I’m not sharing.
You lucky ducks.

The sole purpose of this blog is to share all the things in my head.  The weird, nifty, interesting ideas that just pop into it.

Well, I have something in my head today which I have no intention of sharing.

A blinding migraine. So, I’m terribly sorry, but in lieu of a post today I have for you a picture of a car.

Why a picture of a car? Because I have a blinding migraine. And this car is the only photo on my computer hard drive that you haven’t already seen in a post.  I considered taking a picture of the incredibly dry skin on my feet, but that seemed like a lot of effort.  So you get the car …

I’ve always loved this photo actually.  My boyfriend took it  somewhere around Glenavon, Saskatchewan when he was working in the province last summer. Just a car sittin’, rotting, in a field.

Why the hell am I even typing?  I should be shooting myself in the eye.

Anyhow, all isn’t lost, even with this stupid migraine and stupid post.   In actuality, this picture fits in perfectly with my Valentine’s theme this week, because  I’m sure at some point in time, someone made out in this car.  Maybe even became “in the family way” in this car.  A couple could have professed their love, got engaged, shared their first kiss … in this car.

Unless of course … they had a migraine.

Back to my regularly scheduled Valentine’s posts tomorrow.  Migraine pending.


  1. Aw. Feel better, Karen!

    That’s a cool old, rotting car though. If I were a bird, that would seem an excellent place for a nest.


    P.S. The more I stare at it, the scarier it becomes.

  2. Allison says:

    I hope you feel better! I sympathize with you. I suffer from migraines…no fun! Wishing you a good day tomorrow.

  3. Lisa says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I hate migraines, myself. Try putting a room-temperature unopened soda-pop can sideways to the back of your neck while lying down in a dark room. That always seems to help me. Oh, and sleep!

  4. jo says:

    Hope your much better this morn, Migraines are a ****

  5. Carol-Anne says:

    Thanks for posting even when you’re in pain. You’re a trooper! Feel better!!

  6. michelle says:

    I think the car is perfect. Fitting for your state of head. Now I can really imagine what a migraine feels like and looks like.See. Even in pain you are a creative genius.

  7. Todd says:

    Migraines suck. Feel better soon. BTW, cool pic.

  8. marilyn says:

    as a fellow migraine sufferer i feel your pain karen, it is excruciating. feel better soon xo

  9. Hope your feeling better soon Karen…migraines really suck. It always helps me to lay down (hopefully on a bed and not the floor) in a pitch black room and try to sleep it off.

  10. Aquinata says:

    I get migraine if I eat gluten or stop drinking coffee… Fortunately both are curable so long as I avoid one and not the other. Yr. London Reader


  11. Chanelle says:

    Hope ya feel better! By the way, thanks for recommending Geek Love. I got it from the library yesterday and it rocks so far.

  12. Barb says:

    Your a better woman than me Karen, I’m not so sure I would have even written as much as you did when in that much pain. Get better soon.

  13. Lesley H says:

    Feeling your pain, sending some comfort. Migraines are some kind of hell.

  14. shea says:

    Ugh. I’m sorry about your noggin. I hope it straightens up soon!

  15. Evalyn says:

    The only good thing about have a migraine is having your life handed back to you when it’s over. I hope that has happend for you by now.

  16. Chrissa says:

    I’m kind of in love with you now.

    Don’t worry, I don’t know where you live. Yet.

    Har har har.

    PS-Do you take Maxalt? If not, you totally should.

    • Karen says:

      Chrissa – Thank you, I love you too. And as luck would have it I *do* know where you live. Heh. Not really. Anyhooooo … I take Axert. Which usually works 90% of the time. However, it only lasts for about 8 hrs. and my migraines last about 3 days. Normally it’s pretty good … this migraine … it’s not getting its normal A+. No dessert for Axert tonight. ~ karen

  17. Veki says:

    Karen, Botox kills migraines. This is no joke. And for those of you who don’t know the suffering, don’t judge.

