May 262015
bacteria - virus

Acquisition of a viral infection on top of a bacterial infection while one is on an antibiotic should definitely

not. be. a. thing.
God, you ROCK and all, but I have to say that I think there is a bug in Heaven’s technology department. You know, the Infection Technology Department. We need to have a talk with them and make sure they get to work on this right away.

I’ve been sick for about a month now,  I think. I’ve got a bad earache in my left ear and painful sores on my tongue. It kept almost going away (yea, no doc’s!) and then coming back (oh noo!) and then it just got so painful that I gave in and went to the doctor. We do not have insurance and we are saving to move and I just really did not want to have to spend our moving fund money. But it got to the point that I knew I had to.

The doctor said that the earache is a sinus infection — I had no idea that could be a possibility, weird. And the sores on my tongue are a fungal infection. I had been thinking the cold sores I always get on my lips just moved to my tongue and they were worse/much slower to heal, since they were in a wet environment. And also because I recently got some horribly itchy, painful sores on my nose. In regards to that lovely episode, the doctor believes that was more likely my first fear when my poor nose got attacked by the dark forces of infectious evil: a staph infection. It definitely hurt like a staph infection. Not quite as much as when I got MRSA, but it was supremely uncomfortable.

So I got beaucoup meds from the doc for this current dance with the darkness – four of them! And began treatment. Finally! This will all be over. Right?

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May 202015

Awwwww! My old Thinkpad decided that it wanted to work yesterday (strange!) (and COOL!) and while doing maintenance, clean-up, and picture-saving, found this lovely little note on my desktop. Heehee funny munchkins! Who’ve now morphed into noob adults. (Ha! I get to call Shawn “noob” – Mr. I’m-So-Cool-And-I-Know-WAY-More-About-Computers-Than-You! That’s epic!) ;-) :-D

Note to Mom from kiddo left on computer.

I think the note was from Sammie, but I’m not positive.

Also, got to see my Shawn-y twice yesterday and get to see him tomorrow and Saturday, I think, too – thanks to graduation and AWESOME out of town rockin’ family guests!

And I’ll of course get to see my TallBoy, too – but I’ve been luckier (somewhat) in getting to see Patrick since the boys moved out. I’ve yet to see their new house – GOTTA do that. Maybe when my family is here!

Happy day! Except I have to give in and go to the doctor today for this stoooopid tongue/ear/throat issue that won’t go away. Total bummer. Especially since I have to tap into the moving fund to do it.Grrr. Wish I lived in England or Canada today. I know they have probs with their healthcare,too – but I wouldn’t have to deplete my moving fund, that’s for sure!

But I absolutely have to go or I’m going to curl up in a corner and cry – so sick of this pain.

Ya’ll have a groovy day,
Lisa Marie Mary

May 022015

Lily Burnett is the coolest four year old on earth! On earth! Period!

She is my niece who lives in Texas and I miss her so much! As I do her brother and her sister. Almost nine years later, and my living in Alabama still in some strange way doesn’t really feel real. How strange is that?

Well, I’m a homebody. And by that I mean, I like being at home, but I also like being at home, a.k.a. Dallas. I would be perfectly happy to remain right in that same neighborhood in Dallas that I moved into when I was but a wee 8 1/2 month old! We moved around a bit, but stayed within the same few miles. I could just live there, never having moved, for my whole life. In fact, I think I would love to be a Walton. But I’m sure that’s pushing it. LOL!

Anyway, I feel so disconnected sometimes, like a totally separate person who is not a part of my nieces’ and nephew’s lives at all. But then one of their sweet little, precious hearts reaches out to me and makes me feel so wonderfully loved! They will be coming to Alabama this month for my daughter’s graduation. And last week I got this delightful phone call:

Thank you so much, my sweet Lily-girl! You seriously are the BOMB DIGGITY and I love you!!!

Check out how adorably cute my darling drama queen is:


She’s such a little spitfire and she just cracks me up! And I can’t stop looking at her when I’m with her because she is so darned cute! I absolutely can’t wait to see her in a few weeks!

Have a groovy day,
Lisa Marie Mary

Apr 122015
Migraine Cures #5

The Migraineur Misfits today are talking about alternative, non-drug migraine remedies. I started to comment there on their Facebook page, but as is often the case with me, the comment was becoming too long and I felt it deserved its own blog post.

I wanted to share a peculiar (quirky?) remedy about which I’d recently heard. Someone told me that Sonic Slushes help their migraines. I was shocked as well as intrigued, because I’ve always begrudgingly avoided them if I had even a slight bit of migraine. They often give me brain freeze on non-migraine, “normal” days and I usually avoid fruit and sugar during migraines.

So between the brain-freeze-giving coldness, the fruit, and the sugar, I always figured they were a no-go during any stage of active migraine. However, after being told that they help someone else, I got to thinking about it.

And it does seem to make sense. For relief from migraine, I try to warm up my hands and feet and I put an icepack on my head. Chill all that excess of blood out of my head, right? So then, wouldn’t a Slush take this concept even a few steps further? Get that coldness directly inside my head. Thinking of it in that way really does pique my interest.
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Apr 112015

Migraines are assholes. Missing yet another kiddo activity, because the pain in my head is crescendoing like the dickhead that it is.

(Did I just call my own head a dickhead? Well, yes, I believe I did.)

(No, no, no. I called the pain a dickhead. Oh, well okay.)

Today is my daughter, Sammie’s, senior prom. All the parents and kids met at the train depot to take pictures. And we got some really great ones and the kids all looked nothing short of FABULOUS!

Then the kids all left for dinner in Birmingham and we were going to meet them back at the prom for what they call, “Senior Leadout.” It is basically presenting the seniors, one couple at a time, to everyone. They come walking out and an announcer announces them by name.

(I don’t think we did that when I went to prom, but I did realized we were not actually at our prom for very long, so maybe we missed it. Maybe I can ask some old friends.)

I am most definitely grateful that…
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Apr 072015
Soul-Flower Spring Line

Soul-Flower’s Spring Line 2015 is out now and they have some fabulous new products for us in the line-up.

One of my favorite things from their shop is actually the men’s t-shirts. Ooh, and the organic cotton hippie t-shirts are so ridiculously soft. They feel so good and so comfy!

Be Groovy Men's Recycled T-Shirt

Be Groovy Men’s Recycled T-Shirt

They have a ~*~groovy~*~ new shirt out that I am so diggin’! It is the Be Groovy Men’s Recycled T-Shirt. They’ve taken a far out saying from the Flower Power age (“Be Groovy Or Leave Man”) and have revived it on this gorgeous shirt! It’s 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled plastic — how cool is that? Personally, I think that’s awesome.

I really loved their “Follow Your Bliss” shirts and of course I love my Grateful Dead shirt I got from them eons ago, but I don’t know, this might be my favorite ever of their shirts. Oh, but wait, the baby “Hug Me” (Treehugger) onesie I got my niece was so very cute. Okay, okay, I can’t decide, but this one really does ROCK!! ;-)

The design on this shirt is hand-drawn and printed in-house. It’s a Soul Flower Original and it’s made in the USA with low-impact dyes.
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