by Lee Louise
I wanted to reach out. There have been so many natural disasters recently, with the hurricanes, and earthquakes, and volcanoes, and tsunamis around the world, that today I feel a need to touch virtual hands with my friends. I hope that you are all happy and well.
As for us, a couple of weeks ago — no, I take that back, it was just a week ago last Thursday — we received some Harvey-related weather. It rained and rained and rained some more, and the wind blew, and the tornado sirens worked overtime. The strangest thing about it all is that the tornadoes were moving northwest. Bad weather almost always means that tornadoes move toward the northeast, here where we live. The eye of Harvey passed to our south, though, and the spiraling caused this anomaly.
I have not been keeping up with my blog. About the time I stopped posting regularly, I was just so tired and wrung out that I realized that I couldn’t do everything. The doctor diagnosed a potassium deficiency. I had been to the doctor the week before, and just before the office called, I was sitting at my desk at work, and every muscle in my body was cramping and spasming. I seriously thought I was dying. The doctor’s office called, “You have a potassium defiency” and that they were phoning a prescription to my pharmacy. My husband picked it up and brought it to lunch. These pills are Humongous!!! But I took one and — I swear!! — within 10 minutes I felt better. I thought that it couldn’t be, but I was assured that it’s true, that a hefty dose of potassium will take effect in a very short time. Long story short, I cut back on my evening activities, and don’t go out more than twice in a week (Knit Night on Tuesdays, and the temple on Thursdays). And so it goes.
I guess you could say that the blog is one of the extra activities that I cut back on. But with the devastation of Harvey and now Irma, and soon Jose and Katia, I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you, wherever you are. Be safe, my friends.