Headachey Thursday

12,486 Days Alive

I can’t seem to shake this headache. I’ve had it since yesterday afternoon.


I know it’s not from lack of caffeine or water. If I got any more hydrated, my kidneys would float! I think I’ll try taking more ibuprofen when I go to bed, see if that helps.

In better news, my diabetes is officially under control with meds and the dietary changes I’ve made! My A1C, which was a 10.3 in April, is down to a 6.8! I still have to take my meds and watch what I eat, but now I know I can effect positive change on my life. It’s not yet more lost weight, but it’s a damn good start.

I’m going to go practice on Duolingo and maybe read some? I’ve been wanting to catch up on my #200Book Challenge.

Take your meds, folks!

#ABC2019-The Analog Book Challenge 2019

Do I not have enough reading challenges for 2019? (Seven is the current count, with this one.)

Do I have far too much time spent not sleeping in the wee hours? (I’ve been awake almost 24 hours now)

Do I chill in the bathtub and read by the light of the shower light when I can’t sleep? (I don’t want to wake my Darling Wife)

If you guessed “yes” to any of these, you’re right!

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Review: History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra

History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra

By Charles Fayette McGlashan

Available on: Amazon

Read as part of the Diversify Your Reading Challenge 2019.

Overview:

Blurb: A literal history of the Donner Party (1846-1847), the fates of the various peoples who perished, and the claims of cannibalism and murder. This book was written in 1880 and celebrated those that survived the ordeal.

Trigger Warnings:

Blood, Cannibalism, Death, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Murder, Systemic Racism, Time Period Accurate Racism, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: 42 of 90

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Review: Casket Cache, A Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery Book 1

Janice J. Richardson

Available on: Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Being surrounded by dead bodies every day isn’t for everyone. Jennifer inherited a funeral parlor and a bit of mischief beyond that! Break-ins, and funerals, and Tim Horton’s, oh my!

Trigger Warnings:

Blackmail, Dead Bodies, Death, Gambling, Gun Violence, Murder

Body Count: many, as there is not one but two funeral parlors involved.

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