I read a post this morning on kimy's blog that touched me. Balance.
Yesterday, I burst out of my lethargy and started cleaning out kitchen cabinets at 7:30. At 8:30, I ran to Walmart and bought new shelf liner and a couple of the Lazy Susan's for the cabinets, then back to the cleaning. I washed shelves, replaced liner, threw away duplicates and outdated herbs, etc., rearranged my dishes, and the items in the pantry. At 4:30, I'd progressed through all of the cabinets and the pantry, and was vacuuming when the phone rang.
Dr. B.'s office was calling to give me the report on my blood work from my check-up the other day. Mostly good, but I've joined the legions of women with thyroid problems. Ahhh, so maybe there is a physical reason for the problems I've been experiencing lately! I started the Synthroid this morning. Dr. B. is starting me with the lowest dose, then I'll have the blood work again to see about any necessary adjustments. Fatigue is one of the symptoms, so after having expended such a burst of productive energy all day, I immediately decided to be tired. Other symptoms include difficulty with memory and thinking--I'm looking forward to an improvement in these areas! Nice to know that I'm not just confused, lazy, and apathetic. :)
We have a new litter of baby squirrels that are making their way into the world, and the silly things have not yet developed the defensive fear of humans that their parents have. The other day as I was sitting outside, one approached my chair within about 2 feet. I was stunned, but began talking to him, and I swear, he put out a little paw as if waving or attempting to shake hands! Then Mac, our ferocious squirrel dog, realized what was happening and chased the poor thing across the yard.
They are much shyer when I have a camera in hand. Guess I should have tried to get them used to it gradually, but I wanted to get a picture this morning. This is the only one brave enough to appear when a camera is in evidence.
Yesterday, I watched two of the little ones playing; it was quite entertaining watching what looked like hide and seek. One would disappear behind one of the posts, then pop his little head around. After a few of these little peek-a-boo antics, they would scramble around chasing each other, then the process would begin again. I'm not really fond of squirrels in the garden as they dig up bulbs and raid the bird feeders, but I enjoy watching them run along the fence, chatter, and fluff their tales. The little ones, though, they are a joy--even knowing that I don't want any squirrels in my garden!
Another group of unwanted visitors are the rabbits, and of course, there is a new brood of these. One of the adults is as big as Mac. I watched him the other day and tried to estimate how much he weighed. The little ones are cute, but hungry little devils. The rabbits are really hard on young plants. We do have a separate fence around the vegetable garden; doesn't keep out the squirrels, but does prevent the rabbits from having a feast.
Here is something I may need. Of course, many people would like to hand me one as well.