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Thursday, August 28, 2014

I was in so much pain when I arrived home from work today that I immediately showered and had DD apply Minagin to my entire back.

I usually don't start my job until 6 lately, but today i did start at five a.m., then worked past one p.m...

This body is getting too old for this job at this age. Maybe I may need to take more time off whether I like it or not.. will see when I finally get insurance and can ask the doc..

My back is pain free now, since I just woke up from a three and half hour nap in the chair.. but I could go to bed for the night right now, I ma that beat..it is 5 p.m....

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/28/2014 6:17PM

    Maybe you need a vacation from the vacation, all that extra work getting ready to go and then all the work when you get home.

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KRYSSCOTT 8/28/2014 5:41PM

    Wow, i'm sorry that you were in so much pain today, but I am greatful you found Minagin and that it was able to provide you with relief. I hope you don't mind me asking, but being rather new around here I don't know what type of work you do.

I was reading an article two days ago about sleep and it said that taking anything more than a 20 minute nap during the day could leave you feeling groggy and lethargic and also impact your sleep at night. Maybe that's why you feel like your already ready for bed? I know that the people who write these articles are smarter than I am about this stuff, but I think listening to your body is a good decision, if it was telling you to sleep there was probably a good reason.

Feel better.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It seems like onloy yesterday we were on teh beach, absorbing lots of Vitamin D. BEen five days...

time to go back up north.. I am really, seriously considering taking two separate vacations next summer.. one in June or July and the week-long one in August. If I can swing it financially, I will do my best.
This year the highest cost was lodging, as we cook our own meals 98% of the time. Free gas and food cards , a few incidentals on the side.. am going to go for it.One week was not enough at me age... I need more time off to rest and relax..
maybe even a week off , DARE I SAY IT? AT HOME?????????????
I have always worked since age 10,,(almost 52 years) cannot imagine just being at home and others doing my job!! Maybe if I do take more time off, it will make the following four years I have to work before retiring, easier..

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CATTUTT 8/27/2014 9:21PM

    I think you definitely deserve some extra vacation time. You work hard enough for 3 people. If you can swing it, go for it and enjoy it!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/27/2014 7:46PM

    I like a good staycation. The trick is to make plans for yourself just like you would on a vacation. Set your goals, plan to walk the beach, stroll around the park, plop yourself outside in a lawn chair and read a book, window shop, visit the library or any manner of thing you never have time to do but want to. Staycations are not a time for cleaning, nor are they a time to sit and watch mind numbing tv. Your home town probably has a lot to offer that you haven't investigated yet and the best thing about staycations you never forget to pack anything and you get to sleep in your own comfy bed every night.


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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/27/2014 7:36PM

    Sound like a good plan to me. Take as many vacations as you can, and a at home vacation is great.

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NELLIEH1 8/27/2014 7:01PM

    sounds like a plan!!

Comment edited on: 8/27/2014 7:02:01 PM

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MTN_KITTEN 8/27/2014 6:24PM

    We took STAYvacation many years when we needed to recharge our batteries. It was a time away from work to do whatever we wanted to do.

Which for me ... was NOTHING.

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GABY1948 8/27/2014 5:14PM

    It will definitely make it easier! I got excited reading this!!! Of course you need to take more time off...

Dare I ask? Anything on your insurance yet?

Have a blessed night, Lin....you are already into the year that it takes to get to vacation again! emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 8/27/2014 5:06PM

    I too as one said would get sucked right into the vacuum ........ (ugh--housework!!) .......... I am at retirement age but won't .......... But I did get to cut down 25% less; to me that is having the best of both worlds ........ But we each have to do what works .......... (since I do not take vacations, this works ........... every other week 4 days off!

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JLHODKINSON 8/27/2014 4:31PM

    Ugh if I stayed at home I'd get sucked into working-at my house! Laundry, cleaning, projects...the list goes on. Having two vacations does sound very nice!

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MOM2ACAT 8/27/2014 3:55PM

    When I was still working, most of my vacations were "staycations" at home, but then, I've always been a homebody. I worked in retail, so by the time vacation time rolled around, all I wanted was peace and quiet.

