Wednesday, April 23, 2014


We spent Easter at my parent's house, where my mom had an egg hunt for my girly. L has been super into Legos lately, so my mom bought the Cinderella castle and split the Legos up into forty different easter eggs for her to find. She had a crazy amount of fun looking for them.

As the day went along my baby girl slowly started to become really miserable thanks to her allergies. By bed time she was so sad the day was over, angry that she had to go to bed, and miserable because of her allergies. The only thing that seemed to "comfort" her was the promise that I would put the Cinderella castle together, for her, while she was asleep and have it done for her in the morning.

Three hours later and I could swear that the Lego company hates Mamas with arthritis!!
And then finally I was done.... Boy did my hands hurt! But it was worth it when she saw the castle put together in the morning!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

He is risen! He is risen indeed! I hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lesson Learned

I spent two hours outside, yesterday morning, watching my girly play her first soccer game of the season. Loved every minute of it. I did not love the sunburn I got thanks to my Plaquenil. I should take the warning on the bottle, "Avoid prolonged sun exposure" more seriously. I somehow manage to forget this every spring!!

I guess I'll be sitting under a golf umbrella at practice today! (- :o)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I am thankful for a "good Sjogren's day", to get ready for picture day today. I never would have been able to make all those little braids with my arthritis flaring.

I haven't had too many bad days lately. They've been more like "Meh, it's annoying that my muscles are twingy today" kind of days. Which, I will take over the "couch mama" days for sure! But days like that. "Good Sjogren's days", are a gift from God. They are days when I get to be Mama with no thoughts or worries playing in the background of my head. Beautiful.

Now, I can't wait to see how her pictures turn out!!

Friday, April 4, 2014


I woke up feeling awful yesterday and was determined to not let it get to me! So I decided to play "Happy", on my phone, and dance my way through the lunch shift at work. 

I discovered it is physically impossible for kids to hear that song and not start to move. Okay, so it's physically impossible for me to hear the song and not dance as well! 

So I danced off some calories, had lots of fun, made a bunch of kids smile, tons of giggling, and forgot about my troubles for two hours. :o) 

That's how it's done!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Go Shop Sjogren's Syndrome

I was perusing Amazon last night and was alerted to a new opportunity. A box popped up and told me that I can now donate to a charity of my choice while doing the shopping that I would be doing anyway.

Cool deal! I entered Sjogren's into their search and several charities came up. I chose the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation. They are a great group for Sjogren's education, awareness, and fund raise to encourage scientific research.

After I chose my charity I simply bookmarked and now 0.5% of the price of my eligible AmazonSmile purchases go to the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.

I encourage you to go pick out a charity at Amazon for yourself! I've heard the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation is a great one.  "Wink wink!"

Friday, March 28, 2014


I was going through some of my old blog posts and came across some that I love and bring some great memories with them. I may repost some, for a short time, as I slowly get back to "normal" with my health. Anyway, here is a blurb from one of my old posts that I smiled at and had to share...

"Why do I sometimes feel like I am letting myself and others down? Defeated by my disease? A personal failure? Why don't we celebrate the fact that we fight our "fights" every day?

This makes me want to throw a big party, to celebrate what we accomplish every day. All the small victories should count for something right? Like being able to tie our own shoes some days, walking up the stairs without pain, getting on the floor to play with our kids, standing long enough to make a meal for our family, or even a shower should be considered something of a conquest. And, the "party" (for lack of a better word), I'll call it my... Spectacularly Awesome Sjogren's Shindig! Or SASS for short!"

So. Who wants to come to Hershey for some SASS this summer?