Randoms ~ August 5


After a scary lightening storm which knocked the power out for four hours,  I walked (hobbled) out on the porch to see if any more thunderheads were around.
The clouds in the sky looked amazing.  These looked like mammatus clouds that were lagging behind the main storm.   Not quite as intense and beautiful as these were, but it was a gorgeous sky nonetheless.


Random houseboundedness: 

My leg is healing, and the pain has eased off so that I can now get around without that horrible boot.   

Being mostly off my feet and completely bored, I've watched entirely too much television.  I spent two weeks giving everyone constructive criticism during the two conventions. 

I've also gained ten pounds because my daily step count went from 18500+ to below 3000.   It definitely could not possibly  be all the extra food I've eaten, due to aforementioned  inactivity and boredom. 

I've finished one bible study and started another.  The new one is fantastic so far: Having a Mary heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver. I highly recommend it. 
Katie has been an excellent study buddy. 


My intolerance test finally arrived.  Lisa from Two Bears Farm told me about her experience with it and I decided it was worth a try.  It looks like I am intolerant to wheat, rice and corn, and also to milk products. (Which takes all the fun out of breads and ice cream..boo hiss!)  I don't know if that means I am gluten intolerant, but I am going to ask my doctor. It would explain some of my health issues- maybe.  One interesting intolerance: CATS!  Katie didn't look too upset or concerned about it when I told her.  She just shrugged, stretched and rolled back into her nap position.  Well, alrighty then.  
sharing with  Skywatch FridaySaturday's Critters, and  randomly with Tanya  & Amy for 5 on Friday

38 comments:

  1. Glad you leg is healing. My daughter worked out for herself she was Guten wheat and barley intlerant and feels so much better without these things in her diet. There is so many GF things now in the shops, while they were here on holiday with me she was easy to cater for. Why don't you cut out gluten, wheat and barley for 1 month, see how you feel, then add it in again, see how you feel. You may not need to cut out al milky products but after the 1stexperiment if still not in good health, try then cutting out all milk products. By the way most ice creams have gluten in them. Your clouds are marellous.

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  2. That 10 lb will drop off when you can walk out with a spring in your step again. Meantime that study sounds good, and as for feline help, I would accept every little bit on offer. Hugs from a wet and very cold part of NZ down here.

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  3. Cool clouds! They look like cotton balls!

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  4. I am glad that the pain is easing and hope you get your mobility back quickly.
    Some years back I did a test and of the ten most common allergens the only ones I don't have problems with are cat and dog hair. Which, in my cat laden house is a good thing.

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  5. Let me just say, that I'm intolerant to all this political nonsense. Keep up the good fight!

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  6. Beautiful and interesting looking clouds. I've never seen such clouds. I laughed out loud when you told your cat that you are allergic to cats! Her response is typical, he he. I'm glad to hear you are off your leg boot and hope you are fully on the mend soon.

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  7. Judging by you photos every storm has some beauty in it.

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  8. i think those clouds are so very cool, but at the same time, i hate to see them as they mean seriously dangerous weather. yeah, that inactivity and boredom is a terrible thing! :)

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  9. Nice clouds, indeed, and glad you're coming along.

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  10. Hello, pretty clouds and sky shots. I hope you feel better soon, it is not fun! Cute kitty. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Your cloud shots are lovely.
    Happy to hear the leg is better.
    I am allergic to a lot of medicines, some foods, and cats. It nearly killed me when my pulmonologist said I had to get rid of my cat. Nobody wanted an the old, slightly incontinent cat and it broke my heart. After all the heartbreak, my breathing only improved for less than a year.

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  12. the sky looks like God through out his supply of cotton balls.. lovely. i am in the house majority of the time, by choice but if i get to where i can't go out when i want to it makes me crazy. i love TV, movies, computers and blogs and emails and reading in my kindle. so as long as i have power and internet i am happy. but don't tell me i HAVE to stay in and use it..... glad you are rid of the boot and healing an dhope you can escape soon to walk of the weight gain.

