Joys of working in a call center

If you see yourself in any of these scenarios, please think before calling tech support.   These are examples of phone calls I take routinely every night. No, I won’t tell you who I work for. Just trust that it’s all real and these people are calling from hotels all over the country. __________________________________________________________   Me: Thank you for calling tech support. How may I help you? Hotel guest: Hey!…

I did It

I said I wouldn’t do it, but I did. I said I’d use my brain and take things slowly. “You’ve got the rest of your life.” I said. “No need to hurry. Slow and steady. Easy does it.” Yep. That’s what I’ve told myself for the last couple of months. But, did I listen to myself? Nope. Sure didn’t. Never do.   Are you waiting on pins and needles to…

Progress Report

I found a list of foods that are supposed to be good for boosting mood. Carrots, brazil nuts, chicken, turkey, lean beef to name a few. I am making sure to include some of these foods in my diet every, but the main part of my diet is fruit.   I am exercising at least 4 days a week. I do 30 minutes on the bicycles for cardio and warm…

I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down

    This book is a “must read” for any person who deals with depression in themselves or in a loved one. David Sandum bares his soul for you, for me, for all self doubters.     David offers no cure. No quick fix. No lecture. No suggestion. He simply speaks to the hole in your heart that desperately needs filling with understanding, acceptance, and reassurance. You are OK. Your…

Light therapy

Wow! I’ve discovered the benefits of light therapy!   I’ve always known that I feel wonderful at the beach. I thought it was just the relaxation and vacation factor, but I also had a hunch that it had something to do with the sunlight.   At the beach I always feel that the sun rays penetrate much deeper than skin level. It’s as if I can feel an awaking of…

03/30/17 Doctor Appointment

I went to the doctor yesterday. I was hoping for support and encouragement for beating depression without the meds. He encouraged and supported my decision to exercise more and watch my diet. I’m not sure he quite “got” the part about reducing meds because he gave me two new prescriptions. One for cholesterol and one to boost the lower dosage of Cymbalta. He definitely did not support my hopes of…

Help for wrinkles

Update: See comment after this one. I have found what I feel is a better, less expensive product than this one. This product has helped the appearance of my face, but the one in the comment below is half the price and works better!     This product has really worked for me. I have used it daily for about 6 weeks and I can tell a difference in the…

Setback

I work at night and I have Thursday and Friday off every week. Usually, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I sleep when I’m sleepy. Routine goes out the window. So does my diet. I also don’t exercise on those days. The gym is next door to work, but 10 miles from home. So, I only work out when I get off work on work days.   The past weekend was…

Need volume?

I have very fine, straight hair, and I am constantly searching for a way to add volume. The last time I went to the salon for a color and cut, I purchased a very expensive product.┬áIt was supposed to provide a lovely, fresh, salon style poof from home. What can I say? I’m cheap. When I pay $17.95 for a little bitty can of foam, I fully expect it to…

Happy Accident

I discovered this trick accidentally early one morning before both eyes and brain were fully functional. It takes at least one cup of coffee and an hour of bleary-eyed contemplation before I can trust myself to do much of anything that requires thought.   You would think that at my age (which I’ve avoided mentioning so far) my make-up routine would be a bit of a no-brainer. Obviously, that isn’t…