I had to retire early because of my health issues; it was a big adjustment. Even though it was a good thing for me, it was a whole new "normal" to get to use to. I think it took me a good 6 months to get use to the routine of not working.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The humidity is so bad!! It is like a limp dishrag!! Breathing is very heavy and my asthma is not liking it.

I did some major cardio at work today after my other tasks were finished. Good for me,, I like to track things like that.

I had DD apply some of the Minagin to my back and shoulders after my shower,, my arthritis was pounding me.. That was a half hour ago.. no more pain...

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CATTUTT 8/26/2014 8:00PM

    Good job on the cardio. Poop on the nasty weather and your asthma though. It was gross here today too.

Three cheers for Minagin, I"m glad you're feeling better!

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NELLIEH1 8/26/2014 6:29PM

    glad your back is better...hope the breathing soon follows!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/26/2014 6:24PM

    My asthma hasn't like this year much either. But do keep plodding along.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/26/2014 5:31PM

    That's wonderful that it helps you so much

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MOM2ACAT 8/26/2014 5:29PM

    I don't do humidity well either.

Good for you though for getting cardio in despite of it!

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GABY1948 8/26/2014 5:15PM

    So glad you found relief....and I agree with you on the humidity....I don't do well in humidity...though I don't have asthma!

Try to stay cool and dry!


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ACRAIG921 8/26/2014 4:34PM

    Yes the humidity is really bad today, I have big hair!! I don't have asthma, but my allergies are really bad today.

I'm glad the arthritis pain is doing better. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 8/26/2014 4:25PM

    I'm glad you found something that works for you. I know what it is like to be in pain all the time.. After a while even oxycodone stopped helping.

How did you manage to get in so much cardio at work? When I was able to work I sat at a desk all day. Pretty boring, not much movement.

Be careful with the weather, keep your inhaler handy, just incase.

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Hot Monday

Monday, August 25, 2014

82 degrees, 98% humidity! I was glad to get home to a tepid shower after work,it is so humid..

Still have not unpacked the tubs we took,,, dehydrated potatoes, canned goods, our Native American ointment, Nojmuk and Minagin. I bought twelve tins of each, so they need to be rotated on he shelf in the linen closet.
For Debbieanne, who asked me to instruct her on how to order this stuff: here is the way to order the Minagin. Go to www.herballodge.com
Click on the Minagin tin and it will take you to the page to order how many you wish. The best price is the four ounce tin. He gives free shipping if you order at least $75 of stuff, so if you order four tins, he will add the tax and there should be no shipping charges.
If you read the things on the site, you will see that you only use a pea-sized dose of the ointment, rub it in. Do this at least three times a day or more. For my severe arthritis pain, I rub it on the back of my neck, hands etc. let it sit about fifteen minutes before applying clothing. The base is beeswax and olive oil, so cannot hurt your skin in any way, no matter what. If you still have pain, add more to the size you use,it is different with each person. DD massages it on my spine and shoulders for the spinal arthritis and fibro.

The owner, Nathan Wright, picks these herbs in the forests of Northern Michigan and Canada himself, so they are very fresh. A man at the Blueberry festival that I let sample it, got instant relief on his neck: he has had 14 surgeries and cannot find non-narcotic relief,, he bought four tins,, his son who is 19, bought two. It may sound like a lot of money for only four ounces, BUT DD and I use it and it lasts for a long time, no Rx, no side effects and we trust thousands of years of Native American knowledge. I believe he has a free number to call, but you can contact him via the site and he will respond via email too.
Debbieanne, let me know if you have questions,, you can call me or email me..
His shipping usually is about one week.. He ships out of Petoskey,Michigan, via USPS,about a couple hundred miles from here...

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NELLIEH1 8/26/2014 9:47AM

    Many thanks for sharing these details...maybe i should get it for DH and his arthritis.

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MTN_KITTEN 8/26/2014 9:03AM

    Old remedies are some of the very BEST

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GABY1948 8/25/2014 5:49PM

    INTERESTING, indeed! I know there always have to be natural remedies for things like Arthritis. Thanks for the info!

