Friday, January 31, 2014

Fibromyalgia SUCKS

My fibromyalgia is a pain in the ASS. I hate it. I loathe it. I'd give anything to not have this monster of a disorder. I want to be able to get up in the morning and just run! I want to get up, fix my kids a real breakfast (not just cereal, or a breakfast bar) and feel human. I want to not have to rely on my son to comb my youngest child's hair, get her dressed and ready for school, on those iffy days. (there for a long time that was every single day! I have been looking back trying to figure out where I dropped the ball this time and I think it was a number of things. I think it started with this, I used a massage chair. It felt REALLY good, but I think it started my flare. Then, because of the flare, I started eating convenience foods, because it hurt too bad to cook. This led to not having a lot of cash (cost of convenience foods is higher than fresh) which led to a bout of serious depression (more pain, physically and mentally) which led to MORE convenience foods, which led to more pain. THEN to top it off, we had weird weather patterns, which always cause significant pain flares. Throughout it all I tried to continue to go to the gym. I noticed muscle fatigue and started switching things up, less weight, less reps, then I just took some time off. Among all of that, I ran out of my fibro medication. I was losing my shit and fast, at that point. The bottom went and fell out. My dearest, closest friends were noticing. I was moving slower, I was avoiding phone calls, I was extremely bitchy, the brain fog is horrible. All in a matter of 2-3 weeks. Shit hit the FAN. One email to my doctor, explaining I was losing my cool, my meds ran out, pain flare, etc. I am back on track. I have had 3 days now of 6 hours of sleep, not continuous, but still, 6 hours of sleep. I usually sleep 3-4 hours, then get up for a few hours, then sleep for 3-4 more. During this flare time I was averaging 2 each time. That's 4 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. Things will get better. I am still working toward my weight loss goals, eating healthy (yes, it does indeed help!), exercising as I am able, putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you for being there for me and having my back!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Powerocks Media Portable Charger- Review

If you are looking for a way to keep your phone charged while you are out running, playing with the kids, in meetings all day, or even having fun at an amusement park all day, look no further. I had the opportunity to try out this charger and I have to say, it is fabulous! Unfortunately, it did not arrive in time for the holidays, for me to do a holiday review (I can assume because of the UPS delays), but I'm able to present to you, this fabulous device. It is just awesome! It charges my phone quickly and it also works on other usb charged devices like my daughter's tablet and my kindle! If you would like one of your own, please visit Powerocksusa For a limited time you can save 20% by using the code Powerblog20. Thanks for reading!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Get Lost with Powerocksmedia

I wanted to take a minute to share a great product with you all. Powerocks has a great line of portable chargers for all types of electronic devices. This is all that this handy device offers: 1.Charges standard smartphone and other digital devices such as Bluetooth headsets, cameras, GPS, e-readers, and more
2.2800mAh battery capacity provides up to 2 full charges before needing recharging
3.Lightweight & Powerful: Perfect for work, vacation, and every day on-the-go
4.Engineered with smart chip technology to prevent damage or over charging
5.Aluminum housing for durability & safety
6.Fun color assortment for personal style expression
7.Charges as fast as a standard wall charger in an electrical outlet
8.Check power status with a push of button
9.Easy and intuitive use
10.Included carrying pouch

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Graffiti on the Walls....or the Door

When Hope isn't feeling well, her behavior is...well...more challenging than normal. I have a headache to begin with. My tag team partner, her big brother, is down with the stomach bug...so he's no help. Hope grabs the pen and runs off. I ask nicely for her to bring it back, I count to 2, 5 is way too long for this kid. I hear her writing on something. I ask her to stop and show me what she wrote on, she said those famous 3 words "I don't know". You don't know? Show me....the side of the door. Nice. Fortunately for me, because I lease my lovely home, Mr. Magic Eraser takes it off. Did you know sharpie comes off of carpet as well? It does. Future artist or will she be arrested for graffiti? You decide.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Open Adoption

As I was walking out the door today, for an appointment and Starbucks (hey, it's been a while due to budget cuts, I have been waiting for this!), Hope brought me a laminated card. It was the card that Jill had quietly given to me on the day of Hope's placement with us. It has her contact information and has been on our fridge ever since. Hope has been learning to read and recently asked me what it was. I explained to her that when she was given to me, her birthmother (Jill) had wanted to make sure that I could always find her, should I ever need to talk to her, so she gave me her home, work and cell phone numbers, her email and her home address.  (She wasn't supposed to do that, all communication was supposed to be through the adoption agency.  I was grateful for this.) She asked me if she and Bubby (her brother) could text Jill while I was out today.  I said sure and smiled as I walked out the door. At 6, this independent relationship is beginning.  I am confident that as the years go by, Jill will learn of important milestones before I do. The first crush. The first kiss. The firsts of many things that moms aren't usually privvy to. I'm so thankful that Jill is in her life. I'm so blessed to just sit back and watch this unfold. #openadoptionblessings