Thursday, March 06, 2014
tweet from Oxygen magazine
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Yesterday Jim was in the kitchen and he said, "We need chocolate" He then pulled out a brownie mix - double chocolate fudge, and proceeded to make it. I went, "uh, oh That must mean I'm getting ready for a cycle" Now, I don't have cycles like we all did when we were younger - I only have the migraine and the cravings - 16 years ago, I got an LSH (laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy) That means, they used a tiny camera and lazer - went in below my belly button - the cut was the size of a pencil head, they removed my uterus; not my ovaries, no scars. Since that time, I no longer bleed and I no longer have headaches that last for a week and then end up with strep throat for 2 weeks - hence, why they removed it. Now, I only get a migraine for one day and crave chocolate and soda like mad.
Another interesting thing, for several months I experimented with different energy drinks - don't fret , only 1 a month (1 oz), on that "bad" day. I had this feeling that caffeine was my cure all. I was in Colorado and had a horrible migraine hit, went to Walmart at 5 am., I saw a B12 energy drink/shot at the register. These are tiny - they are $1 at Walmart. I drank one at the register - within 1 hour - my migraine was gone! I tried it again the next month - SAME! I immediately bought a years supply. LOL! So, yesterday, when hubby said he was craving chocolate which he rarely does - I knew, "first of the month, cycle time" I knew - get the B12 ready - put it next to the bed because what happens is a small throbbing will start in my temples as soon as I go to bed, by 3 am - it's a raging migraine. So, I put the B12 next to the bed - noticed the throbbing - took ibuprofen (which never does a thing, but I hope for it) At 4:30 am, I woke in horrible pain. Immediately drank the B12, got up and had a banana. Went back to bed - in the past I would never have been able to fall back asleep. Within an hour, I was out for 3 hours and felt fine when I woke!
I did my 4 fast mile walk and am now getting ready to do a Tracy Anderson workout.
I let Jim know that he is now my alarm clock for "that time"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I often mention, Jim in my posts as my sweetie, my honey, my best friend. Here is a face to put to the name. When you hear me mention how tall he is next to me - see? We have been together over 20 years and have everything in common. We hike together, take long walks, look for fossils, go to antique stores, outdoor flea markets (the bigger, the better) We sit on our deck in the nicer weather every evening and just talk. We prefer talking to tv. We live on 12 acres so during the nicer weather we are always out there doing something with the property. There are so many trees that they keep us busy picking up fallen limbs, cutting them up and piling them for firewood; so you'll see piles of wood against trees everywhere and in the winter, we go grab the 2 year old + piles and use those in our wood stove which is in our mud room. We love to sit in front of that wood stove and talk.
During my birthday every year, he spends the entire week celebrating by bringing something home every day, maybe a meal, maybe a treat. He says birthdays come and go too quickly and he wants to celebrate my birth more than one day. I have become so used to it that now I look forward to my birthday and what is he going to do? I, of course, do the same for him but he started it.
I Love this guy so much. I feel his love all the time. When he asks me if I know how much he loves me, I can honestly think to myself, "Yes, yes I do."
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I spent an hour grocery shopping this morning and I just finished gathering firewood and hauling it in a big plastic tarp up a very steep hill. Jim came home while I was pulling. I had grabbed a handful of plastic in each hand, had it up over my shoulders, and pulling with my knees and waist. So, I did it properly. He saw me - took over, carrying it in and said, "you are done - we're good for the day" He then made a pot roast. So, here I sit on couch with laptop looking for coupon deals online and smelling a yummy roast.
I just found a cool app called Checkout51 and you look at the deals offered that week - if you buy any of them, take a pic of your receipt and upload with the app - you get money back - after $20 they send you a check or put it in paypal. They give you $2 for joining and if you spend over $60 you are entered in a $500 grocery credit contest. So, I did all this in 3 minutes and have $5 in my acct already.
I do things like this and save for Christmas. I also look for coupon deals with my groceries and if Walgreens has something worthwhile in the shampoo, soap, facial area - I like those as well.
Have a great day everyone!!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Wow! What a great workout! I found this on youtube - I'd love to buy this!
Leslie is having a lot of fun in this workout. This is a fast 4 miles. I enjoyed the chatter between all of them with Leslie. She was just so happy. The workout felt great - I wore my fabulous workout belt and had a wonderful sweat going. The two guys in the back, Tyrone and Jim, did a great job keeping up with the ladies. In to the second mile, I was impressed to see Jim, a big guy, swinging his legs side to side during the pendulum exercise, in a very fluent, easy way; as if he's done this a lot. I like the way they grabbed their water bottles at the 2 mile mark and the way Leslie let you know she wasn't perfect during some of the changes in a movement, mentioning her leg not being ready even though she said start now but she joined in and I just smiled and laughed all the way through with her. Leslie shows how she is a normal person like us by wiping sweat from her face with anything she could get a hold of. It was such a fun, happy workout!
I really enjoyed the way Leslie walked around at the end and introduced you to everyone. The moment she introduced her daughter, there was this moment, where the music got quieter, softer, and Leslie's whole demeanor changed in such a loving, soft way - I got teary eyed during her introduction of her daughter. Variety of ages here. If I could buy this on dvd, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. This is a favorite now and I'll be doing it a lot.
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