I wanted to let you all know that I am taking a blogging break. I have a lot on my mind, lately. My heart just isn’t in to blogging right now.
I have officially killed the ‘Picture of the Day’. There are several reasons why. I’m surprised I did it as long as I did, to be honest. It’s sort of my M.O. I start out with enthusiasm, and when the excitement wanes, I have trouble keeping up with it. I guess I set the bar too high.
My biggest stumbling block was finding subject material that is interesting to take a picture of. If I could take pictures of chickens every day, I’d do just fine. I also don’t like the way the pictures are cluttering up my blog so that the real posts are buried in pictures. I’m thinking at some point in the future, I might do a ‘week in pictures’ or something. Some of my friends set aside one day a week just for a picture, and that’s a possibility, too.
Bud has decided he is ready to contact the Real Estate Agent to set things in motion so that we can get it on the market. We had someone out to give us an estimate on some work that needs to be done, and we need to make sure we are not spending more than we will get back out of it. Therefore, we are contacting the Real Estate Agent to find out what she thinks is most important to be done. I still need to declutter the place, not only so that we will be ready to move into our much smaller place, but also, so that it will look attractive to a buyer. The house also needs to be deep cleaned, which I have let go because of health issues.
I have had some sick chickens, which are not healing and bouncing back as fast as in times past. This wears on me greatly. I don’t cull when they get sick. I go to heroic measures to take care of them when they get sick, which includes giving them injections if they need it, or feeding them with a dropper. These are my pets and friends. They are my responsibility to mother, doctor and keep healthy. Failure is devastating for me.
I’m still having health issues, and I’m still following The Autoimmune Protocol. The rash on my foot has cleared up, but I’m still getting rashes in other places that flare up. Sometimes my foot still flares up with itching. It just doesn’t have the rash as it did. Though I’ve done the diet pretty strictly, even cutting out coffee, I’ve used some things I shouldn’t have (like black pepper, cinnamon, mustard). I also recently added back eggs, and haven’t noticed any problems with that.
I’m still having bad headaches off and on that have not gone away. Today, I’ve noticed that my glands feel swollen, so something is still setting this stuff off. Too boot, I start itching when I take my Vitamin D, Niacin and C . I really notice depression and fatigue setting in when I don’t take them…especially Vitamin D.
The good thing is that I have made some improvements toward adding nutrients to my diet. I’m getting more and varied veggies than I was before. I’m drinking bone broth on a daily basis. I’ve added fermented foods into my diet, so those are all positive things.
I’m not complaining, just explaining. My heart is not into blogging right now. I haven’t decided if I’m going to take a complete internet break yet. The Internet is addictive and steals my time. Sometimes I do better if it’s packed away and out of site.
So…if you don’t see me around here for a while, that is why. We’ll be going up to our place in March. Bud is taking an extra week off. I will for sure be blogging when we come back.
I love you all.