My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Began a Headache Diary

Busy day yesterday. Left around 9:30 to meet new doc and discuss increasing frequency of headaches. Not all are migraines. Suggested I keep a "diary" of what I do and eat and etc. all day so we can figure it out. Said I'm taking migraine meds too frequently, so I'm scaled back to 2-3 a week. Said I also need to make a schedule for everything (eating, tasks, errands, etc.) that will help knowing the headache causes and help me eat a little more healthy. Five meals a day (small, yes).

Then since the Kid and I were in town, did lots of errands. Five places? No, six. Plus getting gas, lunch, and a few supplies to construct goat pen. (Didn't get everything because a headache had started.)

The ride in our area doesn't help. Unpaved and very very very bumpy. My 1984 car hates it and has started losing bolts and such. Plus really bad for my headache and back.

Home. Within 5 minutes I had a call from our tax preparer. She had messed up and the IRS had rejected our electronic federal tax return. She wanted me to drive right back into town (over our bumpy road!) and sign the revised form. Why on earth no one could have called my cell while I was in town I don't know. I told her no. Print it out to file by mail and provide an envelope. Hubby picked up on the way home. We took care of it last night (angrily!) and he'll mail it today. The 15th. I hate last-minute things.

After Hubby got home, he fixed the workshop door that had broken loose during the windstorm the other day. That's good.

I did end up taking another migraine med last night, plus 2 aleve. Had severe nausea so didn't really eat dinner (couple bites of yogurt that didn't want to stay down). The soy protein drink I had during the day didn't help either. Did finally get to sleep, dreaming of my angora bunny attacking me!

Awoke, tho, with a lessened headache. Good. I have lots to do today. Hopefully I can get the Kid to do the lifting to rearrange the workshop so we can build the barn area in there tomorrow and Saturday. Also have lots of writing to do, and my seedlings need attention. Have a great day, everyone!

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Updated 11:30 a.m. Figured out my daily schedule and kinda-a-diet too. Already had breakfast, exercised, moved some things around downstairs, had a banana for a snack, checked on my seedlings and watered as necessary, and found a recipe for gf granola.

The Kid, however, is not concentrating and thus, although he's been up since 7, has only completed 1 assignment. Gotta light a fire under him!

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