Christina's Edition: Sleep Number, Carhartt, and Malaria.

Hi everyone, Christina here popping in for my weekly edition. As a lot of you have already read, I went in search of a new winter parka which lead to us meeting an incredible sales professional at the Sleep Number mattress store. I am convinced that after nearly falling asleep on their $10,000 mattress that I will own one of those...some day. Between his back pain and my arthritis, that has got to be the best mattress, ever! Okay, enough sales talk… onto my winter parka.

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Thanks to the well-wishers on my luck of finding a new jacket. Michigan is a crazy weather winter wonderland and you need all sorts of jackets for different weather. I found my new fashion savvy Carhartt Shoreline jacket and it is every bit as dreamy as I could have hoped, and covers my butt- no drafts here!

This Amazon Ad takes you to the same exact style/color of the Carhartt Shoreline Jacket I bought.

I swear Sleep Number and Carhartt are not paying me.

5 years ago on Christmas I was diagnosed with Malaria while in Mozambique. Ever since then and after a slew of other illnesses, somewhere along the way I developed social anxiety. I could go anywhere and everywhere alone and not feel anxious. I was super independent pre-2012. I still am, but not in the same way. Doing all that shopping for a mattress and a new jacket requires going places in-person and I absolutely hate that. I love Amazon prime, I love those stores where you can buy things and they bring it to the car, and I love take-out. Being able to go alone to actually purchase my jacket was a small victory.

We also purchased one of those Himalayan salt lamps based on people’s accounts of it helping them feel more relaxed. I know there are a lot of nay-sayers out there but hey, that many people saying it helps them is worth the try. Although, if I’m honest, when I was in Nepal I never did see anyone with a salt lamp in their home so it could just be a first world thing, more research is necessary.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, I’m making Paula Dean’s crock-pot mac and cheese (omg!!!!!!) and Travis is looking forward to his pigs in a blanket. Of course, the huskies will get some turkey scraps, they are very spoiled!

See everyone next week!

-Christina

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