I say this because my stomach hurts, I have a headache, and my blood pressure lately has been soaring to new heights. This is stupid, because really, nothing horribly bad is happening to me, so it can't be stress. For the last week, my blood has felt thick, like it's having trouble pushing through my blood stream, my heart strains, I am exhausted most of the time, and my circulation is wonky. The only change I had done in my daily activities was to take 500mg of Vitamin C. Vitamin C, in pill form, never bode well for me. It's usually in chewable form, and ever since my best friend in high school tried to get me to take them daily, and I reacted badly, I have realized there was something in C that didn't agree with me. Which is funny, because I love oranges and orange juice, and don't have trouble with that. But lately, with all the colds and sicknesses I had been having, I thought I'd try to take C again, but as part of my morning pills. Then I started to feel bad. I have no idea if it was coincidence, psychosomatic, or what, but that's when the blood pressure started to go awry. So I stopped because it was really interfering with everything. I also stopped all caffeine, and cut down my intake of food because I was becoming sick every time I ate. The problems subsided, but then on Thursday, I ate some pizza that nearly made me pass out from abdominal pain. I am not sure why, I don't think the pizza was bad (it tasted great, no one else got sick from it, and I didn't have a fever or anything else associated with food poisoning), but since then, I have felt like a bomb has gone off in my stomach, and nothing feels right now. We got the pizza as a celebration because...
... my son got a math award from his school, and I am really proud of him! We weren't expecting it, and I know he sure wasn't. But he excelled in math, as I did, which further proves that he wasn't switched at birth like I worried about when they showed me his baby picture, and he looked Chinese.
But I am supposed to be going on a beach trip! Not being sick! Last beach trip, I had just had root canal, and could only eat certain things, which royally sucked, so what is this, now? Bugger! I am indignant!
But still more good news to offset disapproving looks from Benny: I got the new Harry Potter book! It came shortly before I typed this entry. It came from FedEx, if you can believe it, and was in a white box, labeled with a green warning: "CARRIER: PLEASE DELIVER ON JUNE 21. Do not under any circumstances deliver before June 21!" Also on the box was an unnecessary ad, "Deeper Secrets. Darker powers. Stronger magic." I say unnecessary because if you see the ad, you must already have, and thus paid for, the book. I read super-fast, but 870 pages (the last page number here) will be a challenge. I could, uninterrupted, read this book in about a day, but that's not possible right now. I should be finished with this book by the halfway week point, because I suspect half the other people on the beach trip will want to read it too, so I can't afford to be leisurely reading the book while people salivate for it.
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