Hello Migraine, My Old Friend

Mickey love
Originally uploaded by poem gal

I’ve had a headache since last Wednesday, and it’s all my fault. I haven’t had a consistent run of headaches like this since I was pregnant. The brief respite was wonderful and due to eating a predominately raw diet (lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, salads, etc.). I discovered my body functions best on whole, unprocessed foods, and really the results were miraculous. On top of living headache free, my stomach pains and heartburn disappeared and I lost 12 pounds in a matter of 3 weeks. Amazing!

So why did I stop? Several reasons. The primary reason is financial. Why does 1lb of raw macadamia nuts cost $12? That’s a rhetorical question. I know why it costs so much, but it doesn’t stop the sting of injustice when that 1lb of nuts lasts me a couple of days. Meanwhile, over on aisle 10 I can take my $12 and buy 7 packs of 5 Shrek-shaped Macaroni & Cheese. That’s 35 boxes, people. 35! I could eat Macaroni & Cheese exclusively in December and still have enough to carry me into the middle of January. Eating healthy is expensive, and this year we had several thousand dollars worth of medical expenses that forced me to modify our food budget. Yes, I’m bitter.

The second reason is that I am a variety kind of gal, and while I love salads, they wear thin after a couple of months. There are loads and loads of delicious raw recipes out there, and that would certainly remove the monotony of the diet, but I just can’t seem to find the time to make anything. Now I’m just whining.

The last excuse reason I’m not currently following my diet is the weather. Salads, fruits, smoothies, and the like are a blessed relief in the summer. Now that it’s cold, though, I find myself craving something warm and cozy.

I can’t help but look over my list and think these are some pretty lame excuses for not following a diet that makes me feel so healthy. The money one is pretty valid, but I can just skip the nuts for the time being. Headaches? Heartburn? Lethargy? Stomachaches? I don’t get it. What am I doing?

Surely I’m not the only one who defies logic by eating or doing things they shouldn’t?


The Mickeys were a gift from Mikey. (In case you were wondering about the Mickey Love picture above) Yesterday I spent the afternoon on the couch in agony. I pretty much let Mikey run amok and put Nico in his jumper so he was at least contained and safe from any choking hazards Mikey may have left on the ground. I must have looked pretty bad, because Mikey came up to me with his beloved Mickey crew and said, “Here, Mama. This will make you feel better.” He was right, it did.

Dear Gray Hair,

Screw you.

You are hereby given notice that the undersigned is terminating your tenancy of the premises located at front hairline, where you are a tenant from month to month under the lease dated January 01, 1992 between Jules as unwilling landlord and Nasty-Ass-Gray-Hair as tenant. This termination is to be effective on December 14, 2007. You must continue to make landlord suffer mercilessly until this date.

You are required to vacate and surrender possession of the premises to the undersigned on or before the above date, free of all occupants and personal possessions, e.g., grotesque two inch baby hairs and maroon spots of faded color. Upon termination, the security deposit in the amount of $100.00, or any remaining balance, will be used to repair any damage to the premises and ego and otherwise applied according to law.

If you fail to vacate the premises by the above date, the undersigned may commence eviction proceedings against you and/or exercise other available rights and remedies under the law. Landlord is willing and able to use any and all coloring techniques to ensure your timely demise.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation, bitch.

Very truly yours,



Anyone else suffer from premature gray hair resistant to color? My color doesn’t last more than one month before my hairline is 50%-75% gray. It used to hold color well, but not anymore. I’ve been told I’ll probably need to go lighter to hide it or color my hair every 3 weeks. I’m not thrilled with either option. Option A may not look so hot with my dark hair and eyes, and Option B doesn’t work with my budget.


Favorite Moment

My Birthday
Originally uploaded by poem gal

Birthdays certainly arenít for the timid.

Today I turned 35, seemingly out of nowhere. It didnít go exactly as planned, but it ended sweetly with Mikey singing Happy Birthday at the top of his lungs. Without a doubt, my favorite moment of the day.

Hi, Mom.

It’s just you and me right now. I decided to start a blog. Before you ask (because I know you will even though I’ve already explained it to you a million times) a blog is short for ďweblog,Ē which is essentially a website where one or more people post brief articles on their topic of choice.

No, I havenít decided what I will write about.

No, I donít get paid.

Youíll just have to trust me.

Back to my blog. Iíll explain the title later, but for now I just want you to know that you can actually subscribe to my feed! Please donít ask me to explain a feed. All you need to remember is that you can subscribe to “it” and receive notices each time I post something new. The easiest way to do this is by creating an account at a site like Bloglines. Once you get to the Bloglines homepage, click on ďSign UpĒ andÖ

Sigh. Whom am I kidding? Iíll be over later tonight to set everything up for you, ok?

your daughter.

p.s. If you could babysit the boys for my hair appointment on the 14th, that would be great.

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