Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The low down

So, I had amazing plans to post at least three times a week over this holiday season. I said to myself, "Self, you can't leave your friends hanging! They need to read!" But, I seem to be having trouble with even three times a week. Yesterday, the doctor upped my Lyrica from 75mg to 225mg and folks, I feel like I'm in space, all slow moving and quite disconnected. On top of that, I am to start injections in my back to help control pain, and that's scary! The Dr. assured me that this will help, but it's just a scary thought- getting shots in your back! I don't like these things, not one bit. Plain and simple, Fibromyalgia is this ugly, life succubus, and right now, it's winning.

This is the plan- I will get use to this higher dosage in a couple of weeks, and hopefully get back to a regular posting schedule. If I get a break from the foggy brain, I will post, but don't count on it!

And, since it is the holidays, I hope you all will be out, make wonderful memories with family and friends, and not have to be on the computer as much, so I don't feel quite as bad! Have a blessed Holiday season, my friends!
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Weekly Wishes, The one with the big, fat zero!

I'm so happy Melyssa from The Nectar Collective came up with this link up! It's a great way to list your to-do list online, and hold yourself accountable!
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Week before last, my wishes were:

3. Learn to juggle a new schedule. I love plans, lists, schedules, and when anything gets messed up, I completely freak out... OK, maybe not completelyfreak out, but it's bothersome. Now that I have to recognize what tires me out, what stresses me out, how I feel, it makes me focus on the pain and I now have to juggle things around because I don't know how I will feel in the mornings vs. the afternoons. It's so hard dealing with this Fibro. that I just want to scream and cry most days. So, learning to juggle a schedule and my to-do list based on how I feel is pretty crappy, I don't like it, but if I want to be able to get anything accomplished, it's a necessary evil.  I am happy to say, I've mostly found a new schedule! Yay for that!

4. Do & post new crafts!  It's been a while since I shared any crafts with you guys, and I miss doing crafts for fun and sharing them! It's time to do more for you! Plus, crafts are a huge stress relief for me, so it's perfect! Be on the look out for that!  Yeah, this is probably not going to happen until after the holidays. Sorry folks, but it's crunch time for more important things. I will say that I'm writing lists of ideas! So watch for those in the new year!

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5.  Find time for reading. Blogging and my bible study have been pushed down this list. I know, I know.... that can't happen! So, I will work on the new schedule, and if I have to literally write down "Reading from 6pm-7pm" then I will do just that! I also want to focus on my photography more, but that can wait, my bible study and fun reading is more important!   Reading time has slowly creeped in the planner! I am so excited about this! I know for the next few weeks, I will be working hard to fill orders and get things organized for Christmas, but I also know that after I get the work done, it's nothing but family, great food, good times and there will be a lot of unplugging from technology. Don't worry, I will do the occasional Instagramming, but I plan on taking full advantage of this time.

You know what, friends? I'm not adding anything onto this list! Nope, not gonna do it! Putting one big, fat zero on this one! If you saw my Sharing Scripture post last week, you'll know that I'm trying my hardest to focus on the important things and not so much having everything perfect. It's a new time in my life, and having the perfectly, OCD standard of things and of a clean house isn't going to afford me the time and energy I want to do the making memory type of things. So, out the window they go! 

How are you handling the Holiday stress? 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Finding Beauty Friday, The one with the simple berries

Happy Friday! I hope you all are having fabulous weeks, or at least a great weekend planned! This weekend, I plan on wrapping all Christmas presents and having them ready to go! Trust me, this will be a big fat check mark in my planner for that one! Other than that, just have a pretty relaxed weekend with the Mr.

OH! and I'm so excited to start my She Reads Truth Advent study! I've never purchased one of their plans due to them being a little pricey, but I decided this was a Christmas present to myself, and why not? If it brings me closer to Jesus during His season, I'm all for it!

So today, I join Aimee from This Darling Day for Finding Beauty Friday, join us! Link up something you've captured that you find beautiful.
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These little berries on a branch were so simple and beautiful that I just had to take their picture!

Have a great weekend! Anyone reading anything good lately? Don't forget to link up with me for the Winter Reading List

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