We Are So Screwed

And we did/are doing it to ourselves willingly.  Have I mentioned that I believe humanity to be the stupidest species ever to inhabit this planet?  Cause I do.  Believe it.  Read the comments.  Comments are usually my favorite part.



I seriously doubt it, but the weather changed dramatically night before last.  It was actually a bit chilly in here that night, and last night as well.  Wind from the north/northeast, temp down at least 20 degrees.  Bliss oh bliss oh bliss.  Of course, dramatic weather changes mean dramatic changes in pain levels, and yesterday was a killer.  Better today.

Heat is unpleasant, but add humidity, and it just drains you.  No energy, no motivation, no anything that makes life worth living.  So I’m hoping this lovely weather lasts til winter.  Some nice rain here and there would be good.  It used to rain for days at a time, but now we only ever get showers.  Disappointing to someone who loves rainy days.

Trying to figure out things to eat, now that I have someone who will do food prep, but I just can’t seem to come up with anything that sounds like I want to eat it.  What is wrong with me?  Going to call a PT place, too, and set up something.  The exercises my doctor gave me for the leg thing seem to have just made it hurt more.  Oh, swell.

Lord, it is gorgeous today.  Sitting by the open window with the breeze blowing straight in from the north.  Sun is shining.  Just a perfect day.  It’s a good thing.

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Still Still Hot

Don’t remember where I snagged this, but isn’t it beautiful?
89 degrees Fahrenheit, humidity is coming down, but the dew point is still 70. Oi! This is longest I have ever run the a/c. Almost three weeks. I did open the windows part of one day, and all of one night, but otherwise, shut in with the a/c. Going outside is like walking into soup.

A couple of weeks ago, I had swimmer’s ear. I don’t even know how to swim. Now I have iliotibial band syndrome, a runner’s injury. I can barely walk some days, so running is not something that ever happens. WTF, body? Seriously?

Had fun yesterday, though. Saw my doctor because of the injury, had lunch with my friend Tess, and played Big Kahuna on the computer. Big Kahuna is the best game ever, because we usually end up laughing hysterically at some of the words it comes up with. We had lunch at the 99. They have a great burger, Vermont Cheddar and Bacon with caramelized onions on it, but it is unfortunately enough food for two people, so I usually wind up wasting half of it. I won’t it (eat.  I meant eat.  Duh)  something that’s been sitting in the car for however long, and I had the doctor and errands after lunch. Why are portions so huge? No one needs that much food at one sitting. It was half a pound…Half A Pound…of beef. A serving is four ounces. No wonder Americans are so huge. Plus, almost everything we eat has added sugar in it. Other countries don’t do this. Sugar is addictive, so if they add it to food, you tend to eat more, and then you buy more. We are being manipulated by the food industry. Oh, well.

I am trying not to wish it was autumn because of the humidity we’re having. I try to be in the moment and enjoy whatever I can find to enjoy about right now. But this is getting really old, Mother Nature. And we seem to be at an advantage over most of the country, where it is even hotter, or they are having floods or red tide or whatever. We did this to ourselves, people. We’ve been warned for years what was coming, but chose not to change a single way of doing things. More plastic, please. More electric gadgets. More cars. Recycle? Really? Why bother? We are a stupid, stupid species. Foul our own nest. Not the best survival strategy. Even if we manage to get to another planet anytime soon, there’s no guarantee we’d survive, and we most certainly would do our best to crap it up as well, because that’s what we do. We cannot run away from ourselves.

Am not really as grumpy as I must sound, I just get really frustrated with the way things are going, and the people in power and their supporters who are hurrying it all along so they can increase profits.

What’s good? Been watching some good stuff on my Firestick. Bletchely in San Fran, Lewis (again), that British Baking show, which is just fun. And reading so much every day. So many books, so little time. There are so many free and inexpensive books available for the Kindle, you could read one every hour and for the rest of your life and barely touch the list. I love books. Real books are better, but my hands hurt, it’s really difficult to get to the library, and when I have a cat, they want to put their butts on my books and it’s hard to read that way. I can’t have a cat now, because my new homemaker is badly allergic, but I am really missing having another living thing around. I suppose I could get a mouse, or a hamster, or a rabbit or something. I used to have guinea pigs. Their cute. Not sure what is and isn’t okay for someone with a cat allergy. I miss my Gertrude. She was the sweetest, cutest cat ever. Such a lady, too. Okay, I’m done for now. 🙂

Still Hot

Don’t know where this picture is from, but I have had the a/c on for twelve days. Twelve. This is a record for me, because I do like to open the windows. But it is like soup out there. The dew point has been in the 70’s for the whole twelve days, I think. It’s more like the DIScomfort index. Hot and sticky is my least favorite weather condition.

I was quite ill in early July. Went to the ER after several days of pain, pain, pain and misery, and had many tests. Nothing to say what I had, but I am better now. Still pretty weak, but slowly, slowly improving. I did get an extra homemaker hour and a second homemaker who will do shopping, food prep and cooking, and cleaning up after. Yes. Cooking is not something I do a lot of, because pain and exhaustion makes it very difficult. So real food again. Hooray!

One thing about any illness is that it makes the fibromyalgia much worse. So besides whatever illness you have, you are in ten times as much pain as normal. Not fun.

I’ve been back-and-forthing about getting another cat, and now it turns out the new homemaker is allergic, so that decided that. I miss having another living thing around,though. Being alone most of the time, it kind of gets to you, although after many years, I have gotten pretty used to it. Charles, my non-cooking homemaker, worries about it for me. Kind of sweet. He’s not the best cleaner I’ve ever had, but he is a really nice guy. So I have kitchen Lori, and everything else Charles. First time I’ve ever had two different homemakers, which is what they are called by the agencies.

Well, just thought I’d check in. If anybody is still out there, hope you are having a good summer. I know it’s not a good summer in most areas. Global warming is real. Vote the idiots who deny it and are doing everything possible to take away any sort of defenses we have, out of office. Please. Those people are blinded by dollar signs, and profit is all that matters to them. And yet, people still vote for them. I do not understand humanity. We seem to be one of the stupider species on this rock. Oh, well.