Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shark Week-my national holiday

My little brother & I love shark week & have as long as I can remember. Tonight I finally got to do an interactive thing with my iPad & TV through the Discovery Channel, & it was so much fun. I got to do quizzes, get behind the scenes pics & show info-again, technology blows my mind. At commercials it had a fan shark pic section...that my iPad knows it's commercial time blows my mind! So happy shark week, & enjoy a few pics I played around with.

Air Jaws!

A group of bull sharks...shudders

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I. Love. Candy!

When a dear friend sends a box full of candy, your day gets just 100% better!

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shake me up

Sometimes when you are housebound every single day seems like the next. It's like the movie Groundhog Day except there are different things in TV. Therefore, when you see something out of the ordinary & unexpected it's a nice surprise.

Attached pretzels-I'm currently addicted to pretzels, & pulling this out of the bag was (for me) a fun surprise.

After taking a pic of my hand holding a little candle, I ran it through some different textures. This isn't one-it's a pic of a tree & sun, but somehow my app combined the two into this. It looks like the candle isn't lit but there is a sun next to my hand. Sub-conscience message?

I'm trying to train my eyes to see things differently, in most areas of my life, but I'm hanging on to a lot as well. ;)

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Location:Home. Again.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Through the night

I've been exhausted of the perks of fibro, & last night slept (for me) pretty much through the night. The last few days this is all I've been doing-ice packs & sleep.

Bruises courtesy of shots & falling-ice pack is up at the top of the pic on my lower back. I do like that one bruise is a bit heart shaped!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Memories of pictures

When I moved in with my parents 3 & 1/2 years ago, we just kept most of my things packed up & in the garage, still in boxes. I want to put all my pictures from my past travels on my sites, but cannot find the pictures...they aren't lost, but they aren't found either. I reversed a picture of me & recreated the pictures with my memories & impressions of specific times.

My 2nd year living in the Czech Republic it snowed more than it had in 50 years. I loved it-it was the winter wonderland I had always dreamed about, & I even enjoyed helping to shovel the waist deep snow.

In Melbourne, Australia, we went into the woods to a nature reserve/park off the Great Ocean Road & saw the glow worms. On a series of wooden walkways & bridges in total darkness the gow worms would glow & it looked like fireflies that instead of blinking stayed on solid. It was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen.

During a festival our school had for Halloween in Czech, we had a bonfire & told scary stories, dressed in costumes & drinking Czech beer.

Diving & swimming on the great barrier reef-the water & sky so blue it looked like a fake color it was so gorgeous. We saw a sea turtle & tons of multicolored fish...& thank god no sharks!

In a eucalyptus forest in Australia, we koala spotted loads of koala sitting in trees & it was one of the best things I've ever smelled!

A rainforest in Australia was one those places that is so perfect you try & outdo the postcard images.

On the edge of the ocean in Bali, Indonesia, drinking at a tiki bar lit up with twinkling lights.

One of the best days of my life-walking around the mining town of Ouro Preto, Brazil, choosing, designing, & getting my aquamarine ring.

Dancing & drinking in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, after having dinner & moving down a few doors away on the edge of the sea, with the nightlife creating an organic light show.

Touring ancient castle ruins around the city Liberec, Czech Republic, where I lived. I loved picturing which space would have been what room from the crumbling walls of amazing old structures.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Today I have horrible fibrofog-it happens to many fibromyalgia patients-where we just can't concentrate, focus, etc. Tonight I couldn't keep up with simple TV plots or figure out a theme for my blog. This is what it feels like:

I can tell by looking at my eyes...they're blank & there is just nothing in there.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Ambiguous sheets

So obviously I have difficulty doing normal household tasks, including changing my sheets. As it had been far too long, I decided I must & changed the bed. Immediately where I had injections Wednesday the injection sites started to hurt, & now hours after my pain & other symptoms are back. A big part of frustration are occasions like this-so proud I accomplished a task, but paying for it after.

All sparkly & new

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

This little light

In the past 24 hours we have the tragedy in Norway with close to 100 dead, another singer die at the age of 27, & the 2nd man in his early 40s from my hometown die.

At times like these people tend to light a candle-for comfort, to signify no matter how dark things look you can still find a tiny light if you look closely enough...

Or just to do something to show you care & this is the only way you can show it

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Saturday, July 23, 2011


Being housebound on a weekend can feel very solitary. I found two new apps that helped my boredom-magnetic poetry for the iPad, called Verses. You only get a small group of words to play with at one time-my first attempt

My 2nd app is one that lets you use a label maker to add to pics. As a fantastic show, Friday Night Lights, has it's series finale last week, there was a big hole in my viewing schedule. Thanks for the great 4 years!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The morning after

The day after spinal & sciatic nerve injections-after barely sleeping & watching YouTube videos all night cos I couldn't concentrate on anything over about 3 minutes, the Calvary came through. Dad got home with my new medication, which my doctor adjusted to help with the pain. Here is what I looked like waking up...


I was freezing, a side effect of the shots, & had my soft favorite cardigan to cuddle up in while I rested upright. I couldn't stand to lie down on the injection sites.

One reason I love this sweater coat is that I can roll it down & keep my hands warm. Finally the drugs settled me down & I started sweating as it was around 97 degrees. : )

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Waiting room

Views of my dr appointment getting sciatic nerve & spinal shots

Never without my reading rabbit pocket watch or headphones & iPod

Spent most of the time slouched over staring at the floor & drowning myself in music

Over...with pain meds adjusted higher (many thanks to my nurse!) & taking this pic almost killed me. Posing hurts!

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Location:Dr office/car

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Looking for the moon

Always astounded by space I look for it now as an escape.

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Location:Home heavens

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kiss me kiss me kiss me

After a really bad few days, a dear friend sent me this delicious tangerine (my fav) grapefruit lip balm! Kiss me & you would be hooked!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011


Living with your parents at age 40 is hard on all involved. Certain days, certain pain, certain uncertainty can cause me to grieve so much I forget how many things I'm grieving are a few.

Just floating through the motions of a pain-filled day.

Feeling my old life is getting so compressed with layers of life the real me is disappearing.

Trying to deal with anger in an adult manner, even when I feel others around me aren't.

Taking the pain minute by second, & trying to just hang on

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Location:Upstairs/my bedroom

Worth defining

Even if everything is so out of focus right now, I trust that in time life will become defined

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day changes

Amazing how in a few hours all bets are off. Things stop & reverse so easily that it hurts.

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