Chronic Illness · coping · family · fibromyalgia · Holidays · Life with Fibro · new normal · Spoonies

Happy Thanksgiving! Tips to Celebrate Holidays as a Chronic

Hey y’all! Popping in really quick from freezing, frigid Kansas before my family and I head out of town to celebate with my dad, to wish you all a happy holiday. If you live in the United States, you’re likely waking up to start your own celebration of Thanksgiving. I want to take a few moments… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! Tips to Celebrate Holidays as a Chronic

Beading · Crafts · Jewelry · Tutorials

Free Beading Tutorial: Ooh La Love Earrings

Good evening, everyone! (Or is it morning or afternoon where you are?) It’s been a good long while since I’ve posted again, but really there hasn’t been much to write about. I’ve been struggling with my fibro and arthritis pain lately, so I haven’t gotten the opportunity to do much since my last post. On… Continue reading Free Beading Tutorial: Ooh La Love Earrings

Art · Crafts · Cross Stitch · Life with Fibro · WIPs

Cross Stitching: WIPs Update 10/5/16

Hey friends! So between unpacking and getting our new place put together and doing the normal day-to-day chores, I’ve been getting a lot of work done on WIPs, especially at night when I sit down to watch TV and relax. It’s been a while since I’ve done an update, so I figured I would do… Continue reading Cross Stitching: WIPs Update 10/5/16

Beading · Chronic Illness · coping · Crafts · family · fibromyalgia · Life with Fibro · Moving · new normal · Quilting · Spoonies

Moving Woes, Part 2

Hey y’all! Wow, it’s been a long time again. A month and a half, maybe a little more. Life has been busy and as they said in Forrest Gump, “shit happens”! It’s definitely been happening around here. For starters – we moved! Boy, it was a process. When it rains chaos, it seems to pour… Continue reading Moving Woes, Part 2

Crafts · Cross Stitch · family · Knitting · Moving · WIPs

Moving Woes (Part 1) and WIPs Updates

Oy, it’s been a while since I posted! I think the title pretty much says it all, so I’ll just cut to the quick to save you (and me!) some time. I’ve been insanely busy around here the last time I posted. I don’t know if I ever mentioned it here, but since the last… Continue reading Moving Woes (Part 1) and WIPs Updates

Cancer · Chronic Illness · family · Guest Posts · new normal · Spoonies · The Ugly Truth

Guest Post: The Caregiver’s Struggle

Hello friends and followers. You know, thus far on this blog, I’ve shared a lot of glimpses into the “happy times” of chronic illness – the very few happy times of chronic illness, that is. You know, the ability to at least keep on doing what I love – crafting – while still struggling with… Continue reading Guest Post: The Caregiver’s Struggle

Chronic Illness · coping · family · fibromyalgia · Life with Fibro · new normal · Spoonies · The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

The other day, Michelle called me “brave”. And of course, I took it as a compliment, like anyone else would. But over the past 24 hours I’ve been thinking about that word – brave. What does that word mean? According to Merriam-Webster online, the simple definition of brave is “feeling or showing no fear; not… Continue reading The Ugly Truth