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This week is crazy for me. I have appointments every day but Monday. I am so tired. Yesterday I saw a sleep specialist and have to go back on the 23rd to spend the night so they can test me. I don’t know how that’s going to go because I have to sleep, but I haven’t been sleeping so that’s why I saw them. Poop. Today I saw an allergy specialist and found out I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. Which explains why I get gut wrenching pain when I eat some foods. So I have a list of things I shouldn’t eat:

  • Alder pollen: almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazel nuts, peaches, pears, parsley, strawberry, raspberry
  • Birch pollen: almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, carrots, celery, cherries, chicory,  coriander, fennel, fig, hazel nuts, kiwifruit, nectarines, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers,plums, potatoes, prunes, soy, strawberries, wheat; Potential: walnuts
  • Grass pollen: fig, melons, tomatoes, oranges, celery, peach 
  • Mugwort pollen : carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, peppers, sunflower
  • Ragweed pollen : banana, cantaloupe, cucumber, green pepper, paprika, sunflower seeds/oil, honeydew, watermelon, zucchini, echinacea, artichoke, dandelions, honey (if bees pollinate from wild flowers),hibiscus or chamomile tea
  • Possible cross-reactions (to any of the above): berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc), citrus (oranges, lemons, etc), grapes, mango, figs, peanut, pineapple, pomegranates, watermelon

Yeah that’s lovely. I also talked to him about Fumiko because she too is allergic to apples and pears and other various foods give her stomach aches. He told me it’s very likely she has the same thing going on. Ugh. Why life? Why? So I am to pull all these things from our diet and slowly add stuff back to see which things we react to. If we react to it then we don’t eat it. He said I may have issues with the whole damn list or just certain things. Lucky me, I can already cross a few things off that I know I can’t eat. This is going to be fun. Tomorrow I have a meeting at NARA to deal with my disability stuff. Woo. My body is protesting everything right now. My bones ache, my muscles burn and have shooting pains, my joints are stiff and hurt and the joints around my fingers and wrist are swollen. My brain is out to lunch. I had little and big dots all over my arms earlier from the allergy test. Dude some of those spots itched and burned like a mofo. It was all I could do not to scratch the crap out of them. d= But hey at least I have some answers. Now if only I could get answers on the rest of my body. *sigh*

Next week I have a doctors appointment, then a home visit that afternoon, then therapy the next day, then therapy for Sascha the day after that. So much for my poor body. At least our brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes and spinach and kale are okay. We just have to do more now. xd I’m so grateful my kids like vegetables and will eat them. And chia seeds they like those. Oh and hummus. Om nom nom. Tonight for dinner we shall have buffalo chicken and broccoli. I found a mild buffalo sauce and the kids are all over it. Fumiko wanted me to buy every bottle on the shelf. Thankfully there was only two. I must go now. My arms are beyond screaming at me right now and are threatening to protest me.



That’s all. Since I have nothing to post at this moment because I have photos to edit, and upload and edit and illustrations and labels to make, and reviews to write and swatches and and and. Halp. I shall leave you with a list of things I need to post! I’m sure I’ll forget some. But yeah.

  1. One Hand Washes the Other photos from an order from uh awhile ago.
  2. Products from Hip Apotheca to review.
  3. Products from Wetnwild to review.
  4. Concrete Minerals to swatch.
  5. Dark Heart Designs to swatch.
  6. 3 months worth of birchbox boxes to post about.
  7. Black Rose Minerals to swatch.
  8. My Pretty Zombie to swatch.
  9. Simply Sweet Skin to photograph and post about.
  10. Ingredient Labels for Rosa.
  11. Zombie illustration for Andrea
  12. Brazen Cosmetics lippies to swatch.
  13. Other things I know I’m forgetting. xd

