November and December 2019 update

Sorry I have not updated my website as I said I would in the last post. Life is been happening and I’ve been dealing with some health issues and taking it easy and cooking like I have been  for the past year or so, and lots of Life happenings.

I have stories to write  and photographs to post like the Deerfield Relay For Life that was held at the beach this year and was a very nice event and the weather was wonderful.

Also I went to the Native Rhythms Native American Flute Festival in Melbourne, Florida, like I try to go to every year and that was an amazing experience once again and I have lots of pictures and stories to write about that. We had some rain like we’ve had on previous years, thankfully, this year it did not rain during the musical performances except maybe a light drizzle a little bit for one or two of them, unlike other years were it down poured through the event. The ground was very wet and muddy, I’ll try to get some pictures of the event posted soon hopefully.

The Lighthouse Point annual holiday tree lighting and menorah lighting celebration  was in the beginning of December, and as always it’s lots of fun and the weather was perfect. It was a little bit cool which made it very festive. They had a lot of bounce houses including a very tall one with Polar Bears and Penguins and I went down that slide and it was fun it took a lot longer to crawl up it hunched over than it did to slide down.

I know I wrote more then I planned on in my previous post and it seems I’m going to do it again now. I’m still going through some health issues including really, really, bad headaches for extended periods of time. I did talk to my doctor about it today and he’s going to send me to a neurologist. I guess to see if we could figure out what it is that’s causing it. Christmas Eve night, at almost midnight of Christmas Day, unexpectedly I ended up in the emergency room at a local hospital.  I was sitting on the sofa reading and my blood pressure keep going up and up and up and it got up to 210 / 109 which is not great. I didn’t want to have a stroke. So I called the ambulance and they took me to the hospital and I was there for a few hours they got my blood pressure regulated and I went back on my blood pressure medicine. They did a CT scan of my head and a chest x-ray and blood work and everything was good except I was a little low on potassium so we’re going to explore and see if we could figure this out unless it just stops on its own.  When my blood pressure came down due to some medicine they gave me, they let me go home at about 3 in the morning and I got a taxi to take me home. I didn’t want to wake anybody up at that hour to come get me.

So, that’s mostly why I haven’t been working on my website, it’s because my head feels like it’s in a vise a lot of the time so I try not to do more than I need to sometimes. And when I can finally get to sleep I sleep about an hour and a half at a time when I can get to sleep. Naps during the day are good.  And I still make myself go to the gym 5 days a week. I’ve had my eyes checked and they checked the pressure behind my eyes and it’s all okay so that’s not the cause. I just wanted to let you know because I know a lot of my friends read my website so this way you can know what’s going on with me.

The last couple of weekends I baked bread and made a lot of cookies to give away. When I was a kid we used to make spritz cookies in different shapes and colors and I have the cookie press so I decided to make spritz cookies to include with the cookies I give away and they’re so colorful and pretty so when I do update my website I’ll put pictures of the cookies on it. Right now I’m using my phone to and voice-to-text to update this post so that you can see I’m still around. However, it doesn’t give me the opportunity to add pictures. I’ll try to add one or two and see if it works for my phone but I don’t know. If you see a few pictures in this post then you will know it worked.  I just tried to add pictures from my phone camera and it won’t let me do it unless I take a new picture and I don’t have any cookies to do that with since I gave them away so you’ll have to wait till I turn my computer on and upload the pictures from my phone and Camera.

I bought a professional massager for my feet and a handheld one and by using them it’s helped my lower back pain from my degenerative lumbar arthritis not hurt so bad which is a big blessing. And it’s increased my flexibility I could tell when I do my chair yoga at class I can stretch a little further.

But I have to turn my computer on at some point to write all the stories and post all the pictures I want to. I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for being a part of my life in some way.


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2 Responses to November and December 2019 update

  1. Joan Semmler Oravits says:

    Dear Carol ! I have been thinking of you today and went to your website to see what you have been up to and if you have been doing anymore traveling. Your adventures are always fun to read so I was sorry to see that you have not posted in awhile. How are you doing ? I hope all is well with you … thinking of you today ! Enclosing a hug **

    • Carol says:

      Joan, thank you for thinking of me. I plan on getting my website updated beginning today. It might take a few days to get it up-to-date since it’s been a while since I added stories. Check back soon and you will see what I have been doing for the past several months. Best wishes, Carol

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