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Miss sicky pants!

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First Happy Friday the 13th! Second, Fumiko got sick at her dads last Saturday and when she came home Sunday she had a fever and a sore throat. d= I ran to the store and got some OTC fever and cough medicine and started giving it to her. Her fever hovered between 100 and 101 for most of the week. Monday I kept her home because she was just too ill to go to school. Tuesday she looked better so she went back to school. Thursday after school she looked worn out and tired. She had dark circles under her eyes which she often gets when she’s sick, but these were worse than usual.

When we got home I gave her her ADHD medication and a dose of the fever/cough medicine then I called NARA to see if I could get her in that day or Friday and our doctor had nothing available nor did anyone else. So I checked her temperature and it was over 103. I think it was 103.2. It was too high. She was freezing under a blanket on the couch. I got her shoes on her and put her robe on her, got her bottle of tea(the only thing she’d been willing to drink all week and barely that), got my moms kindle and we went to the ER. They got us right into a triage room and started getting her info. Then the nurse took her temperature and she told me it was over 104. t.t It only took us maybe 10 minutes to get to the ER. So they took her straight into a room.

After a couple of minutes a nurse came in and put a cool wet cloth over her forehead and I turned cartoons on for her. The doctor came in not long after and looked at her throat. He said she had a bad case of strep throat. He said “I’m not even going to bother doing a culture, she has big white spots on the back of her throat, she has strep and it looks bad”. So he prescribed her amoxicillin. The nurse gave her some fluids and a dose of motrin/tylenlol and a popsicle. I was told to give her the amoxicillin three times a day for ten days and to get some motrin and tylenol to give her. So home we went. I dropped her off and went to get her Rx and the tylenol/motrin. I have been sick all week and not feeling well and this morning I woke up with a sore throat. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Sascha was coughing all night long and I was afraid I was going to have to take him to the ER. Luckily he doesn’t have a store throat just feels nauseated and has a slight fever. Here’s to hoping he and I don’t get it.

Fumiko is doing better today. Her fever is going up and down between 99 and 100 but that is a whole lot better than 104. Her throat still hurts and she doesn’t feel good but she’s drinking and eating a little more and doesn’t look so pale and ill. I am tired and I want to sleep for a week. But instead I made dinner and am doing laundry. And later I have more pictures to take. Always more pictures!

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Luna

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Life post #I’m not really sure

Life has been so strange and hectic lately. I got approved for the Act team at NARA so I have been talking to a couple of really nice ladies. Fortunately one of them I saw a lot at NARA Youth and Family Services from taking Sascha and Fumiko to therapy so it was much easier meeting with her. Both of the kids have been recently diagnosed with ADHD on top of their Autism. They are now on a low dose of Methylin. I know that medications have many side effects and I have looked into them, but for right now, for my family, this is what is right. Will they be on them for forever? I don’t know. All I know is that they are both doing better since being on it and they aren’t acting like zombies or having side effects. It’s been two weeks now and they are doing better. I will hopefully be getting help with my credit and housing because of the Act team. Hopefully they have avenues I don’t have access to. Things are moving in the right direction. It’s been busy but good. My migraines are getting bad though and the medication my doctor put me on for it makes me horribly ill. t.t Fumiko got sick at her dads this last weekend and in turn Sascha and I got sick. I am still sick and bleh. Tomorrow the kiddoes go in to see Mary to see how they are doing on their meds and I will hopefully meet with someone from Act about my credit. I am so tired and my head is killing me right now. I am getting caught up on swatches. I have a lot to photograph and it’s taking time. I am still getting use to this camera but I have one company almost done and then I can start on the next. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can actually get some swatches up. I will be getting a review up in the next couple of days for my current glasses! They are from Firmoo and awesome! ^.^ Also I talked to a lady today from Act and she wants me to do a sleep study thing to see what is going on with my insomnia and she thinks I should go on Abilify. She’s got to look into it. I can’t take anything that works with Serotonin because of the Serotonin Syndrome I had a few years ago. >.< Now I shall go be nauseated and miserable. XD I hope everyone else is doing well and not sick.

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Good News Friends!

Super fantastic news! I will be getting a camera soon! A friend of a friend is giving me their old Canon DSLR so I should have it in a couple of weeks! *stops freaking out* Seriously I am beyond amazed and so thankful. &LT;3 So thankful!

