I've had (I think) allergies for a couple of months now that feel like a long-lasting bad cold, all in my head, not chest, all about stuffiness and sneezing. I've alternated using Nyquil to sleep, with Afrin (trying to use it rarely enough not to get reactive inflammation), neti potting, taking Loratadine daily, and I've tried Flonase but not more than a few days in a row. There's no way a cold can last this long, or no way allergies can be this resistant to treatment -- can they? It's a bad hayfever year. But I'm miserable and am breaking down to ask for help. - Mary
LiveJournal client! Let me paste the thing in my clipboard so I don't have to type it again! Damn you let me paste!
I blogged. Ew warning: https://marymactavish.wordpress.com/201
I'm simply making an effort to have one meal a day that's got good vegetables that I like and are easy for me to prepare, while satisfying my conscience, relatively whole grains, and either extra or within that, a reasonable amount of protein (veggie, ovo-lacto, or ethical pescetarian).
One meal. The rest can do what it will. But I need to eat more mindfully than I've been.
Otherwise, I can't really get the exercise I've long been happiest with, hiking and outdoor horsing around, but I need to tone up, so I'm going to do a bit of old-and-gimpy-people yoga, and I think I'm going to get some exercise bands to mess with to get a little resistance without hurting me.
Yesterday my sister and I took my kid, and our grand-nibling (an older sister's grandchild) out for dinner between an afternoon playing at our house and an evening playing at the park.
These days I look very 52, and have a short pixie cut. My sister is a little younger than me, slightly longer hair; we present as a similar age and in general we present very similarly, neither femme not butch, not ladylike, fairly relaxed.
After dinner, the cute young i-think-queer female couple behind me, whom I hadn't noticed before, said "I just wanted to tell you two: Your kids are adorable." I smiled politely like you do and said thank you, then as they left, the light bulb went on, and I said, "I think they thought those were /our/ kids.
That's a first. Hm.
And now that schools around here start in August, that means that Owen would have to miss the first week of first grade, unexcused, so we can go to Oregon: http://goo.gl/WkXU
That made me think that, though I know attendance is important, it's fairer to allow kids a given number of "personal" days off to use as desired than it is to allow specific religious days off. Kids without a given religion technically have fewer allowed days off, otherwise.
(though it was on their lawn)