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


18 Aug

For dinner tonight I figured I better get back to the basics to see if it will help my stomach.

I put 1 oz of egg noodles, 2 oz of small diced carrots, 2 oz of frozen veggie stir fry mix, 3.5 oz cooked chicken cut in small cubes,  1 package of seasoning I rescued from a ramen package, 1 1/2 cup water in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for 10 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with garlic powder, pepper, and sriracha. Enjoy.

  • I’m grateful to my neighbor for helping me with my prescriptions today. I’m grateful to my eldest for his help this afternoon. I’m grateful for Friday.

Night all. LOVES

Thursday, August 16, 2018

17 Aug

Its been really quiet today. Just staying indoors because of the bad air quality index. So just gratitude today.

  • I’m grateful my son made it home from his brother’s this morning. I’m grateful to be feeling better today with just a lingering headache. I’m grateful to have enough reward points to get him a pizza for dinner.

Night all. LOVES

Yucky tummy again

16 Aug

I don’t know if it was being out and about in the bad air yesterday or something I ate, but today has been spent  upstairs close to the bathroom. I suppose it gives me practice for when I have my surgery and get to live upstairs for a while. I haven’t gone outside at all day today. I don’t plan to until probably Friday when my son gets to register as a Senior. Hopefully the smoke and air quality will be lower by then.

One good thing about focusing on my IBS is that I’m NOT focused on being depressed. I even read some of a book today. I must be going up.

  • I’m grateful for the filters in the air conditioners and my CPAP machine. I’m breathing much better today. I’m grateful my stomach has settled as the day has gone along. I’m grateful for chicken soup when I don’t feel well.

Night all. LOVES


15 Aug

There’s so much smoke and haze in the air that I’m having a really hard time breathing today. There has been a weather advisory all day to stay indoors if you can.

But we really needed to go to therapy today. My son had his last appointment with his therapist today. She’s going on maternity leave and she’s not coming back after. So he’s upset about that.

He also knows about my surgery now and he’s not happy about that either. I’ve been keeping it from him until I could give a more definitive answer besides ‘this fall’. I have my pre-op class on Monday and meet the surgeon next Friday. Then the insurance has another 30 days for a final okay. So surgery will be sometime the end of September or beginning of October.

I didn’t realize that she wasn’t coming back after her baby was born, so I kind of sprung it on him this afternoon at the therapist’s office. I know I could have been better prepared. We are seeing the psychiatrist next Wednesday so we have a week to process it.

  • I’m grateful to have gotten a ride today so I didn’t need to be out on the bus today. I’m grateful to not be hiding this news from my son. I’m grateful I know where my inhaler is today.

Night all. LOVES

Monday, August 13, 2018

14 Aug
  • I’m grateful to find gratitude even when I don’t really want to. I’m grateful to have not needed the air conditioner for a few days. It’s back on this evening. I’m grateful I didn’t order pizza tonight. We made do with what we have.

Night all. LOVES

Bipolar sucks

13 Aug

My head hurts today. Not pain exactly, although I do have a minor headache, but more of just tired of thinking. Like if you’re heartsick but for your mind. I’ve tried to get over it. And cover it up. But it’s just not working today. This rollercoaster of emotions gets difficult to handle at times. Either being agitated and scattered or down and grumpy. I hope and pray for the in-between days.

  • I’m grateful to know that this will change. I’m grateful it’s cool enough today to have the door open so I can have some sunshine and fresh air in my day. I’m grateful that tomorrow is another day.

Night all. LOVES


11 Aug

I’ve been so tired lately. I’ll be doing something and just need to lie down and take a nap. I’m  getting 5-8 hours of sleep at night. And the last couple of days, 2 naps a day. Usually at least an hour each. And I’m STILL sleepy all the time.

I seem to be on a down cycle mentally too. Maybe that’s why I’m sleepy? It could be that my diet hasn’t been what it should be? I’ve been slacking because of low funds. Healthier food is more expensive and I need school clothes and a birthday present for my son the end of the month. None of my clothes fit either because I’ve lost so much weight.

  • I’m grateful I have this forum to vent my frustrations and thoughts. I’m grateful to have a roof, food in my belly, and I’m not naked. I’m grateful it’s 30 degrees cooler today than its been all week.

Night all. LOVES