Keeping a daily record

I am coming up on seven months on the Protocol in five days. Keeping this blog has been beneficial in many ways, some expected and some unexpected. One of which is keeping track of milestones, time frames, and ups and downs. It is also an outlet. I have to sit here and consider what I will talk about today in reference to my journey, which then becomes an opportunity to share my frustrations, fears, successes and amazement’s as I work at this day after day. It is also a research tool. I will quite often need to research this or that to be sure that I have the information correct. Therefore, it is also a very effective learning tool. It is a wonderful imagery and visionary device in creating timelines and goals. And it is a record of my individual trek to wellness. Its a journal, a ship’s log.

Root meaning of Journal: Origin and meaning of journal: mid-14c., “book of church services,” from Anglo-French jurnal, from Old French jornel, “a day; time; a day’s travel or work”                                                           

Root meaning of Journey: journey. c.1200, “a defined course of traveling; one’s path in life,” from Old French journee “day’s work or travel” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin diurnum “day,” noun use of neuter of Latin diurnus “of one day” (see diurnal). Meaning “act of traveling by land or sea” is c.1300.               

Jour is the French word for day i.e. “Soupe du jour” (Soup of the day) or “Bon Journey” (Good day).

Root meaning of Log: The Greek root word log means ‘word,’ and its variant suffix -logy means ‘study (of). … are constantly entering data or ‘words‘ into their captain’s log, telling about their journeys through space. … Etymology is the study of the origin of words.                                                                                            

The series of word roots above may give some people a yawn to look at, but I find it fascinating. Journaling took me in this direction today. I understand anything better if I know its history and so I am always looking for the root of things. I lived in French speaking Quebec and New Brunswick for six years and was amazed at how many words in English are from the French language.

Today, in brief: I had a morning of housework, then met some friends at a local church. My walking was terrible because I had fatigued my leg doing two hours of housework before walking a kilometer to the church. After sitting a while, my leg was better.

Had a wonderful dish of broccoli for dinner, simple recipe:

  • Half head of broccoli, slice tender section of stalks, leaving the florets whole if small and halved if big
  • Three garlic cloves, sliced
  • Ghee
  • Lemon wedge
  • Extra Virgin oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Melt 1 tbsp of Ghee in a frying pan over medium heat, add the sliced stalk section of the broccoli and the garlic. Saute five minutes. Add the broccoli florets and more Ghee if dry, saute a few minutes more. Add 1/4 cup water and cover. Cook for 6 or 7 minutes, or till crisp tender. Plate, squeeze wedge over broccoli, drizzle the olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.


Bonne Sante

Captains Log, star date 2017.293

(I always wanted to say that)