Month: May 2016

A Dose of Honesty-Nervous to Share

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Deep Thoughts About POTS

Prepare for some honesty.  I’m nervous to share this post because I feel like I’m going to look like a big whiny cry baby who wants attention.  That’s not the case.  If I’m truly trying to help raise awareness I have to be honest in the rough moments too.  My friend who is on duty full time for her amazing daughter with diabetes was brave enough to post some truth, so I decided I can be brave […]

637-Act Talent Show Survival

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Smile Makers / Uncategorized

Apparently nowadays they do elementary school talent shows.  This didn’t happen while I was in elementary school.  Either way, I just knew y’all would be interested in my deep and most of all hilarious thoughts from the show. Because I like you, I will go ahead and condense the 637 act show into some fantastic highlights. First off, this was the first time that I was in my wheelchair around any of Carter’s friends.  I don’t mind kiddos being […]

Hot Fudge & Half & Half; Grocery Shopping with a Chronic Illness

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Smile Makers

Everybody has a line they draw when it comes to giving in and admitting that it’s time to buy groceries. For some people that line is toilet paper. For others the line is dog food. Our dogs love when they run out of kibble because that means that mom makes scrambled eggs with cheese and toast with peanut butter for them. In our house the line is coffee creamer. Yesterday morning I made coffee and opened […]

Find Your Chewbacca Mask

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Uncategorized

At this point I’m assuming that everyone with internet access has now seen the ‘viral’ live video from Facebook of a mom with a Chewbacca mask she bought herself.  She has set all kinds of records and basically jumped into instant fame.  If you haven’t seen it, quick watch it and we’ll talk about it down below after you watch it.   Now, if we actually stop and think about why this video went viral it’s […]

“As You Are Probably Aware”

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Big Medical Words / Uncategorized

I have compiled plenty of random tidbits to tell you about today. I slept 15 hours total last night which would normally be so amazing, but instead I just had nightmares the entire time which is so annoying.  I woke up feeling like a zombie.  Also, I should just point out that when I mention parts of the nightmares to Tom he instantly says how awesome it sounds.  One time I told him, “it was terrifying.  […]

Sunday Scattergories

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The Brain Gym

Scattergories is one of my all-time favorite board games to play with people who are not Tom or my mom.  Their brains work way too fast and I don’t like that level of competition.  Well, actually I don’t like losing every single time.  The other day I saw someone post on their Facebook a few basic categories using the first letter of their first name and I realized that I could totally whip up some categories for y’all […]

Amy-the Tool Woman-Keys

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Hold My Gatorade and Watch This / Smile Makers

Today I tried my very first Zip Fizz.  I blame the Zip Fizz for my evening. Tom went to work and I lost my mind.  In that order. I suddenly got a burst of energy and decided deep cleaning and organizing was a fantastic idea.  I still agree that it was, but my body eventually loudly disagreed. In my cleaning, I found three lightbulbs and I wasn’t sure if they worked or not so naturally I […]

Our DIY Outdoor Table-Step by Step with Pictures

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Chronic-Girl Crafts / Hold My Gatorade and Watch This

Once upon a time (July of last year) we bought a new house and moved in with all of our worldly possessions.  In fact if you ask Tom, I didn’t get rid of a thing and I bought new things everyday to pack and move so there would be more things to move.  Maybe some of that is true.  Maybe none of it is true.  It’s a mystery.  Anyways, our new house has a big deck […]

The Dutch Milkmaid

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I actually slept pretty well the last two nights which was a lovely treat.  Yesterday I had a doctor’s appointment in the early afternoon.  I woke up rested and had a beautiful breakfast and made coffee.  Because I slept so well, I slept a little later than I had planned. I have recently been bored of my lazy look.  I feel so pretty when I muster the energy to do my makeup and hair.  Hair […]