    Look into it, baby. I used to have 10 blinding migraines a month, but since I had that crap injected into my forehead I’ve not had a single one.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Veki! I had Botox for vanity purposes close to a year ago. I absolutely HATED it. (not pretend hated it like all the celebrities say who currently get it done and say they did it “once” but didn’t like it) I truly hated it. OMG. I used to get in trouble in grade 4 for making too many “faces”. I still make those faces and with Botox I couldn’t make any of my judgemental faces. Which I make A LOT. LOL. I couldn’t wait for it to wear off. I felt claustrophobic. However, I can’t remember if I had migraines during that time or not. Now you have me wondering. I’d TOTALLY think about doing it again if it would get rid of these stupid migraines! ~ karen!

  18. Susan says:

    Aww, feel better soonest Karen!

    After trying everything else my doctor suggested I try Botox. I was migraine-free for exactly one week, then the near-daily pain came right back.

    For me, I use a combination of Gabapentin (an anti-seizure drug that prevents most of my migraines) and Maxalt when they do hit. And when I told my neurologist that the Maxalt was only working 75% of the time, he suggested I take it with 3 naproxen sodium (Aleve). Success! The aleve boosts the Maxalt’s effectiveness. The makers of Imitrex (another relief med) have apparently taken notice – they’re marketing a “brand new” [read: expensive] drug, that is basically just imitrex plus some naproxen sodium. Oh you wascally pharmaceutical companies!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Susan! I think I’m on the mend! (should be … we’re workin on Day 3 here). I’ll keep the Aleve thing in mind! ~ karen

  19. Ursula says:

    Karen—I loved the photo of the truck. I actually think it is an act of creative genius, with the rusted blade acting as a metaphor for the migraine. You should congratulate yourself on your ability to maintain quality posting even when you’re down.

    Feel better! I always find that expensive, gratuitous shopping online works wonders. If you still can’t stand to look at the computer screen, get your beloved to log on and describe in salacious detail all of the beautiful things you might need. The Lee Valley site works well. It helps if your beloved rubs your feet at the same time. But, obviously, these are very personal choices.


  20. Brenda says:

    Oh Karen, I am so sorry you are suffering. I have about 2 migraines a year and if I had a blog, the post would just be


    (that’s my head falling onto the keyboard)

    Feel better!!!

  21. Laura says:

    OOO! I am SO SORRY! I just wrote a blog about my own migraine issues. Feel better!

  22. Caroline says:

    My husband wants that car

    • Karen says:

      Caroline – Tell your husband to fly to Regina, Saskatchewan. Get on a highway, look for a field, hang a right and look for the car. 🙂 ~ karen

  23. janlynn says:

    Hi Karen,
    I hope that you are feeling better by now. Your blog always makes me smile.
    Love the photo of the car. Funny enough, my son used to send me photos of abandoned tractors in the fields of Saskatchewan when he worked out there.(Former Ontarian) His directions to find his favourite photo site included take the road out of Saskatoon (Tunetown) and turn right at the tree! Apparently it is the only tree for miles.

  24. urene says:

    There’s a simple artful way to never get migraines again. Hit me with an e-mail if you’re interested. It’ll take some nutritional changes, but you’ll never have them again 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Urene – Thanks for the offer! But I’m not sure food has anything to do w/ my migraines. They’re hormonal. I get em when I get my period. Every month. Like clockwork. And I will *NOT* go on a paleo diet under any circumstances. LOL. Just so everyone knows. I’ll shoot you an email later. 🙂 ~ karen

  25. Donna says:

    Hello Karen,
    Oddly enough, 2 days ago I was clearing out some old magazines, and came across your house photo shoot, which, BTW is beautiful, so light and airy, love the contrast of old/new. I couldn’t read the article completely as I had a migraine, after suffering for 2 days, I finally took a Maxalt this morning (I am not a fan of prescription meds), but I couldn’t take the pain anymore. I just read about your blog, and found all the comments about migraine. Glad you’re feeling better, I just felt your pain, and thankfully it’s gone too. I have suffered from Migraines for 25 years. Life is too precious and short to lose 3 days every month, I hope you find something to aleviate your pain in the future. Take care

    • Karen says:

      Hi Donna – Thanks for stopping by! Sorry about the migraine, but glad to hear it’s gone. Mine is usually taken care of by Axert. Unlike you I am thrilled to shove a prescription med into my mouth if it’ll get rid of my migraine, LOL. I didn’t even know such a pill existed until a couple of years ago and I’ve had debilitating migraines since the age of 18. So yup, bring on the Axert. 🙂 I hope to see you around these parts again! ~ karen

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