Monday, July 11, 2011

Feels like a wasted day

It is so stinking hot outside. The air conditioning in the house was running before 9 am. And has been ever since. The air temp is 94 and 'they' say it feels like something over 100 outside. I believe them. It was already in the mid 70's when we left the house at 7:30. Yuck. It was a very heavy and sticky mid 70's. Tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat. Dylan went to school. They had the kids out for a bit, but they didn't stay out long. Ethan was grumpy from the start. He woke up awfully freakin early this morning. Which means I woke up really freakin early. Did I mention that I hate waking up early? I'm sure that I have. After we got groceries we came home and unloaded them and then did nothing. I left the house a little early when I went to get Dylan to vacuum out the car and wash it. Yeah I know I could vacuum the car here, but those car wash vacuum things are much more powerful than my home vacuum. Speaking of that, I need to vacuum. I forgot this morning.

After lunch I sent both boys to their rooms a little early. Ethan fell right to sleep. I came out and laid down on the couch hoping to get rid of a headache that snuck up on me. I wasn't laying there long before I fell asleep. I was just out of it. I didn't mean to fall asleep. I just did. The headache isn't gone, but its not too bad right now. I think it is this stupid weather. Shortly after I woke up, so did Ethan. He didn't sleep near long enough this afternoon, so this evening could be fun. By fun I mean craptastic.

So yeah. Another day gone that I didn't do what I should have done. Oh, remember my rant about extreme couponers? Here it is if you'd like to read it. Well someone posted a short article on facebook about retailers changing their policies because of "those people." Here is the article if you'd like to read it too. Like I said earlier, "those people" are going to ruin it for the average shopper. Policies at our local chain have been changing as well over the last few months. But I honestly can't blame these stores. People are greedy. This is just one example of that.

You know, over the past 2 weeks or so, I get these odd, but short lived episodes of itching on my forearms and the tops of my hands. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to them, and they don't last long. I at first thought that it may be my psoriasis showing up elsewhere, but the skin appearance hasn't changed at all since the episodes started, so I don't think that is what it is. And for that I am thankful. I have tried different types of itch medicines and lotions on the area when it flares up and nothing helps it. Nothing has changed environmentally either. No new lotions or creams or detergents when these episodes started. So I know its not because of something that I am doing or using. So yeah that is kind of a mystery. I just have to do my best not to scratch the skin off of my arm or hand when these episodes start. I know that they don't last, so I do my best to just wait it out. Who knows!


  1. Just a thought... try increasing your oral intake of healthy fats like nuts, flax oil or an omega 3 supplement. Sometimes ( may not be in your case )a defeciency in good fats can cause skin itch !

  2. Hi Christina! it's too hot to breathe outside in Arkansas, am not looking forward to August. My husband went through the itching episodes too. We tried everything we could find. Then my friend, Sonya advised that maybe his potassium was low, eat bananas. well it worked! The itching stopped and now if he goes a day or two without eating a banana the itching starts again. It might be worth a try for you.

  3. I love the help and suggestions! Thank you both for taking time to comment and offer advice.

  4. Aloha Christina,

    Sometimes I get flare ups when its hot or if I get overly stressed. I started using Eucerine when I start getting itchy. My flare ups tend to also tend to be on my forearms and on top of my hands. I might even try some of the suggestions above to see if it might work for me lol. Hope you're able to find some relief! I know what a pain it can be!

    I'm a new follower from Bloggy Moms

  5. Christna:
    Your body could be low on potassium. I have a potassium defeceiency. I take two pills a day. They are over the counter.
    Love ya Grandma Nancy


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