|From distractify: a series of disgusting baby shower cakes making the rounds on Facebook|
|Nearby town of Secinaro that I would run mainly uphill to. Frequently saw packs of boar on the way and one time, a wolf.|
|High in our town of Gagliano Aterno was the castle. Pictured here at ground level was the town's water fountain where we'd go to fill up our water bottles. Very tasty water.|
|View from the castle|
Why does the body let this happen? Perhaps to teach the immune system that the baby is not an invader to be destroyed. What effect do these cells have beyond birth? This is being investigated.
The bad effects: setting off autoimmune disorders such as MS, lupus and a variety of thyroid disorders that occur much more frequently in women and especially in women who have been pregnant at one time. The good effects? These cells rush to sites of heart and brain injury and convert to cells useful in repairing the injury thus less heart disease and stroke damage to these same women. They call those cells microchimeric as the repaired tissue has elements of at least 2 separate beings. The gift that keeps on giving. There are some effects, both positive and negative, towards the progression of cancer that is still being sorted out. I am fairly well read but some how, this was the
first I heard of this.
The peepers are out in full song. With all the rain, some of the ponds are stretching into my running path. A peeper was with a few feet of me judging by its loudness. I looked and looked but could not see it. Irises and croci continue to pop out. It is fun seeing what is growing on our new land.
Today we got a visit from Josh and his father-in-law. They had gone to the old house to pick up Josh's old bed, which will be Allie's bed.
And later, a good friend and I will go out for a belated birthday dinner.