I’m up!

A few weeks ago I had to start taking two medications twice a day (no worries nothing serious). At the time I took the first dose I didn’t realize this. So I took the first dose at 6:30pm. Great right? Not when you have to take the second twelve hours later….at 6:30am! Now this isn’t a problem during the week, in fact it’s the time I need to get up to be ready to leave the house. So it’s great I’m up AND out of bed.

On the weekends not so much. I LOVE to sleep in. So I figured I’d take the meds and go back to bed. Hahahaha….nice thought. Because once I’m up our cats figure it’s breakfast time and so I feed them. Then I figure I should eat and before you know it it’s 9am and I’ve actually got things done (laundry started, blogs posted, etc.). So in a way this has become a blessing in disguise.

However, you can bet your ass I’m getting a nap later today!

Did you know…

That you can find me on Bloglovin? I didn’t either until someone mentioned that’s how they found this AND the tea blog! But you can follow me there too!

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The TBR pile that won’t quit

This pile of books has been mocking my inability to read them for the last two months.

You can't see it, but there's close to 20 books there.

You can’t see it, but there’s close to 20 books there.

The good news is that all ends this weekend! I’m planning to pick up and finish at least one of them and hopefully start another. It’s been far too long! Don’t even get me started on the Kindle books I have yet to read! Added bonus I plan to review a few of them on the blog too.

First up a piece of fiction by Mark Gatiss or perhaps one of the Sherlock Holmes anthology books I received at Christmas!

The State of the Eyeball…

…or how the hell is the eye doing anyway?

As most of you might recall yours truly had not one but two eye surgeries between 2/4 and 3/18. This also meant I was out of work until 4/11! Yup what should have been two weeks off, turned into two months off. Let me tell you it was not all sunshine and rainbows kids. In fact, it sucked a lot.

Long story short…the first surgery over corrected my left eye a little too much and I had some massive double vision problems going on. We’re talking walking into walls, almost falling up/down stairs/migraines almost every day and the like. Like I said it sucked. Good news was a second surgery was done which helped cut down on the double vision, though it’s still hanging out a bit, but not to the level it was after surgery number one!

Good news is I don’t need a prism in my left eye glass (though it probably wouldn’t hurt). Bad news as I said sometimes folks end up with a second head coming out of their necks. I’m just happy to have it all over and done! I’m also glad to be back at work with something to do! Being at home was nice and once I could watch Netflix, that was fun too. However, only having interaction with my husband, family, and our cats was not good times. I love them all, but it’s nice to change it up again and get back into the swing of things.

I will say this…I miss those 2pm naps with all three cats. Those were the best!

Just a little LUSH bath night {Review of Sorts}

My "small" LUSH purchase.

My “small” LUSH purchase.

In case you weren’t aware Capital District there’s a LUSH Cosmetics store in Crossgates! That’s right, right in our own back yard and that’s going to be deadly to my little wallet. The store (across from Apple) only opened a week ago and within two days of opening they were already out of some prime items. The big one EVERYONE took notice of were the  fresh face masks. You can only get those bad boys in stores. But by Friday night they were GONE.

Love Lettuce (Pic Source LUSH Russia)

Love Lettuce (Pic Source LUSH Russia)

Good news was they would be back in the following Thursday. So I managed to get the hubbins to drive over to the mall after work. As luck would have it…the masks hadn’t come in yet. My luck they’d turn up today…sure enough they did. Thankfully hubs was willing to drive back over for me…he’s a keeper. I opted to pick up two different masks while i was there.

The first one I grabbed was Love Lettuce. First of all the name is pretty awesome. LUSH’s website describes this fresh face mask as:

“Love Lettuce is our exfoliating ground almond mask that scoops up dirt, oil and debris and washes it all away. Exfoliation is an important part of good skincare, as it removes the buildup of dead skin that can clog your pores and cause impurities. Love Lettuce is a great example of how just a few ingredients can make a fresh, effective product for the skin. We blend calming French lavender oil with seaweed and honey to nourish and soften skin, and to balance oily T-zones.”

Well, that just screamed me. So I tried it tonight…because why wait right? First off it smells good enough to eat! But you shouldn’t. I put a pretty good amount all over my face and let it do it’s thing for somewhere close to 7 minutes (it says anywhere from 5-10 on the container). Once my face started to tingle it was time to wash it away. I must admit my face felt amazing after I rinsed the mask off. Top it all off my face was SUPER smooth too!

I followed up with washing my face again (I was already in the shower as it is). Once I pat my face dry I massaged in Imperialis to finish off my little mini-spa treatment. Even an hour later my face feels amazing and it smells pretty amazing too. I guess you could call me a LUSHIE for life now if I wasn’t before!

New Tea-lated blog!

I said many moons ago that there would be tea talk on this blog.  But I lied! *GASP*  Not to worry friends!  I’ve created a new tea blog – IllBeMother221b Talks Tea for all your tea needs.  You know if you HAVE any tea needs that is…

Anyway you should totally check it out, please?  There will be tea reviews, tea geekery, and even some ficlets related to tea and fic.

That is all!

Did you miss me?

I’m baaaaaack!

5 Fandom Friday: Five Times I Totally Fangirled #Fandom5

This is the first time I’ve participated, I *think*!  It’s something The Nerdy Girlie does every Friday and she invites others to participate. Fun right?  But also difficult to come up with for me.  I haven’t had the opportunity to meet many celebs or do cool fangirl things…but I’ll give it a go!

1. That time I met Neil Gaiman and he signed my ukulele!

Yep, the man himself signing my ukelele

Yep, the man himself signing my ukelele

Signed by the man himself!

Signed by the man himself!

We went to his talk and signing for The Ocean at the End of the Lane in 2013.  On a whim I brought my ukulele (why not right? I also brought the book to be signed too).  Everyone in our little group thought I was crazy for lugging it around.  Some attendees also poked fun at me.  But Mr. Gaiman found it very cool and happily signed it.

2. Meeting Lindsey Stirling at a meet and greet before her concert.

D., Lindsey and I.

D., Lindsey and I.

I was super star struck and only managed to eek out…. “OMG you are tiny! I could just put you in my pocket!”  Yup I am classy.  But she was super sweet and signed our stuff.

3. Meeting Minnie Mouse!

I was so nervous!

I was so nervous!

It may seem really silly, but I have LOVED Minnie Mouse for FOREVER.  There was a week (when I was five) that I demanded to be called Minnie and to dress like her.  My fangirling runs deep with Minnie.  Well, I finally got to meet one of the incarnations of Minnie when we went to Disney last year and I nearly took out the poor cast member in the costume – I was really excited ok.  Minnie blew me a kiss, we hugged it out, and then took this picture.  It makes me smile everyday.

4. Anytime Amanda Palmer has interacted with me on Twitter.

For my birthday!

For my birthday!

The RT that brought 700 hits to my blog!

The RT that brought 700 hits to my blog!

Amanda Palmer is one of my favorite musical people.  Somehow I manage to catch her online here and there…and it is glorious.  Thanks to another friend she once wished me a happy birfday and brought everyone to my blog.  I screenshot almost every interaction…I have a problem.  Don’t try to stop me.

5. Back when The New Kids on the Block were IT my cousin and I sat at a table they had eaten at 5 hours before.  Yeah I’m not proud of that one, but my 13 year old self is still bouncing around over it.

What’s made you fangirl over the years? Let me know!

Eye Update 2.0

Things continue to improve…aside from part where I want to rub my eye like crazy. Thankfully there’s an ointment for that!

Eye Update

Surgery on 2/4 did not go according to plan. So surgery number two will take place very soon.  Once all is said and done I will be back with more posts.

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