Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sometimes, the medication I take for the pain gives me nightmares. If it happens too many nights in a row and I’m crazed from lack of sleep, I smudge my room. For those of you unfamiliar with this, it’s really simple. You get a “smudge stick” which can be sage (which is what I use) or a combination of other herbs. You just light one end, and when it starts to smoke (much like incense) you just kind of wave it around the room. I say a few words of prayer, asking that whatever spirits may be invading my sleep move on. Very simple and I just make it up for whatever the occasion.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that my kitty cat Oliver has been having health issues; his blood pressure was very high and he’s on medication for that, steroids for something else, and potassium because that’s low and could be what is causing some of his behavioral and health issues. Try getting those things down your cat. Mostly, I use pill pockets, but they are very expensive and I go through them quickly, along with his pills which of course, are not covered under my health plan. All told, the little guy cost me at least $125 a month or more, not including doctor visits. He only gets the good cat food. Sometimes, with all the hunger in the world, I feel guilty spending that much on his food, but he is my family and I love him. So I give what I can when I can to food banks.
Posted by Sherri at 12:27 PM