Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Executive Decision

Last year my girly was in her school musical and they had a bake sale during the performances. They were trying to offset some of the costs of running the production. I made some super cute heart shaped popcorn balls.

This year L was in the musical again and I had been waiting for the bake sale paper to be sent home. When I never got a paper I just assumed they weren't having a bake sale. Until I saw a friend's post on Facebook in which she talked about making stuff for this year's bake sale.

My first thought was, "Guess I was wrong.". My second thought was, "How did my husband not see the bake sale paper when he's been picking up our daughter from practice?".

It turns out, he saw the paper. The several times they handed it out. He just made the executive decision to not bring one home to me, knowing that I would feel the need to bake while being sick.

Sometimes I think he knows me better than I do! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Back in the Saddle Again

I had a visit with my rheumy, Dr. A, the other day. We decided I needed to go back on Meloxicam again, due to the swelling, pain, and stiffness in the knuckles of my pointer finger (and is slowly "spreading" to my middle finger as well).

I have mixed feelings about this medication. One one hand (he he yes, pun intended) I love how well it works! Within the two week period that I am on it it seems to completely erase the issues I have in my hand. On the other side of things after I take the medication I end up feeling a little bit like I have the flu. I feel sluggish, very brain-foggy, hot and chilly at the same time, sleepy, and cranky. A veritable joy to be around. Ha!

Thankfully God has blessed me with an incredible husband and daughter who know it's just a short phase we'll go through and we're "all good"!

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 smile.amazon.com 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!"