Tuesday, March 10, 2015

skipping like a stone

sleep is so important for (everyone) fibro suffers. if I sleep badly for a day, it's probably ok, but more than 2 nights of shit sleep and I am borked. I do take a sleep aid (prescribed by my Dr) but I find it seems to be less effective than it was once. I have an appointment to see him next monday so we'll see what happens then. but for now, ugh. sleep. where are you?

pickles seems to have gotten himself into quite a pickle! he showed up one day last week with his cheek covered in blood! I cleaned him off and saw he had a scratch on his face which he promptly made a billion times worse by scratching it until it was a huge bloody mess. enter the comfy cone .
I got Chris to stop at our local dog food shop to find something to keep him away from the scratch. I had called the shop before hand to see what they had in stock, and this seemed like the answer to our problem. it is a terrific solution to the usual hard cones. you can take the ribs out of it and turn it down so the little guys can see out and it is totally comfy enough for pickles to sleep in. which is great because he gets to wear the damn thing until this big gross scab falls off. I'm also cleaning it twice a day (we eventually did have to hit the vet*) and he's getting some antibiotics too. better safe than sorry I suppose. jerk.

I don't know about you but I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday. it's my own mixture kinda like a granola or muesli. I LOVE it. like maybe I eat it 2x a day LOVE. I usually use blueberries (frozen or fresh) but they had such good pomegranate arils in the safeway, I used them in my last nights/this mornings batch. SO. GOOD. with almond milk? shut the fucking door good.

*130$ to find out I was doing everything right. sigh.


Heather said...

In the picture it looks like Pickles is sitting inside a top hat - so cute!! That breakfast looks yummy! What exactly is in it?

karen said...

I start with Rogers porridge oats, then add buckwheat groats, chia seeds, flax seeds, oat bran and lots of coconut. the big unsweetened flakes or chips. then I toss in some fruit (blueberries, raspberries or poms) and hit it with some almond milk. I try to let it sit for a bit to absorb, but usually can't resist chowing down asap. it's good heated up too, but I'm a fan of raw.