Friday, February 24, 2012


BYOC - Bring Your Own Crazy! (massively crazier than usual!)

Thanks to Draz we have BYOC!!

Okay - it's Friday - which means it's time for BYOC. Bring Your Own Crazy!

This week I dipped into the family reserves (Draz's 2 daughters and DH Rambo) and asked them what they'd like to ask you guys.

#1 comes from Rambo....

1. If you were going to scratch your ass in public, which cheek would you start with?

Wherever the itch is, I suppose.  My version of this would be: What do you do when your hootch has an itch?!! You know the wiggle, leg kick, hip gyrations you do to make it look like you're not trying to itch.

#2 comes from Watermelon (11 yr. old)

2. If you were a fashion designer, what's the first item of clothing you'd design for yourself and why.

I have to agree with Laura and Draz: Jeans and Bathing suits are the worst thing to shop for.
#3 is from me.

3. Remember last week when I told you to describe yourself in 5 positive words? This week - turn to your family or anyone next to you and ask them to describe you in 5 words and LISTEN to their answers.

DD's words for me are:
awesome (probably needs some $)
patient (boy now I know she needs something)
DS's words for me are:
nice (generic)
good with kids

#4 is a repeat question and I'm only doing 4 questions today since #3 is kinda long-ish.

4. Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.
I've had a tough week in real life as migraines were taking over. But I'm managing and have had so many words of kindness and encouragement (y'all made me cry) that I made it through and honestly, as I drove by the hospice at the end of my street, I thought, I'm still here, this too shall pass.
In blogland my personal blog hasn't been real inspiring BUT I'm following Draz's lead and finding new blogs to follow. I have found Holly and she's truly inspirational. I'm also following Mique at Thirty Handmade Days . She has fabulous crafty ideas for those of you who are so inclined. I've also pinned many new pins on pintrest - check me out
Have a great weekend all!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A New Day

It meant so much to me that some of you took the time to respond to my post. Yesterday was a terrible horrible no good very bad day and your comments really lifted me up.
I am suffering the postdome phase of the migraine - tired, sore and foggy but no pain. Thank goodness.

Here are a couple of pics from our Florida vacation this past week. We stayed t the tradewinds resort in St.Petes.
We went to see Winter the dolphin, ds made sand angels on the beach (goofball!),

 My children had fun playing together!!!!!!
Family dinner on the beach!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Need your positive thoughts

I wish I could tell you all the wonderful things we did on our family vacay to Florida but I'm stuck in the throws of a migraine although the pain isn't too bad, I always feel depressed when I get a migraine - crazy right?!  Tears roll down my cheeks while I type - trying not to cry because of course that makes it worse.
You, my few online peeps, are the only ones who hear this - my sister and I have vowed to put up a united brave front for my parents as they're vacationing in Florida and can't help us, plus their neighbor just died after a horribly quick fight with pancreatic cancer so we're smiley happy people when we talk to them. My sister works, has two little kids (2, and 5), has just been diagnosed with asthma and hasn't been able to workout in months because of it and has gained 10lbs which I know makes her crazy BUT she never complains about it. So I don't complain to her either. My hubby just raved about how his friend had a mastectomy and was sooo strong going through it that I don't complain to him about  how I feel. I want soo badly to be strong but I'm down so I'm shamelessly asking anyone who reads this to send me a few words of strength until I feel better again.
Maybe I'll get to post smiley happy vacation pics tomorrow - Or tonight (positive thinking right?!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Four things Thursday - In pictures.

A quick things Thursday :  My first drink in over 2 months. Delish...

 My vacation reading    -  10 days and counting.
Hockey sugar cookies for my son!
My new nutritional "Bible": guides to vitamins, minerals, illnesses and not one pharmaceutical listed.  My new passion - healthy natural living (when possible)