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Netflix you outright FAILED!

Thursday, 1 June 2017



UPDATE: Post from Max Reimelt (Wolfgang). “Do you want Sense8 to be renewed? READ THIS!”



        We are in mourning in our household tonight after finding out Sense8 has been cancelled. We sit here at home in shock wondering what really brought this abrupt cancellation after two wild ride, passionate seasons. It feels like a close family member has been abruptly ripped from our arms. Sense8 was the only show that we sat on the edge of our seats for in YEARS. We waited anxiously for the new season, something we have not done for ANY show in over a decade! We talked about it with others, introducing them to the Sense8 world and saw the spark ignite for them. The fire and passion of the characters, actors, writers & directors inspired us! Sense8 gave me serious hope for honestly portrayed LGBT characters, that weren’t the butt of a joke in some way, in a major show for the first time in my life. They were real, imperfect, passionate, fun, loving and oddly, fascinatingly deep.

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Please, Think BEFORE You Speak.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Alright kids, it’s time for some education and hopefully enlightenment.

If I am in your store, shop, library, bank or wherever and I try to politely and gently educate you on how to act around a service dog let me tell you something important now. If someone is trying to educate you on etiquette that means you already crossed the line. So if you are being educated, the first words out of your mouth should not be “I used to (or currently) train service dogs.” Why? Because. if you did or do train service dogs, we wouldn’t be having this conversation at all. Please stop and think for a second before you speak that phrase in response. When the aforementioned words come out of your mouth when someone is trying to help you with service dog etiquette it makes you look like an idiot. Why? Because it then makes it look like you just don’t care about the rights of someone with a service dog and are being willfully dismissive of their rights because you feel you know better.

I do not have a service dog myself but spend a good deal of time around people who are close to me that do. I also have disabilities myself that may lead me to one day needing a service dog so this is a topic close to my heart.

Now, let’s try to get some tiny bit of perspective on what it’s like to be a regular person who happens to have a disability or disabilities living their day to day life.

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Where in the World Was Mags?

Sunday, 28 May 2017

So, there was this wedding that happened.

 

Then I fell off the face of the Earth for a few weeks. I used up all of my spoons and then some getting ready for the big weekend. My body let me know exactly what it thought of all the spoon usage post wedding and I crashed and burned. It was worth every single spoon used though!

The weather was wonderful the day of the wedding. We were surrounded by many in our fabulous family of choice and couldn’t have asked for a nicer ceremony that was uniquely us. The wedding brunch the day after at Manual’s Tavern was splendid and there was so much love, laughter and joy. We are absolutely blessed in so many ways!

 

We were so busy taking pictures with everyone that we forgot to get some pictures of just the two of us! lol

I can’t put pictures of everyone up but here’s just a few to share some of that shining happy.

I am back mostly upright and slowly getting back on track thank goodness! 🙂

 

But, It Will Make It Better…Maybe

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

So I have been wonky as heck since last Thursday night’s trip to the ER. The weekend was spent trying to find some way to be physically comfortable without really any success. I got froggy and thought I could make it out to a munch on Sunday; BAD idea. For which I am admittedly known for on occasion, especially as pertains to my thinking I can tank something I shouldn’t. You think I would have learned by this point… Bugs Bunny OUCH

Sadly, not so much apparently. So, back home I came Sunday to crash & burn. Monday brought with it a host of things I, again, thought I was up for. Going to get Michael’s taxes done (3+ hour ordeal), taking his car to the shop and then off to the cardiologist. I went in feeling fairly confident to the appointment and came out feeling not so much. *sigh*

Bless the doctor, really and truly. He said my EKG matches the one from 2yrs ago almost exactly. However he can’t use the stress test from 2yrs ago even though it was fine at the time too. (Can’t agree more with him.) Read more…

A Wedding Prep Uplift!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

My wedding dress and shoes arrived Thursday before we left for the ER! (Hey, at least the day wasn’t a total wash.)

The shoes fit and are really comfortable! I haven’t tried on the dress yet as I just haven’t had the spoons. I am not a shoe junkie by any means. Seriously, I wear the same pair of shoes just about day in and day out until they have to be replaced and they are usually sneakers or Birkenstocks. Read more…

Nothing Like a Heart Attack Scare

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Warning, fair amount of cursing ahead…

I have been really out of the loop the last several days because Thursday night into the wee hours of Friday morning we were at the emergency room for me. Chest/arm/shoulder/neck pain, cold sweats, severe nausea, light headed & fatigue that started Wednesday night are what sent me there.

As always this was a time I had to be my best self patient advocate even though I felt like I had been run over by a train. Even though I know a lot of the stuff is in my medical file at the hospital I also know they skim over and miss stuff, important stuff. So as always I am trying to make sure they know the important things when all I really want someone to do it make the damn pain stop.

They did an EKG, drew blood & chest xray. Why do they always try to move the needle when the blood stops flowing into the tube when I told them NOT to before we started? It never works on me & I end up with a nasty bruise/swelling that doesn’t go down for days.

2017-04-02 20.27.08  Thanks for not listening to me phlebotomist…

Once I finally got back to see a doctor he let me know that the tests they had so far all came back ok but they were still waiting on one test. Though he also delivered the good news that he was going to give me something for the nausea & pain. Sweet hallelujah! He asked if I wanted a pill or a shot. Let’s see after hours & hours of pain, the shot DUH… Read more…

Most Days…..

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Most days….

I am thrilled and grateful to have my program, my tools and a good paradigm to work from.

Then there are the days where I have to do really tough things that mark me as an adult who tries to lead a healthy life. These things can be really uncomfortable to downright painful. In those moments, some days, I wish I got to be like people who don’t have a program and just get to be pissed of at everyone else and blame other people, etc.

In truth, when the dust clears, I will still be glad to have my recovery, the tools, a good base that I work from and I will be thrilled for the opportunity at growth to being a better me.

However, right now, in this moment, in the middle of the sandstorm it hurts. I am tired of getting hit with rocks & crap and I am just tired. I know in the morning I am going to have to start looking at what it is in me that brings me back to this place & how I end up here again. But for tonight, I just have to feel the pain and make peace with it.

Amazingly this really only has to do with food in that all the feelings really made me want to act out…I have managed so far not to. I just mostly needed to share about the fact that some days being self actualized and on a path of growth can be painful as well.