• dlfk202000
    dlfk202000 Posts: 2,542 Member
    walked for an hour at the wetlands. Was pretty warm, took my sherpa jacket and hat off half way through and was wishing I didn't have my fleece shirt on. At 15,000 steps so far.

    Will be coming home Sunday evening. Found out that Ezie has Spring break starting Monday- I thought I had another week. Glad I overheard the teacher. So, no wetlands walks this coming week. That is ok, supposed to rain more this coming week. Sooooo ready for even a week of dry weather.
    The ski resorts are posting they will be open until at least end of July(most are closed now because too much snow. Some have snow up to the lifts.

    Feeling pretty tired so having some tea, hope it kicks in so I am wide awake/alert on the drive up but lets me sleep tonight. Getting to sleep at 1-2AM is rough, and getting up at 4AM is even rougher. I do have my sleeping pills/biochemical phosphate that I will be sure and take.
  • myvt9v4crh
    myvt9v4crh Posts: 391 Member
    I’m looking forward to April. I hope for family time, and going to the local library. I plan to get a library card & have always loved books.

    I always had a library card at home in Oregon and I plan to go to the local library soon, and get a new library card. 😊

    Katla in Illinois
  • barbiecat
    barbiecat Posts: 16,480 Member
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 23,661 Member
    sh0tzz99 wrote: »
    Thanks for the post-nasal drip suggestions!

    I am hesitant to use garlic pills on a regular basis. We were on a trip once and a guy in our group took them (supposedly to repel mosquitos) and he stunk.

    I have been tested for allergies, and I have many. However, I've been taking an allergy pill and steroid nasal spray daily, for years, and they don't stop the dripping. I'd like to be off the steroid solution. I've been trying Musicnex and it helps a bit, but I don't think it's a long-term solution.

    I will try Astepro.

    A dental surgeon was diving with us on my trip earlier this month. He said there are procedures that can open the nasal passage non-surgically that can be done by a dental surgeon. His mentor actually has a practice very close to my house, which is coincidental since our fellow traveler was actually from Australia.

    I don't know if I will try the dental procedure, but I think it's worth looking into. He guessed I had allergies, post-nasal drip, and congestion based SOLELY on the fact that I told him I am a bad sleeper.

    The very negative of living where I live is year-round allergies!

    Tina in CA

    There are different kinds of garlic pills.

    One of the things that got me off a lot of nasal medication was having my deviated septum corrected.

    Also, look up rebound symptoms with whatever medication you're using.

    M in Oz
  • skuehn48
    skuehn48 Posts: 2,595 Member
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 17,118 Member
    edited April 1
    Consultant didn't keep me in yesterday but has scheduled surgery for 20 April. I'll be so glad to get this sorted. I'm delighted as it means I can go to DEGSs birthday lunch tomorrow, and enjoy Easter.

    Intentions for March:
    🔹Maintain weight < 140 (I have managed to stay at the lower end off the 140s)
    🔹Continue with Solid Habit development

    Intentions for today:
    📍Solid habits
    📍general chores
    📍local grocery shopping ✔️
    📍chill out

    Virtual (((hugs))) and 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 for all those those who need them.

    🙋‍♀️ Miele failte to the newbies.

