Sunday, March 26, 2017

The end of spring break

For the last two weeks, all the school kids have been on Spring Break. What does that mean to me? No huge traffic jams to and from work! And lots of parking at the office, because all the parents are off of work too!
Tomorrow that all ends. We are back to long commutes, and not getting to park right in front of the office.
Today, I made myself some buttermilk pancakes for breakfast to make myself feel better. They turned out REALLY good!
Meanwhile, one of my favourite movies is now on Netflix.
"Stranger than Fiction" is such a quirky, unusual, and wonderfully acted dark comedy. Not to mention that it was released on my birthday (some years ago). So, I am going to spend the evening playing couch potato and watching the movie.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New books by email

I got an email the other day from Chapters/Indigo loyalty department. At first, I thought the email was a scam...
But, I called Chapters/Indigo, and they told me it was legitimate. So, I emailed them back, and wow!! I get a free book. It will be delivered in the next few weeks.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Me Before You

Last summer, I read the book, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. And this week, the movie version was On Demand on my cable package, so I watched it.
The movie was actually pretty good. Very similar to the book. And I am actually surprised by the performance of Emilia Clarke. For Game of Throne fans, she plays Daenerys Targaryen. But, she looks so much different as a brunette, and plays such a different role, you would be excused if you didn't recognize her.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Last day of winter

Today is the last full day of winter, and (you guessed it), it snowed!!
Only for a couple of hours this morning. And it was that really wet, heavy snow. And it was all gone by around 2:00 this afternoon. But still... I'm really hoping that is the last of the snow for a very long time.

Friday, March 17, 2017

trying something new

Well, I bit the bullet, and decided to try a new chiropractor! My guy is still off sick, so I booked an appointment with his replacement. Turns out, it was a great decision! The new guy actually trained with my usual guy, so his technique was very similar. And it worked for me! He got my hips back in alignment, and got rid of my nagging headache! I love it when trying something new works out for me.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cal Mag

I recently ran out of my calcium magnesium pills. I've been taking one of these every night in an effort to help me deal with my migraines.
It is unusual in that it is the same ratio of magnesium to calcium. Most Cal/Mag supplements are 2 to 1 with a higher calcium content. But I worry about taking too much calcium, because I do drink a lot of milk, and eat a lot of milk products (cheese, yogurt, etc.). And the magnesium is helping with the migraines.
Problem is -- I can't find this supplement anymore. My usual health food store isn't carrying it anymore, and I can't find it anywhere else. I think I'll have to try and look for another brand.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Daylight Savings Time

Yesterday we set our clocks ahead an hour.
The older I get, the more that hour affects me. I'm so tired today!! I wonder if I will ever see the abolishment of Daylight Savings Time in my lifetime? I really hope so. I think it's a concept that is far outdated now and never really saw the benefit to it.

Monday, March 6, 2017

what do you do?

What do you do when your Chiropractor is sick? My back has been bugging me for a while, but my chiropractor cancelled my last appointment due to him having the flu. Well, I thought I could rebook the appointment this week, but I found out that my chiropractor was sick with the flu, but was feeling really dizzy with vertigo. So, he went to his doctor. He has a tumour in his brain, and had to go in for surgery (he had surgery the day I flew home from Houston). He will be off work for another 8 weeks or so. I'm so worried for him. And sad. And I really hope he is ok. He does have someone filling in for him a couple days a week at his office. But, I've had some bad experiences with chiros in the past, so I'm anxious about going to anyone new.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

more snow?

More snow? Really? Come on Mother Nature!! WTF? Enough already!!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Post travel woes

So, I spent over 19 hours "at work" on Thursday. It started in Houston with meetings at 7:00am Central (that's 5:00am Pacific time). We were in meetings all day until 3:00 or so. A quick rush off to the airport and then on the plane by 6:30pm. 5 hours later, we were landing in Vancouver. I finally got home around 10:30pm. And by the time I had a shower, I finally crawled into bed around midnight.
I had Friday off of work, but I spent most of the day on the couch. I was so dizzy!! I'm not sure if it was dehydration from the travelling, or from the altitude changes on the plane, or what it was. But it was very disconcerting. The dizziness finally faded this afternoon, and I started feeling better.