Monday, August 04, 2014
I should be down in my studio glazing and getting the kiln ready to fire tomorrow morning but I am just pooped out. I feel okay in the mornings but by about 6:00 pm I am just worn slap out. That's an old southern saying for those of ya'll not familiar; "slap out". Why, there's even a town in Alabama called SlapOut. I think it's down below Birmingham or some such.
Anyway, I have an appointment Wednesday with a new cardiologist so we'll see what he has to say. The one I used to see retired a couple years ago and I just put off finding a new one. In some ways I feel better but the fatigue is just overwhelming at times.
I think the peas have done about all they are going to do this year and I picked and shelled until I had a enough to finally can and it be worth the trouble. I still only got 5 pints but we may buy some from a local farmer, if they still have any, so I can put up a few more pints. The girls helped me shell peas too. Well, I throw them the dried up ones and they can easily crack those open to eat the peas. It's funny, the Ameracaunas, the Hamps and the Partridge Rocks just love the peas and know how to shell them. The rest of the girls are just like, meh....even if I shell them for them they are just not too crazy about peas. They all love the oats though and every day I'll throw them a handful of the oat sheaves. They go through them and pick out the oats. It's kinda like the peas; it gives them something to pick through and work on with a reward at the end.
Couldn't resist getting a shot of Missy's bloomers while they were all working over some culled tomatoes. Missy is always so prim and neat. She keeps herself very clean.
I've been making a list and trying to think of some interesting things to write about here but when it comes time to post I just lose interest. I think it is just complete lack of energy. Still having the foggy-headedness and such. Posting in the morning might help but I feel like I need to use my energy then, because it's so precious, to do things around here, rather than just write a blog post, which does not pay me. I guess that's kinda blunt and callous but that's the way it goes right now. I know I've said it before but I appreciate ya'll who still come here to read. I guess I've been kinda sad and maybe even a little hurt at how many have dropped me since I became sick and the blog changing slightly because of that. But, from what I've been told by others who have gone through, or still deal with, long or unexplained illnesses, it's pretty common for folks to wander off and leave in real life too. Funny how that is. Even in my family, my Mom is the only one that ever asks how I'm doing or anything. Of course, over the last 20 years I've come to realize just how dysfunctional my family is, but it's still kinda sad. I know some of you also have health problems so you know what I mean.
At any rate, I'm doing the best I can at the moment and I'm working on getting better. I will get back to building eventually. I have to.