Thursday, December 12, 2013
I've been to Chiros before but been avoiding it. It just seems like you can fix yourself. But I belong to a referral group for businesses and there is a very nice chiropractor in it, a female, and I've been hearing her talk for some months. So, she called me for a decorating appmt and purchased a sofa and I decided to give her a try.
But you see, I have been having severe butt lock and one day, my lower back and across my butt on both sides felt like a washboard. It just wasn't moving. And the right hip has a throbbing pain that just won't go away. So, I thought I would go in for an evaluation.
So I've been visiting her for 2 weeks now and already feel improvement. That nasty tailbone doesn't move much but my neck now has a wider ranger of motion and other areas are feeling better and straighter.
She has a laser machine where the laser is moved across the nuisance area and then the massage therapist digs around in those muscles on each side of my spine that are so tight, its like a trampoline. I'm starting to feel better
Also, I bought a round rubber pillow that I sit on while working or sewing or typing. It is a very slight movement but it helps to looses up the washboard instead of just sitting all day.
I just wondered what other folks feel about chiropractors. I have a friend whose back is worse than mine, always in pain, and I just can't convince her to give it a try. She just doesn't trust them. That is one of the reasons I ventured into the chiropractors office. I thought if I started feeling better, maybe it would convince my friend it wouldn't be so bad to try it out. Let me know your thoughts. Carol
Saturday, September 07, 2013
I've just read an article from Buffer, which is a web blog, about Decision Fatigue! What a light bulb is on event! I totally believe this is true, that I suffer from Decision Fatigue, too many to make in one week! I'm a pretty sharp woman but as I age, I find it more difficult to juggle multiple jobs at once. That was something I was pretty good at in my younger days. Now, I just want to dump it all out of my head. Today is a must day for me to head to the sewing machine, to mindlessly force fabric through that machine bed, sewing strips together.
I've got several projects going on right now that require a decision and I'm dragging my feet as they are dragging me down. I need to make lists to handle them but for some reason, I just want to dump everything out of my head and go for the fabric! Think I will do that today.
Friday, August 30, 2013
I have had friends here on spark ask me to post some decorating tips and info so here goes. I've been working with this client and created an amazing living room for her. But this sad dining room just needed something. It is visible from the living room and so we had to spruce it up.
Add a little paint called Restful Green from Sherwin Williams and some amazing draperies and here you go!
We still need some accessories and flowers on the table but what an amazing transformation.
Why would you ever stop your drapery at the bottom of an arch window? It just cuts it in half and we left the blinds for privacy as the draperies are somewhat sheer with a tucked diamond sewn all over it.
And this years color of the year is Emerald! Wow I'm right in style! Love this room and the living room is just as comfortable!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I lost my MIL in May after a prolonged illness. She was 94 and lived a good long life so no regrets. We had fixed up a room for her in our home and when I walked in there this week, I could smell and feel her presence. We have company coming on Saturday so it was time to make room. My husband took all of her clothing to a woman's shelter and they were thrilled to get it. She had a lot of nice clothing, some never worn and she took good care of her things.
I kept a few things, a jacket and pant that I bought for her for Christmas and she never wore it, a new blouse and her housecoats. Right now I am sitting in one of her housecoats, all soft and warm and enveloping me in her love. What a comfort to feel her still with us. Hard to let go but the memories will stay forever.
Monday, August 26, 2013
We had a full week on our vacation to New England. On the second day, we drove to Conway NH where we boarded the notch train and took the scenic route through the notch to Crawford and the mountain. Living in Florida, I rarely see any hills let alone mountains so it was a treat. We rode an old train and listened to stories on the way up. We had lunch in the dining car and then walked around the mountain top enjoying the scenery. A slow trip back down the mountain and our drive home. Dinner at a local pub and driving around my husband's old neighborhood was the end of the day.
Let me regress a bit here to talk about the ice cream. Baskin Robbins give up. There is no comparison to the ice cream that you get in New England. Those cows feed on nutritious grass I guess because the ice cream is sooooo yummy and they give you a healthy scoop of it. One scoop is more like 3 scoops at Baskin and Robbins. We stopped for a dose of it daily and I got a different variety each time. So lovely.
On Thursday of our trip, we left Concord NH to head for Portland Maine where they have a narrow gauge railroad museum and a train that you can ride for a little ways. My husbands father was a railroad man and he made a career out of taking photos of every train he had ever seen in his lifetime. He had kept two photo albums of nothing but narrow gauge trains back through the 1930's. Most of the pictures were ones that he took and each photo had a typed description of the train, time, event, when taken, etc all lovingly put together by his father. We took the albums with us and met with the curator of the museum there. We donated them to the museum as we knew that is what my husband's father would have wanted. They were thrilled to get them, especially since every photo was documented. They had a lot of old train carriages needing restoring and they said that the photos of the interiors of the cars were very helpful. I had never really looked at the albums and was impressed. We even found a photo of my husband's grandfather sitting in a train car taken in the 30"s. He died shortly thereafter so we kept that photo and a few others.
My husband's father had purchased a caboose from the narrow gauge railroad for $25 back in the 30's and he had fixed it up as a man cave for himself in his backyard. Then he eventually donated the caboose back to the museum and we were able to go into that very caboose and sit in it and take pics. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the day and he knows his father would be pleased.
Afterward, we walked down to the port and had a lobster dinner lunch right on the docks. Then we walked up to the Longfellow house and museum and toured there. VEry interesting it was and amazing how prolific Longfellow was and how much of his prose is still used in every day life. They also had a Civil War Display at the museum and we walked through that, looking for folks who had died in the war with our same last name.
The day was done and we motored on to Brunswick, Maine where we were staying with my husband's cousin and his aunt who is 98. She is my mother-in-laws remaining sibling, sharp as a tack still at 98. When we opened the door, 2 of my husband's other cousins were also there. He was so surprised to see them and had such a nice visit reminiscing about growing up in New England. They had fond memories of his mother. We had not been able to travel to New England for many years due to his mother not being able to travel and it was so nice to go and see family. We had a beautiful dinner of lobster macaroni and cheese and other Maine specialties. Corn, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, swiss chard. The veggies in Florida do not compare to those grown in that Maine dirt.
I took some geneology information that I had obtained working on ancestry.com and shared it with hubby's and cousins. It was so much fun. A good nights rest and ready for the next day!
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