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Personal update №1

So I there’s been some radio silence on the blog lately. And I was doing so well for awhile there. I just haven’t been feeling well. I haven’t been up to photographing stuff or doing much in the way of swatches or reviews. The kids are back in school and we’ve been having many appointments at NARA. So it’s been a little busy. We got rid of our old couch. Hopefully soon I’ll find a used leather one to replace it with. Mochi got fixed last Wednesday. She’s been a clingy, meowing mess since. xd She’s meowing constantly. She follows me around with “meow, meow, meow, meow”. Everywhere. Today we went to NARA for family therapy and we were gone about 3 hours. When I got home Mochi was waiting right at the door for me and immediately started meowing and rubbing on me. I took a short Instagram video:

You can’t hear her, but she would meow and I would meow back at her. Also. Dun, dun dun. We are getting a new kitten. The kiddos therapist and I have talked off and on about emotional therapy with a companion pet for them. They’ve really missed Zero. So she gave me a companion pet letter for them. She doesn’t usually do that. People usually just want a letter to avoid paying a deposit. She thinks the kids would do really well with animal therapy.

So anyways. Britton from Haus of Gloi found a mama cat with 3 adorable kittens outside their business location. She posted about them in the HoG facebook group. Immediately I fell in love with the gray kitten. See picture below:

All the kittens

This is his mama:
Mama cat

Isn’t she beautiful? I believe Britton is keeping mama and maybe the orange dude. She named the orange one Tucker. :d We have named the gray kitten Poet. Well the kids named him. He has beautiful green eyes like his mama. Look how cute he is!

Poet

Poet is coming home Friday. We are super excited. He’s so sweet. I met him and Britton and Matt and Jen from HoG last Friday. Super nice peoples. The kittens were adorable and so entertaining. xd Loved them.

Also So. Funny story. Some of you have heard already. xd The other day Fumiko was badgering me to trim her bangs. I hate trimming her bangs because we have no hair scissors, it takes forever to make them straight. So I being the brilliant person I am, decided to trim her bangs with the clippers. All was well until she jerked and I shaved off half of her eyebrow. So then I shaved off half the other eyebrow to make them even…. then the next morning Fumiko took my brow trimmers and completely shaved off her brows. Now she says she’s going to keep shaving them off because she doesn’t want brows because I don’t have any… her quote “If you don’t have browns then I don’t have brows!”. Lord. So then I told her I couldn’t grow eyebrows and I actually want nice brows and that apparently makes no difference to her. She is against brows now. We’ll see how long this lasts…

She looks like a cute little alien. xd Will she grow them back or keep removing them? Too bad I can’t steal hers. t.t We also started decorating for halloween at the beginning of September. >.> So excite. We also did crockpot stew, mango cider and pumpkin cookies for Mabon and also did some smudging/prayers at NARA. It was pretty wonderful. I hope everyone else had a blessed Mabon.

Kitten and Mama cat pictures from Britton at Haus of Gloi.

Mochi being sweet

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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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OMG life. What? Whyy?

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.

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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Lyme Awareness Month & Updates

I know it’s the end of the month but we’ve had things at home going on, things are kind of all over the place. But May is Lyme Awareness Month. Some of you know that after I had Fumiko I was diagnosed with chronic lyme disease. You can read my first post about lyme disease here. Since then I started seeing a doctor at NARA a few years back who re-tested me because she just sort of thought I was crazy. Text came back “negative” so now I don’t have lyme, even though, I believe I still really do. My current doctor is another doctor from NARA and she’s just gone along with the previous doctor. So now I’m on 14 medications and being treated for lots of individual symptoms but I still have no real diagnoses. Though they’ve looked at fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis again. Now I worry about my kiddos more since it can be passed on. Since I was bit when I was 8. Well obviously I had it for both pregnancies. I’ve learned that lyme in children can show up as ADHD and autism. Two things both of the children have recently been diagnosed with. I’m going to be talking to some people at NARA I’ve been working with about Lyme to see if maybe they can help me find someone more knowledgeable about it. Some days are okay, other days are bad. We’re just taking every day as it comes. I’m still trying to recuperate from the walk we took last week. Sad I know. My body is still pretty much screaming at me. Since my last post is a little over 4 years old I just wanted to give a little update. I recently printed out a lyme symptom sheet to mark what is going on to take into my doctor and have with me when I talk to some others at NARA to give them a better idea of what is going on. I don’t know how it will help but hopefully it will. Symptoms come and go and change every so often. But they’re always there. Some are constant and just don’t go away. Some go away and come back. I’d like to find someone who can help me and run proper tests. Here’s to hope.

