J.L. Marotta https://jlmarotta.com Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:57:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 164940464 Some Good news for people with ME/CFS, it’s about time this happened: https://jlmarotta.com/some-good-news-for-people-with-me-cfs-its-about-time-this-happened/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:57:01 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4159 ]]> 4159 I have heard about this before, the 5 love languages and decided to look it up. (I was curious what they were). I took the ‘quiz’ for kicks, and because I can’t sleep. I’m not looking to date anyone and am not really interested in the world of dating at this point,but I was surprised by my quiz results. (Plus there are many different kinds of love).I think years ago my results would have been very different. I got the highest % for ‘acts of service’ and ‘quality time’.The other 3 love languages are: ‘words of affirmation’. ‘touch’ and ‘gift giving’: (I would’ve thought gift giving would’ve been higher on my %, , but I think I’ve enjoyed the giving of gifts (sometimes not that well thought out by me, (in retrospect), much more than receiving them (from boyfriends at least) …excepting particularly thoughtful/inspired gifts. Try the quiz if you are curious like I was! https://jlmarotta.com/i-have-heard-about-this-before-the-5-love-languages-and-decided-to-look-it-up-i-was-curious-what-they-were-i-took-the-quiz-for-kicks-and-because-i-cant-sleep-im-not-looking-to-date-anyo/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:39:49 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4149 https://5lovelanguages.com/quizzes

#Inktber52, week 23/Prompt: ‘Mountain’ https://jlmarotta.com/inktber52-week23-prmptmountain/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 02:48:21 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4134 ]]> 4134 #Inktober52, week22/Prompt: ‘Mouse’ https://jlmarotta.com/inktober52-week22-prompt-mouse/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 00:42:42 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4128 ]]> 4128 Wow, this is a great song. I never knew Johnny Depp could sing. Regardless of the whole Amber Heard trial, regardless of whatever allegations were true or were not true… (I would imagine some of it was and some wasn’t. Overall, he seemed far more believable) I didn’t watch most of the trial, but got the gist of it on the news and social media…their relationship sounded a bit crazy. At any rate, He is an incrediblely talented person. I always liked his acting and now this too: https://jlmarotta.com/wow-this-is-a-great-song-i-never-knew-johnny-depp-could-sing-regardless-of-the-whole-amber-heard-trial-regardless-of-whatever-allegations-were-true-or-were-not-true-i-would-imagine-some-of-it/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 05:32:42 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4113 I love the lyrics Johnny Depp wrote:

This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”

This is a song for Miss Hedy Lamarr, Erased by the same world that made her a star.

Spun out of beauty, trapped by its web, She’s a perfect cocoon, entwined in gold thread.

The beauty a spectacle, the thoughts too pure.

The light of her being, her exotic allure, Was torn at the seams for daring to dream.

It’s so hard to speak when you’re frozen in scream.

Yes, it’s all what it seems. Feels like a dream.

Well it’s life, and it’s death.

She began and she ended, like baby’s breath.

I don’t believe, I don’t believe Humans anymore. I don’t believe, I can’t believe, I won’t believe Humans anymore.

It’s so hard to talk when no one will hear. And everyone stares as you quiver and fear.

It’s shameful, shameless, painful, painless. This song’s for you, Miss Hedy Lamarr.

How bright you light those lost white knights.

So long ago, so far away. Feels like a dream or a Cosmic fiasco.

I don’t believe, I don’t believe, I don’t believe Humans anymore. I don’t believe, I can’t believe, I won’t believe, Humans anymore. Not anymore.

I don’t believe, I don’t believe, I don’t believe Humans anymore. I don’t believe, I can’t believe, I won’t believe Humans anymore.

Not anymore.

Stripped of belief, A thief is a thief.

Who’s gonna stand up To give you relief?

Of all dispossessed, It’s so hard to digest.

You’ve no right to sit down, If you’re nobody’s guest.


Italian Walnut Cookies recipe (LOW or no sugar): https://jlmarotta.com/italian-walnut-cookies-recipe/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:19:44 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4106 Ingredients :

1/2 cup walnuts (I used walnut flour,(=basically: pulverized walnuts) It would probably be even better if the walnut pieces were larger)

1 medium egg (or just use 2 egg whites for crunchier cookies)

2 heaped tablespoons of powdered sweetner (you can add more if you like sweeter cookies)

1 tsp cinnamon

(I added nutmeg as well)

Form little balls and place on parchement paper /baking sheet

Bake for 360 degrees for 10 minutes or until nicely browned.

(I think these would be good made with cocoa powder instead of cinnamon too)

#Inktober52, Week21/Prompt: ‘Flower’ (‘The Flower Goddess’) https://jlmarotta.com/inktober52-week21-prompt-flower-the-flower-goddess/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 03:34:12 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4101
Todays sketch for Inktober52. Originally I was going to have the rooster be the Flower Goddess, but somehow the pig seemed like it would be the better goddess .
Some photos from Moms garden: https://jlmarotta.com/some-photos-from-moms-garden/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 20:05:11 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4084 I help to weed it as much as I can, which is comical as I do most of it sitting or even lying down,in brief sessions… but despite the fact that the weeds seem to grow faster than the flowers! It is still quite lovely (I think).

The tulips and daffodils were in bloom in April. Now it is Mostly Daisies and Iris and a few more.

I’m proud of the fact that I managed to grow the Lupines from seed. I’m not a ‘natural’ at gardening, so this felt like a big win to me!

Daisies and Lupins!
A few Alliums hidden in here, I will have to move them so they don’t get lost
When people mistakedly think ME/CFS cannot kill, think again. I feel sorry for this poor young woman and others like her that could have been saved if the care given was appropriate. If she had been given a feeding tube that surely would have helped. https://jlmarotta.com/when-people-mistakedly-think-me-cfs-cannot-kill-think-again-i-feel-sorry-for-this-poor-young-woman-and-others-like-her-that-could-have-been-saved-if-the-care-given-was-appropriate-if-she-had-been-g/ Sat, 21 May 2022 15:57:08 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4079


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