I decided around 3:30 yesterday to break down and go out in the heat. I rarely go out on hot summer afternoons if I can help it.
Lo and behold, I searched through the bathroom drawers and shelves and couldn’t find a thing for my stomach except Tums. And Tums weren’t working.
So out I went. As soon as I hit the sidewalk the clammy heat hit me like a hot towel in the face.
When I got to my car door, I saw a great big nail in my front tire.
For the love of Pete, talk about lousy timing. I decided I’d better take care of that before the tire went down.
I went to one place. They said they didn’t deal with tires. Found a tire place and they fixed it for me.
I told them I wasn’t feeling well and would just go sit in the cool while they fixed it. Didn’t take them long. And no charge.
“Are you sure, I inquired?”
I must have looked like something the cat dragged in. They were quite polite, but probably didn’t want me to get sick in their store.
Can’t blame them. I appreciated their courtesy.
I got my Pepto Bismol, went through a drive-through for a cold iced tea, and drove home.
I took the last of the antibiotic yesterday morning. That type of medicine typically doesn’t give me side effects.
In fact there don’t seem to be any medications I can think of that do, except I’m allergic to Penicillin.
Once I got home I started feeling better. Took a shower and went to the bedroom with my ice pack to cool off a bit more and to ice my ankle, which I do every night.
Note To Self: Never run out of Pepto Bismol again.
That stuff tastes horrendous. But yesterday it tasted mighty fine and settled my heaving tummy, for which I was thankful.
Maybe I’m on the downhill slope now. I recall the other bout of shingles wasn’t anything like this one. But it was January 2016 and not blistering hot outside either.
Someone asked if I take photos outdoors or through the patio doors. I do both. Got to keep the glass pretty clean if you want to take photos from inside.
I seem to recall there were a few other questions I saw when I published them after moderation, but it takes the comments awhile to show up on here so I can’t recall what they were.
Got any good books you’ve just read or are reading? I think we’re in for a long hot summer and will be needing lots of reading material to get through it.
I’m now about 3/4 of the way through an ebook (See Me Not by Janelle Harris) about the possible perils of Facebook. A scary tale about someone who decides to make another woman’s life a living hell.
If people are so inclined, they can use social media to wield a mighty dangerous weapon. All while hiding behind some fake persona.
I call that kind of person a coward.
For all the wonderful things social media gives us, flip the coin and you might see the dark side of society lurking underneath.