Scandal episode 03/30/17

And In short,  what Abby did was horrible!  She should have called it all off the moment Frankie was shot.  How did she not see that this was a rabbit hole that just went deeper and deeper?! I don’t feel bad for her because she made some horrible choices.  Like all the other characters, she let power get  the best of her, and now my Huck could die! And I can’t deal with that because he’s my favorite character! ❤️  you lost, Abby. This isn’t ever going to end for you! After what you did to Frankie and that officer, you should be sickened by yourself!  You may as well get used to being the bad guy and grow “a stomach for blood”. 

#scandal #ohAbby #Abby

My Weekend with Lymphedema 

This past weekend was bound to be great! And it was! My daughter shined onstage in her dance performances.  We spent time with great friends, my aunt who was in town, and enjoyed staying in a beautiful hotel room that is normally too rich for our blood.  I traveled to the location with my two children.  My mother was supposed to join us but she was unfortunately hospitalized the day we left.  She usually goes with me on these trips and it takes a lot of the stress of  it, as far as driving and walking and keeping up with the kids.  We take turns with the driving and she usually handles the parking and drops me off at the door if necessary.  My mom is not in great shape either, obviously; hence, her hospitalization. But under normal circumstances, she can walk a  little bit better than me, and without assistance. I use my cane daily for any walking outside of my home.  But in large arenas, like a dance competition, I must use my Rollator which I just refer to as a walker.  It gives me a place to sit and rest when I can’t walk any further. Or in the embarrassing instances when I cannot fit into the seats.  Everything was going pretty well for us at the beginning. My leg was killing me by the time we got to the hotel Friday, but I  was still mobile and able to get upstairs with my Cain. Via elevator, of  course.  Parking worked out great on Saturday as well as Sunday.  However all the walking done on Saturday was what ultimately did me in.  We were in search of a restaurant or diner that afternoon so the kids could have lunch before my daughter’s solo.  

We walked everywhere.  I had to stop and rest a lot, which really slowed us down.  We never got anything to eat, bc we ran out of time. I don’t know why they didn’t have vendors in the building! So all this walking strained my thighs and caused them to swell horribly.  By Saturday night, I could barely move.  On Sunday, I was walking like a 99 year old.  This is what sucks about lymphedema. It always beats you down!  Since I was the only adult, I had to drive us back home on sunday.  A maximum five hour drive under normal circumstances, but usually less if you limit the bathroom breaks.  I had taken my Synthroid that morning for my hypothyroidism.  I had also just had a big lunch.  Either way, there was no reason for me to be that exhausted but I was.  

By the time we got on the interstate, I was struggling.  I was so sleepy suddenly.  I tried conversating with my daughter, but she was falling asleep herself!  As was my son!  We were all exhausted, but it hit me the worst.  I fought with myself from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa, considering propping open my eyelids with toothpicks, and then I had to stop.  I went to the bathroom. I exercised my painful, throbbing legs.  I bought myself an M&M McFlurry bc the coldness of the ice cream wakes me up. This did not last very long though.  I was so happy to cross into Columbus, Mississippi.  However it was then that I knew I could no longer go on.  The pain in my legs was so bad that I was crying in front of my children. I couldn’t stay awake to save my life. It was only 7:00 at this time, but I told them to decide what they wanted for dinner bc I was buying it then and we were going to a hotel room.  With only an hour and a half to go, I had to give up and let LE win.  

The next day, after a flat tire, service truck, and lunch, we were back on the road.  Once again I had taken my Synthroid which is supposed to help fight against thyroid-induced fatigue.   As soon as we pulled into the highway, I was yawning and my eyes are closing.  I prayed, hoping that I could just get my kids home in one piece. We stopped in Starkville for my daughters allergy shot and I napped in the car while my kids were in the clinic.  Then I took them to get fro-yo so that I could nap in the parking lot.  FINALLY, we made it home intact and alive.  Thank God! It took us hours. I won’t lie, and there are times I didn’t think we would make it.  

I have stayed in bed for over 48 hours since we got home, with the exception of bathroom breaks and doing little things, like getting me or my son something to drink or eat.  Luckily I have wonderful sisters who help me get the kids to school and where they need to be, and help with grocery shopping.  Of course, dinner every night has been fast food.  I am awake more often now but for the first 36 hours i was hibernating like a Grizzly.  Now I’m back into my pattern of sleep a few hours and be awake a few hours. Ugh.  This lymphedema stuff never gets any easier.  My legs are still hurting , but much better than they were.  However I don’t think I could do much walking right now, even with the walker.  I’m sick of being in bed, I’m sick of sitting here, and I’m too tired and pained to get up and go somewhere.  I’m gonna ride this out and hope I’ll be back on my feet by the weekend.  Bc this is bull.  My mom should get out of the hospital today, so I’m grateful for that.  Not for me, but for her, of course. She’s had a rough  time, but that’s gonna be explained another time when we learn about Myasthenia Gravis.  Pray for her please❤️ thanks for reading! My hands and arms are going numb. Have a great day!! 

#ohlymphedema #lymphedema #hypothyroidism

Trumpcare FAILED!

Well, I think most of us saw  this coming.  The problem is that the authors of this bill are not tuned in to the needs of the American people. In fact, they don’t even care!  The only thing they care about is money.  At the expense of Healthcare.  At the expense of American lives.

