June 24, 2015
Good morning. Today is just a gorgeous summer day, sunny with temps in the mid 80's, and a fabulous soft breeze. Yesterday however, was a cliff hanger. The sun came through the clouds every now and then, and we all waited for the storms to come.
We were, however, very lucky. The wind and rains that came were like a really bad hurricane, but they did not come to us. The storms hit above us, to the west of us, and south of us. Trees were toppled, and whole communities were left without power.
Luckily, the tornadoes did not happen. We were ready. Everyone was told to keep their windows closed, and to go down into the basement as soon as the sky started getting dark. I told them all to put any necessary medicines into a bag to take with them. Not to worry, our fur babies would be the first things we would grab up to take with us.
Today, the first state (in Massachusetts) approved marijuana store will open. Mind you, this is supposed to be "medical marijuana". However, I think most everyone in the state who smokes this weed already has their prescription from their doctors so that they can buy it. Isn't this amazing? Before this, only a small percent of our state's population either had a terminal illness or was in dire pain. Now it appears that most of the state's population falls into one of these two categories. (Not me, I don't smoke weed.)
Yesterday, I called Pogo's doctor to find out what the correct dosage of children's Benedryl would be to give him. She told me to give him one half teaspoon (for six pounds). However, that was more than a dropper full, so I only gave him the dropper full - a little more than 1/4 teaspoon. Here is a chart that I downloaded from the web in case anyone needs this.
I also squeezed the liquid from several Vitamin E gel tabs into a spoon, and then rubbed this on all the spots that Pogo had been scratching. Boy oh boy, this was a messy proposition! All of this seemed to help, so today I'll give him another medicated bath, and later another Vitamin E treatment.
Another image that I borrowed from the web to share has some very good information why we all should be drinking lots of water. Do check on Google to see if your bottled water is on the list of bad water. The brand that was named most was Acadia. But there are several other brands on the list. Drinking this water can make you very sick. If you have one of these brands, return them to the store and get a different brand of water. I only buy Poland Springs spring water for myself and Pogo.
A couple nights ago, I started working on the Country Blue afghan. This way, I can go back and forth working on the last two afghans. After working on so many lapghans, these regular size afghans seem wicked huge.
Well, that's all my news for this morning. I want to give DIL Janet a call soon. She's been sick in bed for the past couple of days. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.