It was a hot weekend here, with temperatures on Sunday reaching 100 degrees in some places. (That would be 37.7778 in Celsius, according to the online Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion calculator that I consulted.) I’m not sure how hot it was at my house because I didn’t go anywhere. Even with a cool bedroom to hide out in, the heat zapped my energy so bad that I could barely move.
Saturday night, it was a lot hotter than that at a recycling plant in north Everett! A big fire broke out there, sending a big stream of smoke racing through the sky. The smoke stayed low instead of billowing up because we had an atmospheric inversion thingy going on. Don, Smarty and I went out into the valley to get a good view of it. It was interesting the way the smoke stayed in a big stream and didn’t spread out. I attempted a few panoramic photos with my iPhone camera. One of them came out okay.
Even though the weather has cooled down now, I don’t have much good to say about life. I’m still struggling with severe fatigue and miserable inflammation that just won’t let up. I’ve taken so much Ibuprofen that I’ve developed tinnitus. If I would have known that could happen, or that taking the Ibuprofen would prove so futile, I obviously wouldn’t have taken it.
In case you’re wondering, yes, I know that turmeric/Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory and, yes, I am taking it, not that it seems to make the slightest difference.
Before I begin an angry rant about my food issues, (food allergies suck even more than tinnitus), I’d better get to Cee’s Share Your World questions!
What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)? As soon as I graduated high school, I went to work as a housekeeper at Ross Lake Resort. Because the resort is so far away from civilization just getting there is quite an adventure. It was hard work but I loved being there in the mountains, so far away from everything.
What is your favorite month of the year? October. September is a very close second though and sometimes I end up enjoying September more, if it isn’t too hot.
What three things in nature do you find most beautiful? It’s hard to pick only three so I’m going to go with the top three things that make the area I live in so beautiful; trees, mountains and water.
List at least five of your favorite spices? (excluding salt and pepper) Cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and garlic. I hate having garlic breath but I love to add fresh garlic to things. The more the better!
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 so grateful that one of Daniel’s games got moved to the weekend so we didn’t haven’t back-to-back weeknight games. This week I should be looking forward to my birthday, which is on Saturday, but I’m having trouble summoning up any of those looking-forward-to feelings. I think I should have asked for an attitude adjustment for my birthday instead of journaling supplies!