Trying to catch up

I had a doctor's appointment this morning that interfered with any idea of doing edits. I swear I'm not procrastinating, and intend to get with the program this weekend.

This led to starting my catch up work. I read the blogs I missed. Tried to work through Facebook, that sort of thing.

My appointment was to renew my blood pressure medication. They congratulated me for losing some weight, and I burst out laughing. Skipping all food for 48 hours and spending that much time in the bathroom will do that to you. My blood pressure is great, but they want me to try getting more potassium. I have no idea what that means or why. Hopefully it means eat more hotdogs or drink more beer.

I tried to hurry, I really did, because the dogs were unsupervised.

When I walked in there were pecans all chewed up on the dining room carpet. You couldn't help laughing. All three of them, Otto included, ran to meet me with a pecan in their mouths. Their little butts were just wiggling.

Many of the nuts were cracked and the nut meat was devoured. I blamed Otto, because I didn't think the girls could pull it off. When Old What's Her Face showed up she tossed them each one, and by golly the girls cracked them open like champs.

This small gunny sack of pecans has been on the floor of the pantry for about ten years. It isn't really a loss of any kind. I suspect we could have a pooping problem in our future, but after the week I already had, I guess I'm primed for it.

I started roughing out a post I'm supposed to contribute to another blog. It has bones, but needs fleshed out. I used my Apple Pencil to do some photo manipulation to accompany the post. I'll probably deliver it next week sometime. Baby steps, but they count.

Honestly, I'm in a pretty good position to get some things done. We're going to hang out together tomorrow, and I'd like to see either Pirates, Wonder Woman, or in distant third The Mummy.

I have the house to myself Sunday, and want to finish those edits. I may get a small portion of it done tomorrow to make Sunday more of a sure thing.

I'm still trying to play it safe around food, but braved a few scrambled eggs today with my fresh morels in them. Made me run for the bathroom before I could eat them all. I finished, after I finished, if you know what I mean. I think that will be all I try today.

Wouldn't it be poetic if getting more potassium means I'm supposed to eat those pecans, and the puppies knew it all along?


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59 responses to “Trying to catch up

  1. Seems pecans are a good potassium source. I’ve heard very few good things about Pirates and nothing good about Mummy. Although I don’t know how much you can believe there. Kind of biased here too since I thought WW was great.

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  2. I agree with Charles. On all counts.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Yay for surviving the blood pressure renewal visit! Of course the electrolyte disturbance may be from all of that diarrhea if the lab work was done today….

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  4. Must be something in the air! The cats have been in all kinds of mischief with me being away to doctor visits.

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  5. Baby steps totally count

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  6. Feel better soon and I hope you get to those edits this weekend.

    I’m holding all movie thoughts until next week’s Transformers: The Last Knight. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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  7. Cantaloupe, tomatoes, broccoli, bananas, potatoes (both sweet and white), watermelon, spinach, beets, black beans, white beans, canned salmon (although I don’t trust any seafood from the Pacific right now…maybe never), Swiss chard, yogurt….all loaded with potassium. You won’t starve. That is, when you get back where you can stomach food.

    I heard Wonder Woman is the movie to see, but I haven’t been to a movie theater in years. Except a little independent place here called Enzion…cause they let me dine, drink, vape and walk around during the showings.

    Love those puppies…my gosh, they are getting big. Good thing it wasn’t a box of chocolates, tho. I heard that’s bad for them, even tho I had a pug years ago who used to find and eat my oldest son’s Reese’s Cups no matter where he hid them.

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  8. Loved this post and your dogs are sooo gorgeous!! PS: good on you for losing some weight but I’d rather not use your ‘secret’ to do it myself!

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  9. Ali Isaac

    Those little rascals! They sound like such naughty fun! I went to see The Mummy with the boys this week. It was pure entertainment and made you breathless with the constant action. I enjoyed it but it wasnt as good as the first one, no clever humour in it, predictable story and even worse, it had Tom Cruise in it, who even when he’s acting, is still projecting his ‘I am the Great God Tom Cruise, come forth and adore me but you can never adore me as much as I adore myself’. I’m afraid that kills any movie for me! Personally I would rather see Pirates. It does after all have Johnny Depp in it, he’s always worth seeing. 😊

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  10. Sounds like you are almost back to normal, although ‘normal’ hardly fits your household. Beats me how you ever get any work done, I know I wouldn’t!

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  11. Your heart works on a sodium, pottasium pump. It’s a delicate balance and I your doc can tell you far more that I can. You can find pottasium in bananas though if you like those πŸ™‚ also, sweet potatoes and spinach (posh buble and squeak!) also dehydration lowers your BP.
    Hope you’re felling better soon and can get some work done πŸ™‚

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  12. Your potassium levels are probably low due to your illness. For now, play it safe. You can always add fruits, high in potassium, and nuts to your diet when you’re ready. I bet the furbabies looked adorable!

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  13. They look so innocent in the picture – are you sure it was them? Hoping to see WW this weekend myself. Haven’t heard anything good about The Mummy.

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    • Ali Isaac weighed in and it sounds like a passable action movie, which isn’t horror. We decided on WW when my wife got home. As far as the dogs go, cute is a defense mechanism that keeps me from killing them.

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  14. Looks like you are not over the whole thing. Best this weekend.

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  15. Sometimes there’s a (slightly) bright side to being sick?

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  16. I liked the bit about dog poo pecan possibilities, and how you both have already been through the poo-wringer, so to speak. HEHE!
    Everyone goes on about bananas for postassium, but it’s in MUSHROOMS, black and white beans, edamame, avocados, leafy greens, watermelon, most squash and potatoes, beets, yogurt, fish…
    I hope you get your stuff done to a satisfying degree πŸ™‚

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  17. Not sure if anyone’s mentioned this one to you, since I haven’t read all the comments, but bananas are great for potassium. That’s what the doctor recommended for me when I was on medication that caused a problem with my body getting enough potassium several years back.

    I have to laugh about the puppy mischief. I knew the moment you said they’d been left home unsupervised that there was some kind of mess/chaos for you to find when you came home. Glad it wasn’t anything worse than pecans that they got in to.

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  18. The pecan debacle had me grinning, although I hope the pups and Otto don’t have issues afterward. In remember when my brother’s dogs got to much of something in the pantry (can’t remember what) , they had a reaction much like your recent illness.

    I didn’t write a single word this weekend. Between getting together with friends, errands, cleaning and a few hours at the pool today I have a lot of make-up writing to do this week.Fingers crossed for both of us!

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  19. I’d probably go with Gatorade for short-term fluids and potassium, and not make dietary changes on one test after your recent experience.

    At least your dogs didn’t find a bag of golf balls (personal experience).

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