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


22 Sep

Guess what happened last night when I got up to go to the bathroom and refill my water bottle? I fell on the stairs. Everything hurts and I’m covered in bruises and moving very slowly today. Finally got up to take a shower to see what was dirt and what is bruises. It’s mostly bruises.

  • I’m grateful I didn’t fall back down the stairs. That could have been very, very bad. I’m grateful I have a massaging shower head. Grateful I still have a couple of heavy duty pain killers in the medication box.

Night all. LOVES

Saturday, September 21, 2019

22 Sep

Today is National Gratitude Day. I’ve decided it’s a good thing I have gratitude today because I’m just not up to peopling today. I had 2 things on my schedule for today, but I just can’t get up the nerve to leave the house. I don’t even want to go out into the courtyard. So I’ll just share my gratitude.

  • I’m grateful to get rid of something that was cluttering up my house. I’m grateful to listen to “the hostage” today. I’m grateful to be feeling physically better today.

Night all. LOVES

Try & try again

20 Sep

Since surgery I have been on a giant rollercoaster of what I should be eating, what I want to eat, and what I can eat. They aren’t necessarily the same things. This month when shopping I wasn’t paying as much attention to my purchases as I should have been. I bought some frozen chicken thighs with the bones and skin still on them. Meat on the bone has been one of those things my new stomach isn’t a fan of. But when its what is available, sometimes you need to try to figure out something to do with it. So I baked some today. I’ll peel the bones and skin off and see how it goes down.

  • I’m grateful to have food in the house and I’ll hopefully be able to make it work. I’m grateful to know that I still have a little money in the grocery budget if it doesn’t. I’m grateful to be feeling a bit better today. I really don’t want to experiment when my stomach is already not happy.

Night all. LOVES

Thursday, September 19, 2019

20 Sep

Short one today. Just gratitude.

  • I’m grateful my son is feeling better. He’s thinking he can go back to school tomorrow. I’m grateful the neighbor went to the store for us. She brought dairy and nondairy milk and cough drops. I’m grateful to share watermelon slices outside this evening but my stuffiness is back. I hoped I was getting better.

Night all. LOVES

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

19 Sep

Just gratitude today. Not feeling well.

  • I’m grateful to the neighbor for making grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for dinner. I’m grateful that ibuprofen helps the headache, sniffling, coughing crud we’ve both gotten today. I’m grateful to be halfway through the week.

Night all. LOVES

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

18 Sep

I guess I missed writing yesterday’s blog. I didn’t even realize I had. My mind has been elsewhere. And I really don’t like it. I just want to be normal. Finding something to be grateful for today is difficult, but here goes.

  • I’m grateful for yogurt with sugarfree hot fudge sauce. I’m grateful to only have missed one day. I’m grateful for today.

Night all. LOVES

The crash

15 Sep

Yesterday’s blog was about catching up. Except it really wasn’t. It was about trying to drown out the voices going a gazillion miles an hour all day. THEY JUST WOULDN’T SHUT UP! So I did things hoping to cover them up. I played video games. I cleaned house. I played loud obnoxious music. And loud great music. Any music so long as it was loud! I read books. Yes, books! TWO! In one day. On top of everything else. I finally crashed around 10 o’clock this morning. And was back up by 12:30. Back at it today. I’m hoping watching the rain through the open door will help wash the voices away quicker. Yes, they ARE still there today. Just not as loud. I’m hoping that quiet and peaceful will win out where loud and raucous didn’t.

  • I’m grateful for the rain. It is nature’s music. I’m grateful its overcast, dark and dreary. I fit in today. I’m grateful I always remember to breathe and to keep swimming. It’s all I got today.