Sunday, June 12, 2022

2022 Project 365 – Week Twenty-three

I had a rough week of randomly not feeling well – which I mostly blame on the iron supplement my doctor told me to start taking. And that’s all I have to say about that!
Sunday, June 5th         
I have a hair appointment this coming Tuesday & I’m thinking about getting it chopped off since it’s not really long enough to pull back effectively & it is HOT. I was trying out a little (tiny eensy bitty) bun, which lasted for about 2 hours.

Monday, June 6th
The Rudbeckia in our front flower bed has been so pretty!

Tuesday, June 7th     
The Thirsty Squirrel!

Wednesday, June 8th           
Dr. M says: I wouldn't call our back deck a botanical garden, but it is interesting when you embrace focusing on the beauty of small things. We range from sweet geranium buds to blanket flowers, garden catchfly, forget-me-nots, sweet william, and more. We also have our glorious new petunias, along with survivors from years past. And wild strawberries.

I was talking with my cousin about needing to clean out my closet & mentioned all the black shoes littering the floor in the bedroom (because there is no room for them in my shoe rack). I texted this photo to her later that evening. Ha!

Thursday, June 9th        
Black-eyed Susans!

Friday, June 10th      
I was telling a coworker that I felt bad that I didn’t have anything to wear for pride month & then I found this in the back of the closet! (You’ll recall that I used the remnants of my temperature blanket to make it.)

Saturday, June 11th       
I wasn’t feeling very well so I spent some time baking on the deck, listening to Ms. Pinky (the pink geranium duh) call Ms. Rita (the vermilion geranium) a hussy because she just flaunts herself at this time of year.

Later on we had a Roy visitation! He gets SO EXCITED to get a treat!

I felt better today (didn’t take my iron last night). I’ve got a big day at work tomorrow so I’m not going to take it tonight either. It was weird because it didn’t bother me every day. But because I am a Drama Queen it was extra annoying. On the other hand I’ve lost a little weight. I will say that it hurts my heart to not follow my doctor’s instructions to the letter because Rules. How about you? Do you take your doctor’s recommendations as Scripture or as more of guidelines?


  1. My squirrels are spending a lot of time at the water bowl, too -- as is the possum. I just cut my hair a bit this week, also because of the heat. It's interesting how much different a half-inch can make. If I get that much weight off, the humidity invigorates my natural curl.

    The only medication I have in my life are the eye drops for my glaucoma, and you can bet I don't forget those. Otherwise, I don't have a doc to pay attention to or ignore. I established a relationship with a family practice doc about three years ago, and have seen her twice -- maybe three times -- since then, and once was for an insect bite that wasn't healing. A few doses of magic potion, and all was well.

    I hope you're well this week. Feeling blah isn't fun, although I can't quite figure out why iron would affect you that way. Let us know when you get an answer!

    1. I wish I had some curl in my hair - that would help a lot! As it is, even short it feels like I'm wearing a knit cap on my head.

      The iron caused stomach upset - both kinds if you get my drift - and cramping. I was NOT comfortable! But I think I'll do as Nance says below and try taking it every other day.

  2. I've had the Generalized Malaise as well, made more severe by my latest Moderna booster, which really smacked me down.

    Did you try taking the iron every other day or can you cut it in half? It's awful to feel unwell, especially if it's an overall icky feeling. I'm sorry.

    We're getting a midweek heat wave and expect to reach the mid to upper 90s. Yuck. I'll be hibernating and only emerging to water the herbs and porch pots.

    Take care and don't wait too long to find out what's going on. XO

    1. I'm definitely going to try changing how often I take the iron & see if that helps. We're having some of your heat wave too - the high is supposed to be in the 90s all week (97 tomorrow!). Ugh.

  3. Heat wave here too.
    Sorry you've been unwell. No fun.
    I like how you observe each bloom and name them and even hear their conversations, ha!

  4. OMG! I love your Pride sweater! (How did I get so behind on your blog?!)

    1. I'm glad you like it! And you have been BUSY!


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