Sunflower

This is the new No 1 song on the Aria charts this week and the first for January 2019 Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee the song is from the movie Spider-man into the spider-verse. I love the spider-man graphic at the end of the video I think it’s awesome.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/garden/planting-and-growing/how-to-plant-and-care-for-sunflowers

If you are a gardener and want to learn how to grow Sunflowers then click the link above it has lots of useful tips on how to plant and care for Sunflowers.

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Artificial Flowers 1 Branch Pastoral Style Sunflowers Wall Flower 

If you just like sunflowers in your house you could get something like this above for your home.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sunflower-masks-tickets-52692700285

If you live in NSW (which unfortunately I don’t) you could go to this sunflower masks design workshop click the link above for more details.

January 2019

For us here in Mackay it will be a bit quieter with the exception on my stepson here lol.

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All I Want For Christmas Is You

Ok so every Monday I check to see what is the No 1 song on the Aria charts here in Australia and Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is you has top the charts after it’s release 24 years ago so when it was first released I was 16 years old and in grade 11 in high school and now I’m 40 years old that’s is just crazy that this song as stood the test of time and is still popular with everyone including the youth of today wow that truly is amazing really.

Here is a link below for my fave Christmas songs on Spotify ūüôā

I found this on the internet and I thought it was funny and scary at the same time I don’t talk about Politics much because in my mind they are all corrupt as I had lost one of my best jobs when I was 18 to a politician who used to be my brothers teacher in grade 7 all because the childcare system we were implementing didn’t work in America it wouldn’t work here in Australia so he voted against us and shut us down so I lost my job and I have never forgave him for that I do vote but only because I have to as I don’t like any of them they can’t even sort the important things out like education and child support reform which are both going hand in hand and needing to be radically fixed for every child and both should be on a case to case basis not one fits all because every situation and case is different for example why is it Ok that my stepson has missed 160 days of school this year and we still have to pay his mother $600 per month shouldn’t that be looked at as to why he isn’t going to school and why we are paying her to take him to school and buy his clothes and food which is not happening (we had to buy him a pair of clothes because he has only 3 sets and as for food he won’t eat what we cook because it’s real and not junk)

What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season? New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children (and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief) in this perfectly timely parody picture book intended for adults that would be hysterical if it wasn’t so true. The beasty is called an American Trump. Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump. Its fur so complex you might get enveloped. Its hands though are, sadly, underdeveloped. The Trump is a curious creature, very often spotted in the wild, but confounding to our youngest citizens. A business mogul, reality TV host, and now…political candidate? Kids (and let’s be honest many adults) might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that’s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is. Could he actually be real? Are those…words coming out of his mouth? Why are his hands so tiny? And perhaps most importantly, what on earth do you do when you encounter an American Trump? With his signature wit and a classic picture book style, comedian Michael Ian Black introduces those unfamiliar with the Americus Trumpus to his distinguishing features and his mystifying campaign for world domination…sorry…President of the United States.

Thank You to Santa for giving me my Christmas wish this year which is my youthful man John I’m grateful that I have been able to spend extra time with him thanks to the bad weather up north again.

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Reindeer Games

Merry Xmas everyone I hope you all have a Delightful Xmas day mine so far has been very delightful my delightful man John has given me 4 PC games for Xmas here are the games I got this morning:

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I loved playing the first The Evil Within on the Xbox.

PDP Game

I loved playing Skyrim on PC so I’m excited to play this one online.

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I loved playing the first Dishonored on PC

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I loved playing the Original Doom on PC and Doom 3 on the Xbox

This year I’m planning on Steaming my game play on Twitch I have already made some new friends and I have done a successful test stream with 9 viewers and one comment which said: Now this is epic. I have even won two game keys from one of my fave Twitch Streamers Natopotato.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to Thank all who are supporting me in my new endeavour it’s very much appreciated.

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Thank U Next

This is the new Aria chart No 1 song by Ariana Grande¬†taking out Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow after 3 weeks. I love this song it’s about being grateful for your ex’s. So Ariana Grande Thank U Next.

