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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The humidity is so bad!! It is like a limp dishrag!! Breathing is very heavy and my asthma is not liking it.

I did some major cardio at work today after my other tasks were finished. Good for me,, I like to track things like that.

I had DD apply some of the Minagin to my back and shoulders after my shower,, my arthritis was pounding me.. That was a half hour ago.. no more pain...

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CATTUTT 8/26/2014 8:00PM

    Good job on the cardio. Poop on the nasty weather and your asthma though. It was gross here today too.

Three cheers for Minagin, I"m glad you're feeling better!

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NELLIEH1 8/26/2014 6:29PM

    glad your back is better...hope the breathing soon follows!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/26/2014 6:24PM

    My asthma hasn't like this year much either. But do keep plodding along.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/26/2014 5:31PM

    That's wonderful that it helps you so much

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MOM2ACAT 8/26/2014 5:29PM

    I don't do humidity well either.

Good for you though for getting cardio in despite of it!

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GABY1948 8/26/2014 5:15PM

    So glad you found relief....and I agree with you on the humidity....I don't do well in humidity...though I don't have asthma!

Try to stay cool and dry!


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ACRAIG921 8/26/2014 4:34PM

    Yes the humidity is really bad today, I have big hair!! I don't have asthma, but my allergies are really bad today.

I'm glad the arthritis pain is doing better. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 8/26/2014 4:25PM

    I'm glad you found something that works for you. I know what it is like to be in pain all the time.. After a while even oxycodone stopped helping.

How did you manage to get in so much cardio at work? When I was able to work I sat at a desk all day. Pretty boring, not much movement.

Be careful with the weather, keep your inhaler handy, just incase.

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Hot Monday

Monday, August 25, 2014

82 degrees, 98% humidity! I was glad to get home to a tepid shower after work,it is so humid..

Still have not unpacked the tubs we took,,, dehydrated potatoes, canned goods, our Native American ointment, Nojmuk and Minagin. I bought twelve tins of each, so they need to be rotated on he shelf in the linen closet.
For Debbieanne, who asked me to instruct her on how to order this stuff: here is the way to order the Minagin. Go to www.herballodge.com
Click on the Minagin tin and it will take you to the page to order how many you wish. The best price is the four ounce tin. He gives free shipping if you order at least $75 of stuff, so if you order four tins, he will add the tax and there should be no shipping charges.
If you read the things on the site, you will see that you only use a pea-sized dose of the ointment, rub it in. Do this at least three times a day or more. For my severe arthritis pain, I rub it on the back of my neck, hands etc. let it sit about fifteen minutes before applying clothing. The base is beeswax and olive oil, so cannot hurt your skin in any way, no matter what. If you still have pain, add more to the size you use,it is different with each person. DD massages it on my spine and shoulders for the spinal arthritis and fibro.

The owner, Nathan Wright, picks these herbs in the forests of Northern Michigan and Canada himself, so they are very fresh. A man at the Blueberry festival that I let sample it, got instant relief on his neck: he has had 14 surgeries and cannot find non-narcotic relief,, he bought four tins,, his son who is 19, bought two. It may sound like a lot of money for only four ounces, BUT DD and I use it and it lasts for a long time, no Rx, no side effects and we trust thousands of years of Native American knowledge. I believe he has a free number to call, but you can contact him via the site and he will respond via email too.
Debbieanne, let me know if you have questions,, you can call me or email me..
His shipping usually is about one week.. He ships out of Petoskey,Michigan, via USPS,about a couple hundred miles from here...

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NELLIEH1 8/26/2014 9:47AM

    Many thanks for sharing these details...maybe i should get it for DH and his arthritis.

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MTN_KITTEN 8/26/2014 9:03AM

    Old remedies are some of the very BEST

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GABY1948 8/25/2014 5:49PM

    INTERESTING, indeed! I know there always have to be natural remedies for things like Arthritis. Thanks for the info!

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SANDICANE 8/25/2014 4:42PM

    I will check that out!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/25/2014 3:38PM

    That is very interesting. I am going to have to look into that for my husband. Thank You for posting the information.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/25/2014 3:34PM

    Thanks Lin. I
'm looking into this right now. If satisfied I'll oder next week.

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GEORGE815 8/25/2014 3:31PM

    We will check it out. Thanks!

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Sunday and Gratitude

Sunday, August 24, 2014

i am grateful for arriving home unscathed from the loonies on the expressways in Michigan! I am grateful for returning home with more money than I thought I would.

Went to workplace to get my schedule for this coming week.. did not feel any sadness for being gone a week or more.. The weather is even more humid and cloying than when we arrived home. 94% humidity,, The air is so heavy, it looks like fog, but is just the humidity.. hard to breathe,, Praising God for allowing me to get central A/C.

One little incident we had in Munising: We were actually in town driving on the side of the mountain and I looked ahead and about ten feet from my bumper, was a doe. She stopped, stared at me..(When you are raised in the country or anywhere near Northern Michigan, you learn that if you see ONE deer, there are ALWAYS more behind them..A doe is always followed by at least one fawn from early spring through late summer,, she is followed by at least ONE buck after that)of course I stopped about five feet from her. She jumped into the grass on the opposite side of the street.
A couple of trunk-slammers(tourists) behind me began beeping their horns at me to move my car. I just sat there waiting,,, five seconds later a fawn jumped out in front of my car.. then across to its' mom after she signaled it.. dumb tourists..

This was about twenty yards from Lake Superior right in town!! I have been going all through the U.P for the past 60 years, so am used to it,, but I am trying to have more patience for tourists.. That is how some of the orphaned black bear cubs end up on the side of the road, from ignorant tourists that hit the mom and leave the baby..

One weird thing DD saw, was an egret standing out in the middle of a cornfield near Germfask, a Mennonite community we passed through .. They are almost always in pairs and always near water of some sort.. This was at least twenty miles from a even a pond!!

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/26/2014 2:58AM

    So glad that you stopped for the doe and her fawn. People always seem to be in a hurry, even when on holiday. Let them toot their horns!!

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CANDYMOUSE 8/25/2014 8:06AM

    People can be so rude! Thank you for stopping for them. I always look for more too, when I see one. I never thought about a whole little family crossing. How cute. If those people had been in front of you..bet they would have hit one of them. Again...thank you!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/24/2014 10:59PM

    You did what you knew to be right and you saved a tiny life. Let the tourists toot their little horns and steam up the windows. They will thank you for it later when their car isn't totalled and a bucks rack is not sticking threateningly through their windshield.

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WILSONWR 8/24/2014 5:56PM

    Way to go! I live around deer also, and you KNOW to look for the "other one."

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GABY1948 8/24/2014 5:07PM

    I am with YOU! DH and I are SO careful...and yes, there is almost NEVER one alone! DUMB tourists is right!

So glad you made it home safe and sound and so sorry you go back to work tomorrow and we have to count down again to next vacation! UGH

But it will go fast just like this year did!!!!

RELAX for today! emoticon

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SINGINGLADY47 8/24/2014 4:06PM

    What an interesting blog! Sounds like you really enjoyed you time off. I hope your time back at work goes well. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Judy.

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NELLIEH1 8/24/2014 4:01PM

    We have the same kinds of incidents here in NH...in the country. Wow an egret! I didn't know they were that far north. Look forward to your other stories and pix.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/24/2014 3:33PM

    That precious Doe was probably so very grateful that you stopped te car.

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MOM2ACAT 8/24/2014 3:31PM

    I hear you on the deer! I see quite a few on the road near my place, even though I live within the city limits, I am not far from the wooded areas.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/24/2014 2:24PM

    We have a lot of deer around here also, got to watch out for those bugger at night.

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EVIE4NOW 8/24/2014 2:19PM

  Saved yourself an accident and a car. If you hadn't stopped and hit it, it is almost a sure guarantee the car behind you would've hit you too.

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JLAMING263 8/24/2014 2:03PM

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Felt good to sleep in my own bed!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The beds in the cabins were very comfy, but we are home. I started the laundry and promptly fell asleep in the chair reading the back newspapers and checking mail. NO health card yet..

Dd is even less ambitious than I..
The sun finally came out an hour ago, but I am still glad we did not stay an extra day with the same overcast,rainy, humid temps all over..
I guess I just got into the nap taking/beach sitting mood and it has not cleared yet..

Time for another vacation...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/24/2014 2:28AM

    Try something new next August... like a road trip to Oregon.

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SURVIVOR61 8/23/2014 10:03PM

    Awesome blog! Welcome and thanks for taking us with you... Home sweet Home!

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NELLIEH1 8/23/2014 7:40PM

    It's always good to get back home to our own best things... emoticon

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/23/2014 5:40PM

    I always said that I need a vacation from vacation.

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KRYSSCOTT 8/23/2014 4:33PM

    There is no bed like your own bed, even if they are super comfy.


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MM11113 8/23/2014 4:28PM

    Yes, welcome back to reality!

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GABY1948 8/23/2014 3:59PM

    Amen to that....second vacation...wish you could! Let's hope the health card comes in the mail early in the week! It WILL!

Glad you have had a chance to relax and still have the rest of today and the whole day tomorrow!



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Back Home from the forests!

Friday, August 22, 2014

We decided to return home today since it was very humid and overcast in Indian River.. We had breakfast there, stopped in West Branch so I could buy an olive oil mister for cooking that I have been wanting for months. I searched all of the stores near me, but it must be a hot item, I could never find one on the shelves.. Got that and a magnetic strip for my propane BBQ grill tank to show the fill contents.
We are tired, glad to be home, but tomorrow is finishing unpacking and laundry, cleaning and yard work.. Back to real life.. I will be posting pics and stories as I think of them...

unable to get wifi in the forests, so could not get online much,, took thirty minutes to log in to Sparks!

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MOM2ACAT 8/23/2014 3:43PM

    Looking forward to your pictures and stories! I'm not able to travel anymore but I enjoy hearing about other people's trips.

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/23/2014 2:55PM

    Gosh, the time has flown by. Look forward to seeing the pics.

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NELLIEH1 8/23/2014 10:52AM

    wow...the week flew by! Hope you have lots of precious memories stored up and lessons, too for the months ahead. Look forward to seeing your pics of northern Michigan and hearing your stories. Blessings for the weekend, Nellie

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/23/2014 10:04AM

    Gosh, it seems like you just left. You know it just takes so long to get ready for vacation, then it's finally here and then it's gone, must go back to work, and then there is that unpacking. Oh, my all that work and it is over so fast.

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RHOOK20047 8/23/2014 8:19AM

    Sounds like a great and relaxing vacation. Glad your back and look forward to the pictures.

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GABY1948 8/23/2014 6:45AM

    WOW that week went so fast! Have a relaxing and great weekend!


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FLEMIDG 8/23/2014 12:46AM

    Glad you had a great vacation. Sounds like you need a good night's rest. I'm sure you have a busy weekend ahead of you.

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THEFIERYHEART 8/23/2014 12:25AM

    Sounds fun!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/22/2014 11:10PM


Glad you had a nice vacation and were able to get those cooking items you wanted. Get a good nights sleep and don't rush through the laundry, I know it wont do itself but your still technically on vacation, so take it slow.

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ACRAIG921 8/22/2014 10:30PM

    I think I got my oil mister from Pampered Chef. I totally need one of those magnets for the grill. Where else can you get them?

Glad you had a good vacation. Isn't it fun getting back to reality, LOL!!

Have a great night. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/22/2014 9:59PM

    We got our olive oil spritzer/mister at Kror/Fred Meyers. it's silver and you add the oil and punp the lid and remove it and mist away. I love to roast veggies in the oven and mist them with Olive oil. Good you're home.

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CATTUTT 8/22/2014 9:18PM

    Welcome back! Hope you get some good sleep tonight, sounds like you have lots to do tomorrow!

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