Friday, July 29, 2011

Random Friday Post and 5QF

1.  I had no Internet yesterday.

2.  Part of it was my Internet provider's fault, and part of it was my fault.

3.  Apparently, I do not know how to successfully reboot my wireless router.  :(

4.  I had a LOT to catch up on last night around 9pm.

5.  But it was kinda refreshing to be "off the grid" for a while.

6.  I may have to start some "off the grid" days here and there.

7.  It's gonna be a hot, muggy day here.

8.  My hair is already frizzy.

9.  And I don't have frizzy hair naturally, it's normally pin straight.

10.  Have a great weekend!

1. Vow renewal ceremonies-yay or nay?

Um.....maybe?  How's that for an answer?!?!? 

Here's my take on it, and it kinda speaks to another issue I have.  So many couples feel the need to do the "big stuff" early.  Big presents, big vacations, big houses, big fancy schmancy cars, etc.  Our parents, and generations before that, saved, and waited.  They didn't need all these grandiose things in order to make them feel loved,  accepted or approved of.  So, you got a big house....what's next?  He surprised you with a trip to Bora he going to have to top it next year?  It's always bigger, beter, and more, more, more...   Why do we constantly have to celebrate ourselves?  Vow renewals fit into this category, I think.  At least where the younger generations are concerned.

Unless there's been marital strife, and its necessary to celebrate a reunion.  Or perhaps after 25 or 50 years....that's something to celebrate.  Then, it's just fun to get together and have a party- with a little vow renewal mixed in...well, sure!

2. What sound/s annoy you the most?

Whining.  Oh, the whining.....  By anyone....but if they have a nasally voice, I'm running for the door.


3. If you had to pick, would you have only all boys, or only all girls for kids?

HA!  Thankfully, I don't have to choose! 

I used to think "I don't know what I'll do without a daughter."  Thankfully, God totally knew what He was doing when he gave me boys.  I'm naturally a "boy" person.  I get along better with men than women (at least, I did when I was younger), and I understand their thinking patterns better.  Plus, I cannot stand the whining I hear when I call my friend on the phone (not saying every little girl's just hers that do it every.time.she'  Plus, I'm not a pink-girly girl.  Avoiding Barbie or princess-infested junk in my house is fantastic.

4. Do you believe in alternative medicine?

I believe that there needs to be a balance.

When I was very very sick, I was in my Dr.'s office once a week, EVERY week for 13 weeks straight.  They kept throwing new drugs at me, doing tests, more drugs, more money, no real relief.  $3375 later....

I went to a Functional, Anti-aging, and Rejuvenative Medicine Dr. who, within a few minutes of my first visit, took the time to look through my food journal and found my gluten issues.  Then ordered a full blood work up with a  tiered blood panel of my thyroid (not just the TSH) and found my real thyroid issue and also found my scary Magnesium and Vitamin D deficiencies.  Then ordered a month long saliva test and found my progesterone and cortisol (adrenal) issues . My regular Dr. would have just kept me on a double dose of Prilosec and Xanax- with a Beta-Blocker in there too.  I would still be eating gluten and still be hurting my body.  The last time he saw me, he realized that I hadn't been in to see him in over a year.  When I told him the issues I had with gluten, his response was "I just don't think that something like gluten can affect you so must have been something else that went away on it's own."  Oh....ok, Dr.

Here's my take on it:  Conventional Medicine has its place.  I go to my family Dr. when I am acutely sick (like strep or ear infection).  I take my boys there for Well Child Checks.  But, I don't think Conventional Medicine is made to handle chronic issues.  For that, I'll go to my "alternative" Doctor.

5. Would you take a family member's children and raise them if they needed it?

Abso-frickin-lutely.  Without question, and with willing hearts.

And then I wouldn't worry about money or patience because it would really be a walk of Faith.  If God brings me to it, He's gonna see me through it.

But then, I wonder what would have happened to our siblings in order for us to have to take their children...and that thought scares me.

So, I'll just end here! 

Happy Weekend!


Anonymous said...

You would absolutely love our neighbor kids then, with their high-pitched nasal voices, always yelling and making the dog insane.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Mine is whining to! So glad you did seek out an 'alternative' dr. Isn't it amazing what modern science won' address sometimes? Love your blog! Visiting from 5QF.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 

Adena (aka cre82learn) said...

Love your answers. Hubby and I will be celebrating 25 yrs the same year my parents celebrate 50 years. I would love to do something together with them. Thinking cruise over a ceremony though. I hate to dress up too much LOL. Yes, I agree on the boy thing too. I have both but God knew best to give me the girls first when I had more patience; now I can't tolerate whine. Although boys 11-12 whine quite a bit too.

Rachel said...

Stopping by from 5QF. I answered WHINING too, I get a yucky face just thinking about it, lol! Like your answer to alternative med too.

I have a natural & organic giveaway you might want to check out! Great blog btw! new follower!

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