To Do List

1. Shower

2. Eat

3. Fix http://ritalsmith.com

4. Work on book

5. Laundry

6. Forget about clothes in the washer, because I am too engrossed in my story.

7. Read Vickie Peterson’s The Taken (I am already ahead of our discussion in the haberdashery.) or I can read something else (There is a chance I will confuse the books.).

8. Make dinner. (Maybe I’ll have Ralph pick up something on his way home.)

Oh, boy, what an exciting life I lead. I am not sure when our next adventure will be. Family gathering at Ralph’s folks on Sunday. As long as my volatile emotions don’t make an appearance, it should be fun.

Oh and the football game on Saturday. Hopefully, I can get som good photo shots.

At the end of September, we are going to Anaheim. No not to Disneyland, I think, but to the Astros vs Angels game. Maybe I’ll talk Ralph into a little exploration too.

And now time for the health portion of our program…

I have confirmed that wheat tears my stomach up more than dairy. It causes more pain, like it’s ripping the inside to shreds. Both still get me ill. Sometimes you just need to torture yourself.

Still daily migraines and dizziness. Though the Sumatriptan actually worked in alleviating mine yesterday, just not as quickly as the Frova.

I have tests coming up in the next few weeks for my neurologist. Maybe we can find a root cause for the migraines or what kind I have. I think it’s Vestibular Migraine.

I hope you are spin free!

Love, Peace and Light! Rita

My Crazy Life

My husband, Ralph, and I have an amazing life. We love sharing our adventures with you.

Since I have some health issues, travel is not always easy, but we make it work. I have Meniere’s Disease, an unpredictable debilitating chronic illness.

I carry a cane, earplugs and wear blue light filtering glasses. I make sure I carry enough medication to last the entire vacation plus a few extra days.

I want to let others know that their disabilities don’t have to limit the enjoyment they get out of life.

We recently went to see Gwen Stefani. Concerts can be challenging for vestibular issues with all the stimulus from sound and lights. I turn my head often to prevent the lights from causing dizziness and/or vertigo. The earplugs help in situations like this. I use Fusion earplugs, because they work great.

I hope you are spin free.

Love, Peace and Light! Rita