Here I sit, Tuesday, October 5, enjoying a lovely fire in my wood stove. This might be a record of early fire-building. Even Ben-the-perpetually-cold laughed at me when he came in today.
But here's the thing. It's chilly (ok, so maybe 56 is not chilly, but there's no sunshine to warm things up) and damp, and that just makes me miserable. And since I got rid of the hot flashes . . . What? You didn't know that was possible? Ha! Well let me tell you the secret:
No, this is not a hormone of any kind. It's a combination of black cohosh (an herb) and valerian to help you sleep. Once a day. No side effects. Good Zzzzz's. Almost no hot flashes (maybe 2 or 3 a day at most). It's my new best friend. Ben calls them happy pills. (And no, I am not an affiliate and the makers of Estroven have no idea who I am. I just love the stuff.)
Where was I? Oh, yes. The fire. Everyone is out and I'm just sitting here enjoying the cozy fire and the sound of the panting dog who is too stupid to move away from it.
Now here's a question for you: why are these soccer socks labeled left and right?
Does it really matter which foot they go on? And while we're on that subject, why are earbuds labeled? Does the music sound different if you put them in the wrong ears? Would our brains scramble the sound if we put the left bud in the right ear and vice versa?
And here's another thing I've been thinking about: You know the song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"? Well who decided you could say "incy wincy" or "eensy weensy"? I am not making this up. I read this on Wikipedia, and we all know you can trust the validity Wiki. But really, incy wincy? That's ridiculous! Everyone knows there's no such word as wincy or even weensy. Bitsy, on the other hand, is actually found in Webster's dictionary, and that proves it's right. So which version did you grow up saying?
As you can see, I have had way too much thinking time on my hands. Tomorrow I hope to remedy that with lots of work and school, and then cooking for teenagers and singing practice and church.
Be thankful ~