Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Surprising Signs of Gluten Intolerance

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I Forgot, I'm Sorry: The Fibro Fogged Brain

I must admit, I was all set to give you a post on caring for children while having Fibromyalgia.  The wheels have been churning all day for the post, but those thoughts will have to come another day because I something else just grabbed my attention, my Fibro Fogged Brain.

Fog is something that I'm so used to that I almost forget it's there-- AND YES!-- that pun is COMPLETELY intended!

I'm a lot like the rest of society.  I forget phone numbers because I have my phone.  I even forget important dates because I diligently put them in my phone to forget.  But the thing that irritates me the most is when I forget to connect with the people I care about. 

There are times when you will see me on Facebook "liking" what seems like hundreds of comments.  I may spend some time in a forum and comment a few dozen times in one day.  You also might find me responding to emails, or blog comments in a large number too.  Why?  Well, the answer is simple.

I forgot.  I forgot that I have blog comments, Facebook friends, Pinterest People, Tweet Peeps, emails, and forum friends.  I sometimes (okay maybe A LOT of times) forget to even acknowledge my face to face time friends too. 

And I forgot because my brain doesn't have the capacity to remember everything anymore.  Sometimes I'm lucky if I remember what my name is, let alone what I have scheduled.  And today's day and age doesn't make that easy when you have to cram your schedule along with your family's into one day.  I have triple booked my time along with my kids-- it happens!

What I can say is that I'm sorry.  I'm human.  I have a disability and I forget.  But that doesn't mean that I don't care about you.  Nor does that mean that you should give up on me if you feel that I'm neglecting you.  I do try.  Improvement is ALWAYS something I strive for.

BUT please know, I have good days where I remember everything including your birthday.  I value you.  I love you!  Each and everyone of you!  Whether you are a face to face friend, a Facebook friend, a Forum Friend, my Pinterest People (yeah that's my line LOL!), Twitter Peeps, or a commenter on my blog, I love ALL of you!

And when my days are bad, please know that I think of you even when you think I don't.  Even when you hate me because I have neglected you for months.

I only neglect you because I'm sick.  And I'm not saying it for pity.  I don't want that from you.  I hate to be labeled as disabled.  We are ALL capable.  Every living creature is.  It's just that some of us need more time than others.

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,


New App Can Help You Predict Weather Related Flares

I have not personally had the chance to look into this phone app so I'm not very sure on its pricing.  I will check it out soon and let you know what I think, but it sure looks fascinating!  FINALLY someone gets that our aliments can be linked to the weather and that's, well, PRICELESS!

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sausage Stuffed Peaches Over a Bed of Onions and Rice

I have to admit that this recipe is one of my left over creations.  I had a 3 small pork chops and some rice with onions (Mashkoul) left over from yesterday and I needed to combine it with something new.  Call me a true Italian-- I hate to waste food!  My pork chops had a Dove Chocolate Spiced Rub on them which gives this dish a nice spice to it.  But brown sugar with some nutmeg and cinnamon would also go nicely!  The rice is a great recipe all on it's own and you can find it here:

Now for my creation which serves 5:


10 ripe peaches pitted and skin removed
2 cups prepared rice with onion (mashkoul) minus the baking time in recipe
1 pound of sweet chicken sausage (I used Alfresco)
3 small cooked boneless pork chops (mine had a Dove Chocolate Spiced Rub)
3 eggs
3/4 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 of grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 cups of water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut up peaches and remove pits and skin.  Set aside.  Fill a greased baking pan with the prepared rice and onion and place the peaches on top of the rice.  Pour 1 cup of water over the rice and peaches.  Mix sausage, pork, eggs, cheese, bread crumbs together and stuff your pitted peaches.  If you have extra sausage you can cover the rice and peaches too like I did.  Place pan in the oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes remove from the oven and add the extra cup of water to the rice if it's needed.  Enjoy hot!

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,


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