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SANDICANE 8/25/2014 4:42PM

    I will check that out!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/25/2014 3:38PM

    That is very interesting. I am going to have to look into that for my husband. Thank You for posting the information.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/25/2014 3:34PM

    Thanks Lin. I
'm looking into this right now. If satisfied I'll oder next week.

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GEORGE815 8/25/2014 3:31PM

    We will check it out. Thanks!

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Sunday and Gratitude

Sunday, August 24, 2014

i am grateful for arriving home unscathed from the loonies on the expressways in Michigan! I am grateful for returning home with more money than I thought I would.

Went to workplace to get my schedule for this coming week.. did not feel any sadness for being gone a week or more.. The weather is even more humid and cloying than when we arrived home. 94% humidity,, The air is so heavy, it looks like fog, but is just the humidity.. hard to breathe,, Praising God for allowing me to get central A/C.

One little incident we had in Munising: We were actually in town driving on the side of the mountain and I looked ahead and about ten feet from my bumper, was a doe. She stopped, stared at me..(When you are raised in the country or anywhere near Northern Michigan, you learn that if you see ONE deer, there are ALWAYS more behind them..A doe is always followed by at least one fawn from early spring through late summer,, she is followed by at least ONE buck after that)of course I stopped about five feet from her. She jumped into the grass on the opposite side of the street.
A couple of trunk-slammers(tourists) behind me began beeping their horns at me to move my car. I just sat there waiting,,, five seconds later a fawn jumped out in front of my car.. then across to its' mom after she signaled it.. dumb tourists..

This was about twenty yards from Lake Superior right in town!! I have been going all through the U.P for the past 60 years, so am used to it,, but I am trying to have more patience for tourists.. That is how some of the orphaned black bear cubs end up on the side of the road, from ignorant tourists that hit the mom and leave the baby..

One weird thing DD saw, was an egret standing out in the middle of a cornfield near Germfask, a Mennonite community we passed through .. They are almost always in pairs and always near water of some sort.. This was at least twenty miles from a even a pond!!

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/26/2014 2:58AM

    So glad that you stopped for the doe and her fawn. People always seem to be in a hurry, even when on holiday. Let them toot their horns!!

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CANDYMOUSE 8/25/2014 8:06AM

    People can be so rude! Thank you for stopping for them. I always look for more too, when I see one. I never thought about a whole little family crossing. How cute. If those people had been in front of you..bet they would have hit one of them. Again...thank you!

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KRYSSCOTT 8/24/2014 10:59PM

    You did what you knew to be right and you saved a tiny life. Let the tourists toot their little horns and steam up the windows. They will thank you for it later when their car isn't totalled and a bucks rack is not sticking threateningly through their windshield.

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WILSONWR 8/24/2014 5:56PM

    Way to go! I live around deer also, and you KNOW to look for the "other one."

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GABY1948 8/24/2014 5:07PM

    I am with YOU! DH and I are SO careful...and yes, there is almost NEVER one alone! DUMB tourists is right!

So glad you made it home safe and sound and so sorry you go back to work tomorrow and we have to count down again to next vacation! UGH

But it will go fast just like this year did!!!!

RELAX for today! emoticon

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SINGINGLADY47 8/24/2014 4:06PM

    What an interesting blog! Sounds like you really enjoyed you time off. I hope your time back at work goes well. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Judy.

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NELLIEH1 8/24/2014 4:01PM

    We have the same kinds of incidents here in NH...in the country. Wow an egret! I didn't know they were that far north. Look forward to your other stories and pix.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/24/2014 3:33PM

    That precious Doe was probably so very grateful that you stopped te car.

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MOM2ACAT 8/24/2014 3:31PM

    I hear you on the deer! I see quite a few on the road near my place, even though I live within the city limits, I am not far from the wooded areas.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 8/24/2014 2:24PM

    We have a lot of deer around here also, got to watch out for those bugger at night.

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EVIE4NOW 8/24/2014 2:19PM

  Saved yourself an accident and a car. If you hadn't stopped and hit it, it is almost a sure guarantee the car behind you would've hit you too.

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JLAMING263 8/24/2014 2:03PM

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