Symptoms of lyme:

Head, Face, Neck

  • Unexplained hair loss
  • Headache, mild or severe, seizures
  • Pressure in head, white matter lesions in brain (MRI)
  • Twitching of facial or other muscles
  • Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy, Horner’s syndrome)
  • Tingling of nose, (tip of) tongue, cheek or facial flushing
  • Stiff or painful neck
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Dental problems
  • 10. Sore throat, clearing throat a lot, phlegm (flem), hoarseness, runny nose

Eyes/Vision

  • Double or blurry vision
  • Increased floating spots
  • Pain in eyes, or swelling around eyes
  • Oversensitivity to light
  • Flashing lights, peripheral waves or phantom images in corner of eyes

Ears/Hearing

  • Decreased hearing in one or both ears, plugged ears
  • Buzzing in ears
  • Pain in ears, oversensitivity to sounds
  • Ringing in one or both ears

Digestive and Excretory Systems

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping) or interstitial cystitis

<li>Upset stomach (nausea or pain) or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Musculoskeletal System

  • Bone pain, joint pain or swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stiffness of joints, back, neck, tennis elbow
  • Muscle pain or cramps, (Fibromyalgia)

Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

  • Shortness of breath, can’t get full/satisfying breath, cough
  • Chest pain or rib soreness
  • Night sweats or unexplained chills
  • Heart palpitations or extra beats
  • Endocarditis, heart blockage

Neurologic System

  • Tremors or unexplained shaking
  • Burning or stabbing sensations in the body
  • Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, weakness, peripheral neuropathy or partial paralysis
  • Pressure in the head
  • Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks
  • Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking
  • Increased motion sickness
  • Light-headedness, wooziness

Psychological Well-being

  • Mood swings, irritability, bi-polar disorder
  • Unusual depression
  • Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)
  • Feeling as if you are losing your mind
  • Over-emotional reactions, crying easily
  • Too much sleep, or insomnia
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy, sleep apnea
  • Panic attacks, anxiety

Mental Capability

  • Memory loss (short or long term)
  • Confusion, difficulty thinking
  • Difficulty with concentration or reading
  • Going to the wrong place
  • Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)
  • Difficulty finding commonly used words
  • Stammering speech
  • Forgetting how to perform simple tasks

Reproduction and Sexuality

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Unexplained menstrual pain, irregularity
  • Unexplained breast pain, discharge
  • Testicular or pelvic pain

General Well-being

  • Phantom smells
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Swollen glands or lymph nodes
  • Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)
  • Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc.)
  • Symptoms seem to change, come and go

<li>Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts

  • Early on, experienced a “flu-like” illness, after which you have not since felt well
  • Low body temperature
  • Allergies or chemical sensitivities
  • Increased effect from alcohol and possible worse hangover

 

Ii’m a ball of fun. xd My kids don’t even blink when I ask them how to do something because I forgot. Like forgetting where the can opener is or forgetting how to use it oops.

Watch Under Our Skin. It’s a great movie and explains a lot.

 

 

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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Little wooly bear! We almost stepped on him on the path. D=

We took a walk and explored!

Today… *checks time* Yesterday… Fumiko and Sascha and I went to the park down the road and explored the trails! I took lots of pictures of plants. I want to learn what they all are. Help a girl out. If you know what some of these plants are please tell me! I have failed at google. d= We had fun. Though we ended up at a marsh like thing and I got one of my shoes soaked in mud. Oops. We found a poor little wooly bear caterpillar on one of the trails. We almost stepped on the poor little guy. I moved him off the trail so he was safe and wouldn’t get smooshed. I think next weekend we will go out again and explore in the other direction. We had fun.

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Ugh. I need an adult

I am currently dealing with pneumonia. Wee. I’ve been sick for the last couple of weeks. Thursday I saw my doctor who confirmed it was pneumonia. I am on antibiotics at the moment and I have a couple of inhalers that she’s added to my long list of medications. I don’t feel like death warmed over anymore, but I still feel weak and sick. My lungs are pretty angry. Hopefully after being on the antibiotics a few more days I’ll feel better. *crosses fingers* The kiddo’s are doing well and are no longer sick, just a bit of a lingering cough. So yay for them. Let’s pray my little plaguebearer’s don’t bring anything else home. t.t First it was Fumiko with strep throat and then last week Sascha came home with a viral infection. I ended up having to take him to the ER because of constant throwing up. They put him on some anti-nausea medication and told me it would take a bout a week for the virus to run through him. Which it did. No more sickness please! I am never going to get caught up!

Also I started a little side blog for me to keep up with my diet and blood sugar. It’s too difficult for me to remember to pick up a pen and write in a note book. This will be easier. I have to get caught up from the weekend but so far it’s working. Om Nom Nom food & blood sugar logging!

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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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