Preparing for War...every day. Every action is a carefully thought out cause-and-effect. The amount of rest versus amount of activity. The amounts of distractions versus the amounts of focus I need to have on my health. It's a careful balance. Its a give and take. It's a constant battle. It's never perfect. It's exhausting. But I'm strong. This is my life.

This is so true- I told my dr. that I wish there was a way of taking my heating pad with me everywhere I go. Sadly, so many of suffer with chronic pain. I have RSD for 24 years

Every inch of us may be hurtin'...but we still look damn good. Are you struggling with a chronic illness? Need some support? A friend? Someone to talk to? Feel free to add me:

Endometriosis. Hvað er það?

Yeah, I'm hurting. but on goes the mascara and lipgloss. That's right, I'll be the prettiest wreck you've ever seen!

Classification of Book Lovers & Other Readers | I am so many of the species under the Book Lovers class...with a few others thrown in.

What Kind Of Reader Are You? (INFOGRAPHIC)

I am a compulsive book cherisher (worshiper, hoarder, chronological reader, compulsive buyer, library lover) / abuser (re-reader). What kind of reader are you?

This is the story of my life. Chronically ill means chronically fatigued. I can't dry my hair for more than a few minutes, two hours of walking (if I can manage it) mean a full day in bed the next day. I'm so beat I can't move. We all need to work together to find a cure. This is not what life should be about. I can't remember the last day I felt really good - like I could out and do everything I want to do for a whole day and then get up and do it again the next day, and the next, and the…

Overdoing it yesterday mean. today is cancelled Invisible chronic illness/pain

I live in my PJs.

"does anyone else immediately change back into their pjs as soon as they get home regardless of what time it is? I definitely do." This assumes I didn't wear my pajamas wherever it was I went.

What You Learn in Your 40s -

What You Learn in Your 40s

Love this NYTimes article called "What You Learn in Your Great list for those of us embracing our What are you learning about your decade?

Books You Can't Put Down | Agreed! I've read most of these.

Books You Can't Put Down

Ever crave a book that is going to keep you up reading all night? I read all kinds of books, from easy breezy to thought provoking non-fiction, but sometimes I really want that elusive "keep.

I had a number of these in my toy trunk growing up.

Selecting a Care Bear that you identified with best. -It was Funshine Bear for me :) 53 Things Only Girls Can Understand