Let’s get started

19 Nov

Someone suggested I start a blog. I’m not sure how this will go, but here goes. This is just going to be my thoughts, feelings and things I find along the way.

Today I thought about starting a cookbook. Here’s the first recipe as I posted it on Facebook.

My favorite is “Whatchagot stew”. A package of meat from the freezer in the bottom of the pot. Yes, frozen. Who plans anymore? Add any and all veggies hanging out in the bottom of the chiller drawer, even the wilted ones. Some potatoes and onions if you got them. A can or two of whatever veggies you have in the cupboard and maybe a can of beans(with the liquid, potatoes always need salt). Add a seasoning packet or two from a ramen package, save the noodle part for later. Add some water, usually half a pot, don’t worry, it’ll make more. Let sit on low all day or high if you started at noon when you realize you forgot to plan dinner. Just before eating, check for taste. Probably needs salt, remember those potatoes? Also pepper, garlic powder, parsley if you’re lucky enough to have it. Now crush up those ramen noodles you saved from earlier and add them. Stir through. By the time you find all the kids and get them washed and to the table, dinner is ready. Just add milk and bread and butter. Said kids will love you forever. Or at least until you take away their phone for not taking out the garbage and helping with the dishes. Enjoy!

I also need a place besides Facebook to keep my Gratitude List.

  • Today I’m grateful to really start a blog. I hope it goes well. I’m grateful to be feeling better from my tooth extraction. It’s making me spunky. Grateful to have my child here today. No matter how often we fight, argue and generally disagree, I always have his back. I remember a time when he wasn’t sleeping across the room. LOVES

Monday, October 21, 2019

21 Oct

More gratitude today.

  • I’m grateful my house isn’t too terribly bad as we get ready for a surprise inspection this week. I’m grateful my headache is only at the dull roar stage instead of full on migraine. I’m grateful for soup on a chilly day.

Night all. LOVES

Sunday, October 20, 2019

20 Oct

Another day of gratitude.

  • I’m grateful to spend some time today watching my son watch strange tv. I’m grateful to make it to church today. I’m grateful for cereal for dinner.

Night all. LOVES

Saturday, October 19, 2019

20 Oct

Just gratitude today.

  • I’m grateful for a restful day at home reading. I’m grateful to have food in the house that makes my son happy. I’m grateful that he gets to have a sleepover at the neighbor’s tonight.

Night all. LOVES

Early morning misadventures

19 Oct

I am so tired tonight. This morning I woke up, got my son up and ready for school. Fixed breakfast and his lunch. And THEN looked at the clock. It was only 5:30! He didn’t need to leave for school until after 8! Since he was already awake, I talked him into taking a shower before he left for school. He was only a little annoyed at me for waking him up so early. I got my comeuppance though. As he was leaving, he wanted me to spray him with cologne and my water bottle was open. I didn’t notice until I took a drink. Instant nausea and he starts giggling. He gets me a anti-nausea pill and dumps my water bottle for me. As he’s leaving, he says that’s what I get for waking him up so early.

  • I’m grateful we had a good morning even will all that didn’t go right. I’m grateful it’s Friday and I don’t need to get up early tomorrow. I’m grateful to get some dishes done today while washing my bottle.

Night all. LOVES

It helps

18 Oct

I was reminded today WHY I need to write a gratitude list every day. Its not just so I remember what I’m grateful for. Its also so I can go back and see how others have help me and how I’ve helped others. Sometimes all that is needed is to tell someone that “Hey, I get that today sucks. My day isn’t too hot either, but we’re both still breathing, so I’ll count THAT as a win.” It makes MY day better, and hopefully helps theirs be better too.

  • I’m grateful to my first sponsor for giving me the assignment to write every day 3 things I’m grateful for. I’m grateful that I never gave up no matter how sucky life can be. I’m grateful to be breathing. Moving air in and out sometimes is the best you can do.

Night all. LOVES

Music and rain

17 Oct

Today has been spent listening to music and the rain and mostly reading a book. Just being restful and keeping my mind occupied. Lots of scattered thoughts lately. I think it might be time to talk to my doctor about changing up my psych meds.

  • I’m grateful for the rain. It always seems to calm me. I’m grateful for a day of self care to recharge me. I’m grateful I’ve been able to focus on reading. Its been difficult lately.

Night all. LOVES

Cabbage soup

16 Oct

Yes, its another recipe. Its a necessity this week. The veggies in the fridge are needing to be used. And its supposed to start a week of rain tonight. Perfect soup weather.

I started with a little over a half pound of bulk breakfast sausage. I browned it in a pan with the bacon grease from the amazing bacon I got from the meat market last week. I saved it on purpose. While the meat was doing its thing, in my blender cup, I put in a handful or so of frozen onions, some sriracha, a teaspoon of Better than Bullion low sodium chicken flavor soup base, some garlic powder, assorted seasoning blends, no salt and seasoned salt. Didn’t measure, just some. Added a half cup of water and blended until smooth. To the sausage I added about 6 carrots that I peeled and cut into 3/4 inch chunks, about 2 cups of purple cabbage and 3 cups of green cabbage. Then I had to switch to a bigger pan and added another handful or so of green cabbage from the stuff I shredded the other day. I let it hang out on medium heat until it started to sizzle, then added a quart of water along with the stuff from the blender cup. Brought it back up to a boil,turned it down and let it simmer for a while until all the veggies were tender. I added a cup of frozen peas and a 1/4 instant potato flakes. Stir well and serve.

  • I’m grateful I finally got around to making the soup I started planning last week. I’m grateful I have eaten better today. I’m grateful to have leftovers for tomorrow.

Night all. LOVES