Dreams

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“Dreams never go out of style…ever.”

I’m chronically ill. I have multiple incurable ailments. I’m “disabled.” I KNOW my life will NEVER be like what I planned for it to be. But even so, I refuse to stop dreaming. That’s not me. That’s not who I am or how I roll. I dream always. I’ll never stop. To all of my fellow chronically ill people out there, NEVER STOP FIGHTING.

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Massachusetts-Day Four

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Oh my wow! We went full on.
We got up super early, got breakfast, headed back to the room to get myself straight after eating & then made or way to Salem.

First challenge, parking. Ai, yi, yi! After finding a place, we headed to the mall area for some much needed H2O. Then it was off to the Witch Trials Museum. Pretty interesting! After that, we headed to the Witch Dungeon Museum. This place was so incredibly educational & scared the junk out of me! I’m super afraid of mannequins. We learned how the accused witches were treated, what they experienced, the sizes of the cells in the dungeon, what happened to the prisoners that were finally freed…wow, wow, wow. I think the Dungeon Museum was both hubs & my favorite museum we visited.

The last place we went to was, The Witch House. This museum was also pretty interesting. I leaned a LOT by the ways of medicinal practices & let me just say, thank you Lord for making me wait to experience life until 1986! WOW-ZAS!

The fact that it was chilly & rainy made for a difficult day & we didn’t get to walk around & experience too much of Salem itself. Definite bummer. I’m a closeted architecture lover & I was living the buildings! Being in an old historic town like Salem made me think of Fredericksburg (where I grew up) in a good way. I LOVE older buildings.

We grabbed pizza on the way back to the hotel & chilled out. We woke up early & peaced of MA quick! No offense, but I’m thinking Massachusetts was a one & done.

I enjoyed the visit. It was educational & fun  but man-oh-man body is displeased right now & I NEVER thought I’d miss Virginia like I did!

We bounced out bright & early Friday morning to head home. I’m so happy to see my babies & to use my own toilet! Home sweet home baby!

P.S. I weighed myself before we left & worked myself when I got home & I lost ONE pound!

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Massachusetts-Day Three

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Whomp, whomp, whomp

Not good.

We got up a little later this morning since we were out late enjoying the awesomeness of baseball!

We headed out to a little diner called, “Blue Moon.” It was alright… nothing like yesterday though. Because of my GI issues, I wanted to keep things simple this morning with a bagel.

I ended up back in my bed. It was loads of FUN running to the potty & then back to bed…not.

We spent the day just hanging out basically. Not what I had in mind!

I was able to go to dinner at “Oye’s.” It was a Japanese/Chinese/Asian combo type place. The food was top notch! The service was not.

We came back to recharge & I’m hoping tomorrow is way better!

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Massachusetts-Day Two

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What a day!

It didn’t start off well. Breakfast was AMAZING (North Avenue Diner) but it wasn’t very nice to my stomach. I was TERRIFIED it would ruin the day, but we came back to the hotel, hung out a little, let my stomach do it’s thing & I napped for about an hour since I didn’t sleep last night.

Thank you Lord! I woke up feeling better & hubs decided we were going to a baseball game! Those who know me well know that I LOVE baseball! I’m not into the players & stats, but I love THE GAME.

Naturally, we cheered for Boston since that is where we are, but I’m a Braves girl…even when they suck!

When I’m at a baseball game, I’m on a whole different level of happy!

I’m so grateful that God fixed me up & I was not only about to enjoy the game, but I was PUMPED! Boston won 😉

I’m exhausted & hubs is passed out, but I’m still on cloud nine from the absolutely wonderful evening we had!

Thank you Lord. I’m so grateful.

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Massachusetts-Day One

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Monday May 22, 2017
Day One

After a LONG drive (over ten hours), we’re in Massachusetts (from Virginia)!

My husband, Doug, is amazing! He drove the whole way. But on top of all that, coming up north is not something he ever really wanted to do. However, he knows it’s sobering I’ve been longing to do since we first met.

This is over first getaway ALONE since we’re been married (going on EIGHT years)! How crazy is that?

A few things we for sure have planned ate going to be amaging! We’re going to hit up the Salem Witch Trials stuff, ferry on up to Maine for some lobster, art museums & more!

I’m praying to get through this week workout any major medical chaos.

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I want to see the world.
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Twenty Randoms

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February 20, 2017

Twenty Randoms

1. I haven’t always had a relationship with God. But now, He & I are BFF.
2. There is no such thing as too much lemon.
3. I have NEVER worn contacts OR fake eyelashes!
4. I’m severely challenged regarding directions. I always figure north is relative to which way I’m facing…😂🙈
5. I don’t like comic books, but I like the movies based off of them.
6. I still find making houses out of big cardboard boxes fun.
7. I can always find a reference to “Harry Potter,” &/or “Jersey Shore.”
8. I have enough socks for a small country.
9. I’ve never had the chicken pox.
10. “Chrisley Knows Best,” ALWAYS cracks me up!
11. I used to be addicted to salt & fruit snacks. Kicked the habits though.
12. I think golf has got to be THE MOST BORING “sport,” ever. EVER.
13. <— My favorite number! I don’t believe in superstitions.
14. Onion rings are the perfect canvas for ketchup.
15. I always need craft materials. I can’t get enough.
16. The fact that I am not “allowed” the even TRY to have children hurts like WHOA even though I try to laugh it off. I’ve never really WANTED children, but not having the option hurts. I should be able to choose.
17. I miss eating spicy hot stuff SO BADLY.
18. I have dozens of tubes of Chapstick.
19. I love candles.
20. Silver linings of procedures…anesthesia. I LOVE being knocked out, honestly. 😂

Adventure & Forgiveness

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“So many people live within unhappy circumstances & yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, & conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.” – Christopher McCandless

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”-Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

I don’t have very much control over the things going on in my life. Most of what I deal with is out of my control. Even so, I wouldn’t be happy living a life of predictability. I unfortunately have a LOT of limitations, but you’re insane if you think I won’t push boundaries & be as adventurous as possible!

Forgiving people doesn’t mean YOU are weak. It means you are incredibly strong & full of grace. Forgiving others is healthy for YOU. Forgive (you’ll probably never forget) & try your hardest to move forward.

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