Sometimes the most difficult part of writing a post for me is giving it a title.
You must think, what in the world is she talking about today?
I'm feeling the need to be all organized, so
#1. This is last night's Sturgeon moon.
These are the best two shots out of ohhhhh probably 50.
(I'm shaky . I have to balance the camera without a tripod and not breathe to take the pictures. )
So because I live on Lake Michigan's shores, I'll tell you the Native American's caught the most Sturgeon in the Great Lakes during this time.
I'm all Native American talk because Al's in Oklahoma City and she's learning so much there about this beautiful culture.
Chicago has/had Potawatomi Indians.
Indians of the Plains wore hand knitted sweaters.
I also loved the book, about Curtis ( Dark Night of the Shadow Catcher was one of my reads this year. ) and his extensive photographs of the Beautiful Native American people.
Judy read it and loved it too.
Which shot do you prefer?
I like the one below.#2. Christmas stocking, number 5. Stockings 2 and 3 were mailed to darling niece Nora in Scottsdale on Monday. Nora is living out on her own now. You start your own Holiday things going. Mamma doesn't give it all away. Mostly because a lot of it is broken after 21 years of parenting, cats in trees and a little too much hooch during the tree trimming.
#3 We haven't moved yet. You guys are so cute about it. Thanks for caring. Living in boxes is okay with me. I have 3 plates to wash. I'm a good camper. The only time I feel panic is when I cannot find the needles or yarn I need.
#4 Chinese swimmer darling Fu, told the world she had cramps during her Olympic swim. She didnt' whine about it. She just was doubled over in pain, (memories, horrible memories) and a reporter asked if she was ok. She said she was having painful cramps. Period. Pun intended. She said it was not an excuse, she had not swam her best. Certainly she has had to swim while her uterus screamed out to her before.
I was one of those sufferers. My mom was the best mom. She'd come pick me up from high school and let me go to bed for the day. She knew the pain. I had a sister who never had a cramp.
Fu, you are my hero. The world really has not cared if we have to be in severe pain once a month. For a long time it hasnt' cared. The great Mayan calendar was created by women who menstruated every 28 to 31 days. Fu, you spoke the truth.
Fu you are our voice . Fu , If I could, I'd send you an arsenal of zofran for the nausea two days before the cramps start, and I'd send you tyelnol #3 with codeine from all my friends (who had wisdom tooth extraction and scoffed at the need for Rx .)
Cramps...thats pain. We all squirreled the Drugs away for the cramps that would knock us over otherwise.
I'd send you a knitted hot water bottle cover in your favorite colors. And I 'd rewrite the schedule for your swims so you always swam mid cycle .....when you feel fantastic.