I had planned to walk at Mather this morning and then stop at a Rite Aid or Walgreens to find something for my heartburn. It's driving me crazy and appears a couple of hours after meals. I decided at the last minute to just walk around my neighborhood, and quit after a mile. It's much more difficult walking on the paved road than at Mather where at least half the walk is on packed sand or dirt. But I finished it, then got in my car and even turned the ignition on. I decided to just try some peppermint tea when hit with heartburn and see if it helps. The tea, while still in a sealed package, has been on the shelf for a while. I may have to resort to Tums or similar.
During the first half of my walk I had to listen to a firestorm of yappy little dogs. Even when their owners try to shush them, they still bark even louder. I definitely could not deal with that behavior.
Having been pretty much immobile for the last month, I have resorted to watching a lot of television. I figured out how to deal with the DVR and record a lot of shows I want to watch, but want to fast forward through commercials. I mostly like the science and history programs, but have noticed that there are an awful lot of WWII documentaries and I'm getting pretty tired of hearing about Adolph Hitler!
The science and pseudo science programs lean heavily toward alien visitation and presence on the earth. I have an open mind about it, and have little doubt that there are many other worlds with civilizations, and surely some of them are visiting ours. But some of the stuff on TV is ridiculous, especially the theory that ancient man had absolutely no brains in his head and had to be taught everything by alien visitors. On the other hand, there are a lot of humans today without a brain in their heads and could use a little alien tutoring!
The above paragraphs show how desperately I need a little human contact rather than the substitute of media. Tomorrow is Jeannie's birthday party and I'm looking forward to being among lots of happy people!
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