October 6, 2014
Good afternoon. No apologies for not getting up early this morning. It was just too darn cold in here to come out from under the covers unless it was absolutely necessary. I was going to put the heat on last night, but some of the dwarfs said not to because it wasn't really that cold. Next time, I listen only to me!
It's a bit early to be turning the heat on but it seems to be getting cold earlier than usual. This does not make me very happy, but Mother Nature isn't asking for my opinion. Brrrr. I may have to start wearing sweatshirts now too. I don't really like wearing long sleeves, but if this cold keeps up, I will be picking up a few of these to wear.
Yesterday, I promised to take photos of the new yarn, but I got busy with other things and did not take any photos. I promise I'll do it today. Last evening, I thought about putting a few more rows on the lavender afghan but it is thick and my fingers hurt while I'm working on it. So I started a new lavender afghan, this time with only one strand of yarn. This one should be easier to work on.
Saturday morning, Pogo and I went out to do a couple of errands, and I just had to stop and take a few photos with my cell phone. Some of the trees are just beautiful. This one in particular is always a treat to look at. I'm not sure of it's name, so if anyone knows please let me know.
There was a follow up item in yesterday's newspaper to the "prescription pill addiction" problem. The headline read "Doctors prescribe fewer pills for pain." A pain advisory committee has decided that the answer to the addiction problem is to give out fewer pain pills. Do they really think that this will solve the problem?
Unfortunately, some doctors actually are responsible for "over-prescribing". It seems that in some instances, doctors have been giving out prescriptions for as many as 40 to 90 pain pills for a seven day period. Excuse me? Who needs that many pills? Another problem is the type and strength of the narcotics being prescribed. Some folks are being prescribed heavy duty pain killers for problems that require a much lighter medication.
I guess the bottom line here is that doctors do need to think before they prescribe. However, a lot of us folks do not abuse the drugs that we need to use. Hopefully, we are not the folks who will have their prescriptions cut back. Time will tell.
Now I really must get busy here. It's getting late and I need to make some lunch for my little guy. He hasn't been feeling so good these past couple of days, nor has be been eating very much. Hopefully, I can find something tasty that will tempt him to eat. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.