Archive | February, 2013
After moving all those boxes of junk upstairs, not to mention the 4 bookcases, Sweet Thing and I are both down in our backs. I woke up around 4:00 am and my back was hurting so bad I couldn’t go back to sleep so I just got up. I took some Aleve and put a heat pad on my back and the pain went away. My back muscles are still tight and stiff, but at least I am not in pain.
If any of you have back pain, I highly recommend these heat wraps. These wraps work with your own body heat, and when activated work similarly to those small hand and foot warming packets. The big difference is these wraps will stay hot for 16 hours! I have worn them for that long even though the directions say not to go over 12 hours. One caution, if you take them off even 20 minutes, they will go cold and won’t heat back up. So If you take them off to take a shower or some other reason, you will have to apply another one. They always make my back feel so good I don’t want to ever take them off! I always try to keep a supply of these on hand. I don’t know how long they would last stored away in the pantry, the box I am holding has an expiration date of 4/2015. The wraps contain iron silicate and come in a sealed wrapper to avoid exposure to oxygen which starts the chemical reaction to cause heat. I wonder if I sealed them in a bucket with an oxygen absorber, would that keep them viable for long-term storage? Oh, something else I just read on the label, if you are over 55 years of age, don’t wear the wrap directly against the skin. Place a thin layer of cloth between the wrap and your skin, I guess us old folks are too sensitive to wear these wraps without taking proper precautions. HAHA!
Since I have a post coming later today about my achy back, I thought this tune would be appropriate. Enjoy! Check out that mullet!
I wouldn’t say I really had acrophobia, or a fear of heights, I just don’t like being too high. I call that having good sense!
I saw this scene at one of the local churches recently, and acrophobia or not, I’m glad I wasn’t up in that bucket. I don’t know what they were doing, but I am glad it was them instead of me.
Someone who suffers from claustrophobia would panic in a situation such as this, and even though I wouldn’t like it, I wouldn’t panic. But I really don’t like being underneath something like a house or even an automobile. I’m OK if I can crawl on my hands and knees, I’m also OK if I have to scooch along on my belly as long as I can roll over. If I get in there and it is so low I can’t roll over I get antsy real quick and all I can think of is getting out of there. That is one reason our new home doesn’t have a crawl space. What kind of phobias do you have?
Posting has been a little slow lately, mainly due to the wet weather and working on my taxes, I have not had much of anything exciting happen. We are still moving useless crap useful household articles to the new homestead from the old house.
I carried three loads just like this one. A lot of this stuff was boxed up two years ago when we had new laminate flooring installed in our old house. It has been sitting there still boxed up for two years, so that shows how bad we actually needed that stuff doesn’t it?
One good thing with moving, you find stuff you lost and couldn’t find. This is a Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit for people who are new to the art of canning. She signed up for a short course at the local Cooperative Extension Service last summer, and they gave each student one of the kits. Well as you can see, she hasn’t used it yet, but she intends to do some serious canning this summer when the farmers market starts up. We have been buying jars and lids whenever we see them available and when we have a little extra money in the budget. There is a lot of information on canning on different websites, and lots of videos on U-Tube, so even if you can’t get some real-life instruction, there is no reason you can’t learn some basics for canning. Keep prepping everyone!