ChainedChrysalis ⋅

Mama to 5 kids. Wife of 20 years and going on. Childrens photographer. Classic DIYer. Simplistic living, old fashioned, bunny owner. Bipolar, anxiety, autoimmune disorder. Gentle soul, seeking kindness and love. Slow down living, farm life, summer loving landlocked mermaid.

The devil asked how i knew my way through the halls of hell. I replied. I do not need a map for the path i know so well.

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Did I write about the water heater? I dont think I did. We found a leak in our water heater. For some reason the builder, took part of my walk in closet and quatered it, Building a ROOM in the wa...


Another desert. This is very much like my last recipe but I changed a few things to make them apple fritter like. This is a protein “Cupcake/muffin” and they are so good! Pictured are the blue...


Another desert. This is a protein “Cupcake/muffin” and they are so good! 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt ( I just tip my grinder for a few seconds) 6...


April 02, 2024

My new thing in Bittersweet

I finally got some baby birbies again. They are just over 1 year old conures. Not related. Male and female. Conures dont bond as much with one person as they do with LOTS of people/ their flock...


Getting back on the meal prep bandwagon and working on controling my portions. This one shocked me. 2 large chicken breasts 1 jar Bertolli alfredo sauce 1/2 lb egg noodles 1 lb broccoli 1 cup pe...


Im trying a new Banana bread recipe. Its almost bread dough its cake dough ish like material. 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup butter ro...


Hey yall. We made it a week without a call to close for active shooter! I saw the cops meandering around the neighborhood a few times. We are all on a more safe feeling footing. We have had som...


Ive been obsessing with blueberry lemon for a while. Its SO good. So I thought Strawberry lemonade is super good, Why arent we making THAT into a bread.. So I searched and sure enough. I found a...


Im ALMOST done with my cardiac monitor. Today I had three episodes. While at Lowes. I got extremely faint. Lowes and Home depo ALWAYS make me sick. IDK why, but I guess the lights? I get really f...


March 23, 2024

Sly dealer in Bittersweet

My child was invited to two birthday parties today. Yall this child. Mom, Ms birthday is from 11-1 and the twins birthday is 1-3. If I leave Ms birthday at 12 30 we can get to the twins house by...


March 21, 2024

Fucking ugly in Bittersweet

My facial eczema has gotten SO worse. It started with the stress with ex A and was on one side of my face and down my neck. Now with all the stresses in the last few weeks its on both sides of my...


March 20, 2024

Report take two in Bittersweet

Ok Today was a doozy. If I thought last Thursday was bad. having 20 cops, plus swat and bomb squad show up and cordon off our buildings with ambulances right behind is another level. Soooo let...


March 18, 2024

Blah in Bittersweet

Back to work as usual. I helped a few people rearrange their offices so they felt more secure. IE making sure the path to windows is clear or accessible, moving desks so they face the door instea...


March 15, 2024

Day one in Bittersweet

I had a mini panic attack on my way to work. Thinking about some of the kiddos that often come on fridays. our THREE teens groups we run on friday. Thinking what would one do if they were confron...


March 13, 2024

Hearts in Bittersweet

I am on day two of my heart monitor. I’m on continuous monitoring for the next 14 days. Thankfully I can shower with it on! Otherwise 14 days would be SO hard! haha. They hope to catch a syncope...


March 07, 2024

New start in Bittersweet

The new girl H starts tomorrow. A and I had a talk about when is she planning on going to FT. I told her its been 6 months. What is her time frame for returning. If she wants to stay PT totally F...


Well i know its random. But it comes in 3s right. This morning one of our connections with the homeless shelter pulled out of their therapeutic group. They cited a loss of a member of the shelter...


March 04, 2024

Ghosted in Bittersweet

The gal ghosted us. She didnt respond to the job offer at ALL. We texted, emailed and left a vm with nothing. SOOO I moved down the list to the second gal I liked. Got one reference back alread...


This is the easiest cake. It smells SO good. I had a moment when I decided to make carrot cake as I am looking at carrots thinking how the hell do I shred these.... Turns out my Ninja Smoothie th...


March 02, 2024

Poor L bear in Bittersweet

Ive been worried about L. Hes 12 now and has been gaining weight steadily since 2020. He was 10 lbs when he was born but he was skinny. Then when covid hit, he fell and broke his arm and because ...


March 01, 2024

Here goes nothing in Bittersweet

How many receptionists have I had in 3 years. DR. She was a nightmare with clients. They HATED her. She was rude and mean and ignored them. Then complained constantly she didnt get paid enough. ...


February 29, 2024

Interviews in Bittersweet

Well We finally found someone we liked during the interview quite a bit. Then I researched her on facebook. She has a lot of baby daddy drama. I saw a few posts with drama between people. Its li...


February 22, 2024

Back to the doctor in Bittersweet

I went back to my original GP. Shes an ANP. I had to stop with the Kaiser insurance because she didnt take it. Since I went to cigna, I can go back! So I went back in. She refilled my meds and ...


This weeks adventure in baking is a french Tart Tatin (Tar ta tan) I saw them make it on a baking show and had to try it. Its basically a one crust apple pie baked upside down in a cast iron. It ...


February 02, 2024

Phone options in Bittersweet

Trying to pick a phone case. I like this style a lot. I like the moon and the purple flowers. Ive had one like the moon one before, but it had some other designs on it. I really like this whol...


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