Night Out With the Girls

I had dinner out with a some women I know from a Mom's meetup group I belong to. It's always nice to get out of the house especially without children. It was a lot of fun. I ate too much and spent too much, but it was worth it. This is something that people with chronic illnesses should try to do. Of course at their own pace. But it's good to be around people who aren't sick so we don't focus on our health. It's nice to just talk about "normal" stuff. If I'm not feeling too badly I can get my mind off of my aches and pains. I can talk and laugh (even at myself!), and pretend I'm not … [Read more...]

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Learning and Relearning

I used to be really smart. Not just the kind of smart where I had to study to get good grades in school. The real smart. I could take a test without much studying, write a paper off the top of my head, speak well, etc. Sorry, I'm not bragging. It's just that with all of my health stuff, I've lost that. It's sad, frustrating and makes me feel less confident at times. I now have an anger problem. I get angry easily if things don't go my way especially if it has to do with something I know I should know. This is not a pity party. Just letting others with chronic illnesses know that Brain … [Read more...]

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When Your Child Hurts

Lady Ali had her heart broken today. Mine is breaking too. As a mother I feel her pain. No, it's not just words it's real. Any mother worth her salt can tell you that. I can't explain it. There's no words for it. Maybe it's like when a twin knows when her twin has been hurt? Not sure but I can't stand to know that she's sad. She's grown but I still want to protect her. I want to drive out there right now, hold her and tell her it'll be alright. Then go punch the guy. I'll be going to there on Monday but waiting that long is killing me. She's my first born. She's beautiful, sweet, loving … [Read more...]

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Dry Eyes Can Cry

It was tough day today. My eyes felt so dry, gritty and hurt so bad. My throat was like sand. Everyone who doesn't know me very well asked me if I had a cold or just woke up. Sjogren's was rearing it's ugly head again. If there was one thing I could wish for it would be that I could know when a flare would hit. I could plan around it. I could rest up before it. I'd cook a few meals before hand, do all of the laundry, get the groceries that I was planning on getting, you know just get real life stuff done. So on it goes, pushing myself to the limits is the worst thing I can do, but … [Read more...]

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American Idol – Barely Stayin Alive

Looking forward to AI tonight, but it was awful. No really good performances, the video of Staying Alive was soo lame. Celine Dion and Elvis - HUH? Can this really be happening? I'm channel surfing now. Blake is safe so I can surf to my hearts' content. Even the Idols singing with Quincy Jones directing, but who is he directing? He standing where the Idols can't even see him. So is he directing the band? Is he really there or is like Elvis, beamed in? Worst show on tv tonight. To think I could have gone to sleep early. What a waste. And now next week two Idols get voted off. I can't handle … [Read more...]

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