I woke in the night to the sound and fury of a rip-roarin’ thunderstorm. Earlier, it couldn’t decide what to do. The sky would cloud up and a few drops of rain would fall and then it would clear with the sun shining. I figured it would do what it wanted to do whether I worried about it or not so I prayed for safety, went to bed, and off to sleep. After it woke me in the night, I turned over and went back to the Land of Nod.
I was up a few minutes after 6 and did my vision therapy. My left eye was almost as good as my right today. I got an e-mail from my sister about getting her eyes checked at a free screening type thing and she came in at 20/25. I have no idea what mine are now.
28 ozzies grapefruit juice
40 ozzies banana/raspberry/red leaf lettuce smoothie
A good juicy pear
32 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie
3 baby bananas
A young coconut (I froze some of the meat that was more mature than I like)
Half a small watermelon
A large salad with tomato/mango dressing (the dressing was SO GOOD!)
When I got to work, I heard stories about the bad weather that had hit the valley yesterday afternoon. One of the girls told me about her husband calling her several times on the way home. He was telling her that the sky was looking funny and the wind was picking up. He saw the clouds come together and start spinning, then the funnel formed, and it became a tornado on touch-down. Fortunately, it was short-lived and probably a mile and a half away from where he was. Then it started hailing golf ball size hail. He told her if she’d been on the phone with him during the onslaught, he wouldn’t have been able to hear her. I know she was relieved to see him walk in the door. When she was quite young, she and her mother had a close encounter with a tornado. They were in their car when they were picked up by one and then set down safely. It was enough to make her a believer in the power of the weather. Their daughter is just as happy to be an innocent bystander and let her parents have the distinction of personal knowledge of tornadoes. Me, too.
The aftermath of all this has been lots of wind and cold temperatures. For the first time in many days, I had to turn on the heat when I got home. Needless to say, I didn’t walk today.
This was Day 3 of Patient Access Week and I picked up a tray of sandwiches at Subway. One of the ladies from another office brought in some candy she’d made last night and said it was in honor of PAW. Not that it really was, but it was nice of her to include my staff in her offering. She said she wasn’t going to ask me if I wanted some because she didn’t intend to be the one to make me fall off the wagon. I have news for her–if I haven’t fallen off in more than 21 months, some chocolate-peanut butter candy isn’t going to do it.
I ate my mango with one of the nurses who loves them about as much as I do. She had a few bites. She’s always concerned about my health and she asked how I’m doing. I told her fine, that I feel good. She wanted to know about my energy level. I don’t know why people can’t get it. Why they think I’d have less energy and feel less well eating food that has more nutrition than what they are eating is beyond me. Maybe the theory is that my body will burn out sooner because I do have more energy and I do feel good. She asked me how long I plan to eat this way. I told her I have no plans to eat any other way than raw food. Why should I? She laughed and said someday I’ll want something so badly that I’ll just have to have it and that will be the end of it. I think that would have already happened if it were a possibility.
A hard freeze is predicted for tonight. I’ve closed the windows except for the one in the utility room and I put a chair in front of the window in the dining room for my basil plant. Even though hen and chickens is supposed to be hardy, I brought it inside. This weekend, it’s supposed to get even colder. BRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
My head’s still a little sore. I haven’t had any double vision or anything. Maybe the lick on the head made my left eye better. It hit on the right side…
Well, folks, that’s about it for my day. It’s time to call it and go get ready for bed. I’ve already put in an appearance on the forum that will have to suffice.