Tuesday, January 19, 2021

My First Real Health Scare

Friday, August 14 I woke up that morning ready to start getting everything set up for Art All Night Trenton. Went to the bathroom with my workout clothes ready to get dressed and do my first workout in a couple of months. And at that moment 2 1/2 years into menopause, I found I was bleeding. Not a crazy amount of blood, but enough that it was kind of surprising.


I called my doctor's office and they asked me to come in first thing Monday morning. I asked the receptionist/knows what this might be and basically if I need to be worried. She said it’s definitely not normal and I should be concerned but not necessarily worried. Of course, my brain went into overdrive and had a slight panic moment for about 15 minutes. Then made the huge mistake of googling what this could be. According to Google, I was either dead or dying or suffering from any of a million viruses, cancers, diseases, conditions, etc.

I called my friend Jesse she calmed me down and I would say after talking to her in a few more minutes had passed I felt much better and pretty much put it out of my mind. We had a lot of work to do for this fundraiser and it wasn't going to get done if I was sitting on my ass wallowing over the unknown.

I got through a very successful fundraising event that I've worked on every year called Art All Night Trenton weekend (Go Artworks Team!). Went to the doctor on Monday got a biopsy and a Pap smear and it took until Friday but both came back normal so I have an appointment or will be making an appointment this week to get more testing. My doctor thinks it’s likely the thinning of my uterine lining which would most likely be from hormonal changes with menopause. I don’t know if that’s something I need to be worried about I will figure it out as we go. He also told me to get in for a mammogram ASAP just to be on the safe side. With the pandemic, my mammogram is only about four or five months late.

But it’s been on my mind all day today it’s Sunday night it’s around 10 o’clock and I’m looking at my calendar and all the wonderful healthy things that I have had in there that I just ignore every day. So I just deleted all of that and I’m starting fresh with a new plan that I’m gonna take this week to figure out. I want to instill exercise eating better and healthier yoga meditation. And at the top of the list is to get all the things going that I neglect every day for no other reason than sheer laziness. That would include doctor's appointments including yearly physical hi Dr. dental appointments that sort of thing. Also, I have planters fasciitis that I don’t take care of and it’s causing me pain every day if I just take care of it and the physical therapy it would probably go away I’m gonna start that tonight.

Anyway I feel like I need to keep tabs on myself so I think what I’m gonna do is use this blog to chronicle this not for all of you to read so much is just to keep myself on track so I’m gonna be posting hopefully throughout the day but at least once a day and I want to start off with this post

I, Anna Davenport, promise to be a better person to myself for myself. No more excuses, just get off my ass and do it. Now I know why Nike that slogan.
And away we go.............

Monday, January 18, 2021

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 84: Bill & Ted's Tipsy Adventure

Packed show this week! First up—after Anna and Khris taste-test some liquor—they get into an interesting scenario Anna found over on Reddit: would you tell your sibling's spouse about an affair your sibling had? Later, they briefly discuss Anna's new obsession: 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Finally, it's a conversation about their upcoming trip to Russell Island, one that may not happen due to COVID-19 (shocker). Fun show as always; tell a friend! Subscribe! Drop a comment! Have a good week!

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 83 ~Tipsy Advice: "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"


After taste-testing a drink provided by Snoop Dogg (and TBS), Anna and Khris read a Tipsy Advice letter from someone who isn't sure if she can marry the man she's engaged to after finding out something about his past. Take a listen and let us know: Would you go through with it?

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Product Review ~ Avene Eau Thermale (Thermal Spring Water)

January 4, 2021

Avene Eau Thermale ~ Thermal Spring Water

Essentially this is an aerosol can of spring water meant to hydrate your skin.  When I received this in my summer 2020 FabFitFun package, I was fairly skeptical that it would be something I'd find useful.  Obviously, using this when I have a full face of makeup (not waterproof!) on wouldn't be happening at all; I don't want to have water hit my face to ruin it more than I did when I rushed to put it on this morning.  

Actually, I did try it once and my foundation looked really blotchy and my mascara on my right eye did run.........which caused my mascara to burn out most of my cornea for about 15 minutes.  Not fun.  Also, I'm not saying that it initially reminded me of spray cheese in a can.......but......ok, it did remind me of that.  

However, after a bit of trial and error, I did find a time when this works GREAT for me.  Hot flashes.  Oh, my fucking christ.......hot flashes have become the bain of my existence in the last 8 or 9 months.  I have a small fan on my side of our bed just in case a hot flash hits.  That poor fan.  My poor husband.  Sometimes that fan just ain't enough!!!  Enter: Avene Eau Thermale!  



