Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Portlander Problems #35 - Guest Portlander!


The problems this week come from Jenni of A Well Crafted Party!
1. I went to visit my doctor (an acupuncturist, OB, family practitioner) to talk about my lack of energy.  Along with suggesting a new yoga practice she tells me to start taking Vitamin D.  Apparently we don't get enough Vitamin D in the PNW because of our lack of sun exposure.  My blood test confirmed it.
2. We moved into a SE Portland house.  Our backyard neighbors had chickens.  They moved out and the new neighbors have a pig.  Her name is Priscilla. Although we like giving her our food scraps, hearing a pig squealing all the time is strange when you live in a busy part of the city.
3. I get surprised when I meet people that are actually FROM Portland, as me and most of the people I know are imports.

Thanks Jenni!
Click here to see the problems from past weeks.
If you live in the Portland area and want to share some of your own, I would love if you would submit your Portlander Problems to me. 
I will post yours one of these coming weeks.  E-mail me at kiralynnpdx@gmail.com.
-Kira

20 comments:

  1. Pigs, chickens and natural remedies + Vitamin d - fo' sho' a Portlander only set of problems!

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  2. I had to go on Vitamin D three months ago. It really is a major problem up here!

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    1. It is! I've seen such an improvements since I've started taking it.

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  3. I am one of the abnormal born and raised PDXers. I have never taken vitamin D, but it seems like I should start! Who doesn't like a little happy pill!?

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    1. Evidently they do exist! ;-) My doctor said that most people in the PNW need it. And, I've certainly felt a difference since taking it!

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  4. Does hearing the neighbor's pet pig squealing make you feel too guilty to eat bacon in your own home? The chickens tend to be destined after their egg laying years, but what about pet piggies?? :(

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    1. It does make it a little hard! It is hard to think of our food as pets.

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  5. I actually wonder if I should start taking vitamin D. I have been worried about my lack of energy too!

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    1. My doctor said that most people in the PNW need a little boost during the winter. Boy, oh boy... it has sure made a difference! A friend of mine bought a Happy Light and she has really seen a difference with that.

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  6. My stepdad is a native. he always complains about us "damn Californyuns". However, he now lives in Wyoming. I wonder what they say about him.

    I ran across my first example of "urban farming" last year. Threw me for a loop.

    Great post.

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    1. Thanks! And, yes... urban farming was a whole new thing for me. Of course, that isn't going to stop us from planting a little farm of our own in the back yard.

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  7. I'm always surprised when I meet someone from Portland too!

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  8. I love how you said 'imports'! I haven't heard that before. I'm an import married to a born & raised Portland guy. The two vitamins I take: Vitamin D and a Vitamin B mixture. I think you should get a pair of goat to be friends with the neighbors' pig!

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    1. I'd love to get a goat! I wouldn't have to worry about mowing again!

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  9. We take cod liver oil. Best natural source of vitamin D!

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    1. I've heard of that.... I may try that once my Vitamin D pills run out!

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