Crystal Green – Any kind of green you want!

Post-Op Update: Friday, my doctor gave me the green light to return to a pretty much normal life. I can soak in the bathtub, return to the gym (just no heavy weights yet), sip some wine, and have non-penetrative sexual contact. I will have a final checkup in a couple weeks to make sure thatContinue reading “Crystal Green – Any kind of green you want!”

Surgery Recovery Kit

When I was preparing for my hysterectomy, I knew most of my time post-op would be focused on taking it easy while my body repaired itself. This meant that all the work work had to be done ahead of time. I explained in a previous post what happened during and after the surgery itself, butContinue reading “Surgery Recovery Kit”

Don’t Sweat It

During the two weeks my husband was here, I got to play tourist in the city. We had po’boys, jambalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, fried catfish, bread pudding, Popeye’s chicken, doberge cake, Abita Amber, and many more delicious things. Yes, eating is a major part of enjoying Louisiana. We also ateContinue reading “Don’t Sweat It”

Mer-Mays and June-icorns

May is wrapping up, making way for June. It’s already in the 90s in Louisiana, so it may as well be summer as far as I’m concerned. We’re just waiting for the rest of the country to catch up with us. Ha! When I set out today to settle in a quiet place to write,Continue reading “Mer-Mays and June-icorns”

Food for Thought

We’re about three weeks away from my fiancé and future father-in-law arriving. I’ll take them around the New Orleans area to see fun things and eat good food. My fiancé and I will marry during this visit. I would have followed them back home, but my visa has been delayed. I’ll have to wait toContinue reading “Food for Thought”

Good Company

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s the day to celebrate mothers, maternal teachers, female caregivers, and any other nurturing guardian types. While flowers and spa treatments are popular gifts, quality time is an oft-overlooked free gift. Loved ones like spending time together; so if your bank account is scanter than you’d like, make a pot of coffeeContinue reading “Good Company”

Ha ha ha! Egg-cellent

For Easter, my family knocks eggs (a Cajun tradition also known as “egg pocking”). Yes, the children get baskets of sweet and little gifts (usually sidewalk chalk and new bathing suits) and hunt for plastic eggs in the yard and garden, but everyone knocks eggs. What is knocking eggs? I’ve only ever met one personContinue reading “Ha ha ha! Egg-cellent”

Give Me Sleep, or Give Me Death

Sleep is something I’m hugely passionate about because it’s something that I haven’t always had in ample supply. The cause of my health crash in 2012 was undiagnosed sleep apnea paired with terrible insomnia, but these were problems I had as far back as my late teens. Because quality sleep so often eluded me, IContinue reading “Give Me Sleep, or Give Me Death”

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Spring springs into being today! Happy Ostara! On this day there is a balance between day and night because the sun is exactly above the Equator. Life is balanced at the moment for me. Stress and anxiety for my visa application – and now starting to hammer out wedding details – and joy and mirthContinue reading “Happy Vernal Equinox!”

Winding Down

Most people I know are always “on.” Things to do, places to go! Sometimes we need to slow down. Whether you’re just getting in from work/school or recovering after a rough day, having a wind-down ritual is a nice way to switch your brain into relaxation mode. Since I’m dealing with the stress of visaContinue reading “Winding Down”