A bowl of cherries (nectarines and grapes) was
my side dish for dinner tonight. My son and grandson came over this afternoon
and brought me cherries and squash from a local produce stand. Life is good.
For the last two months I have not been able to stay awake
all day. I’d get up at , get
sleepy and go back to bed at
in the morning. I’d be awake for a couple more hours and then take another
little nap. I’d have dinner and go to bed early. It was disconcerting. Finally
it dawned on me that perhaps I was experiencing side effects from Simvastatin
(a cholesterol lowering medication).
I’m sure you don’t want to or need to know all the details,
but some of the effects were peculiar. I ached all over, the skin on my feet
began peeling off (in 1/4 inch chunks), and my vision was blurry. At last, I
figured out that it must be an iatrogenic (eye-at-ruh-JEN-ik) illness. Meaning:
caused inadvertently by medical treatment.
It has taken three week for the effects to wear off. I
feel perfectly normal now. I can stay awake and enjoy my days. Whew.
We are born to cloth. It is the second thing we touch after our mother.
I am a quilter. My first memory is a Noah’s Ark quilt. Mr. and Mrs. Noah, the Ark, and all the animals walking toward the boat on a curving path, were appliquéd on it. The back of the quilt was yellow with red flowers. I could re-draw that quilt today from memory.
I didn’t know I was a quilter until 1994. Before that I had a huge fabric collection.