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pjroot

San Jose, California
I have chronic Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as CFIDS and ME).  I was diagnosed with Lyme in 2007 and CFIDS/ME in 2009.  I am also the mother of 2 opping boys!  Learning to negotiate life and illness at the same time takes some balance that I'm still developing!... Full Bio
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Semi-Permanent Rinse & Repeat by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I don't know how to even start this post.  Like everything in my brain lately, I know what I want to say but not quite sure how to say it.  As such, I've thought many times ... Read on »
New Year's Eve Ideas for little kids by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I'm not much for going out these days.  It just takes too much of a toll on my body.  Not to mention that my kids are really small (ages 2 and 6), so we're usually in be ... Read on »
A Day in the Life of a Multi-Tasking Mom by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Today will sound like an ordinary day to anyone with kids.  Especially if those kids' school is more than 10 miles from home.  But it's so ordinary that I think it's pretty ... Read on »
Summer's Over Already? by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I'm not really sure where the time has gone, but Monkey started Kindergarten on Monday - wow! But we did get away the week before school started for an unplugged ... Read on »
Slap in the Face by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Yesterday I was in line at Costco.  When I pulled into the parking lot it was so easy to get a parking spot that I thought, wow, 1:00 is the perfect time to come here!  I qu ... Read on »
Endless Summer by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Where oh where has the summer gone?  I had all these great plans that I wanted to share with you throughout the summer, but we've been so busy doing the actual plans that I ... Read on »
Productivity is Relative by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Ever have those days where you feel super productive, only to look around & feel as if you did nothing?!?  Today was one of those days.  I was feeling really good about my d ... Read on »
Summer's Bounty by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Last year a friend gave a a huge box of tomatoes.  Unable to eat all of them, we made & put up marinara (see recipe below).  It was so fantastic that when we ran out & had t ... Read on »
Summer by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This is what summer looks like at our house. Waterplay Permanent art station in the dining room Strawberry picking ... Read on »
Where Have I Been? by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Well, it seems that raising 2 little boys takes a bit of time!  We allow Monkey a small amount of computer time - which always seems to be at the same time I'd be able to si ... Read on »
Irony of the Energy Equation by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease The irony of pacing is not lost on me.  The truth is - when you need to spend the most energy taking care of yourself is when you're least able to do it!  Because, when you' ... Read on »
Menu Planning by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I never can seem to follow a menu plan, but I finally think I stumbled upon something that will work.  It's as flexible and totally flows with my energy levels -- complicate ... Read on »
DIY project #2 - Liquid Hand Soap by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I noticed we're out of liquid hand soap refills.  Well, since we're trying to cut back on our spending I decided to make my own: So super easy - just pour 1 Tbsp into your s ... Read on »
DIY project #1 - dishwasher detergent by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease A few years ago we decided to go non-toxic with all our cleaning supplies and our grocery bill skyrocketed! buying the name brands is expensive!  So in efforts to tame our b ... Read on »
Laundry - the spoonie way by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease It's taken me about 5 year to figure out a laundry system that works me!  I tried doing all I could on days I felt good.  I tried letting it pile up.  I tried designating a ... Read on »
What's for dinner - Mexican Stew by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease We have a family joke that I like Mexican Stew but not chili.  See, when I was a kid I didn't really like chili.  After proclaiming one day before dinner, "But I don't like ... Read on »
What's for Dinner - Pioneer Woman's Pot Roast by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease We had a brief reprieve from the reno and were able to host our small group.  Our small group is a group of families with small children ranging from ages 1 - 7.  We meet ev ... Read on »
New Years Delayed by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Being away from home all day is never good for a spoonie!  We've been living on the go since Thanksgiving and I'm so worn out that at any given moment I might actually pass ... Read on »
Labor of Love by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Our house has been a work in progress for almost 6 years now, but I can honestly say that I love it!  We have used non-toxic products throughout, taking great care to keep o ... Read on »
Blessing of Community by pjroot Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease It's the tough times that show us who our friends really are.  After Roo's big fall , I was totally overwhelmed with the outpouring of love from the people around me.  Almos ... Read on »