Happy Tuesday ~ 234
This blog, over the last four years and one thousand plus posts has been good therapy for me. It allows me to share the images that I love (be they technically good or not) and to ramble about things that are important to me or just fall out of my head. You have been kind enough to read my blog on a more or less regular basis and for that I am both humbled and honored.
So I see no reason not to share my latest challenge with you as I have gotten many emails and comments about my health of late. Friday morning I learned that I have type 2 diabetes. Over the years I’ve been pre-diabetic more than a few times and I would go on a diet, exercise, lose weight, and get it under control again.
Well this time I ignored the warning signs and it finally caught up to me. I’ve done a lot of reading about it over the last few days. It’s a nasty disease with many dangerous consequences if not managed properly. The good news is that it can be managed and so I will. Now begins a new chapter in my life. Practically everything I like to eat is off-limits and all the things I’ve turned my nose up to over the years are now going to be my staple food source. 😦
I wrote Monday’s blog on Sunday evening when I felt better than I had the entire day. It’s always better if I can write the blog at the end of the day as opposed to trying to get one done before leaving for work. So yes (in full disclosure) I am writing this blog Monday night for a Tuesday post. I started the medication Sunday morning and it has some wicked side effects. I couldn’t go to work Monday as I was foggy and very weak. After a good lunch and a very healthy dinner I’m optimistic that I can make it to work Tuesday. That’s the goal. I want to say again, thank you all for your wonderful comments and get wells. It means a lot.
Now about today’s images. We have this little squirrel who lives in one of the trees, at the back of our yard. We rarely saw him that is until we set up the bird line and now he is a regular guest. Usually if I’m sitting on the patio he will come no closer than the ground beneath the bird feeders where he makes a pretty good haul.
So I was surprised to see him come up on the patio, stand below the bird bath, and make the vertical leap to the top of the bath. He drank a lot of water while I shot away with my camera. Then in the wink of an eye he was gone. He notice the new oriole feeder installed just today. He’ll be in it before too long so I’m going to have to figure out something else for it perhaps a different location.
That’s all for tonight / today. See it gets confusing. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.