A Brief Explanation

Hiya WordPress Dudes!

Yes, I have been M.I.A., went A.W.O.L., whatever you wanna call it, I took some time away from the blogosphere. Thank you to the folks who checked up on me via email, your concern was very much appreciated.

Everything at Casa Cuckoo has been the same, regular madness. Ben’s school has a Summer program that starts the Monday after the “regular” school year ends. I don’t even know when it switched TBH. He gets two or three weeks off at the end of August, but that’s it. Thankfully! He’s fully vaxed now too, BTW. The only reaction he had was a bit of swelling at the injection site after the second shot.

Things in AngieWorld are pretty much the same also. I’m still trying to work with the Methotrexate to mitigate the way it wipes me out for a day or two after I take it. It has done wonders for my plaque psoriasis though! All the scales are gone. There are still ginormous red spots where the skin was affected, but that may be permanent. If it is, that’s fine with me. My skin doesn’t itch, burn, hurt, flake off, or crack and bleed anymore. I’ll deal with extreme fatigue for two out of seven days.

I am not walking every day, but most days. My weight is still bothering me, but my doctors don’t seem concerned about it. I cut back on the exercise a bit to not burn the calories, and because some days I just don’t wanna.

I am still taking pictures. Too many pictures, probably. My WP media is 96% full. They just want me to spend more money. I could delete a bunch of pictures, but that seems like a lot of work, especially from a phone.

The Daughters are fine, and the critters are fine. Sven has been grumpier than usual. He’s shedding and, from the plaque psoriasis, I can relate.

Anyway, I’m back. Or that’s the plan for now anyway. Who knows what the Hello Kitty will happen next?!





29 thoughts on “A Brief Explanation

    1. I watched a lot of cool stuff on YouTube… things I never knew about, and I veg’d. It was good to do other things with some of the time I’d been spending in blogland.
      I didn’t lose my Zen, but my balance was a little off.😉💕🦋🌻🐝

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    1. I LOVE the results from the med! If I could work out where I didn’t feel like I was dragging lead weights around after I take it, I’d be even happier. There’s not much room for “down time” at Casa Cuckoo☹ HRH doesn’t understand, or doesn’t care🤷🏼‍♀️
      Bee Butts, Sunsets and Side-eye Sven will return soon🤣

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  1. Great news that the medication is working – it must feel lovely after all that discomfort. Hooray, for the summer school program too! 🙂

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    1. The summer school is another reason to love his school! I’m sure our home district would love to bring him back so they wouldn’t have to pay his tuition, but if they try, I will fight like a Mama Bear!! 😉
      I didn’t realize how much the plaque psoriasis was impacting my life til it was gone.

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  2. Lovely to see you back my friend. I’m glad Methotrexate is working for you. The side effects should wear off with use. I’ve been talking it for so long that I don’t remember the early time when I had side effects, or if I had them. I’m glad things are going per usual in your casa. Lots of hugs.

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    1. Thank you!🌻🤗💖 I keep hoping that the fatigue will lessen. I’m used to being tired, but this is more than tired. It feels like I’ve got weights attached to my arms and legs.
      I see the doctor again next month, so we’ll see how it is then. Maybe we can reduce from 12.5mg to 10mg🤷🏼‍♀️ I won’t do that on my own. I am trying different days & times, but I won’t change the dosage without talking to him.
      I’m lucky that fatigue is the only side effect. As you know, there are worse ones!

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    1. It never occurred to me to post a “taking a break” thing… I don’t even know how long I’ve been away😂 I wouldn’t say things are “mundane”, but they are “normal” for my crazy life 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 Most definitely better than everything going to shit!
      Now, I need to catch up on the posts I’ve missed.


