Skibike- Thanks for the tip on Ashwagandha. Another friend mentioned that to me as well. lol- we all have a lot to learn from your mother!
I'm doing much better today. The kind, supportive words of you all really helped. It's amazing, actually, that virtual help can be so real.
Plus, a bunch of little things -- I mean really
little things -- have gone right: my two iHerb orders arrived earlier than planned, with nothing damaged, and no duties or taxes imposed. And the twenty avocados I bought on sale last week have been ripening exactly on schedule!
(By the way -- I learned this the last time I bought twenty avocados, and they did not ripen on the desired schedule... -- one can
freeze ripe avocados, despite what one reads on the Web. They are a little mealy when defrosted, but only a little.)
Silverlining, I hope you are feeling better today!