There have been some dark times lately…Okay, some very dark times lately.
I keep thinking, why does it seem like there are people who nothing goes right or easy for? Things never arrive on time for us. They never come when we need them. Our cars get a flat tire while we are lost and have no idea how to get home. Our packages get run over by a car and come to us with stuff missing and all jacked up.
When our rides didn’t come as kids we’d have to walk home.,..in the rain. Our family members end up in the hospital more than anyone else. We end up in the hospital more than anyone else. We’re the ones that get the cold only one other person in the office has and it turns into strep. We get the illnesses that no one else can see…the ones that create stigma to overcome not just pain.
It’s like “bad luck” got tattooed on our foreheads when were born.
Sorry for the depressing post. But, I’m trying to actually post things…especially when I write them somewhere else and think to myself “this would make a good blog post”.
Thank you everyone for all the love and support. It means the world to me.
Hello all you wonderful loyal followers!
I know I’ve been missing for a very long time. I’ve found myself in darkness for a while now. I’ve wanted to post so many times, but every time I started a post I just stares at that blinking line…daring me to write something….and my mind would go blank.
I knew I didn’t want to write post after post of the same thing over and over…so…I just didn’t post anything.
I do have some posts planned that I think I should be able to write no problem. You can also look for more art and poetry.
But, I am here and this blog has helped me in ways I’m not willing to give up on. So I’m staying here. I can’t say for certain when you’ll see my next post. But I plan on making it as soon as possible.
My very good friend and fellow blogger Tracy over at Me, My Spoons & I is having a really hard time right now…click the picture below to read about it in her own words…
I’m asking the blogging community to head on over to her blog and give her some love and suppport! After all, that’s what this amazing community is all about! I’m certain that any of you who read her post will find some part of it you can connect to.
So, if you can, take a moment and help someone in a real and tangible way. After all, we don’t get a chance to that every day.
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read and respond!! You’re all the best!
A very good friend of mine and fellow chronic illness blogger, Tracy aka SpoonieMom of Me, My Spoons & I, has just recently opened an Etsy shop!
Called The Spoonique Boutique; she is offering a selection of handmade bath and beauty products, such as bath bombs, body lotions, lip balm, scented candles and more, as well as some really beautiful “spoonie” jewelry.
Now is the perfect time to order gifts for the Holidays! And you will be supporting a fellow chronic illness sufferer.
She is in the process of updating and expanding her product line so right now her entire shop is on sale! See the post below for details…
*Click the above logo to be taken directly to her Etsy Shop.
Originally Posted on Me, My Spoons & I
Most of you probably already know this, but last month I started my Etsy shop in an effort to help contribute financially in my home after reaching the point of being too unwell to work (and somehow too “healthy” to qualify for disability).
Today I’m just spreading the word that I’m currently hosting a sale at my shop in an effort to clear out my current inventory and make room for more. So if you’re interested in helping a quasi disabled spoonie out (lol) just stop on by and look around. Spread the word if you feel up to it.
The terms of the sale are simple. All currently in stock items can be purchased for 50% off with a minimum purchase of $30 or more. Simply use the coupon code SPOONIE50 at checkout! Scented lip balm can be added onto your order for $1 to receive 2 random lip balms from my current selection. And as a way to say thank you, if you place an order you’ll also receive another discount toward your next purchase from the shop!
*Please note that not all fragrances are in stock. If you select a fragrance and its stock runs out before your order is processed, I will contact you regarding substitutions. Thank you! 😊💕
Dear Followers and Readers,
I know I’ve been MIA for quite awhile. Know that I’m here and have quite a list of posts I want to work on! Things have been rather chaotic on the home front, however, and I’ve found it difficult to get the words to paper (so to speak).
Seeing all of you continuing to read and follow my blog gives me joy during this difficult time. I assure you that my blog is far from the “abandoned” place it may seem at first glance.
So here’s a huge thank you to all of you. Especially today, to each and every 100 of you who chose to hit that “follow” button. You came here and decided that my little blog deserved a place in your inbox.
Here’s to you!
Much love and many spoons,
* I really love this post. This is such a difficult topic and is really on the minds of a lot of the world right now. It’s a great post and real look at opiates and chronic pain. Below is a small excerpt with a link at the bottom to the full article.
We Don’t Have A Opioid Epidemic – We Have A Chronic Pain & Illness Epidemic – HELP US don’t HURT US!
PUBLISHED ON September 25, 2016
I’ve been rewriting this blog over and over again, and to be blunt there is no other way to write it, but to get straight to the point – so here I go.
Living with intense and constant chronic pain and illnesses are challenging, to say the least but it’s a way of life every day for myself and millions of people all around the world. Being ill in this way is living with the unknown. Every day is different, and it’s really hard to plan when you have no idea how you will feel when you wake up or actually not knowing whether you will feel ok to live the life that you dream about and love and so it is so very hard not to feel anxious, depressed or even completely lost living with one huge question mark hanging over your life’s existence.There are a million and more constant questions and often no answers.
So to be clear nobody really knows how to deal with chronic pain and illness, and that includes us as the people who have them, the loved ones that surround us and even the doctors trying to treat us. There is no guidebook for chronically lifelong illnesses and no way to answer all the questions that I have previously mentioned before, because every journey is so personal and there are so many illnesses categorised and labeled this way. So you see, when you have these types of illnesses your body is literally fighting against itself. The physical side of it is all throughout your body – you are living in daily pain, fatigue, with aches, food intolerances, medications along with hospital trips, surgeries, treatments, etc. It is, at times, too much to bear leaving us physically, mentally and emotionally devastated.
Read the full post here
Speaking of all things fall (although I admit I use this recipe year round!) I just had to share this amazing recipe from Sophie at My Happy Place…
It’s a single serve apple crisp made in the microwave…I know what you’re thinking…eewww that cannot be good….but I swear, with just a few ingredients, barely any effort and a tiny bit of time you’ll have a warm yummy piece of apple heaven. It’s like magic!! Click the photo above or link below to be one step closer to apple cinnamony goodness…my mouth is watering already!
Find the Recipe Here
Go ahead, click, I know you want to…
P.S. I did adjust how much apple I added to suit my tastes…it’s a very forgiving recipe so don’t be afraid to tweak it to your liking.
I want to send out a huge thank you to each of you who pressed that “like” button! You have brought me to this landmark.
It seems like I’ve only been writing this blog for such a short period of time…but with 500 likes and almost 100 followers!!!! I’m just so honored.
So here’s to all of you and to a day in the future when I’ll hopefully be able to make another of these posts. Each and every one of those likes warms my heart and gives me just a bit more hope. ❤️
Let’s all take a moment to relish in the joys of fall…
Apple picking, corn mazes, pumpkins in every way imaginable, cool autumn breezes, cozy warm cider, the smell of cinnamon, pie baking, time with family and friends, trees painted in the most beautiful colors, and so much more.
What’s your favorite thing about fall?
Share a favorite fall moment…