Connections

In response to B’s blog– impressive assistance–I remember a good assist as well. I was driving home from my mom’s with my then three little sleeping kids in the back of our Toyota Previa. It was about nine o’clock at night, and dark, and I was driving south on the 5, when I got a blowout. This was a surprise, as I had never encountered any type of flat tire in all my driving. We had just come up on an area called Boyle Heights, which is one of the worst crime areas in Los Angeles, right by LA County Hospital. I slowed down, pulled over to the shoulder and drove along until I came to a call box. Now this was before the time of cell phones, probably about 1988. I had this big navy blue down jacket, and I put it on, pulling the hood up as well, so no one could see that I was a girl, and slid out of the mini van to place the call. I had never used one of those call boxes and was surprised that it was not a telephone. It went directly to some operator, and I could ask her to call someone for me. So, thinking that I was closer to my moms than my home where my husband  was, I had the operator call her, and my...

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There’s a Raven in my home

Yep, one more pet rescue. I guess it was not a pet, but a wild baby raven rescue. Seems my husband and my dog found it on the trail, on the ground, and thinking it needed rescuing brought it home. It is kind of large for a baby bird. It is in the dog’s traveling kennel, as you can see from the picture, (here in the back of the truck). Sunday it was there, went to church with us you could say. In fact I ducked out of the last hour of church and found it cawing. No, crows caw, ravens snort or have a deep croak noise. My husband speaks raven. Kind of embarrassing for mother Eve, but nonetheless, part of the fun. This is not the first time we have hand-fed a rescued member of the aviary community. So, Gene knows what to do. Boiling up eggs, mash them with water and feed them to the open-mouthed youngster (via some sort of plastic syringe used for delivering medicine to babies, or vet meds to your dog). My husband says the bird is always surprised and happy to find a mouthful of nourishment. We have rescued owls, hawks, pigeons, a cockatiel, and have actually purchased quail, canaries, chickens, finches… They have all made it back into the wilderness. But they are messy. In the past they have been...

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High Heels

I never wear high heels. I grew up in the 70’s and had kids in the 80’s. HIgh heels were not part of the deal, instead we had birkenstocks, earth shoes, the natural look. So, as I prepared for my son’s wedding, I looked at the possibility of a high heel. I was planning on wearing the same skirt as I wore four months earlier at the wedding of my other son, and so I thought it would be fun and sexy to have a pair of black, high heels. By chance I saw some by Guess, half price and trying them on, decided they were ok, not uncomfortable, and bought them right off the bat. I wore them on the night of the reception, for maybe 2 hrs tops. Then I had to give in to comfort, and went with my black rainbows. That was about 10 days ago, and now I see that I have this lump on the bottom of my foot in the arch–in fact I see it on both feet! Well, I worry about it, wonder about it, and make a drs appointment. Today I searched the internet today, it looks like I have plantar fibromatosis. Hmmmm…….not serious, but no cure either. Of course they do not know why or what causes it –but I do. High heels on a menopausal woman that only...

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Remaining Calm In The Eye of The Storm

I have been working on “being calm.”  I consider this to be a great attribute–to be calm in the face of the storm.  Besides it is healthier–blood pressure stays low, less wrinkles scowling — and I believe that there is a power in being calm, that you can help everyone around you who is starting to melt down, just by being the one calm person.  Sometimes, it is almost a game for me, to see if I can remain calm when one of my kids or husband is beginning to “lose his cool.” Last night, I dropped Gene off at the airport for one of many flights that is part of his work.  It was a late night flight.  He arrived and I had reserved him a room in a new place.    He had to take a shuttle, get a rental car, the whole deal.  I  called him about 11:30 pm ( 12:30 am his time) and sure enough he was lost.  We have iphones that are perfect for everything–you can map your destination and have it locate where you are.  So I was trying to talk him through the “how to use the map function” and he was  getting frustrated.  I remained calm, as I could see he was tired, and could not get the map application to work, so I pulled out my laptop, got his location...

