About mini2z, Who Am I?



      Who Am I? 

I’m a daughter
I’m a grand-daughter
I’m a wife
I’m a mother
I’m a stepmother
I’m a friend
I’m a blogger
I’m a subscription box addict
I’m a hammock lover
I’m a dog lover (the pupalups)
I’m a police officer
I’m a fighter



About Me:

Currently, I’m journeying through the day-to-day, ups and downs finding my new normal with several invisible illnesses.  I’m currently on long-term disability due to the wonders of my screwed up immune system.

The Invisible Illnesses

The four invisible illnesses I’m currently battling are Hashimoto’s Thyroid disease, Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults also know as LADA type 1.5 diabetic, Lupus SLE, and Fibromyalgia along with chronic pain and migraines and all the side effects of the illnesses.  Hashimoto’s, LADA and Lupus SLE all are autoimmune diseases and once you get one it’s likely that you’ll get more.  I feel so lucky that they’re multiplying (insert sarcasm here).

I have two adult children, known as the kidlets; who still live at home. My son is 23 who works full-time while finishing his college degree.  My daughter is 20 years old who is in her 2nd year of nursing.  I have two wonderful adult stepchildren and blessed with an amazing daughter in law.  I also refer to them as my kidlets.

I also have two fur babies (aka the pupalups) Keely our fox-red Labrador and Ranger our Brindle Boxer Wheaton Terrier Mix. You can follow them on Instagram at @keelyandranger where they have almost 700 followers.

I have an addiction to subscription boxes, wine, books, photography and serious case of Wanderlust and hammocks. My husband won’t let me put a hammock in the house…

Grab a cuppa tea and journey with me.


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  • Reply sweetlittlenetwork

    Seems you have your hands quite full. Are you in the medical profession? A nurse? Sounds like my friends work shift.

    2014-04-08 at 23:43
    • Reply sweetlittlenetwork

      Oh okay. Sorry to hear about you being sick, but it’s great you’re getting better. Have a lovely day

      2014-04-09 at 09:25
      • Reply mini2z

        Thanks just a little more time of healing but I’m getting there <3

        2014-04-09 at 12:41
  • Reply Fibro Chick

    Thanks for the follow! 🙂

    2015-06-19 at 18:43
  • Reply leennascreativebox

    I think it’s great that you’re sharing that a diagnosis can’t rule your life and loves. That’s really inspiring 🙂

    2015-12-14 at 02:30
  • Reply Wandering Soul

    Hi, Thanks for the follow! 🙂

    2015-12-17 at 17:38
  • Reply annabellefranklinauthor

    Thank you so much for following me, Millie and Pearl. Hope you’re feeling good today! 🙂

    2016-03-09 at 09:15
  • Reply paws2smile

    I have nominated you for an award! 🙂 You can find the details here:

    2016-03-14 at 16:47
  • Reply brendaflippen

    Mini2z, What are you doing to get better !?!? Share !! and, where did the name come from?????

    2016-06-14 at 00:58
    • Reply mini2z

      I’m currently working on a blog post and I will make sure I add these answers in there!

      2016-06-14 at 03:01
    • Reply mini2z

      You are the first person to ask about the nickname so I will work on that one too. Currently 3am and I’m having painsomnia

      2016-06-14 at 03:02
  • Reply brendaflippen

    Sorry for the painsomnia,,😕I can relate. Hope you have better ?luck getting your blog out than I do. I think of so much to say when I’m doing other things , then I forget. And never mind taking notes, I forget before I get to notes on my phone or on paper. I really don’t like what this stuff does to our brains.Not to mention what it does to our body. Looking forward to your blog !😄also I do not have lupus or MS. ..I kn ow a lot of off people who do. Relatives, friends etc. I have fms/mecfs, shingles, migrains, anxiety and ddd and those things. Wishing you well, and less painful days and nights….

    2016-06-18 at 01:20
    • Reply mini2z

      My brain comes up with lots of blog posts or ideas and the poof. Then there are those days I can’t even look at the computer xx

      2016-06-18 at 09:54
      • Reply brendaflippen

        Glad to hear I’m not the only one with that problem. What got you started blogging? Was it your lack of good health or your wander lust ? Or maybe family ?I love reading others bligs, but can’t get motivated to do mine. Or find the energy to keep my brain on track. I gather you aren’t working anylonger. Im6 Not either. Which to me is sad. I really li.ked working.

        2016-06-20 at 08:55
        • Reply mini2z

          Originally it was just a way for me to easily journal about what we were doing on our 17 day Europe trip and then I lost track of it. Then the depression come with the illnesses as they started stacking up and I remembered I feel so much better writing. Thanks for asking!

          2016-06-20 at 10:16
      • Reply brendaflippen

        Sorry for so many questions,,but I am having a problem finding dates for blogs. Did you stop for a while? Or am I missing some of your blogs. I really like your Blog and I found your twitter post. Thanks for your post, you have no idea how much they mean to me. 😄

        2016-06-20 at 12:49
        • Reply mini2z

          Thank you so much!
          Yes I did for a while when work, depression, sleep, lack of sleep and trying to stay afloat just was a struggle. I didn’t open my Twitter up until recently and didn’t use it as much as I do now. 140 characters is sometimes all I can get out between all the wonderful crappy issues with all the illnesses. My pups have their own Instagram which is keelyandranger which was my personal IG before I realized that they had 500 followers so I created a new one for me after I started blogging about everything. I would say I started back in April of last year.

          2016-06-20 at 21:39
  • Reply brendaflippen

    Ok, I see why you did. Too much pain and too much to do..I just looked at a lot of your pics on Instagram, and I love your puppy dogs…💕 All 3 of our four legged babies have gone too puppy heaven.We had a chocolate lab, and two mixed, part wolfl and who knows what else,, brother and sister babies. .I miss them so much.. They were my best friends.

    2016-06-22 at 00:35
    • Reply mini2z

      Get another! Or two best love and support and reason to get up

      2016-06-22 at 13:50

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