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March 13th, 2007 at 09:43 am

Well, we dug out, and guess what? Almost all the snow has melted already. It's nearly 50 degrees today! The mountains of snow are gone, replaced by gobs of mud and enormous puddles of water. Spring? Is that you?

I've been a bit MIA lately because I haven't been concentrating much on finances, and since this is supposed to be a financial blog, well... However, I have a plan to have $1000 in savings by the end of April, and pay off my smaller college loan in June. My investments haven't tanked too badly lately, thankfully. I am glad I have lots of time to let things percolate before retirement.

I've been on Topamax for about three weeks. It's been working fairly well for my headaches. Yesterday my hands, fingers, and forearms starting tingling and felt somewhat numb, like I had held them above my head for far too long and all the blood had rushed out of them. Shake, shake, shake - nothing. The feeling persisted all day, and my toes starting tingling, too. I went to the doctor, and he suggested more potassium. I'm going to maintain this dosage and see what happens. If this tingling thing doesn't go away, I'll lower the dosage, and perhaps eliminate it completely. It's a shame that side effects have to pop up...my daily headaches are finally starting to subside, after five years of putting up with them.

One day, I tried one Zomig to treat a migraine and was stoned for five hours straight. The doctor suggested I try Maxalt instead, so that's what I've got now. I guess trial and error is the only way to go!

And, my latest obsession, food. Vegan food, to be exact. I cashed in some American Express points and bought Becoming Vegan. It's chock-full of great advice about nutrition and how to become vegan the right way. I have been moving away from dairy and eggs and feeling better overall. Whether or not I ever become fully vegan, I think eating less animal products and more fresh, whole foods is a good thing. My in-laws bought us a juicer for our birthdays, too, which is a great addition to our kitchen! I'd post photos of the great food we've been making, but again - this is a financial blog! I may have to create a food blog...

Mom is still in Florida - yeah, I'm not even kidding. They are having so much trouble getting help from anyone. Hopefully she will be able to come home next week.

SO and I are going on a date later this week to a play and dinner - the play tickets were half price, thanks to a discount through my employer, and the dinner will be paid for by a gift certificate, thanks to my former employer! Cheap date! My favorite.

Oh, and by the way - I'm going to The Police! Smile

4 Responses to “busy”

  1. lieweheksie Says:

    I am JEALOUS- grew up listening to them- best band of the 80's -imho
    I'd love to hear about your vegan journey- I am also moving that way for both ethical and health resons- and not all the food options are cheap- so some frugal, quick, easy vegan recipes and/ or ideas would certainly fit within the scope of this blog
    Enoy the concert

  2. JanH Says:

    I'm glad to topomax seems to help. Hope the side effects go away and you can still take it. Hubby is on Maxalt and now he's gotten to the point where he can take it at work. I think he still gets sleepy. But he doesn't have to come home now and take it. Hope it works for you!

  3. DivaJen Says:

    I hope the Maxalt works for you - it's never left me feeling sleepy or stoned or anything.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I enjoy it when people post their recipes here, especially ones with a photo. I'm by no means even close to being a vegan, but I eat a lot of vegetables, nuts and seeds and I am always interested in new ways of preparing them, hopefully cheaply.

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