorious and colorful dresses. This is a formal fling and the outfits will be worn to the many fancy parties thrown all over town on Friday night. The most well-known party is the Barnstable-Brown party which attracts all the media attention and celebrities from all over the country. Patricia Barnstable and her twin sister were the double mint gum twins from the sixties and they throw one extravaganza of a party every year at Derby time.
Carla and I always enjoy Friday nights above all others because they signify the end of the work week and the relaxation of the weekend. We both took part once again in the In the Now blog talk radio show with Monica L. The topic this week was Wanderers and how they awaken in third density and begin to find their service. Afterwards we shared the magic once again and were thrilled at the power. We went to sleep to WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour where Nora Jones and the Little Willies played their country/rock/jazz style of music. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 4, 2012 7:18am. Category: General
Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Today is the second day with her new machine that does the same as the old wound VAC and we are so glad to have this therapy in place. It has caused a little more pain because it places the tubing back under the areas of her wound that are tunnels down into the body somewhat and that hurts more, but it also has a better chance of healing these areas.
My day was full of mowing and mowing and more mowing and it went well. And Derby week is well under way in Louisville. The Great Hot Air Balloon Race had to be cancelled last Saturday because the winds were too high but they did get the mini marathon road race completed. Monday saw the hospital bed race where teams of four to push and one to ride enter from the various hospitals and race down Broadway to the finish line. Then on Tuesday there was the Run for the Rose’ which pits servers from various restaurants carrying three glasses of wine race each other with the winner being the one with the combination of fastest time and most wine left in the glasses. Also that day the Run for the Rodents sees students from Bellarmine College racing their favorite lab rats with the winner getting a garland of fruit loops. Wednesday was the Great Steamboat Race with steamboats from Louisville, Cincinnati, and Memphis racing in the Ohio River. And tomorrow, Thursday will be the Pegasus Parade in which Cindy Lauper is the Grand Marshall. Friday will be Oaks Day at Churchill Downs and that is the Derby for fillies. Of course Saturday the Kentucky Derby will be run at about 6:20 pm as the eighth race on a ten race day. Then the parties will be held all over town with celebrities attending here and there and the average Joes having their own as well. When Sunday rolls around we will all breathe a collective sigh of relief and carry on with normal lives once again.
Gary was in the L/L office today and reported the following:
Swung by PO Box
Bring4th Moderator work on multiple fronts
Helped Carla with computer issue
Received sessions 20 and 21 of the Ra Contact relistening project from Michelle and sent her mp3’s of the next batch of five, sessions 15 – 19. She’s getting close!
Heard from Dr Mandelker who is joyfully roaming southeast Asia
Respond to different reader email including one wanderer story of a wanderer who recalls quite vividly an Egypt quite different than the one we know today, and places in the cosmos quite unlike the operation here on this planet
Began putting together a new issue of the “Gatherings Newsletter” which will announce, and open registration for, Homecoming 2012. Hope to get it out by early next week. Asked Carla if she was able to compose a few of its sections.
Carla and I enjoyed a block of NCIS on television and took a nap or two as well. The naps just kind of come on and we simply agree with them by falling asleep. Carla said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 3, 2012 11:38am. Category: General
This is Carla, writing for Mick for one day only, since my computer, Traveler, is acting most peculiarly, and poor Mick had to quit and get to his day job!
We got up at first light and went through the Morning Offering, morning protocol for my various ointments and cleansers and breakfast before Mick sailed off to mow. He had a huge amount of work to do today, since the clearing project is very labor-intensive, and came home very ready for his bath! It is summery, humid and hazy, and I am sure the Mick Man lost a good five pounds of water weight today! But he takes a gallon of water treated with enzymes specifically for athletes out there sweating in the heat, so I know he stays hydrated.
Gary and I got together after he kindly fed me lunch to work on IMU students’ letters, which I enjoyed. I also wrote very short notes to several girlfriends, catching up my e-mail, and recorded a recipe for Shrimp Francesca, a nice appetizer with shrimp and artichoke hearts baked in a lemon-garlic sauce.
This was a big day because of changing from one kind of wound-vac to another. This one hurts a lot as they put the device in, more so than the previous machine did. This one is designed to get into the undermined area, and close those inner tunnels. So material must be place into those areas where the underminings are. That is an owie for sure! I will ask Dr. McCurry for more lidocain at dressing changes when I see him next week. So Farewell, Little Martha, the best wound-vac I ever knew, except of course for Little Sylvie, the new wound-vac!
The change-over procedure went well, and I think this change will be by far for the better. Here’s hoping with all my heart for early and positive results!
Sweet Aaron from California sent me a lovely note and bouquet, and Beverly from church dropped by with a small posy of roses. I wrote them thank you notes before I quit for the day.
After Mick arrived home and bathed we settled into a quiet evening, enjoying each other and a block of NCIS TV shows. Mick offered the closing prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 2, 2012 7:07am. Category: General
The first day of May started off sunny and warm. It is now light when we get up and that makes it so much better psychologically for me. We did our Morning Offering and then got Carla ready for her day. Kathleen came by and verified some information concerning Carla’s wound and Janie at Dr. McCurry’s office got all the paperwork signed and faxed to Columbia so Carla can get her new machine tomorrow. We don’t know what to call it yet since wound VAC is a trade name and this machine works much the same but has the added feature of getting back into the “tunneling” of the wound, but we are thrilled to be getting it.
