Archives for July 2010

Sleepy Mind Games

SleepingWhy is it that I can never sleep in on a Saturday??

Every week day the alarm goes off at 5 am.  I’m always so tired that I just hit snooze and go right back to sleep until I am rudely awakened 7 minutes later.  This week, with the new allergy medicine making me so tired, I did this sometimes several times per day.  Finally I would force myself to get up, go downstairs, and get on the computer until my brain was alive enough to make myself toast for breakfast.  So, I was really looking forward to today for catching up on some much needed sleep.

However, today I was wide awake at 4:50!  NO!!  I stayed in bed for quite a while telling myself “Go back to sleep, go back to sleep.”  No luck.  I was up baking muffins for breakfast and making plans for the day.  If only my mind would work with me instead of against me.

Salt Rooms

Salt roomBreathing Clear salt therapy just opened in Tampa. They had an open house tonight, so we went to check it out.

I had read about people using this therapy on the CF boards.  Breathing the salt air is supposed to help all sorts of respiratory conditions.  But the closest one was about a two hour drive away so I had put it out of my mind.  Then I started seeing commercials for one opening close to us and was curious to see what it would be like.

I was a little disappointed at how small the place was.  It was a super tiny office crowed with a ton of people.  I was expecting a larger place, but there was only one adult room with two chairs and one kids room with one chair and a sandbox with some toys.  I also thought we would get to sit and see what it would be like if we did buy a session, because they were a little expensive.

They did have good food and drinks!  And we liked that the walls were made out of salt bricks.  Maybe we will win a free session so we can try it out.

Has anyone tried going to a salt room?  Does it really work to help CF or my allergies?

500 Visitors and Counting…

Sometime over the past weekend I reached my 500th unique visitor (or at least unique computer).  I was hoping that I would be on the computer to see exactly when it happened, but I missed it… oh well.  I really just starting blogging for fun and didn’t know that I would actually have readers.  But now, exactly 2 months after I started, I have had 514 visitors.  THANKS for reading, and coming back for more!

Studiopress ShowcaseAlso, my new site design got picked by the designers of the theme we used to be displayed in their showcase.  How cool is that?!  I guess Jesse and I design very well together, and he was able to execute everything I was explaining for him to do.  Seeing the things he has done and taught me to do with my site has given me a better appreciation for what he does for a living.  He has been trying to talk me into starting a blog for years now, but I never thought it would be something I wanted to do.  However, he has now turned me into a bit of geek, having to check on my site stats and stay updated on my friends’ blogs.  Turns out he was right… it is kinda fun!

What’s so fun about blogging??

1.  The best reason I have for blogging is all the new friends I have “met” online.  I used to tease Jesse for spending so much time on the computer working on his blog, but now I find myself doing the same thing.  I loose track of time reading about what everyone has been up to.

I have been especially interested in finding so many CF blogs.  Since CF people aren’t supposed to be around each other because of sharing their super-germs, it was impossible to get to know people who know what it’s like to live with someone with CF.  But now that I have found so many people in our same boat, it has been so encouraging to hear their stories, tips, and suggestions.  I love being more involved with the CF community!

2.  For those of you who know me, I’m a pretty quiet person so I don’t always share about all the little stories that happen in our lives.  Hopefully, as I continue to get better at blogging, my site gives me a chance to formulate my thoughts and get them out.  I’m working on being more shareable, but it isn’t my normal personality.

3.  I think it is helping me to become a better writer.  Writing is NOT a naturally strong area for me, and was often an area I had to work harder on through college.  My mind just works better at problem solving, or organizing, or other more straight-forward tasks.  I takes a lot more effort for me to figure out how to put my thoughts into actual sentences.

I think YOU should start a blog too.  Come on… it’ll be fun!