I'm Not Back Yet, But...

People are driving me crazy. 
Have you ever attempted to be the bigger person but the more you try, it seems like people all over the place get more annoying, more insensitive, and the act itself gets seemingly more impossible?
I have.
Geeze I have. 
I wish I could just tell people exactly what I think of them, exactly what I feel, and exactly how WRONG they are without repercussions.
This has become my mantra and I so WISH I could walk around with this on a small portable billboard that runs on a constant loop. The more annoying or hurtful or ignorant the person is, the bigger and brighter this would flash.
Don't confuse silence with apathy or seemingly prevalent loneliness with the purposeful suppression of thoughts and feelings in an attempt to spare someone else's emotions.
Other times I wanna say, "Eff being the bigger person" and go and do what benefits me. Its almost an ever-constant tug-o-war. I have to keep myself in check, exercise epic self-control and make positive use of all my energy in moving onward and forward. The more space that there is between us and the dummies past, the better. 
Despite wanting to oft times throw ourselves on the ground, kick and scream, and then once once we are emotionally exhausted, just curl up in the fetal position and wait for the world to change, we must face the music. I don't know if you know this or not, but change doesn't just skip along and figure your life out for you.  Its about you putting your feelings on the back burner, sucking it up, and being the type of person this world so desperately needs more of. Rather than arguing back and wasting your energy on petty little things, focus on the words, thoughts, and emotions that will help you and even if it doesn't seem possible, the person that's making you turn into a crazy white girl who's about to open a big ol' can of wh...
Despite an almost instinctual reaction, we as humans need to sincerely think about what has been said or what we wish to say. Is any of it worth losing friends, hurting family, and losing ourselves to the compromise of what we know we SHOULD do? 95% of the time, you unknowingly become a self-deprecating pawn in the hands of negativity and pessimism.
Once I'm able to move far enough away from a certain person or a hurtful thing that may have been said, I'm able to start forgiving. Its funny really because forgiveness definitely isn't about another person. The act of forgiveness is solely and perpetually about US


Breaky Break Time

Hey there lovely Lovelies! As a lot of you have noticed, I've been ridiculously MIA for a while now and I don't see it getting much better anytime soon.

Between my many, many doctor's appointments, procedures, tests, Mr. Superman's ever-changing work schedule (now he's on 12's from 6-6), trying to not let the house cross the line between "Homeless-hoarder-laundry and dishes up to my neck-style" and "I'm really trying but just can't keep up with the housework-style", the blogging has been brought to a major stall and that includes keeping mine up to date and sharing the hundreds of things I've been wanting to share with you all as well as reading and commenting on all the ones I love. Not to mention between my 8 different prescriptions, I'm always either sick to my stomach or zonked out good.

Along with all of that, emails, postcards, letters, Facebook messages, and every other form of contact has piled up rather splendidly. I cannot say how much everyone's words of kindness, love, support, and encouragement mean to both me and my Loverface and I am so sorry I have been unable to respond to anyone. This newest health development has definitely been testing us but I'm confident all will unfold as it should and we will remain strong as ever.

I just wanted to tell all of you darlings a little of what's been going on. Hello to all you fabulous newbies and to everyone else, pleasepleaseplease don't leave me while I'm on this unplanned and unintentional hiatus okay?


I Call A Do Over: Its All In The Details Edition One

My 4 AM usually consists of DVR or Netflix, food sitting somewhere on the floor or couch, my drill, dremel, and paint.

Since Mr. Superman deployed, I got more into DIY decor and refinishing furniture. Nikki, is a seriously incredible designer that helped me a ton in teaching me techniques and easier ways to do things. 

Now that I have a collection of stuff I've done and on my To Do List I figured why not share it with my Lovelies? So most Tuesdays for me are going to consist of this new meme and this week starts the link up! If you have any projects you've done, post it with the I Call A Do Over picture and then come back to link up so I can come check it out.

Without further ado, we dive in!

The show 'n' tell pieces this week are all little decor items that got makeovers, touch ups, and face lifts. They are all things I had, most for a few years, that I kept around because I knew I'd use them again. Its amazing what some spray paint and a little extra time can do. 

These little frames I had found at Walmart for like a dollar a piece a few years ago. I spray painted them (my then) master bedroom colors. They weren't horrible but as is the case with pretty much everything up until a year ago, they weren't fabulous. I had no clue what I was doing when it came to decorating.  


So these suckers got a re-do and are now a part of the office decor. The frames I already had, the bulletin board I got unopened and brand new from Goodwill for $2 and the frame that has the multi-color stripes was a broken frame from Hobby Lobby I got for less than $1.


Next thing that got a spray paint bath were these two lamp shades. I got them both years ago and they used to be the lamps that sat on our night stands when we lived in our very first house and traveled with us to Utah then here in Georgia where they became part of our sad lighting in our old house before Mr. Superman deployed. I thought about 100 times about getting rid of them and now I am so glad I didn't. 



This is the only picture I have of the next items. I seriously just cringe at pictures of my old houses and the way I 'decorated'. So awful. Those 3 candle pedestals were all found on clearance at Walmart 3 years ago and those pink candles are just as old. I love me some book paper and Mod Podge so these suckers got the royal treatment. The candles were all changed up as well and put in different places in mi casa. I love the way that one looks with the sticks all around it.



The next thing that got a makeover was this little table I got at Hobby Lobby last year for $6!  The red top was just not doing it for me so it got coated with off-white paint and then a dark stain. It sits between my fireplace hearth and our back door. Its now home to an antique lantern missing the glass and has a broken clock I got from Hobby Lobby for $2. I have a slight clock obsession. Ignore the very much old and dated 70's fireplace. Its getting an awesome white wash soon.



I had gotten this lamp with a gift card from Target last year but about a month after getting it, I started hating the orangey-brown shade. After some really awesome vintage style post card and letter collage paper and lace trim were added, I fell in lurve love.




 Alright now you all know the drill. If you have anything you'd like to show off, go ahead and link it up. It can be anything really that you got creative with or gave it new life. The link party stays open until Friday at noon so get to sharing!


It's Not A Tumah

Well actually, it is.

If you want an explanation as to why I have been so M.I.A. the last few weeks in bloggyland and real life, you can take up a complaint with the Tumor Department.

Apparently, a few of these suckers have decided to take up residence in the Chelle Hotel.

I know I've always been full of pure awesomeness and fabulosity and it is my belief that the Tumor Department was feeling left out.

Tumors that have thus far been discovered:
  • 1 inside my Brilliant Bladder
  • 1 on my Lovely Left Kick-A Kidney
  • 1 on my Trusty (or not so) Thyroid Gland
Tumors that are believed to exist but were blocked out by all the extra fluid and blood that is making all the scans and x-rays blurry:
  • 1 or more on my Reliable (or not so) Right Kindly Kidney
So Lovelies, I haven't been snubbing all of you, I have just been a tad preoccupied.

I had a biopsy performed on the one located in my bladder and have quite a few more procedures in my future. My situation is very tricky when taking in to account my HHT and other medical complications but I love my urologist and hematologist/oncologist.

There has been a lot of deep thinking and positive vibes buzzing around in my house lately because I refuse to accept anything but success and a good life. Prayers, crossed fingers and toes, wishes on stars and eyelashes, and smiles are always needed and appreciated more than we can say.
Just keep being your fabulous lovely selves and if anyone finds some of this. send it my way.


Green With Envy

Guess who gets to have a needle aspiration biopsy TODAY?!

This girl!!

I know you're jealous.

It's no moustache but its just cool enough to turn all you Lovelies green-eyed.

Don't lie.