Author Archive: sgramblingconfessions

first you make a roux

This was everywhere in New Orleans. After a while it felt not only like a cooking rule but a life mantra. If the roux is no good, don’t worry, just toss it. Start over. Don’t fret over it. Same with life goals. People get too caught up in making sure life goals go exactly to …

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This is it- the year I commit

2016. The fire dumpster of a year. The year of any outcome. The year that claimed over 70 celebrities. The year that defined a country. Or 2. Possibly more. The year that I kept lying to myself. Even when I finally got a group of doctors to finally diagnose me and not shy away from …

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I hate being gluten free

Absolutely hate it. I have finally made the move to be 100% gluten free as I have been working with doctors that finally believe I have chronic pain and have the official diagnosis of fibromyalgia. And being gluten free doesn’t completely alleviate the fibro pains, but it does help. And does it suck! Gluten free foods …

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when you finally get diagnosed

I have always suspected I had fibromyalgia or connective tissue disorder or some other auto immune disorder that doesn’t show up in bloodwork or on any scans. But is a diagnosis of elimination is what my GP would call it and I don’t really even think it is that. It is what it is- it’s …

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stop assuming you know how I feel

The internet wars are funny. In that they are funny because they are sad. Mommy wars. Wars between parents and non-parents. Dog people and cat people. People who live with chronic illness and those that don’t. Pokemon Go players and those that have no idea what a pokemon is. Another morning and another meme telling …

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i didn’t shave for a month … and i felt nothing

except hairy, my deodorant worked overtime and my hair looks manly. I love those click bait-y articles that are all “I tried this for a week… and the results …wow!” Well, this isn’t one of those times. I did not feel empowered, more feminist, or any of that other bullshit some other women say they …

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Its where my demons hide

About 2 weeks ago I received a letter from the DA’s office that they could not prove all the elements of B&E so they would not be pursuing a case against the little urchin that broke into my apartment – twice- last September. First, lets review all the elements of B&E in the state of …

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I don’t normally wade into political territory or hot button topics on the blog- I tend to stick to topics that are harmless, and well, about me. Because what is a blog but about oneself? But recently my beloved state of NC did something atrocious and I cannot abide by it. In a “special session”, …

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The issue with Bridget Jones

Ok, so I know I’m way behind on getting around to reading Bridget Jones. And I never bothered watching the movies. I shocked the shit out of people when they found out I’ve never read/seen Harry Potter either. But anyway, I of course followed the stories of how Renee Zellweger packed on all that weight …

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you get more than you bargain for

I have an Equine Science degree with a focus on business management. I think my B.S. actually reads ‘Equine Business Management’. The two are and are not mutually exclusive. But in the 4 years I was off at this magical school that gave me this wonderful degree I learned more about everything than anyone could …

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