I ate 39 spicy rolls off the floor….

Right, so as you may have guessed, this is a post just to make you smile. I’m feeling a little sleepy, and am half way through a serious post. But I figured if I needed a brain break you might too.

I love That 70s Show. Pie showed it to me and it’s freaking addictive. So skip the first two minutes of this and it’s just spectacular. Here it is!

And Pie sent me this funny video awhile ago, but I just discovered it and it makes me giggle

Especially since my cat does that all the freaking time. He’s just that silly.

Speaking of silliness, I wanted to share something that has made my day for awhile now. Don’t ask me why, but we can see the search terms people put in google to direct them to The Misses Pots. But the funny thing is that it’s rarely anything to do with POTS, nor do they generally makes sense. So I’m showing the best, I honestly look at the statistics just so I can see the silly things people type into search engines.

1. Voldemort. “Voldemort headphones”, “Voldemort jokes”, “Voldemort wants ice cream” “Team Voldemort”  I kid you not, that’s just a smattering of them. This confuses me on a fundamental level. I think the second to last one is my favorite.

2. “How to make paper roses” this is a common one. I think our generation is incapable of making them. Yet they’re a popular commodity, the people have spoken! Shame google keeps sending them here. Must really crush all their hopes and dreams.

3. Aristocats. The best one was “kitten pain in aristocats” What kind of sadists read this blog??!

4. Happy Birthday. Nearly 1500 times. I’ve ceased to be amazed by that.

5. Monsieur Poirot. And every spelling combination possible thereof. Oh Poirot you dog. Diverting people to our humble blog. This makes me happy, apparently I’m not the only one in the world who reads Agatha Christie. I just might be the only one that can spell that character’s name.

6. “Crazy cat people” you have come to the right place!

7. “Teddy I love you” aw shucks. It’s so soon, I don’t even know your screen name yet!

8. “Pedialyte for horses” …? I see why you’re directed here, but why are you asking such a thing?

9. Jim Hawkins from the Disney movie Treasure Planet. People love him. I didn’t even know that movie was so popular. Of course, he’s voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so why should I be surprised?

10. “mushroom jokes” I want to be friends with you. So badly. Just so you will tell me jokes about my favorite vegetable.

Ok, so I used to love Safetysuit. Honestly, they’re pop at its finest. They’re like Onerepublic before they became big. So when a free giveaway on itunes appeared by them I was kind of psyched. And the lyrics are awesome for POTS. When I get sick I get angsty, dunno why. I guess it’s just a throwback to the situational depression I experience during my first couple years of POTS. I listened to a lot of Breaking Benjamin, especially their album “Dear Agony” Take that as you will. Anyways, ignore that tangent.  Here are the lyrics.

“These times will try hard to define me/ And I’ll try to hold my head up high/ But I’ve seen despair here from the inside/ And it’s got a one track mind/
And I have this feeling in my gut now/ And I don’t know what it is I’ll find/ Does anybody ever feel like,/You’re always one step behind?/
Now I’m sitting alone here in my bed I’m waiting for an answer I don’t know that I’ll get/ I cannot stand to look in the mirror I’m failing/ I’m telling you these times are hard/ But they will/
And I know there’s someone out there somewhere/ Who has it much worse than I do/ But I have a dream inside, a perfect life I’d give anything just to work/ It’s like I’m only try’na dig my way out/ Of all these thing I can’t/
And I am/ Sitting alone here in my bed/ I’m waiting for an answer I don’t know that I’ll get

I cannot stand to look in the mirror/ I’m failing/ I’m telling you these times are hard/ But they will pass,/They will pass/ They will pass/ These times are hard/ But they will/
These times will try hard to define me/ But I will hold my head up high/
Sitting alone here in my bed/ I’m waitng for an answer I don’t know that I’ll get/ I cannot stand to look in the mirror/ I’m failing/ I’m telling you these times are hard/ But they will pass/
And I know there’s a reason/ I just keep hoping it wont be long ’til I see it/ And maybe if we throw up our hands and believe it!/ I’m telling you these times are hard/ But they will pass/ They will pass/ They will pass/ These times are hard/ But they will pass.”

