Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Holy Moley Again!

We had a lovely frost that nipped everything a tad and I hoped we were done with the allergy season.

Couldn't have been more wrong. Woke several times last night choking on very painful post nasal drip.

Since when is post nasal drip painful? Now my adenoids hurt and my ears are also paining me. I'm totally stuffed on antihistamines, as far as I'm allowed, and they barely touch it. No fever, no coughing, thank the Lord.

What the heck is this?

Little Pond

Friday, September 19, 2008


I had forgotten what day this is! Actually this year there be a whole weekend, mateys!

Until I got this email:

Ahoy Mateys!

Miss Emily has posted the latest "Talk Like A Pirate" edition of Change of Shift and aye, it was worth waiting for! You can be checking it out at:


If you be inclined to link, there be grog for ye all!

Much oblige, Kim me girl.

Little Pond

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cloudy, cloudy, cloudy

Our legacy from Ike.

HuggaMutt doesn't mind, and neither do I. The clouds keep the temperature steady. Less energy spent on air conditioning.

Downsides? Bland, flat photos when hiking. Suffocating conditions at work: we have heat but no cooling; day crew insists on leaving the door open to the loading dock, making it muggy.

Makes no difference at home: Husband RJ and I are always opposites; he makes it too cold with the a/c and too hot with the heater.

Other than that, though, we are okay with the current weather.

Broke the pod yet again! Always on the original metal tubing. Back into my workshop for tweaking. It's shorter, but at least it's fixed. The oak never breaks, just the tubing.

I love my camera pod/walking stick.

Little Pond

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Fine Print

Somehow, during my week off from work I managed to get an awfully painful stiff neck. Today I am better, but yesterday I slept as much as I could. The rest of the time I watched TV.

My neck was so stiff I simply propped myself up on the sofa with my neck in a homemade splint comprised of pillows and a corn-filled heating pad. Only my eyes could move.

You know, I never realized how little attention I paid to small print. Disclaimers, mostly.
  • The Gary Coleman, Cash Now commercial: the APR is 99.25%!!!
  • Campbell's Soup, supposedly free of MSG-related additives: yeast extract (just as poisonous as pure) monosodium glutamate to many of us.
  • A local used car dealer styles himself as "The Loan Arranger" complete with starry glint in his eye: anyone can get a loan because they lend at subprime rates, just like the banks that are failing all over the US.
All of which sort of turns my stomach. I was happier not knowing.

My neck is better to day; no small print if I watch tonight.

It's the end of week one without my Copaxone shots. I sent in a written prescription about 10 days ago. Usually Curascript is all over me like hair on a yeti, with phone calls and emails.

Little Pond