Today I’ve got meal planning and grocery shopping ahead of me and I’m not feeling up to the task. My sinuses are not happy about the sudden onset of the rainy season and my body is feeling extra tender and achy. I feel pretty much like this llama/alpaca creature looks, only my ouchies are on the inside. And the llama has better hair. Mine is shaggy and my gray roots are showing. Looking in the mirror this morning made me very envious of all my furry friends. Just think how many beauty challenges wouldn’t exist if we were covered in fur too!
I also get the results of my blood and food allergy testing today and I’m nervous. I will found out if my morphea has morphed into a full-blown autoimmune disease. (More on the morphea soon.) I will find out if I’m allergic to all the foods I love. Probably I will find out that my cholesterol is still bad. Hopefully I will find out why I gained nine pounds in two months so I can do something about it before it happens again. I’m usually not so nervous about blood tests but I really am this time.
I’m sure I’ll feel better after the dreaded grocery shopping is over with and I take a few days to mourn the passing of another fall. Sure, I know that technically fall is only halfway over, but here November is more like the rest of our boring non-winters than it is fall. There are still leaves on the trees (all yellow now) but everything is very soggy from all the rain we had the past few days. Although my weather apps claimed we were having light rain this morning, Smarty and I got caught out in what my favorite meteorologist calls a “good old-fashioned soaker!”
The soggy season has definitely begun. It takes some adjusting to.