Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

YUCK! Up and Out.

As we start to move passed the urgency and main news of the medical side of things I will give you a quick update and any general overall concerns with it.  I have almost reached the point of being completely and 100% pain free 100% of the time and have adjusted to this new diet…

Morphine Rambles

Let me take you back to something that I wrote while laying in the hospital bed waiting for my gallbladder to be removed.  I was connected to a Morphine drip in order to dull the pain and news that the  doctors were unsure if I could make it to surgery in time before my gallbladder…

Liver Drowning: Empty Bottles

A lot has changed in the past eight months.  So much in fact you can almost say that I am not the same bubbly, easy going person that I once was.  Instead I am now facing my own mortality, depression, huge life changes, and uncertainties in my family life.  It amazes me that in a…

First Snow Fall

It has been a while, this I know, but I found myself in a place of darkness and eagerness to rant.  Instead of going off on things and strongly stating my opinions on irritations, I decided to take a step back, allowing my mind to settle. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season and vacation time.  I…

Germ Free Workouts

Today I went to the doctors.  I waited an hour and fifteen minutes in the waiting room and then another 10 minutes in the room before the doctor saw me.  Once she entered she checked my blood pressure, my heart rate, my O2 levels, and made me take many deep breaths followed by listening to…

Burning Hot Buffalos

There is no better way to put this, but to sum it up plainly – I have the case of the Mondays.  Usually Monday doesn’t bother me, but I have been on summer vacation the past 3 months.  On break we did not always plan our days, we would rise when the sun called us…

In the Key of Laughter

Sometimes your insecurities can be overwhelming. I have a range  of laughter between giggling to roaring depending on level of nervousness, shyness, or embarrassment.  Most people are confused by this but I rather laugh it off than be consumed by it.  I have a lot of self doubts that I try to bury behind a…

Milk Moustache

Today I was standing in line behind an obese woman who looked as if she was too busy to care for herself.  I will accept the too busy to care for yourself part. I have had days where I am overly distracted by my kids that I forget that I need attention too.  My issue is…