Why having a soft heart sucks sometimes

It's amazing how easily you can grow attached to an animal, even if it's not technically yours. I've had some waterworks over the years as I've seen online friends say goodbye to their furry friends. Today I struggle with saying goodbye to a cat that's not even mine, but she wormed her way into my heart.

Adventures of FADI Queen Part I: Origin Story

In my "What is FADI" post, I talked about my group of health issues that together, doesn't really have a name. So I decided to name it myself...mostly because I don't want to type out Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia all the time. Also I figure as much as it's a part of my life right now, I should still try to stay positive about it (in my own dark humor way, of course). Thus we'll turn my misery into a superhero comic - The Adventures of FADI Queen.

Who the heck ARE you?

I realized that those visiting for the first time through the WordPress community or those from Facebook who may not know me very well would like a more official "About Me" page. Whether or not I'm sane will be left up to your discretion.

Hurricane Harvey: What about the cat? (Happy endings in the midst of tragedy)

All of us can help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, either through donations, organizing drives or fundraisers, or volunteering for rescue or cleanup needs (list of organizations involved is linked in the post). Also, I discuss a story many of us didn't want to believe, but is in fact real. However, all are safe and sound...a happy ending for a few of the folks (and pets) devastated by this hurricane. And unfortunately it's not over yet.

What is FADI? Also, I do all the things.

I have had a lot of trouble with chronic illness in the last 5 years. My snarl of issues and diagnosis is what I'm going to call FADI: fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. FADI causes me to struggle, but this weekend was a major win and a turning point towards a more normal pattern (at least for the next few months).

Every dog has its day

Hard to believe, but I grew up with dogs as pets, not cats. I'm not just a crazy cat lady. I will love and try to protect just about any animal that is fuzzy and cute. I'm pretty much the real-life version of Elmyra from Tiny Toon Adventures.

Chop, Chop, Chop

I am built for efficiency, not showroom quality looks. But I also don't want to wind up looking like Chris Farley. My adventure in short-hair land starts today.

Reconnecting with an old friend

I'm hoping that by being open about my struggles, providing some laughs, and sharing some things that have helped me through the years might help someone else. And if I'm going to talk the talk, then I need to walk the walk.

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