So today is kind of a hodge poge of all sorts of different ideas and thoughts. So, where to begin? I guess I have a couple of questions from my readers (this is where you all participate like the good followers that you are). So my mom, sister, and just about everyone in my family, including in laws, are all about essential oils. I even have a couple of aunts that sell, or advertise, or I don't even know, but they are Way into it. I am trying out a few to see what I think. So far I think they smell funny. I have heard all of this great stuff about them but I don't even know where to start. I started trying them because my immune system decided for the last 6 months it was on vacation and didn't want to respond to my desperate cries for help. I have noticed that while I am taking the vitamins (don't ask me what kind I am taking. My mom said "here" and I am swallowing them. But I trust her) and I am also using on guard or something of that nature, I have not been getting as sick as often. So I am kind of loving that. I have tried the Lavender to help me sleep and I will admit once or twice it helped calm my mind so that I could relax but most of the time I dump half the bottle down me and then suffocate all night. (Brad, as a consequence suffocates as well, poor guy). But I haven't noticed too much help from the Lavender. I also use Lemon in my water but I don't know what that really does but help me drink more and possibly rot my teeth. Last of all, I have peppermint that I have yet to open the bottle because I have no idea what you use it for. In fact, I guess I am really wondering what you all use yours for?
Next, Brad and I have been cleaning up our act and trying to be more careful about the movies we watch. We started trying to get better (not that either of us were watching horrible movies to begin with but we both knew we could do better) and decided to follow the Prophet's council to not watch anything that has sexual content. Now this cuts out about all of the movies ever made. But we have really noticed a difference and have gotten more and more sensitive (in a good way). I have really liked making this change although I still struggle not to watch Devil Wears Prada because that is like one of my all time favorite movies. (it's not that bad, is it?) Brad and I always check out movies we want to see with this website: http://www.kids-in-mind.com/ It is, I believe, connected to the Deseret News website and is really a great tool for making sure that we know exactly what to expect in a movie. It goes into fantastic detail about everything, has a rating system and reviews new movies right after they come out (like the day of or the day after). I highly recommend this site. Sometimes we get a kick out of what this site calls "sexual content" such as a husband holding his wife's hand but as of yet, we have never walked into a movie and not known what was going to be shown. So does anybody have any good recommendations of clean movies? We are always on the look out.
So a little while ago, I went to a thyroid specialist because I was showing all of the classic signs of having thyroid problems, but my numbers were relatively normal. While at the thyroid specialist office, I was told that I might have insulin resistance (never having been diagnosed because I don't weigh 400lbs and I am too small for most Drs. to think about it. Same has been said about Megan). I was also told that I have hypoglycemic episodes ( I already knew that.) and all of this has lead me to be on a diet that gives me 30 grams of carbs per meal and 15 for each snack (3 snacks). But at the end of the day, 1 banana and a couple of bite fulls of corn for dinner does not a happy smiling Paige make. (Mom, I know I misplaced that modifier but it was for dramatic emphasis). I generally do well throughout the day but by dinner my blood sugar has really had it and I am not much of a cook so I don't really eat much for dinner. I am also on a medication that helps make insulin more efficient in the body but also causes low blood sugar so I have A LOT more episodes than I have ever had before. This leads to some funny stories of bursting into tears (an unfortunate and embarrassing side effect of low blood sugar) and shaking all over the place to where I can hardly feed myself and dump half of what ever I can eat all over myself. So do any of you out there have any good easy recipes for low carb foods? dinners specifically. I am going to try a cauliflower pizza crust tomorrow and we will see how that turns out. Again, poor Brad. He is such a support and only dies with laughter when I am crying because of low blood sugar (don't worry, I am laughing too) and not when I am crying because of anything else. He really tries to help think of ideas of what I can eat and tries to make whatever I eat work for him as well. I am so lucky.
Last, as a reward for reading this forever long blog post, you get the tip of the day. I tried this from Pinterest yesterday and it worked fantastic. So I never paint my nails because I feel like suffocating with all of that wet paint on my fingers and inevitably, no matter how careful I am being, I smudge them. EVERY time. But I have found, or someone else has found but I am taking credit here, the solution. If you paint your nails and then hold them in cold water for 3 or 5 minutes, your nails will come out dry and you can clean up any paint that got on your skin. Works great. Life changing. No more waiting and worrying and fending off anyone who gets too close. Miracle to the life of woman. Now you know. Your welcome.