Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday Favorites


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Favorite Pens

Because I never tire of pens

Favorite Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Baskets

I like these  slide out - one on top of another - giving double the basket space for a closet or pantry or under a cabinet

Favorite Egg Separator

EWWWW!!!!!!! .... & equally hilarious

Favorite Birthday Candle

Giving me some BE OUR GUEST vibes...
& I appreciate that you could take this off & blow out the candles 
Not putting your own "Blowing germs" across a cake others will be eating
(Before COVID, I had issues with this - with COVID, you'll never see me eating a cake where people blow out candles....groosssssssss)

Favorite Pants

Favorite Oil Diffuser

Favorite Funnies

... when I sit & think how lucky we were who grew up in middle & high school before social media

.... my expression watching the snow fall this week after a 70 degree day

... me at 4:30pm today

Happy Weekend Y'all!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thankful Thursday #308


This week I'm Thankful for:

I am glad both my cardiologist & my family doctor got me in both immediately after having some issues with the vaccine.  Typically with my cardiologist especially, its like a 2 months wait to get in with him. I was shocked when they said, come in first thing in the morning. 

Breakfast before work
When I went to the cardiologist, it was the first appointment so on my way home, I was able to pick up breakfast. It was yummy to pick up some breakfast  It was just a good treat for the soul.

Dad & Bruno
I had a dream the other night that I saw my Bruno... oh my gosh - I've been missing him so much lately - his 1 year anniversary of passing is just in a few days.  In my dream though, I was holding him & loving him & telling him how much I missed him. Then my dad showed up & told me not to worry, he was taking care of him.  It gave me all the heart feels. I know its a dream... but I love dreams that just bring me comfort & I just like to believe that there's some truth in it somewhere.  

Afternoon Off
I had my family doctor appointment in the afternoon on Friday, so I took the afternoon off & was actually in & out quick at the doctor - so it left me with some hours that I would normally be working where I had free time.  I went to Target & to Michaels - & it was just nice to get a little bit longer weekend - even if it was just a few hours.

Laughing with Inlaws
My sister & Brother in law called me the other night to check on me after my vaccine & we just talked & talked - & laughed & laughed.  They were cracking me up... I had them on speaker phone so Hubby could be part of the conversation - it made my night. I know my face hurt from laughing.

I dont ever get books I want to read from NetGalley - so tell me how excited I am that I got TWO books I really wanted to read.  That's putting my Book of the Month books I have on my shelf pushed to the side for a bit.  Already loving the first one I'm reading.

Tell me something good about your week

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

OK 2021, the joke is over... let's get back to normal life please

 Happy Monday Tuesday!

I totally missed doing a weekend update. Mainly because there was nothing exciting about my weekend.  Except more couch time, more temperature taking, more Tylenol & more misery.  At this point, let's just change my name to Eeyore... or Debbie Downer... or Sally from Charlie Brown. Who else is just miserable?  That's me.

Aren't you glad you came to my corner of the world?

I'm just so aggravated.  You all know I had a bad 24 hours after my vaccine .... & then the next day, I thought I was getting better. Joke was on me.  I have kept a fever ever since.  Anywhere from 99.2 to 100.1... that's after the bad day where my temp was 101.8. & I know that's not that big of a deal - but when it keeps on for a week, it wears you out.  I can feel when it spikes & it just drains me.  Plus, I honestly took like 4 naps over the weekend. I am NOT a nap person - they make me feel icky.  But I couldnt even keep my eyes open.

I mean, its bad enough I took Johnson & Johnson 3 days before they shut it down because it can kill people..... I just have no luck.  I know they say "the odds" & I've had multiple people tell me that the odds of getting hit by lightning is higher. To which I like to remind that person who says that to me - I have seen lightning hit the ground in front of me not once - but TWICE!!!!! One time in 1995 & one time just this past summer. Not even joking - Hubby was with me both times.  So yeah... dont use the "hit by lightning" odd maker with me. Brings no comfort.

I actually called my Hematologist because hello, I have one - a blood disorder doctor ... & we're talking about blood clots.  They told me that they were told by someone.... medical big wigs, it has a lot of initials... that if anyone called about the Johnson & Johnson shot, they were to direct the patient to their family physician & they should have all the directions on how to handle the situation.  Luckily, my family doctor got me in the next day & I was off to see her.

I love  my family doctor... I really do.  

First of all, she made me feel really comfortable about it & she said she has had multiple people every day with concerns about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine they had just recently gotten... & even more phone calls.  So I'm not alone in the concern.  

As for the physical effects that I'm still suffering - she said she wasn't surprised.  That I am just 8 weeks out of COVID .... 7 weeks after it when I got my shot.  With the natural antibodies in my system - & adding in the vaccine, she said its no wonder I feel bad. Plus, my body is just UBER-sentisitve to things.  I mean, I cant even take Vitamin B without ending up at the neurologist (its true..I'm sure there's posts about it back in the day)  I just wanted answers to know when its going to end. No answer.

