Hello Blogland!!! Everyone having a fabulous weekend???? Long time no post!! I’ve been in technology purgatory the last few days. I got a new computer and it’s giving me a FIT!! My CAD (engineering program) won’t load and I’m having to re-set everything back up. I’m so aggravated by then end of the day the last thing I want to do is putz with the computer. AND if that wasn’t enough—my camera went nutso and I lost pictures. I had to get a new memory card. My next camera will definitely be wi-fi!!!
I spent my time making stuff and collecting together the fixin’s for my collab project with Clare. Sometimes it’s good to back away from the technology I guess!!
Here’s a picture of the hubster I took while he was sick. He’s much better now!!! Yes, he’s wearing a hoodie inside. His head was cold!!!! Calliekins was his constant companion. She is Daddy’s girl!!!
I may have mentioned that I am easing my way into being vegan. Took the final step off the cliff this weekend!!! I’m not doing it so much for weight-loss, although that is cool, but to improve my health. I’m sick and tire of being sick and tired!!!
I have what I refer to as the “Trifecta of Suck”. I’ve been a controlled diabetic for 15 years (no complications thank God!!) About 8 1/2 years ago my health just went down the tubes. Sick constantly. In late 2005 I was diagnosed with Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus-which is essentially chronic non-infectious mononucleosis. Plays havoc with my immune system (I now catch EVERYTHING) and leaves me exhausted. PLUS, as a festive parting gift, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia-which I responded to no medicines for.
Honestly speaking–a good day I feel like I’m coming down with the flu. Best description is I feel like a ran a marathon in 100 degree heat with 100% humidity carrying a 100 lb back pack while being beaten with a 2×4. Somedays it hurts to take a shower. It is what it is and I’ve learned to adapt my life. I break everything down into small tasks that I can accomplish and the rest. But it still puts a big ole damper on things.
I’ve been following a blog called The Painting Queen. Crystal is married to a fellow I went to high school with. We met at one of his band gigs a few years ago and hit it off. She has been through a very similar health crisis the last couple of years. Starting in November 2011, she became vegan and completely turned her life around. She spends a great deal of time researching nutrition and such and started a new blog “The Queen’s Table” where she shares her story and encourages others. I can highly recommend you check her out!!! (I link because I love)
Reading her blog, and the information she shares, has convinced me that this is the way to go. Farewell pasta and cheese!!! I actually am not too crazy about meat and love veggies and fruits. The hubster is going to be drug along somewhat. I’ll just fix him some meat.
I have a juicer I’ve been using and I LOVE green smoothies!! I took my morning smoothie with me to work on Friday. A co-worker commented it looked like I was drinking a milkshake made out of the stuff in his fishtank filter! I let the hubster taste some and he said he’ll drink it if he doesn’t have to know what is in it!! I’ll be sharing some recipes I come up with as I travel down this road.
My outfit today was inspired by a post by the amazing Sacramento introducing us to Seapunk Fashion!!! According to Sacramento- Seapunk fashion is characterised by heavy use of the color turquoise, nautically themed articles of clothing, mirrored circle sunglasses and anything that glows blue.
I pulled out a newly thrifted skirt that looked rather aquatic and paired it with my teal sweater, black boots, and octopus pendant.
I’m going to be linking up with the marvelous ladies at Patti’s for Visible Monday! Check us out–we are far cooler than anything you’ll see in a fashion magazine!! YAY–Downton Abbey is back!!! Gotta go fix the Carrot/Leek/Coconut/Cashew soup recipe I found on Crystal’s blog so I’ll be ready to gawk at all the stunning clothes! TTFNTamera