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Today I received the last of the prolotherapy injection series. I was really apprehensive as last week’s injections were almost painful and I’m a big wimp. Today’s injections were more ‘normal’ and really didn’t bother me. Hopefully this will be the end, but most people need ‘maintenance’ injections to keep everything in good working order. My ND said some come in monthly and some every six months or so. I’m to determine my pain level in two days and based on a scale of 1-10 I’m to come in when the pain increases two points. Waiting too long could require redoing the entire series. It is working!!!
I’m sporting a misshapen face today. A tooth has abscessed and needs some attention. Guess I’ll give the dentist a call tomorrow. I have a horrid gagging reflex that begins whenever any foreign object (especially dental related) gets near the rear sides of my wide-open mouth. I can get a roomful of people to turn pale. This oughtta be a fun week. Yuck!
We’ve been experiencing some beautiful days and fantastic sunsets. A couple nights ago as I was heading to bed shortly after midnight, I glanced outside and the clouds just above the horizon were ablaze with color. It was spectacular! It is 10:38 now and the sun is shining through my front (north) windows and into my eyes. My birds are singing and enjoying being covered by sunlight! Tonight’s sunset will be at 11:36 and sunrise tomorrow will be at 4:35 am. Today’s daylight will be 19 hours 1 minute 54 seconds! Next week daylight will begin to diminish.
Last night I went into town shortly after 10:30 pm and was delayed by the construction crews working on our new bridge and soon-to-be upgraded road. Constructions crews work all night during the summer taking off just a couple hours when it gets almost dark. They get a lot done when the traffic and other busyness subsides.
The summer solstice activities are scheduled for this weekend even though it isn’t until the 21st. I’ll be having a booth at an arts and music festival on Saturday. It’s an outdoor event and we’re not to take down our booths until 11 pm. That’s going to be a long day. Fairbanks will have their midnight sun baseball games and other activities this weekend.
Our tulips are beginning to loose their petals, the lilac bush is showing buds, and the wild roses are beginning to bloom profusely. Other wildflowers are also beginning to bloom. I just went to get my nighttime tea and looked outside. Our true blue poppies are almost ready to open. I wish I knew enough about digital photography and computers to take a photo and enable you to see them. They were developed about 60 miles north of Anchorage and are large, bright blue, and oftentimes there are more than one to a plant!
Momma moose and their ‘temporarily red’ newborn babies can be seen once in a while. A momma ran across the highway in front of me a few days ago. I stopped for her and waited before proceeding as I expected wobbly babies to follow. Only after I began moving did I see them still in the woods. Momma either came back to them or called for them to cross the highway. Fortunately, most people are on the lookout for these animals and give them plenty of opportunity to cross the road. Moose and caribou are notorious for just darting into the road totally unaware of cars and associated dangers.
Food… Yes, that is why we’re here, isn’t it? Tonight’s dinner was prepared by my husband. He baked halibut steaks from a halibut he caught last fall, and prepared a good mixture of vegetables. Good eating and enjoyed by all.
Salmon season will open tomorrow for kings, but my husband usually waits to fish for the reds. Reds have lots more flavor than the others. I really enjoyed the big king he brought home last summer. The taste was very mellow. Till next time…