So he is a recap of my ex’s:

The first one his mother thought her son was too good for me because they were rich and we were considered poor by her standards so I did my best to pursue him anyway which worked for a while till he cheated on my with one of my foster sisters who was also my friend (so I thought).

The second one was a bit of a womaniser which I found out many years later he was testing out his sexuality because he is apparently gay which looking back there were some signs lol.

The third one was also a Womaniser and possibly still is as after me he went on to date my older cousin on my mothers side then my best friend and then a few years later he went out with my younger cousin on my Dad’s side.

The fourth one was probably too good for me and at the time I thought he was too much of a Mumma’s boy. It turns out his mother is one of the sweetest lady’s in the world. If it wasn’t for my crush from school returning for our year 12 graduation I would of maybe stayed a bit longer in that relationship but that’s how it goes hey.

The¬†fifth one was a bad boy through and through and it took me four years for me to figure out that I was too good for him after he lied, stole money from me and he almost went to jail for having no licence at all to drive a car which if it wasn’t for me and his father he would of gone to jail.

I am fucking grateful for my ex’s as they have showed me what not to look for in a man which is why I’m happy to say that I have been with my next current partner John for the last 15 years who is the most considerate
courteous and nicest man I have ever met so I hoping there will never be a next.

 

What delightfulness of invitations maybe I will keep these in mind for my Fiftieth Birthday in ten years time lol. 

Mirenesse Prize

I got a call from my sweet man the other night saying he has a delivery for me I asked him to opened it for me and this is what was inside:

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I will try this when I get home ūüôā

My Health Update:

I went to see my¬†Endocrinologist on Wednesday it was so nice to see him in person and not through a Webcam through Telehealth He asked me a few questions and said he could see how hard I have been trying to get better and that I now have also been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He said there is no cure no tablets to take there’s no knowing if I will ever get better just listen to my body and don’t do to much as I may go backwards and he didn’t want that for me as I have come so far. Here is what the Syndrome is all about:

Chronic fatigue syndrome¬†(CFS), also referred to as¬†myalgic encephalomyelitis¬†(ME), is a medical condition characterized by¬†long-term fatigue¬†and other long-term symptoms that limit a person’s ability to carry out ordinary daily activities.[3][9]

While the cause is not understood, proposed mechanisms include biological, genetic, infectious and psychological.[1][7]¬†Diagnosis is based on a person’s symptoms because there is no confirmed diagnostic test.[5]¬†The¬†fatiguein CFS is not due to strenuous ongoing exertion, is not much relieved by rest and is not due to a previous medical condition.[10]¬†Fatigue is a common symptom in many illnesses, but the unexplained fatigue and severity of functional impairment in CFS is comparatively rare.[8]

There is no cure, with treatment being symptomatic.[4][11] No medications or procedures have been approved in the United States.[12] Evidence suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a gradual increase in activity suited to individual capacity can be beneficial in some cases.[4][5][6] In a systematic review of exercise therapy, no evidence of serious adverse effects was found, however data was insufficient to form a conclusion.[6]Some patient support groups have criticized the use of CBT and graded exercise therapy (GET).[13] Tentative evidence supports the use of the medication rintatolimod.[5] This evidence, however, was deemed insufficient to approve sales for CFS treatment in the United States.[14]

Estimates of the number of people with the condition vary from 7 to 3,000 per 100,000 adults.[7][8] About 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans and 250,000 people in the UK have CFS.[15][16] CFS occurs more often in women than in men and most commonly affects people between 40 and 60 years of age.[1] Two in 100 children are estimated to struggle with CFS, and it is more common in adolescents than younger children.[17] There is agreement that CFS has a negative effect on health, happiness and productivity, but there is also controversy over many aspects of the disorder. Physicians, researchers and patient advocates promote different names[18] and diagnostic criteria, while evidence for proposed causes and treatments is often contradictory or of low quality.[19

Signs and symptoms[edit]

The most widely referenced diagnostic criteria and definition of CFS for research and clinical purposes was published in 1994 by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).[20] The CDC currently recommends the following criteria for diagnosis:[21]

