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What a day! And Me part 2….

Wow- my mind just went blank. Like totally blank…. I thought I had all of these things to post. Now… nada! Lyme Brain!

So here’s a little copy and paste magic, from Oscraps, Daily Ooo’s 😀

My kids are just the BEST!!! For some reason, they were up early and while I was in the shower, they let the dogs out, cleaned up the living room, got their meds started, fed the animals and made me coffee and breakfast! Is that not totally wonderful!!!??
I want to shout how much I love them!

Today we are going to my mom’s for a two day garage sale. Hopefully we unload a lot of stuff and I’d love to make a few $$ too. The kids have their own tables and the money they make is their souvenir money for Mexico. Mine is going to a haircut and is any is left over, also for the trip. Plus I am selling the “Lyme in the Coconut” products so hopefully I’ll get some faery-wings.com traffic as well.
I already sold 6 bottles- which mean I already have $6 to donate to Lyme research. Yay!

And I did my new habit yesterday- I worked my butt off getting ready for the garage sale we are doing today and tomorrow. After I got out of the shower and before I started dinner, I decided to put my feet up and read for 10 minutes. The kids came in to ask me stuff and I said to them, I am taking a 10 minute break and I’ll talk to you when I am done. And guess what?? The world did *not* stop!!!

Have a great day everyone!


Day One for ME!

I think this habit is going to be good for me- more of a change in attitude than anything. I made time for some things I had wanted to do. Just a few minutes each- but they made a difference in my day. First, I called my college room mate, whom I had not talked to in months. I called her while I was at work. Sure it slowed me down a few minutes, but in the long run, it was so nice to hear her voice, it was well worth “running late.”

Then I read a book for a few minutes before I had to pick Cait up from a friend’s house. I could have run around for the 10 minutes but decided to rest instead. I am reading Pamela Weintraub’s Cure Unknown. It is eerie reading it- like someone has been looking into my life 😀 But it is also frustrating to see how long this divisiveness in the Lyme Community has been going on.

Anyway, it was a good feeling that I was taking care of myself. I always take care of others first, so this was a welcome change.

Starting my new Challenge- finally! Day One

After totally blowing off my attempts at 10 minutes to myself, I have decided to revise my challenge to doing something, anything, fro myself. It doesn’t have to be “alone” time, but it could be reading a book, doing a manicure while watching tv with the family, whatever. Something simple that I enjoy and that I am doing because I want to or because it is good for me to do.

I am starting today, so I will check back in later on to let you know how I did!

New habits Part 2

Just a quick post from me today- we are off to the museum. I hope I can keep up with my parents. How sad that I might walk slower than the old senior citizens hahahaha! Tomorrow, Kat (see her blog in my blogroll) is starting a new 21 day challenge. My new habit is going to be Ten Minutes of Me Time! Think I can do it? I am not sure if I can. This one is goign to be way harder than the exercise habits- which, BTW, is still going strong!

Habits and pets and Insanity, Oh my!

Oh my goodness, please let this summer slow down if only to give me a chance to catch my breath. I hate to say it- the date is scaring the shit out of me! All last month, I was counting down the days until the kids got out of school, so maybe I would have some time to take it a bit easier. Not happening.

July has flown past me and I can only hope that August calms down a LOT! It really needs to or I am not going to feel rested and relaxed before the school year begins again. And then- insanity will rise again I try to get readjusted to the grind of school, homework, projects and so on.

I think that my next habit is going to have to be similar to Kat’s- to take time for myself. It I don’t, I may juts explode. Literally. And I am sure that won’t be a pretty sight LOL

Scarlett is doing ok- the vet said at her re-check this morning that she may stay the same as she is now, or she may continue to progress. No way of knowing. But she can now be “released” from her bathroom jail and is now allowed some more freedom to raom about in our bedroom. She is so excited about this change of scenery that she has hidden under my bed for the entire day! AHHH!

Harley has new meds for her eye and we will need to be in contact with a specialist through our own vet on other options we can try. If there are any….

My habits are good- last two days I have been keeping up with them well. My mom told me she thought that my “arms looked skinny.” Maybe they are actually looking a bit toned? Yeah, let’s go with that LOL

other than that, we are starting to get moving along slowly with Gary’s disability. All I can say is how much Lyme disease really sucks, and how it can take so much out a person’s life. But we also refuse to let it get the best of us. At moments, sure thing, it just rips each of us apart, physically and mentally and emotionally. But we always have to remember to keep strong, pull ourselves back together and fight onwards. A few days ago, I was herxing and I had my O-Fam yelling with me, Die Lyme DIE!!!! Nothing like a violent Faery screaming to kill those spirochetes!!! Buhahahah!

