Tuesday, July 14, 2020


     I woke up tired this morning.  Fed the cats, thought about it for a couple of minutes, and went back to bed with the alarm set for an hour.

     An hour and a half later, I was...better.  A nasty, bilateral version of the one-sided migraines that have dogged me for years is well underway, but as soon as the OTC painkillers kick in, they should take the edge off.

     It's probably stress -- the ongoing coronavirus mess and some pressure at work to complete my part of a major project have combined to give me a lot to worry about.  There's a hell of a lot of that going these days, of course, and complaining about it doesn't make it go away.

     On the other hand, I enjoyed a nice roast beef sandwich for lunch yesterday, with curly fries.  That's the first fast food I have had in months.

     And the "wild canaries" are showing up!  They're really American Goldfinches and according to the experts, there are some around Indiana throughout the year -- but they wear dull-colored plumage in Winter and only in Summer do the males turn brilliantly yellow with black wings; the females become a little more resplendent too, and we get bright streaks of color, bobbing around, raiding small seeds and swooping away.  It makes me smile to see them. 


Blackwing1 said...

If you plant some echinacea (purple coneflower) in the backyard (an easy-to-grow perennial) you'll get the pretty purple flowers that turn into natural goldfinch feeders in the autumn. We had a whole bunch of them lined up along the south-facing fence in our old back yard, and it was always fun to see the goldfinches migrating through, balancing on the flowers and pulling the seeds out.

Carteach said...

Last night was a no-sleep night, so today is a no-work day. Ugh.

Will said...

I wasn't aware that migraines can be caused by food allergies:

Reference article at the end of the post:

Roberta X said...

I have to remind people from time to time that I have a doctor, with a medical degree and everything, who I pay very well to manage my healthcare.