Part of me likes living in the desert. Right this minute, the temperature is 82 and the humidity is 37%. It’s killing me! Well, weed pollen is extra high, too. My lungs hurt sooooooooooo bad! I feel like I am breathing jello 😦 In Vermont, that would be a dry day 🙂 Right now in Burlington, Vermont, humidity is 80%. Portland, Oregon is 67%. Average relative humidity for Salt Lake City, Utah is 23% on an August afternoon. My lungs have never liked humidity. Going to an inside pool is distressing.
Last night, when the storms hit, my windows fogged up. After the driving rain stopped, I opened my windows again. The fog stayed on the windows for hours. That’s the first time I ever remember that happening in SLC. I was grateful when it was time to go to bed. I closed the windows and turned the A/C on. That greatly reduced the humidity.
Yesterday, around 7 PM, 2 cop cars that looked different than the usual ones, and of two different colors, went screaming down my street. Later it was on the news that a 16 year old was shot at Liberty Park by three 14 year olds. That’s the park I like to go to for flower pics and toodling around under the shady trees. They figure it’s gang related. Sigh….lots of gang stuff in SLC. They are all just babies 😦
There are maybe a dozen people who I don’t recognize who have been going by my window this week…in groups of 2 or 3. Some of them are creepy 😮 Never have so many strange people boldly stared at me.
Today was food box day. I gave back the grape juice, green beans and can of beef stew. Yuck. I got canned pears, applesauce, corn, cream of chicken soup, a pound of cheese, 8 hamburger buns and some tuna that expired 4-13. No eggs, nothing yummy. The boxes just keep getting smaller and smaller. I need to think of a way to use the boxed cream of chicken soup. There are now 5 boxes in the cupboard, because I never use them. They take up a lot of space. Perhaps I should just put them on the free table.
I long for fresh food….tomatoes, salad mix, some fresh fruits……especially ones that *I* pick out. I haven’t been to FNB since the leaves were coming out on the trees. I got burned out on getting crap. I rarely feel well at 11 AM, when food is up for grabs, anyways.
I love posole, but I have had my fill of that for awhile. I made a bit over a gallon last week. I have been eating it once or twice a day for days. I still have one bowl left in the fridge. I get SNAP on Saturday. I am looking forward to it! 🙂 I am feeling the pain of having 97 cents per meal to spend. $91 doesn’t last long each month.
I am feeling sad, snarky, whiny, pathetic and sick. All this week I have felt like crap. More and more, my MG symptoms are ramping up. I coughed half the night because every few minutes in my sleep, I just stopped breathing for a second or so….causing my throat to seize up. Lots of things hurt, my vision sucks and I have HAD IT with being so weak 😦