Things have been a little sickly over here.
I’ve been a bit, uh, under the weather. This is code for: Y’all. This is bad. I haven’t showered in over five years and when I cough I sound like a seal ate a bullfrog and then it got a side of the plague.
Aches. Pains. Chills. Hacking cough. No sleep (due to cough and, also, due to resentment at husband because he has slept peacefully through me practically DYING, so I just stare at him and snot-wheeze and get bitter. By the time morning comes, I am an old, dried up lemon of bitterness and phlegm. Lovely.)
So, basically, what has been lurching about here lately has been the little girl from The Ring, only with a load of laundry under her arm.
Poor dear. She really needs to say hello to Mr. Comb.
Oh, and on top of ALL of this, along with the constant requests for food (EVERY night. Every NIGHT my parasitic family wants to be fed. If I had KNOWN that FEEDING them CONSTANTLY would be part of the deal, I would have… Well. Ok. I would have not changed anything because I also eat. But sometimes it’s nice to vent a bit, eh?)
Sorry, on top of ALL of these constant badgering about being a responsible adult, I have been asked to read and review this book:
Ah, Universe. *knocks Universe in the shoulder with fist* Ya big lug. I get what You’re doing here.
So, as I slowly , Ring-girl creep back to normalcy (this, as we all know, is a relative term used only because “nutball” is already taken) I am reading Alison’s book and taking notes, and guys! I am super interested in what this book has to say about women, our health, and nutrition! And you KNOW I don’t use the ! lightly!
First of all, she uses the word “vagina” like 57 million times. As one who has always used the terms “lady bits” or “fine china” for this part of my anatomy, I am finally paying attention, and, also, deciding it’s time to act like a responsible adult.
There. I said it. Completely out of context and all, and I’m sure my dad is now hiding under his desk at the office, but heck! I am an adult! I will shout “vagina” from the rooftops if I need to!
Nope. Not gonna do that. Our roof is waaaayy too slanted and I just don’t want to have to explain all of this to the neighbors.
It’s hard. The adulting thing. But since I managed to keep my family alive this week while I was sad, pale, sickly Ring girl, I think I have earned my Adult Merit Badge. On to some more reading!
See you Friday for the full review.
Also, I leave you with this, because I have to:
I told you I had earned the Adult Merit Badge. I didn’t say I would have to ACT like it all the time, OK?
Seriously – this book has a lot to say about really crucial health topics for women like:
- nutrition and mental health – what are the links?
- hormones – I don’t have to hate them, do I?
- sex and well, hormones and aging and all of that “gettting older business” – Help!
- medicine – do we over-prescribe? What are the alternatives?
- how can I be more “in charge” of my health?
And on and on. Stay tuned for a more in depth review on Friday!
If you are interested in ordering a copy of Alison Buehler’s book, click here.
Also, here is a short book trailer. Enjoy!