I was going to post about something fun I found on Pinterest-DIY boot socks.
One thing we know about life, though. It interrupts.
I thought about tra-la-laaing past this interruption and just wait until I could post about the socks. Oh, and the canvases Brenna and I have not finished yet...
So instead, I'll show photos about ice on our birdbath that won't melt during the day.
Which is rather unusual in Southern California.
Then I'll tell you my little interruption today was known as heart palpitations.
Lots of people have them.
They can be caused by a multitude of things:
Medication, dehydration, thyroid, low blood sugar, Menopause (for crying out loud.)
Mine began a couple of weeks ago and have continued off and on and last night they ramped up pretty good and continued throughout the day, so I thought I might want to get it checked out.
So, I did.
I'm thankful I have had my flu vaccine, as being in an Urgent Care in the middle of a severe flu season was not my idea of fun. (Everyone else had taken every appointment with a Kaiser doctor in three counties, so I got Urgent Care.) I was very careful to wash my hands and sit by myself.
My eldest sister suggested I rock back and forth and whimper while holding a bottle of Purell, but I thought that was going a bit far.
I will say when you go into Urgent Care and mention your heart isn't quite acting properly, they will take you back right away. But after the normal EKG, they make you go back out and wait for 2 hours with the rest of the flu community until you are called back again to be told the EKG is normal and have blood work ordered and also a holter monitor that will take three weeks to get.
I got a lot of reading done, however. I do wish I had thought to bring an art journal and some pens, but then I would have wanted to Lysol everything.
Tomorrow is a new day, which means New Mercies.
And another shot at art.