Wednesday, March 5, 2014

So What Wednesday

So what if.............

I completely fell off the diet wagon this weekend. My brother-in-law got married and I had no choice to eat all the sweets and carbs I could fit into my mouth. I refuse to weigh again until Friday.

I have determined it is easier to let the little one sleep with me rather than upstairs in her bed. It gives me a reason to go to bed at 8:00 and she actually wakes up in a good mood. Not to mention that I don't have to go up the stairs 45 times when she yells "Mommy!"

Thanks to the hubs, I am hooked on the Frank Sinatra station on Pandora. It plays all day in my classroom and my students actually said it makes them happy.

I find the following video completely hilarious. Thanks to a good friend for sharing. It started my morning off with a laugh, and I hope it does yours.

Happy Worst Day of the week!!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

12 Best Lupus Blogs

I know there are so many people out there with this horrible disease that are just looking for support. They are grabbing at all the straws they can to help them through this horrible, incurable disease. Well, I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday and I found a link to the 12 Best lupus blogs. Some of these I read, others I have never heard of. I am still going through them to see which ones will be of benefit to me and I encourage you to do the same. 

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

So what Wednesday

This so what Wednesday is a little bit different that the others. I am trying to be positive because I have a heck a week still left ahead of me.

So what if.....

~One of the many blessings in my life is lupus. Many will look at that statement and cringe. But the reality of the fact is that lupus has taught me to stay strong, Be thankful, love more and complain less. Yes it's not easy to see that but it's sure better than focusing on the pain it brings me.  
~Lupus In Color~

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

So What Wednesday

Womp Womp.......It's Wednesday again. The worst day of the week!!!!! Today, it may not be all that bad though. Em J asked if I wanted to go out of town with her today after work, and I think I might just go if my parents can watch the princess. We shall see.

On with the show...

SO WHAT IF.......

  • I am completely out of body wash and I had to use the princess's body wash this morning. It all works the same, right?? I see a stop by Target in my near future if I get to go with Em J. 
  • Getting to go to Target is pure JOY for me. All we have is a Wal-Mart where people steal your phones out of your purse that is buckled in like a baby in the child seat.
  • I went a little ghetto-red neck on some folks at the above mentioned Wal-Mart because they wouldn't pull their cameras to see if they could see who stole my phone.
  • I have no idea what I'm doing today in my class. I mean, I have a general idea, but not for sure. That's what 1st period is for right? To get your ducks in a row for the rest of the day. I think so.
  • I begged the hubs to let me cancel my doctor's appointment on Friday, so I would have an extra day to take off if we get to go to the beach Spring Break......he said no.......womp, womp
  • I bought my own birthday cake last week. I guess that is what happens when you get old.
  • I was a sucker for the Garcinia pills that Dr Oz was promoting and ended being charged a heck of a lot of money because my "trial" was up.  Liars!!!
  • While we out for 3 days for snow, I didn't change out of pjs. I HATE the snow!!! Thank goodness I live in the South where we don't snow very often.

There you have is folks...Have a great Hump Day!!!!


Monday, February 17, 2014

My Heart

There are many people that I come in contact with on a daily basis that are near and dear to my heart. I don't tell them enough how special they are to me, and that is something I need to work on. What better way to begin than with a "thank you" from my heart.

Thank you for believing me when I began not feeling good in the summer of 2003. Thank you for holding my head as I threw up time after time because I was so scared because I didn't know what was wrong. Thank you for telling me I was beautiful as I dropped down to less than 100 pounds because lupus was eating my body away. I was in college, living in the dorm, and let's just be real. You don't have much privacy while living in a dorm. I only had one person to make a negative comment about how bad I was looking, and I will never forget that as long as I live. 

Thank you to my uncle, who is a physician, that targeted exactly what was wrong with me within two visits. Thank you to my parents who made me come home and get the treatment I needed, even though I was in my last year of college.

 Thank you to my husband (fiancĂ© at the time) for being my best friend and biggest fan. It would have been so easy to walk away and say "I can't handle this." He instead, put on his big boy underwear and took care of me every step of the way. He gave me my meds, took me to my doctor appointments, and he still does. He was in his last semester of nursing school, working the night shift as an LPN, and driving from where he lived to where I was going to college, back to my parents house, and to Birmingham with me. There were many time when I didn't feel like driving back to school and he would take me all the way there and go back home at midnight. I obviously could go on and on thanking him for what all he does. Let's just say God knows who we need when we need them most. 