  1. Significantly lowered ability to participate in activities that were routine before the onset of the condition, and persisting more than six months
  2. Physical or mental activity causes worsening symptoms that would not have been problematic before the onset of the condition, (post-exertional malaise (PEM))
  3. Sleep problems

Additionally, one of the following symptoms must be present:[21]

  • Difficulty with thinking and memory
  • Worsening of problems with standing or sitting

Other common symptoms may include:[21]

  • Muscle pain, joint pain, and headache pain
  • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpits
  • Sore throat
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Night sweats
  • Sensitivities to foods, odors, chemicals, or noise

The CDC proposes that persons with symptoms resembling those of CFS consult a physician to rule out several treatable illnesses:¬†Lyme disease,[22]¬†“sleep disorders,¬†major depressive disorder,¬†alcohol/substance¬†abuse,¬†diabetes mellitus,¬†hypothyroidism,¬†mononucleosis(mono),¬†lupus,¬†multiple sclerosis¬†(MS),¬†chronic hepatitis¬†and various¬†malignancies.”[23]¬†Medications can also cause side effects that mimic symptoms of CFS.[22]¬†Central sensitization, or increased sensitivity to sensory stimuli such as pain have been observed in CFS. Sensitivity to pain increases post-exertionally, which is opposite to the normal pattern.[24]

Cognitive behavioral therapy[edit]

In June 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that speaking with a therapist may help.[95] A 2015 National Institutes of Health report concluded that while counseling and behavior therapies could produce benefits for some people, they may not yield improvement in quality of life, and because of this limitation such therapies should not be considered as a primary treatment, but rather should be used only as one component of a broader approach.[96] This same report stated that although counseling approaches have shown benefit in some measures of fatigue, function and overall improvement, these approaches have been inadequately studied in subgroups of the wider CFS patient population. Further concern was expressed that reporting of negative effects experienced by patients receiving counseling and behavior therapies had been poor.[92] A report by the Institute of Medicine published in 2015 states that it is unclear whether CBT helps to improve cognitive impairments experienced by patients.[2]:265

A 2008 Cochrane Review concluded that CBT did reduce the symptom of fatigue, but noted that the benefits of CBT may diminish after the therapy is completed, and that due to study limitations “the significance of these findings should be interpreted with caution”.[19]¬†A 2014 systematic review reported that there was only limited evidence that patients increased levels of physical activity after receiving CBT. The authors concluded that, as this finding is contrary to the cognitive behavioural model of CFS, patients receiving CBT were adapting to the illness rather than recovering from it.[97]

Patient organisations have long criticised the use of CBT as a treatment for CFS.[98]¬†In 2012 the¬†ME Association¬†(MEA) commenced an opinion survey of 493 patients who had received a CBT treatment in the UK. Based on the finding of this survey, in 2015 the MEA concluded that CBT in its current form should not be recommended as a primary intervention for people with CFS[99]¬†In a letter published online in the Lancet in 2016, Dr Charles Shepherd, medical advisor to the MEA, expressed the view that the contention between patients and researchers lay in “a flawed model of causation that takes no account of the heterogeneity of both clinical presentations and disease pathways that come under the umbrella diagnosis of ME/CFS”.[100]

Exercise therapy[edit]

In 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended light exercises and stretching but not in the four hours before bed to help with sleep.[95] Stretching and movement therapies are also recommended for pain.[95] Previously, a 2014 National Institutes of Health report concluded that while Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) could produce benefits, it may not yield improvement in quality of life and that because of this limitation, GET should not be considered as a primary treatment, but instead be used only as one component of a broader approach. The report also noted that a focus on exercise programs had discouraged patient participation in other types of physical activity, due to concerns of precipitating increased symptoms.[96] A July 2016 addendum to this report recommended that the Oxford criteria not be used when studying ME/CFS. If studies based on the Oxford criteria were excluded, there would be insufficient evidence of the effectiveness of GET on any outcome.[101]

