Rosemary Tisane

rosemary tisane
Get yer pinenes here!


If you have never heard of terpenes — well, join the club, I hadn’t either until last week.

Today I cut a sprig of rosemary from a plant in my back yard, and plopped into a glass, and  poured boiling home-filtered water on it.

The aroma it gave off was immediately attractive — not like pine forest, as some reviews have it — just different, and nice, but hard to place.

The water became a darker green after I let the sprig steep for a while.

The taste of it at first was a bit strange. You get used to it, and by the time you’ve finished the glass, you feel good.

Other effects?

Made me breathe better, calmed down local inflammation in my right hip area, and allowed me to focus without getting frustrated or annoyed on setting up my wife’s new iPhone with all the apps and data she wants on it.

I wonder how the tincture feels?

What a Racquet!

tennis racquet

My wife’s new Wilson Clash Britto racquet arrived via UPS yesterday; just in time for her weekly tennis séance on Monday with her pro.

It’s almost too beautiful to play!

Despite it being gorgeous out, I spent a lot of the day yesterday figuring out the best and most economical way to transfer 6000 pics from my wife’s old Galaxy S8+ to her new iPhone.

There is no fast, straightforward way to do this, due to various limitations on upload speeds to the cloud, capacity issues with iCloud, Google Drive, as well as the whole USB Type-A Type-C thing you have to deal with on an iPhone.

I sat far away on Sunday from the T-Mobile sales clerk when they set up her new accounts on T-Mobile and Apple, and I was not happy with some of the screwy things that were done.

But it is her phone, and I did not want to interfere — as if the phone were mine (though I paid for it!).

At any rate, yesterday I had to spend a lot of time moving files around.  I did fill up 92 % if her 15GB free Google Drive with as many pics as I could (I partitioned them by year in different folders) and also put some in the measly 5GB of storage that Apple gives you for free on its iCloud platform.

But I still have about 17GB left on  the SD memory card (which I could not just stick it in the iPhone) that needs to be in a place my wife can access, other than on my own computer — which has 1 TB of storage; but I don’t like being interrupted when I am programming for requests such as… do you mind if I find that pic?….it’ll only take a second.

So my solution is going to purchase a high capacity (maybe 200GB) dual USB type A / B stick, which my wife can use to access her 2019-2020 photos (the remaining 17GB that she cannot get to from her iPhone), as well as transfer files when her phone fills up.  Nice and simple solution, and no monthly fees.

I was looking over the iPhone, while doing all this.  Gorgeous phone, but I can’t believe you cannot log off Goggle Drive or Gmail:  you literally have to uninstall these apps in order to log off.  Weird.

Pretty sure down the road my wife will let me have some fun using her iPhone to take snaps of Poochie, but for now, I have had enough of playing Help Desk for my wife.

I am eager to start programming Kilma, a simple app idea that I am going to develop as a learning exercise to improve my grasp of JS and SVG.  Should be able to put together something nice in a few days, then throw it up on CodePen next week.

Lastly, one last word about the Delta 8 Gummies I talked about in the previous post.

What happened after a few hours… after ingesting a single gummy…. is that I got the munchies, then felt so relaxed that I suddenly felt compelled to nap at 6PM and did not awake till 9 that evening.

It was a deep, extremely relaxing nap — and I woke up feeling calm and refreshed.

I am going to reorder the gummies, as I said earlier, but also maybe the tincture to see if a drop of that in my tea adds a little something in terms of dealing with the aches and pains of being almost 70.

Speaking of tea, I have a giant rosermary bush that grows in a pot in my garden.  I planted it a year ago, and now it is huge and thriving.

I just discovered that you can make rosemary herbal tea (just cut off a sprig, and place it in boiling water).  Apparently this tisane is quite relaxing, and reduces anxiety.

I’ll write about that experience in a future post.