October 7, 2014
Good morning. It's not quite 6:30, but since I've been up a good part of the night, I thought I would type my post now in case I fall asleep in a while. I must say, this has been a great night weather-wise. The temperature stayed around 54F degrees all through the night, and the weather man is promising us a couple of really nice days with temps in the low 70's. Woo Hoo!!
I've written about the "meds in the news" lately, but only because it is a serious problem. Those who are abusing the drugs are making it very difficult for those of us who do not abuse them. And of course, the government and the insurance companies' answers to the problem is to take the drugs away from everyone.
I've had meds taken away and exchanged for something that did nothing for me, and finally my doctor would have to write an appeal to get my meds back. One of the more serious instances was when the insurance company took away my Advair without any explanation, and replaced it with Symbicort. It took a whole year of me not feeling very good and my breathing getting worse, and a written appeal from my doctor to finally get my Advair back.
If you listen carefully to the Symbicort ads on TV, you will hear how this drug is not good for people with asthma. It can cause severe problems which could lead to death. Well how about that!! I guess it just shows me how much the government and the insurance companies value my life. The insurance company already knew that I had asthma when they took away my Advair.
So, I guess the bottom line is that if any of your meds are stopped or exchanged for others, speak up and find out why. If necessary, have your doctor write appeals to the insurance company. It's not fair that we should be punished or even worse have our lives put at risk because of the jerks who abuse drugs.
On a brighter note, we are expecting a "Blood Moon" early tomorrow morning. If you live on the West Coast, you can expect to get a glimpse of this moon around 3:25 a.m. For those of use on the East Coast, the moon should be visible around 6:25 a.m. It will only be visible for about an hour, and you may even see some blue in the moon's glow. Hopefully, the skies will be clear and we will all be able to see this rare sight. Here's an image from the web with information about the Blood Moon Rising. Good luck everybody!
I spent a couple of hours yesterday trying to photograph the new afghan. For some reason, there are some colors that just will not photograph correctly. I spent most of the time trying to adjust the colors to get them as close to real as I could.
I finally put together a color swatch from the web and an image of a skein of the yarn I'm using. The colors shown are as close as I can get. The colors I'm using are "Glowworm" (green) and "Banana Berry." What do you think? Aren't they just yummy together?
And, here's a photo of the afghan, along with a strip of the lavender afghan. It's only a strip because I decided to start over using just one strand of yarn instead of two. The yellow in the Banana Berry is looking a bit orangey, but it is really yellow.
Yesterday, Pogo ate all of his lunch and appeared to be a bit perkier. For supper, I did what every good mommy would do and I cooked him a steak. Of course, I cooked one for me too. Pogo ate half of his supper and I put the rest in the fridge until around 10:30 p.m. when he came looking for his bedtime snack.
I don't know why my little guy likes to save half of his food to eat late at night. It may have something to do with the way he was fed during his first six and a half years. I don't leave the food on the floor though. I wrap whatever he leaves on his plate and put it in the fridge until he is ready to eat it.
He's been feeling pretty good until just a little while ago when I gave him some doggie food for breakfast. After eating just half of it, he up-chucked. Now I'm confused. Is the doggie food making Pogo sick? Oh dear, perhaps I'll hold off giving him any more of it for a while.
He's napping now, all wrapped up in a clean blanket. Pretty soon, I'll put his other blankets in the wash and get them clean again. Now I think I'll treat myself to another cup of coffee. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.