A 2017 Cochrane review stated that exercise therapy could contribute to alleviation of some symptoms of CFS, especially fatigue.[6] The Cochrane review also noted that research was inconclusive as to which, if any, type of exercise therapy was superior, and concluded that no evidence had been found suggesting that exercise therapy worsened outcomes.[6][102] A 2015 review article determined that serious adverse effects, or harms, from exercise therapy were poorly reported in most studies, and determined there was insufficient evidence for a conclusion.[5]

As with CBT, patient organisations have long criticised the use of exercise therapy, most notably GET, as a treatment for CFS.[98] In 2012 the MEA commenced an opinion survey of patients who had received GET. Based on the findings of this survey, in 2015 the MEA concluded that GET in its current delivered form should not be recommended as a primary intervention for persons with CFS.[99]

I was told by my¬†Endocrinologist that these¬†therapy’s have a 50/50 chance of helping me it’s a hit or miss situation so I’m not sure if these will work for me.

I will try later on today to do some dancing but the problem I have then is the next day I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus and can’t do anything that whole day is then a wright off.

Shallow

This is the new No 1 song on our Aria Charts I love both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and I love this song too(who knew Bradley could sing hey). I also know what it’s like to feel shallow it’s how I felt at the¬†beginning of this Hypothyroidism journey I felt like I was slowly drowning in my world I don’t feel like that anymore thank god I think I’m finally emerging out of the Shallow.

Here is the Trailer from the film:

I am hoping to see this film this week maybe it could be a reward for after seeing my Endocrinologist (Thyroid Specialist) on Wednesday this week. They both caught the film’s bright and breezy tone.

Why can I see either Lady Gaga or Bradley Cooper wearing this hat because they both are in the cools club ūüôā

Deep Ministry in a Shallow World: Not-So-Secret Findings about Youth Ministry (Youth Specialties (Paperback)) by [Clark, Chap, Powell, Kara]

Deep Ministry in a Shallow World will show you a new way to prayerfully reflect on the questions you face in your youth ministry every day so you can find the answers that will take it to deeper places. That‚Äôs because authors Chap Clark and Kara Powell have gathered significant research findings that will help shift your ministry paradigm.Did you know that:‚ÄĘ the typical strategies we use to build relationships with kids might actually cause them to trust unless because of what this generation has endured?

I think this book would be a interesting read I would give it to my stepson to read but he says reading is dumb so that is a bit shallow isn’t it.

My fave Lady Gaga Songs and Tv shows and Movies:

My fave Bradley Cooper Movies:

 

 

My Fave Shows On Netflix Atm

I’m am re-watching Strangers Things with my Ma and Stepdad as they have not seen this yet.

I love that this show so far has a Walking deader a Trueblooder and a Westworlder in the show.

I have always loved the musketeers movies and now the show too I am loving what the BBC are doing of late as we love Taboo too which is on SBS on demand.

I love Jessica Jones besides the fact it has a Aussie actress in it I would love to have her powers atm.

I am re-watching AHS while waiting for Cult to be put on Netflix I’m up to Hotel which is one of my fave seasons of the show I still can’t¬†believe this show was made by the same people as Glee so talented.

Slurp what a feast of shows lol.

 

eOne Insider Secret Screening Brisbane – RSVP Confirmation

I entered this competition last week I didn’t realise it was for Brisbane only otherwise I wouldn’t have entered it ūüė¶

CONGRATULATIONS¬†You have successfully RSVP’d for you and a guest to our eOne Insider Secret Screening.

Our exciting new movie will be revealed on Sunday 28th October at Palace Centro. Please arrive early for a 2:00pm sharp start.

What a shame I love going to the movies and this would of been fun I reckon never mind I hope whoever gets to go enjoys the movie.

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Our exciting new movie will be revealed on Sunday 28th October at Palace Centro. Please arrive early for a 2:00pm sharp start.

Football…Not

While everyone in the nation is watching either their fave AFL or NRL team win or lose this weekend on their TVs or in the stadiums (I do like football but only for State of Origin Queensland side so I only follow Queensland players) instead I will be playing video games.

This is what I will be playing today:

I want to try and finish this before Red Dead¬†Redemption 2 comes out which we have Pre ordered and payed for we just have to pick it up when it is released ūüôā