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Life is good [Nov. 5th, 2007|09:21 am]
Lanette
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Returning home was so nice. Craig and I have such an unreasonably great life together. We watched Meercat Manor, which we both love. We later listened to this book on CD that we've been enjoying for months! It's Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, written by the son of the guy who wrote Dune. I made fun of Craig when he bought it for super cheap at half-price books, but it has made many road trips enjoyable, and we listened to it for a bed time story last night. Now I want to get Dune itself on CD to listen to as a follow up. It is sort of neat that Craig and I both like fantasy and some sci-fi in movies and books.


Plus, it is insane how nice our house is. Our master suite is twice as large as the bed and breakfast's suite, which costs over $250 a night! We live in a place nicer than sleeping in a hotel! It is good to go away and realize what you have when you come home. One downside of the weekend was the bed we slept on. It made my pain so bad that on Saturday I felt like I was being stabbed and woke up at 3am, unable to get back to sleep for a few hours. It hurt bad enough that I started to panic and had to calm myself down. I get so desperate when the pain is so bad that I even consider breaking the law. I know why people end up illegally getting pain medications. Luckily, it is better today and my "breakthrough" pain only lasts a day or two at most. I just wish my doctor would give me 10 more pills per month, so on a day like that I can get it back under control. I guess that would just build my tolerance up, so maybe I'm being unreasonable. He's the doctor, not me. Then again, I'm the one who feels like I have a leg filled with lava and am being stabbed in the buttcheek with a knife. Unless you experience nerve pain, it is hard to know how all consuming it is. Have you ever had to get a root canal? You know that nerve pain from the tooth dying? That is what I have down my whole right leg (mostly at the top to the knee) all of the time. Some days better than others. I would do anything to get it to shut off, but if they shut off that nerve I wouldn't be able to walk, so the pain is better than the alternative.

Another one of my favorite traditions is the Bavarian Soap Company. Here is me huffing soap! I got some amazing Creme Brulee soap, as well as one called Napa Vineyard, and one scented like my favorite perfume, Aquolina Pink Sugar. Yes, I like sweet smelling stuff. I always have, but now I don't eat it so much as wear it and bathe in it. It's strange how we compensate. I suppose some people might find it easier to just step away from all things sweet, but somehow, for me, it is comforting to smell like candy and vanilla, as well as Creme Brulee. Craig bought me a few special soaps too! Blueberry Vanilla, and Blueberry Wine. Both smell amazing. I got a special hard to find gift for my Mom, so my first Christmas gift is purchased.

Also, for those who need to know, I didn't gain any weight over the weekend, nor did I lose any. I'm maintaining at the bottom of the goal range at -5lbs from goal.

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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2007-11-05 06:05 pm (UTC)
I love Leavenworth, I have timeshare there so we pretty much go there every summer ( I keep trying to go elsewhere but the kids veto me! ) did you got to that cheese shop on main street ..you go down the stairs to get to it.. cant remember the name. YUM!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-05 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's the Cheesemonger! When you go, try the Midnight goat cheese and Butterkase. Heavenly!
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-11-05 06:54 pm (UTC)
Love the eyes rolled back in the head look. The soap must be almost orgasmic. LOL! ;)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-05 07:33 pm (UTC)
The best thing about their soap is not only does it smell amazing, but it lasts about 8 times longer than lush. Once they have online ordering (soon they say), I'd order some online. I'm a bath product whore, and their soap is simply the very best, and is $6.50 for a large bar that will last a long time. I can't vouch for the candles or lotion, as I've never tried it.

http://www.bavariansoap.com/
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[User Picture]From: tattooedgirl
2007-11-05 07:11 pm (UTC)
love your glasses!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-05 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm going to keep these frames the next time I get my eyes checked and just get new lenses if I need them.
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[User Picture]From: blubberfatality
2007-11-05 07:47 pm (UTC)
DUNE!!! I've got to go get another copy of that..Somehow mine didn't make it from Wisconsin!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-05 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping the make it on CD and I can get it cheap, like Craig did these ones. :)
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[User Picture]From: novemberstorms
2007-11-05 08:02 pm (UTC)
I love Leavenworth!!!

I am glad you had so much fun!
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[User Picture]From: plasticjsus
2007-11-23 04:43 am (UTC)
I have sciatica, it's also severe on my right side. I've done accupuncture, which helps, massage (sometimes helps), and next! physical therapy. Pain pills are great, but render me fairly useless for a day.

Sciatica really takes a lot of the fun out of a day. Walking, sitting, jumping, climbing stairs... What's worse is that I very frequently WAKE UP with the pain in my ass and especially my legs and feet inflamed. Huh? Yeah. I hear you on that complaint about endo related pain.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-23 05:00 pm (UTC)
Luckily I'm on fairly light pain medications, so they actually make me MORE able to function (my mental state is more impaired if I have nothing). I recently had a nerve test showing that I have a nerve that is only functioning at 47% on the right lower leg. It would hurt there if the nerve was working, but it is so bad off that it hurts higher up in the sciatic nerve area, even though the damage is lower.
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