Evan spent the day replacing our last windows downstairs, the jalousie ones like before except one is in our laundry room and one is in our basement. I can't tell you how much nicer the new ones look. We'll likely finish and paint them over the course of the week (weather permitting). And when another cold snap hits, I imagine our basement will be quite a bit warmer.
In an attempt to get our affairs in order before we leave the US, we took both dogs in for exams this month and are spending a small fortune on them. Our dogs are 9 and 10 years old so between the two of them, they are competing for aging the fastest. Our 9 year old lab has begun to show signs of arthritis in his back hips and we are working on finding the right medicine cocktail for him. It really hurts my heart to see him in pain when he wakes up and I feel like this all happened so suddenly to our playful big guy. And our almost-11 year old silky terrier has cataracts (we figured as much as he's run into walls a few times over the past 6 months) and will go in to get some teeth extracted next week. This was the dog we got just after we were married and to see him aging really puts the timespan of his life and our lives into a new perspective; Evan and I were just newly weds with a puppy a few days ago, right?
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So when I felt my headache coming on this weekend, I decided it couldn't hurt to give the oils a try. Just a little peppermint and olive oil before I tested out the couch for a nap and I was feeling quite a bit better. I did a second treatment about 2 hours later and while my head still felt a little heavy, there wasn't any pain there.
So why Young Living? My sister swears by them and I became intrigued, especially as I was searching for preventative measures we could take in India for Oakes' asthma and allergies. And while I haven't tested out the oils for Oakes yet, I think I'm becoming a believer pretty fast. I plan to try the oils to help both mine and Evan's sleep here this week and also to help Wren's "daycare-nose" clear up. If they work for those situations, then I'm a customer for life!