I'll say this entry is part one of two - I will owe you all a very brief entry tomorrow morning after I have faced the scale. Oh, yes, I shudder at the thought; last week's numbers having gone in the wrong direction certainly does a 'number' (pun partially intended) on one's motivation to step back on! But I held myself accountable for it and I'm hoping that I am ready for tomorrow morning's outcome. I've taken my usual Sunday night cocktail, hoping that Friday night's steak
Did I mention how much of a pain in the ass my mother is? You all might know her as Oompa at this point, but - I might change that to 'pain in the ass.' She's always going to look like an Oompa Loompa, but lately this new nickname for her is becoming FAR more appropriate.
I might have indeed mentioned...but just in case I didn't...
My. Mother. Is. A. GIANT. Pain in the ass! I just spent most of this morning arguing with her and one of my lovely readers is likely going to have to fr
There's so much to update on but this week, the words elude me. I guess I will just write, though - and see what flows.
To start things off, we once again are hearing the pitter-patter of little paws in the house. J has been feeling lately that void where Dexter used to be - he was her comfort, he always seemed to KNOW when she needed a cuddle. So we adopted Salem - he's an 8-week old, all-black kitten. Accompanying him is the plenty of scratches and teeth marks up our
Hey, all! Hoping this finds everyone in good health...mental and otherwise! As for me, I'm still...well...me. I dare not say for sure that I'm in good mental health because that, as always, remains a matter of opinion.
So...spring has finally sprung where I live...where there were gnarled, menacing tree branches, there are now lovely cherry blossom trees in bloom, colorful leaves growing, grass and flowers sprouting. Rising temperatures are also lifting my spirits - although we've had
Here is a little bit of an in-betweener kind of post. I've had a bit of an emotional week and while I build up to writing about it, I've chosen to keep my mind circulating by blogging about something a little bit lighter today. Something that makes me smile and laugh. It's important to share those things, too - not just the stuff that requires deep contemplation. I believe that we all need a little bit of a break from that every once in a while.
There is one little Oompa
I'll first acknowledge how long it's been since my last update...things have been - well - crazy. Not necessarily a 'bad' kind of crazy - but perhaps the crazy that instead keeps me from being able to sit down and say that I've actually had time to process it all. Sometimes it takes me time to even WANT to process some of it, so that delays me even more.
The post-Oompa headache (that pounding sensation at my temples that I experience whenever my mother takes herself
I know I promised this update a few days sooner, but I've had some unexpected things pop up that I'm not quite ready to share with the world, yet. Please know though, that I am physically and mentally okay and this is simply something that happened that I feel I need to spend some time processing privately before it becomes blog-fodder at a later time when I've got it all figured out. I also need to scream at Will Ferrell for a little while - because now even HE is asking me
I've been quiet for the past week. I'm sorry, guys.
After my last entry, I've had a lot to think about. That incredibly annoying voice in my head is back, and even though I'm deaf, I can still hear it. There's a hamster, that although is cute in a little hairy rodent sort of way, is CONSTANTLY running in his little wheel situated in the middle of my brain...every time the wheel turns, a new question, thought, memory, WHATEVER, is thrown into the fray and is resulting in less of that th
Years ago, I used to spend a lot of time interpreting dreams. Mostly my own, but whenever someone else told me theirs, I'd sit with them and we'd together make sense of why they dreamt about this person, why they'd dreamt of themselves either doing or behaving in a certain way, the list went on. It was healing to be able to make sense of certain dreams, and so I kept a notebook and whenever I had one, I'd write down whatever I could remember so that I could further analyze them later. I haven
Happy Halloween, friends! I hope everyone is satisfying their sweet tooth and staying safe in the process!
Will try not to scare anyone with today's blog entry. It won't be a long one - it serves as a little bit of a double purpose, though.
To clarify - I made an appointment for a 1:1 session with the woman who runs the monthly support group that I have been attending. At the close of the last meeting, I inquired on potential volunteer opportunities for me, and a possible 1:1 sess
Today, I come to you all humbled, because I have no idea how to handle the Jekyll and Hyde type individual that is my soon-to-be 12 year old daughter.
Last week, she came to me with a smirk on her face saying that there's a boy at school that she's now calling her 'boyfriend.' At the time, it was 'hush-hush,' meaning she didn't want me to share this information with her father. It's not information I think needs to be shared right now, so I said nothing to him about this kid
Apologies for not having been around lately. I'm still here at least once a day; checking boards and my inbox, in case anyone's said 'hello.' (hint, hint.)
So, I do have a few updates for you all.
I won't get into too many of the weight loss details, but that's still ongoing, I've dropped 20 pounds and there's still quite a way to go! But being able to bend and cut my toenails without looking like a circus contortionist is fantastic! Oh, and I can finally fit insid
It’s time to smile. I know a lot of things you’ve seen from me have been deeper, more serious stuff, so here’s something light for today.
I have a funny story for you guys to enjoy.
