Welcome to Monday (or Tuesday if you're on the early side of the world, and let's face it - most of the world is earlier than the west coast of America) – another step along the road to retirement, a large inheritance, or winning the lottery. If any of those should occur I would leave office life behind as soon as I could responsibly resign. (I'd clear my desk at night and paint "So long, suckers!" on the wall.)
One can dream…
Here's my outfit from Friday. I'll show you my outfit from Monday on Thursday, or Wednesday, or Saturday.
I love this new shirt! It has birds on it!
|shirt - Target; skirt - Christopher & Banks; belt - thrifted; sandals - Doc Marten's (old)|
It was on sale, it's large, but it works. And because I was listening to Jimi Hendrix last week, I think of this as my Little Wing shirt.
Backup singers – I've mentioned before how they rule the world. We just saw the documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom and it was fantastic! So many talented and beautiful women. Check out Lisa Fischer singing Gimme Shelter with the Stones in 1995. She's AWESOME, and she also seems like a fun person in the film. Seriously, you have to play this video.
I mean NOW. Just play it! She will make you cry, she will make you quiver, she will make you believe in God!
She didn't do the original recording, though. That was Merry Clayton, who's also in the movie, and is pretty bad-ass herself.
We saw the trailer for a new film called "Still Mine" with James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold as a long-married couple. La Bujold is adorable! I know that's not a totally dignified word to describe a stellar actress, but come on, she is adorable!
And lastly, I may have found an almost-cure for hot flashes! One of the things I heard in a podcast (website recommended by Ann and noted in my post here) was that hot flashes are not necessarily caused by low estrogen, but by an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. I saw other information about this on the web, so I looked up ways to increase progesterone. Things that encourage progesterone production include Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, zinc, and magnesium. There's also a progesterone cream available over the counter in the US, and chasteberry is suggested to be helpful in balancing hormone levels, but I haven't looked into either of these.
However, I had some Vitamin C and magnesium supplements at home, which I hadn't been using, so I started taking them. Each day I've been taking Estroven (it has Vitamin D and other menopause-friendly stuff), and 400 IU of Vitamin E, 500 mg of Vitamin C, and 400 mg of magnesium. This has been working really well! It was hot here last week, and my hot flashes were more like tepid flashes – no sweaty face, no waking up "dewy" during the night. I still won't be wearing heavy sweaters with scarves, tights and boots while drinking a bottle of red wine and having a chocolate dessert, but I will have some wine and chocolate if I can adjust my layers of clothing. (giant happy face!)
Now the weather is cooler, I'll start rotating these supplements rather than taking all of them every day, and see how that works. Don't want to look like some kind of fanatic with all my pills and shit.
Enough for now. Random comments will be kindly appreciated (and mindless comments will be randomly puzzled over)!