Archive for August, 2013

During this heat wave, remember to keep drinking fluids. Dehydration is a real concern, as we don’t realize the fluids we are loosing, even when we are indoors. Air conditioning, while it keeps us cool, one of it’s main functions is to remove the humidity in the air, and because of this, people who are in constant air conditioned rooms also need to remember to drink plenty of fluids. Signs of dehydration include: fatigue, headache, nausea, lethargy, lack of interest in food or drinks, bloating, dizziness, muscle cramping. Avoid this nasty side effect of the hot weather and make sure to drink enough fluids.

This weekend we are expecting severe storms in the form of thunder and lightning, crackling and sparking in the night skies. How exciting! But this is also a time to consider your pets. While I personally like to watch a lightning storm, my dog does not. It scares the living daylights out of him. He runs and tries to stuff his one-hundred pound body under my bed. It’s an exercise in futility. So in deference to my dog Flumpy, I have to remember to keep a closet door open for him to hide in, otherwise he may just run of the house into the storm and meet another county employee to save him, like last year. Poor Flumpy.

I’m saying this in the middle of August, and I think I will try to remember every month to give my felicitations for the anniversary of everyone’s birth. Yesterday was my birthday, and what a wonderful day, I had so many well wishers, and Happy Birthdays, that I realized that the simple act of remembering someone, spreads so much joy. So if you were one of those, who remembered my birthday, Thanks! And if you have a birthday that has happened recently, or will be happening soon. . . . Happy Birthday!

This month we have a goal to ride our bikes from the back country to the beach. Recently my family have started riding bikes as a form of exercise. I casually mentioned to my husband that we should shoot for a goal of riding our bikes from the back country to the beach. Our family lives in Japatul, so it will be approximately 40 miles to Coronado Beach, and we will get to take the ferry across the bay. What a goal. I will keep you updated on our progress and how things are coming a long. Wish us luck!