Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hiatus Schmiatus

Hi'ya Poodles! How ya been??


I've been on a bit of a hiatus...


... And although I don't like things to get too sad or personal on this blog because well, who wants to read sad stuff?? (Not me! I'm a happily ever after kinda girl!) I feel I owe you awesome Poodles a  reason for my long absence.


Parkinson's. Straight up that's it. Bleh!!!

I've been put on new drugs and taken of those drugs. I've been put on another med, and taken off a previous one. I've been titrating up and titrating down.

And through the entire lab rat process I've felt like crap. Yeah, crap.


I'm tired, I'm ridiculously nauseous, and I'll confess to being a bit depressed.


All of this has resulted in me having not one jolt of creative thought process, or any thought process at all. So I haven't written a line in weeks.


Those of you who follow me on Instagram have experienced about all I've been able to give in the sharing and commenting department. And although I've tried to keep up on reading most of my favorite bloggers, I haven't done much to say how incredible they all are.

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In short, I'm an epic downer. Ugh!


BUT! I think there is light at the end of this medicated tunnel!


I feel a little better, my brain is less Rx addled, and I've got some exciting news to share!

I'm going to Viva Las Vegas in two weeks!!!! Yay!!


I've never been to Viva, or Las Vegas, so this should be an exciting trip! Husband is not going, so I am bunking down with my good friend Lulu and her bestie Ashley AKA Lisa Freemont Street!!! EEK! I will try not to act like the mega huge nerd fan that I am, when I meet her!!!!


Besides Ashley, again EEEK, there are a million and one other inspiring blog-o-sphere friends I'm looking forward to meeting in person! It's going to be a fan-tab-u-lous weekend!! And it is absolutely amazing to have something to plan for and anticipate and be engaged in again!!!

More than that, it is wonderful to be able to share with all you sensational Poodles!!! I've missed you!


See! Happily ever after Poodles!!!










16 comments :

  1. So sorry you've had a rough time of it, Corilynn!

    But oh how fun to have something to look forward too!
    That always perks me up!
    I get depressed every winter but as soon as the time change kicks in,
    I slowly start to feel better.
    Having my new facebook helped me through this last winter.
    A nice diversion.
    Have fun planning your wardrobe! :)

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    1. Hi Holly!
      All of your beautiful Facebook photos, have cheered me every day!! Thank you for each of them!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  2. So sorry to hear of your medical troubles. I hope things look up for you very soon in that department. Very happy for you that you get to go to Viva! You are going to have the BEST time! Having something like that to look forward to can really help to lift the spirits. My family is going through hell with my dad at the moment (diagnosed with cancer in December) and planning our trip to Viva has really helped when I need a pick me up or to get my mind off things. Hope I run into you!

    By the way, I gather you are a beer fan and usually the Piano Bar at the Orleans has local craft brews on tap so it is not all PBR and Budweiser :) Happy Viva planning and good luck narrowing down which bakelite to take! Can’t believe it is almost here!!!!!

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    1. I'm so very sorry to hear about your dad! The planning for Viva is definitely a welcome distraction when days get too hard. I hope we meet up too! Which, being beer gals, we most likely will! ;) Thanks for the tip!!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  3. First off I can relate to how you are feeling minus the meds. There are no meds out there for me to take but I have been going through some health things too and then top it off my hubby works 7 days a week and sprinkle on top the three little kids-its been a doozy. I can admit that I wish I could cry but alas I am too tired to do so. We def have to talk more! Second, omg VLV you lucky duck you! I would go just to meet all my blogger friends. VLV really isn't my scene but I would go just for that heheeh And meeting Ashley-you know you better take a zillion photos just for those of us who cant be there hehehe I hope you have lots and lots of fun. I have learning its imp to do things for ourselves, call it a treat or whatever but its so imp to have something to look fwd to aside from bills, chores, etc LOL Yay-beyond happy for you! Now to get all your outfits ready!!!! xox D

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    1. No time for tears huh Daff?? Sleep or reading or epic tv is more important!!! We are always on the same wave length, and I know you understand. Suckety suck sucks,BUT, I'm so glad to have met an amazing person like you to help me through the days. Your blog and posts never cease to cheer me!
      I will try and capture every moment of Viva on film! Haha! It's like blogger-con for me! ;)
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  4. I am so sorry about your prescription battles and I wish you all the best with your new ones! Also I am SO happy that you will be going to Viva! I'm sure you'll have a blast and I can't wait to read all about it!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. I'll probably giggle and look like such a nerd the whole time! ;) It's gonna be great! Haha!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  5. So sorry Corilynn :( Hope you get medicated super quick and start feeling like your gorgeous vintage self again. There is nothing worse than being down in the dumps <3

    Hope you have a great time at Viva. And we expect lots of piccies!

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    1. Thank you Carli!! I will take a million pics and even make a slideshow for youtube! Haha! My sister is brilliant with iMovie so I'll pester her for help. Stayin' with 3 other Witness gals so we should have a blast!
      ~xoxoxo!!

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  6. Can't wait to hear all about your trip!! Sorry you're not feeling well :( Trip planning is the best. Do you ever go on to Tripadvisor forums? It's my favorite place to lurk :)

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    1. I cannot go on on Tripadvisor! It kills me! Too many places I want to go! ;) We are trying to go back to Italy next year, but Greece and England are top on my dream list as well. Where do you want to go next Miss Thailand?! ;)
      ~xoxo!!

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  7. Sweet dear, thank you for speaking so candidly about what you've been facing on the medical front lately. Like yourself, I usually try to keep serious health related topics to a minimum on my blog, but sometimes a gal just truly has to let her vintage nearest and dearest know what's been transpiring in her world on the medical front. I truly hope that the light you mentioned will soon find its way to you and that you'll be able to enjoy Viva (I've never been myself, but truly hope to one day!).

    Endless understanding & hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  8. Well I sure have missed you:( But SO happy to hear you're starting to feel better! And OMGosh! Vegas?! You gonna have so much fun:)

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  9. I am happy to see you back and I am so sorry about your struggles. How exciting to be attending Viva. I can't wait to see all your photos! (((((hugs)))))

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  10. I've missed seeing your posts on IG but am glad to hear that you are taking a breather and are working on getting back to yourself!

    Have so much fun in Vegas! Can't wait to see pics and hear all about it.

    ~Erica

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