Collapsing …

There was WAY too much day in my day today. Can’t. Keep. Going. THUD.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you didn’t collapse!!!


I dodged another boomerang …

Have you ever had someone throw an insult at you that had you wondering if they were looking in a mirror when they said it? It’s moments like that where I just stop and look at the person in total silence … and just wait for it. You know, that moment when they are STRUCK with the realization that they just completely described themselves. It’s freaking awesome watching that come back around … and it totally makes me giggle.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel like you dodged a boomerang!!!

Teenagers drivers and the terrified parents who love them … 

To those parents who have successfully gone before me in the way of having teenagers who drive … GOD LOVE YOU MY BRAVE WARRIORS. This is no joking matter. It’s quite possibly the worst parenting rite of passage I’ve experienced thus far. It’s the first time I’ve ever wondered if my child is trying to kill me. Or make me pee my pants. Either way, I am finding no joy in this. None.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren’t terrified!!!

An itchy drug-seeking hypocrite (I own it) …

So a few months ago my dermatologist gave me samples of sunscreens to use. She knows I’m freaked completely out by chemicals so she gave me two that she thought would suit me. I used one and it was very thick. Not my favorite. Then I used the other one she gave me and I loved how it felt on my skin. It is made with naturally-sourced sunscreen ingredients and is fragrance-free. Perfect for me, right?!?!


The few times I used it I got a small bumpy patch on my arm that itched for a few days. It wasn’t horrible but stilly not the most comfortable experience. But you would think that would stop me from using it further. Nope again … it didn’t. 

In hindsight, I find my decision to use it on race day last Sunday, incredibly dumb. I have completely broken out in bumps and/or welts every where I used it. It is even irritating my left eye. My symptoms have been so bad (and getting worse), that my medical provider wants me to contact poison control in an effort to find out what I could be allergic too. I need to avoid whatever it is FOR SURE!

Just for giggles let’s have a recap. My fear of chemicals leads to the recommended use of a sunscreen that should be “safe”. Only to have a reaction so bad that I end up on THREE chemical laden medications. THAT I AM WILLING TO TAKE BECAUSE I AM SO FREAKING MISERABLE. Yep, only me. And people wonder why I came up with my own little land to live in. BIG sigh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t feel like an itchy drug seeking hypocrite!!!