I’m one of those lucky people who has some pretty suck allergies. My biggest issue is I’m allergic to dogs and I refuse to give up my Freya. So, instead I get to wake up every single morning with a stuffy nose. Some days are worse than others, depending if she sleeps on the bed with me or if she’s in the middle of a shed.
Quite frequently I use a Eucalyptus Aromatherapy Stress Relief Roll-on from Bath and Body Works that my sister Bonnie gave me a couple of years ago when I was suffering with a pretty bad cold. It magically helps clear my sinuses and will calm a harsh cough in the matter of minutes. It’s amazing stuff. However, like all of my favorite B&BW products, it is now discontinued. I’ve had this for a while now so I figured it was about time I started trying to figure out another suitable option.
About a month and a half ago I found a DIY for Vicks Vapor Shower Disks by Sarah of Frugal By Choice. Not thinking at all, I asked for the Essential Oils for Christmas and was forced to wait & see if I got them as a gift before I purchased them. I ordered them immediately as soon as I found out they weren’t one of my fabulous gifts.
Saturday afternoon I received my lovely little vials of essential oils in the mail so I had to make the shower disks right away.
So, I gathered all my supplies. A box of baking soda, essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary), a measuring cup for water, and a bottle of Merlot.
Okay, I really didn’t need the bottle of Merlot but I figured it would help if I was sad because I wrecked the disks. Continue reading →
It’s been a few (okay, almost 6) months since I posted anything here. Yesterday at work we all received a new pen set so I decided to write down my randomness that I would normally post on Facebook or Twitter.
P90X is flipping amazing. I can’t believe the difference between what I was able to do a week ago and what I was able to do tonight. For example, last week there was no way in heck I was going to attempt a Dive-Bomber Push-Up, I was guessing for at least a good month. Tonight I was able to do 2 reps of 5 (slightly modified, of course). My upper body strength is quite lacking so those suckers are really hard. However, when I attempted my first one I knew I that I gained just enough flexibility and strength to not have to worry about getting a rug burn on my forehead.
This might seem a little crazy but I really felt a shift on Wednesday during Yoga. I can’t help but wonder if that was the difference.
I decided to take a rest day yesterday instead of doing X-Stretch. It really wasn’t much of a rest, though. D & I put the dock in at his parents house yesterday. Since he’s not able to do any lifting, there was a lot of me asking for instruction and lifting/pushing the dock using 2×2′s as levers. It was a lot of work! By the time we got home last night there was no way in heck I was going to be able to keep my body moving long enough to do any sort of extreme stretching.