Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts I link up over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom:

This Thursday has me thinking about:

  • My guilty pleasure has been Bachelor in Paradise!  Seriously, how dramatic can it be?  To have no Air Conditioning and the women have great hair and makeup all the time.  Crying?  I don’t think I’ve ever cried that much about a guy in such a short time, thinking of Ashley.
  • Also been watching some of the Olympics flipping between Canadian and US television channels.  Still can’t understand watching Golf but found myself stuck on it for a while. Just show me the end of the sport and see the top five people.  Today the 10m dives, BMX and more decathlon is what has my attention.  
  • Speaking of attention; I have been getting worse in my focus and losing my thoughts when doing tasks, talking to someone I just stop in the middle and completely forget what I’m talking about.  It’s getting so frustrating.
  • My youngest kidlet is currently up in the Bruce Peninsula and posted a photo on Instagram with the Sorry Mom I’m on a Cliff – I don’t like heights but she did it and I’m proud of her. 
  • I have been in a flare for over a week now.  Constant pain in my hips, back and right leg and a migraine.  I seem to have the migraine under control now.  I’ve had three doctors appointments this week and I love that all of them understand my illnesses and validate that the pain.
  • My husband and I are thinking we need to put our trailer somewhere where we can use it more than a couple weeks out of the year.  We will use it more when retirement comes but now it’s just sitting in our driveway.  He thinks that Sauble Beach is just way to far to have it as a seasonal trailer.  He wants to look at a few places near home.  The only one I like has an enclosed area for the pupalups to run around off leash and get some energy burned off.  I just want it far enough away that it feels like we are away but hubby wants to be able to drive to work if we need to.  Decisions, decisions….
  • I ordered the Instapot that everyone has been talking about.  It’s been delivered but it’s still in the box but it’s supposed to make cooking quicker and easier.  My question is can you put something frozen like chicken and let it cook?  My problem is we have food but it’s always frozen and we find recipes and don’t prepare.

Se on a Cliff at Bruce National Park
As you can see, I hope you can see that I’ve made some changes to my blog.  I changed from to and became self hosted.  I did this because I have received some free products to try as a member of the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.  This will allow me to put items I want on my blog such as an affiliate link, advertising a product I love, etc.  I found out that self hosting isn’t very easy as I thought it was going to be.   I’m still not done as I’m trying to figure out a nice plugin that will allow a nice posting of my Instagram feed.  I just want to feature the last photo or two on the blog.  I like a blog to have some photos to break up the writing.  
What are you thinking about on this Thursday?

Thank you for continuing with me through the changes of Journey with Me … mini2z

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Thursday Thoughts


Thursday Thoughts I link up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban mom:

This Thursday has me thinking;

  • Wow, I’m a member of Chronic Illness Bloggers and I’ve had my first post shared through the network.  I’ve had tweets re-tweeted and it’s pretty cool for a little blogger like me.

  • It’s Thursday and I’m wondering how that happened?

  • I’m so thankful to my family for all the support and especially my husband.  Even with me having my shots on Tuesday afternoon and forgetting it was already time for them.  My hubby hurt his foot and we went to urgent care, x-rays and back home. Thankfully we had crutches in the house from all my falls.  His foot isn’t broken but we’re not quite sure what’s wrong.

  • Is it bad that I’m actually looking for my Gastroenterologist appointment next week? How bad it is when you want someone to figure out why you’re constantly nauseous and have stomach pain and none of your other doctors have an answer other than it’s lupus or fibromyalgia related…

  •  I’m trying to get one of my kidlets to go to the grocery store.  Seriously, they eat the food too, they should help out…

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Journey with me … mini2z

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Today I’m joining up with Jennifer at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.  She has a cool DIY project that looks fun and photos of the secret Santa gifts received from the group.  My gift to my person needs to get mailed.  I really hope she’s going to love it.  Getting it mailed has been brutal because I’ve been sicker than normal.  More nausea and fatigue and my pain is off the charts.

I did make a hair appointment and my hubby brought me and I wanted to do something a bit different.  So the amazing Amanda did a Strawberry Blonde base with blonde highlights.  I love it and she took a photo for their website.


I am LOVING my coffee table that I bought for $75 and had refinished in red and distressed.  My son picked it up for me the other day and I LOVE it. Painted Twice Designs has a couple pieces for sale but they won’t be for long!  I love her work but I biased.

My Always Keep Fighting #AKF4 came yesterday and I wore it immediately.  It is Jared Padalecki’s motto for fighting depression. If you don’t know who Jared is, oh my, why not?  He’s Sam on Supernatural and he was on Gilmore Girls before Supernatural.  He’s open and honest about his fight with depression.  It can happen to anyone!  So Always keep fighting and remember Your Story isn’t over yet;  Check out Project Semicolon  ; read some stories, share your story but remember to Always Keep Fighting.


To my Secret Santa giftees your presents are getting mailed!

I’m off to the doctors today and I think it’s my last one of this year I’m not sure.  Brain fog means day-planners are essential!

So today I have to find a blog and politely disagree.  I don’t know if I can do that….

What are you thinking about on this Thursday, ONE week before Christmas?

Journey with me … mini2z




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