I remember reading an article about people in India seeing the Himalayas for the first time in 30 years because of lockdown and reduced traffic/pollution. Now, sadly levels are back up and a lot of places are still locked down. Sad. I suppose it’ll get worse than it was before as covid ends.
I went back on my diet Monday. No bread, no sugar. I guess it was 2016 or 17, I hit 199 pounds. I couldn’t let myself go to fatness of 200 pounds or more, so I gave up sugar and bread. I went down to around 170, less than in high school.
After that, I ended my dietary restrictions, but less sugar and bread than before. But, over the past year or so, the weekly weighings show an unpleasant trend.
Last Monday was 188 pounds, so it’s back to the diet.
Happy first day of summer! The longest day in the north, Shortest day in the south. First day of winter in tge southern hemisphere.
It starts at 5:34 Cayman time today
I like it better the two days the sun passes directly overhead in Cayman. It only happens in the tropics.
I got up this morning, walked to the sea and swam a little, walked home and showered, dressed, etc etc etc. Now I’m ready to go to work. Well, not ready, but I’m still going. My back still hurts when I bend over. Fon’t know what’s up, never hurt for this long before.
Well, have a good day, a good week and a good SUMMER!
My back has been hurting real bad lately. It was hurting when I put the steel around the bottom of our fence last week, but then it seemed to go away. Then, it came back. This morning I sneezed and it almost knocked me down. I could barely get my pants on. I can bend backwards but not forwards, and in the mirror, it looks like the curve of my spine is gone. From the top of my back to my butt is a straight line, no curve above the butt.
Yow! It happens occoasionally, but this time is really bad.
In the Navy, I was running down the passageway on he ship (drunk) and tripped on the bottom of a waterproof door frame. I went flying through the air, landed on my chest and slid on the tiles all the way to the next waterproof door. The next morning I could barely get out of bed. Once when I was a kid, I jumped from the roof of a truck down to the bed, where my feet slipped out from under me and I landed perfectly on the end of my spine-bone. That was the greatest pain I ever felt in my life. Once I was cleaning out under the coffee table, sitting cross-legged on the floor. I picked up a stack of magazines and leaned forward to put them under the coffee table, and ka-chink! I hurt my back, very similarly to what is going on now.
I am tempted to go to the doctor if it doesn’t get better soon, as it always has in the past.
When we were at (and on) the Athabasca Glacier, there were photos that showed the glacier receding over the years. My brother in law in Drake Bay, Costa Rica, last night was telling my wife about his colleague/associate/acquaintance has been measuring the decline in the numbers of frogs and snakes in the rainforests. When I got certified to scuba dive in 1981, we’d see sharks on practically every other dive, often groups of sharks. Now, seeing a shark is rare, one in ten or more dives.
Glacial decline has been measured since the 1850’s, (according to an article on Wikipedia), so I’m not sure it’s all humans fault, but I think humans main power is destructive and we need to change. I remember a book I read years ago, “Mutant Message Down Under”, and ask, Which society is more advanced? One that lives in a place 10,000 years, and you can’t even tell they were ever there? Or a society that practically destroys it’s environment with pollution and war in 250 years?
I think the answer is obvious.
Today is my first day back at work since my vacation. blah. Why do I have to go work to get money to buy a fish for dinner when I could just go out and get the fish myself. Because I also have to pay for my house and the bills. The whole system of money has something inherently wrong with it.
I took my Mom to the airport yesterday, she made it home safely. That’s why I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday. Yesterday was the first day back to work, oh joy.
My watch battery died yesterday, I’m lost. Now all three of my watches are out of commission.
I’ve been to work one day and I have three days to go. But at least it’s hump day!
Sometimes I find my bad attitude frightening. I can’t find a pair of pants in the morning and I get angry. The dogs want to go for a walk and it’s a huge conspiracy. Is it possible for someone to have a job they enjoy, with competent people who aren’t trying to stab them in the back? I feel like a crazy person sometimes.
This post isn’t coming out like I planned. I planned on posting some pictures and a happy post. I notice the word “yesterday” several times above. Today should be a pretty good day. The weather is nice and I should be outdoors a lot.
The wifes ankle seems to be getting better. The swelling has gone down quite a bit and I can tell it hurts less.
I’m starting to get up earlier to study my course, this morning I didn’t study because of unforseen delays, but soon I will start. Once I start I won’t quit til it’s finished.
Have a good day, I feel better now after talking to you. Thanks
As many of you know, Stripe the Chick died yesterday. She had a short, bitter life. Her mother died when she was very young, and Stripe entered the foster care system with her brothers and sisters. Sunday she was inexplicably and brutally attacked, and spent her remaining days in the intensive care unit, where she died Tuesday. Stripe was laid to rest in a small, private ceremony near the area where she was born
Stripe convalescing after the attack
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local Humane Society.
The cedar casket containing Stripe, lying in state, awaiting burial
Stripe in her final resting place. In Lieu of flowers, The Family requests that you please make donations to your local humane society.
Below is a video with Stripe, and her brothers and sisters. She has the brown stripe on her head, the second chick visible in the video. Stripe had a short life, but she was loved more than almost any chick ever was loved. Stripe will be missed and remembered.
For the past several months, I’ve been starving. I eat and get “not hungry”, then suddenly, out of nowhere, I get completely starving again, with nothing in between. Or I feel starving right after I ate and my belly is feels stretched full.
When you’re painful starving like I was, you gotta eat if you can. You can’t help it.
I gained about 10 pounds.
Saturday, I did what I’ve been wanting to do for over a year. I went to the Pizza Hut and got the salad bar, all you can eat. I picked Pizza Hut because I was in there to meet someone a long time ago, and the salad bar there was the best looking salad bar I’d seen on the island.
I had three pretty large helpings of salad. Lettuce, tomato, carrots, green peppers. A couple scoops of cottage cheese. It was the best thing ever.
There was a time in my life, when I ate a lot of salad, I’d order the giant chef’s salad if they had it at a restaurant when we went to eat. I’ve always loved a good salad.
Since Saturday, I feel much better. I haven’t been maddeningly starving since. I need to eat more salad.