Where the Heck Have I Been ? My Semi Hiatus from blogging and life ….

Once again – I’ve been neglecting my blogging.  I’ve sworn to myself that this blog would be a manifestation of all the crazy adventures and experiences in my life. Positivity vs negativity. Which is precisely why I haven’t been writing.   The end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 brought with it some very difficult hurdles. There were kidney stones, stress of the holidays, my standard Christmas cold, my February battle with the Flu and then ….. the loss of an amazing friend.  I am not going to turn this post or blog into a haven for doom and gloom.  Jess wouldn’t want that and I don’t want that.  She was an outstanding person with an amazing determination.  She knew what it was like to fight an invisible connective tissue disease – that takes more out of you than sometimes you are willing to put in.  She was there to listen and tell me exactly what I needed to do/get tested for next. She was my go-to guru, lunch partner, confidant, fangirl-ing friend. I miss her terribly.  I could do a whole post – about Jess – about how she fought lupus, never gave up and encouraged me to live my life to the fullest. Which is why – this blog is going to be about what I AM doing – to live my life, enjoy everyday and continue the fight.

To find out more about lupus, overlap diseases and other autoimmune diseases check out these links:

www.lupus.org – a great resource on what it means to have lupus and resources for family/friends

www.mollysfund.org – a great page that discusses what it is like to live with lupus and overlap diseases

www.butyoudontlooksick.com – resources, articles, etc – for anyone living with/with someone who has an invisible illness

Memorial Day

According to Oxford Dictionary Memorial Day – is “(NOUN) A day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. Also called (especially formerly) Decoration Day.

 For me – it’s a whole lot more. Sure, everyone knows someone who’s served in our Military.  I can still recall my first phone call from my Operation Desert Storm pen pal – Marvin. My dad served in the army in the early 1960’s – just missing Vietnam and I’ve had plenty of college friends serve for a time after September 11.

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