Keep on Keepin On - Out of the Slump
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Well, I am coming out of my slump - I got this awful bug which got me down - but some self-doctoring and I am on the mend. FYI - I took goldenseal as a quasi-antibiotic and then Chinese Gan Mao Ling (good for beginnings of colds that haven't gone into the chest) and my Boiron duck-stuff for the flu -Osocillo - And bought some Hylands homeopathic drops for my slight ear ache.
(Also had a bladder thing which I got rid of by drinking lots of water and taking cranberry tablets!)
All with my regular array of vitamins! These things are mostly viral nowadays, so all one can do it boost the immune system and deal with the symptoms and hope to shorten the length of the bug.
I am urging my husband who works with germy children to use his antiseptic handwipes OFTEN - so he brings home as few of those germs as possible! (I caught it from HIM, altho it's going around.)
Even in my recovery I have been going after freebies and getting tiny bits of internet $ - from mturk and dollarsurveys.net and my articles on associatedcontent.com - I used my Amazon gift card to get some night cream, which I need. (Got lovely FREE samples of full-sized day cream SPF15 from the net! I am set with that for a while.)
And we sold the old car we had given to us to a friend who is down on his luck and really needs transportation....Our old cars are holding on nicely....And my husband finally is keeping track of his mileage at work (the rate has been raised) - and got $100 back last month - much to his surprise.
We haven't been up to the boat for a MONTH and are getting boatitis! I also realize how much thrift shopping I do up there! Looking around I have a VAST wardrobe - which I will have to dig into this season....(Altho I am trying to get free undies at hanes.com and its wedgie-free Wednesdays....) Finally mended an old hoodie of mine I wear around the house - A stitch in time would have saved a few - but it's ok - before my husband complained about it been ratty -it was just gone at the seams, so it was easy to sew up. Why don't men get that?
Acquiring the habit of regular library attendance - visiting a branch near my wkly therapist visit - It has lots of what I call current "pulp fiction". Still have to recycle the piles of paperbacks, etc., I have around here! My weakness is book clubs - I know I shouldn't sign up for them - but I succumb - trying to get out of the mystery club by fulfilling my book obligation.....What does one do with hard back mysteries, anyway? Presents?
It's been hot and my quasi swamp coolers are under my fans - along with cups of frozen water....it does help a bit....
Ah, wouldn't it be nice to win a spa vacation? I enter all those contests! and after all, one cannot win if one doesn't enter, no?
And I read the online style magazines - ah! What fantasy lives those women must have. I have the clothes - but not always the LIFE. We haven't been social butterflies lately - not since my most sociable friend has been away...
But I have been close to home on the net and watching old flicks at night. Lots of horror on since it's October and Halloween is coming...Saw a good British one called SPIRIT TRAP and a really 80's one called THE HOWLING. (Even the color was 80's.) It starred an actress I have seen in the flesh fairly recently- and what an ingenue she was in the day! No wonder I didn't work in the 80's! Not a female character actress in sight.....
Oh well - even had to turn down some acting stuff - that's how lousy I felt! (And and almost no voice for a while.) Onward and upward!
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Out of the Slump
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