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

Saturday, March 28, 2020

29 Mar

Just gratitude today.

  • I’m grateful to watch the rain outside my window. I’m grateful for leftovers made into a quesadilla. I’m grateful to sleep in today.

Night all. LOVES

Its another Friday

28 Mar

Spent the day reading, playing games on my phone, and watching stupidity on tv. Just another day in paradise while being grounded.

  • I’m grateful to figure out homemade taco seasoning. Burritos and roasted cauliflower for dinner. I’m grateful to talk to people. On the phone. Still practicing social distancing. I’m grateful for internet to watch stupidity on tv.

Night all. LOVES

Thursday, March 26, 2020

27 Mar

I finally figured out its Thursday. I needed to refill my med minders today. I don’t have a lot to say at the moment, but I needed to get my gratitude out before I forget.

  • I’m grateful I remembered my prayers before I got too far into my day. I’m grateful to make apple crisp before the apples were too far gone. I’m grateful for walks around the block to calm the nerves.

Night all. LOVES

Meatloaf cravings

25 Mar

Today I made some meatloaf burgers. I was trying the stretch the hamburger a bit so I don’t need to go to the store so soon. Not that we’re low on food, but just thinking ahead.

To 1 pound of hamburger, I added a half cup of oatmeal, a squirt of ketchup and mustard, a dash or 2 of sriracha, half an onion that I put through the blender, some garlic powder, and an egg. Mixed well and put it in a small pan, patting it flat. I think its a 7×11. I scored it into 6 to make 6 square burgers. Baked at 325°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the thermometer read 175°. With my sucky oven, my instant read thermometer is my best friend. I put some cheese on each burger and let it sit in the hot oven after I turned it off. I served with mashed potatoes and peas. I had it for lunch because that’s my heavy meal. My son will eat later this evening.

  • I’m grateful I was able to figure out how to feed my meatloaf craving with only 1 pound of hamburger. I’m grateful its warm enough outside to have the door open while the oven was heating up the house. I’m grateful to be more ok with the quietness of the neighborhood.

Night all. LOVES

Have no clue what today is

25 Mar

Another day of quarantine. I’m not sure what day it is or even what date. I just know that its very quiet and I might have slept this afternoon. At least my brain was off but my eyes were open. The days have started to run together.

  • I’m grateful for rain. I’m grateful I learned how to do a virtual doctor’s appointment today. I’m grateful for chocolate.

Night all. LOVES

Monday, March 23, 2020

24 Mar

It’s getting quiet outside! The governor of Oregon mandated that you stay home or face a fine for a misdemeanor. You can go to work in an essential business, grocery shopping, or exercise. That’s it. Nothing else. I’ve noticed that my neighbors are getting grumpier too. Actually most people are getting grumpier. Even online. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like by the end of April. That’s when the kids MIGHT get to go back to school. Just breathe.

Tomorrow afternoon I get to have my first virtual doctor’s visit. I need to see a doctor before a couple of my prescriptions are renewed, but they don’t want me in the clinic. So I get to learn more technological stuff. Hard to believe that when I was 18, I was on the forefront of technology. Now I have to ask my kids how to change the channel on the PS4. Just breathe.

  • I’m grateful I have a home to be grounded to. I can’t imagine what its like for the houseless. Especially with the extreme rise in unemployed because everything is closed. I’m grateful to have food. I probably don’t need to go out until the next time I need milk and eggs. I’m grateful to have toilet paper. This website I found today says I have enough to last 167 days. Which sounds about right because I always buy a case. It needs to last approximately 3 months.

Night all. LOVES

Sunday, March 22, 2020

22 Mar

Today is Sunday and my day is usually spent going to church and then listening to church centered music the rest of the day. I read my scriptures and reflect on the past week and think about what’s coming ahead. Since the world has mostly shut down, I didn’t think that going to church and taking the Sacrament was going to be possible for me. I don’t have a priesthood holder in my home. Or one very nearby either.

This morning I learned how to do a Zoom meeting for Sunday School. And two men from the church and gave me the Sacrament! I am so blessed. The Lord is helping things work out even when so much is going screwy. It helps me to realize that if I do my part; pay my tithing, say my prayers, read my scriptures, and give HIM all my worries; HE will take care of me. My goal is to trust HIM and not try to take things back. Some days I’m better at it than others.

  • I’m grateful for the technology that made meeting this morning possible even when we are apart. I’m grateful for the priesthood holders who came to administer the Sacrament to me in my home. I’m grateful to be where I’m at in my life so that I can enjoy these blessings.

Night all. LOVES