Thunderstorms, Irony, and Yea For The Diet

Hello Gentle Readers,
Time has almost run away from me and nearly forgotten to write in my blog. The sad part is I have so very little to say lately. The beautiful cool days of Spring have already slid into the hot days of Summer. This Summer will not be the temperature sweltering days of most Summers. Please enjoy this tempestuous and swirling weather while we have it. Yes, this is poetic wording because my house has not had a tree fall on it or lightening strike our yard.

I love the horrid irony of the oil leak in the gulf off of Louisiana. All that oil spewing out and they still can’t stop pointing fingers long enough to fix it. If the appropriate valve had been used in the first place this ecological disaster would not be happening. Now folks are jumping up and down about not drilling in coastal areas when it could be safe and effective if done safely and with foresight not money grubbing. Whole towns in coal areas are burning and melting because of underground fires yet few people say we should stop mining coal because the mining is dangerous to the environment. Sure coal burning is an awful mess but I doubt all the animals and trees appreciate having their world burning under their roots and paws.

Thinking of coal, I remember the advertisements for Blue Coal from the old Shadow radio program. “No one knows what the Shadow knows” Such strange and sentimental comfort from old radio broadcasts. Dark heroes are always a winner and girls love the bad boys. (As long as they aren’t creeps.) Lamont Cranston was tops.

I don’t often sing the praises of a diet because exercise and proper eating is really the way to go. With my fibromyalgia I don’t get a lot of exercise. I started the diet Eat Right for your Type and then went to the Geno Type Diet. I have now been under 155 pounds for over three months. I have gastric and erosive problems up to my tonsils and now my stomach barely hurts any more. My stomach is flatter and I am getting a more exaggerated hour glass figure back! I have started being able to use resistance bands at night and walked three flights of stairs the other day. (Yes, with FM walking just one or two flights of stairs can make your legs burn and the pain screaming.) I do miss eating pork and doughnuts but if stomach cramps are any indicator I will be whiffing them under my nose from now on.

Free Cycle won for me again. God bless the elderly woman who must have passed away but man did I clean up in beads and craft supplies. I have always gotten good stuff from Free Cycle and never junk. Well, not quite accurate, some junk but that goes to the Good Will. I shop at Good Wills so I have very little guilt about dropping off items I don’t want.
The next exhibit at work is Glow: Living Lights. I can’t wait for it to come as it is all about animals and creatures that use bio-luminescence. My boss also said that I could have a small section in the learning lab about glow in the dark minerals. I don’t collect them much myself but they are part of the natural world and helps go to prove that the natural world around us is uniquely wondrous.

I must admit that today is Rely On Spell Check Day. Thank goodness for that little red line that warns me of oopsies. Except for the word oopsies which is not biopsies no matter what spell check says.

For now there is another string of storms coming and I need to sign off of the computer.

Be well

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