Author Archive: sgramblingconfessions

what is home?

Is it a place? A feeling? A person? We always say “we’re going home” and usually we mean we’re going to visit our folks. Or other family. Or maybe just to our own place of existence. But nowhere has held that “home” feeling for me that is so often described in books, movies, by other …

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Frozen on Broadway

Firstly, I am not a movie or theater critic. As stated in my mission statement or whatever of the purpose of this blog is to give my personal opinion on movies, books, life and work. And y’all come along with my personal journey through hell that is chronic illness. My mother and I went on …

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A decent hospital visit … those exist?!

Another day, another new and exciting health issue to add to the list. *internal groan* I had been having abdominal pain for 4 days and finally decided I had had enough of that mess so went by Urgent Care. They did simple labs, took some fluids and poked around. My belly didn’t care for her …

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take yourself on vacation

I meant to write this months ago … and just didn’t. Because who knows why. Life? Laziness? Lack of motivation? Who knows. But something jumped up and bit me and I felt I needed to write. Back in August I took myself on vacation. My first true solo vacation. A couple years prior I had …

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my default setting is anger

I’ve been officially diagnosed for only a year with fibromyalgia. I have dealt with, suffered from, tolerated and ranted against chronic pain, fatigue and the overwhelming and ever growing feeling of “AARRGGHHUUUUGGGHHHH” for 15 years. The things they talk to me about at the Pain Clinic are how to deal with 24/7 pain, how to …

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storms and health

Storms and other big weather events have always affected me health wise. Migraines especially. But I feel that shit in my bones. Cold weather, you know, the 2 weeks of winter weather we get here in central NC … I can feel where I was thrown into a wall in college by a freaked out …

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the joys and pitfalls of having resting bitch face

I suffer from resting bitch face. Or RBF. or more politely known, angry resting face. Or any many number of other phrases people come up with. And are also accompanied with “why you mad?” “whats wrong?”. I have had it as long as I can remember. I have photos going back to when I was …

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Why Do We Write?

I started this blog many years ago to cope with my job at a hotel. I had some pretty great stories. I also posted stories about cooking … trying out new recipes and how they turned out. I left the hotel for retail and since stopped writing too much about work (retail didn’t have the …

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Not Today Satan ….

well, maybe today… .possibly tomorrow. I just have to hold on until Friday. Then I have my infusion treatment which, pray to the sweet baby Jesus in a manger, continues to work. It has to work. Thing is- I have learned to play nice with my demons from years past. Hell, sometimes I’ll even trot …

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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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