First things first… soooooo sorry for being MIA for the last century (okay, it was a lot of weeks.. but it felt like a century.) Does that count?
I always think, “I can totally blog, work on the treehouse, paint the cabin, deal with whatever cancer throws, eat, shop, sleep, change the oil in my car (who the hell ever remembers to do that anyway?!!)” Uhmmm. Nope. I can’t. Apparently, my brain ends up with too many tabs open.
It seems that only my imaginary life is all calm and zen like.
Hitting The Reset Button
I did it. I hit the reset button. I paused my social media, blog and everything in between. Quite frankly, I don’t know how I’ve strung more than 3 words together these days.
The thing is….all the while….I never forget about you. You’re in my head, like a great song, on repeat. I just love you like that. Did I just sound like a weirdo? Don’t answer that. It wasn’t a real question.
I’d been freaking the freak freakish freaky freak out about cancer and life and and and and and e v e r y t h i n g. If you are new here, you may want to read this post about Michaels terminal cancer. Now that Michael is on oral chemotherapy tablets daily (did I tell you that?!) he is still symptomatic but feeling better. The good news is that he can see better, shave without missing his face, and he doesn’t need an eye patch anymore. He still has minor numbness on parts of his body. He has headaches most days. He naps most days. He wakes up tired with aches, sore muscles and occasionally severe back pain. He has one eye that is droopier than the other. I just made him sound like Johny Depp on Pirates of the Caribbean, didn’t I? Michael looks good. I, on the other hand, need a moisturizer that hides the fact that I’ve been tired since 2003. Our motto these days…
Hope for the best. Plan for the worst.
Truth is, all of this has caused me to really step back and wonder where I’ll take this blog. How will I sustain it and earn an income? eBooks? eCourses? Would you like to learn from me? How to guzzle wine from a pelican flask?
Working with brands along this journey …
Another idea is to work with brands more often and do some sponsored posts along the way. I’m practicing TODAY to get my feet wet (translation: I’m only dipping my toe in the kiddie pool.)
I wasn’t paid to write this post, but I did receive a mattress. You cool wit dat?
When you purchase from brands on my blog, I make a teeny weeny polka dot bikini commission at no extra cost to you. Do you love that or hate it? Want to throat punch me or hug me?
Did I exhaust you? Let’s talk about sleep. Bed. Mattresses. Bedding.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve thought about running away more often as an adult, then I ever did as a kid. People say go big or go home..as if going home is a bad thing!?? Hells yeah I wanna go home, and I’m going to take a nap when I get there.
This ^^ is what my life looks like 62439862921% of the time.
THIS IS MY REAL LIFE PERSPECTIVE.
Bed is life.
1. Sleeping is hard in the summer because the blankets are too warm, but without them I am vulnerable to monsters.
2. Stress= no sleep and NOT sleeping is disgusting *flips onto stomach for 400th time*.
3. I think about all the things I messed up on that day and all the things I shoulda-coulda-woulda done and how I’ve likely ruined my life for forever by not completing [insert stoopid task here] and apparently run on sentences are okay after you have been awake for forever.
I’m not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon.
Basically, this mattress is the best thing ever. The end.
Here’s the dealio: Buying a mattress online is the easiest way to shop while wearing your pyjamas. The price of the mattresses are totes affordable. It’s the kind of price tag that wouldn’t make Michael’s head light on fire and pop off. He’s usually my money meter. This mattress passes the dollah test.
The Casper mattress (we have this one… and you can get $75 off with the promo code AIRSTREAM) arrives in a wildly small box. I couldn’t figure out how an entire mattress was stuffed in there. It was all rolled up like a delicious cinnamon roll. Why am I suddenly craving a cinnamon roll?!!
I want buns of steel but I also want buns of cinnamon.
The mattress fluffed up almost immediatelty… like magic !!! and then I threw myself on it and slept for 78 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes. Also, how much sloughing around in bed is ‘too much sloughing?’ Asking for a friend.
You’ve seriously got to get a glimpse of my sleep-fest. And by glimpse I mean 29345692 photos.
Best sleep ever. You’re welcome. Sweet dreams for the rest of forever. Note to self: they also sell pillows, and they basically feel like you are sleeping on heaven clouds.
PS. Are you Canadian? Me too!! Casper ships to the United States AND Canada. Hawt Prime Minister and free shipping to Canadians. For the win. I think we can all agree that our Prime minister just needs to just go ahead and take his shirt off already.*
Here’s the link for the Casper mattress in case you haven’t clicked it yet. What’s wrong with you?!!
Save $75 dollars with the promo code AIRSTREAM
(yes, I have a Casper mattress in our airstream and lurve it !!!!!!)
We chose THE CASPER and we are so smitten. Like sleeping kittens.
Bed, meet your maker. This is where your sheets and your mattress really make out. I recently discovered theeeeee most amazing linen duvet covers here. The price is INCREDIBLE. I bought 29,000 white linen duvet covers for the house, treehouse and cabin. Legit. The price tag will make you flip!
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P.S. I think my guardian angel drinks.
P.S.S.ssss When did we start paying attention to everyones eyebrows? Is it bad that my eyebrows look like one big long hairy caterpillar? Should I admit that in my outside voice?
PPP.S..s.sSS.S.SSs. Do you sleep with socks on? Any time I fall asleep with socks on, my middle-of-the-night is interrupted with groggy cursing and violent sock peeling. This is my life. What’s yours?
Now tell me what I should do with my life when I grow up. MWAH.