Goode morning. The sun is shining and it is 60F degrees. Later, temps will rise to the mid seventies. Perfect! Yesterday was nice, and late in the day we saw some rain. Autumn is starting out rather nicely.
Well, so far today I'm feeling fairly good. Only about 80%, but so much better than the past week. I told you I had a theory, so today I'll tell you what it is. Lack of salt. Simple, huh? Trying to put together low salt meals while making sure that minimum requirements are met is not as easy as it sounds.
Cutting out the salt is easy enough, getting the minimum is not. Add to that the fact that meals are no longer very interesting and you start to skip meals. There are a lot of "healthy" foods that I do not like to eat, so making meals interesting isn't always much fun. But I did manage to cut out the salt. And the lack of salt managed to "cut out" me.
Wednesday afternoon, I picked up the phone and ordered Chinese take out for Pogo and me. When it came, we both pigged out and enjoyed ourselves. By six o'clock that evening, I was feeling so much better! Yup, I needed a huge infusion of salt! By the way, Pogo was feeling rather perky too!
This is important, because if I'm right about this, my diet can begin to look a bit more normal. I can have better tasting meals and enjoy them. I do still have to keep track of my salt intake. I can only have treats such as Chinese take out once a month. But at least I have that to look forward to.
Today I have another "blast from the past" to share. One of the finer moments of my life was not only being able to finally go to college, but to get a Masters Degree. I was a grandma at the time, but it was still a really sweet feeling being able to do this. Here, I put my new diploma together with a photo of me accepting it. (Last name was different then because of a previous marriage.)
It doesn't seem like it, but all this happened thirty nine years ago. Really! And to make matters worse, part way into these studies, I fell and broke my ankle. Now I had a heavy cast up to my knee, and had to go up and down stairs for my classes on my behind. Yup! A friend carried my books while I scooted up and down the stairs on my tushy. No elevators back then. But this was something that I really wanted, and I made it.
Here's another blast from the past that I found on the web and borrowed to share with you.
On a serious note folks, it is Flu Season. Don't forget to get your new flu shot. Don't wait till you get sick or the supply of vaccine runs out. Do it now and stay healthy. My next trip out to WalMart, I will get my shot. I'll call them later today to make sure they have the vaccine. Here is a chart (borrowed from the web) that shows some foods to eat if you do get the flu.
Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading. After that, there are some dishes waiting in the sink that need washing. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.