Monday, July 28, 2008
Long Greenbrae flat leather boots in camel from J. Crew $325, originally uploaded by Cynthia in SF.
Seriously though, I think these might be this year's boots for me. The left shoe of my pairs of flats is all scuffed up because my foot drops. I do like summer but I miss wearing boots.
It's a good thing the J. Crew fall collection that came out today includes an antiqued-gold sequin top for $400. My old one is pretty much worn out.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
My mom and I are plotting the trip now! She's coming next Tuesday and Wednesday and we're working out the details. I'm afraid it will be too much and I'll get too tired but I want to do it!
I ran out the door this morning headed for the Giants game and realized halfway there that I forgot to take my meds this morning. I didn't really miss the Provigil until about 4 pm. I don't usually do much on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I pretty much always take Provigil. I didn't realize that it really IS working. I take half the dose my neuro prescribed (100 mg instead of 200 mg) but it's still doing something because I'm really dragging now without it. Anyway, dinner tonight is being prepared and delivered by the nice folks at Brandy Ho's. On-line ordering and free delivery, try and top that! And to think I was sad when the Thai restaurant that used to be there closed...
The Giants are playing the Nationals which doesn't happen often. The Nationals are cool because my dad lives in Charlottesville, VA and it's neat he has a team now. Go Giants!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
so I don't throw away (or recycle or compost) a disposable cup every morning. I know, the mug on the left is made of plastic. I'm in the process of switching the mugs out but haven't finished. I'm drinking iced lattes this summer so it's hopefully not as bad (leaching less than in hot liquid).
As for washing the mugs, I throw them in my Energy Star dishwasher with an Ecover dishwasher detergent tablet.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Amazon.com: The MS Recovery Diet: Ann Sawyer, Judith Bachrach: Books
Any feedback regarding this book and diet? I had never heard of it until this morning. I followed the Swank diet the first year after I was diagnosed but have fallen back to eating whatever. I can't say that the Swank diet made a huge difference. It's very tough to tell about these things because you feel so different each day anyway. What drives me crazy are all the testimonials describing disability and amazing transformation. Um, isn't that what happens? I was in terrible shape and had trouble walking but I have almost 100% recovered with PT and hard work. I mean, recovery is not always possible but periods of increased disability followed by recovery pretty much sums up my MS experience.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Avalon Organics | Bath & Shower
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
OK, now it's time to talk about me a little more. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week I work in the financial district of San Francisco as a corporate paralegal for a big law firm. I spend Tuesdays and Thursdays at home with Lexi. My husband's boss asked me recently what I do those days. He clearly doesn't have MS or know someone with it. Generally, I relax, water the plants, practice yoga and nap. Sometimes when I'm full of energy and feeling industrious, I'll run a load of laundry or put away clean dishes from the dishwasher. That's about it.
Of course, yesterday my neurologist suggested that I take Tegretol (the pill I dumped unto my sharps container a few months ago) again for something new so now I've got to go back to Walgreens and get more. Oh well, at least it worked well in theory and I'm sure I'll do it again in the future.
Monday, July 7, 2008
blogged to http://pooksagirl.blogspot.com/ on 7-7-08, originally uploaded by Cynthia in SF.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The window boxes at Smith & Hawken that I've wanted since we moved in went on sale so we got them! They fit the space perfectly and I'm really excited to plant them. I'm thinking about using blue, white and purple flowers. I'm trying to find a good trailing plant to trail over the sides, too.