Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

I'm taking it easy today, trying not to upset the "eye of the migraine" that I'm in right now. If I don't move too quickly, it's not too bad.

I think I'd better get my act together and find a new doctor and talk to her about the new meds available. Most of the time I can deal with the headache part, it's the temporary blindness that comes first that is such a nuisance, especially when it rears it's ugly head just as I am supposed to get in the car and drive my boys to school. I wonder if the new meds are for the blindess part or only the headache part? When I think about it out loud, I guess it doesn't make sense that it would eliminate the blindness part because you don't know you need to take migraine medicine until you go blind in the first place...I guess I'll stick to my routine of two excedrine migraine, a super strong cup of coffee and a bag of frozen peas on the back of my neck.

I guess the upside to all of this is that I've found time to be here writing. Truthfully, I could eek out time almost every day to be here but often I just don't have anything that worthy to talk about. I'm envious of people who not only find time to blog every day but also have something of substance to write about. Let's face it, there are PLENTY of people out there who blog every day and talk about things like how their dog peed on the carpet again today or how they can no longer find their favorite brand of something at the grocery. Possibly of interest to some people who know them personally, but not so much interesting to me. I've been spending a lot of time lately searching for blogs to follow, people who's writing or art or lives I find fascinating, and I've had to wade through a lot of meatloaf recipes and pictures of babies and dogs to find merely a handful that appeal to me.

I also love to see all the different ways people choose to design their blog page. I've been changing mine like crazy lately, mostly because I'm just learning about all the things you can add and use to fancy it up. I wish I knew how to design something really great. Some blogs have so much going on all over that I find it distracting, especially when they flash at me. I'm always afraid if I look at it too long it will somehow trigger another migraine! And I can't read any blog that has a black background because my laptop is kinda broken and has all these annoying liney things all over the screen when it's black. We've tried to fix it but can't.

So, I have to apologize for having a "blog of no substance at all" today, but I was feeling so guilty about not posting since Feb 11, I had to write something! I promise my next blog will have you riveted to your chair and leave you captivated by my witty narrative. Ok, maybe that's a bit too much to promise, but I promise to not write about dog pee or meatloaf!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Good to be Loved

I have had such a great birthday! I have the best family and such lovely friends. Thank you to all for the wonderful gifts, the lunches out (I'm still laughing my butt off, btw!). And thank you to "John" in Alexandria, VA who bought a bag from my shop. He probably didn't even realize that he too was giving me a birthday gift!

Here's a picture of the cake Steve & Evan baked for me. Evan says he did most of the work, including spraying the pans, which must have been the hardest part based on the serious tone he took during that part of the story. It's so YUMMY!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Birthday Bag

Happy Birthday to me!

To celebrate, I've put a new bag in my Etsy shop. She's very cute and very spring-like. So perfect for today where it's going to be a whopping 58 degrees outside!! I can't think of a more appropriate gift for a sunshine and warmth-loving girl like me!