Vicks helps a headache. I discovered this by accident when I was struggling with my sinuses. At first I thought wow, that worked well, until I ran across something on Pinterest with the heading “WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME ABOUT THIS?!” Maybe it’s because Vicks is considered an “old timey thing,” and we hesitate to admit that the new and improved remedies don’t always work the best. Whatever the case, if you struggle with sinus, menstrual, or tension headaches, then rubbing on some Vicks can help tremendously.
Exercise makes you sick before it makes you better. I talked to my doctor before starting the Focus T25 workouts two years ago. She warned me that they were intense, but assured me that I was ok to try it if I felt I could “handle it.” I thought she meant endurance wise, and I was determined to stick it out because I was overweight and felt terrible all the time. What she failed to mention is that an intense workout like that will make you feel physically ill before you start to feel better. I honestly thought I had caught a virus after my first week of workouts, and was surprised when a friend told me “you’re not sick, your body is objecting to your new workout routine.” A body at rest wants to stay at rest, and it naturally resists the heightened activity and metabolism from a new workout routine. It takes a lot of endurance to stand through soreness, constant headaches and an overall ill feeling. The good news is that what’s freely shared about exercise making you feel better and more energetic is true – it just takes about 6 weeks for that to happen.
Macs aren’t good for document creation and management. My iPhone is great for calls, texts, notes, calendars, pictures, apps, and checking things online. But when it comes to writing and managing things with it, I still need a PC. You can get Microsoft for Macs and mobile devices, but it just isn’t the same (or as easy) as writing on a laptop. I realize that the Macs are the new “status symbol,” but function trumps show off in my book. I need it to do what I want it to do, and there’s no doubt that Macs are designed more for graphics than they are for document creation and management. Macs are great for art, just not for my particular kind of art.
SlingTV is a better and cheaper option than cable or satellite. We tried them all and got so frustrated with the promotional rates expiring after a year or two. A couple of years ago we tried to go from Uverse to DirectTV to get that astronomical TV rate down, and they informed us that there were too many trees around our house for satellite service. Somebody Rick works with told him about SlingTV, which is an Internet TV service with packages starting at $20 a month. It doesn’t have as many channels as you get with the big providers, but do you really watch all of them anyway? We’ve been able to get access to everything we want to watch between that and our Roku apps for a heck of a lot cheaper than cable or satellite. The only caveat is that you don’t have digital recording, and they can take up to 72 hours to have new episodes available for streaming (this is rare, they’re usually ready the next day, like all of the other apps with streaming episodes). I would also recommend that you invest in decent Internet speed so it will be more agreeable. But still, upgrading your Internet and getting SlingTV through a Roku is still cheaper than what you’d pay to bundle Internet, TV and home phone. Who has a home phone anymore, anyway?
Sometimes, you have to figure things out on your own. Other times, you have to ask. But today, I’m passing this information along freely, in hopes that it will help, inspire, and inform those of you that might need it.
That’s all today. Have a Happy Friday tomorrow and a wonderful weekend.