Monday, April 7, 2014

This ain't no Joke!

Yes I know the title is not grammatically correct but seriously, Caffeine withdrawals really, ain't no joke.  I'm really not feeling good AT ALL!!!

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2010 and I chose not to go on any of those medications that are suppose to help.  The reason for this is simple they are not good for you.  I mean why would I want to put some crazy stuff in my body that could cause more problems than just knee pain.  So I decided that I would try to control it with diet.  I did really good with not having caffeine, or gluten until I got pregnant with Pip in 2011, then I just couldn't help myself I needed cupcakes, brownies and Mexican food.  These things didn't bother me while I was pregnant, other than morning sickness pretty much the entire 9 months, I never felt better.

Now my knee pain is hindering my ability to play with my son like I would like, so I'm back to trying to adjust my diet.  One thing that causes flare ups is caffeine.  I love coffee and coke and chocolate.  I usually can't get going in the morning with out a tall mug of coffee, well I haven't had any coffee or coke (soda) since Saturday morning and my head is throbbing!!!! 

I'm also trying to cut out the gluten because it's EVIL too.  I love pasta and biscuits and I've already confessed my love of Chick-fil-a.  Oh this is going to be a toughie. Maybe I'll just eat vegetables there's really nothing in them right?

Sorry I know I was all into the April Blog a Day Challenge for 3 days but I don't think I can really commit to something that permanent so you'll get a post when I can actually think of something to write that's on topic.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

If tomorrow never comes

It's Day 3 of the April Blog Challenge with Karissa at A Fresh Start on a Budget.  Wow this one is tougher than yesterday. 

If you knew tomorrow was your last day on Earth what 3 things would you do?

It would definitely be a bitter sweet thing.  I would be excited because I get to see my Papa again and I'd get to meet Jesus and be able to have my voice of an angel.  I would be heartbroken because my Pip would grow up without his Mama.  So.....

First things First                                    
I would sit in the rocking chair with my little man and smother him with kisses and hugs and tell him what an amazing little boy he is and how much I love him.

Second thing next
I'd pack the 3 of us into the car and drive to the beach.  I'd sit there on the beach, without an umbrella, cause you know it's my last day and all so at that point who cares about sun damage, holding my husband's hand and we'd watch Pip build sand castles and splash in the water.

Last things last
We'd have dinner with my Mama and Granny at Chick-fil-a cause it's my last meal and I adore
Chick-fil-a. #1 with a Sweet tea, please. I'd tell them all how much I love them and how I'm sorry for all the times a wasn't very nice. 
"So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel"
Garth Brooks
Ok so now that I've gotten all emotional thinking about this. What would you do if you knew Tomorrow would never come?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This is my life

Ok so it's Day 2 of the April Blog a Day Challenge with Karissa at A Fresh start on a budget I think this one is going to be difficult for me.  This is the story of my life in 300 word or less.

I was born a Southern Belle, no really I was, My mama had me prissified from the moment I came into this world.  I'm an only child, yes I was, and sometimes still am a SPOILED BRAT! I lived my first 7 years in Thomasville, GA with my Mom and my Dad and then we moved to McAllen, TX.  I was the only English speaking blondie in my class.

We lived there a total of 6 months until my parents got divorced and my mom and I moved to Orlando, FL.  Orlando is the place that shaped me.  I never really "fit" in. I was bullied from 4th grade (thank you braces) until I graduated high school. (That's another post). 

After graduation we moved to New Smyrna Beach, FL where I attended Photography school (lot a good that did me).  I had BIG dreams of becoming a photographer and moving to NYC (God had greater plans). 

I met my husband while working for Clinique in May 2005, we were engaged May of 2007 and married the same day May 2008.  Three days later our entire lives were packed up and moving to New Jersey. I fought for 2 years to get out of there and finally realized that was where God wanted me.  We got into a great church and met some amazing people. 

                                                  (Please Pardon the duck lips, I was "Vogueing")

Finally, in 2012 our Pip was born. No that's not his real name. He is the best thing that ever happened to us. I know every parent thinks their kid is the most amazing, smartest kid there ever was, but really ours is.


After, 5 years of tears, threats (I told you I was a spoiled brat) and A LOT of prayers, a door finally opened up down south and our little family packed up and headed to Dixie. Well, it's not actually Dixie cause there's still a TON of northerners here, which really helps my Jersey boy with the transition.  At least people aren't as rude and they say please and thank you and everyone is Ma'am and Sir.  I love it!

What's your story?  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No Voice of an Angel (yet)

Karissa at A Fresh Start on a Budget has started the April Blog Challenge: To blog everyday in April.  I'm usually not good at these things but Here's hoping.

What Talent do you wish you had but don't?

Oh Boy!  I LOVE TO SING!!! In middle school my BFF and I decided we were going to start a band.  We actually went as far as bought a keyboard and learned the words to all of our favorite songs.  This was back in the days of tape decks when you'd rewind, play, rewind, play so we could actually understand and learn all the words.  No one ever wanted to crush our dreams but we COULDN'T SING!

Fast forward to current day, I still love to sing and I sing really loud in church and I don't care who hears me, cause I'm singing for the Lord, and he doesn't mind that I can't carry a tune in a bucket. I would love to be able to get up on stage at church and have people brought to tears by how beautiful my voice is, and not because I'm making their ears bleed.  The good things is I do know that when I get to Heaven The Lord is going to give me that voice of an Angel that I've always wanted. Until then, I'll just keep trying.

What talent do you wish for?