Songs to make you smile 2 – Music Monday 

I am not sure how the weather has been where you are, but here it has been gorgeous. Spring has truly arrived and the weather has been pretty much perfect, if not occasionally a bit warm, for my daily morning walks. This week has been pretty stressful for me, and let me tell you, stress and  CRPS are not a good combination. As a result, I've been dealing with some really high … [Read more...]

Let’s walk – Music Monday

How is it April already? I know it's been a while since I've done a Music Monday, but with a new month, all that's changing and I am back to it. I don't have a definitive theme for this week, aside from these all being good songs.  I have recently started working out again, something I haven't been able to do for acouple months. Between the bouts of bronchitis and strep throat leading up to … [Read more...]

Patience can bite me

Today was a tough day. Actually a lot of my days have been tough days lately. It's been just over a month since my surgery and let's just say things haven't gone quite as I had hoped they would.  When last I updated you, it has only been a couple of weeks, and my hand was still all wrapped up and in the soft cast. It was still pretty early days, and I still had pretty high hopes … [Read more...]

A post surgery update

First off, let me apologize for the lack of new posts over the last little bit. Please allow me to explain... As you may or may not know, I had major hand surgery not quite two weeks ago and the recovery has been a lot tougher and far more painful than I had anticipated. I've been a wreck and have been struggling (mostly unsuccessfully) just to get through each day, and that hasn't allowed me any … [Read more...]

Why is it so hard to ask for help?

Do you find it hard to ask for help? When it is offered, can you take it, or do you make excuses about why you can't or shouldn't. I struggle both with the asking and the accepting parts, and I've been trying to figure out why over the last few days.  I will happily offer my ear to listen, my shoulder to cry on, or to help out my friends in any way that I can, but when it comes to actually … [Read more...]

I reached out my hand…

Ever have those days when you feel so very alone and wonder if anyone aside from the people in your house think of you or would notice if you just quietly disappeared? Ever have those days when just the mere thought of something else going wrong is enough to bring you to tears? Ever have those days when you feel like throwing your hands in the air, dropping to your knees and screaming at the … [Read more...]

Oh, yeah, hey there jealousy

I see pictures on Facebook and Instagram of my friends in their workout or dance attire, sharing their skinned knees and sore feet from dance practice, bruises from pole or sore muscles from working out. I see people flexing and squatting or lifting heavy weights, then sharing stories about blown knees and torn arms and tweaked backs. I hear story after story after story about people with injuries … [Read more...]

Yesterday I beat myself up

Yesterday I beat myself up. Not in a physical sense, of course, but emotionally. I don't know what was going on in my head but nothing I did was right. I was all over my own case about every little thing, and basically spent a good chunk if the day telling myself that I wasn't "enough". Honestly? I wasn't even going to share this with you, but I pledged to be real about things around here this … [Read more...]