Thursday, March 23, 2006

Herbs for Coughs

I have a cough. Here are some herbs I plan to use to make it feel better.

Chamomile- A good antispasmodic. Can help quiet a coughing fit.

Marshmallow Root- Soothing and healing for the lungs. Excellent for coughs.

Licorice- I would normally use licorice in these situations. However, I am having a problem with water retention so I think I will stay away.

Peppermint- I think the menthol quality is just what I need right now. I need something to loosen the phlegm and open my lungs up.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Lose the winter weight

I am not sure if the extra fifteen pounds I have is winter weight or just something that happened to me because I no longer live in Europe. I walked all the time and maintained a consistent exercise schedule. I also find the United States stressful. So, I am using the 2006 Self Challenge to help me lose the weight. Anyone else doing the Self Challenge this year?

I'll keep you posted on my progress. I am starting tomorrow.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Celebrating Spring

Celebrating spring with a special vacation or a new purchase for a Vacation Home Orlando is a perfect family activity. Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth. It is a time for celebrating life and feeling the earth go through a time of new growth. The birds sing. Flowers push up from the earth. It is a beautiful time.

What are your favorite ways to celebrate spring? Do you enjoy walking in the rain? How about planting flowers? Develop your own spring rituals if you don't have some already.

Here are my favorite spring rituals: Walking in the rain, planting flowers and herbs, splashing in puddles, and going for long walks. Enjoy the new season! The first day of spring is coming up.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Spring is Here!

I miss the outdoors. Lately, it's been beautiful out. Last year at this time I was excited about the garden. After a busy summer, the garden didn't turn out how I expected.

About my garden- I don't know what I'll do. I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, I am happy to move around outside again. I have been walking on the track. Each time I go, I do one extra lap. I am now up to 1.5 miles. I have achilles tendonitis and jumper's knee in both my knees. The track is great because it absorbs the shock on my joints.

I still can't walk fast and I still can't run. But perhaps there will be a marathon in my future?

The inspired office

I am a creative person. My office doesn't reflect that and it is driving me crazy. My book shelf is filled with books that aren't useful. I have a habit of writing information on little slips of paper and stuffing them on the shelf in front of me. I need new Office Room Reception Chairs. There is no art on the wall. The room occasionally smells like mold. There is some unused Christmas ribbon on the floor that my cat likes to paw at.

I think a project for this spring is to whip my office in shape.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Money for your blog

Having a blog is a nice way to learn a little extra cash. Are you trying to figure out how you can make money blogging? You have a few options. First you must build traffic to your blog. Post often and make sure you advertise a lot. You can either advertise affiliate programs on your site or sell ad space to other businesses. You can also use your blog to promote your product or service.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I love Gold

Gold is a beautiful metal. I have dreams of learning how to work with jewelry so I can make my own necklaces and rings. I don't think this will happen anytime soon, I have too many other goals to worry about and not enough time in the day. I've always been drawn to Buying Gold Bars because it reminds me of my dream of making jewelry. I don't know. Maybe one of these days I will start investing in something like that.

Beautiful Blooms

When was the last time you got flowers? They make you smile, don't they! Make someone's day. Send flowers to someone you care deeply for. Do you want to show your mom you care? How about your girlfriend? What about your grandmother? Sending flowers shows them that they make you smile and you want to return the favor.

Your special wedding

You still have a lot to plan for your wedding but you are already over budget. You need to figure out how to cut costs and save money. Buying or making Cheap Wedding Favors is a great option for you. You can find anything from chocolates to small bottles of perfumes to small picture frames with the bride and groom. Have someone help you make wedding favor decisions who is really creative. Set a budget and stick to it. There are wedding favors for all kinds of budgets.

Fishing in Alaska

When we went fishing in Alaska this summer I was fascinated by the whole process. The captain was knowledgeable and relied on a series of Marine Electronics to help him make decisions. We found all the best spots. All five people on the boat coat there salmon quota of three fish after only thirty minutes. We also caught a bunch of halibut. My husband caught a halibut that was 65 inches long. He was a very talented captain who knew how to use his experience and the instruments on the boat to help him make decisions.

Being a Kid Again

Remember how fun video game video games first seemed when they came to the arcades? I remember being obsessed with packman and thinking it was the coolest thing. Now video games are elaborate and graphic feature length experiences. I miss the old Arcade Legends . Donkey Kong. Packman. Frogger. I loved them all. Playing them or thinking about playing them takes me back to my childhood and days of saturday morning cartoons.

Prescription Drug Hit List

I am always hearing of drugs that can cause problems. More and more people are threatening legal action. My mother was on one of the drugs in question, but I am not sure if she is eligible for compensation. Accutane lawsuits are amongst those that are popping up. Do you want to know if you are eligible for compensation? Contact an expert who can help you. There are other drugs that may be eligible. If you've taken more than one, that is all the more reason to contact a lawyer.

An Inspring Office

I crave to have an inspired office but I don't know what style I want. Do I want a New York Office Space style or something a little more back-to-nature? To decide, I am going to look through design books. When my office is neat and inspiring, I am much more productive. All I know is I want to hang pictures of art and have a room that smells nice. For some reason, my office tends to smell a bit moldy.

What did you get?

What did you get for Valentine's Day? Did you get any valentines day gift baskets? My husband sent me flowers and they were waiting for me when we got back. They were a beauitful bouquet of red carnations with white babies breath. Flowers are soothing for the soul and it made me happy to see them. He cares about me and I care about him! The only problem is, my cat goes crazy for babies breath...