This morning I had a hard time persevering on that ellipse. I just don't feel too hot. Yesterday morning I woke up with a weird feeling in my throat. Within a few hours the left side was sore. I felt the lymph nodes on the outside of my neck and they were swollen and painful. I know from experience that this is never a good sign. The pain increased through yesterday. I'm not looking forward to the possibility of it getting worse. I checked out the throat with a flashlight and mirror and it doesn't look pretty. Hmm. Maybe this is the reason I've had a nap every afternoon for the last three days...and not just a little nap...but close to two or three hours.
On another note, I think I'm lactose intolerant. I can't believe it! I can't believe I didn't think of this before. I can't believe that a milk lover like myself is discovering her worse nightmare. :-/ Yeah, pretty much my entire life has been a plague of nightly stomachaches. As a kid it was probably heavily due to the fact that my teeth alligned in only two places and my food was quite...well...un-chewed when it reached my stomach. My braces fixed that problem (and oh! what a joy that was) but now I'm thinking it's this intolerance thing. I was just starting to love yogurt too. And cheese. *sigh* At least I enjoy soy milk. Many people do not, so I am thankful for a substitute. And maybe I'll find out that I can still enjoy the yogurt. I'll try that a little at a time. But for now, I must admit that I'm already feeling better. Stomach wise at least.
On a final (and completely different) note, I need to admit my latest love/weird obsession. (You be the judge.) I enjoy clicking on random blog links on my friends' blogs and discovering some really awesome individuals. Mostly I am drawn toward stories of women just a bit older than me and a few "life stages" ahead of me. I love learning from them. And being encouraged by their Christian testimony in their daily life with their husbands, children, hobbies, and friends. So in case any of those women traces my interest in them back to this blog post, I say thank you. Thank you for your example.