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Taking a Step Back
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      35 comments

Given the continued struggle experienced, I have decided to take a Spark Break. How long? I'm suspecting I will be away thru the end of 2020 ... at least. Of course, given who I am, I consider the Spark Break yet another of my exper... Read more
Any ME/CFS/CFIDS/Covid Long Haulers out there?
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      7 comments

If so, know that you are not alone. I count myself among you. In the United States alone there are an estimated 2.5 million of us (ME/CFS/CFIDS) with 90% undiagnosed. Despite being disabled by the experience, I have not lost hop... Read more
Pondering tracking a particular sleep stat
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      14 comments

For those of you that have followed me for some time, you're likely aware that I've been living with debilitating and disabling fatigue for a number of years now. This year is the worst it has been. And, despite returning thyroid function ... Read more
Sing, sing, singing away!
Monday, September 28, 2020      17 comments

I just emoticon ... Read more
Darn it! Darn it! Darn it!
Sunday, September 27, 2020      11 comments

I clicked the refresh button on the Air Now, Fire and Smoke Map and my heart sank. Tell tale signs of a fresh fire start. ... Read more
Goodness! Really?
Sunday, September 27, 2020      11 comments

Earlier this week I received a call indicating that I had won a raffle at a local coffee shop. Quite exciting! What did I win? A temperature controlled ceramic mug. ... Read more
Again out back appreciating what is.
Saturday, September 26, 2020      15 comments

For now, the air quality is good. I smell smoke. There is a lovely breeze. Temperatures are comfortable. Herbie and Cousin are out back communing with nature along with me. The white-crowned sparrow chorus has been del... Read more
Enjoying What Is ...
Friday, September 25, 2020      16 comments

... our 4th successive day of Good air quality. ... Read more
Meeting of the Minds & Another Migrant Arrives
Thursday, September 24, 2020      14 comments

The appointment with the gastroenterology doctor went well yesterday. There'd been a bit of back and forth with appointments. And, following some discussion with another gastroenterology doctor's medical assistant earlier in the week, I'... Read more
Rethinking Some Things
Wednesday, September 23, 2020      14 comments

Yesterday a friend lost her son and another friend has learned that her daughter is battling cancer once again. During one of last week's medical appointments the doctor hemmed and hawed a bit ... biopsy or no biopsy. I flat out told her, ... Read more
Another Wilson's Warbler Visit ... This time a female!
Monday, September 21, 2020      16 comments

Wilson's Warbler Female https://www.allaboutbird
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California Daily Wildfire Update
Sunday, September 20, 2020      11 comments

Was hoping to check in and see that the large wildfire complexes that had erupted 5 weeks ago would have been fully contained. Nope. Still burning. Containment close. Very close. Found a link sharing a daily update for the state overall... Read more
I've enjoyed the respite while it lasted.
Sunday, September 20, 2020      9 comments

The increasing haze and smell of smoke that's been evident all day were the tell tale signs that the air quality was deteriorating. The deterioration was actually evident to me yesterday afternoon and as soon as I stepped out back this morning,... Read more
This morning ... It's familiar voices thus far.
Sunday, September 20, 2020      12 comments

Stepped out the screen door onto the back patio to a cacophony of sound not heard in some time. The birds have been incredibly quiet following the eruption of the huge wildfire complexes that emerged with the mid-August lightening storms ru... Read more
Follow up to the recording of yesterday's appointment despite NOT GRANTING consent.
Saturday, September 19, 2020      13 comments

Well, the doctor did not call me yesterday as the medical assistant assured me she would. Thankfully, I had already sent the email and the doctor did respond to it. The reply was a very low key, don't worry type of response which has... Read more

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