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Random on a Tuesday

  • My youngest sister, Melinda, died at 25 on January 14, 2011.
  • We drove to Anchorage for a small memorial service for her, held on Friday, January 21, 2011.
  • It’s got me mourning my mother all over again.
  • The kids got to play with Grandpa, cousins Faith, Caleb, and Vicky, Aunts Jessie, Tasha, & Sandee, and Uncle Darrell.
  • We took family photos at my parents’ house, courtesy of Sandee Rice Photography.
  • Back at the hotel, we took the kids down to the swimming pool.  They had a blast.
  • The chlorine in the pool did crazy tightening things to the dreads forming at the back of my head.
  • Bouncing Bears is the coolest place to get kids worn out before a long road trip.
  • The living room floor is the greatest place to roll around after many long hours cooped up in car seats.
  • The wolf and the orca share the same animal spirit in Yup’ik lore.  These are the two animals I debated between in trying to identify the animal essence of my youngest child River.  JR is a polar bear.  Camilla is a lynx/mountain lion/fox.
  • I’ve spun 4 oz of a pinkish-purplish wool/alpaca batt by Bohoknitterchic Spins into 400+ yards of a fingering weight single.  Melinda loved pink.  I’m going to knit a shawl out of this yarn.
  • I’m knee-deep in laundry that needs to be done before we leave Thursday night on vacation.
  • I get a kitten after we get back.  It will go nicely with the litter box and cat food I got from John for Christmas.
  • I’m planning on getting tattooed in San Antonio and Chicago during the next couple of weeks.
  • I’ll be starting a Little Acorn Learning curriculum for JR and Camilla after our trip.  I’m excited.
  • I definitely need to get back to daily workouts.  They’ve fallen by the wayside with a marked increase in fibro pain.
  • I nearly forgot how comfortable Vans are until I bought a new pair the other day.
  • I am very clearly doing anything possible to avoid laundry and packing.
  • I have to start all that now, before Thursday gets here.

Sigh.

Day 6 of 30 Days of Truth

Day 6:  Something you hope to never do in your life

Workout:  Complete, 30 minutes (30 Day Shred Jump Start, 30 Day Shred 1 — feeling major burn today)

First of all, I am sore.   S.O.R.E.  I didn’t know that just 20 minutes of working out could be so intense.  Yesterday was my first day of the 30 Day Shred program, and it kicked my ass.  Everything was sore this morning.  On the other hand, I slept like a baby last night, deeply, completely, all night.  And it was the first night in a while without nightmares (at least, where I don’t remember having them the next morning).  So bonus all around.

Second of all, I’m down over 6 lbs, and can feel that more is going to come off if I stick with this.

Thirdly, Jillian is crazy.  Her 30 Day Shred is intense, she’s intense, but that’s ok.  I need intense, I think.  She’s bossy, and that works for me.  But she’s crazy.  And my ass hurts.

Moving on.

There are tons of things I hope to never do in my life, just as there are tons of things I hope to do.  I’ll try not to be specific as I don’t want to bring myself down or increase my anxiety since I already have depression and panic/anxiety issues.  I will say, in light of the dietary shifts and increase in workout frequency, that I have a weight number in mind that I hope to never again reach.  I have another number in mind that I’m working toward, but am trying to focus more on increasing my sense of well-being.

Now excuse me while I go collapse for a while.  Whew.

Moon!

Here are a few shots of the lunar eclipse as seen from my front porch.  I wish these had turned out better, but I fear that it’s time to upgrade the camera.  I’d take more, but cloud cover, cold temperatures, and trees seem to be impeding the rest of the eclipse for me.  Nonetheless, it’s soooooo pretty.

Calling All Babywearers

Boycott these sons of bitches.

They’re owned by Johnson & Johnson. Stop giving them your money. I don’t care that Motrin has posted an “apology” on its website. They shouldn’t have run the ad in the first place.

Baby Care

# JOHNSON’S®
# BEBE®
# PENATEN®
# PRIM’AGE®
# BABY.com
# JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME™
# JOHNSON’S® SOOTHING NATURALS™
# BABYCENTER®.com
# DESITIN®
# NATUSAN®

Skin & Hair Care

Care for your skin and hair.

# NEUTROGENA®
# JOHNSON’S®
# SHOWER TO SHOWER®
# PIZ BUIN®
# AVEENO®
# LUBRIDERM®
# AMBI® SKINCARE
# VENDOME®
# CLEAN & CLEAR®
# PURPOSE®
# ROC®
# ROGAINE®

Wound Care & Topicals

Care for cuts, scrapes, rashes and itching.

# BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages
# BENGAY®
# CALADRYL®
# PURELL®
# NEOSPORIN®
# CORTAID®
# SAVLON®
# COMPEED®
# TUCKS® Hemorrhoidal Ointment
# DAKTARIN®

Oral Health Care

Care for your whole mouth.

# LISTERINE®
# EFFERDENT®
# LISTERINE® WHITENING
# REMBRANDT®
# REACH®

Women’s Health

Products for women’s health care needs.

# STAYFREE®
# MONISTAT®
# CAREFREE®
# e.p.t.®
# K-Y®
# O.B.®


Over-the-Counter Medicines

Relief for pain, colds, coughs, allergies and more.

# TYLENOL®
# SUDAFED®
# ROLAIDS®
# DOLORMIN®
# MOTRIN®
# MOTILIUM®
# MYLANTA®
# ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC-D®12-HOUR®
# BENADRYL®
# IMODIUM®
# PEPCID®
# NICORETTE®

Nutritionals

Products for a healthier diet.

# SPLENDA®
# LACTAID®
# BENECOL®
# SUN CRYSTALS™
# VIACTIV®

Vision Care

Products for vision care.

# VISINE®
# ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses

Softy Goodness

Homemade hand salve.

Leaves skin SO soft. And totally customizable. (Is customizable a word?)

Herb-infused olive oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils. And, in my personal little tub separate from the boys’, some perfume oil.

John’s hands are so dry and cracked, and JR has some eczema behind his knees. John doesn’t like floofy smelling products, and really who can blame him. Too many additives & it wouldn’t be good for JR’s eczema. So I made our own.

It’s cooling in jars right now.

I put some on my hands & elbows, and WOW. This may be all I use from here on out. And I can use it on JR’s tushie, too.

Awesome.

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