Hibernation Mode

Enormously Huge Pom-Pom Hat... I think Yes!

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.

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About The Amusing Muse

Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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