This morning, J and I were in a dead sleep. She was planning to be up early-ish this morning for a work thing, and I was also planning to be up so that I could get a head start on drinking a 32-oz bottle of water prior to having an ultrasound done at 11. Alarm was set for 8am.
That wasn’t what wok
Hello, hi, hola....shouting out to you all on this very dreary Sunday afternoon - however, the New York Mets' 12-2 start to the 2018 baseball season has me smiling even if the weather is not.
At least it's not snow, right? Happy to report that we haven't seen any of that in over two weeks. Looks like spring has finally sprung and the underboob sweating and rash season is upon us all! (If you're a woman, you'll definitely understand this.) J is already trying to convince me to install
Greetings to all from my neck of the woods, where I seem to have disappeared for a little while. I've not been completely gone - just keeping myself scarce for no particular reason other than not really having much to report.
In my last blog entry, I mentioned that bathroom renovations were underway. Those renovations have since been completed. It took a few more days to return my sleep cycle from WAY abnormal back to simply screwed up. If you're me, there's never going to be a normal.
The sun is shining today!
It has rained almost every day last week. And when it rains, I'm tired, I'm moody and I'm just plain overall annoyed. All I want to do is sleep. Driving in the rain puts me at risk of entering autopilot mode - the wipers squeaking across the window...repeatedly...is what does it. I'm unsure if this happens because it's a trigger or if it can be filed into the 'happens to everyone' pile. Either way, I'm not sure what Mother Nature's problem is but she's cried b
Visiting this site on a daily basis is a constant reminder of the amount of unjustified pain and suffering that sadly exists around us in today's world. It's even harder to realize that some of the pain we see and hardships endured are so close to our own. And let me be clear on this - this isn't to say that it's a bad site. No, this isn't what I'm saying. I mean to say that AS is just real, SO very real and the things I read daily are yet another reminder of just how much I un
I’m sitting here, amazed. Just amazed. Or completely flabbergasted. Or a mix of both. That expression, ‘one step forward, two steps backwards’ makes SO much sense today. And there’s absolutely no particular reason for it. It’s not something someone said, it’s not because of something I read. It just hit me and brought with it the elusive sense of clarity that had been hiding for a long time.
You see, I thought I knew everything about myself. With the exception of the fuzzy, not-y
I am hoping this finds you all well.
While I am doing fine health-wise, I'm not doing so great with my sleeping. There are some days when I think I've got it all under control and then there are other days when I revert back to what has grown to be all too familiar. While food shopping last week, I found a bottle of NyQuil that is set to expire in three months - it was marked down to $2, so I grabbed it. I have it sitting on my desk as a reminder to go to sleep
As promised, your morning update following last night's novella.
The scale is still alive, so if inanimate objects could smile, then the scale would also be smiling.
Not only did I lose the pound I gained last week, I lost another on top of that! I am now only a half pound away from my 25 pound goal! Of course, I'm wanting to continue but 25 seemed like a nice number to set as a starting goal. Almost there!!!
I'm also pretty happy because not only did I have
I know that I have been somewhat absent for a little while. My prescence here has declined greatly over the last couple of weeks and for a little while, I was only really responding to PMs and giving posts a quick-read, just to try and keep up. I sincerely hope that while I've been scarce, that everyone's doing as well as they can be doing. While I've been thinking of my friends here while keeping busy offline, the reason for my decreased activity is indeed a good one.
Two years ago, when we moved into our new home, our realtor bought us a Keurig machine - this adorable cherry red contraption - and it's been nothing short of amazing to have - especially when there's a need for a 'quick cup.' While I still drink coffee, it's mostly the iced variety from Dunkin' with a shot of caramel and cream - my Keurig machine has lately been going WEEKS without brewing - it's usually only used when my mother (Oompa) comes for a visit. She'd come in and ask for a cup of
I promised an update on my PT appointment sometime last weekend - and surely, you've noticed that I've said nothing.
Simply because there's really nothing to report other than my orthopedic doctor is an incompetent idiot.
Regardless of the fact that his office made the appointment for me to have my first PT appointment, the order was never sent downstairs to the 'gym.' And so, last Friday, I showed up in my workout clothes, completed the registration, sign-in, co-pay, et
This will be brief, because this is being typed while I can still move.
Tomorrow, I may be in traction. Or just very, very sore. Possibly too sore to go and retrieve the free taco that Taco Bell is offering, while supplies last. So, if you've got a Taco Bell near you, today, June 13th, is free taco day! Personally, I like the ones with the Nacho Cheese Dorito shell...
I, however, may be in too much pain to get myself to the car.
I will start you all off with some good news.
*** possible trigger warning for medical procedure details, etc. I've kept it as mild as I could but you just never know. ***
Apologies for not getting this blog out sooner. It's been a busy few days and I've not had the quiet time that my writing usually requires.
This is the follow-up to the 'Have you seen my big-girl panties?' blog entry; with a bit of added information that I don't believe I've shared yet.
Firstly, the mammogram results showed some cal