I know how to install WordPress on our domains. Muahahaha!
It’s a word that I made up, combining “vibrant” and “fibromyalgia.” A fibrant life is one that is well-rounded, balanced, as healthy as possible, and has more joy than pain in it. The goal of this blog and podcast is to spread fibrancy and to support each other in maintaining our fibrant lives.
I hope you’ll join me as share what I’ve learned and experienced in my 14 years of living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I’m committed to learning more, and to reach out to find as many other people as possible who have something to share as guest bloggers and interviewees on the podcast. I hope to hear from people who have chronic illnesses, friends, family members, and caregivers of those with chronic illnesses, and professionals who have special insights for us.
Well, the articles — all the articles that made up the bulk of my old site — are coming back. I just need to update them.
One thing I always regretted was that there wasn’t an easier way for people to comment on those articles, to discuss or critique them.
Well, that’s why you should register. I don’t have to approve your registration — in fact, I’m not involved at all. I just get an email saying you registered. It’s strictly an antispam measure that you’re required to do that and that I or Sam approves your first comment. That’s it. It isn’t like the LiveJournal “friends” thing, so I don’t have to know you or anything like that.
Register and tell me what you think — about anything. A post, a particular article, the layout of the site, what I’ve written about in the past, what you’d like to see me write about, whatever. Interaction is the entire reason for going to this format!
Edited 5/26: I’ve changed settings so that you can comment without registering, but you can register if you like.
So I actually heard from someone via. I can’t remember if that’s ever happened to me before or not.
Anyway, I went to check out this person’s profile and realized mine was way out of date. Someday, I swear, I’m going to reproduce all the questions all those different places ask right here on my own site, keep that up to date, and refuse to fill out any other profiles.
Anyway, one of the fields was “From my past relationships I learned:” I found the question more interesting than most, so I’m reproducing my answer here, expanded a bit.
from my past relationships i learned: Something different every time 🙂 A few of them:
Honesty is the only way to relate that’s worth bothering with.
Love isn’t enough.
Communication is priceless.
Relationships take lots of work from everyone, and sometimes they just aren’t sustainable.
Sex is often the canary in the relationship mine. Barring health issues that make sex impossible or unlikely, a decrease in sexual intimacy is usually due to a decrease in overall intimacy, which is Bad.
There’s no understanding crazy. Just walk away with as much of your sanity intact as possible.
Nobody deserves abuse.
Staying together is seldom “best for the kids.” In fact, I’ve yet to see a situation in which it was best for anyone.
There’s no way one (sane) person in a couple or other grouping is happy if the other is miserable.
If someone changes in a big way right after you get married, start trying to get an annulment. He isn’t the person you thought you knew.
While an adult can lie to you easily, his kids can’t. Neither can his pets. If either doesn’t behave consistently with what she says, or she doesn’t treat them the way she says she believes in raising kids or pets or whatever, she’s a liar. Leave before you get any closer.
Some things are worth the possibility of a broken heart.
“If you really loved me you’d…” means that the speaker is an abusive asshole trying to get you to do something that’s unhealthy for you.
Playing together is essential. So is working together.
People are not projects.
Knights are notorious for setting up new towers with you inside them. The only safe “rescue” is the DIY version, where you just walk out of the prison
What are yours?
And it was, truly. Which is why this looks much the same as it did last night.
Katie and I drove all over metro Atlanta, testing out the new wheels in the process. A medical appointment, a trip to the bank, the post office, our mail drop, a craft store, a school supply place, a couple of book stores, Phoenix & Dragon, and something I know that I’m forgetting.
You wouldn’t believe how much “homeschooling” gets done on the road. Had the dealer had a van in stock with a DVD player installed, I could easily have justified it for purely educational purposes. As it is, I’m glad my laptop has a DVD player, as we find various BBC and PBS series pretty good supplementary materials at times.
No AV materials today, though — just books, paper, calculator, and a lot of discussion. Science, algebra, world history, critical thinking, English, vocabulary, current eventsâ€¦
Oh! We got our Latin texts! Katie and I have decided to start studying Latin together this summer. I’ve always regretted not having had a chance to study it, and it can only help her. So here we go!
The girl got some knitting done in the car while we talked, too. As she gets more confidence in driving, I look forward to getting some stitching done while she drives. On the other hand, she’d get fewer lessons done. Hmmm.
I need to study to try to keep a little bit ahead of her. We’re going to have another blog where she, Sam and I post about our learning adventures. It isn’t quite up yet, unfortunately.
Did HTML ever seem this intimidating?
The array of themes available for WordPress is absolutely overwhelming, but I am a stubborn cuss. I want MY OWN theme. Of course, creating one is not trivial, because I haven’t actually learned CSS or XHTML yet. I’ve done just fine with my rusty HTML skills, since I haven’t been able to work outside the home or done any heavy web work in years.
Oh well — I have a reason to learn now!
Please be patient 🙂
The dawning of a new age!
Okay, just the beginning of a serious redesign. Yes, TechnoMom.com has finally joined the blog brigade. I was changing hosts and decided to make bigger changes at the same time. Most of the old content will be back before long, but right now youâ€™ll find things a bit sparse.
If youâ€™re new â€™round here, welcome. Itâ€™s a very informal place. Check out my profile. Iâ€™ll be posting about all manner of things, and will enjoy hearing from you.