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I am very tired today, so this blog hasn't been cleaned up. Please ignore any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. That said, here she is:
The past few days it has been incredibly hot. As you already know from my last blog, we don’t have air conditioning so I’m short on sleep (it’s gotten too hot to sleep before at least midnight) and haven’t been getting any exercise (it’s even really warm in the early AM when I get up). The heat and humidity just get to me. It’s as simple as that.
Because of the heat I don’t want to cook (if you can believe that). Nothing sounds good to eat. The only thing I want to do is sit in the shade and read a good book or vegetate. The heat is supposed to be lower on Thursday. I hope the prediction is correct.
I was talking to my husband this afternoon about how much I felt like I was getting my energy back just from the short time I was sitting in the air conditioning in our car...then we got to where we were going and I had to get out...into the heat...again...yuck...but it is summer.
Today, I found a website that sells the Cherokee Purple variety of tomato that I like so much. I wish I would have known about them back when it was Spring. At least I know where to get them for next year.
My mother’s yard has been invaded by at least one mole. If it wasn’t for the fact that moles are generally solitary, I’d guess it’s more than one. She doesn’t want to use any types of toxic chemicals on it/them so she’s going to try some straight peppermint oil on cotton balls stuck in the tunnels. If that doesn’t do the job, sprinkling a mixture of dried powdered fox and bobcat urine in some of what look like the main tunnels is plan B.
What’s that last paragraph got to do with the BTD? Nothing directly, it's just that the more we refrain from using noxious chemicals unless we absolutely have to the better off we’ll all be. Humans, critters, and the area that we live in.
I found some nice chai scented votives at the grocery this weekend. They were on sale so I got one to try. Chai is spiced black tea that is mixed with milk. It’s traditional in India. Garam chai is hot spiced black tea with milk. These particular candles are heavy on cardamom and cloves. I find it relaxing. They were expensive, even on sale, but their scent is exceptional and they are made with essential oils rather than synthetic blends so I didn’t get a migraine or start sneezing my head off. If you would like to check them out for yourself, their web address is: www.aromanaturals.com<br />
While I’m on the subject of the senses, I was taste tested (not sure if that’s really what it’s called) recently and it turns out that I am a super-taster. I am begining to wonder if I am also a super sniffer. Regardless of whether or not I am, the longer I behave myself and eat correctly, the better I get at detecting aromas.
I’m not too sure how much longer I will continue to be a blogger. Apparently, Dr. D has quite a few people who would like to blog. I haven’t been very consistent at it and so if there are people who would like to give it a try perhaps I should step aside and let one of them have my spot? If that does happen, I would not be leaving the BTD way of life and I would continue to be on the bulletin boards side of this site. We shall see.
Our vacation time is now less than a month away! :-)
I guess that’s about it for this blog, it’s just been too hot for much else.