Monday, December 17, 2012


While waiting to get an MRI of my neck this afternoon, I met an 82 year old woman who was getting an MRI to see if the brain tumor she'd had removed four times (!) had returned.  She also said she had fourteen children!

The MRI technician said he'd had his chest cracked twice and was 52 years old.

You never know who you'll meet in the course of a day.

This evening when I was getting ready to turn out the light, I saw a strip of something underneath a framed picture on the wall right by the patio door.  I touched it to remove it from the frame, and it moved!!!!!  It was a lizard's tail.  I couldn't help my automatic reaction of shrieking.  The dog did nothing.  Poor Wayne was sound asleep.  He got up and caught the lizard and put it outside in the backyard.  I apologized about three times for waking him up like that.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Decorating with the Cats

My cats cannot resist playing with the Christmas ornaments on the tree.  I purposely put the "safe" ornaments on the lower branches of the tree, so they have something to play with, and I can hear them in the middle of the night swatting at them.

This morning, I found an ornament on the bed.  It made me laugh out loud to see it.
They bring all kinds of things to put on the bed.  I found one of Walter's tennis balls on the bed.  It's the funniest thing to see Henry hold a tennis ball in his mouth.  Somehow, he grasps the fuzz on the ball and carries it around the house, yowling in unearthly meows while he walks through the halls, calling for someone to come play with him.
Flu Shot

Yesterday I got a flu shot.  I went to my local CVS, and after signing paperwork, I was told to wait at the end of the counter.  While I was waiting, I read the handout on the flu shot.

I recommend reading everything you get especially if it's something that's going to affect your body.  I read that the flu shot had thimerosal, which helps preserve the ingredients.  Only problem is that thimerosal contains mercury.  I'd just gotten this book by Dr. Hulda Clark, The Cure for all Diseases, and she says "metal" is one of the causes of disease.

I recently had a crown because of a cracked tooth that previously had a metal filling.  That filling has been there a long time.  My dentist removed the metal filling and replaced it with a porcelain crown - no metal.

So when I saw that the flu shot had thimerosal, I thought about whether it was worth it to get a flu shot.  I kept reading and found out that a thimerosal-free flu shot was available.  When the pharmacist came to me with the flu shot, I asked her if the thimerosal-free flu shot was available.  She graciously said she would check.  (Shout out to Nicole at CVS - she's the nicest pharmacist I ever met, and she's so helpful and knowledgeable.)

While I was waiting, I browsed the card selections.  It was a long time, but Nicole came out with the thimerosal-free flu shot.  She said that the reason the regular flu shot has thimerosal is that the vial contains enough flu shot vaccine for about twenty shots, so it needs to be preserved, and that's what the purpose of thimerosal is.  The thimerosal-free flu shot is a single dose.

I was so grateful that Nicole did the research and found that out so I could get a thimerosal-free flu shot.  I don't need any more metal in my body.

Moral of the story:  read the brochures that come with your prescriptions, and read up on things that will affect your body if you take them.