Things are kind of challenging in my world right now. After doing much better over the last year, my energy has crashed again and I’m struggling to just get my everyday chores done. I saw my naturopath/acupuncturist last week and she said my kidney pulses are very deep (again) and she explained that in Traditional Chinese Medicine the adrenal glands are part of the Kidney system. So, most likely my adrenal glands are depleted. Again. After all the work I did building them up last winter. It’s so frustrating and so very, very discouraging. I’m almost hoping the blood work I had done last week will show something else that is more easily fixed.
And speaking of that blood work, I finally coughed up the money to have food allergy testing done. I’m nervously waiting for the results. I’m so afraid that I will be allergic to chocolate or eggs. It would be very inconvenient to be allergic to eggs and tragic to be allergic to chocolate. If I’m going to be allergic to anything, I hope it’s something like broccoli.
Other than my health challenges, everything is going along just fine, or at least like usual. The cats get mad when it rains, like it’s my fault. The squirrel’s food storing instincts have kicked into high gear. Smarty continues to bark at every sound and at reflections in the windows. Daniel’s room is such a disgusting mess that I’m afraid fruit flies and rats are going to move in. Business as usual.
Anyway, enough rambling and on to Cee’s Share Your World questions!
What genre of music do you like? I wish there was a genre of music that I liked well enough to listen to on the radio without getting annoyed and turning it off. It all gets on my nerves though. It’s just so…noisy. These days, all pop sounds like rap or hip hop to me and even country is starting to be tainted by those influences. I’ve become a grumpy old lady who prefers silence and wonders how kids can listen to the garbage they play on the radio these days.
I would like to hear more southern rock though. I guess that’s a genre. I’ve always liked that uncertain territory where country meets rock. But only rock. Not hip hop. Not pop. Not rap.
What is the worst thing you ate this last week? I ate so many things I didn’t like last week that it’s hard to decide which was the worst! Cooking for four picky people requires compromise and, lately, it seems that I’m the one doing all the compromising. I even ate lasagna last week because everyone else in the family loves it and I was too tired to cook two meals. Blech! I hate lasagna and anything with red sauce.
Would you like to be famous? In what way? God, no! I wouldn’t want to be famous, especially in our culture. Having paparazzi follow you around trying to take photos of you so they can print lies about you – no thank you! I am quite happy to be nobody. I’m happy I can take my garbage out without some reporter accusing me of dumpster diving. I’m happy that my cellulite and under-eye bags are safe from cameras and that the sordid bits from my past can stay in the past.
Complete this sentence: This sandwich could really use some … cranberry sauce. Turkey and cranberry sounds good today.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week I was grateful to get the trip to my naturopath’s Wallingford office over with. (Wallingford is in north Seattle and I hate city driving.) This week I’m looking forward to getting grocery shopping over with. That’s my life when I’m tired: just wanting to get things over with. I’m worried that fall is going to pass by before I’m able to get out and enjoy it.