April 13, 2012

10 things I couldn't live without

Day 13: Write a list of the 10 things you need (or love) most.

My Phone.  David might be right, I am glued to my phone.  Not all the time, but I really need to work on putting it down more.  Well I did when I was reading, but I'm all out of books now...

Hand Sanitizer.  I love Gold Bonds sanitizer lotion.  I may or may not be a little obsessive with the stuff.  My mother in law got me 3 big bottles of if.  One is on the bar, one on my nightstand and the other just begging to be used.  My hands get so dried up from the regular stuff so this works for me. At home anyways.

My Glasses.  They are hardly ever on my eyes, but always on my head.  I hated wearing glasses.  You would thing growing up on an island I would have learned to love them.  But it wasn't until a few years ago when I found the perfect pair.  Took me a week before I lost them. Ended up buying 2 more.  Lost them too!  I'm happy to say that I have managed to keep this pair I have now, for almost a whole year!

My Jogging Stroller.  David bought it for me before my first Donate Life walk.  He didn't want to since I already had 3 strollers.  So I promised to sell 2.  And I did.  They were worth it.  Alex loves his stroller.  And I love it too!  We haven't used it much, but I'm hoping that changes, now that the weather is warmer again.

My Library Card.  I had a card in Florida.  Don't laugh but the only thing I checked out ever was a Lamaze video.  Then  Janet Evanovich happened.  One of my high school teachers.  Ok is more like another mom of mine.  But she used to send me books to help keep me in bed while I was pregnant.  She send me the first 3 and I loved them.  And now I'm hooked.  I think I read books 4-18 in 3 months.  At least I met my read 10 books this year goal right?  And the boys love books too.  I cant wait to spend our summer days there!

My Donate life cups.  I love them.  I don't drink coffee often, but when I do I have to use them.  Its much nicer now that I have 2.  One for each Donate Life walk I have done.  Hopefully soon I will be adding another.  But I think I will send it out to one lucky friend or reader who registers as an organ donor :) 

My Slippers.  I think most people call them flip flops.  And I know some people think they are tacky.  But oh well.  I was practically raised in them.  Ok no, mostly I was barefoot.  But they are the next best thing.  I hate socks.  With the exception of the next thing.  

My compression stockings.  One thing I have noticed lately is an increase in my leg pain.  I have brought it up with my doctors.  I've had ultrasounds done on my legs to rule out clots.  But some nights my legs kill and the socks are the only thing that help.  Aside from massage, but can't find anyone to rub my legs all night.  I find that when I wear them when I run, it helps too.  Hopefully soon I can invest in some legit ones, the ones I have now were given to me when I had the tumor removed from my neck.  

My Tweezers.  Even in high school, I always had a pair on me.  And I still do.  Call me crazy but I pluck my eyebrows in the car.  Its the only time I stay still long enough to do it.  And don't worry, I usually do it when we are stopped!  

My medication.  I know its a given, but it had to be included.  And it really is the one thing I absolutely could not live with out! I have a little purse pill box.  And I have my weekly case at home with morning and night meds.  I have a fear of running out.  Probably because my life depends on it.  My blood thinners keep me from getting any more clots and the others are to help control my Hepatic Encephalopathy.  In other words, they keep my head on straight.  Or the best they can anyways.

1 comment :

  1. Great list! I was wondering how that Gold Bond sanitizer works! I'm like you - regular hand sanitizer dries my skin out something fierce so I'll have to keep my eyes open for this!