time to eat cake

I can hardly wait to see this movie. One of my favorite directors, Sofia Coppola has made a movie about all of my favorite things: royalty, history, the colour pink, jewels, cake, bonbons, dresses, shoes, puppies, hairstyles, 80's music, parties and champagne!

I really think I need to see it. I need a pick-me-up. I try to keep this blog (and my state of mind) positive but things have been weighing on me lately so please indulge me, only for one post.

My health isn't the best and it hasn't been for several years. I have several pressing concerns, but lately I have been struggling with an aggressive rheumatiod arthritis with no success. Some of the medicines that I have taken this year caused my long blonde hair to fall out. Sometimes I feel grumpy, irritable and rotten. I really have to work not to be crabby.

Last week I started a new drug that is only available by injection. With all of the poking and prodding I've been through over the last few years, you'd think I would be okay with it, but it turns out I'm not. I'm almost embarassed to admit that I cried at the hospital when I had to give myself the first needle. I thought the nurse would let me practice with an orange but apparently this is not the case so if you ever need to give yourself a needle you'd better get your head wrapped around that idea pretty quickly. You just have to jump in and do it. I wasn't very good at it at all, so it's a good thing I'm not a nurse. This new drug makes me very, very sluggish and I sleep almost all of the time these days.

That being said, I guess it's time to get off the couch and do something. My sweet husband Ben brought me not one - but two bundt pans I'd had my eye on at Winners just to coax me back into the kitchen and get back to baking and blogging about it. We sold our house for a tidy profit so I'd best get looking for a new one. I have lots to do, I just have to find the inspiration. Do you ever feel that way?

Anyway, in the spirit of living positively, I think the Marie Antoinette movie has me thinking about all of the things I listed above and how much I love them. In keeping with that, let me list a few other good things and happy frivolities that I plan to turn to in an attempt to lift my spirits:

Ben is coming home from a week away on business.
I've been invited to Lolly's for afternoon tea.
The Tigers are in the World Series, as I predicted last year at this time.
Decorating another house might be fun.
Building another house after that might also be fun.
I should get back to baking and scrapbooking.
Pepper has a brand new puppy.
I love my family and friends.
I enjoy my blogging.
Christmas is coming.

Did I miss anything?


crazycatladymel said...

I have to give myself 2 shots a day, min. In my case, it's not the needles, but the actual drug that hurts a lot of the time. When I switched to a pen, they had a fake stomach to practice on! That seems reasonable to me.

Christmas isn't my favorite holiday, but with getting married, and friends getting married and either having kids or becoming step parents, my Christmas list is so huge that I have to start working on it in September. So far, it's fun.

Anonymous said...

Just want to leave a word of encouragement for you... better days are up ahead for sure!!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh sweet Sascha, I wish I was there with you. We'd root for your guys together, see this glorious looking movie that I too have been waiting impatiently for and I'd even run by and give you the damn shots if you needed me too. I wish you felt better. I am there with you in spirit, know that.
Maybe it helps to know that I for one look forward very much to what you share here....whenever you feel up to it and when you need an ear to listen, I'll be here for that too. Rest when you need to, celebrate when you want to, write when and what you want to, but most especially take care.
Best wishes dearheart!

Pam said...

I found your blog from Amy's list at Inspireco and I have been checking in on you for quite a while. I love to see what you create. You have so much talent and so much going for you; yours seems like an enchanted life to me. I never would have guessed you suffered with anything physical because of the energy and enthusiasim that you seem to put into everything that you do. I am so sorry that you are going through this now, it can't be easy for you. I have had RH since I was 14 (36 years now). I had gold injections for years until I became allergic to them. Now I just bear the pain and do what I can do, and accept what I can't. Believe me when I tell you that you do have so much going for you and so many wonderful things in your life that you can enjoy! Take care sweetie, and be good to your self.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Uh oh, "Our" team didn't exactly hit 'em out of the ballbark tonight....what about that Rolen guy running home? We all thought he was outside of the 3 feet allowed the runner and that the ump made a bad call! Good thing tomorow is another day. C'mon Detroit!

Kelly Hicks said...

My boss just returned home from a two week trip to Paris. He took his wife to go & see your movie last Friday & said it was very good and especially nice for them because they had just been there and seen some of the things in the movie. I wish you all the rest you need. It's probably your body needing a little catch up time as well. You've had a lot on your plate lately. The Tigers will have the series wrapped up in three more games making us not mind so much that we were unable to get tickets for game six, you will soon be working on your Christmas trees & ever so beautifully wrapping the matching gifts to go underneath, I can't wait to hear how things turn out with the Christmas aprons as well. I wish we lived closer. I can't wait to see you. You're #1 take care of yourself first, everything else is just a bonus. Love Kelly xoxo

Listoria said...

At least you're trying to keep your spirits up and you're looking at the good you've got going on!

A ton of people have probably given you advice and suggestions for managing your rheumatoid arthritis...and I'm going to be another! But I don't do it to be a pain, just to pass along info that came my way. My friend's mother (who is in her 50's) swears by Powdered Deer Velvet Antler as a natural arthritis pain reliever (it's suppose to open blood flow, boost energy and do a million other things) but she just has regular arthritis, so I don't know what it would do for aggressive rheumatoid arthritis. But I'm just passing along the info in case it may ever be of help (she gets it at the health food store).

Wishing you lots of energy and pain free days,