Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/3/2007 11:14:42 PM (GMT-7)
Hi there Embers,
You are such an interesting person. It sounds like you have a lot of talents of your own. The interperitve dance sounds very interesting. I love to dance though I just make it up as I go, kind of exercise for me. It gets my mind and body together. I make up my own tai chi type thing that I like to do to celtic music. I really don't know what I am doing, but it is relaxing.
My dog,(I have a german shepard) is jealous because I am not paying her any attention. She is driving me nuts today. She needs a walk bad and I haven't felt up to it lately. She wont leave me alone. And she keeps moaning. What a brat. I just put her soutside, maybe now I can type. Now she is barking..........
I use to take wellbutrin at one time. It made me nervous and everything tasted funny after a while. Up until then it worked good. Maybe they were giving me too much or something. But I have done well with the effexor since then, just sick of taking pills I guess.
I have never heard of rodiola rosea. I take it that it is a type of herb. I use to take a lot of herbs, but they got too expensive. I use to take ginseng, I actually had it growing, but this past year it didn't come back. When I got fibro, I let all of my plants go. I had a lot of culinary herbs, I enjoy cooking with them. I still keep sage, thyme, and oregano going. I have rosemary inside but it isn't doing too well right now. Sometimes if it gets too warm inside it seems to dry up. It really isn't getting a lot of light. I bring in a few flower plants every winter, they have been with me for a few years now, sometimes I don't know how they keep going. In the spring I put them in a greenhouse where they spend the summer.
I guess we are going Christmas shopping tomorrow. I want to get it over with, the time is getting near and though we aren't buying much, for some reason I still feel like I am getting stressed about it. Tis the season. It's a shame the number of people who get depressed this time of year. My cousin committed suicide last year in February. He was super depressed, I wish I could have done something, but I don't think anybody could. I really do miss him. We were pretty close.
The weather is suppose to be fairly nice for the next few days. The temps are suppose to be in the 30's. That is like a major heat wave right now. I don't know what it would be in celsious (sp) though. You would think I would have that figured out by now. I will have to get a book on conversions, I believe I do have one around here somewhere. Just have to find it.
I hope that you have a wonderful night. I want to get up early, so hope to retire early too. It is hard for me to do that. I seem to feel my best at night and I sleep late. But I lose half of the day.
Take care, thanks again for writing. This is getting long so I probably should close here.
I was suppose to see my psycologist today but the roads were too bad due to freezing rain and snow. I wish it wasn't so far, it is 50 mile trip. It takes about an hour to get there. This is my third time that I had to postpone it. I am going to try again on Monday. Hopefully the weather wont be so bad. I really like her, she is pretty good. She has a way of getting me to see things in a different manner. Kind of like cognitive therapy. I found the book I was looking for on amazon.com. It is "the new mood therapy" by Dr. David Burns. I remember reading it back in the early 80's. I think I am going to order it. I remember some relaxation techniques that were like meditation.
I am glad you like herbs. I know it is hard to plant when you are moving all of the time. Every year we plant different basils and harvest them throughout the summer. I cook a lot from scratch so I can use them for flavor. They can get kind of strong so I have to be careful. I make fantastic spaghetti sauce and the basil really does the trick. It is good in roast and chicken too.
That movie sounds awesome. I will have to keep my eye out for it. I love watching movies, it seems to help my mind focus. I have trouble with that, I get so distracted really easy. Guess it is called fibro fog, but it is more like ADD to me. I take adderall for that and to help with energy. It is amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts. I don't know why they call it salts, it taste like sugar. It must have to do with crystals or something. I guess in Canada they take dexadrine, somebody on the forum said it is close to adderall.
Another thing I am into is stones. I thought of it when I mentioned crystals. I kind of believe they have a healing quality. I like them, and like working with them to make them into jewelry. I buy a lot of semi prescious stone beads and silver wire and make my own chains too. It is a lot of work but keeps my hands busy.
