I’m a Really Bad Blogger…


Bad Blogger Update (1)
So, I haven’t really been blogging. I haven’t been using Co-Schedule for Twitter. I haven’t been reading much, either. However, I do love to snap a photo, so I’ve been keeping up on Instagram. So, don’t forget to follow along! Since I’ve been away, I thought that I would do a little round-up.

I know that it seems like I take a long break and do this a lot, but this where my health has left me right now. I sincerely miss the day of having so many post ideas, photos ready, and posts planned for each day. I miss sharing my feelings and ideas. I miss reading posts. I miss editing photos. I miss being inspired. I hope this “coffee date” round up will suffice until I can blog regularly again!

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At the beginning of the month, I went to Texas for a Cervical Dystonia conference. It was amazing! My husband learned how to tape my neck, which relieves a significant amount of pain, I connected with a ton of wonderful people, and finally, I got to visit with my dear, dear friend from college, and her husband (also a college friend) and her kids!

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I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to read. I finished watching all of Angel and started several other TV shows. I keep running out. I’m going to have to watch Gilmore Girls soon! Right now, I’m watching the wildly historically inaccurate Reign.

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Before I started binge watching TV, I read the rest of the A Royal Spyness series. I think I am sensing a pattern!

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Fall Frolic

Brian and I went to the Fall Frolic at our church. It hurt to get dressed and cleaned up, but it was worth it. I didn’t get to curl my hair, but the ponytail worked!

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Coloring:

I tried to take up coloring after I read that it was meditative and I hate sitting still. However, when I was younger, I hated coloring. I think it was because it hurt my hands. It hurt hands terribly this time, too. I had cramping and numbness within minutes, but it was addicting and fun. I have to set timers to make sure that I don’t hurt myself! Once I start something, I don’t quit!

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I picked up these nicer pencils in hope that they would ease my pain!

Fall is Here!

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We made s’mores!

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I updated the table for fall!

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South Carolina in the fall.

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My painting. Thank goodness for some man muscle!

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And the Fall foliage in North Carolina on the way to my doctor’s appointment.

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I got some fun stickers for my planner!

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We went to a deli and they stamped this as “paid.” I had to laugh a lot.

Fall Fashion/Some Selfies:

Well, I haven’t had my husband take any photos recently, so I had to take a some selfies. My favorite thing about the weather getting cooler is wearing Fall clothing! Vests, fuzzy socks, and leggings, oh my! It’s kind of funny because I don’t dress up often.

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Pardon the boxes in the back, but this sweater is THE BEST. It is an open, handkerchief-like cardigan, but you can button each side and close it up, making it look more dressy. It also has thumb-holes, which you can never beat. It’s made by Cuddl Duds, which I always associated with my mom’s long underwear growing up, so I was really happy with with purchase. It’s lightweight and amazing for layering. It also feels great with my plaid “jogger” pajama pants that you can just see at the bottom of the picture!

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This vest is my new favorite vest! I picked up a few this year, since I’ve lost such a substantial amount of weight that I went down three pants sizes… This one from Lands End is my favorite. It’s the perfect weight. I’m not sure why I chose pink, since I don’t own a ton of pink, but I think it will compliment all my other clothing well!

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My husband and I are showing off our shoes! These are some new favorites that I picked up. I always gravitate towards flats, but with my arch problems, something with a little bit of heel actually does a better job. As long as I won’t be doing a ton of standing or walking, these are supportive and stylish!

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This is the ultimate selfie. I did my hair one afternoon (I was trying to decide if I needed to get a haircut) before we went to our community group at church, but it turned out ok. So, I think I’ll let it grow for now! I like that I can get a real ponytail for my endless PT.

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This picture is a bit messy, like the rest of my life, but I had to share this fun and cozy sweater. It’s not as heavy as it looks (it’s from the Junior’s dept. so the weave is open and not super great), but it works. I figure that it’ll work for the season or two that I need it!
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Finally, this necklace was my favorite find of all. It’s a necklace that symbolizes a lot to me.

Dogs:

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Baby Molly passed away in August of last year, and I miss her every time I see a photo of her, but I also love her because without her, I never would have gotten my silly little ones!

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  • Your dogs are so cute and I love that sweater dress!

    • Thanks!!! The dogs are the best. They don’t know how close they came to getting sweater dresses themselves yesterday. My husband and I were shopping and the only thing that stopped me from buying fuzzy (like fake fur) sweaters for them was the fact that they had hoods and they play so roughly that I knew one could drag the other by the hood! Haha

      • haha! That would have been at least a little entertaining if closely supervised, but I totally understand not wanting to deal with it!

  • Good to see you back! I’m glad you’re feeling up to getting out a little bit. Praying things get better.

    • Thanks so much, Ashley! It’s so nice when I can get up and do things for myself. I never appreciated it until it was taken away.

  • I love so much from this post and I am so happy to see that you are back!

  • Geez, I can’t believe you haven’t been blogging…. JK, JK! I’m sorry that’s where your dystonia has you right now. I’m glad you’ve been able to do some things with your husband though! Thanks for updating us. I always enjoy your posts on Insta 🙂

    • Haha yeah, I miss blogging a lot. Between my neck and having 4 places with bursitis that won’t get better despite relentless PT, pain meds, topical stuff, etc., for almost 6 months now, I’m worn down. I have almost lost the use of my right arm and no one really cares. I go from specialist to specialist and they are like “ehhh not my problem.” It has to be someone’s problem that I can’t take care of myself! I’m glad you like my Instagram. I have so much fun with it.

      • That would be so frustrating. I’m so sorry! Keep us updated as you can. I love how real you are in sharing your experiences with us.

  • ohhh hey!! missed your face 🙂 LOVE that last sweater, need it in my life. and girl your hair looks fabulous, ‘turned out ok’ psssh it looks amazing. haha i watched the first season of reign, never watched the second one.

    • I got obsessed with Reign, but I’m always comparing it to love triangles in Vampire Diaries (the only other CW show I’ve really watched, but I quit watching a few seasons ago). That last sweater is from the juniors dept at Nordstrom and I picked it up for next to nothing. Like less than TJ Maxx or a store like that. It’s a bit scratchy, but it works for something trendy! I want my hair to look like your hair, but it’s so thin that I always chop it off.

      • oooh i’m gonna have to check out nordstrom then! that sucks it’s scratchy though, womp womp. aw thanks girl! my hair is super thin as well, it needs a cut as it’s getting super lifeless lately.

  • Reign is such a guilty pleasure. I’ve never watched Gossip Girls, but my friend told me that I need to watch it, if I like Reign, especially since I just caught up on Reign (almost. Like 3 episodes from this season that I still have to watch!) I got the necklace on Jane.com and they run stuff like that all of the time. I got one as a gift for someone and since it wasn’t more to ship one for myself… hahaha