Thursday, October 18, 2007

Home Remedy--Hickey

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Please remember that these are remedies that have either been mailed onto me, or that I have found on the Internet.  I haven't tried them all and cannot guarantee the effectiveness of them.  Of course, you should always check with your physician before starting any type of medical regimen.
 
Hickey
  • Coat area liberally with lotion. Rub with the back of a cold spoon vigorously for as long as you can stand to, changing out spoon for new cold one every 10 minutes. Recommended time for this treatment is 45-60 minutes.
Well, it's not a remedy that most of us need these days, lol.  But it would have been a good one to have years ago.  Although my folks probably would have thought something weird was going on when they found me sitting with a cold spoon on my neck for an hour.
 
I wonder if it works the same for any bruise.  Probably does.  That would be good.  These days it seems that any little bump and I tend to bruise up like I've been going a few rounds with Holyfield or one of those guys.  I'll have to remember to try it the next time I walk into something. 
 
Did you ever have one of those days when you woke up and began questioning everything about your life?  I hate this time of year...it tends to be such a bad time for me.  Seasonal depression...blah!  It sucks.  I begin thinking about everything and questioning every decision I've made over the years. 
 
I know I shouldn't, but it's hard not to.  There is nothing I can do about choices I made when I was 18 or 19 that affected my whole life.  I can only deal with today and deal with tomorrow when it comes.  As a matter of fact, I should only be thinking about today and let tomorrow bring whatever.  But sometimes just focusing on today is so hard.
 
I begin thinking about the decisions I've made and how they still affect my life today...and that's just the beginning of a vicious cycle.  That vicious cycle is one that I definately don't want to get stuck on (again).  I don't want to get stuck in a nasty attack on myself, I have enough people to do that for me.  If I fall into it, I know I'll just end up picking apart every decision I've ever made. I'll pick myself apart for the weight I can't seem to keep off.  I'll question my choice to be a simple wife and mother rather than having a "career".  My inability to be independent.  Arghhhh! 
 
I'll just tear myself apart for every little thing about me, and I DON'T want to fall into that!  I need to fight this.  I've done it before...but sometimes it can be a difficult battle.  It's like a scab...you know you shouldn't pick at it...you know it's going to be a big ol' mess if you do.  Then you find yourself unconsciously picking it and before you know it...you've ruined your favorite blouse with a blood stain.  YUK!
 
Hm, I hate fall...autumn...whatever ya want to call it.  Everything is dying.  The flowers I planted.  The leaves.  The grass.  My hydrangea never bloomed this year.  It's cold and rainy.  The sky is gray.  I've got to find my "it".  The thing that I can do or think that will help me pull out of this.  The thing that will keep my mind too busy to think depressing thoughts. 
 
Well, I hate to close this entry after all my depressing talk so I went and found a joke for ya'll.
 
Pump Kin

You might be a redneck if...

...the Jack-O-Lantern on your porch has more teeth than you!
 
Have a great day & hugs to all my friends!
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1 comment:

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I think you are reading my mind... I was just saying the same thing about fall...I said I was losing my energy level and reaching depressing toward the end of summer and was worried what fall was going to do...Will keep ya in my prayers and thoughts.  Take care of your self girlie!!!! Husg,TerryAnn