Friday, July 31, 2009

Random Bullets of too Lazy to Write More

* Note to self: When going on a trip that will include hiking and canoeing, pack a hat and your Tevas! I had to borrow a hat to protect my head from the deerflies and wear my sneakers canoeing, which made getting in and out so much more complicated.

* I just used baking soda to clean my bathroom sink. It was my first experience using baking soda to clean something, and hello! I'm a convert! The sink hasn't looked this good in years.

* I have finished book #2 from the required reading list for doula certification. I have the next book, but I'm taking a break to read a mystery. My brain needs a rest from having to think. I also started the resource list the other day. I have to prepare a list of at least 45 resources in at least 30 different categories for my area. These include birth centers, lactation consultants, maternity clothes, and addiction services, among many others.

* I've done very well with not sleeping on the couch, better than even I expected. I'm still not getting enough sleep though. I really think my body needs nine hours each night, which is only really practical on the weekends. I would've gotten more than nine last night if a certain loud dog hadn't woken me with his bark.

* I'm still seeing the chiropractor 3 times a week, but I can't really tell if it's helping. I was hoping for dramatic improvement. I won't be able to keep going like this too much longer. It's just too expensive.

* I do love rain on a warm day, but I also need to mow the lawn. Maybe tomorrow? I guess today I will focus on the indoor portions of my to-do list (like the bathroom sink!). I've got laundry in the dryer, and next up grocery shopping!


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's not rainign here and hasn't been--getting quite dry again.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I hope you figure out a way to get more sleep. Fazio, my old doctor, always said I needed nine horus, and I tend to agree. I sure dont' get it thought!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Good for you not sleeping the couch! (as much)

Smellyann said...

My optimal sleep time is 10 hours per night. Never happens, but if I'm ever allowed to sleep as long as I want/need, that's when I wake up. Ten hours.

Sorry you're not getting a better result from the chiro! But yay for continuing doula education. That's so cool!

Momma Val said...

Woo, hoo, glad you found baking soda. I have used it in the wash and have scrubbed things with it too as an abrasive. Not impressed with it's toilet cleaning. I have for years used Bon Ami. It is also a natural cleanser that does not scratch. It can also be used as an antacid but I have been told not to use it as that while pregnant or on low sodium diet cause it is sodium. Oh, and I have also taken a calcium supplement with dinner for better sleep results. It often helps with leg and muscle cramps too.

I am a chiropractor person, have been for years. Lately have had really bad sciatic and neck issues due to pregnancy and sleeping on my side. Have crappy HMO so they sent me to physical therapist for pain. Puh-leaze!!! These people do more talking and hand out more sheets of stretching diagrams than anything else. I think I would LOVE to just go to a chiropractor. My old one would manually adjust me and crack and crunch my bones and back and neck and do electro therapy and lightly massage muscles. Worked wonders for me. That activator thingy is a joke if that is what your person is using, ask for manual adjustment instead. Oddly, some of the newer chiros hardly touch you at all??? Now how the hell is that going to help?

Anonymous said...

I hope your back gets better quickly. I've also heard that lack of sleep can be correlated to back pain. And yes, baking soda rocks!