A Random Thoughts Life Update

If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat (katebmitchell), you know that I’ve been sick this week. But not just sick – those of us with suppressed immune systems don’t just get sick. We get horribly sick because our bodies can’t fight anything. So I developed a horrible bacterial sinus infection which brought my asthma back, and that combined with being in between arthritis treatments means that my pain has been horrible, too. But even though I’m dealing with all of that, I’ve been on top of my blog posts this week. Yes, that deserves a round of applause, thank you very much. Anyway, please enjoy this random sampling of my brain because I’m not well enough to give you 4 original and high-quality posts at the moment.

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I’m so completely and totally over this illness. I feel horrible in every sense. Also, because I’m sick, I couldn’t take my Methotrexate this Sunday. I love having an appetite and not feeling like I’m going to be sick, but my pain has been worse because of it. Also, I was supposed to start my new main arthritis treatment (Stelara) this weekend but now I can’t. That’s the problem with autoimmune diseases; if you take a medication that will suppress your immune system while you are sick, you won’t be able to recover, and you could even get sicker. As you can probably tell, I’m annoyed by this entire situation.

How is Donald Trump still in the presidential race?! How are there really so many people who think he would be a good president?! It just makes absolutely zero sense.

I’m so, so grateful for my friends, near and far. I have some awesome friends in Boston (some of whom I’ve known since freshmen or sophomore year of college) who get me and get my life and I don’t have to be “on” around them all the time. They’ve seen the highs and lows of my health and they know what I’m dealing with. I also have some awesome ones around the country, and I’m so grateful for technology that helps us keep in touch.

I need/want more neutral lipstick. I’ve been really wanting to wear more but the ones I have that I want to wear are mostly bright colors. While there’s obviously no law that I can’t wear them right now, they don’t feel like the right fit for some reason. I have and adore this bright pink Bobbi Brown one (I mean how beautiful is that color, the one I’m wearing in the below picture) but it feels too bright for right now. I’m also really liking lip pencils, especially after the NARS ones that were the Sephora birthday gift last year. But also I need to not spend money because I’m going to some weddings later this year. It’s a tough call.

The guys who have been painting the new house bring a Boston terrier with them! His name is Brutus and he’s my new bud. He has claimed me as a suitable substitute human while his works, and likes to follow me around and snuggle. It’s the best.

Speaking of painting the house, the den is now this gorgeous deep steel blue and it’s amazing. The doors, walls, shelves, everything are this color and it’s so cool. My mother has the eye for interior design and it shows.

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  • Reply Emily of Em Busy Living

    I’m sorry you’ve been so ill. I hope you feel better soon.
    And I highly believe that every construction worker/painter/anyone who comes to your house should bring their pets.

    February 26, 2016 at 9:34 am
  • Reply India H.

    I hope you feel better soon! And I agree with you about Donald Trump. It’s very annoying.

    India |

    February 26, 2016 at 10:00 am
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