St. John's Wort grabbed from the net.
The only connection between these ramblings is the fact that they came from the same mind. Other than that, who knows?
I received a call early this morning that had me discombobulated for a few minutes. (I'm surprised spell check had no problem with this word, I never knew it was a real one). I knew the call was from somewhere else but I have been oriented toward the Far East lately so when I started listening to the accent, I was at a loss. It did not sound Oriental and I could not understand what he was saying.
Eventually I asked from what country he was calling and I caught the word Spain. Suddenly my brain shifted into listening for Spanish accent and I was able to understand. Apparently I was listening differently. That is amazing to me. (Apparently, I get amazed easily)
Are you going through a double whammy with the time change and now the sudden drop in temps? I used to really get the blues during this time of year. Some thought it was the light deprivation syndrome, but I was outside quite a bit during the winter so, I never fully accepted that.
I found that St. John's Wort seemed to help so I started taking it on a regular basis and the "blues" went away. I take on in the morning and one at night. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/st-johns-wort/NS_patient-stjohnswort
A dear friend called me this morning who has been battling health issues for many years. It was hard to even talk to hi at times and I thought surely that when he "disappeared" for several months, my next news would be that he had passed on.
Well, he is sounding better than I have heard him in years. He found a new doctor who removed the 20+ types of medication he was on and PRESTO, his life returned. He still has issues, but I could tell by his voice when he said hello that things were MUCH better.
As usual, we have new kittens in our life. We have not been able to catch the responsible parties, but also as usual, the kittens provide us with entertainment. We have one we had to bring in because he was constantly getting sick. Upon closer examination we realized that he has a tail that takes a right 90 degree turn about 1.5 inches from the end.
Thus he became known to us as CT (Crooked Tail). I like the name Kinky T but we had to decide and I lost out. Last night I noticed that while his whole tail can move as normal, he also can move just the tip of this tail that is kinked. Neat!
I have yet to put our garden to bed for the winter and I still have not planted the garlic but firewood seemed to be a primary requirement, so maybe soon. When I do finally get around to it, I am going to use newspaper (Thanks T-G) to put a four layer blanket underneath wood chips. I have to find a way to stop these morning glories. Stopping the Bermuda grass would be nice too but I don't expect the newsprint and mulch to stop that.
I brought in a mystery pepper last week and will be overwintering it to see what pops out. I say mystery because it showed up where I have not planted any peppers, so all I can tell right now is that it will be a hot pepper because I did not plant any bell peppers this year.. Some flowers formed before I brought it in so maybe I will actually get to see what kind before next spring.
Done rambling for the moment. Have a great day.