Can extract sunshine from a cloudy day!

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Carry a vision of heaven in your hearts, and you shall make your name,your college, the world, correspond to that vision. Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer wrappings. The great, enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. ~ Helen Keller
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sweet Sunday Tchaicovsky Feelie! :D

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Listening to: Tchaikovsky

Sunday morning with a cup of cuffee' in hand..sipping...musing..listening...watching this collection of past cutesomes' in my life.  This app me' thinks only works viewed on a computer, o' well. I find it relaxing - gives me a smile to see how I can capture prettiness. I'm setting aside all my health issues and focusing on what's bright - because that's what I've always done. I'm a veteran in extracting sunshine - yep, that's what I do.

The Hubba' and I have just celebrated our 27th anniversary. we had quite the foodie' fun, but I'll reserve that post for its own.

I'm looking forward to the coming week. Got goals ye' see! 5 dolls and 5 journal arts, plus the written artsy' plan! Can't wait to post it all!

This week: To live authentically, To be true to my heart's dreams and moral sensibilities, to feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment, to feel right with my path and to navigate that path delightfully, these are my desires - the precepts that are the heart of me.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Saturday Dinner at Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano

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I didn't have any heady' friggin' ache Tuesday. Maybe just a twinge, a slight pulling feel from my eyes back when it seemed I've spent an hour glued on my laptop. So I rest when I get that, then return when I feel light. I'm pleased. Very pleased.

The collage above was dinner last Saturday evening at Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano. Me' thinks the Hubs and I are slowly evolving into foodies. Then, again, haven't we always been for 27 years now?!? I wasn't in the best mood, frankly - what with a weird head feel, allergy obviously circling my eyes with dark shine and a seeming weight of detachment engulfing me, I wasn't a hundred percent fun. Not that I wrecked havoc - only, I wasn't my usual chirpy talky self. My hubs was a dear tho'... reeling me in and doing his best to make me comfy.

Carpaccio is quaint. A pleasant enclave of glowing elegant quiet tucked away from the usual dining places.The food was ok - except for the pasta vongole - I've had better. We're thinking of going back with the boys. Maybe.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Reflux Laryngitis, Allergies, Head Tensions, Lower Back Pain - The Great I Have's!

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Current feel: OK.
Listening to: The Three Tenors

Hola! I'm alive, praise goodness God.

Been a couple ov' weeks since my last soiree' with the doc and what a ride it's been, whew! For the first time in my entire life, I experienced how it was to have an elevated blood pressure - right there in the endoscopy room of St. Lukes. I could tell the doc was slightly flustered asking me if I've ever had a bp that high before. Never! I was seething agitated ( though one couldn't tell because I looked preternaturally calm) at the thought of a foreign object to be inserted inside my nose going who knows where and for how long. Secondly, the head tension was there, pounding and pronounced though not as wildly calamitous as the past weeks - but present and pulsing it was. I was in a world of worry, actually and have been for a long while now.

Anyway,  the magic snakey camera that weaved it's way down my nosey to my trachea unraveled that I had a secondary condition called "Reflux Larryngitis" or "silent reflux"... meaning, every time I go to sleep, acid travels up my esophagus to my throat producing some sort ov' bacteria. which most likely in a way triggers my allergic rhinitis..gad' what a conniving story!

I left the docs office with my youngest son who so happened to be in the area so dropped in for me. It was not a fun feel to discover that the doc wasn't all that sure what was causing my head pressure since I didn't have sinusitis at all. He suggested I see a musculoskeletal rehab specialist, because he had an inkling the head thing was more of tension. This brought my attention to the fact that simultaneous to my allergy was a lower back pinched nerve pain I've had for the same span of time. Sigh.

I spent the better part of the following days diligent with my meds and as much as I could sticking to the diet best suited for reflux. Not easy as I had the best time popping in coffee shops here and there, and having a pasta or two with a heavy slathering of tomato sauce. My silly collage above is just a dent of all the groovyness I've eaten in spite of my head pressure, facial tension, sneezy feel and general malaise. I somehow pull myself together, plaster a bit of makeup to at least decently look alive and smile my worries away.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Diary of My Allergy: Part 1: The Rubber Band Feel

Dang fabulous to have a full set of brows, hahaha! 

 Had myself a field week of running 'ere and there from the docs to fixin'  up  paper work needed to fulfill an endoscopy procedure on my sinuses next week. I was prescribed a set of meds, some to be puffed inside me' nostrils! I'm feeling better, but there's still that band head pressure feel' though not as eeky' as before.

Funny, but my right eye seems to be getting the blunt of it. feeling all scratchy and  pressed. There are times my eyebrow lines feel bloaty botoxed, lols! In this pic, my head was feeling a lot more "pressured" than today.

It was quite the fun in spite of the situation. Somehow it was  "solo traveler" me up in adventures, and I see now how I've dressed the part, haha! :D  After going to St. Lukes, I stowed me'self away in a corner coffee shop and had the time, (finally, imagine that!)  to jot down important notes I've been meaning to dawdle my brains on.

My head had that "rubber band strange string feel,  but count my blessings I did. At least I could breath right, even if I had a bit of a chest cold. Another plus, is I wasn't  weak. Goodness, I hate dwelling on aches and pains, but writing this down gives me a profile of my health history. I've had allergy, rhinitis and sinusitis before, but this is the first time I've been hit this way.

Another fine thing to note is that my skin is 'well, nice, lols! Vanity aside, my "apple cream facial set" is working wonders on me!!! Thank goodness for my beauty guru friend, Rowie, who is smarty pretty on how to make one's skin creamy glow! I swear my brownish spotty melasma isn't as pronounced as before - not that it's no longer visible, but it is, as of the moment, significantly reduced. My face has a brighter healthier aura even with this ill feel I'm carrying.

Took me sooo' long to learn - goodness, should've done this when I was younger! Never to late, lols!

Roselle Quin