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The Verdict.

Yesterday was my doctor appointment. This new doctor is an internist, but he does general practice medicine. I chose him particularly hoping he would be thorough since he isn’t just a regular old general practitioner. My mother in law was going to watch the kids for me during the appointment, but she was sick. That meant I had to take the kids with me. So fun, that was. The girls were ok, but Henry was…not. He just wanted to run everywhere...

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I’m certain now.

Ok, one more entry with microscopic poop pictures ahead. Run for the hills if you don’t think this is super fascinating. (And also a bit horrifying that these creatures are INSIDE OF ME.) Check this out. Here is a picture of giardia under a low power microscope, snagged the picture from Google images. The giardia are tear drop shaped. Here, in the white circle, is a picture from my own dear intestines. (Full size) There’s no mistaking that, is there? I...

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Took a Peek.

Today Rosie has the cold, and Henry is grumpy, Ada is grumpy, and I can’t stop pooping. Fun times! I made a doctor appointment for 10:15 Monday morning. I can’t wait to talk to him. Unfortunately I still have to poop my way through the weekend before we get to Monday. Ugh. I was laying in bed with Henry when I had a sudden thought. What if I looked at my own poop under the microscope? At first I thought it...

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Beaver Fever.

I have been felled by The Cold. Fortunately it’s not horrible, just annoying. I’m crediting the use of the essential oils for that. I’m extra tired and kind of congested, but it’s not like some colds I’ve had in the past where I’m drowning in mucus. May it pass soon without secondary infection! Warning! Below I will talk about my severely handicapped intestines with mention of poopy things. If you don’t want to know about my poop, don’t keep reading. And don’t say I...

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The 102 Year Old Love Letter.

Last night Rosie was running down the stairs on her way to grab a bottle of water before getting in bed. She came back a few minutes later very upset. She was scared I would be mad because on her way down the stairs she tapped the decorative wooden ball on the top of a stair railing post…and the thing fell off with a crash. The circular thing on top was what she knocked off. They’re nailed on, but since they’re...

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Trash Eaters.

That time when you clean out your fridge, only to find the next morning that someone has carefully untied your trash bags and taken all of the old food out of your trash… Yeah. That just happened here. I feel sad. I know it wasn’t an animal because it was neatly done, and some entire things were gone, like the box of old BBQ. We live in small town Kentucky, you don’t really see homeless people here. There’s a homeless shelter...

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FTZ Violator!

Yesterday Tyler had to work late unexpectedly. He called me and asked if I would bring him and his partner some food. They had to re-do a project board for upper management. That sounds like fun… The Toyota factory is huge. I mean really, really huge. It’s like a self sufficient compound. They have a day care, a large gym, a pharmacy, a general store, gardens that grow produce for the cafeteria, and a train station. They even compost all compostable...

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Stayin’ Alive.

I survived getting my tooth pulled. It wasn’t bad at all compared to the impacted wisdom tooth and the other regular wisdom teeth. I was nervous when I got to the oral surgeon’s office, but thanks to my friend Zoloft I could totally avoid panic. Just mildly concerned. My insurance didn’t cover any anesthesia. Thanks a lot Delta Dental! I opted for the gas, which cost $71 extra, because I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from the whole experience after the wisdom...

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Poop.

Something has caused my IBS to flare up again. I have been in “remission” for months and I was hoping it would never come back. I have no idea what set it off. My lower intestines burn like the fires of hell, I have horrible gas, and then tons of loose poop over and over for hours. It’s miserable. I know it’s IBS and not a virus because it’s the same old thing I’ve gotten repeatedly in the past from IBS....