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Focusing on the positives...

     It was a blessing I woke up and had to use the bathroom at 11:30 last night. That happens too often in the summer months, but usually between 1:30 - 3:30 am. It was then I realized it was still raining, and discovered that my closet and my entire room had flooded thanks to a third round of storms that day I hadn't known was coming. Of course, with the wretched humidity/heat as bad as it is, the throw rug and everything else is extremely slow to dry, but I'm very glad I didn't sleep through the entire night with my place filling up with water.

     I spotted a hummingbird on my walk home from the bus! Rather surprised I'd notice anything with another day of over 90 F/32 C and obscene humidity--but I saw it (probably she) flitting around the hollyhocks of the garden I like, then she shot off and perched on the electric line for half a second. SO tiny!

     A treat in the mail too, in the form of a 'owie booboo' card from the apheresis center with a bandaid on it, because they beat me up in my attempted donation last Saturday (my iron was actually high enough, then three nurses spent over twenty minutes wiggling the needle around in my left arm trying to hit the vein). They don't want me to chicken out of trying again (as if) but it was very sweet of them to send it! =) Can't forget the haul of freebies I got Saturday because they felt bad for me!
Emotional Status:
exhausted exhausted
Reaching My Ears:
air conditioning
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On August 12th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Twenty minutes is a long time to have someone wiggling a needle around in your arm. Glad to hear that you are not in the least discouraged. Hopefully the next time goes a bit better!
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On August 12th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I sure hope so too! Though since my employer has their blood drive in September, I won't get another shot at apheresis until October.
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On August 12th, 2010 08:05 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
So fortunate you woke early to catch the flooding. How long did
you have to stay up?
I am not too sure I would be willing to go back for other donations
after what you went through.
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On August 12th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
I stayed up past 12:30, but the storm was over by then...and then it took forever to fall asleep again!

They've got 'torrential rains' in the forecast for Friday, so I fear another flooding bout is coming.

Just as long as their digging about doesn't cause nerve damage like what happened to poor Nancy!