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  13. It sounds like things are moving along, which is good. And your inability to get around has not impeded your powers of observation . . . nice photos!

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  14. Beautiful clouds and I'm glad that you're up and around again. I've read that book and I agree that it is very good. Our two oldest grandchildren have confirmed celiac's disease. Once the were taken off of all gluten it was amazing how quickly they felt better. Our grandson grew 8 inches over one summer after being small for his age for years. He was only 6! I, too, have gained way too much weight over the past year of health issues. I know how frustrating it is. I'm sure once you're up and around it will disappear. And don't get me started on our presidential choices this year. Our youngest wants us to move to Japan with him and I must say, it sounds good sometimes. Ha!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. I love clouds, all varieties!

    My DoK group is considering the Mary/Martha study. Glad to hear you recommend it.

    I gave up all dairy a year and a half ago and it's made a tremendous difference in how I feel. Actually I gave up all animal products, too, so that might have something to do with it as well. WFPBD (whole food plant based diet)

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  16. Me, too, Tom. and Terri, can you give yourself an intolerance test? I had one years ago in a dr. office. Weird stuff I was allergic to!

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  17. Glad to hear that your leg is healing. Such good news. I don't think I've ever seen clouds like those.

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  18. great news about the leg and pain!! pretty skies, no 2 are ever alike!! have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  19. Wow I am so impressed with your before step count. Well done and so glad your leg is healing and know you will be active again soon. So sorry about the intolerant results. I recently, after 75 years of being an avid milk drinker, discovered I am intolerant of milk. Huge bummer.
    Cashew milk however is not bad and fills the void. Hope you can find tasty substitutes. No substitutes for cats. Hopefully that was in error.

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  20. Katie must figure she's safe with you even if you do have an intolerance, because she's already won your heart. :) I hope you heal soon so that things can get back to normal for you. Those clouds are lovely.

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  21. Really beautiful and unusual skies! Great photos!!

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  22. I'm thankful that your pain has eased some. Those are beautiful clouds. Katie is a sweetheart. I think I'm allergic to cats and I have 5 - oh well! God bless your weekend, Terri.

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  23. Wonderful capture, well done. Keep your chin up and hope you are completely better soon.

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  24. Hello, I love your sweet kitty photo. Lovely skies too! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  25. I'm glad to hear you are healing but I know how boring it is when you are normally so active. Hope you find some good movies to watch and not the 'news'! lol Hugs, Diane

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  26. Wow, that's some tough intolerances! You can email them about the gluten. I had to email them a couple of times myself and they had their nutritionist respond... There is no charge either. I hope it will help you! Cort likes the coconut bliss brand of ice cream which is dairy free. They have a few fun flavors... Cappuccino and snickerdoodle come to mind!
    Cort is also intolerant to cats but that's one thing we refuse to eliminate!

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  27. cotton clouds. Glad the storm ended :)

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  28. Great sky shot and love the cat photo ~ sending lots of healing reiki hugs to you !

    Happy weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  29. Being laid up,be it for a day or two or much longer,is never fun or easy to deal with.I like the Mammatus clouds.

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  30. Always nice when a storm ends ... those clouds look nice.

    Hope your healing continues well, take care

    All the best Jan

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  31. Pretty shots! I hope everything heals for you. Of course you can't give up cats!
    ~

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  32. gotta love those mammatus clouds. they are so cool. glad you are healing and getting better.

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  33. Glad your foot is healing! Oh what a havoc being laid up does to one's life! But finally you are getting back to normal. An intolerance test sounds like a good idea. Is it something you do through your Dr.? Neat clouds! Hope you have a great day.

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  34. So you also had your share of bad weather. All over the planetwe see strange weather patrons.
    My Australian daughter can only have gluten free food.

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  35. keep on getting better!! Don't worry about that weight, it will melt when you get back out to your regular life. Take care.

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  36. Interesting clouds! I am also intolerant of wheat, corn and dairy. I'm okay with rice but have other allergies. Corn is a tough one because it is in many wheat-free foods.

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