Dear Followers and Readers,

Thank You! 

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,



Sharing – We Don’t Have A Opioid Epidemic – We Have A Chronic Pain & Illness Epidemic – HELP US don’t HURT US! 

* 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

Recipe – For the Love of Apples

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.

A Big Thank You!

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. ❤️

~ Kahlan222

Welcome Fall

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…


The Case of the Missing Blogger

I’m clearing off some of the cobwebs and trying to tidy up a bit. Especially for those of you who have been clicking that follow button even tho the tubleweeds are the only thing to see! 

To briefly update everyone…I’m still in the process of trying to find a balance with the medication Gabapentin that my doctor put me on almost two months ago. When I was on the highest dose, my brain was so gloopy I couldn’t form coherent thoughts, let alone an actual blog post! It also caused a massive increase in the frequency and severity of my migraines as well as making my depression worse! 

So…pretty much a failed test. I’m still on it, but have tapered back. Which has it’s own set of drawbacks. Things on the home front have been extra difficult as well.

Needless to say I looked at the WordPress icon on my phone many times…sometimes I cringed and others felt sadness. 

Dispite everything I still have a lot I want to do with this blog. But for now I have to focus on finding some kind of tenuous balance in my body. I’m still planning on posting as much as I can, which should be more regularly as time goes on.

I really want to personally thank each and every one of you who’ve been hanging on with me while I’m on this journey. I hope we can all continue to walk this path and support each other.

That’s all for now! 

Poem – The Window of Life

Have you ever seen your life flash before your eyes?

What did you see?

I sit and stare fixedly out a window, an ordinary, unremarkable window and I see people moving boxes. Carrying these boxes full of “stuff”, out onto the curb.

As stare at this sight, the view through the window changes…instead of just the unmarked brown boxes I see them taking out the things I cherished as a child, stuffed animals I cuddled with in bed at night, books I had read and loved, toys that had been played with on the floor of my room.

As stare out this window, now full of all my memories, the people carring boxes fade and I see directly back into my childhood. As if watching a movie of my past.

I stand looking…frozen and I feel a tear roll down my cheek. But, when I lick my lips I don’t taste the salty tear I had felt. My hands reach for my face and I can feel no wetness.

It was then I realized, looking out at my life, that I have forgotten how to cry. My tears left with all those “things” being taken out to the curb.

I stand and look, unable to move or tear my eyes away from the scenes before me.

Then a darkness falls across my view and as the image before me returns so do the people carrying their boxes, my boxes.

I’m finally able to turn away. Unable now to keep my eyes on the scene below. Now, with the window gone from view I think, “The past is the past”. But deep inside my heart the window to my memories remains open.

There, my tears fall freely. There, I have not forgotten how to cry.

But outside, in the world, the past is the past and the window is closed.

For now.

– Written by Kahlan222 (around 8th grade)

Sharing – Meet and Greet: 8/27/16 by DREAM BIG DREAM OFTEN

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!!

*A note from Me: I thought I’d give this a try to see if we could all gain some exposure and spread the word about our blogs!

Ok so here are the rules:

Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.

Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!

Edit your reblog post and add tags.

Feel free to leave your link multiple times! It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want. It is up to you!

Share this post on social media. Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet and Greet your tails off!

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