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Migraines


migraineAfter being hit with a doozie this week, and a friend asking for migraine info I decided just to put it all in one place here on my blog where I can add to it as I remember things or try something new.

This week I was reminded just how bad a migraine could be, bringing my day to a screeching halt to retreat into the dark bedroom. I am SO thankful they don’t get me like that much anymore. Mine used to be a lot more often – like double digits per month. My day started with my head feeling a little off, but instead of a slow progression across the left side of my head, the migraine hit fast and furious from the back left thru the left side into my left temple and eye- it even threw in some nausea. The Imitrex that usually helps. Didn’t.

Migraines are a chemical change in the brain and are often hereditary.  A migraine brain basically overreacts to stimuli and blood vessels contract. On the DNA test I did, it did say I was more likely to have them but since several people in my family suffered from them and I’d already been plagued with them for years, this wasn’t new news.  Continue reading

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What I learned I needed or would have done differntly with my shoulder surgery -at one month.

If you or someone you know isn’t going thru shoulder problems just skip this post as it will probably be of little interest to you.

This post is about what I really needed, what was nice to have and what I would have done differently. Posting this at 1 month post-op.  My surgery was on my dominant right arm and what I’m writing only applies to what I personally learned. I’ve realized short hair, flat chested folks would likely have an easier time with shoulder surgery.  On a positive note, I will say I think this is the first time I’ve actually had fingernails past my fingertips on all 5 fingers at one time from not using my right arm as much. 🙂

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For better, for worse -even the snoring.

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We call it survival of the sleepiest. I am like a different person if I don’t get good sleep. My husband snores- loudly and a lot. All these tips and items could also be used when a spouse has a cold and can’t quit coughing or for night shift workers.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone”

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What I’m reading for January 2018

For several years now, reading my Bible and just for fun novels has been a goal.

Up until this year though I’ve been reading mostly non-fiction books that applied to my work, and one CC Tillery novel each year as I designed the covers and they were released.

Since I think this is my first blog post on what I’m reading apart from cat books, let me start by saying what I like to read. If we don’t read the same kind of books my thoughts on what I like won’t apply to you. I tend to like thrillers, and authors like John Grisham, David Baldacci, and Greg Isles. I am not a re-reader. There are just too many books I want to read, to re-read a book. If a book takes the Lord’s name in vain I won’t finish it. Echos really bug me where they repeat the same phrase over and over. I don’t care for paranormal, sci-fi, books that tell me what to think or push an agenda, stories about rape,  evil, or extreme violence, especially against children. For some reason, I’m okay with a storyline trying to find serial killers. Yeah I know, makes no sense.

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Hasta la vista, Adobe CC!!!

I knew I didn’t like renting software. If I use a tool weekly – I own it, not shell out forever to rent it.

The entire year I tried CC for photographers I left my CS6 suite on my computer and always chose to not replace it with CC. I was 99.9% sure I was not going to continue to rent my software when my year was up. Well, my year is up this month and I’ve spent an entire day trying to remove CC’s deep-reaching fingers from my computer.

Lightroom 6 should be able to see the catalog from Lightroom classic CC so I don’t lose stuff but it won’t even uninstall it right. CC app manager thing won’t even uninstall.

If I was unhappy before with them I’m fit to be tied now. When I finally get all this CC off my hard drive and back to just the last version of Adobe I bought outright- I’ll be updating my On1 software.

Be warned if you decide to take CC off something that should take 20 minutes tops takes forever and it’s messy.

Looks like even though I told CC not to mess with my CS6 suite that I’ll have to update my CS6 suite and LR6 to repair the damage. I swear if I lose all my tags, edits and such I’ll never buy an Adobe product again. I’ve thought of so many things CC could stand for today.

Like I didn’t have enough to do with year end stuff to hassle with this. AUGGHHH

I ended up having to download and use the remove cc tool. Then reinstalling some of the CS6 suite and LR6.  Some of my “edit in” programs are gone and it made a new catalog and can’t use the one I had. I am going to miss LR dehaze and a few features but not enough to keep paying. Any chance of me giving this another shot have been completely wiped out after today.

I love your hair… said no one ever.

That is just something I don’t hear unless someone who has straight hair thinks they’d love to have naturally curly hair with a mind of its own.

Guys- you can pretty much quit reading this post as it will probably bore you, in fact, if you’re a lucky female with beautiful thick full straight hair this isn’t for you either 🙂

On top of being curly, it’s also fine, thin, absurdly slow-growing and the back resembles a skunk stripe because it is turning gray at a completely different rate from the front. I don’t mind salt and pepper, or all white but the skunk look just isn’t going to work.

My Pinterest board on hair is here. 

I’ve been letting my hair grown out for years and now, November 2017, after the third cut by a new person it is right back to where it was two years ago.

 

I’m mad and I’m sad but I’m not surprised. Continue reading