Friday, May 16, 2014

Young, Tired, Crazy and Old

I am having a blueberry muffin and coffee.
This is a yum kind of start to my morning.
Normally, I don't eat breakfast
but I am trying to boost
my ever slow metabolism.
It seems to have stopped
and that's not good.
I have heart troubles.
Have been on meds for almost two years.
The second med which I started last July
has done a real number on me.
I've gained more than thirty pounds
 and basically my mean 
old metabolism went away.

I tried to stop taking it.
My heart let me know that I could not.
Thus, I started it again.
No more headaches.
No more dizzyness.
I can drive.
I can stand up without passing out.
(fun times)

Only the med makes me all bloated.
You know that feeling.

I'm still trying to figure something out.
Til I do, it's two pills
for the ever mean heart.

The Purr and Fur Gang
is with me at our beach place.
No, they don't get to relax
outside like this.
Our beach is a rocky one.
Sand dollars and oysters.
On an inlet.
The tide is either out or
it's a big lake.

They do get to go out on the deck though.
Which is purrfect for them.
They can't get off of it.
They nap and relax
but because they are indoor cats
they tend to come in after a while.
This is a photo of Maddy Jean and Jodie.
Was taken two years ago when Jodie was a baby.
Maddy is doing ok.
She isn't in a hurry.
She naps a lot.
We are taking it day by day.
Normal life over here.

A young dog, a very tired old dog,
five crazy cats and a very old cat lady.

That's our update.
Never a dull moment.
That is for sure.

Enjoy your weekend.
Remember to dance.

~ JC ~


Brian said...

Old and crazy made us think you were talking about our Dad! Have a relaxing weekend everyone!

Deb said...

The best advice for everyone is to take it a day at a time. Hope you are feeling 100% soon. Deb

Fuzzy Tales said...

Ditto on the one day at a time. :-)

I'd go for bloated and able to function reasonably well.

And if you can drink wine (or whatever) on the meds you take, I'd be sipping a glass of wine every day, watching the fur gang and nature. :-)


WE hope you enjoy your inlet with the gang. The memories you make will stay with you always.

Photo Cache said...

thank you for coming by and greeting our buster. we're so glad to meet new furriends.

emma and buster

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

sadly sometimes you have to take the medication and put up with the side effects.. I've had to do that for my cats in the past and like the others have said, I took it one day at a time.

Maggie M said...

Blueberry muffin and coffee sounds yummy! We hope you all are having a nice relaxing weekend. Thank you so much for leaving the sweet, comforting comment on Snookums is very much appreciated. Hugs and nose kisses

Laoch of Chicago said...

I really hate my blood pressure edicine but what can one do?

Webster said...

My morning routine lately has been instant oatmeal with a handful of real oats; makes it less sugary, but still good. If I had some blueberry muffins you KNOW I'd go for that instead... and coffee; always coffee.

Sorry you're still struggling finding the right balance with your meds, but at least they're working. I hope you enjoyed our few lovely warm days over at your inlet retreat. We went over to Spanaway Lake Park to check it out for a Summer family BBQ. It's a very nice park. I hope we get a warm day to enjoy it. Mid July is so iffy.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. bless you. i hope your body will respond and come back into more normal range.

sweet pups! pet those kitties for me, and thanks for stopping by!

clairz said...

I'm sorry your medication is messing with you. I'm awfully glad you said to "remember to dance," though.

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals