One of my readers assumed there was something wrong with me because I hadn't posted an entry for awhile. Actually, we haven't had anything major to deal with lately. I have been having a terrible time going to sleep for the past three months or so, and believe me, that takes the steam out of me. For years I slept six hours most nights, and I get along fine on that. Lately, I've only gotten three or four hours. It makes me grumpy, and I don't care whether I do a blog entry or not. Once in awhile, maybe twice a week, I take an over-the-counter sleep aid, and that usually helps... but those pills also make me groggy, so I still don't care about doing much. As far as health problems, we haven't had any new ones. Our doctor doubled my blood pressure pill, and it looks like that is starting work as it should.
I'm still trying to find out what I can eat that won't hurt my stomach and esophagus. Most days are pain-free for me now, and when reflux pops up at night, I try to think back and remember what I had for my last meal of the day before. I do know I have to take my time eating; if I don't eat slowly, that food takes forever to go down to my stomach.
Every day for the past week it has rained; most days we only get a sprinkle, but the skies are constantly dark and dreary, and I don't do well with that kind of weather when it refuses to go away. We received three and a half inches of rain this week, and I'm happy for that. Cliff said he heard on the news that Kansas City is about to break their record for having the largest number of consecutive rainy days.
I am excited about one thing right now: tomorrow we get faster Internet that comes to our house through the air! Bye-bye, Centurylink and Directv. We will be streaming our television shows from now on, and watching local channels on the antenna. All the local folks who have Nexus say it is wonderful. Maybe now I won't have to take a nap while I'm downloading pictures to my blog. We will be using the lowest-priced deal they offer, at least to begin with. Their lowest speed is five times faster than Centurylink has ever been. We won't be penalized if we decide we don't want it.
We went to Aldi's today, and also stopped by Price Chopper because they had a deal on cauliflower and broccoli. Price Chopper is an expensive store, but their fruits and vegetables are the best quality around. Most folks in the stores didn't wear masks today, but I wore mine. Just guessing, I'd say 1/4 of the shoppers wore masks.
So, my worried Arkansas friend, worry no more.