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Chronicles (Rantings) of a Chronically Ill Momma

I wake up and feeling slightly better than usual.  I decide that I can conquer the world.  And so I do.  For two or three days I go full force, living the life I want to live, fitting in all the things that I want to do that I'm unable to do when I physically can't.  And then I awaken one morning in pain, feeling fatigued beyond comprehension, and I pay for the previous days activities for the next several days.

That's where I am today... for the second day.

In bed.

I have run and chauffeured all over tarnation for the past few days and now I'm paying the price.

I am blessed with a husband that is understanding of the havoc Fibromyalgia wreaks on me.  He knows that I want to LIVE LIFE full speed ahead.  He knows my heart and understands how depressing it is for me when I am limited by what I can do.  But beyond him, very few people understand.

People think I'm not dependable.  I'm considered as lazy and unreliable.

Friends and family are left disappointed in …

The World is Our Classroom

We have successfully survived our first week back to school.  This year I have kids entering and finishing elementary and entering and finishing middle school.  I'm not sure how that is possible as I am not old enough to have kids that old.  ;-)


In addition to the kids doing their grade specific work using Switched on Schoolhouse, we are doing unit studies so that we can come together and learn and explore as a family.  Our first unit study is on a subject of interest to all six of us:  SPACE.  

Our first field trip of the year was to the planetarium to see a sky show.  It was great fun, and although we did not agree with the teachings of many of the secular theories regarding space, it was an entertaining and educating experience.  





We are using the books, "Taking Back Astronomy" by Jason Lisle and "Finding the Constellations" by H.A. Rey, the author of the Curious George series with our study.  And thanks to Pinterest we have many space themed activities to k…

What 1200 Daily Calories Look Like

Before I began this journey, one of my biggest obstacles was understanding how to prepare a meal under a limited number of calories.  Myfitnesspal.com has helped made possible for me to easily track what I eat and  When I eat it.  Below are two typical days of food that I normally eat.  I normally try to stay under my calories, carbs, and fat.  I prefer to have more fiber and protein that is listed.  I also drink between 12-15 glasses of water daily. BreakfastCaloriesCarbsFatProteinFiberSodiumFolgers - 1/2 Caffine Coffee - Coffee With 2 Tbs Half & Half Creamer, 8 oz401310