The Squatter

My search for ways to relieve my reflux and stifle my cough as much as possible is ongoing. I’d noticed it got worse if I bent over and, sure enough, I found a site that said not to bend at the waist after eating. So…I’ve been trying to comply. Getting the box of detergent off the floor so I could do laundry was a little daunting. In spite of my best efforts, I started coughing. That’s when I incorporated another trick—I drank some water that had a teaspoon or so of ACV in it.

My inhalers came today. The little bottle of Breathe was just about gone and I emptied the rest of it onto the inhaler wick along with some Eucalyptus and Frankincense. I finally talked my friend into letting me pay for some of these oils and she said okay. $20. Not nearly enough, I know, but I PayPal’ed it to her.

Besides laundry, I’ve worked on lessons. When I told the editor about having to redo so much, she said she’d try to take care of the incorrect formatting in the style sheet. That would be wonderful if she can.

I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep tonight. The diffuser has been distracting so I didn’t run it last night. I still had a hard time coping with the wedge. I’m just not meant to sleep on a slope. I shudder to think what it would be like if I slept in a regular bed with blocks under the head. I’d probably end up in a heap at the foot.


The heater is going in my sleeping quarters. The temperature outside isn’t nearly as cold as it was. Last night, it was well below freezing. Right now, it’s 45 degrees. Today was sunny which was nice. Lately, so many days have been dark and gloomy. I’m ready for spring. All who agree say, “AYE!!”

2 Responses to The Squatter

  1. Lila December 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Hope you sleep surprisingly well tonight. Thanks for the “breath of spring” picture – something to look forward to.

    • Tommie December 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      I can hope. And I needed something cheerful and bright. Outside is brown. The weeds are green but there are no flowers.

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