– I’m still dealing with hives realness over here. I’m pretty sure they call it “hives” because it feels like you are being stung by a thousand bees. Yesterday and the day before the palms of my hands were covered in hive welts and my hands were swollen I couldn’t close my hands normally. I was too afraid to hold Elias for fear I’d drop him. My face was so swollen I looked like an unlucky recipient of Botox and collagen injections. I had a pretty severe reaction my doctor was afraid my airways would close, so they put me on a very aggressive regiment of steroids and antihistamine. My doctor actually told me that if I took the higher dose (I was on a ranged dose) there was a possibility that I would hallucinate. Things have definitely been different and I’m glad my Mom or Anthony was around when I was high off my ass on Benedryl.
– Here are a few photos of hives realness.
– Poor Anthony. He really lost money on the in sickness and in health vow he took at our wedding.
– Speaking of health troubles, you need to check out my friend Stef’s blog, Kind of Broken. She’s living with severe health problems but still kicking ass on a daily basis.
– Isobel starts school on Monday. She’s been wearing her backpack everywhere to practice.
– I’ve head Choirgirl on heavy rotation recently and Isobel is teaching herself one of my favorite songs from the album, “Black Dove.” Every time she belts out the line “On the other side of the galaxy” my heart grows two sizes.
– Elias is the perfect age and size. I just want to carry him everywhere and snuggle him all day long. He’s trying to crawl already (?!) and is already nothing like the little squishy we brought home from the hospital a few weeks ago.
– There are so many heartbreaking, terrible things happening in the world right now. True horrors. I feel so powerless about most of them, which makes me feel worse. I’m trying to combat this feeling by putting something good back into the universe. Nice words, kind deeds, help where it’s needed. Very intentional acts of kindness. Preventative medicine for the future.
Breaking News: Hives Realness. In which I kick my own ass.
Follow Friday: Vintage Glasses. VIT: Very Important Tweets.
Scrapbook: Side Curl. Carrier + sweat + boobs = best hair ever.
Snapshot 08.06.14. Just Pass Out and Go To Sleep.
Scrapbook: Isobel. Sniff.
Little Big Collections: Handmade Soap. These are a few of my favorite things.
Follow Friday: Columbia State Historic Park. My love letter to the internet.
Baked potato, or turd wearing glasses? Thus the poturdo is born.
Hospital Comforts Patients With New Oyster Therapy Program. I would have appreciated this while I languished in the ER.
Lego releases female scientist kit, sells out immediately. Isobel needs this for Christmas.
Shop Mikasa Su Casa Summer Sale. That white eyelet top!
Awful Library Books: Educated Cats. Has there ever been a period of time when we did not to this to cats?
‘Shark Week’ Lied to Scientists to get them to appear in “documentaries.” Sharkweek is too commercialized these days!
Follow Friday: My Parents’ Yard. VIT = Very Important Tweets.
Isobel’s Thrifted Closet: Breezy skirt and summer shirt. Heart sunglasses are the ultimate accessory.
Snapshot 08.31.11. Interviews on being June Cleaver and a Viking.
Thrift Store Score: The Golden Ass. You’d be surprised how handy a donkey trophy can be.
Scrapbook: Spontaneous Dancing. Isobel and Kingston cut a rug at the farmer’s market.
Flip Book: Say Cheese. I take pictures of her, she pretends to take pictures of me.
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