My Ticking Time Bomb

It’s not the right time to share my own experiences with mental health, so I’ll share this experience from a dear friend of mine.

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This is not something I would ordinarily share on my blog, but I felt really compelled to post this after reading Andrea’s story over at The OG Momma. I highly encourage you to read her story as well.

This is my own experience with the Mirena intrauterine device. While Andrea’s story focuses on the Mirena crash, the onslaught of side effects and health problems caused by removing the device, my story deals more with how my body reacted to being on the birth control itself. Just as Andrea did, I will concede that Mirena can be a wonderful tool and has been for thousands of women. But for thousands of others like Andrea and myself, Mirena is nothing more than a ticking time bomb semi-permanently lodged in one of the most sensitive organs in the female body.

“Mirena” has become somewhat of a trigger word for me. Every time…

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Happy Hunger Games Day! Celebrate With This Holiday Hunger Games Gift Guide

A happy Hunger Games Day to all! Hope you are heading out to seek Mockingjay Pt. 1 this weekend. If you are looking to show off your Mockingjay pride, check out the holiday gift guide. A handful of the items are from the Geek Verse Holiday Sale going on until the end of November. Pick up something for a HG fan or treat yo’ self!

Hunger Games Mockingjay Christmas Tree Ornament Hunger Games Mockingjay Christmas Tree Ornament

Peeta's Cakes Wax Tarts - 3 oz book inspired soy wax tarts Peeta’s Cakes Wax Tarts – 3 oz book inspired soy wax tarts

Huntress District 12 Katniss Inspired Huntress Vest Caplet Pullover Huntress District 12 Katniss Inspired Huntress Vest Caplet Pullover

Hunger Games Hair Pins Bobby Pins (Set of 4) Mockingjay Hunger Games Hair Pins Bobby Pins (Set of 4) Mockingjay

Fire is Catching by Megan Lara Fire is Catching by Megan Lara

Hunger Games District 12 Strategy Board Game Hunger Games District 12 Strategy Board Game

Hand Embroidered Real or Not Real Mockingjay 3x5 in. Art Hoop Wall Decor with Patterned Washi Tape Frame Hand Embroidered Real or Not Real Mockingjay 3×5 in. Art Hoop Wall Decor with Patterned Washi Tape Frame

My Patronus is a Mockingjay Mug My Patronus is a Mockingjay Mug

Hunger Games Inspired Locket Peeta's Pearl Hunger Games Inspired Locket Peeta’s Pearl

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Travels of an Air Force wife, volume 3, chapter 17

Volume 3? Chapter 17? Did you miss something? No. Just wait and I’ll explain.

I’ve lived 3 different places since my husband and I got married. I’m currently at the third, but I’ll soon be moving. Each “volume” will be a different place I’ve lived. I expect the next volume to be quite long.

The chapters will refer to the number of months I’ve been at a location.

I’m closing this volume soon. After nearly a year and a half at Offutt, we’ll soon be on our way to RAF Mildenhall. In case you didn’t know, that’s in England. England. I’m pretty excited about this move.

My cats are not.

Our house has been packed up and we’ll be staying in hotels until we fly out. Cats don’t like change. They’re all hiding in various places throughout our room. Katya is hiding under the blankets on the bed. Ash is hiding under the bedskirt. Coal is the only one actually out in the open right now–he’s sleeping on the recliner.

Well, I’ll write more later. I think I need a nap. Moving is stressful.