My arm was still red as a clowns nose & was so hot to touch when she saw me.  Plus, there's a knot like a rock in there.  & I've been having body cramps like crazy - CRAZZYYYY - I never had those during COVID, but this vaccine has kicked my butt in that area.  Glad I didnt get to miss out on all the COVID symptoms.  I cramp up so bad in my arms, I cant even hold a pen, or grip anything.  & my calves cramp so bad - down into my ankles, that I cant even stand up or walk.  

Plus, I have HORRIBLE headaches.  Which... lets do a reminder.... people are dying from blood clots in their head from the vaccine I just got. That doesn't bother me at all.. doesn't concern me one iota when these headaches come on.  & if you believe ANY of that, you dont know me.  

OHHH... did I mention I also had to go to my cardiologist? Ever since I got the vaccine, my HR was staying around 115 - even when laying on the couch.

..... 2021 has NOT been the friend I wanted it to be....

I will say, I have had a few people reach out to me & tell me they knew some people that had Johnson & Johnson & had some issues for up to 10 days... so today, I'm on day 11... I'm hoping the turning point is today.  Crossing all the fingers, toes, legs, arms, even my eyes if it helps.

Ohhhh - one more fun thing - I have to go back to the endodontist because my tooth is still having issues.  If I have to have a 3rd root canal on the same tooth, I'm taking bets if I just laugh hysterically or fall into a ball of sobbing tears.  

On a good note - I'm super excited that The Circle is back on Netflix. Anyone else watch it? I totally binged right through the first 4 episodes & cant wait till Wednesday for 4 more! I need to save it for the weekend in case I'm STILL on the couch feeling like trash.

And did anyone else watch the funeral of Prince Philip?  Just the images of the Queen sitting all alone.  Broke my heart. Can you imagine being married to someone for over 70 years?   While laying on the couch, I watched a documentary about Elizabeth & Margaret & it was really moving too.

If you like Royal stuff... you'll enjoy this & seeing all the clips from so long ago when they were little girls & their dad was King.  Seeing clips of Elizabeth & Philip in that too - so young... just sad to see an era end.  I know some people dont care at all - I've always been a royal fan since I was a little girl.  That ideal of the Princess life & Happily Ever After... which believe me, I get isn't really all its cracked up to be - but still, as a Fairy-Tale loving gal at heart, I still love all things tiaras & castles & carriages.


On a GOOD NOTE - look, something good!!! ... Let's wish a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our girl, Julie!!!! She just ran a MARATHON this past weekend to check this off her bucket list before hitting a milestone birthday - & she KICKED BUTT.  I mean, she does it all .... mom of 3, runs her own lab & earning all the awards & acolades, running marathons!!! & making getting older look good!  

Happy Birthday Julie ... we love you!!!!!

Look at that smile crossing the finish line!  She's amazing!

So how was your weekend?

Do you know anyone with any weird vaccine issues?

Know anyone that got the Johnson & Johnson shot? 
Or as I call it, to make me feel special & not like a loser idiot -  the LIMITED EDITION shot?

Did you watch the Royal Funeral?

What are you binging lately?

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Favorites

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Favorite Watering System

This is smart- & CUTE!
I'm always one who would spill water everywhere when trying to water my plant.
But this lets it flow down into the soil  without all the dirt splash back!

Favorite Dress Help

Who doesnt love dresses in the Spring time - & who gets terrified to walk in these dresses during windy Spring days? This is a brilliant idea - a little weight to put on the bottom of your dress to keep it from flying up!  I'm curious how well they work.

Favorite Vaccine Card Holder

A leather cover to put your card if you need to have it on you to show as proof anywhere - especially travel.  

Favorite Glass Cutting Board

Pretty!  Wouldn't look bad sitting on the counter.

Favorite Pitcher

This is just perfect for some pool side drinks!

Favorite Planter

Fill this baby up with some herbs & have your own little delicious garden right near you.  Or even fill it up with flowers & let it overflow. Nice if you live in a rural area or even if you have a lot of wildlife around you.

Favorite Charger

This really has sparked my interest.
It's a SOLAR charger... so if you're hiking, or out in the sun for a day, like at the zoo, or by a pool, you can have something that is gearing up to charge your phone if the battery drains out.
The reviews are pretty good on it too.

Favorite Rack

I actually have this - but I use it to put YARN! :) & I hang my circular needles on the hooks below.
I've also seen it used in a kids room to put toys - or small accessories - like socks & use the hangers for like umbrellas.  

Favorite Smores Maker

What is this magic?
I know - Smores are made to created over fire in the summer...but if you just want one & are at home & have no fire - what a great idea.  Fun for kids too.  If you just want a smore, there's no shame to just making one.  Plus, look at how funny this is!

Favorite Funnies

One is me - the other is Hubby - you guess whose who


..... when I get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine & 3 days letter, there's a PAUSE

... when everyone says the odds of bad vaccine reactions are 1 in a million but they dont know my luck in life

... me going down my hall at 4:30pm today

Happy Weekend Y'all!!

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