My mowing went quickly as I was racing the rain, I thought, but the rain held off and I was able to get another load of honeysuckle bushes cut and hauled away from my customer’s yard. Just one or two loads to go and that big project will be done. It’s like a jungle when I start a new area. The bushes grow closely together and are about ten feet tall and the tops are matted together with vines so I’m cutting in all directions to get everything down and any forgotten vines will remind me of them when I try to load the branches and they bring along friends.
Carla and I enjoyed some good television watching this evening and then topped off our experience by sharing the magic energy exchange once again. It was such a joy. Carla said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on May 1, 2012 7:09am. Category: General
Our new work week started on this last day of April. Carla and I did our Morning Offering and then got her ready for her day. Kathleen came by today to change Carla’s dressing and then we talked about what to do about her wound VAC. Just as that conversation had started Dana from Columbia Health Care called about the alternative machine that they offer and which Medicare would approve if the surgeon’s office will fax over the latest measurements on Carla’s wound and other information. Hopefully that will all happen today and tomorrow and then when Carla’s next dressing change rolls around on Wednesday there will also be a machine change and Carla’s therapy will continue on uninterrupted.
My mowing day went well and this Monday was short enough that I was able to return to my honeysuckle bush clearing project and get another load out to the dump. It looks like there will be another three loads to finish the project and I am hopeful that it will be finished in time for me to add the city park to my jobs which would give me a full schedule once again.
Gary contracted some disastrous flu-like illness over the weekend and called in sick for the first time in his life. He reported feeling “sick as a dog”. We all wish him a speedy recovery and return to the L/L office.
Carla and I enjoyed a block of NCIS for our evening television. We talked more about her healing situation and are very glad to have people like Kathleen, Dana at Columbia, and Janie at the surgeon’s office to help us navigate around the problems that Medicare has provided. I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on April 30, 2012 7:16am. Category: General
It was a wonderful Sunday morning to sleep late. I think I’m ready for competition in this area. It really should be a sport. Then Carla and I did our Morning Offering and she was feeling good enough to sing the hymn and save us from yet another rendition of Row Your Boat. We got her ready for her day after that and it was a lazy day that we truly enjoyed together.
I drove down to Middletown to fill my gas cans for another week’s worth of mowing and stopped in at Frank Otte’s Nursery to get some impatiens which I planted in the urns on our front porch when I returned home. I also took a few minutes and cut out the occasional honeysuckle bush that I could see growing in our forsythia hedges in the back yard. And I sprayed some truly foul smelling deer and rabbit repellent on our hosta to try to preserve them this year.
We took a nap or two in the afternoon and watched some recorded episodes of NCIS in between. We found Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man and enjoyed seeing his character change his weapons building company into a force to combat injustice. I guess this movie would have to be listed under the category of fantasy.
Our family of robins seems to have left. The children must have gotten big enough to leave the nest and begin flight and feeding on their own. We wish them well. We are now officially in the Derby Week where all we will hear about this week is the latest horse favored to win the Kentucky Derby next Saturday. Current favorites are Hansen, a huge white horse that loves to roll around in the sand, Union Rags who seems to be quite speedy, and Bodemeister who was named after Bob Baffert’s son, Baffert being the trainer for the horse.
Published by Bring4th_CarlaLisbeth on April 29, 2012 8:47am. Category: General
Carla and I awoke properly late on this lovely Saturday morning and did our Morning Offering, and I’m still rowing that boat. We got her ready for her day which was pretty quiet with numerous naps sprinkled in with reading, watching, television, and doing her crossword puzzles.
I cleaned our bedroom and then made my errand run into Middletown. I dropped off our vacuum cleaner for repair. I thought I could replace the broken belt, which I did, but getting the rest of the power head back together to work properly was another matter. Then on to Louisville Tractor for supplies for a mower, a chain saw, and a trimmer. All my little children gotta eat! I returned with a fish sandwich for Carla and a chicken sandwich for myself.
We napped together after lunch and then I went outside to work in a couple of our flower beds. The astilbe bed has dozens of astilbe that are now covered by hundreds of daffodils whose leaves need to die back naturally so they can make food for the bulb and next year’s bloom but which cover the astilbe. So I tied the leaves back with rubber bands that keep the leaves alive in a smaller area so the astilbe can grow. I also got the hosta bed weeded and decided that was a good afternoon’s work.
Our evening was again full of television and naps and music. Last week we got to hear Willie Nelson’s son, Lucas, sing on WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour and this week we got to hear Willie and his band on Austin City Limits. We found out that though the play list may be the same from night to night for Willie and his band that he lets them improvise every night so his concerts are more like a jam session. And I almost forgot to mention that last night on WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour we heard a tribute program for John Jacob Niles, one of Kentucky’s most famous folk singers. His voice was unique and arresting as it was so high, spending a lot of time around high C. He sang from the 1930s through the 70s, played the banjo and actually sang some opera. Carla said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight.