I like a lot of color at my desk at work. No window - I'm in a cubicle. I have lots of photos to look at and I collect magnets in my travels. A lot of my magnets are on the overhanging cabinets in my cube. A couple of my favorite magnets are a fondue pot from Zurich, Switzerland, the ceramic shamrock from Ireland, a small watercolor type picture of The Butchart Gardens, in Victoria, BC, and a mini replica of a stained glass window from our National Catherdal in Washington DC.
Since it's rainy and dreary looking outside today - I'd rather be looking at the items that decorate my cube rather than looking out a window.View Thread
I got up and voted early before work. I have a hair appt after work and was afraid the lines would be long and time between voting and my hair appt would be an issue.
Surprised it wasn't very busy when I went to vote. Really didn't have to wait but a few minutes. There did seem to be a steady stream of voters coming in - but no real line to speak of. This evening probably will be a different story.
The changing weather has really affected me. More pain this last week than I have had in a while. Hoping this flare up doesn't last much longer. Pain during the night is the worst! I have problems enough trying to get s good night of sleep. Increased pain at night makes getting some good sleep near impossible.
This time next week I'll be in FL! Looking forward to the warmer temps!
Wishing everyone a pain-free day - or a day with less pain - and good sleep tonight!View Thread
I just try to keep moving. I like to walk and as my screen name suggests I like to golf. I usually walk on the golf course (I have a push cart for my clubs). But even the rounds where I ride in a cart, I still get plenty of moving done.
I feel best when I'm moving. I have to remind myself of that on those days when I don't feel well and don't feel like moving.
I have a DVD of Gentle Yoga - which is mostly stretching and breathing exercises for relaxation.View Thread
I haven't figured out whether the weather changing has caused a flair or something else - but I have had very poor sleep this week. Lots of muscle tension and pain keeping me from sleep. The muscle relaxant doesn't seem to be working as well lately.
I needed to go see my Dr later this month for a follow-up appt. Decided to go earlier and made an appt for this morning. We'll see what he thinks.
I'm glad I don't have much planned for the weekend so I can take it easy and start getting ready for my vacation. I leave on 11/11 for Florida!
Wishing everyone a low pain or no pain day - and good sleep at night!View Thread
Margaret, I will wear hats, too. I keep trying different sunscreen to see if I find one that won't make me breakout. In general it is the ones that have more protection such as the SPF 50 rating that are the worst for my face. Even the ones that are supposed to be just for faces or sensitive skin. So I figure if I can use one that provides maybe 15 or 20 SPF it's better than nothing. That in combination with the hat is hopefully giving adequate protection.
Next month I'm going to Florida. One of the first things I'll pack is a good hat to wear in the sun!View Thread
About 3 months ago I started taking cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) at night - 10 mg. It has helped me quite a bit with relieving the pain from the tight muscles which would interfere with my sleep. It does make me quite drowsy - which helps me to fall asleep. I usually take it about 1 to 2 hours before I crawl into bed.View Thread
I am very happy it's Friday! I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend. I have a few projects to do around the house - but I'll have time for crocheting and relaxing, too.
I had a very good night of sleep last night! Amazing what some good sleep will do. I feel so much better than I did yesterday. There also was a big change in the weather last night when a front came through. Seems like I get more and more sensitive to weather changes. Or I'm just more aware of them?
Looking forward to a massage tonight - but also a little nervous. My regular massage therapist is out for 6 weeks on a medical leave - so I'm seeing a different therapist tonight.
Wishing everyone a great Friday and weekend with little or no pain - and good sleep!View Thread
I was feeling pretty good for a couple of days after having a couple of good nights of sleep. We're having some weather changes and now I feel terrible. Last night I barely slept. Kept waking up and feeling aches and pains in my legs and hip.
Still in pain now - but it is manageable.
Wishing everyone a great day with little or no pain - and good sleep tonight!View Thread
Do you wear foundation make-up or skin lotions with sunscreen? I have found that my skin really does not tolerate suncreen containing products. This summer I thought I'd try a make-up containing sunscreen. Within a couple of days, pimples were appearing.
I have always had acne prone skin. In my 50s I still have oily areas on my face and will have breakouts from time to time. I have used Clinique skin care products for years and have had the best luck with them. I used the cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer for Combination Skin #3. At one time I tried Mary Kay skin care products and that made my acne worse. That was many years ago and I have heard that Mary Kay has reformulated their products - but since I'm happy with Clinique, I have not tried Mary Kay again.View Thread