I has a busy. Halp? Sascha goes home in the morning. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. :( I wish we could have done more, gotten more for him. I only got him one book. But between my health, doctor, chiropractor and now acupuncture visits, not enough money, hospital visits, etc, things just didn’t go the way I wanted them to. That’s okay. Next year we shall hopefully have money saved up, hopefully my health will be better(oh please dear universe, please), hopefully my mom will be doing better, hopefully things will just be better. I already miss him and he’s not gone yet. Poop. I keep telling myself it’ll be okay, but I already want to cry. I need to gather up his clothes clean the dirty ones and pack up his suitcase. Homemade tacos and strawberry cupcakes with strawberry puree as topping for dinner. Sascha’s request. Bleh. I’m already teary-eyed just typing this. HALP. It’ll only be a year, it’ll only be a year, then he’ll be home for the summer again, then only one more year and he’ll be home. Boy I love him.


Sascha has been home since the third and it’s been awesome. Kai decided to take a week off while he was home, however this was the only week he was able to take off. Which kind of sucks because we’d planned on going to the zoo and the coast/aquarium while he was off. That won’t be happening this week since his last check went entirely to rent and some groceries. So we’ll have to go on his regular days off after he gets paid next week. With that said it’s been nice to have him home for a week.

My health has decided to freak out recently. I’m not sure if I ended up with food poisoning or if it was just my lyme freaking out. It sure felt like food poisoning. The past week I’ve been getting car sick. I’ve never been car sick in my life. It’s been so bad that I’ve actually had to go in and get sick at Kai’s work. It’s really frustrating and annoying. Today is the first time in about four days that I’ve kept something other than watered down orange juice down.

This morning Kai got a call from his Uncle Terry asking if they could stop by today. So we had to hurry up and shower and get ready. I’ve had to use a shower chair for awhile now because I can’t stand up long enough to actually finish taking a shower. It causes my heart to pretty much go nuts and I get too lightheaded/dizzy. So when I stood up to turn around and turn the water off my left hip and knee went numb and I fell in the shower, again. The whole reason I started using the chair was because I fell from getting dizzy in the shower a couple of times before. This time I really hurt myself. Beyond it being incredibly upsetting and painful it’s embarrassing and I hate this. I’m just so tired of it. The entire left side of my body feels sore and bruised and completely torqued. My left foot up to my knee is half numb and sore. My left wrist hurts so bad it feels broken and my arms muscles have knots and spasms. My right ankle feels badly sprained. I’m just so much more sore after falling and I ran out of gabapentin last night and have no refills. The naproxen that the new dr put me on does nothing for pain, so now I have absolutely nothing. The gabapentin at least helped a little. The naproxen does nothing. It’s supposed to be extra strong aleve which I told her didn’t help me at all. :( She said she wasn’t going to prescribe me narcotics and wanted me to try this. I was living on otc pain pills before I went in, why are they suddenly going to work now?

I’m just tired of whining and complaining at the doctor, to have them not listen to me. I went in for lyme and pain, and neither are being addressed at all. I wanted something to use for pain while Sascha was here so I could try to do as much as possible without hurting too much. That kind of happened. My first doctor gave me 28 vicodin to use at night. However she prescribed me the lowest dose which I have to double to have any relief at all. So I have 5 left. Bleh. I just want to be able to enjoy all of my time with the kids while Sascha is home instead of dealing with pain and migraines and crazy emotions because my body isn’t functioning. It’s hard to enjoy things when your body is screaming with freaking pain.

Kai’s aunt and uncle ended up taking us out to eat at Sushi & Maki and then took the kids to Toys R Us and got Fumiko a cute hello kitty plushie and Sascha got a halo lego kit. I didn’t eat much and I’m glad I didn’t. I got really car sick on the way home and ended up getting sick after his aunt and uncle left. Goodbye yummy spicy tuna roll. :SICK: Fortunately I’ve kept dinner down so far. Though my back has been hurting more and more. Tonight is going to be fun.

Anyways. Between Sascha being home and being sick, I haven’t been able to get much done. Today is the first time I’ve worn makeup in a week. >.< I know there were spelling errors trying to type one handed, but I can’t find them at the moment and my spell check has decided to stop telling me I’ve misspelled words. >.<


He’s coming home on July 3rd! I’m super excited that we get to spend the 4th with him. You better bet your britches that we’re planning a barbecue and fireworks! *squee* So for now I’m posting a few photos of him from his school fair this past week! I miss him so. I can’t wait to see him. It’s been a year. I’m dying to hug him.

