Hello all. I hope you’re having a good day. This chum is feeling a little glum, can’t really say why either. I felt pretty and inspired by this outfit and took a photo that I like; I’ve been dancing up a storm with Yoga Trance Dance and Nia; and the weather’s been mighty fine too, a nice combination of sun and rain (rainbows, too), good for walking and raking and being inside for my Monday top-to-bottom housecleaning and laundry extravaganza, followed by my 4:00 appointment on the sofa, switching between The Newshour and Oprah at the Texas State Fair. Darn it all, if this weren’t the week the hubster and I are eating vegan, as well as wheat, sugar, and alcohol-free, I’d be chowing on a corn dog and frying up some PBJ sammies with a whiskey chaser. Mmm-hmm.
As the hubster would say, “Some days are diamonds, some are cubic zirconias.” I seem to be making a cubic zirconia bracelet. Maybe it’s the hormones. I’d like to blame everything on them. I’m still taking a high dose and have every side effect listed on the warnings: zits, headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, drowsiness (don’t ask me how both are possible – it’s scientific!), weight gain, moodiness, and confusion. I’ve been getting lost in the middle of a sentence. I also have occasional night sweats, too. I wake up soaked through, but not hot or cold. Weird.
The upside: now that the I have recovered from my surgery, I am in hog heaven. I can’t remember the last time I went this long without being in dire pain in the lower regions, probably twenty-five years. This is good news and reason to smile. I’m smiling, at least.
In other news, I had an awesome bird sighting in our back yard. I was going downstairs and as I walked past the window I saw something bigger than my usual bird friends on the move. I stopped and realized it was a hawk, just a bit larger than a crow, with a red breast and a beautiful striped tail. With the help of my friend at the bird shop, we determined it was a young Cooper’s Hawk (aptly named – we’re big Cooper fans around here). I wanted to take a photo of it, but the batteries in the camera were dead at the time. Thankfully, I had the good sense to stop and just enjoy the moment rather than run around like a nut and miss this special visitor.
Finally, some ethereal visitors, growing in the side yard with the kinnikinnick. We got up early on Saturday and raked leaves in the brisk morning air. These were glowing magically in the light. Pretty neat, huh? Gosh, with all of this in mind, maybe it’s a diamond day after all. I think I’ll take a bath and think about it!