I want a Pony


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Nice, more tomatoes.  And this isn’t even all of them.  this is just a small portion of what I pulled out and washed.

The picture below is batch 3 of the salsa.  Maybe about a med-hot.

 

 

 

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The pic below was of the beautiful sunset last night at the game.

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now that we are done with that.  I am flippin hot!  Hottest day of the year and I am canning.  Not a good combo when dizzy.  But, 1 batch of pickles and peppers and then my experiment with pickled cauliflower and green beans.

Yes, I know that sounds strange, but I had a bunch of the pickling mix made up and didn’t want to waste it  and the resulted in me just pickling whatever was handy.

We will see how it turns out.

Meanwhile, I have a new porch- almost.  Mr. B has been outside all day, ripping up boards and putting in new ones.   So, that is almost done- I really can’t wait!

He also informed me that everything is flowering- Everything.  I guess I will need more jars- among other things.  I used almost 3 gallons of vinegar today.

Last nights’ little trip to the game taught me a few things.

A-Excited children make terrible balance aids

B- I need to either get a balance, train one of mine or use the damn cane consistently.

C- I am much better without shoes on.

I chose not to take the cane yesterday, because I was feeling pretty good yesterday, not so wobbly and instead of full on vertigo it is just more of everything seems to be moving just a bit faster than I am- a lag time sort of deal.

That is until I went to physical therapy, where I am learning to fake having my shit together ( which I do rather well any).  So we did our little balance training exercises until I felt like complete crap- good times, we are going to go for two days next week!

Going up and down the normal size bleachers (which seemed like Everest to me) was not fun.  Next week I believe that the boys can go enjoy the game and I will stay home and do something less challenging (like watch the game on the computer)

The doctors ( we have added a few new ones to my otherwise obnoxious number of medical advisors)  all again with me having Menier’s and along with my other issues may result in my being at least somewhat dizzy all the time- outside of a Menier’s episodic attack.

If I bleach my hair I can be a dizzy blond- har har

Aside from the dizzy, which can be amusing.  The hearing in my right ear just goes on and off- like someone is flipping a switch.  That could also be convenient occasionally.  But it does mean that if I were to go the service dog route I would need a hearing/balance dog.  When I mentioned that Great Danes are the most recommended for balance dogs, he said- why not just get a pony.

Which is a very good point.  Why can’t I get a pony?  They can be trained.  They do have very good hearing and my floors are already messed up because of the dogs, I don’t see hooves doing any more damage.  Plus, think of the fertilizer people!!!! FREE  and organic.

Just think of the possibilities!

 

 

How Bizarre


Have you ever had one of those nights where your dreams are just remarkably bizarre?

Between bouts of getting up to pee- lovely side affect of new med to keep the tilt-a-whirl, tilting less, I had weird dreams of vikings in my doctors office and then Sam – the dog- talking to me about how she doesn’t appreciate the lack of trust and she promises not to break any more windows, the kennel is just not necessary.
That was just one, I am getting up about every 2-3 hours, so each one was more crazy.
Really weird is after the dream about Sam lecturing me, she comes in the bathroom, sits down in front of me and then winks at me.
I think I need therapy.

So, I was doing some research on service dogs and I can’t seem to find one that is both a hearing and a balance dog. But, there are quite a few people who are deaf because of Meniere’s, so what is up with that? I refuse to be trapped at home and never leave because I will fall over or because I can’t hear. My left ear works pretty good for now.
But, from what I was reading, the preferred dogs for balance are Great Danes or Labs- the reason, from what I was reading was you need a strong dog. Duh, but I have two very strong dogs and Sam is really smart, but she isn’t as big as Kenya who is pushing the scales at a very stout 72 pounds of Staffordshire terrified.
Sam is only 48-50 depending on how much running she does. So, while Kenya would be the stronger, she doesn’t have the temperament – Sam does have the brains and the temperament- but not the build.
Then there is the issue of training.
Moving on.
Took a break to take the boys to the bus stop. Longest trip ever! First off I did take the cane, the boys wanted me to take my Gandolf staff, but for now I will only use that in the yard. Anyway, so every can see me with the cane – embarrassing. Plus, when anyone would ask what happened- one of my lovely sons, was very happy to shout out that ‘mommy kept falling when she was making pear jam’. Thanks buddy.
He is running for Student Council and has aspirations of politics. We should probably have a discussion about ‘need to know’, ‘over sharing’,and ‘TMI’.Also, the walk home took flippin’ forever, brick sidewalks.
Off to work now, for as long as I can stand the tilt-a-whirl, if my computer monitor would hold still, things would be much easier lol.