Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?

It’s time for another fun game of Is It Illness Or Is It Fibromyalgia!! Cheeks flushed? ☑️Muscles aching? ☑️Headache? ☑️Scratchy throat? ☑️Intense shoulder pain? ☑️Overwhelming fatigue? ☑️On the edge of tears? ☑️Irritability? ☑️Feverish? ☑️Ears ringing? ☑️ So the consensus is???? Who the heck knows? If it looks like a horse, sounds like a horse, and … Continue reading Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?

Christmas Eve 2020

Christmas 2020 It’s taken me five days to figure out how to post this magical day. For 37 years, my family has gathered to celebrate Christmas Eve - we have our family dinner, gather together, open our gifts and enjoy each other’s company. Christmas Eve has always been at my parents’ house without exception. Until … Continue reading Christmas Eve 2020

We’re Trying

We’re doing our best. We are tired, we are anxious, but we are trying. She and I are very alike, which inevitably leads to head-butting. We both feel anxious at times, and sometimes those times coincide. We both have autoimmune disorders, so I try to empathize, but sometimes my empathy button is broken, and I … Continue reading We’re Trying

My awesome girl

Yesterday, I went to the office for the first time since March 5th to collect my things and officially become a work from home mama. While I was unpacking, my girl found my blue light glasses, and made them her own. I cannot believe that this young woman is my baby girl. She is nearly … Continue reading My awesome girl

My Raggedy Old Man Is Getting Older

You move slowly now, and jumping is harder. You aren’t that interested in knocking Christmas ornaments off the tree anymore, and you are picky about what you will eat. You are vocal about what you want and are patient and loving to your kids. You notice when our schedule shifts and we aren’t where you … Continue reading My Raggedy Old Man Is Getting Older

It’s not perfect

Life isn’t perfect. Especially right now. COVID numbers are going up in my province. There was an exposure at my kids’ school that by the time I found out about it, it was too late to quarantine them. I spent more money in October than I should have, so in November I am feeling the … Continue reading It’s not perfect

Handy Husband

Every so often Dave surprises me with something new around the house. This weekend, our garburator broke, my closet fell down, our dryer stopped working and our cat developed an ear infection. While picking up supplies to repair two of these, he remembered that I had mentioned a desire for some mason jar shelving in … Continue reading Handy Husband

Rest In Power, Chadwick Boseman

(Instagram: Chadwick Boseman) Hey everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, and have had some time to rest before the end of summer. I haven’t posted much lately, because my coping skills have been poor. I shrink into myself when I can’t cope. I have made mistakes, dealt with some minor and … Continue reading Rest In Power, Chadwick Boseman

Our weekend looks like this

What do you get when you take a raggedy old man and a little old lady and put them together for the weekend? A lot of this lol Miss Charlie came to visit for the weekend and, save for a couple of hisses, low growls, food stealing, and some “bathroom” mishaps, we have had a … Continue reading Our weekend looks like this

I is hiding

“I think I am in trouble for having accidents all over the house early this morning. I want to sit with Mama because she makes me feel better, but I also want to hide in case she is mad at me. I know! I’ll hide behind the back of her desk chair! Then I am … Continue reading I is hiding