  3. Just like Jeff, I was all WTF? O_o and figured that you WERE taking a break (I hoped so anyway). Finally last week it got to me and I asked around. Sadje said that Rory had been in touch via email and that you WERE taking a break. I’m so glad you’ve come back, it was a lot less bright here without you! I hope the meds work and I’m relating to that fatigue thing, although I’m not sure why I’ve ‘caught’ it. There have been times recently that I just could not stay upright even though I’d had a full (for me) night’s sleep. My sympathies and again WELCOME BACK! ❤

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    1. Thank you🌻 I hope your fatigue goes away soon🤞 At least I have a reason for mine. Anything else that goes wonky with my body, I just blame on Fibromyalgia😉 Fibro causes weird stuff, so it’s valid. Anyway, that my story & I’m sticking to it.
      I’m glad that Sadje was able to contact Rory, who does indeed email with me… a little convoluted, but it worked.🤷🏼‍♀️😂
      I do have a contact page which sends me an email, just for future reference. 😉 I don’t like to put my email address out on WP in general cuz I get quite enough spam about penis enlargement, or CBD oil🤦🏼‍♀️


    1. Not much actual relaxing, but that’s life with an almost 13 year old autistic kid… or any kid for that matter.
      I’m still leaving comments on your posts, but they must be going to your WordPress “spam” folder.
      How’s the recovery? All healed up? I hope the Missus and the girls are doing well!
      I’m looking forward to both of the books! Although reading has been difficult for me for over a year now. I don’t have the concentration to read more than a few paragraphs, or I fall asleep.

      California has relaxed all restrictions so hopefully with our 70% fully vaccination rate, things will start becoming the “new normal”.

      I miss chatting with you. I looked for an email or contact page, and couldn’t find either. And WordPress thinks my comments are “spam”, so I’m stuck waiting til you contact me😂

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      1. Hey, I’ll keep on contacting you. You are the voice beyond the water and that makes sense. Going to be putting my words to work in the next few weeks as my mother’s dying. It feels that a part of me is going too. It is strange to think that this blog came out of the mess left by the death of my father – now it is standing vigil as another segment of my DNA floats off into oblivion…

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        1. I’m sorry to read that. Death is a part of life, but it’s a difficult part. Although, sometimes it can be a mercy, like with my grandmother who had stomach cancer.

          I saw what you wrote about her, but wasn’t sure if that was current. I hope it’s a gentle passing.
          Hugs to you!💌

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  4. You’ll get acclimated to the methotrexate in a while, and about the WP picture deal? I had the same experience and deleting older pix just takes them out of your posts but doesn’t free up any more room. Good fun and well worth it, yes? xo

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    1. Oh! Thank you. I was actually considering it just because I don’t want to give more money to glitchy WP, but you saved me from possibly damaging an inanimate object in frustration. Should’ve known they’d make sure that they got their money, no matter what🙄
      Good news about the Methotrexate too. It’s definitely worth it, but it would be better without draggin.🌻💕

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  5. Glad you are back.
    I’ve missed our chats.
    Glad everyone is doing ok.
    I’m doing well. Had. Bone density test yesterday. I have mild osteopenia a bone thinning in my spine. Not too concerning, but i need to take calcium, D3 and do weight bearing exercises daily. I’m not great at taking pills, but I’d better get on this.
    The chickens are great. It’s a lot caring for them, but I love it.
    Supposed to hike in 3o min. Ugh. I have lots of gardening to do today. Bought herbs yesterday at a plant sale. Great for pollinators.
    I have corn, chard, tomatoes, basil, parsley, squash, cucumbers, pumpkin, beans, kale and greens. There’s always something eating something somewhere and i try to go with the ecosystem here. Ken traps moles, gophers, rats and mice daily. I bury them back into the soil and there is a cycle of life here.
    Better get going.

    Glad you’re back, but it’s nice to switch things up and take care of you.


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    1. I hope the hike was a good one! Would wearing a backpack while you hike count as “weight bearing”? You could get one of those “camel packs” or whatever they’re called and carry your water that way.🤷🏼‍♀️
      I missed people while I was away, but it was good to take a little break.

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      1. Yes. The hike was fun. Three hours is a lot, but the weather has been mild this week here, so it was comfortable. I bet you are right. If i wore a backpack it would help.
        As we age, lifting weights 🏋️‍♂️ is necessary, but we don’t have weights here and I don’t belong to a gym.

        Glad to hear you had a break and you are taking care of Angie.

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