Pedialite... always have some around just cause it works. I like the popsicle ones. 2-3 of those will fix ya right up.Good news that it is not Covid. No “Long Covid” to be worried about. Bad news that you are still feeling lousy. But not too unexpected with what is now most likely to be the Norovirus. The rebounds of feeling really lousy is very is likely to be caused by dehydration. Dehydration is serious and dangerous, you know that, you have had first aid training, so start the cure right away!. Push those fluids into yourself. Oatmeal, is a good fiber choice for an easy sickbed meal. apple sauce. Fiber is very important as it holds the fluid for slow release in your digestive track. Earn canned soup for the sodium, hot drinks too for comfort. Do whatever is quick and easy for you to fix and drink. Water + salt + sugar + if you have any, some of the electrolyte drinks. The drug stores sell packets of rehydration powder or bottled liquidsvfor it.
If you can not force yourself to get rehydrated or it is not working get to the emergency clinic so they can do it via an IV drip. Let your daughter know you are working on rehydration to prevent those serious complications.
I swear my husband saved my life once by spooning Pedialite slush into my mouth. I was that ill with the flu several years back, in spite of my annual flu shot. Once you are really dehydrated, it's very hard to keep fluids down, but it's absolutely imperative!There is adult pedialite. I saw some in Walmart a while back.
Very interesting, thanks for posting this.Speaking of science… sitting here in cloudy and very windy weather today near Felicity, California, just west of Yuma, Arizona, I got curious to know more about Atmospheric Rivers since it is in the news a lot this winter. It turns out there is geological sediment evidence that this major typ of ongoing cluster of them has happened approximately every 200 years. The last one in the late 1800s literally bankrupted the State of California. The streets of Sacramento were flooded for 3 months!
Here is the link to an in-depth article in Scientific America that shows images of that Sacramento situation and shows timelines of those historic events. It also explains how those atmospheric rivers are formed.
This current flooding is hitting the crop
growing fields near Salinas. Lettuce, strawberries etc. That is a big economic blow to the region.
Climate change or not food prices have always gone up every year. I have been the grocery shopper in the family for over 50 years so have lots of evidence of that!Very interesting, thanks for posting this.
I feel pretty confident in saying that from here on out, food prices are going to go up. Climate change will have major repercussions on all food-growing regions over the entire planet.
A love of gardening and growing veggies is something I'm going to have difficulty reconciling if I ever make the move to full-time nomad.Climate change or not food prices have always gone up every year. I have been the grocery shopper in the family for over 50 years so have lots of evidence of that!
Fortunately the price of eggs has come back down. With Easter just a few weeks off they will take a temporary drop in price as will ham and after Easter chocolate bunnies and jelly beans will also be affordable!
That's an issue that concerns our household, too. I can enjoy the "fruits" of others' efforts, but my husband really thrives on nurturing plants (inside and out). I enjoy his enjoyment tremendously, and have been looking for ways to reconcile that with full-time nomadic life. I suspect there are lots of opportunities to volunteer on the road (and we have engaged in a bit or gorilla landscaping), but it's something to consider lifestyle-wise.A love of gardening and growing veggies is something I'm going to have difficulty reconciling if I ever make the move to full-time nomad.
Leaving my garden was WAAAAAY harder than anything else. For now, I carry a tote with a few houseplants in it. It does help, especially when the 'Cleopatra' begonia starts to flower as it is now.A love of gardening and growing veggies is something I'm going to have difficulty reconciling if I ever make the move to full-time nomad.
I saw one of those eons ago! The part that really caught my attention was the cover. I was a couple of cars away, but it looked like he/she had formed an arc made of welded wire mesh (maybe 2x4"), covered that with clear sheet plastic, and then covered the plastic with another arc of the welded wire mesh. I seem to remember what might have been a plywood sidewalls about twice the height of the truck bed sides. I could see the tops of plants. I thought the plants were in pots, but your idea of growing the plants right in the bed itself made me wonder if what they were doing was what you just described. Wonderful idea!... I've thought about getting one of those trailers that are made from old pickups and making a garden in it to travel with. Problem is, I'd be subjecting plants to gale force winds every time I traveled on a highway. Haven't really hit on a good way to solve that problem. 2x2s and plastic wouldn't cut it. Sigh...