January 25, 2023


Just after sending out my Christmas letter where I told everyone how well I was doing and ready to get my soap business back on track, my health took a turn and smacked right into a brick wall. I really believed that I was done with the worst of it and able to enjoy life, but now here I am again running to numerous doctors and getting countless tests. Some days this is more mentally difficult than it is physically. Having a chronic illness can be so draining. 

For those that may not know, In 2018 my health suddenly went south. After seeing 14 doctors from a variety of specialties and also being seen at the Mayo Clinic I finally found someone to help me and I got to a point that I had quality of life back. Sure, there were bumps in the road but nothing I couldn't handle and nothing that wasn't temporary. Now I'm back to square one where I have pain and extreme food sensitivities. 

If this time around I actually get a diagnosis I'll make sure to share the whole story here in hopes of helping anyone else who may have been down a similar path as myself. Stay tuned...

in the meantime though I've got some soaps to share soon. I'll be posting them in the next few days. 

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January 10, 2023

Picked up Prince Harry’s book Spare today. Just started reading it and it’s really good. My mother was always fascinated by the royal family so I certainly got an earful about all thing queen and kids growing up. I was never that interested in all that crazy until Harry married Meghan and I started seeing online how horrid the public and press are towards the two of them. Here are two people trying to do good in the world through their foundation and their charitable work and yet there is no shortage of people trying to tear them down. I am rooting for their success in marriage and public service. I bought the book in part to support Harry’s right to tell his story and because I want to learn about royal life from his perspective. We’ve heard enough from the press and the miserable people on social media. 

Plus, it’s a good distraction from my own drama. Been dealing with some health issues lately that I need an escape from so this book provides that. 



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