Happy post! His step-mom Dianna took these. :d Gosh he’s grown up so much. I know I’ve said it before but he looks so much more teen-like than child-like now. It still blows my mind. He’s coming home July 3rd, he’s coming home July 3rd, HE’S COMING HOME JULY 3RD!


So I’m not sure what Fumiko is on today, but she’s cracked me up all morning so far. I have two comedian kids seriously.

  1. First she came running in our room waking us up screaming “Ahhhh! Monster… get me… rainbow monster… HELP MOMMY HELP!… Oh it just Sushi. BAD SUSHI! BAD NO TACK MIKO!”
  2. She has a giant pink and blue plastic lipstick that came in a play purse she got when she was younger, she grabbed it and says “oh no no no, this won’t do.” She opens my lippie drawer and puts her giant lipstick in and says “uh there mommy. my lipstick put away. DON’T TOUCH! MY LIPSTICK!” Then she opens the drawer puts her lipstick on, puts it back and says “no touch mommy, no touch…. good mommy”. LOL
  3. And just now I snapped the following picture of her watching Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends for the first time ever. I was putting it on and told her this used to be Brother’s favorite cartoon show. Her response was “no I non’t like monsters!” and she huffed and sighed. lol Anyways. After a few minutes of watching it I glanced over and she was glued to it with mouth wide open. lol

I love her. lol She’s just as goofy as Sascha. :d See that bruise on her face, it’s actually a lot better. That’s what happens when you run down the hallway after the cat and run into the corner of the kitchen doorway. X.X


I just got off the phone with Sascha. I miss him terribly. But it was funny. He kept saying “I love you” and finally he says “the reason I keep saying I love you is cause… ” and I jump in and say “Because you miss me?!” and he says “Well yes, but also because I’m hungry.” So I say “So you love me because you’re hungry?” And he says “But I do actually love you, just so you know”. LOL I love him.

This is the same child who once asked a pizza delivery guy if he was a stalker and when I asked him why he says “Because he looks like he likes murdering people.” This prompted the delivery guy to quickly leave. hahaha He and Fumi have amazing imaginations, or I suppose see things very different. I love them both. I miss Sascha, it’s been a very long year. I’m glad he’s happy and doing well with his Dad and Step mom though. But I still miss him and can’t wait for him to come home.


So I filled up the tub with some bubbles and warm water for Fumiko to play in, ran down stairs to get a couple of batteries and came back up to find my phone had been dumped in the bathtub. t.t I frantically scooped it up pulled the battery out, dried it off with a towel, grabbed my hair dryer and set it on cool. It is now sitting in a lovely bed of uncooked rice.

Dear universe, please, please, please for the love of all that is holy let my phone work again. :(

On a related note. I received this lovely in the mail today shortly before my phone took the plunge. Who knew a bath fizzy could make the world okay for a few minutes? Let me tell you, as soon as Fumiko fell asleep for her nap I was in the tub enjoying this baby.


So I realized Sushi was a little strange the first time she tried to steal Fumiko’s peach slices. Since then she’s eaten/licked apples, oranges, berries, yogurt and oatmeal. Fumiko frequently shares her fruit and yogurt with sushi and today I found her eating the last of my oatmeal. -.- Bad cat.

