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Life as of late

My summer consisted of no life; work and Elliott only. It's crazy how fast they grow. I know that's so cliche, but it's so right. He's so big and independent! It's nuts! It also gives me baby fever again which is scary. We ended up finding a new sitter over the summer and BOOM! summer is over.

So the school year is here. It's stressful and crazy and I can't seem to get ahead in anything I do. I am rebuilding a curriculum for an Instructional Physical Science class and creating a curriculum for ABLE Science. I do have old Forum, however I am teaching it with two teachers who haven't taught it before. One is retiring in 2 years, and I swear making me miserable because she's mad she was taken from her social studies classes. With all this craziness going on, I am still able to be elated at work. I know I've said it a million times, but let me say it again; I love my job! (I realized the other days it has been 6 years already!)

I think what I attribute to the great attitude lately is essential oils. In May I began taking a vinyasa yoga class and the teacher, who I also work with sells the oils. After becoming hooked on the vinyasa I am also hooked on the oils. I've never been someone who was hooked on homeopathic things, but I seriously think there is something to this stuff. At first I bought a couple cheap ones in the organic-hippie section of the grocery store; peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus. Later I bought tea tree oil, which is supposed to be cleansing, but found it was overly strong. Once I started figuring out combinations and uses, I was awed.
1) My house smells awesome.
2) Unlike candles, I ca use them and my parents, who are wildly allergic to smells can be around them, as long as they aren't be diffused in close proximity).
3) They seem to legitimately work.

Right before getting back to work I came down with a cold and a clear cut sinus infection. I was told to buy lemon oil, mix with peppermint and eucalyptus and put around my achy face areas. Mucinex wouldn't drain me and my teeth were hurting because the pressure. After one day the pressure was alleviated and within 2 days I was back to feeling great!

So now being semi-convinced I took to the wallet and bought grapefruit oil and Elevation, (doTerra), which is supposed to be uplifting. With the Elevation came a rollerball, which I keep on my desk. I think it's what keeps me so elevated, (teehee), at work. Even when I'm stressed I feel like I am okay and I think it's that!

I've tried the headache secret twice on two different people and it seemed to work on both when they didn't take any meds. My husband was one. He made fun of me saying it's a silly thing to get into, but immediately asked me to do my "magic lotion thing". I did this on someone at work too. At first she didn't super care for the peppermint tingle, but did say her headache cleared up.

I recently bought vetiver oil as a tester in lieu of sleep aide. I felt like I'd been depending too much on ZzzQuil, I thought I'd give it a try despite not liking the earthy/syrupy smell. I haven't used any sleep aide in over 2 weeks, which I cannot remember how long it's been since I could do that!

I'm still debating how much is in the head, but I'm liking it. It must be that Elevation 😉