Meet my friends, Gadget & BB

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We are still working on our diets, Stu is losing faster than I am, but that is to be expected. He is busy working on getting his new-to-him motorcycle trailer ready for his upcoming ride (future post). Me? I'm trying to get back into the habit of doing yoga. Eventually I will add in the elliptical and some Body Groove work.

But today is day two of yoga and afterward, I found the need for two old friends, Gadget & BB (bed buddy). I haven't used either in close to a year but osteoarthritis is taking it's toll. So let me tell you about my friends...

BB aka Bed Buddy has been in my life for probably twenty years. I actually have three or four of them. One in the house, one in the RV, one with travel stuff and one - who knows where? LOL!
The Carex Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Wrap provides both hot and cold therapy for relieving aches and pains in muscles and joints such as shoulders, necks, backs, and knees. It uses doctor recommended moist heat as a natural alternative or complement to OTC drugs.
[source: Amazon]
My original is long gone as well as the extra "sock" covering that was sold in that era (thinking late 1980s-1990s). The newer ones have a seam down the middle and are packed more tightly, preventing shifting of the contents. Over the years it has served not only my back but my neck, knees, ankles and hands. Stu now uses it as much as I do, especially for his hands.

Gadget was an impulse buy about nine years ago during a visit to Bed, Bath & Beyond. It is a Shiatsu massager with a heat setting as well. I couldn't find exactly what I have but this one is similar, missing the nice fleece cover mine has.

I don't remember why I named it Gadget, but that's what I call it. And yes, he is my friend, too.

So this is where I am working on the laptop today....all set up with my friends!

Ciao for now!


  1. It should be easier for us vintage gals to lose weight and keep fit, not harder. But apparently that's not a perk we get.
    Have a grand day.

    1. No it's'd think we had earned an easier road. LOL!

  2. The Bed Buddy heat/cold packs are the greatest! We each have two! They are great for getting leg cramps to let loose. We have one that covers part of the back as well as the neck and down the front of the chest. Now that one is a real jewel when shoulders are aching from too much time at the computer!

    Anxious to read more about your new house. I just discovered that you had come back to the States, and am now trying to catch up.

    Lots of reading to do!

    Virtual hugs,


    1. Thanks for dropping by, Judie. We moved back in January 2016, bought a house in January 2017 and are now snowbirds!


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