I went to the doctor’s a couple of days ago. General check up. Most of my numbers were good, and I haven’t been sick enough to go into the doctor’s for over a year. However, the one number I thought was going to be bad, was bad. Worse than it has ever been. yes , my blood sugar has been way too high. Happily, my doctor is cool about doing a retest in 3 months to see if I can get a downward trend going on. Unfortunately, this means paying a lot of attention to food and exercise. That is cranky making. And I have to figure out what a new baseline number should be. and be patient. The Numbers had a year to get this high, so who knows how long it will be before they go down. Today: food is hard. thinking about food makes me hungry. Numbers — all over the place and they make no sense to me at all. Exercise – easy.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman —Whooo Hoo ! I suspect it will fly off the shelves like Holes does. I am also excited to see that Savvy got an honor award. I think the newbery committee did an excellent job this year.
Actually, I am really surprised to see The Graveyard Book as a winner. It starts out in a really grim place. An entire family is killed, except for the baby. The baby wanders into a graveyard and, at his parents’ request, the ghosts in the graveyard take care of him. It is about taking charge of your life and choosing your own path. It is a hopeful book. Grim and playful . I am so pleased.
Last December I thought I would try to start a new habit, trying to put away my clothes. It is hard to do because our bedroom is tiny and the storage is tight at best. I have to admit , I failed at changing my habit. However, today I put away all my clothes. All of them. It was not as bad as I remember. Maybe this year I can just hang up the clothes that should be hung up and save my self from being all wrinkled.
Niles is know to a lot of people for its contribution to the movie Industry. But it turns out that Niles also had a lot to do with California agricultural history as well. Rumor has it that the local Niles nursery is responsible for the orange trees in SoCal. There are a number of old trees, unusual trees, and tree boxes left over from the old nursery days. Which sometimes you can see on the wildflower tour. Today someone local linked to some interesting articles on the nursery history. Here is one and here is another.
And on another note the current issue of Country Gardens features a garden in Niles.
I sent a few people a link to the best music video of the year ( watch it full screen) — but I decided not to spam them with the best dance video of the year. So I am putting it here:
two hopes directed to our new President:
Please make the United States look less stupid
Please help us move from away from oil dependence ( thanks for putting it in your speech)