Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Wanted Are Glad Their 'Today' Show Performance Didn't Go 'Terribly'

The Wanted Are Glad Their 'Today' Show Performance Didn't Go 'Terribly': Tom Parker calls their "Today" show experience "unbelievable."  I have to share my newest favorite band's link with you all! I watched the Today Show this morning, and happened to catch The Wanted singing "Glad You came".
I love their accents!


Barb

Monday, April 23, 2012

My package came!

Today, I feel like a kid in a candy store! In my mail today was an awesome package from  Germany! I had won stamps from Sew Woodsy last August, and they were from  Saraccino (Claire). They were handmade stamps, so neat! In a nutshell, they arrived in the mail this morning! Woo hoo! To try to describe them doesn't do them justice, so I'm including pictures  of the stamps and jewelry in today's post!
My camera's battery wasn't charged, so I took the pictures with my iPhone, sorry that they aren't the clear!





















Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Season of Change!

Hey! I think that I'm in a season of change, maybe in life, and maybe with the blog! I'm trying to read more about making it more organized and less cluttered! And maybe it's just me getting older! Ha. The body's feeling it (fast approaching 50, due to the fibromyalgia and the back pain, but the mind's still feeling like a 30 something! )I think that I've bee posting more about my family and our health or my health in the past year. I've never been one to talk about it much, until I became a blogger. Call it working a crazy shift, 11p to 7a! I truly do believe that it ages the body!

On another note... any recommendations for switching to Wordpress or other blogging set-ups, and who did you all use? I'm looking for ideas, and possibly moving to Wordpress. Please advise if you have any thoughts. I know that there are quite of you out there who are more seasoned at blogging than I am.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy 23rd Anniversary, Stephen!

I just wanted to wish my husband  Stephen a happy 23rd wedding anniversary publicly today! We got married on a very rainy overcast Saturday afternoon 23 years ago, and are still happily married!

(I was going to scan a picture for you all to see, but I just looked around the house and noticed that we don't have one in a frame right now! I can't believe it! I think that I put them in archival sleeves awhile back!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review : Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer

I've been using a new moisturizer lately for my face and neck, called Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer.
One word describes it for me: "WOW!" On the bottle it says "kind to skin", and I do believe it! It is light and hasn't made my face feel greasy at all! I wear it to work at night, at home when I go to bed, and around the house.


It's dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic (I appreciate it!), and hypoallergenic! If you have sensitive skin, you will appreciate that there are no perfumes or dyes in it. It has the skin-loving nutrients of glycerin and borage seed oil, and vital vitamins E and PRO-Vitamin B5. This lotion provides 12 hour moisturization!  It doesn't irritate my skin at all! Yes, I recommend their product! And while I'm at it, I also recommend their
cleansing facial wipes, they are so kind to my skin! They don't cause my eyes to sting when I'm removing eye make-up!





When I went to talk with the Walgreens Beauty Advisor, it was fairly new in their store in mid-February, and she only knew that it was helpful for sensitive skin.   I  can't stress it enough that Simple is a range of facial skincare that is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

Walgreens Simple Skincare Program

I received a free product to sample from SheSpeaks and Simple, and the opinions expressed are my own!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What have we been up to...

Hello! As I write this afternoon before I go to bed (yeah, I work tonight!) waiting for the Lunesta to kick in, updating you all of family life here lately. Steven's right knee arthoscopy in February and his braces at the beginning of last week, were fit in around other appointments in our family last month.

Sometimes I think that getting older isn't the greatest thing in the world, and then there are times when I welcome 50 coming up next month. My Dad says, "You were healthy when you lived at home, and now you're not"! Gee, thanks, Dad!  I had the microscopic blood in my urine in February, which caused my primary to send me to the urologist for a 2.5 year follow-up appt. It was still going on, after 2.5 years----so he ordered a IVP/CTscan. I don't like the "clean out "med, 3 bisacodyl tablets, dynamite! The results showed that things were working ok from his standpoint, so a dictation was sent to my primary to see if I wanted to go to a nephrologist. I haven't heard anything about it from my primary yet, which is good for now.  Son and I also went for dental cleanings the day before his braces, with two separate appointment times that day! 

In between us taking Steven for late afternoon PT appointments (which he completed last week!), and Steve having a painful cyst removed from his back, with at leas 3 follow-up appointments, their schedules were busy with work and school. I can't quite remember if Steven was on the honor roll this last quarter or not. FCAT testing will be happening later on this month, and into May. My primary saw me in February, but my new pain management appointment didn't occur until this past Tuesday morning. I can't remember what I did to aggravate my back last year, but I have two discs in the lumbar area that happen to be aggravating me with sciatica pain. It gets uncomfortable to sit or stand or lie down, so I haven't wanted to sit down at the iMac to post lately. I've got an epidural injection scheduled for April 25th in my new pain doc's office, and I'm actually welcoming the relief!
I've learned to bring a book with me to appointments, whether it be paperback or hardbound or the Nook Color, or the iPad, which I've loaded with movies and tv shows, to watch. It's harder to find the time to listen to an audiobook, though! I have definitely spent a lot of time waiting in waiting rooms!

We haven't been to any of the parks, WDW or Sea World, lately, due to the way that we've all been feeling. I'm sure hoping that it changes soon, because I really missing going to Orlando for the parks! I've been playing one of Animal Kingdom's cds of park music, and it's quite calming. Even at 13, Steven still wants to go.

Work's been a little stressful, with trying to get out on time, and with getting all of my work done in a 8 hour shift, and sometimes, it's just not possible. My fibromyalgia tends to bother me more during that time.
Netflix and ATT's U-Verse have been helpful with movies and shows to get my mind off of the pain. Started watching Game of Thrones, quite addictive, though definitely for a mature audience. 

Started Spring Cleaning around here this past weekend, and for my son' rummage sale at church, we went through things that we haven't used in awhile, and cleaned out our dry sink our storage cabinet. It felt quite good to get rid of things that we no longer use, and the money that he makes from the stuff that he sells goes toward his church youth camps account.