Thank you to the fetal specialist that took Josh and I in after we tried for a year to have a child. We walked into her office to the sight of a file about 5 inches thick with big red letters stamped on it "High Risk" only to find out that it was mine. Thank you to her and her advice of, " I can't tell you you can't, and I can't tell you you shouldn't, but I can tell you the risks."

Thank you to my very dear friend, who may be cray cray to some, but an angel to me. She is my general practitioner that took my case after my uncle retired. She has given advice beyond measure. She tells me the things that I don't want to hear like, "Go home, shave your legs, because I'm putting you in the hospital. You are too sick to fight this on your own........again." She also saved me many sleepless nights, by suggesting I go see a therapist for pain management. There I said it. Yes, I see a therapist. Don't hate, you probably need to yourself :)

Through the fate of our jobs, I want to say thank you to my very best friend, who always makes me laugh, cooks me homemade chicken fingers for my birthday, and checks on me everyday!!!! With the hubs being in school, she keeps me going everyday. She is usually my first text in the morning and the last one before I go to sleep. She is constantly on the go and inspires me to get up and do something. 

It is my hope that this Valentine's Day you take a minute to thank those who love you and the lifelong, uncureable disease that comes along with you. 

Thank you for reading this blog and helping me keep my head above water. Happy Valentine's Wishes to you and those you are thankful for.


The people that know me best, know the way to my heart is through my nose. They won me over this Valentine's Day!!!

The hubs and I on Valentine's Day and his birthday. I can't think of a better Valentine's baby!!

The princess and the wild child. We spent Sunday afternoon with my sister and her precious family!!! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

So What Wednesday

It's that time again....Time for So What Wednesday!!!

So what if.....

I completely and totally HATE Wednesdays!!!! No particular reason. I just HATE them!!!

I have a meeting in 45 minutes and my iPad is dead as a doornail. I guess I will be THAT person in the meeting that is always asking the admin to repeat what he just said so I can write it down.

I have the crud and I am hacking up nasty stuff every 5 minutes.

I have not had a voice since Friday and I have done all my teaching by having the kids read power points and taking notes. Sorry, but at least I am here.

I called to reschedule my Rheumy appt for when I had to miss it due to weather. The next available they had was the end of April and I went ape crazy on them!!! I can't help it if Birmingham iced over on the day I was suppose to go. They even had the nerve to ask of something was wrong with me. Idiot!!!!!

I am OBSESSED with Michael Kors!!! I am selling all my Coach purses to buy more Michael Kors stuff. I am currently working on my Spring/Summer collection. BTW if you are on Poshmark check out my closet...tiffanyadonnan :)

I have a Pinterest outfit on today and I forgot to take a picture of it...cue selfie in the bathroom..

There you have it!!! So what Wednesday!!!! Let's get this day going and over with!!!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Inspiration, Pinspiration

Inspiration, Pinspiration, I need any kind of spiration I can get get today....except for perspiration...I can do without that.....I crack myself up!!! I am sick and have been since Friday with a head cold and congestion. The hubs got it after me, and is already over it. Ahh.....the joys and there is absolutely nothing they can do about cough and congestion. So, if any of you know of any OTC miracles or home remedies, hit me up!!!

This past weekend, the princess and I went to visit the hubs at school. I have kept hearing about this awesome girl, Kaley, at Carolina Avenue Salon, that is just an absolute blessing to the hair color world. I had root rot, so I thought I would give her a try. I looked and looked for pictures on pinterest to see if I could find any thing I liked. I know what I wanted in my head, but couldn't find a picture of it. I quietly (because I had no voice) explained to her what I wanted, which was a gradual ombre without a definite line, but not too at the bottom. She nailed it!!!!! You can't really see the ombre from the front, but I love the color and the highlights around my face.

This is the before and after....what do y'all think....blonder or darker???

Eventually, hopefully by the summer, I will be able to get to this.

When you suffer as much as we lupies do, you have to find something that makes you happy and helps you to feel good. Going to get my hair done has always helped my spirits and helped me to feel better about myself. I hope you have that one thing that you can always go to to make yourself feel better!!!

I hope you have a great Tuesday, and I will be back tomorrow for So What Wednesday!!!