Hi everyone! I feel bad that I've been neglecting this blog, but I'll be honest: I didn't have much to write about lately. I don't think everyone wants to hear about me cleaning my house!
Let's see, what's new since I wrote...I'd been feeling very horrid since the end of May when I had a horrible realization and thought perhaps it was related to the medication they gave me for my minor heart issue. I was right...I had gout!! I actually realized I had gout before I figured out what caused it. It's not a fun feeling to look at your feet and think "gee, those looks just like my mom's did when she had gout", put 2 and 2 together and come up with 7. The reason I say that is because I don't eat most of the items that cause it, so I had to do some logical reasoning, and you can imagine how surprised AND annoyed I was to find out that this medication can definitely cause it. I'm not taking it anymore and with managing my diet, I am thankfully on the mend. I've never hurt so much in my life before though. I don't know how people who have regular bouts of it can deal with it. Hopefully I'm not going to find out.
The doll blog has been keeping me busy, but it's a lot of fun. I got backed up on things back in March when I initially got sick, so I've been catching up on things. It's definitely much more "high energy" than this blog, and sometimes I feel bad that this blog gets neglected because of that. Someday I'll find a happy medium!
I've found a new "guilty pleasure". Fortunately it is only on Friday for 2 hours but it's a blast. And I've made a new friend because of it. I have Twitter to thank for it too, that surprised me. Last year sometime I started following a woman from Scotland and one of the things she re-tweeted from another user frequently were things from the 80's, sort of a "remember this" kind of thing. I love stuff like that, so I favorited and retweeted some of them too. Before too long, I had another follower who shared this love of 80's stuff, a woman from Ireland. I followed her back and she posted a lot of fun 80's stuff. What I didn't realize at the time was that she was a DJ for a radio station there. As I followed her posts, I noticed a post about the station and that I could listen to it online. I decided to give it a try. What a fun time! They have a very social media interactive show, taking online requests, reminiscing about different 80's subjects each week and just having a good time in general. I'm hoping to make another trip to Ireland one of these days and get together with her, I think that would be so much fun. Now if airfare would just come down in price...
I also managed to do some thrift store shopping the past few months that yielded some fun stuff. This past week I went to the city, bought 7 items, 5 of which were brand new! I'm still amazed at the things I can find. 3 of those items were shirts with the price tags still on them, had I paid full price I would have spent $50, instead I paid $14. I also found a brand new pitcher for my kitchen, I had one but I really wanted a second so that when one is sitting in the sink dirty, I don't have to hurry up and wash it if I need it! Lazy, I know, but I couldn't resist. Also brand new. I took my husband with me on one of my thrift store runs, stuck him in the men's department and he ended up spending more money than I did! Maybe that wasn't such a good idea.
No gardening this year, and boy am I glad!! It has been SO hot, the few flowers I did plant are now looking dreadful. We need rain desperately, it seems like every time we have it in the forecast, it ends up missing us for whatever reason. It's a shame, up until about two weeks ago they looked great, now they are a mess. I need to go deadhead most of it, give it a good drink and hope for the best. What can you do? Just Mother Nature being a bitch again.
That's about it for now. I'm not sure when I'll have anything else to write about, but when I do, you'll be the first to know! I hope you are enjoying your summer (or winter depending on where you live)!