New Word for Next Saturday!

Hey, I forgot to pick a new word for the next installment of Saturday Scavenger Shots. I will do that now, mm kay?

The new word will be: COOK. Have fun!

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Some Kibbles and Bits

Today is Presidents’ Day, but I have to work. We have a skeleton crew here, because students have class. Two of us had to sit at the front desk at different times, and I chose the later half of the day 1:30pm to 7pm. That wasn’t the best timing, really, because I forgot about choir. I’ll be able to attend the regular choir practice on time, though.

I’m not enthused about choir at the moment; mainly because my friend dropped out for awhile. She was the buffer zone between me and the Cackler. In the regular choir it’s okay because there are more sopranos, but in chamber choir, there are just a few of us.

I had a doctor’s appointment recently. I didn’t expect to see the doctor, because he was about to go on vacation. However, I did need a refill on my medicine and I needed a blood test to make sure I’m at the right dosage. So I made an appointment to go during my lunch break. Once I found out I’d be able to see him, I figured I’d tell him about my left foot. For a few months now it has been bothering me when I walk, especially in the heel and one side of my foot.

Anyway, I waited for the doctor…and waited. I think I waited there for a good (or bad) 45 minutes. Meanwhile, I’m getting more and more nervous that I’d be late back to work, even though I told them I might be late. I was also a tad hungover because I had lots of wine the night before. Not a good idea. Anyway, my blood pressure was tested twice; once with the nurse before he came in and once by the doctor.

I confessed to him that I drink a lot, and that was very difficult for me to confess. I felt terrible, like I was turning myself in or something! He told me to cut back on the booze and to also stick to a low sodium diet; under 2,000mg a day. That’s not usually a problem for me, as I don’t use too much salt.

He examined my foot, too, and said that I have plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the thick tissue under the foot. He said I could take Motrin for the pain and then gave me a pamphlet about foot stretches and exercises.

That’s the scoop right now. How are you doing?

“Oh, but the fire went wild…”

Happy Saturday! I chose the word “fire” for today’s edition of “Saturday Scavenger Shots”. Let’s get to it!

I walked past the Firefighter’s Monument during my walkathon last summer. It was the first time I had ever seen this particular monument and I had to take a photo of it.

Rewind a few years ago, and this was the fire my brother started in their fire pit so that we could roast marshmallows! The fire looks purple here.

Autumns in Ohio create some of the prettiest foliage. Sometimes the trees look like they’re on fire.

There’s my contribution to this week’s word! Now we turn to Laura for next week’s word!

“Green, Green, It’s Green They Say, on the Far Side of the Hill..”

Oh Friday, you’re here at last. You don’t know how much I’ve missed your presence. It is time for the “Friday5” questions!

1. What’s your favorite green article of clothing?
I like my green raincoat and sweater and I also have a green wig that I use for fun!

2. What could you do with a little bit of extra spending green this weekend?
Well, I don’t intend to shop this weekend, but I guess if I had a little extra green, I’d go to the craft store. I haven’t been there in awhile.

3. In what way are you conservative of natural resources?
To save water, I turn the faucet off while I brush my teeth, and I take shorter (but effective) showers.

4. When did you last shoot some pool?
Ten thousand years ago, give or take.

5. Of whom are you envious lately?
Women with long, sexy, manageable hair. I regret cutting my hair so short this time around, and I’m getting impatient for it to grow back.

I Ran But Couldn’t Hide

I’ve got the cold that has been making its rounds around the office. I avoided getting sick last year, so I guess it was due time. I took yesterday off and it felt good. I didn’t get much sleep the night before, so yesterday after I made my bed, I conked out on one of my new, fluffy pillows and passed out for about a half hour.

Later on, I felt like making some popcorn, even though my tastebuds were shot, and watched “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. Then while that was on I got the urge to clean my bathroom. Once the movie and the cleaning frenzy ended, I made myself a cup of tea that’s called “Bedtime”, took a cold pill and went to bed. I don’t remember hitting the pillow.

Now I’m back at work with a Marge Simpsonish voice and an annoying sniffle. Feels pretty good to be back, though, even if I only took a day to recuperate.