AnD It WaS GooD!

My pj day


Not leaving the house unless someone is bleeding and dying


One of the lessons Fibro has taught me is listening to my body, especially when it comes to rest. My focus in life is to work my forty plus hour job and then rest. I have hired help with the ‘big’ cleaning (such as the kitchen and bathrooms), we have a gardener to take care of the yard, and all errands are ran on Saturday (or after work). Sunday, I rest. At the most, I spend it writing this blog and doing laundry.

Seems lazy to you??

I can only offer that when I don’t rest on Sunday’s, I can pretty much guarantee you that I will be out one day the following week due to extreme fatigue. Rest is as important to me as breathing. Without it, I just get sicker and have more flares. It’s as important as the yoga stretches and eating right. If I go for a visit for a weekend, Monday is taken off for a rest day.

Living with a chronic illness is learning to live your life differently. I do have to slow down, my health depends upon it.

Besides, God said it was good!


BiTCh, MoAN & CoMPlaiN

I promised myself that this blog would not be used to as a place to blabber about my diagnosis. But there are days when my fatigue gets worse or new symptoms arise. We mOnkey’s call this Whack-A-Symptom and I am not very fond of this game.

This week is a good example. Sunday is my day, I stay in my PJ’s, take care of things for the upcoming week and write out my blog content. And yet, Sunday new symptoms rose up and I am just starting now to feel somewhat human again.  Leaving me with no blog content for the week…le sigh.

Hope you all will hang in there with me. There are some great things happening at Dragonfly Keep!! Financial hurdles met, new job about to start and that is just the beginning!!


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That light at the end of the tunnel is not a train!!

au revoir!


Sadly, my rest, respite, or uber-nap filled leave of absence has been denied. I will be heading back to work on Monday. Despite my best efforts, my rest time has been cut short. I am at very scary cross roads right now and am not sure the best path to take. I do know, I am not going to let this job kill me.

I will be staying where I am at and have a doctor’s note limiting my overtime. I will continue with the therapies, eating right, resting and taking my vitamins.

This diagnosis has thrown me a few lemons, I can only make lemonade. Right?


Au revoir!


I feel like I haven’t written in a month! I have been trying to get my blog onto a self-hosted site. It seems to be beyond my computer skill level! I hope to have this all figured out within the week! Stay tuned!!

I am currently on Not Vacation (Leave of Absence) from work. I am taking the next couple of weeks to rest and get some additional therapies in without the stress of work. This also means going through the kitchen cupboards and donating any and all processed foods. I am working on incorporating more fresh foods {which includes those dreaded vegetable things} and less processed. This has not been an easy feat for me. I am so about convenience and less about hours spent in the kitchen. I have been searching the web for healthy, easy to prepare meals. They are out there and they look yummy!

The weight thing is killing me as I worked so hard the last couple years to get rid of Chubby Me. I don’t like being uncomfortable in my clothes. I worked too damn hard to be overweight again. As I see it, I have about twelve pounds to lose. It is my perfect weight. I feel just right, just slightly above norm for my size. I am still maintaining my weight {not gaining, not losing} which makes me happy. I know that due to the fatigue that metabolism is at a stand still.

This rest period also allows me to get some small, less taxing things done. Like setting up a filing system for JJDouglasPaperCo, naps, blogging, naps and of yeah, naps.

If things work out, I will probably get a start on Great 2012 Room Switchover. I use a room template the other day and have the new rooms all laid out. It looks like to will all fit. It is just a matter of getting my brute force over to help get things move. That is a tentative plan.

It has been gorgeous here in the land of the eternal sun. My plans consist of sweeping the porch, washing the DOG and cleaning up the apartment. I have scheduled mandatory nap times too.


Au revoir!

BeSt LaiD PlANs

I had some great posts all planned out in my blog content folder, but it just didn’t happen. The adrenal issue was strong this week and it was all I could do to get through work and then home to crash. My beautiful BFF was so sweet and picked up after me so I didn’t have to worry about cleaning this weekend.

I can only explain what this diagnosis feels like by comparing it to the Titanic. Yea, you are sailing along eating, drinking, merry-making and then SLAM! ICEBERG!! Outta nowhere comes the fatigue and the other various symptoms. You pretty much are left with gripping a lifeboat or drowning in a the abyss of Addison’s.

By grabbing a life boat, the changes will come slowly and eventually you will get picked up again by taking care of yourself, resting and doing things that add to your overall good health. I am now a vitamin taking, super green foods eating, converted healthy chick. I know my mom got a kick out of me FINALLY taking me vitamins!!

So the progress not only on the blog has decreased but also my 2012 ReDesign Challenge. My kitchen is still looking good but I have decided to do a bit of switch on the plans for my bedroom and my office. I will be placing the majority of the bedroom items into the office and then vice versa. I find that with the focus on making my envelopes, I really need some space for supplies and working. Since it just me at this juncture of my life, I really don’t need much in my bedroom. I am moving the bed and dresser into my smaller room. Leaving the “master” to be my home for JJDouglasPaperCo HQ!

So while I am waiting for my beautiful BFF -slash- temporary roommate to close on her house I am mainly going through closets, dressers and my desk supplies to weed out the items I can donate or trash. I also have some awesome finds that I will be sharing under separate posts. There a quite a few things that I can’t wait to show you. Like the ten-dollar sofa and the four-dollar side table that will now be the office sitting area.

Doing stuff in spurts and resting when I feel it’s necessary is making me feel productive and not such a lazy ass. This is my rebellion against what is going on and I know my priority is to rest! All I gots to say is, Thank goodness for FlyLady or my home would be in chaos.

With that said, I am off to do thirty minutes of timed declutter of my dresser…au revoir