Our air quality this afternoon. I understand that there is a huge hurricane headed towards Florida right now and I'm praying for every single person in that state and our territories getting hit now as well as the Bahamas, Cuba and other islands. I prayed for Texas and Louisiana when Harvey hit 2 weeks ago. But you will have to forgive me if I'm being a tad selfish posting this because this is a reality. People actually live in the state of Montana and we have been dealing with fires for months now. Some might say that we always have fire season and it's a part of nature and they would be right but this is the worst it's been in years and the driest it's been in over 40 years. We are burning here and a MILLION acres are almost gone. So next time you plan your trip to Montana to visit Glacier National Park or to just visit our mountains and you find them charred and destroyed remember that this matter has been ignored for months. I know I will remember every time I cough because of the poor air quality. We might not be Los Angeles but we still have people who live here. Celebs have houses in this state and they don't live here, but I guess when their house burns down then someone will take notice and send us the help we need. #montanastrong#wemightnotbecalifornia#butwearestillapartofthecountry#yeahimgonnabeselfish#poorairquality#wildfires
Summer is officially over 😕Yesterday we pulled the boat for the season, and not only were we sad about that, but also at how devastating the #oregonwildfires continue to be. The #poorairquality is affecting us all, making me very thankful for #youngliving#breatheagain roll on blend. Just being down there for a few hours made my chest feel heavy and tight, so I can't imagine how those residents and firefighting crews are suffering. Those battling the fires to #saveoregon and #keeporegongreen have every ounce of my #gratitude .
It's been so smokey outside here thanks to the wild fires that have had been going on and the controlled burns. It rained Ashe for many days and my asthma couldn't handle it well so I've been hiding inside a lot.
Whelp, our trip to Glacier turned out to be a bit of a bust. We got to the east side of the park the day that the Sprague Fire, along with other fires in Montana and Washington, created some pretty unhealthy air quality. We ended up driving through to Two Medicine, snapping a few pics, and heading on out in hopes of clearer skies. Over a seven day period, we traveled through white skies in WA, ID, and MT. While we were so sad to not hike at all in what we hear is a glorious park, one that was supposed to be part of our National Park Grand Finale, it just wasn't worth the health risks for such poor air quality readings over many many days. So, until next time, Glacier. In the meantime, we hope that all in the way of these western fires, southern hurricanes and flooding, and earthquakes are staying safe. #findyoupark#spraguefire#poorairquality#twomedicine#climatechangeisreal#yesweneedtotalkaboutit#smoky#nofilter
Air Quality. Two words I've never paid much attention to until recently because of the amount of smoke settling into the Willamette Valley from all of the Oregon fires this summer. Not being able to run with the pack this season, I've been stuck in civilization, which means I'm alerted to every news story related to fire, on top of being subjected to every opinion on the level of smoke, or "poor" air quality. You would think that living in the great, rugged, magnet for rugged individualists and adventurers we call the Pacific Northwest, people would be as used to the amount of smoke in the air as they would be to, oh, I dont know, the rain?
Turns out that's not the case. I'm not talking about folks with respiratory problems or the children or the elderly. I'm talking about folks who move from their bubble in their house, to the bubble in their car, to their bubble at work complaining about how gloomy everything looks under the orange tint of wildfire smoke. Meanwhile I hop on my motorcycle, blast through the countryside with my helmet visor wide open because I gotta get my fix of adrenaline and smoke anyway I can. I'm not the kind of idiot that will dispute the science, so please don't misunderstand. If anything I'm the idiot that ate smoke for a living, ignoring the risks, and I am still willing to live with that and its consequences. And I love Science. Some of you understand.... But as the industrial sprawl continues to spread its way down this valley, all you have to do is roll down your window in you mobile bubble machine, and suck in all the strange new toxic scents the air. If you still think that purifying incense of our forests cleaning themselves out is still worse than what I'm smelling, well, I don't know what to tell ya. You're obviously stepping in different shit than I am.
Love how amazing this boy is and how far we have come this summer! He graduated from feeding/speech therapy today! We have one more appt to see our next steps. Hopefully tomorrow we will get our final stitch removed (since June mind you) and his ptsd of the dr will begin to get better (fingers crossed). But our biggest accomplishment is his love for his nebulizer! He now sits for his show and loves to help set it up! An improvement from the holding him down and screaming a month ago! This motherhood thing is a wild ride but his laugh, kisses, and giggles make it all worth it. I am also thankful for his grace when mama is stressed and exhausted! #momlife#themagicofmotherhood#poorairquality#asthmastinks