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Family art

After a long streak of great days, I guess it was time for a sore day.  It’s nearly impossible to have a bad day though when it’s over 80 degrees outside!  My elbow was quite tender this morning, it seemed like some fluid was building up on it.  My right wrist has also been giving me some troubles today as well.  However, while getting my oil changed at Walmart, I “accidentally” went on a shopping spree and bought more than I had intended.  Shopping always makes a day much better!  I’m still working out, though this week has been jammed pack full of things to do so I haven’t had a really good workout since Sunday.  Sunday I went for a long walk at the park and actually jogged half a mile…which is good for me since I strongly dislike jogging.  I am noticing subtle results, as it’s still to early too see much of a change in my stomach.  I definitely feel tighter though, which is a huge plus.

Below is artwork from two of my brother’s Ted and Doug.

Ted designed this for the nephew of his friend who passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident.  Jacob, the nephew, has cystic fibrosis and really looked up to his uncle.  Jacob also really likes mega man, so my brother designed him his own character.  Ted’s websites, and

Doug, another older brother of mine is almost finished with the painting below.  I posted another one of Doug’s paintings in my post  Here is Doug’s site —>  Doug is looking for commission work, so feel free to contact him!   I really enjoy featuring my family’s artwork because I am so proud of them, and what they can create!

Until next time, keep shopping 🙂


Posted by on March 22, 2012 in My battle with RA


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talent and love is in the air.

Last year, on Valentine’s Day, about 3-4ish in the afternoon I was hiding in my bathroom, convinced a “killer” was in my house.  I literally climbed out of my bathroom window to escape.  No really, this is a true story, except in the end the noises I heard turned out to be the bathroom door (wood) expanding after I showered.  Oh a day in the life of Becca.  This year though, I was blessed with a beautiful bouquet of colorful flowers, delivered, with a cute note attached from Matt.  I’d say this year was more enjoyable by a ton.  However, last Valentine’s Day also happened to be the same day I had my first conversation with Matt, the night I actually met him…at McDonald’s…explaining the above story in detail.  He laughed and thought I was silly.  Good thing he didn’t think I was a lunatic.

This past weekend, Matt took me to see Aaron Gillespie sing(I mentioned this in my previous post).  We had a PERFECT night, worshiping and enjoying true talent.  There were only about 150 of us at the concert, so we had a chance to actually meet Aaron.  He couldn’t talk for to long since he had a flight to catch and because there were fans behind us waiting, but he was very kind and was more than willing to take a picture with us.

Whenever I have lots of plans, even remembering that I have RA seems to fade into the corner of my mind.  I don’t feel much pain when I am so happy with things to do.  Of course there are pains though.  Just last night, randomly my left elbow started to ache.  I was trying to bend and lift my arm and it would lock up and get stiff.  Today it seems to have gotten better.  It’s a constant roller coaster, up and down, never knowing when the next drop off hill of pain is going to attack.

I’ve really enjoyed the large amount of encouragement I have received from many of you because I am blogging.  I apologize that it’s been a little while since I’ve posted, I promise it’s only because I have been busy with many plans.


(THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS MATT!) Aren’t they gorgeous!?

Just for your information, there are only 34 days left until Spring officially starts.  The amount of giddiness I have is building because I miss seeing the sunshine and sitting outside reading!  Unfortunately, because of the medication I am on called methotrexate, I have to lather on plenty of sunscreen because I will most likely have skin sensitivity to the sun.  I used to love to lay out in my back yard and attempt to get tan-never worked because of how pathetically pale I am.  But, I can’t do that anymore…truly bums me out.

In my previous post, I featured Greg & Mary Hartman’s websites and since I know plenty of talented people, I will feature my brother Doug in this post.  Doug is 25 and he just recently moved to L.A. and lives with our older brother Ted.  Doug’s painting skills blow my mind.  I truly believe that once he gets connected with the right individuals and continues to network, he will go very far.  He would like to collaborate with Ted, because Ted is immensely artistically talented as well.  I’m telling you, everyone in my family has that talent EXCEPT me!  I know he would appreciate it if any of you would like something painted, he’s always looking for commission work(I do believe that is what it is called).

Lastly, also on the last post, I showed a preview of what my DIY Valentine’s Day gift was for Matt.  Well…TA DA…here is the final result.  He really liked it!!

Until next time, keep jumping out of bathroom windows?


Posted by on February 14, 2012 in My battle with RA


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