Achievement Unlocked: Still Standing (Organic Non-Drowsy Pain Tea)

One of the things that Mister Tea and I have had to weather in our relationship is the harsh and brutal reality of the word ‘degenerative.’ When we first met I was relatively capable physically.  We used to take long rambling walks around the city, discovering new things, perusing thrift Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Heavy Content

Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →

Rollercoaster Life: The Good, The Bad, and The Spoonie (04/11/2017)

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: To start with – an accidental coffee mishap this morning might make this a bit more scattershot than usual.  If so, I apologize. We keep two Keurigs in the house, as the single cup brewing helped a ton with our widely varying approaches to sleep. Continue Reading →

Some Weeks are Heavier than Others (04/29/16)

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: It’s been a long stretch.  Short period of time, but one that has felt unending. I’d mentioned that we’d found a trainer that would be willing to work with us in house, which was a lovely heartening thing. However, when communicating with her we forgot Continue Reading →

Time-Lost Update Post

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: So…  been a while.  Completely unintended. 2016 has so far been the year of learning that I need to be a little more careful in how much I do and how often and when.  The body I live in is pretty beaten up, and it Continue Reading →

Chronic Pain, Hot Beverage Alchemy, and a little Parkour….

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Occasionally our work of tea has unforeseen, hilarious, and somewhat dangerous side effects. The morning we finished the R&D part of creating our goat’s milk cocoas was one of these times. We had finished the testing, with near a quart of tests consumed during the process, and were tossing about Continue Reading →

Periodic Updates (10/31/15)

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: The plan was for weekly updates, it really was. Then again, it has been a fairly busy and complicated month. Mister Tea volunteered to work the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  I’m not sure how well known this particular Albuquerque event is, but I know that Continue Reading →

Life as a Spoonie (Chronic Pain) (Treasury)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Treasuries

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Spoon Theory and what it is like to live with chronic pain lately. Part of this came out of the realization that while leaving the house is a rare and special thing for me, there’s this wonderful resource called the internet – which Continue Reading →

Periodic Updates (10/03/15)

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: Ever had a chunk of time where you feel incredibly busy and yet also like you are not accomplishing enough of anything?  While more time flits by then you are aware of? That’s been the past bit for me.  To a lesser extent I think Continue Reading →

Aspects (Etsy Treasury) (09/26/15)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Treasuries

I do not create treasuries often, which is probably a breach of Etsy etiquette, given how many people have been kind enough to include our items in their collections. It has been suggested that I take the process a bit more seriously than is necessary. However, to feel I’ve put Continue Reading →