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Sunday Stealing: The Procrastination Tool

Sunday Stealing: The Procrastination Tool

Greetings, one and all! Time to have some fun! I picked up these lovely questions down South at the McClendon Villa! Originally, however, they were the loot of Sunday Stealing! Check them both out! But as for me… 1. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? This is a tricky one. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012 and in this area of the country, it’s actually quite challenging to find a restaurant that can safely cater to a gluten free…

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When Your Depression Is Invalidated

When Your Depression Is Invalidated

One of the worst feelings you can experience as a chronically ill person is invalidation. It’s not necessarily that others don’t believe you (although that is also a tremendous problem and a discussion for another time), but that they either don’t see or don’t understand how much your illness(es) impact your daily life. Especially when mental health plays a role in your battles. And what makes it even more frustrating? When that invalidation comes from healthcare professionals. When, to their…

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Things We Lost in the Fire

Things We Lost in the Fire

“Things we lost to the flame Things we’ll never see again All that we’ve amassed Sits before us, shattered into ash…” Things We Lost in the Fire (Bastille)   As Esther Smith said in her excellent book, When Chronic Pain and Illness Take Everything Away, “Grief is the process by which we actively release all that we feel, question, and remember at the feet of God and the people He has placed in our lives.” At the end of the second…

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Nocturnal Musings #18: A New Me?

Nocturnal Musings #18: A New Me?

I haven’t done one of these in awhile. My last one was in December, I believe. Even in two short months, my life has changed a great deal. Not for the better, unfortunately. And since I’m having some painsomnia along with my general refusal to sleep at night for the most part anymore, I guess I may as well talk about it to some more sympathetic ears than I’ve been getting the past few days. I lost my job last…

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50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked

50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked

I love fun stuff like this. It’s distracting me from the hell hole that is my life lately. Thanks Dangerously Normal Spoonie for the idea! 1. What’s your favorite candle scent? North Pole from Yankee Candle. 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? Emma Watson 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother? Tom Hiddleston (seriously, he’s only four years older than me.) 4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married? I was 24 when…

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For All That You Have Done

For All That You Have Done

Start humming “Auld Lang Syne.” (Seriously, just work with me here.) “Your grace will never be forgot Your mercy all my life Will be my soul’s forever song My story and my light…” It’s easy for me to sit here and bash 2016 for what a horrendous year it was. I’ve already done a pretty good job of that in my personal journal. I am not yet done grieving the past year and what it did to me. But I…

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Ask A Silly Question…Get an Answer You Don’t Want

Ask A Silly Question…Get an Answer You Don’t Want

Yes, the above photo is real. I took it about two years ago while filling out the questionnaire for our respirator fit tests at work. I thought of it again today when I came across some questions that, while not necessarily odd, certainly made me pause and either shake my head or laugh. And then want to cry. One thing my healthcare system does prior to many appointments is have you fill out a “Pre-Assessment Questionnaire.” Basically it asks you…

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Achievement Unlocked!

Achievement Unlocked!

(Ok, I just want to say that I titled this post and wrote the whole thing before I found that picture! Has anything so perfect ever occurred in this world? I can’t stop laughing!)? But! Today a monumental thing occurred. I left the house!? I know, I know, don’t be jealous. But I only left the house because I had a doctor’s appointment with my amazing PCP. Seriously, love her.

A Therapeutic Thanksgiving: Coming Home

A Therapeutic Thanksgiving: Coming Home

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving here in America. The real, official start of the holiday season. No one can deny it’s too early for Christmas music any longer! After barely managing to drag myself out of bed Wednesday afternoon, David and I headed to my hometown, a four-hour drive away. Having not been there since May, I was very much looking forward to it. Luckily we had good weather and made good time, despite needing to stop at a rest stop…

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Calling All Followers!

Calling All Followers!

Since things have been getting a little dark around here lately, I want to lighten it up. I currently have 124 followers and many more who read my posts on Facebook and Twitter. So, to make things exciting… I want ALL OF YOU to submit a question (or more) you would like to ask me either by commenting on this blog post or on my Facebook posts. They can be off the wall crazy or serious; it doesn’t matter to me….

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