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Dry [Jan. 5th, 2015|11:00 pm]
It's a good thing I'm going to the chiropractor tomorrow. I've had a low-grade headache for several days and it's interfering with everything I do. I'm not sure a neck adjustment is going to fix it, but there's a good chance it will. Even with the headache I managed to uncover the back lawn and get the leaves into a wheelie bin for pickup tomorrow. The mulberry leaves on the front lawn will have to wait, again. I just didn't have enough energy left to deal with them. But today's was the last raking the back lawn will need until fall. The back back yard is another story, but not an urgent one.

There was pizza for dinner tonight, and now there is the inevitable indigestion for desert. It was probably worth it, but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to feel like it was. Right now I'm having eater's remorse. But as long as I have a headache I might as well have indigestion too. With luck the indigestion will be gone tomorrow and I'll be able to remember the pizza fondly. If the headache is gone by Wednesday the rest of the week should be good. The prospect of no upcoming holidays— at least none that bring major disruption— is very pleasing.

The air was surprisingly mild today, and the next four days are expected to be milder still. Wednesday it might even be possible to open the windows for an hour or two. It's always nice to have a few mild days turn up in winter, but early January is not the time I expect them, and while I intend to enjoy them I won't do so without a bit of trepidation. What if they portend a mild winter? I might save on my gas bill but without rain and snow there will be far too little water next summer. We've already used up most of what was stored in the reservoirs, so snow is an absolute must-have this year, and for snow we need cold. A few extra days of having the windows open in winter will not compensate for having every plant in the yard die next summer.

Sitting at the computer is making my headache worse. I'm going to go lie down in a dark room for a while. I'll probably end up going to sleep too early, but if so at least that will keep me from drinking to much water. I don't know if it's the pizza or if I inhaled too much dust while raking the leaves today, or just that the air is uncommonly dry tonight, but I've downed over a quart of water in the last couple of hours. Maye I'll crack open one of my bottles of sparkling cider and see if that slakes my thirst better than the water has.

[User Picture]From: scottobear
2015-01-06 04:02 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon, bub. Go gently.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2015-01-07 01:17 am (UTC)
Thanks. I got the raking done before the adjustment, so I won't have anything strenuous to do for the next few days.
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