I wasn't quite feeling up to par the last couple of days; my acid stomach came back to haunt me. It was my own fault: I'm on Omeprazole full time, have been for a few years. Every once in awhile I try to wean myself off it because of the side effects, which include difficult, burning, or painful urination (I have a history of UTI's); stomach problems (really? I'm taking it for my stomach acid!); lupus; and a myriad of other problems. I'd not taken one for a week, and the burning tummy was back with a vengeance. I took two, waited the necessary 20 minutes and ate like I'm supposed to... just some soda crackers... and spent a miserable day. Yesterday I took one capsule and felt a lot better. Today I only took only one and I am back feeling pretty good. I won't skip any days for at least a week. They had me on 2 a day for a long time, and I'm just happy to be able to get by with only one.
A new visitor to my blog named Jim left a comment here about an old blog entry of mine; that comment is the very reason why I allow people like him to comment; many bloggers won't take that chance. I rarely get spam in my comments, but I delete them as soon as I find them when I do. It's worth leaving things open to all comers. Here's the entry his Google search landed him on. He left a link to a youtube video that had me smiling the whole time I listened to it. I'm a fan of Arlo and Pete Seeger anyway, but this was just what I needed this morning.