So I really like it. Because sleepy days are the days you can go into your sad place. When that happens, I pray. Because it’s comforting to know that I’m not in control. That there is a better future, and even a better now if I look for it.

SPEAKING of looking for good things, I have something I would like to share. I was accepted into an Archaeology field school! So this summer I will be on a dig learning how to be an archaeologist. This will entail a month of being in a pit, learning to expertly use a trowel and brush. I’m probably going to come back blonde there will be so much sun. That’s strange. Teddy bears can’t be blonde. Maybe I’ll wear a hat. Anyways, this is a really big moment for me because of a few things. One, it’s competitive to get into. Two, it’s pretty athletic. This is important because I thought I wouldn’t be healthy enough to do this for years. Last year is when I started getting noticeably better, but I was still walking and it was quite a struggle. I almost had to quit school a few times. But when I was stuck inside, I would read archaeology mysteries by Amelia Peabody. And then, the days I felt well enough to walk, I would shut my eyes and pretend that I was in Egypt walking across a lifeless desert.

So, these times are hard. But they will pass. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Be Well,

Teddy

 

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Get Better Soon!

Right oh, so Pie is sick with a tummy bug.

Thus, this post is dedicated to make her feel better (and hopefully any of you who are having a sick day)

So to start off with our favorite quote,

Hahaah, if this doesn’t make you laugh, then you have no soul. Well, thats an overstatement. But it happens to be a true one 😀

The next video is a song that Pie and I cannot get out of our heads, and Pie’s favorite anime: LoveCom! It is sincerely adorable and funny.  Plus it’s a fairly new pairing video so I don’t think she’s seen it yet. Otani (the guy below) is the love of her life. So I think this will make her happy.

Ok, and here is what should be a picture of our cat. She has no brains. At all. But we think she is SO unintelligent… that it’s a ploy to gain our trust. So logically following that point, she must be a spy.

“DID I SAY SPY? I MEAN CAT!”
albeit a stupid spy. Sorry for insulting your cat Pie, but you know it’s true.
And now something that totally just made me tear up at my keyboard. Which makes sense because this chapter of Harry Potter made me cry too. They did a bang up job in the movie, and this youtuber brought all the scenes together.
Well Pie, if all of this doesn’t make you smile and feel better, I don’t know what will.
But being sick really is all your fault anyways. Yup. You heard me. This is what you get for eating eggplant parmesan without me. So there.
Now that we’ve got that settled, go lie on the couch and watch gilmore girls. Since I know you’re doing that anyways 😛 Lots of love, and feel better soon! And when you do feel better, read the Hunger Games. Seriously. I didn’t buy them just ‘cuz they look pretty. Well, actually…. they do have nice covers. I guess I’ll just call you now. Before you leave a disgruntled message on my voicemail in regards to my neglect.
Love,
Teddy

Go Hug A Cat For Goodness Sakes!

SPRING  BREAK! Do you realize how amazing that is? Oh goodness I think if I had to live through another day of school I would turn into a puddle of Pie. Let me tell you Pies in puddle form are not as sweet (pudding is different). Now I am guessing you have seen Teddy’s sexy compression socks? They’re are insanely tight, I tried them on and almost died…..I hate socks…..when I was little I would cry whenever my Mom would put them on me. One thing I do to make me happy is to paint my nails. I don’t settle for ten fingers all one shade of a stereotypical red OH NO I paint them all different colors. Why? Because it makes me happy!! Every two weeks or so I sit in on my bathroom floor, listen to my ipod and paint my nails. I started doing this a couple months ago after I was having a truly awful day. I saw someone who had different shades of a color on her nails and I really liked how it looked. Now I look down and see a rainbow of colors ❤ I am honestly quite bad at painting my nails hand me a canvas or a boring wooden box and I will paint just fine.

