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I know better than to do anything of real importance during Mercury Retrograde. I know it’s a time for reflection and review. It’s not time to start anything or make large decisions (like moving your blog to a different host). Me, being a Gemini, got a bug up my ass about needing to move my blog to save money. I searched and sourced many people. I got contacted by a small little company. (and yes, i do mean small) Got a REALLY great deal for the year. A little more than $20 to host my blog with them on their servers. COOL!!! I was thinking this would save me about $150 a year on hosting fees. After I had renewed my domain name (this time for a 2 year stint), I was off. At first everything was going great. I had REduced my cash output, I had REflected on ways to further save money, I was REdoing a lot of stuff. Moving my blog ‘then and there’, however, was a bad thing. There have been little irritating problems since. Problems saving and transferring files, initially the site was too big (only to find out later it’s not), then a hacker got into the site, there was a memory bug problem, then once all that was resolved, the server crashed – short downtime. (Can you hear Mercury laughing at me? cuz it was loud lol!) Server is fixed, the site’s not moving like molasses anymore. My plug-ins aren’t working right. So, I’ve spent the last 24 hours fixing them.
All this, just because I *HAD* to move my blog right then, instead of waiting a few more weeks. *sigh* Lesson is completely learned. ~Patience is key, when your ruling planet is retrograde. In this case, Mercury. All the REdoing, REvisiting, REflecting, and more wasn’t gonna save my stupid tush from the blunder this was. Every time something else happened, I honestly just laughed. It was like a comedy of errors. What can you do, but laugh at it and keep moving forward.
The owner of the company, was fantastic. Worked really hard to make my move easy, when i know he must of been going out of his mind. I wonder if he was really up for the challenge that moving my blog posed for him. I did tell him that if all goes well, and I am happy with the overall performance with his company, i’ll be hosting another site with him, and be sharing his information with others as well.
Time will tell. For now? I’ve gotta get back to updating my Etsy shop, Loading Buffer, and making more jewelry for stock. I’m gonna need A LOT more if I even want to fully participate in the Craft shows & fairs this year.
Have a great weekend!
Most of us already know the everyday stuff we can do to better our everyday health. I’ve given these tips many times, but as I’m on track to a healthier me, I felt it a good reminder to share with all of you. So, take a look.
15 Easy Ways to Stay Fit
Staying fit in today’s world may seem like a challenge, but simple changes make all the difference a sit can greatly affect and strengthen your health. We’ve seen some eye candy in the recent Olympics. Ever wonder how those athletes get in shape? It’s not too hard to attain bodies like the hottest Olympic athletes. Here are 15 easy ways to stay fit, hassle free and easy include in out daily work activities:
1)Set goals. This makes staying fit much easier since you have a goal you need to reach for.
2.) Take the stairs instead of the elevator. This may seem insignificant, but going up and down the stairs all day instead of taking the elevator can make a huge difference in a person’s fitness level in the long run.
3.) Use public transportation. Many people like to drive everywhere they go, including really short distances. Using public transportation allows a person to walk more, which will allow them to burn more calories by the end of the day.
4.) Drink more water. Guzzling down sodas and other sugary drinks adds many empty calories to a person’s diet. Drinking water reduces the amount of calories a person has in a day and can also help burn fat.
5.) Park further away. Since most people are totally dependent on cars, the least they can do is park further away, this allows more walking and more calorie burning.
6.) Eat more fruits and vegetables. Those are two things that many people do not get enough of. By ingesting more fruits and vegetables, a person gets more fiber and many other essential nutrients.
7.)Move more. When most people think of fitness, they think of spending hours at a gym. All a person has to do is move a little more throughout the day to maintain fitness.
8.) Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
9.)Spend less time in front of the television or computer, which aids to a sedentary lifestyle.
10.)Play with children.
11.) Do not smoke because it reduces aerobic capacity, which reduces fitness level.
12.) Clean the house.
13.) Do yard work.
14.) Reduce intake of red meat. Red meat contains a lot of fat, cholesterol and sodium, which can aid to a waist line. It should be swapped with leaner meats such as chicken and poultry.
15.) Reduce Intake of sugary foods. Sugar is nothing but empty calories, which can make a fuller body. If a person has a sweet tooth that needs to be tamed, he or she should opt for fruits.
These are small things we do everyday, but little do we know that they can actually benefit us in many ways. Cleaning the house is actually a form of exercise if you think about it. This also tells us how we should appreciate even the smallest things in life.
Or will be soon!! I’ve always wanted to fix up a classic car. I’ve found one cheap, it runs, has good breaks but it’s rough.
It’s a 1963 Chevy Corvair. It’s just BRIMMING with potential!
However, it seats 4** (edit, after seeing it’s only a 4 seater) – which is optimal for me, not perfect, but it’ll do. The family rarely all goes out together..so if we do, well it’ll have to be in 2 cars. It’s got trunk space, it’s a convertible, it’s sassy, and I’m super giddy over it!! Right now, it wont win any beauty pageants,
I think all the cool kids will be jealous. Plus? I’ll win wife of the year award from my husband. It’s no pick-up truck which i will own one day, but I’ve always ALWAYS wanted a convertible. I’m gonna make her shine like a rock star!but shit, to have wheels again, and to not have to work around a one day a week car availability would be divine.
If and when i make this happen, I will post pics of my progress. things I learn, and the like. So, anyone else excited about this like I am?
I forgot to set a post up for the First of the month. The challenge. I’m gonna put my last weigh in weight up for my starting point. As of Friday morning, my weight was, 201.5 lbs. not fantastic by any means, but there it is.. and it’s my starting point.
A good thing is, my “Auntie” finally showed up..relieving the horrid swelling I’d been dealing with. The down side, it’s like the flood gates have opened up. Probably TMI, but this is my journey through life..and well..this is a part of life.
I also found a correlation between my blood pressure and why it’s so high. It’s actually my current living situation. Spent the past weekend in Maine, and wouldn’t you know it. Saturday morning, my BP was 100/70 down from what it was just Thursday evening at 115/85.
So, my focus will be making sure i get enough water in every day, and trying to not over stress, and also making sure not to eat more than small portions. and figure out how to get in my exercise.
i’ll return again.. soon with an update.