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Can I have a drink? Of course! :)

I just realized that I have not had a cup of coffee or a beer in two years! That’s so crazy!! But, I have become a “wine connoisseur” lately, it doesn’t bother my gut. In addition to vodka and gin, wine is one alcoholic drink that does not make me violently ill. I have discovered a new pastime, Winery Day Trips! I’ve been to 4 since July. It’s low energy, good time with friends, and bougie as hell and I love it! lol  It’s one of the few times when I am relaxing… Read more Can I have a drink? Of course! 🙂

I can eat anything! . . . . :(

Lies . . . Lies . .. the Lies I tell! After a very stressful week the new boss took me and my coworker out to lunch last Friday. I was asked by both where do you want to eat, I just said it doesn’t matter. Since I work in a very corporate and fancy area I was pretty sure all restaurants in  the area had a variety of items on their menu. Then my co-worker mentioned Maggiano’s, I said sure and told my boss we wanted to go there. He… Read more I can eat anything! . . . . 😦

I have missed drinking . . .

This past week has been a true test for my body because I’m totally torturing it  . . . ever since I landed back in DC last Sunday evening and went to work the next day, I have barely rested. Wednesday night I once again fell asleep in my work clothes, but I got a little help from a pink punch martini. And my social drinking continued with happy hour Thursday night, and a housewarming party last night. This is the most social I’ve been in like a year, and for… Read more I have missed drinking . . .

#7daysofIBD – Day 3 Flying!

I’m flying to Texas for the weekend, a quick weekend getaway. I’m excited and scared at the same time. Excited for BBQ and real Mexican food and scared to eat BBQ and real Mexican food . . . sighs . . I gotta be cautious this weekend, but I think I’m prepared. Of course I packed my meds, poop-pourri, cottonelle  wipes, and Imodium. I’m currently sitting in the airport and my dilemma was what to eat for an early dinner. I decided Greenleaf’s would be “safe” but then I ordered a… Read more #7daysofIBD – Day 3 Flying!

You gotta laugh :) . . . That one time . .

I love BuzzFeed. They always have videos that everyone can relate to, and one thing that everyone does is poop. Unfortunately for us IBDers it happens more often, sometimes uncontrollable, painful, and many other things . . but I won’t get into all that. Anyway, this video made me laugh. I believe everyone has had “That one time  . . ” moment. Unlike the average Joe, people living with IBD have learned to be well prepared, that’s a good thing right? . . . I know I’m stretching it, but trying to… Read more You gotta laugh 🙂 . . . That one time . .

An IBD experience . .

Every since I started this new job I have been pleasantly surprised by the lack of urgency to go to the restroom. I sat comfortably during back to back meetings for 3 hours sitting far away from the door,  and in one meeting the entire staff was present. I was in awe of how far I have come. But! as always those good days are short-lived when you have IBD. It was after a team lunch at Lebanese Taverna that my stomach started talking to me.  If my stomach could speak, I’m… Read more An IBD experience . .

New Chapter . . .

Today was Day 2 at the new job and its weird because it feels like I’ve been at the job a lot longer.  A friend said, “Wow you must feel really comfortable there” . . I guess I do. I’ve met some pretty cool people so far  and I’m not complaining for once, it’s a good thing. The bathroom situation is not the greatest. There are multiple restrooms but only two stalls in each , so grateful I have my poop-purri. Luckily my cubicle is very close to the restroom and it’s… Read more New Chapter . . .