How I Choose My Books Tag

It’s hard to find a decent book tag out there that doesn’t make me want to cringe. Which is why I am so happy to have found this one! This is a book tag I picked up from Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile and was originally created by Jenn at Thrice Read. Thanks for the creative ideas, ladies!

Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up that book in the first place?

IMG_1396How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. I first found out about this book several months ago when Matt Haig announced on Twitter that it was being adapted into a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. I adored The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive and was waiting for him to write something new. I hadn’t heard anything of the book before, but saw that it (the book) was being released in July. I really wanted it, but recently decided to behave myself and read more books already on my TBR shelves before allowing myself to buy this one when it was released. Imagine my surprise when it showed up on my front porch two days ago. Apparently I had pre-ordered it in April and forgot about it. So much for self-discipline… Continue reading “How I Choose My Books Tag”

Share Your World: July 17, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

What is your favorite cheese? As my husband’s family hails from Wisconsin, we have an entire drawer of our refrigerator devoted solely to cheese. And when I say drawer, I mean the extra drawer in between the French doors of the fridge and the pullout freezer, so it’s as wide as the fridge itself. I do love a nice, sharp, aged Wisconsin cheddar (3 years max preferably; 5 years starts to get a little woooooo.) But I also really like Manchego and BellaVitano. Continue reading “Share Your World: July 17, 2017”

Coping with POTS

I was recently provided with a very well-written article about POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) by a fellow POTSie who sees the same specialist I do. The article was written by the specialist, his nurse, and some of his patients who are in the healthcare field. Please feel free to share the article with friends and family members! 😊

While I enjoyed all aspects of the article, the part that surprised me the most, mainly due to the fact that it was even included, was the section entitled “How Do I Cope Emotionally With POTS?” This section discusses emotions that may be felt by an individual with POTS (or any chronic illness for that matter) and tips about how to cope with these feelings. As an exercise, I stayed up very late last night writing out how I’ve experienced these emotions with relation to my POTS diagnosis and course of illness. It was a very nice catharsis!

All definitions below are from the document cited above. Continue reading “Coping with POTS”

The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

I saw this tag over at Jacquie’s blog, Rattle the Stars, and decided to participate! Thanks for your inspirational post, Jacquie! 🙂 (Like, a month ago, but hey!)

I guess since it’s the middle of July, we are indeed more than halfway through 2017 already. Mind blown. Given that I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve made it a goal to read a lot this year. It’s going pretty well so far, so let’s see what I’ve been reading!


 

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017

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The book moved me beyond what I thought I was capable of feeling. And it truly showed that our Lord still performs miracles. If you have never read this book, you must. I want to read it again! If you read The Diary of Anne Frank as a child or young adult, this is the next step you must take. Continue reading “The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag”

A POTSie Life For Me

Yesterday was a very overwhelming day, but I’m going to try my best to make it somewhat comprehensible.

After six months of waiting (seriously, I scheduled this appointment in January), I finally had my appointment with Dr. Wilson. He’s a neurologist who specializes in POTS and has patients come from all over the country to see him. And now it was finally my turn! Continue reading “A POTSie Life For Me”

Share Your World: July 10, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

How do you like to spend a rainy day? Strangely enough, today is a rare (as of late) rainy day! Which makes me so happy because I honestly prefer rainy days to sunny ones; it’s the migraineur in me. As I don’t work anymore, one day is not any different from the other in terms of what I do with myself. But I’ve always loved to spend rainy days reading, which I have been doing today. As long as it’s not storming, I also love opening the windows in our bedroom just a bit so I can really hear the rain as it drips from the flora outside. Ah, petrichor.

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Happy 10th Birthday, Luna!

You may have some idea from following my blog that my husband and I are crazy cat people. Indeed, we are owned by seven feline companions, at least five of which are related. To learn their specific and individual stories, check out my kitty posts from last summer here and here.

But today is a monumental day in our household, because our oldest kitty, Luna, is celebrating her 10th birthday! Continue reading “Happy 10th Birthday, Luna!”