findingmyrecovery:

New kind of workout:

  • Compliment 3 things about your body while looking in the mirror
  • Say 5 nice things about your character
  • Name 3 things to work on forgiving yourself for
  • List 3+ things you are good at
  • Name 10 kind things you have done
  • Write down 5 accomplishments you’ve achieved
  • Name 3 areas in which you’ve made progress since this time last year
  • Name 3 fears you’ve overcome in your life
  • Name 3 things that make you a good friend

The best kind of workout, and maybe the hardest.

(via planetclaire-extraordinaire)

orfeet:

Ghost lawnmower is ready for prom.

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orfeet:

Ghost lawnmower is ready for prom.

:’[

It’s all over, the birds have discovered the blinds.

It’s all over, the birds have discovered the blinds.

Tags: budgies

Some of the bird toys I made this weekend. With two cages, I need toys for four cages, so they can be rotated weekly. New toys = happy birds!

Some of the bird toys I made this weekend. With two cages, I need toys for four cages, so they can be rotated weekly. New toys = happy birds!

Eagle Claw last night at Hotel Vegas.

Eagle Claw last night at Hotel Vegas.

Bright light, vivid shirt

Bright light, vivid shirt

Tags: hotel vegas

Domo-kuns.

Domo-kuns.

Tags: domo domo-kun

Bird toy fun today.

Bird toy fun today.

You’ve seen the outside of my belly. Now see the inside!

Just had my post-op appointment with my gyn/surgeon, which was exciting because I’ve had these photos since the surgery a couple weeks ago and I didn’t know what was going on in them.

Highlights by photo number: 1) small fibroid on uterus; 2) implant on bladder; 3) right tube and ovary; 5) plenty of endometriosis; 6) left side; 7) the area of endo they couldn’t treat — lots of deep scarring over the left ureter; 9) my appendix is that pink veiny S-shaped thing; 10) liver and gallbladder (looks just like calf liver!); 12) lots of little, mostly superficial, endo spots.

My gyn/surgeon says that it is definitely endometriosis. She’s concerned about that mass of deep scarring — due to its location over the ureter it was too risky to remove it. I asked what she would stage my disease at and she said at least Stage 2 since it seems to be widely distributed.

She knows about my psychological history, and that I have a hard time with hormonal birth control, but I told her at this point I was willing to try it again, and that we can always stop that treatment. So we are going to try the NuvaRing again with no breaks in between and hopefully that can get some of the symptoms under control.

She did say that the estrogen will most likely irritate everything for the first couple of weeks, so I have another little while before things might settle down again.

Beatrix Tortilla sez: Paint me like one of your French girls, Jack.

Beatrix Tortilla sez: Paint me like one of your French girls, Jack.

Just having a couple mocktails with this guy.

Just having a couple mocktails with this guy.

Chronic pain score at the dollar store.

Chronic pain score at the dollar store.

Everyday carry garter, 2.0: with loops and detachable garter clip. I wanted a big eyelet on there somewhere but it turns out I haven’t got anything. Guess that’s 3.0.

The story on these is that my endometriosis has made it impossible to wear pants, and I still want to carry my knives.

Everyday carry garter, 2.0: with loops and detachable garter clip. I wanted a big eyelet on there somewhere but it turns out I haven’t got anything. Guess that’s 3.0.

The story on these is that my endometriosis has made it impossible to wear pants, and I still want to carry my knives.

Babby bird: this one might be mine soon! It’s a creamfaced pied mutation cockatiel. The breeder is in San Antonio, so this is a picture she sent. She is having it DNA tested; if it turns out to be a boy, he’s coming home with me! I’ve already put down a deposit. Cross your fingers for me. If it’s a hen, she has one more baby who’s getting tested, too.

Babby bird: this one might be mine soon! It’s a creamfaced pied mutation cockatiel. The breeder is in San Antonio, so this is a picture she sent. She is having it DNA tested; if it turns out to be a boy, he’s coming home with me! I’ve already put down a deposit. Cross your fingers for me. If it’s a hen, she has one more baby who’s getting tested, too.

A very simple garter to clip my knives to. I made two sizes; we’ll see which one works better for me. (That’s the Kershaw assisted-open knife Joey customized for me.)

A very simple garter to clip my knives to. I made two sizes; we’ll see which one works better for me. (That’s the Kershaw assisted-open knife Joey customized for me.)