Syrian shelter attacked; 33 dead

But they were just sneaky Muslim terrorists.  Who cares if they get blown up?!   Can’t come into our country now!  /sarcasm


The right wing needs to get their heads out of their arses and CARE ABOUT OTHERS.  These people are dying, and you are Guilty bc you are contributing to the spread of unjustified fear!  Syrians are humans, too!  Treat them as such!

Don’t buy into the negative hype about Beauty and the Beast. WONDERFUL FILM! Do yourself a favor and see it!

Beauty and the Beast was absolutely amazing!! The script followed the original Disney film almost word for word. Songs that never made it to the original film were used. The scenes were recreated frame by frame! The sets were exquisite and an exact copy of the animated backgrounds. It was breath-taking! If you were a huge fan of the movie as a child then you are going to fall in love and be as enchanted as I was! It was always one of my favorite Disney movies, and they did it perfectly!!!! Bravo! I had my doubts about Emma Watson As Belle, but she was wonderful! They were all wonderful!

And please forget all the hoopla that’s being said about this film and the characters! It only hints that LeFou might have a crush on Gaston, and it could easily just be envy. There is a scene at the end where for one second it shows everyone dancing and then LeFou and another guy begin to dance together. Big deal. Certainly not the first time that’s happened in a family film or show. Does this mean the characters are gay? An adult or teen might be able to see it, but children will not bc it’s not presented as a main point of the film.

I am telling you this bc the misguided outrage and misinformation about this is beyond ridiculous! It’s a non – issue. i have seen way more in some of your favorite shows that your kids have probably seen you watch. It’s not teaching children to be gay or pushing any type of agenda. Did the writers do this to normalize Gay characters? If so, then I call it a tiny step in the right direction. Because Gay people ARE NORMAL. They are everywhere, and I know that you know this! They serve you at restaurants, they do your hair and nails, they ring up your purchases in stores. They assist you when you are sick in the hospital. They are doctors, lawyers, teachers, dentists, florists, bakers, librarians, policeman, fireman, etc. It is normal to see and know Gay people, and you likely have them in your life, either in your family or friends of your family. It is normal to see Gay people in everyday life because it is normal to be gay in everyday life. You don’t have to like it, but you do need to treat them with kindness and respect, and not act repulsed because they are represented by a minor character in a movie. Don’t boycott things just because people are gay. You wouldn’t want someone boycotting you. Don’t boycott them.

Also, this goes for interracial couples as well. I loved the movie for this! It was inclusive and showed several different races and interracial couples! Thank you, Disney! And thank you, Bill Condon and the cast and crew of #BeautyandtheBeast!!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Why I can’t stop talking about Donald Trump

I hear a lot that I complain about 45 too much.  Why can’t I give him a chance? Why can’t I just shut my mouth and watch as the White House burns down to the ground?  Why do I antagonize the very people I love dearly by posting incessantly about the latest thing this buffoon has done, said, or tweeted?! The answer is simple.  You voted how you felt you should, and so did I.  But it doesn’t matter who I voted for.  I’m not gonna stand by and watch a narcissistic tyrant destroy our nation.  No one should.  I gave trump a chance. I gave him a chance to apologize for the comments about Mexicans.  I gave him a chance to apologize about what he said about the former Miss Universe.  I then listened as he rallied a base who frankly scare the hell out of me!  I’m a mom.  I’m a daughter.  I’m a sister, and I’m a friend. Most importantly, I’m an ally.

I protest Trump because  I love you.  I advocate for all people from all walks of life to have the opportunity to live that life as they see fit.  I believe in human rights. I believe in equality and inclusiveness.  It upsets me when I see a man who once mocked a disabled reporter in front of a cheering crowd be allowed to continue his Campaign for president and then be elected!!  I gave him a chance to apologize for that.  He has repeatedly denied it ever happened.  He has spoken badly about women, calling them pigs.  He personally attacked Megyn Kelly (who I don’t even like), but she didn’t deserve to be treated as he treated her.  So many terrible things he said on the campaign trail, continually rallying a base of angry, hostile, racist, misogynistic, Muslim – hating bigots.  He instigated hate.  He encouraged it.  He thrives on it.

Trump is a king on the throne of bigotry. He admitted to “taking” what he wanted on that now infamous recording from Access Hollywood. That is why it’s defined as sexual assault, people.  And he dismissed this as “locker room talk”. No apologies to the public for having to listen to that garbage.   45 believes he can do no wrong.  And he loves attention.  If you can’t tell by now, he’s a big crybaby when the attention is negative.  Well, crybaby Trump, the attention is negative because  you are such a negative person. I have never seen a presidential speech from any president where all he did was yell and talk about himself.

I have given 45 chance after chance from the moment he was sworn in. And what did he do? He spoke about carnage and this bleak America that I do not know. An inaugural speech is supposed to be hopeful and inspiring.  That was not the vibe.  Since then, every moment has been a circus.  He’s cutting things that I would never have imagined any human would want to cut! Organizations that rely on federal funding.  What did Big Bird ever do to you, 45?  Please don’t ask me anymore why I can’t give our new “leader” a chance!  He has a new chance every day to start fresh, but he just won’t take it.

And so I will continue to talk about Donald Trump and rant about his stupidity, selfishness, and fragile ego.  I will protest his policies, budget cuts, and speeches.  Because Donald Trump doesn’t care about you, my friends.  My allies.  You need to take a long look into why you aren’t protesting this man.  He is tearing our country down, and the GOP  is allowing him to do it. That party ain’t looking so grand right now, is it?