Ah… Autumn; the crisp air, the making of soups and stews, pumpkin season, apples, and turning on the electric blanket. I love autumn. The smells, the sounds, even the cooler
temps. Maybe I love it because I get to break out my hats again. I enjoy wearing
hats and have a large variety. The only thing I don’t care for about this season is – Hibernation Mode.
Animals that hibernate have already begun their gorging in earnest to pack on the pounds before their torpor begins. I have to fight that urge. The complications of Hibernation Mode have been compounded by the new heart medication, a beta blocker called Nadolol. The beta blocker class of drugs lowers blood pressure (and in my case, helps with rythym issues… in my heart), and makes you move a bit slower. I already have low blood pressure, so my attempt to combat the affects with exercise, now that I can do that again, is having mixed results. I can’t tell if my sleepiness over the last few weeks is due to the change of season, the increase in meds or a combination of the two. Regardless – the battle lines have been drawn and I shall fight valiantly.
On a different note, I am fairly obsessed with tv show, “Extreme Couponing”. My new goal for the rest of the year is to use a coupon for EVERY possible transaction. Sound impossible? I don’t think so. DH built a few columns into the Excel spreadsheet to track what is saved between the savings cards and coupons, and the last shopping trip we saved almost $40. Pretty awesome.