    ☘️ Terri

    March Action for Happiness:
    1. Set an intention to live with awareness and kindness. I intend to live with awareness and kindness
    2. Notice three things you find beautiful in the outside world.Trees silhouetted against the sky; the appearance of snowdrops in spring; the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
    3. Start today by appreciating your body and that you are alive. I meditate on this each morning when I wake up, and am grateful for each new opportunity to have a good day.
    4. Notice how you speak to yourself and choose to use kind words. Positive affirmations are very powerful. Be kind to yourself, always.
    5. Bring to mind people you care about and send love to them. We chatted with our girls about other family members, and raised a glass to them.
    6. Have a ‘no plans’ day and notice how that feels. I will do this tomorrow (7th)
    7. Take three calm breaths at regular intervals during your day.Resisting the temptation to plan my day. Serendipity reigns today.
    8. Eat mindfully. Appreciate the taste, texture and email of your food. ✔️
    9. Take a full breath in and out before you reply to others. I’m a great advocate of deep breathing, and find this works well.
    10. Get outside and notice how the weather feels on your face.I wasn’t looking forward to going outside this morning as we had snow overnight and it seemed very cold. However, the sun shone in a clear blue sky, and the wind had dropped right down again, and I spent time with my eyes closed feeling the heat on my face before I went into the centre for Latin Study.
    11. Stay fully present while drinking your cup of tea or coffee. Always! Gives me calm thinking time.
    12. Listen deeply to someone and really hear what they are saying. When I tried to do this with DH this morning, he got distracted by a discussion on What the Papers Say on TV. 😝 However, we often have in-depth discussions, usually over lunc and dinner.
    13. Pause to watch the sky or clouds for a few minutes today. The sun was valiantly trying to break through rain clouds just after sunrise, but the forecast is for heavy showers, but I’m watching the blue patches in hope that it clears up.
    14. Find ways to enjoy any chores or tasks that you do.Doing the task isn’t the problem 😝 It’s getting started that’s difficult. I sometimes put on my favourite music, or listen to a podcast.
    15. Stop. Breathe. Notice. Repeat regularly. Having coffee after putting away the week’s groceries. There is pink blossom on my prunus purpurea, magnolia buds are beginning to colour up, tulips and daffodils in the containers outside the window are beginning to bloom. There are lots of little birds flitting about in the trees. Spring is doing its best to banish the winter cold. This is a regular joy in my life.
    16. Get really absorbed with an interesting or creative activity. I am preparing some paintings for a display of my Monday Painters work
    17. Look around and spot three thing you find unusual or pleasant.Today it is more like autumn tha spring. There is a thick sea mist. My usual view of countryside is reduced to about 500 yards. Everything looks damp and grey.
    18. If you find yourself rushing, make an effort to slow down. Took things slow and easy today. Planning to do the same tomorrow as it’s Mother’s Day in UK.
    19. Appreciate nature around you wherever you are. My writing desk has a lovely view of the countryside beyond houses. And there are lots of bird life flying about amongst the trees in the neighbouring gardens..
    20. Focus on what makes you and others happy today. My writing, and my art always makes me happy, and sharing it with like-minded people makes them happy. That means that today was filled with focusing on what makes myself and others happy.
    21. Listen to a piece of music without doing anything else. ’Love Affair’ - Rainbow Valley. (NOW! That’s 60’s)Hubby came home and disturbed me 😝
    22. Notice something that is going well, even if today feels difficult. My prep for the art display next week is going well. Most members have already given pieces for display.
    23. Tune into your feelings, without judging or trying to change them. I am fully in the moment, relaxing, and contemplating what I will have for breakfast, and how I will spend my day. DH has gone out for the day so I am free as a bird so to speak. (My natural bent is positivity. I choose to be happy in the moment. I acknowledge all my feelings, but on the rare occasions when I feel down, I choose to count my blessings, put in some music and dance.)
    24. Appreciate your hands and all the things they enable you to do. I am grateful for all the pleasure I get from working with my hands at my art and crafts.
    25 Focus your attention on the good things you take for granted. Positive thoughts are so uplifting
    26. Choose to spend less times looking at screens today. Not easy, but I will refrain from being distracted, and succumbing to any unnecessary scrolling. Machka: Not much hope of getting into the garden here as it looks like the rain has settled in for the day.
    27. Cultivate a feeling of loving-kindness towards others today. I am planning to distribute as many smiles as I can today.
    28. Notice when you are tired and take a break as soon as possible. I have rests regularly. But I also get up and walk around often. When I’m tired I fall asleep easily.
    29. Choose a different route today and see what you notice. Not going out today.
    30. Mentally scan your body and notice what you are feeling. I am feeling relaxed and drowsy. I’m already in bed and about to switch off 😝
    31. Discover the joy in the simple things of life. I was definitely doing that today. Played with DEDs dog. Chatted with DH. Went for a walk in the sun. Did some puzzles and a jigsaw.