Two Cats; circa 1940 From the Walter Anderson Museum of Art Permanent Collection. An original pen and ink drawing by Walter Inglis Anderson. This work was drawn at Oldfields, of cats belonging to the family.
Had to heimlich Allison to dislodge a bit of lunch from her throat. She is ok now, but it was a real fright when it was happening . I hope I didn’t break one of her ribs. Right now her only pain is a really rough throat.
Back to text and stills. #swampwalk quarantine isolation day 459.
Bog safari turned up a lot of insects, mostly dragonflies, those weird tiny aphids that look fuzzy and white, hanging in the sky like dandelion seeds, a few mosquitos , a couple of ladybird and too many japanese beetles (the latter on our grapevines)
A few cardinals and lots of grackles, one fat squirrel and two neighborhood cats.
Shade was still good but the shot here shows a hole in the canopy, maybe that tree is dead?
It didn’t feel as hot as yesterday, though the thermometer said otherwise. The power of a cool drink works wonders. Speaking of drinks, I really need to bring another trash bag out there and pick up all the plastic water bottles by the entrance of the area. It seems that folks are seeing trash and just adding to it rather than picking it up.
Back is doing better post epidural, thus the return to #walkies. I hope the meds take for a while, because the pain of sciatica and arthritis is not fun at all. Pain level currently 3 out of 10 (as opposed to 7 of 10 previously)
Pain scale I use for the record –
0 Pain free
1 Very minor annoyance-occasional minor twinges
2 Minor annoyance-occasional
3 Annoying enough to be distracting
4 Can be ignored if you are really involved in your work, but still distracting,
5 Can’t be ignored for more than 30 minutes.
6 Can’t be ignored for any length of time, but you can still go to work and participate in social activities.
7 Make it difficult to concentrate, interferes with sleep, you can still function with effort
8 Physical activity severely limited. You can read and converse with effort. Nausea and dizziness may occur.
9 Unable to speak, crying out or moaning uncontrollable- pain makes you pass out
10 Unconscious. Pain makes you pass out
The man who would become Mahatma Doom was one of the members of the Monastery of Mystic Monks in Tibet, who tended to the health of Victor von Doom and trained him in their arts. Doom returned the favor by killing all of the monks except one. This survivor realized that they had made a huge mistake by teaching Doom, unwittingly unleashing a terrible evil upon the world. He took on the alias of “Mahatma Doom” to spread kindness and balance Doom’s evil.