She’s only around 6 months old. I’ll be glad when she’s older. Right now she uses us all as a teething toys. She’s really energetic and feisty. She doesn’t know when to stop or how to bite gently and her teeth are like little razor blades! I do think though that once we get her spayed she might settle down a little bit, but I think mostly she needs to just get a little older and she’ll chill out. I keep reminding myself she’s not even a year old yet, give it time. Though I say that about Fumiko all the time. haha I just hope when we get Sushi spayed that she doesn’t end up getting fat and lazy like a lot of cats do. Otherwise I’ll be looking up diet stuff to reduce belly fat for her instead of me. haha :p

She is also just as bad as Fumiko as she’ll follow me wherever I go. When I go to the bathroom, she follows me and uses her litter box. If I use the front bathroom she’ll sit outside the door and meow or scratch at it. When I take a bath or shower she goes in with me and sits on the side of the bath tub. While in the kitchen I have to watch them both carefully, if I don’t they’re both on the counter watching me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve turned around to see both Fumiko and Sushi sitting on the counter watching me. I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to shoo them both out of the kitchen so they don’t try to get on the counter. I think Sushi thinks she’s human, not cat. She sure acts that way. They’re both bad at being my shadow and I constantly trip over them. It’s become really common to also say “If it’s not Fumiko making a mess or breaking something, then it’s Sushi, or both!” AHHHH! They’ll grow up and all will be well. Right?



I think I must have the flu or something. For the past two days my entire body has been in pain and stiff. My back and neck hurt so bad and I’ve been having this terrible ache around the areas on my spine that I fractured years ago. To top it off my chest has been hurting and both of my ears ache so bad it’s not funny. Ugh.

Fumiko has spent the last couple of days mostly with my mom. She’s been back and forth between our room and downstairs. Some how she found an old Samsung phone that I used to have. Which she’s been playing with and using as a phone. It’s quite funny seeing her talk to Daddy and other people. She’s even had conversations with “Shasha”. We all miss him. She’s been telling me more and more that she is sad and misses Sascha. :(


Hooray it’s December! Lots of birthdays incoming. Also holy cow, I’m still getting over being sick. I got sick during my last period. I just started my next. I’d like to be well already please. Thanks. Fumiko is still also getting over whatever the heck this was. We’re both still congested and kind of icky feeling. I have 4 reviews to get up. I shall be doing that this week. One is from quite awhile ago that I actually somehow completely forgot about. :frust: Oops.

Sushi is getting bigger. She’s losing her baby fuzz and getting real cat hair. It’s pretty cute. She has this layer of see through fuzz and then her new fur which is laying down. She’s also looking less kittenish and more catlike. My moms laptop appears to also be dying. Ugh. The screen has been freaking out for about a year now and recently the mouse started… not really working. To the point where she has to take the battery out to get it to work. It’s too bad that it’s so old the laptop insurance she got with it is well long gone and useless. Oh well she still has her desktop computer. It’s just not as convenient.


So Kharizma and I went shopping today for Thanksgiving. Apparently the rest of Oregon did as well. The store was packed. The mall was even packed. We got almost all of our shopping done at one store. However I had to go out to New Seasons to get the stuffing mix. They didn’t have it though. Which really sucks. I’ve used the same stuffing mix for a couple of years now. Oh well. I’ll just have to do my own. We got stuff for the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pies. Nom nom. Can’t wait. Kharizma might go out with her mom for Black Friday. Eek. Good luck to them. haha

I got to talk to Sascha a couple of times today. He’s doing well. David also called to let me know how he was doing in school. He only got 1 C on his report card mostly B’s and some A’s. So he’s doing really well. Hooray!


I forgot how sharp kitten claws and teeth were… Holy cow. We’ve had Sushi for 4ish days now. She’s such a sweetie pie. Until she wants to play. Then she eats you alive. Sascha is gonna love her to death. She looks a lot like Blue did. But she’s sweeter. She doesn’t even run from Fumiko at all. She’ll let Fumi poke her and pet her and pull on her and doesn’t do anything but meow to let her know she wants her to stop. Most cats would run for their life. haha She likes to sit on my shoulder like a bird too. Which is something Blue used to do. She likes water too.

After her flea bath in lemon juice and chamomile soap. Worked like a charm! Haven’t seen any more fleas!

I have a couple of reviews to do and one to write, but my period is currently kicking my ass and then some. I was hoping yesterday would be the worst of it. But it appears that it wasn’t. Oh well. Here’s to lots of water today. It’s time to look up some of those Orlando vacation packages! I wish I could go to Florida just for the sunsets and then come home. They’re so pretty there.


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