• a work in progress

    my life in (a bit more) color

    It started with a red table. I was online browsing outdoor furniture when this little wrought iron side table caught my eye. I surprised myself when I added it to my cart and was even more impressed when I actually purchased the thing. The color scheme in my home can be broadly summed up with one word: white. My floors, walls, sofas, kitchen cabinets…all white. My sheets, white. Countertops, tile work, bookshelf, you guessed it, white. Sure, the kitchen table is black, the den rug features a gray gradient, and there’s a smattering of natural wood and brown leather, but white is by far the predominant color. (Feel free to…

  • a work in progress,  [still]moving favorites

    food allergies x new orleans

    Usually, I can see the question coming. “Wait, you live in New Orleans and don’t eat gluten, dairy, or refined-sugar? How do you find anything to eat in this city?” The answer, honestly, is pretty boring. But this is the topic of my post, and a question that comes up a lot, so I’m going to spice it up the best I can. (Y’all, was the pun in that last sentence the best-worst or WHAT? The icing on the cake. I can’t be stopped. The world of food puns is irresistible!) First, locals don’t eat like tourists. At least not always. I don’t want to imagine how terribly I’d feel…

  • a work in progress

    FOMO NO

    The chronic illness community deserves a better word than “FOMO,” the commonly used acronym which stands for Fear of Missing Out. This was determined by the wonderful Meggie (of @MeggieandMS) when I posted the above image on my Instagram story a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to make light of the fact that for the first time ever I was on a ski trip, yet there would be no skiing. At least not for me. This post was just one example of my efforts to convince myself that I was perfectly fine with spending most of the week alone while everyone else enjoyed a pastime in which I…