Well, what's the scoop today? Anxiety, pain, stress? So, yeah, another day in chronic ailments, basically. All together now: Yell it out: ARGH! PAIN PAIN GO AWAY!
I know, didn't help me, either but for asecond I felt like I was puching pain in the face. I'm on day five of a headache due to a partially pinched nerve I've had since my late childhood (thanks, Dad) and it won't quit till... well, till it does.
Pesticides! Keep bugs off our crops! The problem is... turns out, those pests they kill are esential for soil health. I'm no fan of ants in my house, for example, but ants aerate soil with all their digging and tunneling. No ants? No good. No ground beetles? No good. No ground bugs rooting around like worms? NO GOOD. yet over 50% of pesticide applied to plants ends up... on and in the soil. Killing things the soil needs, and allowing bad things to bloom (fungi, for example, can end up taking over and rotting roots, in some instances.)
Science is looking at switchgrass ---- yes, that bne of the upper plains of the US ---- to plant on former firing ranges and military bases. With a genetic tweak, switchgrass can absorb a toxin used in explosives, and keep it out of the local water sources. And, since I once had to rip out switchgrass for two years so I could have my back yard garden back in Ohio? Yeah, that stuff is not gonna die easy anyway!
So why do animals play? A not-at-all groundbreaking new look at animal play shows what we already knew: Play is how they learn life skills without risk of death. No sh*t, Sherlocks. tussling, running, hiding, stalking, whatever it is, that's what play always was/is: training for adulthood without the consequences.
When you get upset about cats eatin birds? Chill out if it's a European starling, barn swallow, house sparrow or ring-bill gull ---- all species with more than 1 billion individuals and counting, globally. Even cardinals in the US/Canada, be chill. Now, if it's some really unusual species like some times of sandpiper (the piping plover), okay, bu ttaht last one lives on oceans, so your cats are probably gonna avoid it anyway. In fact, many rare birds aren't on the menu for housecats ---- but if you're worried, give 'em some skinks. Cats do seem to love those.
Also, FYI, someo f the birds that I mentioned? Will attack cats. A cat to a bald eagle is just a furry fish. To a hawk? A strange rabbit. To a seagull? One more thing to peck to death. in fact, some jays and crows will injure kittens and adult cats without much provocation but "hey, it's there!"....
Short version: Nature is more complicated than we realize!
Haev a good day:-) I'm gonna find a heating pad for this muscle tension and work toward a peaceful day. :-)
Actually, I have no chat. Nor chatter. Not even a chit or a cheep. Perhaps a meep.***For historical irony see the headlines. France is upset that Australia canceled a deal for submarines, in favor of US submarine technology. 1. France is famously two-faced in its "partnerships" and 2. They're still upset that we didn't agree to give Russia more access to the Ukraine so western Europe could get...
I had today the worst anxiety attack ive had in years. And of course when i was home alone, but at least Matt was headed home. I could not find my klonopin so got mom on the phone to talk to me until he got home and as soon as he did i told him i need my klonopin now having bad anxiety attack he found it right away i could not think even. I feel like a faillure i thought i was past having these...