So that’s it- same old same old. But the sun is shining, I have a great family/extended family/O-Family/great friends.

I am blessed.

Scarlett Update and Catching Up

WE are very relieved at our house at the moment, Scarlett is showing small improvements every day. She is getting some more use and strength in her head and upper body. This morning, she even sat , with her front paws straight up! It is very exciting. If she continues to make progress like this, we think she may just pull through ok.

She has been eating great and is now cleaning herself, and purrs just about every time we see her.She even gets a little pissy meow going when we leave her alone in the bathroom! That’s my girl! smile_regular

She goes back to see our vet on Friday with Harley. Harley’s eye on the other hand….sheesh- it is not looking so good. She is still very watery and squinty. I am more worried about her treatment in some ways than I am about Scarlett!

Catching up on my 21 day Challenge: Sat: Did acv, sit ups and something with my arms- can’t remember what. Sunday- did the same thing- for my arms, I did bicep curls.

I am so proud of my friend Cat! She is starting a 21 Day Challenge to try to learn PhotoShop CS2. Go over to her blog and help Cheer her on! Kitty Cat’s Litter Tray

So there ya have it! Sally, you have spread your cheer and good energy al over!

If anyne is interested in following along and starting their own 21 Day Challenge, you can read about it on Sally’s Blog: Sally’s Ponderings

Missed all of My Habits, but I have an Excuse.

I didn’t do a damn thing yesterday- first time I missed everything since Sally’s Challenge started. But I have an excuse and it is way more – impressive- shall we say, then the dog ate my HW? God, I wish it was that simple. To put it plainly I had a day from Hell. Yes, I claim many of my days to be from Hell, but I guess they could be more aptly described as Purgatory if you go for that theory. This one- definitely some level of Hell.

It started out with me getting up, feeling pretty good. My mom and I had plans to go to the Palisades Mall to look fo good bargains for when we go on vacation. Fun! Honestly, I am not a Mall person, but it was for a good cause. I was only bringing Cait, so I wouldn’t even have to hear the sibling bickering.

Of course the first glitch happened early on. Gary was supposed to take Harley in to the vet’s for her second grid keratotomy- scraping of her cornea since the ulcer is not healing. He is still so sick, and I had sort of had expected it, so I just revved up my morning routine. As I started down the basement stairs to scoop the litter box, our cat Scarlett is lying limply on the top step. As she gets startled, she tried to go down the stairs only to tumble right off them. Yup, I knew this was a bad thing- Finished up getting dressed, while Gary called the vet to say we were bringing both babies in together. I needed help, so I brought Scott with me. I was expecting the worst so I tried to prepare him that we might need to make a decision about her. I told him how strong he was and how much I admire him and his compassion.

Harley’s eye procedure went well- the rest is now up to her ability to heal. I honestly do not know what the next step might be.

Scarlett, on the other hand- is very much touch and go. They suspect that she had a stroke. There is no way of “officially” knowing this without a CAT scan and that would run us about $1500- just for the test. They kept her there for the day and we brought her home last night. Her head and shoulders seems strong and have coordinated movement. From the shoulders down is another story. She isn’t paralyzed, but is very “floppy” for lack of a better word. She cannot put any weight on her hind legs, has no bladder control, can’t stand, and so on. She is on meds and we need to check in today with the vet for an update. We need to give her a few days to see if the meds help. From there, we need to look for improvement, or make a “quality of life decision.” That just sucks all around. With Ziggy, it was an easy (ha ha.) decision- as there was no quality of life. There was no decision. Right now- she has very little quality of life, but hopefully that will improve.


This is my baby girl- She is named after Scarlett O Hara, my favorite heroine.You can see from the picture she is a tough chick- but can be sweet as “sugah” when she wants something. We rescued her in 1995 right after we brought in a male feral gray tabby, who had a little “mustache”.” Can you guess what we named them both? You got it, he was Rhett Bulter. Rhett has since passed on, but I am not ready for Scarlett to do the same.

On a “positive note” (I swear- I’ll grab onto anything to call positive at this point!), I did get exercise at the mall yesterday. Cait needed to bring the wheelchair since her legs are still not super-strong enough to do a lot of walking. So pushing her around in that thing – well that has to count for something, right?? smile_regular