It really does feel great to spray that on my face, neck, and chest when I'm flashing red hot.  Sometimes I'll add the fan to blow on my skin after the spray, but most times the spray is enough to cool me down and let me fall back to sleep.  Sometimes I use it to just spray wet my pajama top so it'll keep me cool for a bit longer.  Try to be mindful of the spray itself.  It sprays a good 2 foot.  It's misty, cool, and evenly sprayed.  It's hypoallergenic and unscented as well.  Let me add in that there is a calming effect and makes me feel less agitated in the middle of that damn hot flash.  That's a big perk in my book.  

I'm nearly done with this first can.  Sooooooo yes, I'll be buying another one.  Maybe too if we get to keep on track with our vacation next summer to the Bahamas.  It does exactly what it says it does.  

I give it a solid 4 out of 5 shots!




Monday, January 4, 2021

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 82: Get Comfortable With the Discomfort


After an extended hiatus, the Pretty Unlimited podcast is back! Anna and Khris discuss the worst of 2020, the future of the coronavirus, and share some of their plans on 2021, which include getting their YouTube page popping. Link to subscribe to that is below. Welcome back!

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Review - Hotel California by Eagles (1976)

Hotel California by Eagles (1976)

I decided that one of the things I'd like to do for this blog was to have something like a memory lane for the music, movies, shows, books, etc that meant something to me throughout my lifetime.  Well after a bit of thought, I figured that I might take a look and a listen to things I've loved (or fucking hated) to feel if there was a different take on it for me now that I'm creeping up on a half-century of life (holy fuck!).  One of the obvious choices for me was Hotel California by Eagles.  (The Eagles?  Eagles?)  

On my way to work, on my lunch break and on my way home, I really listened to the entire album.  I don't think I've listened to it straight through ever before today.  You can't not know all the songs.  But I don't remember hearing them in the order they're in on the album. I may have since it was one of my mom's favs.  But definitely the first time on my own, on purpose.  I really did like all of it.  Not a snoozer among the songs.  You can't listen to Hotel California and not get almost a movie in your mind as you follow along with the lyrics and the melody.  They did a really remarkable job there.  Total visual in your mind with nothing to go on but Henley's lyrics and Felder's melody.  

Overall, you won't regret listening to this classic from beginning to end.  I noticed the songs don't really seem like they should blend in and out of each other as well as they do but somehow it works.  I don't pretend to know how musicians know about these things.  I grew up listening to the album and remember the 33 sitting in its sleeve on my parents' record player in our living room.  

But the one surprise was the last song on side A - Wasted Time.  It really hit home for me.  I felt like I was listening to my own internal struggle on if I'm really happy with my life, settling for my life, and if there's time (and energy) to keep striving for new things.  Wasted Time is a must listen!!!  Don Henley captures a much more soulful performance compared to the rest of the album.  I'd even push to say his vocals are a much better example of his abilities compared to any other songs I've heard from him.  I felt the song.  

Give it a listen.  Let me know what you think.  Any favorites?  

My take?  5 shots out of 5! 




Monday, August 31, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 81: Top 5 New Edition Songs

 

This is an episode that's been long overdue. Anna and Khris finally settle it, giving the world their Top 5 songs from New Edition, along with all kinds of thoughts and opinions on the careers of the members.

What's your favorite New Edition song? Let us know in the comments!

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 80 ~ Tipsy Advice Returns!

It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you....without a new podcast to listen to. (And soon, watch.) Because we've been gone so long, we hit you with TWO advice letters! One is short and sweet, the other is more serious but necessary. What would you do?

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Prettretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 79: Tipsy Advice ~ "Check Ya Mama"

On this week's episode, we not only have a spicy update to a recent Tipsy Advice letter, but we have a NEW letter with a person who needs to check their mama.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 78: Top 5 'The Cosby Show' Episodes

Anna and Khris return IN THE HEAT with another Top 5...with a special surprise! Were you fans of 'Cosby Show'? Did you miss your favorite episodes? Let us know in the comments!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Pretty Unlimited Podcast, Episode 77: Top 5 Prince Songs

Anna and Khris' shared love of Prince is on full display this week. They both came up with their top 5 Prince songs—it was a difficult task—and have them on full display this week. What are your favorites? Let us know!

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My First Real Health Scare

Friday, August 14 I woke up that morning ready to start getting everything set up for Art All Night Trenton. Went to the bathroom with my wo...