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Neighbors–the luck of the draw

I have some very good neighbors. That is not always the case. But my neighbors are the best.I have lived by these neighbors for over ten years, and they have seen my kids grow up and a few of them get married.These neighbors have never complained about a trash can left out a few days or the many projects that my research oriented husband has built in our drive way.They are accepting, tolerant, and kind. They are my friends.Sandie has two kids, still elementary age, and I guess actually, I am the old timer on the block, with five kids, four of which are 19 and older, and now only the 13 year old is home. We crammed all five kids in this house, which was kind of tight, even though it has four bedrooms. This is one of those California tract homes, not much square footage, and the laundry room is really the hallway to the garage. Sandie has the same model, and she is always upgrading in some new way that expresses her individuality. Last week, as I was working in my garden, I could hear her working on a project in her garage. She had decided to save some money by distressing a large piece of hardwood that will be added to her living room. She had this big chain and she was flogging the wood in...

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Never tell me the odds

When in financial distress, I do not look too closely at the numbers, just enough to kind-of budget my money for the month. I know that without faith, man can do nothing, especially me, and since faith and fear or worry cannot exist together, scrutinizing the odds will often cause me to worry, and then, out the window flies my faith. So, in times of trouble, which seem to be always, I pay my tithing, having faith that it will all work out, and miraculously, it does. But if I did the numbers beforehand, it would definitely look bleak, and often impossible. This is a quote from the movie Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back—Han Solo is about to take the space craft into an asteroid field to make his escape. (a character much like my husband–we’ve been in an asteroid field for years at a time) C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1. Han Solo: Never tell me the odds. I often misquote it, I will say, “don’t give me the numbers.”  Actually, I think my husband said it first, and I was definitely playing the part of C-3PO. I am the realist, he is the optimist–so much that he sometimes calls me the pessimist. Yet, I have learned to live by this rule many times. P.S. I often misquote things,...

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About this Eve….

contact: deila@eveoutofthegarden.com I was born on Valentine’s Day. ​ So I have always loved red and pink hearts, cupids, heart shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting, silly, cheap valentines that come in boxes, making valentines with ribbons and lace, flowers,  and of course–  expensive chocolates.  It is also special because back in 1976 I received a box of sees candy (hand picked, all my fav dark choc) and two yellow tulips left at my doorstep, with a little hand scribbled note, “happy valentine’s day, gene taylor”, a guy I had met earlier that week in the quad at Occidental College, and later married.  I loved school and I still love to learn. I wish I could study in several different fields. However, in college I chose biochemistry and in graduate school I studied pharmacology and nutrition. I grew up in the era when women were being told that they needed and could do more than just be a mother. That was a strong drive for me. And I wanted to be a doctor. I had planned on leaving my kids with babysitters and had even asked my sister if she would be interested in watching my kids, so that I could be “more than just a mom”.  After interviewing with a female doctor, and talking with her own daughter about how she was raised by several nannies, I chose not to...

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About me

    I was born on Valentine’s Day. ​So I have always loved red and pink hearts, cupids, silly, cheap valentines that come in boxes, making valentines with ribbons and lace, flowers, and of course– expensive chocolates. In 1976 I received a box of Sees candy (hand picked, all my fav dark choc) and two yellow tulips left at my doorstep, with a little hand scribbled note, “Happy Valentine’s Day, Gene Taylor” a guy I had met earlier that week in the quad at Occidental College, and later married. I loved school and I still love to learn. I wish I could study in several different fields. However, in college I chose biochemistry and in graduate school I studied pharmacology and nutrition. I got my master’s in Education while in my 50’s. I grew up in the era when society told women that they needed and could do more than just be a mother. That was a strong drive for me. And I wanted to be a doctor. I had planned on leaving my kids with babysitters, had even asked my sister if she would be interested in watching my kids, so that I could be “more than just a mom”. After interviewing with a female doctor, and talking with her own daughter about how she was raised by several nannies, I chose not to go on to a medical career. I...

