Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

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Perhaps you've heard of people being able to predict when a storm is coming with their "trick knee" or because some other joint starts to hurt. It took me awhile to realize that their is a connection between my headaches and the weather. From my own experience, if it is going to rain, the likelihood that I'm going to get a headache goes way up. Add in some of my other headache triggers, like hormonal changes, alcohol, and stress, and I'm in for a perfect-headache-storm.

I know I am not alone in my weather-induced migraines, for I just discovered that has a migraine module on their local forecast. The website shows that I am currently experiencing headache weather (it's raining). However, according to the their iPhone app, my migraine risk is low. 

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At any rate, thankfully I don't have a headache today and my forecast for the weekend looks pain free.

What are your headache triggers? How does the weather affect you?

Weblinx: Cheezburger and Femina

Jethro wants to be a meme when he grows up.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:6-7

I loved this reflection on Philippians 4:6-7 focusing on the promise that peace will guard our hearts.

It is security from true threats, from true problems, from true darkness. This peace is a peace that is fierce. It protects your heart. It protects your mind.

The blog, Femina, which I follow, features posts by Nancy Wilson (wife of Douglas Wilson, but NOT the guitarist from the band Heart, although I love her, too) and her daughters. I've read many of the Wilson's books on Biblical marriage and parenting and I love them.

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Weblinx: Cute Overload and Real Food


Come on!? A puppy in a cup!? And an incoming duck!? How can you not love that?

Cute related: we will definately be watching Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX on Sunday. I mean, Mike and I will... in the other room... on the small t.v..

I have enjoyed reading this series by Keeper of the Home on simple ways to put more real food in your diet and avoid processed food. She gives lots of great ideas, tips, information and links. Of particular interest to me was her link to a Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.