Also I am finally getting to Chemawa in the morning. Leaving at 6:30am!

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Update to a personal note

EDIT: I got an email back from Ritz Camera. They told me to replace my camera body. t.t I tried fixing it but it still doesn’t work.

Thank you to everyone who sent positive thoughts and prayers and whatever else. The manager decided to give us a $75 fee as long as we pay it today. I went to DHS yesterday and the person I met with said she would have my benefits on the card today. If it wasn’t on by 12pm to call her. It’s still not on. I called and left a message. I am getting ready to go in. I have to have it today.

Also I have to go to a workshop tomorrow for TANF. And then Friday I can finally go to Chemawa to get this tooth pulled. Now the infection has spread to a tooth above it and it hurts like a bitch. I’ve been taking massive amounts of Ibuprofen to try to keep the pain down a little. My right eye is all blurry and has a lot of pressure on it. Cannot wait until Friday. And my camera broke on Monday while I was taking photos of Fumiko’s birthday party. I am going to try to fix it today but I don’t know if it will work. t.t

So I just got back from DHS. They didn’t transfer my account to Milwaukie until this morning. So the money won’t be on the card until tomorrow morning. She gave me a letter to give to the manager. *sigh* I am so tired. I don’t even know what to do anymore. Also thank you to the two people who sent me money on paypal. That was so kind of you and I really appreciate it. It will be going to the $75 fee we have to pay. Thank you so much.

I am going to try to fix my camera now. Wish me luck.

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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A very personal post

Some of you may know that because of circumstances that happened last year the kiddos and I are on TANF. I get $506 a month in money. $500 of that goes to our rent which leaves us in $6 cash. It goes onto my EBT card on the 1st of the month and our SNAP(food) portion goes on it on the 3rd. We share a two bedroom apartment with my mom. The kiddos and I have one room and my mom has the other. Well Saturday we went to get rent money and there was nothing on my card. We rushed home and checked online and nothing. This morning(Monday) I dropped Fumiko off at school at 8am and went to DHS. I found out that my TANF ended in December. I had no letters no phone calls, but in December I received my renewal application for SNAP. So the DHS worker spends about 30 minutes trying to figure out what happened. It turns out that they had my home address listed as our current address, but the mailing address was our old POBOX. I also found out that in May when my DHS worker in Oregon City told me she sent my case to the Milwaukie office where we moved to. She told me she updated my address and everything was fine. It turns out she never sent my case to Milwaukie. >.< And when she updated my address she didn't update the mailing address. So there was nothing they could do about it. But because it was closed I could re-apply at the Mikwaukie office where I was. So I quickly filled it out and handed it back in. Waited an hour for an appointment and they couldn't get me in today. So I have an appointment for 9am. My mom talked to the manager and he told her if we don't have rent in by tomorrow that we will get a 72 hour notice. I have no idea if they'll be able to reinstate it tomorrow. It may take a couple of days. They even said while I was there that it was their fault the application renewal was sent to another address. I asked why they sent my SNAP paperwork to the correct address but sent the TANF paperwork to another address and she couldn't give me an answer. I am beyond devastated. The kids and I were homeless at the beginning of the year and it's not something I ever want to do again. If you could send any prayers, thoughts, positive energy, voodoo magic that would be really awesome. I am hoping and praying that tomorrow they will come through because I don't know what will happen if we can't pay rent tomorrow. I really wish my disability would come through. This has been a huge struggle and I don't need anymore curve balls thrown at me right now. Sorry for the wall of text, I am just very upset and I needed to get this out and need some positive thoughts. It was really hard to keep it together today for Fumiko's birthday part and I am just mentally and physically exhausted. Thank you.

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Life. How does it work?

Life Post, Sick

ALL THE SICK! Ugh. Still not doing well from the cortisone shots. My heart is not happy and my bloodsugar has sky-rocketed. I also found out I have a UTI. So much fun. I had lots of posts planned but I have been out of commission. My chest was settled down a bit today, so that’s good. Fumiko has been home sick with an awful sore throat and fevers. I’m not sure if my fevers have been from the UTI or if I’m getting what Fumiko has.

Sick

So I have been watching Orange is the New Black. So far I like it a lot. It’s funny. Hopefully tomorrow I can do some swatches or at least get a review up.

