About Gaga

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Freezing my ass off.

I am not a fan of cold weather and yet I live in the Midwest where it is freaking freezing half the year. My big saving grace is the rich soil that I get to use to garden. I love to grow my own food and can. I sew and quilt, knit a little and have no idea how to crochet even though people insist it’s easy. I can never figure out how to carry over a damn row. Maybe one day.

I am a warrior against autoimmune disease. I have UCTD/MCTD that presents as Lupus and Sjogren’s, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia,chronic migraine and IBS. I do yoga and meditate to try and keep my stress level down as it really exacerbates the conditions. Just like the cold does. Seriously, can I win the lottery and move somewhere warm already? Not burning hot though. When it’s 90+ out it really makes me flare. Basically if I can just have it be between 50 and 80 all the time, that’s great. Can someone get on that for me please?

I have four kids. The oldest is Special Needs and in a wheelchair, the second one is in the Army, the third is the mother to my grandbebe and works hard to be a good momma, the fourth just graduated high school and is starting an internship.

My day job is at a public university.