I had planned on writing a post today about the area of the Rockies that I have called home...but tonight, we had some wine with dinner...and then my dad and I had some very good brandy after dinner...and now its hard to think or type...I'm not drunk, but am not feeling any pain! It is a bit unusual for a lady to like and drink brandy, but I have had brandy, in the past, as a medicinal drink. When my asthma is very bad, sometimes a good, old, smooth brandy works much better than my nebulized albuterol, and prednisone, etc. My first acquaintance with brandy was in such a way...during an asthma attack...when it was not possible to get to the hospital or the doctor's office up here in the moutnains. We are in a very remote part of the mountains...and I was living here alone with my yougest daughter, who did not drive at the time. The brandy worked...I'm not sure of the mechanism of how it works, except that maybe the brandy relaxes everything and helps the airways to open. I just know that it works! So, this is how I was first acquainted with brandy. But now, I like to drink it once-in-a-while...and that was what happened tonight!
I will make a regular post on Wednesday about our area of the Rockies...we live in what is called the Enchanted Circle of New Mexico. It is a remote area, but very beautiful...a very healing place. It is truly a very enchanting place...and I will share more about this in my next post.
You all have a great day!
PS I wanted to add this note about alcohol and high altitudes! We are living at 9,000 ft...at this altitude, alcohol tends to have an increased effect on the body. I'm not sure, but it seems to me that alcohol is about twice as potent up here than it is at sea level. I didn't have much to drink at all, but it sure did effect me! I'm not much of a drinker, except for an occasional glass of wine or something like brandy or Becherovka. Anyway, please be sure to take it easy when drinking at high altitudes...and definitely don't drink and drive at any altitude! Be responsible!
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