My paintings are considered surrealism. I don't know if you have heard of Salvador Dali, but my old art teacher compared me to him. You can look him up on internet and see some of his work. I haven't painted in a few months, can't seem to get any ideas. I just don't know, suppose the mood has to be there. But I still love it. I use acrylic paint and work on canvas. One day maybe I will be famous.LOL. Probably after I am dead. Then whoever ends up with my paintings can get rich.hahaha. Seriously though it is one of the things I love the most. I also wood burn, thinking about learning wood carving, I have all of the tools and the wood, just haven't started on it yet. I need to start with something simple. We had a guy doing chainsaw carvings in our front yard on weekends last fall. He was selling them right there, I had my work out but didn't sell much, but got a lot of ooos and ahs. Just don't understand it. When money comes in the picture, I just can't do it. I have to do it for myself and then maybe sell. Everybody loves my work, but nobody buys. Maybe it is just not meant to be.
Guess I will close here, I really enjoy reading your posts. Sounds like you are feeling good. I am very happy for you.
Have a wonderful day/night/
Luv and Hugs,
Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/12/2007 12:50:35 AM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/13/2007 11:41:31 PM (GMT-7)
Hi ther Kimberly,
That is such a pretty name, though I like Embers too. I hope that you are feeling better. I am very sensitive to mold too. Anything out of the ordinary. My bf sprayed some of his cologne on the comforter this morning because our dog was up there and has a yeast infection in her ears and it smells. I had to get up because I couldn't handle it. It isn't so much the smell because I like it (gravity is the cologne), but I think the chemicals in it bother me. It seems so much stronger than it use to. It seems like since I have gotten fibromyalgia I can't tolerate smells anymore, along with loud noises and bright lights. I guess it makes you sensitive to a lot of things.
I feel if I was meant to go to that colllege that my teacher wanted me to, I would have. But who knows what kind of things I would have gotten into at that age. The school was Kendall Institute of Design. I was never good at art history then, couldn't remember names and dates. But now I think I would find it much more interesting, though I still have the remembering problems. There are so many more new artists out there now. Remember Harvey Worehall(sp)? He did some unique things. I like an artist called Kevin Daniels, he does a lot of nature paintings and is good with colors. Maybe you could look up his work on the internet.
I have been doing better this holiday. A lot of times I get depressed during this time of year. I noticed a lot of people on this forum are depressed bad and I bet the holidays has something to do with that. It is sad, there is just too much pressure this time of year, Christmas is way too comercialized. People really do forget the true meaning. One day I would like to donate time where people can come and get a free Christmas dinner, or a soup kitchen. I love to make people happy and I am sure I would see a lot of people smile after they had a nice meal. But all in all people get sad during the holidays and that just isn't right. They shouldn't have to get so stressed out.
Do you get morel mushrooms up in Canada? We get them here in Michigan, they even have festivals. I did a lot of wood burnings with mushrooms on them. Had went to a festival/art and craft show last spring. I only sold a few, but everybody loved them. We got put in a bad spot where people turned before they got to us, it was our first one. I would of thought that the lady would have given us a better spot. Also we were on a big lake and I couldn't put a lot of my stuff out due to the wind. Then the next day it rained. Oh well, I guess that is just the way it goes. I make greeting (note) cards too and couldn't put them out. I guess one day I will sell more, I sure have a lot of inventory. Especially with the plaques and jewelry. I make my own chains out of silver wire, talk about tedious.
I love Virginia, is that where you are? It is beautiful there. There are lots of horses like in Kentucky. Do you like horses? I am also a dog lover. I have always had dogs and don't think that I could live without one. I have two now. A german shepard and an australian cattledog/pittbull mix. They are both so smart.
I will close here, got to get some things done. Will be talking to you more. I really enjoy our conversations. You are such a nice person to talk to.
Hugs to you,
Post Edited (manyembers) : 12/15/2007 12:18:22 AM (GMT-7)