Short, sweet (but not with refined sugar, of course), and to the point:
I have three (3) coupons for the wonderfully delicious Mary's Gone Crackers products. Each coupon is $1 off of one product, and only one can be used per purchase (but who's to stop you leaving the store, going back inside, getting back in line, and using them again? Hypothetically speaking, of course, and you didn't hear that from me. :-)
All three expire on 12/31/15. I would use them myself, but sadly I can no longer eat sesame (in most if not all of their crackers and pretzels) or amaranth (in at least some of their cookies), so they're up for grabs. Will be posting on Twitter, as well, so it's a first-come, first-acquire basis. And I'd like to send them all three out just once to save on trips to the post office (or, okay, asking my husband to make multiple trips to the post office), but these are completely free as far as receiving them. I'm really not worried about using a forever stamp to get these to someone who could use them!
If you're interested and would like to cop these coupons, you can hit me up via the contact link on the blog (if you can't find it, it's firstname.lastname@example.org) or send me a tweet in Twitter (@LymeisLame).
God bless and make sure you get some natural vitamin D this summer if possible--while wearing natural, non-toxic sunscreen, avoiding peak UV Ray exposure hours, and not overdoing it in the heat--we know how those spirojerks love to come out and play (aka cause us to collapse or herx or both) when we get too much sun/heat exposure.
Stay safe, my friends!
It was my hope to record this song and be able to have a version I deemed worthy of posting publicly for awareness month in May, but that didn't happen. I'm still not 100% satisfied with how this one turned out, but it's the best I've been able to bet so far, and there's no way of telling when (or if) I'll be able to do a next-level legit recording in the near future.
So I wanted to share this here with you all--this is the second rap I've recorded re: Lyme awareness (I've written several more, but they're not quite worthy of recording yet), and if you enjoyed my track from last year "Without Lyme," (check it out in the sidebar if you want) I think you'll like this one, as well...and the beat should be another familiar borrowed beat to a lot of you. (Credit to my good friend Marshlla for the beat😉).
Lyrics will follow track.
Step by step, heart by heart, left right left
We all fall down, like toy soldiers
But by bit, torn apart, we never win
But the battle rages on for toy soldiers
I'm supposed to be the kind of person that's always smiling
And most of the time I'll keep that up for a while, but then
All of this stuff it just keeps piling inside
And the trials seem too hard to ride out to the finish line
So I cry, but no one hears me 'cause I've gotten so good
At hiding these tears, this anger, after all isn't that what I should
Do? Since I talk about trustin his plan?
Constantly sayin I can handle all these things comin
At me from all directions,
Because I've got the Man on my team and I know He's on the bench beside me holding my hand, well I've
Got a truth to share that might not be easy to take
Just because in my heart I know He's set the date for my healing,
It don't mean I can escape this inherent human state of feeling so desperate
Sometimes it feels like I'm stuck going round and round in a revolving gate
I'm treadin water but my daggone lifeboat it just won't inflate
And I'm spendin too much time stressin about my life
And not just for myself but for all those who stand beside me
But honestly there's not a single thing to do about it right now,
So I'll just keep holding on, let this thing play out
Forget the roller coaster, this life is like a card game
And the deck's been stacked for sure but it's sure not stacked in your name
So just take your place at the table, let all these things be dealt to you
And don't hide those emotions, they are meant to be felt
Go ahead and take off that mask, hard as it may seem,
Drop the "I'm fine" facade 'cause if you're waiting and willing for
Things to go your way you gotta let people inside,
I know it's scary but hey, guess what, that's part of life
There used to be a time when I could just live my life
I had so much fun as a child, but then again when I
Started getting older, there started being some pain
More kinds than I can count, and that's when I became
Someone I didn't recognize when I looked into my mirror
But it's gone on for so long that that's no longer neither here nor
There. The mirror's not important because all it shows is the outside and my words are more important to me I swear
I've got so much time on my hands call me Salvador Dali
'Cause it's all melting away, and I'm just lying here watching
All these days pass by and sometimes I start to think
Why is all of this going on? Why's it happening to me?
But then I realize that I don't control my life
No matter how hard I try I just keep getting reminded
That this journey, it's not in my hands, it's not my job
To fix myself or heal myself, but feeling at a loss
And not being able to dictate how things go
Is even more frustrating than a recovery this slow
I'll admit it, I've never really been a patient person
And if patience is a virtue I'd rather not be virtuous
Waiting is just something that don't come easy to me
Ask anyone that knows me and I betcha they'd all agree
But then again, why would I expect anything else?
Part of living this life is knowin when to ask for help and support
Especially when I am so worn out from all this,
My body's damaged but so's my brain and so's my spirit
I've been strong for so long but I've finally reached my limit
And it's takin everything I've got to not just through the towel in.
'Cause sometimes that's all I feel like doin' but God's brought me so far already it be selfish to up and call it quits
So, Lord, I'm asking please, though I can't get down on my knees,
If it's not time to take this pain from me, just give me the strength
And the willpower I need to keep fighting this fight
With the knowledge that one day you will perfect my sight
And I'll see that all of these struggles that they all had a purpose
So please just sustain me till that day I'll see it all was worth it.
Thanks for reading/listening,