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Bits of Life

I’m doing a bit of a stream of consciousness today because it’s my blog and I can do that.

My workspace the past few days as I’ve been tired and sore

The Pats are going to the Super Bowl and I’m pumped.

My energy levels have been way too low recently. The fatigue has been so real! It’s taking me longer to feel awake and general stiffness to subside in the morning (up to an hour versus 30 minutes a few weeks ago) and I start fading sooner in the day, usually around 3.

I got my test results back from my appointment last month! Way low in basically everything, except for aluminum, which was too high. So now I can’t drink tap water and can’t drink from a can so we can see if those are what’s causing it. My life is weird. Also, the list of foods I’m not eating is longer. It contains gluten, dairy, corn, soy, egg, red meat (sob), and quinoa. Some of these is just for a couple of weeks, others are for a couple of months, and others are forever. The list will continue to grow … including eventually cutting out coffee (double sob).

I’m slowly but surely working on my new writing website (about my books, writing, editing, etc.). It’s inching along – mostly because I’m starting from scratch and forgot how long it takes to build a completely new site!

My sister is in Australia! She left last week to study abroad – she’ll come back in May – and has been enjoying lots of summer activities there along with that whole school thing. Because we are in different hemispheres, she left all her winter clothes behind. Which means I have lots of clothes to play with without having to pay for them. I have to say that I am loving it!

Sometimes I think about what my life was like 6 months ago and then again a year ago and it freaks me out how much things have changed. Both feel like lifetimes ago! Anyone else feel that way?

On that note, I am completely down to make 2015 a wonderful year for myself. It’s going to happen.

I’m so grateful that I have health insurance and that my insurance covers what I need. There are so many situations where that doesn’t happen, especially for people who don’t think they need insurance until it is too late. Trust me, I understand the cost and that sometimes it may seem like it isn’t worth it. But it’s worth the preventative care that can keep you from having larger issues as well as the knowledge that a trip to the ER won’t bankrupt you.

If you don’t have insurance yet, there’s still time! The marketplace ( is open until February 15. There are 25% more issues participating in the marketplace now than in the past, and 8 out of 10 people can find coverage for less than $100 per month with tax benefits. Just go to and enter your zip code to find the right plan for you.

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  • Reply Kels @ BlonderSide

    First of all GO PATS!!! SO excited and wish I was gonna be up there for the excitement and atmosphere to watch. However my friends were at the Colts game and sent me live text updates so it kinda felt like I was there lol

    January 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Kati Rose

    Go Pats! I was really hoping it would be Packers vs Pats, but I'm happy with just the Pats in it. Good luck on eventually cutting out coffee, I shuddered thinking about how hard it would be for me to do that. But you gotta do what you gotta do to feel okay.

    January 21, 2015 at 5:18 am
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    Omg quitting coffee would be so hard! As is quitting everything else you have to avoid now…but I know you can do it! And yes, I feel like a billion years have passed since 6 months ago/a year ago haha. You aren't alone!

    January 28, 2015 at 5:13 pm
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