Saturday, February 5, 2011

More faves, reading and needleage

On Suffering and Moving On (a must read) via Rachel Sue

These photos remind me that spring will soon be here: Gorgeous

A fellow friend's inspiring weight loss story and her coming to terms with herself:
Parts 1, 2, 3 (please read #3, at least). Emily is one of the most genuine, beautiful persons I know.

Valentine cookies too pretty too eat From Chocolate on my Cranium

For Writer's Block (which I blame on winter) from TeachinFourth

Quinoa for breakfast? Yes, please (I crave this, and love it topped it with all her suggestions)

I just finished Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen - it deals with difficult subject matter (teen rape, depression), but I think it's valuable for the discussions it will prompt. I want my kids to feel they can talk to us about anything, that we will always love them, even when bad things happen or they mess up. We are all just people, but we can learn, grow and become stronger because of or in spite of our circumstances.

Yesterday I had a traditional Chinese Acupuncture treatment (last time was western acupuncture in my trigger points,) and Nina warned me I might have an emotional release - I guess I'm an overachiever, I had two! Poor, Mr. O, but oh my, did it relax me.

I am still smelling of Icy Hot, downing ibuprofen, and sleeping with my rice bag but I can see the light at the end of this tunnel of pain. I thank the heavens above for my TENS units (scroll down).

Have a lovely weekend, what are your plans?

5 comments:

Emily said...

Thank you for this kind "reference"! What kind words you said. Love your bog, too. I'd love to find out more about your acupuncture visit. Were you able to get a massage?

Lindsey Johnson said...

I am so happy that you like the quinoa! (If only it wasn't Fast Sunday tomorrow...)

Hey, Speak is my very favorite YA book of all time. I read that book shortly after it came out and read it several times. I want everyone to read it.

Off to check out Emily's weight loss. (I need a little inspiration in that dept. today.)

Mrs. Organic said...

If I could have that very same acupuncture treatment right before bed, I would melt like butter and sleep like a baby - it was heavenly. Em - I will email you details.

Mrs. Organic said...

Lindsey - I just heard that it was made into a movie with Kristen Stewart- I think I'd better see it.

M-Cat said...

TENS units are the best - okay AFTER lortab. : )