I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! It has been absolutely beautiful here in the DC area. I think the dogs want to live outside!!
Levi has been obsessed with the baby bird he can see (and smell…hopefully not taste…he has a bad reputation for this!!) through a crack in the deck. Luckily for the birds, they found their flying wings and headed out today. Levi still visits, looking in, JUST IN CASE THEY COME BACK FOR A VISIT!!)
On another subject, most of you probably know I’m a regular blood donor. I think if you can give, it’s worth the time for such a gift. No money in the world can buy you blood if someone doesn’t take the time to donate it! Recently, I took the plunge to platelets. You can give platelets more often (technically, every 7 days, but the American Red Cross recommends a two week wait) than whole blood (only once every 8 weeks). Platelets are used for cancer patients, among other things. It’s a much longer process (2 1/2 hours instead of 30 minutes), but I know I would appreciate someone’s time if someone I loved needed them.
So, Friday was the day. You pick out a movie (I chose ‘Someone Like You’ – sappy chick flick), they get you all cozy and warm in blankets and the process begins….
Two and a half hours later…
I’ve never had trouble with feeling whoozy after, but my legs are J.E.L.L.O. You are resting comfortably in reclining chairs, but since my feet are up a bit (and I don’t have the best leg circulation to begin with), walking after is a bit weird. Ok, a lot weird.
I feel like I have crazy legs! Anyway, it’s worth it – what’s a little crazy leg? Anyone who can give, I urge you to give it a shot. Stop by your local Red Cross and see if you’re eligible. Even if you don’t want to spend a huge amount of time, what’s 30 minutes? I’m sure we all waste more than that every day doing nothing.
Have you ever donated?