Back from our 6-month check-up. All is well, except we're both having massive allergy attacks and I have a rash of unknown origin on my leg. It's been that kind of year for me, one little niggling problem ( though my foot was not so little) after another. Some years we only see our doctor for our annual physical and the 6 month follow-up. I don't even want to think about how many times we've seen him this year.
He offered us steroid shots for our allergies, but we declined, will muddle through with antihistamines even though they raise my blood pressure a bit.
My foot is doing much better and I told him that mostly it's been a problem when I sit for long spells, like on a flight. When I got off the plane from Utah I was really hobbling, the man in the arrival tunnel offered me a wheel chair, which I declined.
The doctor says to get up and move around a bit during the flight. Seeing as they always want us buckled up while we're in the air that might be a problem, I may have to get an extension for my seatbelt. I also asked about wearing compression socks on long flights (we have England this year and Japan next year) and he said definitely yes.
Someone (Rowan at Circle of the Year) said she was surprised that we have poisonous snakes in Georgia. Well, with the exception of Gila Monsters I think we have every poisonous critter there is. I don't mind the green garter snakes and the corn snakes, but I loathe water snakes, and we have both poisonous -- water moccasins-- and non-poisonouse-- black racers. There's just something evil about water snakes.
I just finished reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova, really liked it, such a sad story. A Harvard Professor gets early onset Alzheimer and the book is written from her perspective. I haven't seen the movie based on the book, but I've read that it's very moving.
I also finished A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, which I liked, but didn't love. It's the story of a family and I usually like family stories, but this one didn't connect all that well with me and I really didn't like the ending.
Well I've gotten nothing done today so I best get moving.