• Everyday Stuff
  • Leave of Absence

    After a lot of stressing, talking, more stressing and more talking; Eddie and I have come to the conclusion that I need to take a Leave of Absence from work for the summer.  Three and a half months to be exact. Returning September 1st, 2016. It was not an easy decision to make and stressful in itself because we just bought a new car and our payments are more, where was I going to get money since there is no paid leave here?

    But thanks to my mother and my sister-in-law it is going to be possible. My mom contacted her boss and asked if I could take in some typing (transcription work) to do at home and my sister-in-law has asked me to babysit her kids part-time. Between the two I should make just enough and can do it from home for the summer and still have enough to pay my part of the bills. In September I’ll re-asses. I got a doctors note and yesterday was my last day till September.

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  • Health & Wellness
  • Feeling the pain…

    I am so tired and frustrated right now. Last week I worked Monday through Thursday. On Friday I went in but got VTO and went home before my shift started. The weekend started off good. Went on a drive Friday night with Cory and then Saturday Cory and I and my friend Erin went on a long drive. It turned out to be a big mistake I think. As much as I love being in the car my body does not like it at all.

    Sunday I was not feeling the greatest. I had a headache and was sore all over but Cory’s parents wanted to go for a drive so I went with them. By the time I got home around suppertime I went to bed. I woke up Monday morning with another (or the same) bad headache and I felt stiff and sore all over. I thought I was coming down with something so I stayed home. I slept most of the day.

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  • Health & Wellness
  • 200th post! + More vertigo and pain.

    So my last post was number 200 since March 12th, 2013 when this blog first started. I honestly can’t believe I have had that many. 200 posts in 2 years. Definitely doesn’t work out to one a day, one every 3-4 days maybe? I don’t know… Math’s not my strong point

    I started the blog a while back to keep track of my symptoms and journey after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Vertigo. I would love to say they are completely under control. They were for about a year, but the last few months they have been back. I just haven’t been blogging much about them.

    It started back around August of 2014. When I got sick with that cough and they thought I had whooping cough. In the last 7 months my vertigo seems to have been slowly coming back and now it is bad enough that I am loosing my balance and falling again and getting nauseous.

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  • Everyday Stuff
  • Car, Cory and other stuff!

    Cory and I had a couple of major weights lifted off of us today! I was able to cut my car insurance bill quite a bit. Initially my payment for this month was supposed to come out on the 15th, which would not show till the 18th, which was one day before I get paid. Normally I would just make sure that I saved enough from the last pay and it would be no big deal however this time I did not get paid enough on my last pay (being sick and all) to ensure that the money was there. So I called my insurance company to see if they could delay it by one day. Seems simple enough eh?

    Apparently not… they had to put in a request which took a week. I called them about it the week before last to give them plenty of time. They came back to me yesterday saying yes they could do it however it would mean that my payments, which were ridiculous as it was at 246.82 a month, would be 370.24 for December 18th and January 18th, then go back down to around 246.82!  Doing the math if you divide 246.82 in half and then add 246.82 to that half it equals 370.23.

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  • Everyday Stuff
  • Confessions of a Blogger

    1: When did you start your blog?

    I started this particular blog on March 12th, 2013.

    2: Have you had anyone online presence before? Another blog, YouTube etc?

    I have been blogging since 1999, I can’t even remember the site, something similar to LiveJournal, but I don’t remember the site. My first domain I owned sometime in 2001. I also blogged in tons of other places and have facebook, youtube, twitte, tumblr, pintrest, instagram and ficker accounts among others not listed here.

    3: Why did you start your blog?

    I started first with just sites about things I was into and liked, then moved into blogging when I was going through a period of really heavy depression and social anxiety. I found it helpful. Still do.

    4: When did you become serious about blogging?

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  • Health & Wellness
  • Fibromyalgia, sleep, diabetes and weight loss

    I am finally using my gym membership! In the last 14 days I have been to the Canada Games Centre gym 7 times for 1 1/2 – 2 hours each time, gone on 5 long walks on the other days and had 2 days “off” (went camping 4 days out of the 14). I am really loving the exercise.

    My boyfriends sister has been going with me. From here on out we plan on going 2 days in a row and taking the 3rd “off”. In still plan on doing something on those days, a walk maybe. I’ve been walking on the treadmill and am working my speed up to a jog. Doesn’t sound like much, but to someone who spends the evenings and weekends on the couch its a good start.

    My family doctor said loosing weight would be helpful for my fibromyalgia.  So did the specialist. I’m 191 lbs (86.6 kg), my goal is 125 lbs (56.7 kg). I have not really set a time frame though. I’m hoping it will lower my blood sugar as well as help with the sleep and pain issues associated with the fibromyalgia.

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