I write and take photos for a newspaper. I also do photography on the side. I'm a single mom to two awesome young men! I love photography, art, food, walking, hiking, soup, tattoos, pjs, film, TV and I'm a bit of a Lit geek (my major is Magazines but have a minor in Comparative Literature). I also suffer from multiple autoimmune diseases and that's what my blog is about! The day-to-day living with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease or MCTD (Lupus, Raynaud's and Sjogren's), Fibromyalgia, Celiac's, Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Palindromic Rhuematism -- not to mention arthritis (RA). The way I look at it - every day that I wake up and get moving is a victory!!