When it comes to actually coloring (or painting) inside the lines it’s never good. Since I have been sick for 6 years… I have found many a ways to keep my creative side active. Birthdays and holidays come up all the time in life and personally it’s hard for me to think of good gifts…so I end up making them. One present I love to make is a painted wooden box. You can get really low priced boxes at art shops. I paint them on the outside with any color that pleases me. On the inside of the lid I glue stickers of things that remind me of the person.  I use a brush called a scruffy brush it creates a spongy texture to the box. I use plain ol’ acrylic paint and add sparkles if I am in the mood for pixie dust. The bottom of the inside can be a bit dull so I spruce it up with some felt (felt is just a cheap thick fabric). I have made the mistake of using a hot glue gun to glue the felt on and let me tell you…it isn’t called hot because it’s good looking.

I am surprised I still have thumbprints after using it. I know someday I will burn my thumb and the glue will mold my fingerprint into saying ha ha ha whose hot now? Sadly hot glue seems to be one of the best glues ever, that’s why it is called hot.  If someone says that’s hot you just say what like glue? It’s about time the world knew the real definition of the word “hot”. Yes, yes but back to my art projectos! I don’t only make boxes I have found many strange ways to be creative. I made Teddy this AWESOME poster (it’s giant) it is covered with our favorite movies/tv shows/ books pictures and then I have all of our favorite quotes scattered across it. I am a huge fan of designer paper. I buy these big books filled with paper with designs all over it. They are beautiful. What I really like about the paper is that I can use it for so many different things. When I have a project due in school I tend to use the really nice paper because it looks like I put a bigger effort into making it.

High school teachers love to make their students do strange projects like short stories about rats stranded on an island! I am not even kidding…in high school I wrote a story about the adaptations of rats…..on a desert island…my life can only go up hill from there right? Back to Teddy, in college her dorm door was (a snore) it had this boring sign that said her name on it and where she came from….so I got my designer paper out and made her a new one. Mine is way better. It is sparkly and perdy. I bought all of the stickers that have things in common with her life like the beach, books, tea, flowers, plants, reading, horses, cats etc and I put them on Velcro so she could rearrange them. Her name is in sparkly blue font and it is inside a mini frame. I was quite proud of my work. Another thing I love to do is make jewelry I do a lot of wire wrapping techniques. I make a lot of earrings but ironically I don’t have pierced ears.

I just love making them and seeing my friends and family member’s happy faces when they open them. That’s what I find amazing about art projects you can make someone something that they will love. How awesome is it to make something that you are proud of? For any person with a chronic illness ( or without a chronic illness! Or even a plain ol’ cold) it can be really hard to fill up your days with activities that don’t make you exhausted. On some hard days even lifting a paintbrush seems like climbing a mountain. So, take lots of breaks and pace yourself. It’s okay if you are too tired to go to the movies with a friend (it’s a bummer but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do) Instead of going to the movies maybe call them to keep up (that’s how I have kept my friends through all of these years) Or have them over to hangout for a short visit so you don’t crash the next day. Rent a great movie that you have been dying to see, take a nap in the sun, make a smoothie, practice cooking, PAINT, write a blog, sing, dance, yodel, watch funny youtube videos, call your friend, act, create a magnificent castle on sims, play dress up, take pictures, take a bubble bath, go for a walk, or talk to your cat (I am not even kidding TALK TO YOU’RE CAT! Why? Because sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Honestly your cat doesn’t care what you are talking about as long are you are talking to him.) This is you’re life and sadly you might come to the point where your fuzzy cat is the best you can do for the time being. Appreciate that cat and feed him well and give him snuggles!

Don’t let your days stay empty! Empty days can seem limitless while you are in the chronic black hole of nothingness. It can be as small as a cat but if it makes you happy then that is what matters in the end. Stay happy. Being happy will be your best medicine. You’re cat might think he is the best medicine…if you don’t have a cat you should go get one from the pound…and if you are allergic (like me) get one anyway ( I have three cats in case I am having a bad day and two are sleepy/grumpy, then I still have a cat to love). So, what you have learned in this blog post is to be happy, eat cheese (wait did I seriously forget to put that in the post??!?!?!?!), stay creative, and hug a cat..any cat will do as long as it resembles a cat…I am not sure if chihuahuas count. Be well and be happy 😀

Love,

Pie (not pudding)