–I messed up my shot cycle slightly on Tuesday, giving myself only one shot instead of two, but even so I feel the difference. I’m feeling stronger, more alert, I have energy, and much, much less pain. It’s officially been a year since I started giving myself the injections, and my biggest regret is not following up with my lackluster response to Cimzia sooner. I’m optimistic about Humira and I hope it’s effective for me for a long time.
–While watching Voyager I noticed an officer named Carlson, and in TNG there is one named Castillo. I am so stoked that members of my family eventually find their way to Starfleet!
–Happy Solstice! The holiday I both love and hate! I used to only love it, but that was before climate change blessed us with multiple weeks of 110F+ weather. Instead of celebrating, this time of year feels like something that just needs to be endured. Last year my friends Dave and Stef held a Solstice party to help us make the best of it. Valerie made a special Stonehenge cake and it was amazing. Isobel described this weather perfectly when she said, “I feel like a ham in the oven!”
–I wrote a tweet, like a do dozens of times a day, without thinking much of it, and somehow it ended up being retweeted fifteen thousand times. For awhile my twitter handle, @exlibris, was a trending topic in Canada, Australia, Seattle and New York. I’m still getting more @-replies than I can handle, so if you are mentioning me and I’m not replying, it’s because I’m caught up in a sea of mentions. It is a really strange experience.
–Elias has been putting Isobel’s fairies in his bug cage. Quite amusing.
–If you want to see a confused old woman attempting to navigate in the future, follow me on Snapchat. I’m housemistress.
–Last week the kids had a bunch of fun going to a cabin with my cousin and her children, our buddies Sam and Victoria, and then to the zoo with cousin Kai and grandma and grandpa. Sadly, I had several bad days in a row, even after four injections, and couldn’t go with them. That was really hard for me, because day trips with family are my jam, but hopefully once I get this new treatment established, I’ll be shouting ROAD TRIP! with the rest of them.
–Isobel is trying to be exactly like me in every way she can. She says she’s “Little Mama”, and I’ve been attempting to give her some blonde highlights in the front. Her hair has gotten long, and she doesn’t want to stop until it’s just like mine.
–The biggest and best news lately is that Anthony accepted a great job offer with a company out of Modesto. He will be doing IT and networking and computer-y things, just as he did before. We are so excited, and he is ready to work his butt off and show his value to the company. I am relieved we will not face another long stretch of unemployment. The last time he was laid off we almost immediately got pregnant. Elias is our very special memento from that time.
–Something destroyed my mint plan overnight, and I was left with nothing but sad sticks planted in the ground. A few days later I noticed my basil was looking awful, and further inspection revealed five fat cabbage looper moth caterpillars. I set them aside for what I’m calling “educational bug torture.” I gave my kids a lesson in nature and let them play with the pests in the process. This is what they get for messing with my garden.
–One evening Elias decided to pile all his favorite toys (swords of various types, a ball) in one location, for easy access. My friend Stef said it looks like he’s building an arsenal.
For Anthony, on Father’s Day. I couldn’t do it without you.
DIY Borax Crystals. Cheap, easy, and fun! Like your mom.
Snapshot 06.15.16. So many great links, so many little stories.
This website sends tiny goats to people. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE
Turkish farmer finds giant 8 kg mushroom growing in village. SPOILER ALERT! It looks exactly like a giant butt.
There’s a weird little space rock doing wide winding loops around our planet as we travel around the Sun. Apparently, we’ve got a li’l space buddy.
Snapshot 04.28.15. I am the poster child for bad medical reactions!
FF: Hanami in black and white. Excellent tweets and lovely photos.
LBC: Fun Vintage Magnets. Would buy all of these please and thank you.