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online published works health

On-line Published — Health & Nutrition: Livestrong.com, SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) Healthy Living, Nest Woman. Incorporate more cabbage in your diet 10 Facts About Carnitine Smoothies with wheat germ Flaxseed meal benefits Which Chocolate Product Contains the Highest Concentration of Healthy Compounds?Benefits and Risks of 72 Percent Dark Chocolate Heart-Healthy Benefits of Dark Chocolate Chocolate High in Flavanols Health Benefits of 100 Percent Wheat Bread What are the health benefits of cream of wheat? Health benefits between enriched flour and whole wheat flour Bulgur wheat amino acids How does Greek yogurt help your body? What levels of Arginine does an egg have? Whole wheat vs duram wheat vs stone-ground wheat Which amino acids are contained in milk & eggs? Nutrient Facts of Whole Wheat Cereal Do Sunflower Seeds have all the Amino Acids? Unpasteurized Whey Food with Hormones vs Food Without Hormones What are the Health Benefits of Mahogany Rice? What are the Health Benefits of Consuming the Recommended amounts of Potassium? Cultured Coconut Milk and IBS What are the Health Advantages of Coconut Milk vs. Dairy Milk? The Health Benefits of Zingeiberaceae Differences Between Fruit Pectin and Gelatin What are the Health Benefits of Peppermint Spirits? Nonfat Solids in the Composition of Raw Milk Protein and Whole Grain Bread? Regular Vs. Golden Flax Seed Can Flax Seed Capsules Go Bad?Is Flax Meal Powder the Same As Ground Flax Meal?...

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Published Works, Deila Broberg Taylor

On-line Published Works — Health & Nutrition: Livestrong.com, SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) Healthy Living, Nest Woman. 10 Facts About Carnitine Smoothies with wheat germ Flaxseed meal benefits Which Chocolate Product Contains the Highest Concentration of Healthy Compounds? Benefits and Risks of 72 Percent Dark Chocolate Heart-Healthy Benefits of Dark ChocolateChocolate High in flavonol Health Benefits of 100 Percent Wheat Bread Nutrient Facts of Whole Wheat Cereal Do Sunflower Seeds have all the Amino Acids? Unpasteurized Whey Food with Hormones vs Food Without Hormones What are the Health Benefits of Mahogany Rice? What are the Health Benefits of Consuming the Recommended amounts of Potassium? Cultured Coconut Milk and IBS What are the Health Advantages of Coconut Milk vs. Dairy Milk? The Health Benefits of Zingeiberaceae Differences Between Fruit Pectin and Gelatin What are the Health Benefits of Peppermint Spirits? Nonfat Solids in the Composition of Raw Milk Protein and Whole Grain Bread? Regular Vs. Golden Flax Seed Can Flax Seed Capsules Go Bad? Is Flax Meal Powder the Same As Ground Flax Meal? Side Effects of Wheat Bran Flaxseed and Wheat Germ Wheat Bran Protein How To Grind Wheat To Make Flour? The Properties of Roasted Wheat Germ Can Raw Wheat Germ Go Rancid? Does Wheat Germ Spoil? Is Wheat Bran Good For Me? Is Corn Flour Considered Whole Grain? Foods With Wheat Bran What Can you Add Wheat Germ to?...

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Arm of flesh Reference

Arm of flesh: Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicals 32:7-8) I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh.—Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm. Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, if I ask not amiss; therefore I will lift up my voice unto thee; yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, the rock of my righteousness. Behold, my voice shall forever ascend up unto thee, my rock and mine everlasting God. Amen (2 Nephi 3: 69-71) We must choose, or be agents unto ourselves: For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves. Therefore, if any man shall take of the abundance which I...

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