Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Outside my window...
It's 92 degrees and humid. Actually, that's not bad for this time of year, when we could easily be experiencing upper 90's or even low 100's. But, it still feels hot after an unusually cool June and July. I was wilting when I went out for a morning walk and, then again, when I went about the yard watering things.
Have you ever heard that old saying, "Women glisten, men perspire, and only horses sweat?" I'm only glistening, I keep telling myself -- as the water runs down my face and back.
I am thinking...how much my husband and I enjoyed visiting our daughter and her husband. They live in a walk up apartment in a charming neighborhood, where they can walk to so many things -- including public transportation.
From the kitchen...
I am contemplating making chicken and dumplins'.
I am wearing...black pants and black top -- which I can't wait to change out of and into something else after I take a much needed shower. I'm waiting until the afternoon heat dies down a little.
I am creating...a cleaner house.
I am going...nowhere today, but have lots on tap for the rest of the week.
I am reading...Isaiah, along with selected other verses and "The Triple Whammy Cure" -- a book by a doctor who practices both conventional and alternative medicine. It specifically addresses health issues that women face due to the triple whammy -- more problems utilizing serotonin than men have, modern stressful lifestyle, and continually changing hormonal levels -- which affect the serotonin. There are a lot of wonderful nuggets of advice in the book, but you have to sort them out from some other things that, imho, are not as helpful. I, am excited, however, about putting the good things into practice.
I am hoping...to improve my health via the program outlined in the above book
Around the house...I've been catching up on some things, including laundry.
One of my favorite things...This week, I got to see both of my children and their spouses. Since they both live out of town, that's a real treat.
A few plans for the rest of the week: meeting up with friends.