Oh where oh where can I be?

I turned 45 last week. 

And all I can think about since my birthday is, “What the hell happened in the last five years? Where did *I* go?”

Five years ago I was blogging like crazy, making funny videos, enjoying being a pink-head and playing with Curlformers, hanging out with lots of friends, playing Rock Band, running, and mountain biking in a tutu.

It was fucking awesome.

And then I had ankle fusion number one.

And then I had ankle fusion number two.

And guess what? After I healed from ankle fusion one and two, I got to have spinal fusion to my neck.

And all of this fucking sucks¹.

I rarely blog anymore or make videos. I haven’t been able to dye my hair for a long time due to the pain in my shoulders (and now because I’m not through the healing process of neck fusion). I hardly see friends anymore and our Rock Band stuff is packed away. And obviously I’m not running or mountain biking.

I just sit here and exist.

Nathan’s sure I have PTSD from all of my health complications and while he can’t “diagnose” me, he’s probably right. I need to start seeing my therapist again.

This isn’t the first time I’ve “slumped“. Oh, it seems like it happens again and again….so I know I’ll un-slump myself…somehow…and hopefully soon.

¹No need for a pity party or tons of advice. I’m just trying to keep it real and I know that writing is something that helps the un-slumping.


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The MFP’s Perfectly Posh Give-Away!

Okay BFFs, here it is! Yesterday I told you how making people feel good makes me feel good? Well, here is a give-away for a few of my favorite Perfectly Posh items:

1 Packet of Mermaid Mix Bath Salts: Oh…this little pouch is like heaven. I don’t know if you’re a bath taking type¹ or not, but these are my all time favorite bath salts. I promise your skin will feel amazing after bathing with these.

1 Tin of Tree Hugger Lip Scrub: A yummy, all-natural Tree Huggerblend of sugar, rich butters, and oils rubs away tired, flaky skin to give you the softest lips you’ve ever known. A luscious scent of strawberry, coconut, and brown sugar makes this scrub a perfect treat for dry, rough lips.

1 Bless Your Heart Peachy Bath Chunk: All the southern sassiness and sweetness you can handle! A big, chunky bar with real peach and magnolia extracts, plus a comforting dose of cottonseed oil for a clean that leaves you soft as peach fuzz. Oh, darlin’, you’re gonna love this bath time treat.

Gender Bender Chunk1 Gender Bender D-Tox Bath Chunk: Charcoal D•Tox: Clean that doesn’t discriminate. The Gender Bender invites all to wash, get clean, and be Posh. Activated charcoal powder, silt, and carbon absorb over 1000 times their weight in offensive pollution and free radicals. Then natural shea butter calms, soothes, and enriches skin. Tie that all together with a clean, crisp fragrance and you get the perfect clean that anyone can enjoy.

1 Perk! Skin Stick: Looking for a mid-day pickup and headache relief? Our Perk! Skin Stick is your weapon against tension and tightness. Fend off that stress headache by applying this peppermint-loaded shea butter stick to temples, neck, forehead, and other pulse points. Feel your mood lift and your tension melt away.

Good luck and enter away! click here to enter


The Real MFP LOGO¹If you’re not the bath taking type, you should try it. Have someone watch the kids, grab a glass of wine, lock the bathroom door, and draw yourself an amazing bath. It’s worth it. YOU’RE worth it.

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Limited Edition Curlformers Styling Kit

Looking for that awesome drawing for the LIMITED EDITION Curlformers styling kit¹? Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

¹Don’t forget about the other prizes: mini-unicorns and HANDWRITTEN letters from me!

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Maybe I should read last week’s letter to The Little MFP again?

You guys remember last week’s letter to The Little MFP? It was all about how I’m not imagining my injuries and they’re real and it hurts and blah blah blah? Well, The Adult MFP sometimes still forgets about that.

(Not my ankle.)

I’m due to have surgery on December 14th. The Orthopedist is going to be fusing my ankle. Recovery sounds like hell, but I’ve been told it will be worth it. I might even be able to run again (someday).

Sounds great, right? Except I got in my own head and I asked my chiropractor to take x-rays of my ankle just to make sure I still had arthritis, because maybe it went away¹ and I could postpone the surgery.

The Chiropractor took the x-rays and then showed me that, yes, I still had arthritis.

Weird. It didn’t go away. Good thing I didn’t call The Orthopedist and cancel that surgery after all.

I’m off to spend the day making lists and getting things accomplished before the big day. While I’m gone, check out the sponsors for the LIMITED EDITION Curlformers styling kit: (You can even get bonus entries if you go write something on their Facebook wall!)

Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen


Under the Sun

Malisa McLoud – Mary Kay

Lauren Kelly, Nutrionalist

~The MFP


¹Oh, that’s right, arthritis doesn’t just magically disappear. Next you’ll tell me unicorns don’t exist either?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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365 of Happiness 1/7/12

As you know, I’ve been running a Curlformers give-away this week. It’s been a blast for me. I absolutely LOVE my Curlformers and I can’t wait to give a set to one of my readers.

I’ve also had the pleasure to share a few fellow bloggers’ “Hair Stories”. I hope you found them entertaining and checked out their blogs/Facebook pages.

The Give-Away ends today at 5:00PM Central time. I’ll be using a random number generator to pick the winner! OMG!! HOW FREAKIN’ FUN!  Enter as many times as you can!


Here’s ANOTHER chance to enter the drawing: Leave a comment on this post :D

Would you like a reminder of all the other ways you can enter? I’ll make it easy on you:

  1. Leave a comment on the contest’s kick off blog post <here>
  2. Follow The MFP and Curlformers on Twitter.
  3. Leave a comment on Running From Hell With El’s blog post <here>
  4. Leave a comment on The MisAdventures of a Bipolar Girl <here>
  5. Leave a comment on Renee‘s post <here>
  6. Leave a comment on The Dishing Diva‘s post <here>
  7. Check in with Twitter and Facebook because I’ll be adding more chances to win before 5:00!

♥Don’t forget to ‘like’ The MFP and Curlformers on Facebook or you can ‘follow’ The MFP and Curlformers on Twitter! And GOOD LUCK!

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