Month: October 2016

Sunday Scattergories: Scary Stuff

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The Brain Gym

I chose scary stuff for obvious reasons. Ok, today for the first letter, use the last letter of your last name. Then we’ll do the last letter of each answer as the first for the next. 1. Scary costume: skeleton 2. Scary movie: Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Scary woman: the bad witch 4. Scary man: hockey mask guy 5. Another scary costume: your doctor 6. Person in a haunted house: running with chainsaw guy […]

Tuesday Things- The Twelfth Edition

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Tuesday Things / Uncategorized

I typed twelfth and my eyes instantly saw “elf”.  We’re getting closer to Elf season people! Happy Tuesday to you all.  I hope you’ve had a pleasant day so far.  I know I’m posting this a little later than usual but I had to go to town and then my body rejected all the food I ate.  So that all took some time. Anyways… what do I have to show you today? Dear Tums, I Fixed […]

Briefing-Time to Check in

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Uncategorized

In the dispatching world briefing is pretty dang important.  Especially when you take over the radio console and have ongoing calls already happening (which is almost always).  These are the moments while you are logging onto the computer and opening up your programs and the person you are relieving is giving you the rundown of what is happening.  Typically it’s information such as who came in service early, any updates on scheduling from sergeants, and current events, especially the […]

DIY Fall Décor: Burlap Candy Corn Banner

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Chronic-Girl Crafts / Uncategorized

If you happen to love Fall and Fall décor as much as I do, you’re in the right place.  I recently saw this little idea online and had to instantly drop everything and recreate it. It took exactly the amount of time as me sitting and watching an episode of Survivor takes.  So to translate, that’s just less than an hour.  I’m sure if you move quickly and have great hot glue gun skills it would be […]

Tuesday Things- The Eleventh Edition

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Tuesday Things

Another Tuesday. Another cup of coffee. I Finished My Quilt That’s right.  I love it.  It’s a victory for me even though it was a super simple pattern.  It was the first time I used a sewing machine in over 11 years, so I’m proud of myself even though it is far from perfect. A little close up on some detail around the border. Sarge approves of it. Terrifying Busts (giggle) I saw this for […]

It’s All About the Alpha Tryptase- New POTS Research

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Big Medical Words / Uncategorized

Genetics confuses me.  Luckily there are people out there who are much smarter and not confused by such things.  Leave it to the people at the National Institute of Health to make discoveries. An article came out today discussing some new research about the elevated level of tryptase in the blood contributing to many of the dysautonomia symptoms.  Tryptase is a type of protein and the elevations are due to multiple copies of an Alpha Tryptase […]

Sunday Scattergories- Around the World

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The Brain Gym

Happy Sunday people!  I’m sitting on the couch.  The coffee just beeped.  The man is teaching the smaller man to make pancakes.  All happy noises and smells. Tom just delivered me my coffee and I’m zero drinks in when he says this, “Did you hear they sent a submarine down to the Titanic? They were shocked to find out the pool was still filled.” So obviously I’ll need every drop of my coffee today. I’ve been […]

Fun with Funfetti- Donuts

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Cooking with POTS & Pans / Uncategorized

Like there is any other way to spend time with Funfetti… Anyways, thank God for Sally and her baking addiction.  If you aren’t familiar there is a wonderful blog out there called Sally’s Baking Addiction. This morning Carter and I made funfetti donuts.  Daddy is sleeping after working all night so it seemed like a nice quiet activity.  Plus, donuts. These are super simple and easy.  I’m gonna say they are moderately healthy compared to other […]

Humility is Still in Style

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Hockey, the Other Best Medicine

As I’ve mentioned once or twice NHL hockey is back this week.  Yesterday (Wednesday)was the first day of the season. I can’t begin to imagine being a rookie.  Most of these guys were skating before they were walking and most likely grew up in a small arena somewhere living on slush puppies and hockey nets (criss-cut french fries) from the snack bar.  Now, as they take the ice they are basically experiencing their life-long dream.  I […]

Tuesday Things- the Tenth Edition

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Tuesday Things

Late Tuesday Things post this week.  I apologize.  My day was filled up with things.  Tuesday Things probably. Sleep Aid? Ok, so I’ve been taking Costco’s over the counter sleep medication, Sleep Aid.  It’s helped me to really be able to stay asleep after falling asleep, which is great.  Unfortunately my crazy dreams have continued and the medication has caused an interesting side effect.  Twice Tom has woken up to me punching, kicking and slapping […]