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Several weeks ago, we took our youngest daughter to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN. It was a funny show with good eats! Check out the picture of us below:

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Well, I’m not really sorry. I’ve just not been in the mood. Plus, my blog is going through some changes (it’s got a spiffy new design, thanks to my super awesome cousin Sherri!) and I don’t like blogging in the middle of those kinds of changes. I don’t know why. (UPDATE: Now I know why! Because before the changes are finished, things like the comment section not working happens, which I only find out about AFTER I publish a post….hence why my old design is back up temporarily. *sigh*)

I’m seriously considering starting a new blog that is RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) related just so I can whine and cry a bit. And also share my successes of course. That seems to be all I want to write about these days. My family is still pretty bizarre but they are not giving me enough blog fodder here lately.

Oh wait! There is one thing that I totally forgot to share on here that I recorded a while back. Check it out below and tell me you did not laugh out loud…because it is pretty darn funny! My husband versus the Gazelle.

 

 

Do you guys remember the Gazelles? Do they even make them anymore?

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Autoimmune Paleo -Day 1 of Treating my RA naturally

I wrote a post a few months ago about My Decision To Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally With the Paleo Diet. Things went great for the first month or so; I saw a decrease in pain and inflammation and the swelling in my feet and hands went away…then I started cheating. And once my husband was out of work on medical leave for over six weeks, I just stopped doing it completely. Mostly because of financial reasons (he was only getting half of his pay at the time on short term disability) and partially because of the holiday season and my weakness.

During the past few months, my RA has gotten worse. I seem to be in a continual flare that never goes away. Every day, I have pain that lasts all day (though it does ease up a little by the afternoon). My jaw has also become affected and I think my neck has as well (hard to tell with that since I also have a herniated disc there). I was praying it would never go into my jaw. I’ve read the stories. So far, it’s only my left side and it’s not “bad” yet.

My husband has returned to work and I have made some lifestyle changes for the better (basically going to bed at night whereas before I would stay up until 3 or 4am). And today is day one of restarting the Autoimmune Paleo diet (AIP). I’m hoping that I am much more successful at staying on it. I started tapering off the prednisone I have been on since last summer. I should be off it entirely within a month.

Meanwhile I am also going to look for another Rheumatologist. The one I have does not have a good bedside manner and I need a doctor I feel at ease with.  I’ve went and bought all the foods I need and I even find myself unfollowing recipe boards on Pinterest unless they are AIP or regular Paleo. I don’t want to see the yummy, but bad for me food I usually eat. I’m really going to miss potatoes. I’m just saying. That is the worst.

I’m not sure if this diet will work for me, but I am going to give it my all, unlike last year. And I have hope.

It’s no secret I live in the boondocks. We have some really weird colorful neighbors. But this is a first:

Death of a snowman

 

I think he’s pretty mad at the snow. He is killing the snowman with a sword. A SWORD, people! And that’s like the 3rd or 4th one! Yeah. And I thought I hated the snow!

We are supposed to get something Wednesday and Thursday. Not sure if it’s going to be ice or snow or a mixture of both (more likely), but I, for one, am sick of winter! And to think my kids Spring Break starts at the end of next week.

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