the best of and the worst of.

The smell of hospitals in winter, And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters but no pearl. . . - Counting Crows I had a spectacularly shitty medical day today. Truly. Lots to tell. I've also had some wonderful times with my nearests and there are some soul stirring things I want to share... Continue Reading →

feeling the invisible.

Y'all, it has been a holy hell, beast of a week, with all kinds of new and exciting symptoms manifesting - yay, autoimmune disease - and old foolishness rearing it's ugly head too. All I have for this is "What the Frack?" As it happens, it's also Invisible Illness & Disability Awareness Week - that's... Continue Reading →


Madam Pomfrey was holding a large bottle of something labeled Skele Gro. “You’re in for a rough night,” she said, pouring out a steaming beakerful and handing it to him. “Regrowing bones is a nasty business." - Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Well, y'all, I have plenty of news and I'm all kinds... Continue Reading →

what a freaking day

Y'all. It started last night. I was getting everything in order for my clean eating renovation and the girls were planning to start our summer swimming for exercise plan and I was good to go with accountability buddies to really start addressing all this medication weight. . . because it is a major health issue... Continue Reading →


I've written often recently about the negatives of my illness - and there are many - but a thought has been following me around that has given me pause: Life is not happening to you; it's happening for you. Even the bad stuff is, in some way, happening for us. And I've heard this in... Continue Reading →

the hard things.

It has truly been a wild few days here in the Hippie Hut: calls from my attorney with sudden needs related to disability, unexpected nursing requirements (I no longer work as a nurse but I will always keep my license) that have had me chasing myself, and so much going on with working towards our... Continue Reading →

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