Back in early Feb, we noticed our mesquite trees already budding along with some other of our fruit trees that made it through last year's drought. I find it worrying how the seasons seem to be all messed up with climate change. My heart goes out to all those who were harmed by such early tornados and then snow right after. This leaves me wondering if this summer the United States will be plagued with hurricanes. La Nina has been doing some really crazy things with our weather pattern.
What do ya'll think?
I want to thank those of you who have inquired as to why my posts have been greatly reduced. Seems, I have been in a bi-polar funk after my knee injury back in November. I did not go see a doctor simply because after 20 years of being poked and prodded by doctors who were adept at treating symptoms. I just did not want to waste my time listening to lectures or theories. I was just happy to be alive and able to stay with my boys.
Two weeks ago, I had to go to the emergency room because I was having muscle spasms so hard; I could not move or turn my head. Let me tell you, when spasms hurt worse than contractions, you have issues. There the doctors found my blood pressure (BP) to be far too high at 240/120. Even though I was in pain after a shot and flexeril, there was little reduction in my resting BP. Basically, I could have 'stroked' out at any time. The kind doctors there gave me meds, told me to rest, and make an appointment with my regular; which I did.
This week's visit with Dr. Beasely was wonderful. She actually listened to my concerns and complaints; asked tons of questions. She told me I had a middle ear infection plus my BP was still too high at 180/110. The next thing she did was doubled my dose of BP meds, ordered a ten day dose of azithromycin, and put me a Symbyax which is a med for bi-polar disorder. Let me tell you; this med has made a HUGE difference in my ability to function as a human being. Just after four days on medications I am back to zooming around taking care of my menfolk and not over or under sleeping.
This leaves me to wonder about all the other 'care-givers' out in the world. How often do we put others first so much in our lives; we in effect forget to nuture ourselves? Let me tell you ladies and gentlemen. Heart diease is the number one killer of people in the US. Ya'll get your cholesterol and bp checked. High blood pressure is a silent killer and gives little to no warning.
For you homeschooling parents,
Have you tried Reading Eggs grades K-3 or ages 4 through 7? It has been such a sucess, the company is going to expand to other grade/age levels with ABC Reading Express. Also the site allows a trial offer of two weeks to try it free with no use of a credit card. Zephyr adores the online reading program. He doesn't even realise he is working. Homeschoolbuyerscoop is having a 25% off special for an annual subscription. I will be writing more later about our choices this year in curriculum.
So now, will leave ya'll with a picture of Roux, going on 4 months at a hefty 5.8 lbs. She is such a funny puppy, follows me everywhere, chases her own tail, loves to chew dirty socks (dog chewing gum?), and still falls asleep in the strangest of places. As you can see, she is sleeping on my crossed legs, head down and body up.