So today, while the mind is clear, I’m writing this housekeeping posting. That is, I’m going to bring you up to date in preparation for next Tuesday’s posting, which will be about how AIDS affected my life back in the late eighties and early nineties.
· First and foremost, thank you for the good wishes you sent my way when I posted on Tuesday that I wasn’t feeling quite up to par. I appreciate your generous thoughts and concern. Today I’m headache-free and feeling that the world is indeed bright and beautiful. To celebrate I'm going to see the movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
· I am fortunate that I have a prescription that helps with these migraines. However, I take the pills sparingly because each costs $6.13 and the once-a-month prescription is for only twelve pills. So when a headache first starts to throb, I take over-the-counter drugs. If it doesn’t go away in an hour or so, I admit defeat and take one of the pills I’ve squirreled away. If I absolutely need more than twelve pills during the month, I must pay the full cost for them, which is $365—or a little over $30 a pill.
· So if a second or third pill is necessary, I take a sleeping tablet instead and knock myself out for at least seven hours. Thus, the past few days have been drowsy ones. Not much going on in the old noggin! Thankfully, the headaches have never sent me to Emergency as they have another blogger whom I read: Kate Shrewsday. So I’m one lucky person.
· Last Saturday my posting was about Yeshua and his seeking Oneness among us. Rita, of Soul Comfort, linked her comment to a video about an inspiring man—Narayanan Krishnan—who truly does embrace Oneness. As Rita said in her comment, “now there is a man whose spark of good is bright enough to bring tears to my eyes.” Please view how he feeds the hungry in India and nourishes the soul of us all.
· On his blog Tossing It Out, Lee Jackson recently posted a review of “Twelve Habits of Highly Successful Cats and Their Humans.” Several weeks ago I asked him if he’d read the book and post his honest appraisal of it. At the time, I didn’t know he wasn’t a “cat person.” Lee’s posting—click here if you’d like to read it—mentions this and then praises the book. So I am doubly pleased: that someone liked the book and that the someone was a “dog person.”
· I had been concerned that the book would not speak to readers because I’d been unable to find an agent who wanted to read it. So I’m relieved that Dulcy’s companion book has spoken to at least one person—besides Fishducky, who seems to truly appreciate Dulcy’s sweetness and wit!
That’s the housekeeping for today. On Tuesday I hope to post about AIDS. I hope all of you have a carefree weekend.