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Life post!

Dude, it’s been awhile since I really talked about my life on here. This year has been hard so far, last year wasn’t great either. There was radio silence for awhile and I’ll tell you why. Last year my husband left me. He did it in a cruel manner. I haven’t had contact with him since January. With the separation came a bunch of bull honkey and we ended up having to leave the house we lived in for several years. The kiddos and I had no where to go. We were “homeless” for awhile. We stayed at a homeless ranch over an hour away from where we were living for a couple of weeks. Then we had to leave. We ended up staying with some friends of my mom. There were 7 of us in a 2 bedroom trailer. Ouch. But we had a place to live. I ended up going on TANF and we are on SNAP for food. Sorry if this bounces all over the place.

My bloodsugar has been wacky this year, more so than usual from the stress. It goes from too high to way too low. My bloodsugar dropped to 50 today and I’m not dealing with it very well. Ick. Anyways. I’ve also been going through the whole filing for disability thing. I actually just sent in an appeal today. But yes we had a place to stay. It was hard, things were tight, everyone was stressed. We got really, really lucky. My mom was staying with someone in an apartment complex. She ended up explaining to the manager our situation and an apartment came available in May. So the kids and I are sharing a 2 bedroom apartment with my mom right now. Which is also hard. My mom and I don’t have a good relationship. =[ The kids were diagnosed with autism last year also. A whole lot happened last year. Ugh.

So we have a place to live right now. All of my TANF goes to rent. Buying pretties is WAY out of the question right now. Which makes me sad. ALL THE PRETTIES! So things are stressful right now, there is major friction between my mom and I. But we have a place to live. Just hoping and praying disability comes through sooner rather than later. Patience is hard yo. Today we got the kids all checked in at their schools. Because of no money and TANF going to rent we went to a program that gives backpacks, school supplies and a clothes closet. So the kiddos have most of their school supplies. I’m not quite sure how we’ll get the rest, but we’ll make due. They need shoes. Ugh. We tried to find shoes for them while we were there, but they had nothing in Sascha’s size and everything in Fumiko’s were in just as bad shape as the shoes she already has. So we left empty handed as far as shoes go. But hey, they got school supplies.

There have been many doctor and therapy appointments for me and they continue to be ongoing. The kiddos have their fair share of therapy appointments as well. =[ Fumiko has gone from being completely silent about her fathers absence to saying things like “I want to kill him. My daddy hates my love and I hate his love.”. How in the hell do you respond to that. It’s been hard. And Sascha blames himself despite me telling him a billion times none of this is his fault at all. It’s a delicate situation. Time will heal. We just have to be patient. I want our own place and the kids want it just as bad. I keep telling myself and them to be patient. Things will change. This isn’t permanent. We need a healthy environment. Very bad.

So I’ve been swatching like a mad man, trying to keep myself busy when I can. The insomnia is crazy and often times I don’t sleep. We are trying to find something that works, but I’m limited on what I can take because of the seratonin syndrome. Depression meds are not helping. I have appointments to go in and hopefully try something else. I still go through periods of sick as hell and oh hey I can sort of function today. But things will be okay, yo. The kids are super excited for school. They have some friends in the apartment complex we live in. Fumiko even has a friend right next door. It’s been good for them. So I shall continue swatching and maybe even start writing about our boring lives. xd I have lots of samples to try and review too. So you’ll see lots of little mini reviews.

Well that was rather long. I said more than I planned. Well here are some pictures of Fumiko. She is proud of her faerie dress and the fact that she finally lost a couple of teeth! Also my nearly bare faced face from today. I didn’t sleep. Eyes are bloodshot and hair was pulled back in a pony-tale. I just haphazardly put on brows and used Mannequin from Glamour Doll Eyes and their new Bad Seed gel eyeliner and a little bit of Unicorn from Fyrinnae on the inner and outer corners and finally mascara. That’s it. I used a face mask a few days back and it broke my face out and irritated it. d= So I didn’t want to put anything else on my face. So excuse my poor skin. I would have photos of Sascha but I’m going to have to tie him down to something to get some photos. xd Silly boy. So yes. There. Happy thoughts! I’ve also been lucky to have my best friend through all of this. She was there for me when things were really rough and I am so grateful for her friendship. I’ve also made a few new friendships on this here interwebz that have been really nice.

Luna

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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