Saturday, September 8, 2007

Headaches, Rain and the Whole Darned Thing

So here we are - again. Rain! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I think we managed to go a whole week without it. But it's back with a vengeance! I keep waiting for the power to go out. It has flickered a few times.

Yesterday I had a migraine from hell. One that makes you sick to your stomach and even 'Welcome Lights' appear as the sun to your aching eyes. Throw in the infamous PA humidity and kids wanting to go here and there and can this one come over - and you have a whollop of a headache. I still managed to get dinner on the table (shrimp scampi over linguine no less.) So my family thinks "Gee what a trouper." When they really have no idea that you can't get much simpler than that. Oil, butter, garlic and shrimp. Ta-Dah!

Anyway - I'm thinking that my migraines may be in part to the Diet Pepsi or Coke Zero that I drink. Some do-gooder sent my husband an email about the effects of aspartame on the body. And how it causes migraines and evidently can lead to Pandora's Box which houses various ailments. So I started drinking Pepsi One. It's made with Splenda. No aspartame, yay! But the stinking distributors around these here parts don't feel that it was enough of a "mover" so they pulled it from the shelves. Thanks! Do you have any idea how many products contain aspartame? Read the labels some time, kitties. It's everywhere. Diet drinks, Crystal-Light. So if you want to cut back on calories - you have to suffer with headaches. I guess it's some sort of trade-off. Feel good, be fat. Lose weight, splitting headache. Everybody has options.

Since my husband just recently started his new job, we were without health insurance for the first 90 days. Praising the Lord that there were no serious calamities in this house during that duration. But, it just kicked in. So on Monday I can call my doc again get a refill on my Maxalt.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketBut in the meantime, it's raining again. Which tends to lend itself to lazy days. I can't decorate my porch like I wanted because the rain is coming in sideways (Sideways, good movie, random thought.) So I can put up some fall stuff in my dining and living rooms. But, (stomping my foot) I wanted to buy mums today and do my porch. I got all inspired to work on my porch after having seen Polly's porch. Now I have to wait. And I hate waiting....


Counting Your Blessings said...

That rain splashing on the ground video is so cool!! How'd you do that? Oh how I wish I were more html computer literate. Thanks for liking my porch. At the moment all my curtains are stuck on the roof! We must've had some serious wind last night because they all whipped up and are now laying flat on the roof! Blessings... Polly (p.s. I get those kinds of headaches too when it rains. I'm also an avid Diet Pepsi drinker. Does Zero taste the same and Diet?)

Nunnie's Attic said...

As far as the picture goes - I use Photobucket. And then just typed in raining. Save it to your album. Then highlight and copy the HTML thingee. Then paste that into your blog.

I really like Coke Zero. I was always a DP girl. But then when Pepsi One was pulled from the shelves I switched to Coke Zero thinking it was the same thing. One, Zero - see where I'm going with that. But alas, no. It too has aspartame in it. I still like "One" the best but I like Zero better than DP. And I'm not really a fan of DC. Rambling and rambling.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I'd rather drink calorie free anything then have all that sugar turning to FAT in my body....I get headaches from not enough caffeine..and when I weaned myself off sugar I got the shakes......there's always SOMETHIN'!
I love looking at the rain.
Have a Wonderful (wet) day!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I too, love the rain you've added! And it would be lovely to be added to your blog-roll! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mary said...

I love that rain video -- even though I'm glad it's not raining here in NJ. I was never a cola fan, but I do drink the occasional diet Sprite. Now I'll have to go and check what's in it! Have a great weekend. :)


Sally Bacchetta said...

Every time I eat or drink anything with aspartame I get a migraine. Every single time. The stuff should have a warning label about migraines. Love your rain graphic. I hope you're feeling better.

Becky said...

Goodness, I hope your headache is better. I stopped drinking sodas all together for the same reason and my doctor said they just plain aren't good for you. If I cannot have anything with real sugar, then I just won't have it. Lately I just drink water with lemon and lots of ice and it does wonders for hydrating my skin.

Those rain graphics are great! I wish it would rain here in California. It was mid 90's today. erghhh.

Take care!


Sling said...

Two words...SOBE!..crap...that's only one word.
Anywhiz,..It's so full of a number of things,that I think we should all be as happy as Kings!

Super Mom said...

Hope you are feeling better this morning Julie.

I fortunately, rarely get headaches. (mainly just when I get sinus infections).

Do y'all have Diet Rite up there? I know it's made with splenda vs. aspartame.

Emilie said...

Have you tried Diet Rite? It's made with Splenda. My family drank that for awhile. It doesn't really taste like Coke or Pepsi, though.

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