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Liebster Award Nomination…for me?

Liebster

I have got some fun and exciting news.  Anna at Fitfunner, has nominated AnotherMSMommy Blog for a Liebster Award.  This is an award given by bloggers to other newbie bloggers (i.e. 3000 or less followers). Yay!

 

1. What was the best memory from your childhood?

My fondest memories are around Christmas time when all of my family was still around to gather and gorge.

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2. What do you think is the best Ben and Jerry’s flavor?

Karmel-Sutra

KaramelSutra

Mmm Hi There Sexy.

3. Where is your dream vacation spot?

Jamaica

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This isn’t Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

4. What is your most favorite piece of clothing that you own?

I have a gray tee-shirt by Vera Wang that I found at Salvation Army for $3 and it’s totally worth $4.

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This isn’t me

5. If you could rename your children would you?

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6. What is your favorite food?

Mmm Manicotti Formaggio

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7. What are your 3 things you couldn’t live without?

  • Coffee
  • Oxygen
  • My Little Munchkin

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8. If you could name one person you would like to look like who would it be?

No way! I’m good how I am!

ME

Yep that’s me

9. What is your favorite holiday?

Halloween!! I LOVE CANDY!!

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10. What is your guilty pleasure?

candy

11. Where is your favorite place to shop for yourself?

The grocery store!

 

 

 

 

Here are eleven random facts about myself:

1. I am a mountain girl but I’m not very outdoorsy so I like my views and/or landscape photos to have mountains? I don’t know, I they are pretty.

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2. I can drive a straight drive, therefore it stands to reason that I could be a professional car driver, especially one of those guys that are always getting paid to drive a car for a commercial. I COULD do that job!

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3. I am a Gemini! I’m astrological-ly Bipolar..Yay!

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4. I have a heart-shaped uterus

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Too Much Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. At the moment, I prefer Cognac to drink to “unwind” but I also approve of Cinnamon Vodka, Any type of Tequila, Any type of Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch…Ohhhh Scotch.

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6. I have a strange obsession for liquid black eyeliner & black fingernail polish.

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7. I was born to dance!!

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No I wasn’t

 

 

 

 

 

8. I have never won an award or been nominated for anything my entire life. So how cool is this!

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9. Random Facts proved a lot harder than originally intended. It took me a month to come up with what I have so far. Yeah.

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10. I Love Sci-fi!

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11. No one will notice that I can’t think of the eleventh random fact about myself.

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And now it is my Privilege to nominate 5 more upcoming blogs with less than 3000 followers!! This was really hard to do. I follow a lot of Amazing Blogs! But lets keep this going!

1. Barbara at [m] as me

2. Hope at Mama’s Crazy Happy Life

3. Secret Words of a Mama

4. Amanda at Somewhat Offensive

5. Erica at Warrior in Yoga Pants

Please check out their blogs and social media feeds.  I hope that these nominees have as much fun with this as I have!

To my fellow nominees: continuing the tradition set by Anna at Fitfunner, the Liebster Award rules are (1) answer the eleven questions above, (2) provide eleven random facts, and (3) nominate five new bloggers.  Continue on the tradition!

Signed,

Amy

Wiggle Baby

Wiggle Baby

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Boring #MSMommy Update…Yay!

After some time, I am finally taking the steps to fight my MS as I restart my weekly Avonex shots. I have a terrible habit of taking “Holidays” from all the doctors appointments, shots and IVs, all of that crap. Because when I was first diagnosed I was the dream patient. I did whatever the doctor instructed me to do. After all, he or she had spent a lot of time and money on getting the knowledge that they have. Blah blah blah.roberteyerollI was a good obedient patient but after years of being poked and prodded,  the hours I spent reading old magazines in waiting rooms, I have endured countless painful and fruitless procedures, I finally had my epiphany. It’s my body and It’s my life.

bikram-yoga-bow-pulling-poseBlessed? Lucky? I’m not sure but my disease has been very stable the past 8 years, so much so that I was able to move out-of-state twice, meet Mr. Sexy Pants, have a wonderful baby, and move back home. I refuse to let my illness stop me. Been there. Done all of that. If you are newly diagnosed reading this, please know that your life isn’t over with the diagnosis.

There is a lot to be said about diet and exercise. I’m not gonna say it here but there’s a lot.

My Personal MS Update #msmommy

MEMy friend, Mr. Multiple Sclerosis is still on a steady break. I’m so LUCKY! Take that!

I signed the paperwork Monday, so I should start to receive my Avonex shipments soon. It has been a couple of years and I’m not looking forward to it. Is it gonna make me feel yucky? Yeah most likely. How will it affect me and my taking care of the little one? How long will the side effects last? One day? Two? How is my Ibuprofen inventory?

I will find out soon, I guess. Eeek.

I am happy to be back on some sort of MS treatment though. Who knows when my luck will run out. Better safe than sorry, right? I’m back to the grind.

MRI Could Stand for…

Most Rude Invention? Magnificent Round Igloo? Molecular Re-scrambling Invention? Mediocre…I got nothing.

I’m having my second one done today. I have one every 5 years or so, only my new neurologist Dr. Hot Pants would like to see a spinal cord study this time. So I get to play “Pretend I’m not having a muscle spasm” or my favorite, “Oh Sh**, I think I got to pee” twice this year.

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#MSDailyLiving tips

  • Sleep is important! The body NEEDS time to recover from all of its hard work. And having MS is very hard work. Without the recovery time, your symptoms will compound and worsen. It never fails if I have a couple of bad nights in a row, then there will be an inevitable fall in my future.
  • Listen to your body. I’m not trying to insult anyone’s intelligence with this one but I know that sometimes on days that I feel good I will get up and start cleaning or whatever project is going on at the  time and the next thing I know I’m exhausted. I walk hunched over too tired to straighten my back, legs will be burning and the only thing on my mind is “SIT DOWN!” The Point: TRY to catch yourself from getting to that level of fatigue. Recovery from day time overexertion is the worst! I try to avoid it.
  • Make life work around YOU. Washing Dishes? Use a bar stool. Putting on pants? Sit down to put on your clothes. It embarrassingly took me a while to figure that one out. We are taught at such an early age a “way to do things” that it becomes seared into our brains. Think outside of the box to get what you need to do done for the day and get it done safely.
  • Speak up. Multiple Sclerosis is on some days an invisible illness that is completely unknown to strangers and easy for loved ones to put it in the back of their mind. We are all human. I have on many occasions had to remind family and loved ones that I know I make having MS look cool and easy (HA!) but I’m struggling and I need help.
Take That MS!

Take That MS!

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Do you have any tips?