It is said that plans oft do go astray, and this months blogging was the victim. Arizona is swiftly moving into the hot season and the effects on my symptoms is staggering.

My flares are climbing again as I adjust to the heat.  I did what I could to research what to do about the change in symptoms, Sadly, is very little research on how climate affects Fibromyalgia. Basically, it has come down to self management and good ole trial & error.  So far, drinking lots of water is big key as well as adding salt to boost the electrolytes. Also, I introduced some nutrablasts using the NutriBullet system. {Hey, that’s one way to get those dang veggies in me!} Plus as much rest as possible. Whatever it takes!

Thus the hiatus. With the rough days, I just want to be home and in bed. This means I will need to adjust how I will blog. I purchased a used kindle and downloaded evernote so I can rest in my bed and type out my thoughts. This blog is my future and I have to figure out some adjustments to keep it going!
So no exercise thoughts this month…maybe in June? That will give me another thirty days to gauge how well these plans pan out!

::BloGs I aDorE::

I decided it wasn’t a good idea to call this monthly series Stalker Profiles…mostly due to the fact that I was once in a very scary situation with a stalker hippo myself. So, I have changed it to ::Blogs I Adore::. Less creepy, more blog love!

Blog Name: Silly Grrl

Why I adore this blog: SHE RAN AWAY AND JOINED A CIRCUS! Srsly! Not only is she an awesome web designer but a trapeze artist as well! I am encouraged by those who are able to stop their nine-to-five lives to follow their dreams. Her post on how she made the escape is one of my favorites. I also look forward to her wrap up post that introduces me to either very light-hearted posts to the serious thought-provoking posts by others. She is the type of blog I want this one to grow up to be!!

I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!!


I have been following Jordan’s Seven Accounts Every Family Should Have for the past few months and now I have come upon having an HSA account.

2013 accts

What is that?

Well, according the US Treasury website,  Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were created in 2003 so that individuals covered by high-deductible health plans could receive tax-preferred treatment of money saved for medical expenses.  Generally, an adult who is covered by a high-deductible health plan (and has no other first-dollar coverage) may establish an HSA.

Uh? What?

Basically, it’s all mine! Any money I deposit is tax-free (which for a single Chickie with no kid-lings, BONUS!),if I am laid-off or change jobs, it goes with me and at 65 it turns into a retirement account. I like that it keeps on building year to year…no lose it here!

I generally used a FSA (Flexible Spending Plan) which is a use it or lose it medical plan. I never really had an issue of having money left over at the end of the year. This time around, it is taking a bit more maintenance on my part. (Think, checking account with all it’s deposits and withdrawals) My employer does contribute a bit towards my account by my participation in health fares and such.

Thus far, matched with my insurance, it’s been a good choice.