Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Health Check Blood Tests

Why is it that the one thing guys worry most about, is the one thing they are least likely to have checked out. It is so important to get a regular Prostate Test, but as much as we've talked about it, my husband drags his feet on actually getting it. I get it. It's uncomfortable, and embarrassing. Us women have to deal with that constantly all through out lives.

I've recently read that there are new blood tests that can do the job without the discomfort and embarrassment. That is such a great advance! I'm so happy to hear about that, and happy that hubby will be able to go and get his prostate checked out without excuses now.


There are many ways you can treat your hypothyroidism without harsh, sometimes dangerous chemicals. Before you undergo more traditional drugs, it can be very beneficial to try and get your thyroid under control using these methods. Some include taking supplements that include kelp, others use diet, and eating special hypothyroidism foods or even less traditional treatments such as acupuncture to adjust the thyroid, and make it work more efficiently.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Personal Music Space

I love music. I listen to my MP3 player every night before bed, I wear a waterproof MP3 player at the pool when I swim several times a week, I play my music in the car, and when I am out shopping... Hi, my name is Tami and I'm a musicaholic. One thing I can assure you, is that with the exception of the pool MP3 player where it is necessary I NEVER use the itty bitty little ear buds that normally come with my music devices. I hate them. They are the most uncomfortable things in the world and the sound is usually muted by outside noises. In the car, I plug directly into the MP3 port so the music comes through the speakers, but at home, or when I'm walking, shopping or doing other errands, I need the best headphones to really enjoy the music.

I love padded, full ear headphones . They are far more comfortable than those little annoying buds, and they are also noise-cancelling, so you don't get all the interference from outside sounds. Listening to music on MP3s takes a lot of hits from professional musicians because of the quality, but I really believe that much of the quality is lost by choosing the wrong type of headphones. When you use a great set of headphones, the quality is equal to that of any stereo anywhere.

Somewhere: Worse Movie Ever

I don't say this lightly. I try to find something good to say about most of the movies I've invested 1 to 2 hours in watching, but I just can't really say anything much about this one:


2010 Director: Sophia Coppola (the name should mean quality, but sadly--not)
Staring: Stephen Dorff

The premise of this movie should be something I would LOVE. From IMBD:

A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

I kept watching, and kept waiting for it to live up to what it could have been, but it never did. The WORST part was the ending. I have been left with a feeling of emptiness from bad endings before, but this one just left me with  my mouth open wanting to scream... what? What is this? There has to be something more than this... sadly, that's about what it was like through the entire film.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Furniture Situation

Having just moved into a new house, this year has been full of melding old furniture from the former house with new furniture that fits with the decor of the new house. It's a bit of a challenge. The internet helps a lot. I've found that plugging in a local with a quest for furniture brings up local opportunities. Using this method, for instance,dining room furniture los angeles is easy, and works like a charm. Since I've lived in LA, I know that works there too. It works anywhere, and takes a lot of the hassle out of shopping around for just the right piece. You can do it all from the comfort of your own home. I don't mind traveling to a store if I know they will have a selection that I can pick from to get what I want. I do not want to waste my time going store hoping, only to find none of the places I've visited have anything near what I am looking for.

I've also found that buying online and having pieces shipped to me is a much smarter move than hunting around for just the right sofa, chair or table. I don't have to wrangle big pieces of furniture into my car, or wait for my hubby to be around with the truck, and then wrestle with big furniture to get it from the vehicle to the house. The shippers bring it in, and all I have to do is decide where I want it to go. Much nicer.
I'm on week 4 of quitting smoking. The e-cigarette has helped a lot. I have to confess that this week was the hardest. Not for cravings, that the e-cigarette has really solved. My problem, that I hoped to avoid was what I call "brain fog." Last time I quit (for 1 1/2 years) that brain fog, lethargy and concentration difficulty was what finally made me give in. It just wouldn't go away! I had hoped that the e-cigarette would help me avoid the brain fog, but no luck on that. I guess it isn't the nicotine withdrawal that causes that. Perhaps the withdrawal of all the other toxins, but if it lasts the way it did last time, I don't know what I'll end up doing.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

The Other Woman

I wish they had a service like the cleaning service cary nc. I even love the name--"The Other Woman." That's one time I wouldn't mind another woman being in my house. I need another woman to come in here and clean. I have to say that I do love the size of this house, compared to the one we own down south. It's so much easier to keep clean, but how nice would it be to have someone else come in and do the real dirty work? I haven't given it enough attention, but now that we are up here in the city, I bet there are places like that. I'm going to have to look into it, because I truly hate housework. Then I'll just have to bribe the "other woman" to go down south and clean that house too.
Loved that Superbowl half-time show. Madonna still doing what she does in her 50s and barely looking her age. Could have done without Ceelo Greene in there. Just don't know what the reason was for it, he didn't really add anything to it. Loved the very end, and the end cap. Good overall job Madge.