Thursday, May 8

Just Stuff From Today

This

TB's legs continue to pain and itch him but they don't feel as hot as they did. I guess TB's going with the assumption he's healing slowly. I'm not sure I agree. I'm worried about the itching and the fact that it's not all clearing up faster and got him to leave a message with the doctor.

We both went together--we travel as a team just about everywhere now--so he could apply for SSD (social security disability) and so I could meet with my DVRS (division of vocational rehabilitation services) counselor to discuss working from home for me or getting into a program to upgrade my clerical skills. We need income and we need it NOW


Thursday Challenge:

This week's challenge is "family" and here are all our grandchildren and a daughter:






That

Well, why should this be any kind of a surprise? Diabetics need to exercise and doctors tell us we should so that we can have better control of our sugar. It also does wonders for the heart and blood pressure. But too many of us don't exercise and it's not because we like being fat or have a particular death wish!

More than half of U.S. adults with diabetes also have arthritis, raising a serious obstacle for diabetic patients urged to exercise, according to a government study.


It's not that we don't want to exercise, there is too much pain and probably not enough of us can afford to join a gym with a pool.

The full article is here.

While we're speaking of diabetes, one of the foods I was afraid I'd haave to give up is fruit. I love fruit, all kinds, and it's one of the healthiest snacks I can find. These are some tips for better ways to eat fruit when you are diabetic:

* Eat fruits raw or cooked, as juice with no sugar added, canned in their own juice, or dried.
* Buy smaller pieces of fruit.
* Choose pieces of fruit more often than fruit juice. Whole fruit is more filling and has more fiber.
* Save high-sugar and high-fat fruit desserts such as peach cobbler or cherry pie for special occasions.


and the other things

Has everyone seen the sinkhole pictures in Texas? This thing has grown to the size of two football fields and is still eating vehicles, parts of buildings, telephone poles and more dirt. It could take about 2 weeks for this thing to stabilize so it could keep right on growing! I guess if there's anything good about this it's that it didn't open up in someone's neighborhood...yet.

Did you hear about the little town in Wyoming (75 people) that has all the air pollution of a big city?

I read an article but lost the link for it about all these wonderful super seeds we created to grow wonderful food to stop world hunger. Wellllll....the problem is we didn't teach anyone about fertilizer nor make it affordable, or about crop rotation and so on so that all these wonderful seeds are withering away in poor soil.

What are we doing to ourselves?

One ray of hope: after all that death and destruction in Myanmar, a baby is born.

Lost

I almost wasn't going to write anything about the show this week. I wasn't crazy about the episode. Dr. Jack was acting like a controlling freak. First he didn't trust anyone to remove his appendix but himself (huh?) but luckily Juliet and Bernard had the smarts to knock him out before that went too far; he got ugly and possessive with Kate and his ghost/zombie father was totally creepy in the episode. Now I know how Claire got separated from her baby but it makes no sense. She is supposed to raise the baby, not Jack and Kate. The whole show was just creepy to me and I was glad when the credits began rolling. I'm not a big Jack fan anyway.

1 comment:

Teena said...

Morgan is a tabby: http://purple4mee.blogspot.com/2008/05/saturday-photo-hunt.html

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