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
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And?!

22 May

I have developed an attitude of “And?!”. If someone says you need to do this or else, I’ve started saying and?! What comes next? I will have to live with my choices, good and bad. But to have someone threaten me or my loved ones just erks me to no end. I would rather have to deal with the fallout instead of the dread of ‘what if?’

Especially when I’m not doing anything really wrong. I’m doing what’s supposed to be done. Yes, I HAVE done some pretty shady things in my past, but I’m changing things. I’m trying to make amends for all my past misdeeds. I can’t do anything about what has gone before. I can’t go back. So just let it go.

  • I’m grateful to reach a point in my life where I’m mostly ok with my current choices. I’m grateful to know that although I can’t change the past, I can make a better future. I’m grateful to be a different person than I used to be.

Night all. LOVES

Monday, May 20th, 2019

21 May

I’m sore today. I was over-zealous in my tasks this morning. I went for a 30+ minute walk doing laps around my parking lot. 1 lap is 220 feet, so I figure 20 laps is close to a mile? Now I need to figure out my pace because I keep losing track of how many laps I’ve made.

Then I came in and started a load of laundry. The son needs shirts, socks and underwear. Don’t tell him that I mentioned him and underwear in the same sentence. He’ll have a cow.

I slso swept the carpet on the stairs. And mopped all my hard floors. I have a few feet in the bathroom, fewer feet in the entryway, and more feet in the kitchen/dining room area. The only problem with mopping is I don’t own a mop. So I scooted along on my bottom and my knees. It needs to be done again soon, but it looks better than it did.

  • I’m grateful to finish most of what I started today. I’m grateful for Tylenol and Ibuprofen. I’m grateful my cleaning soap smells like peppermint. Now my whole house is starting to smell minty fresh.

Night all. LOVES

 

Sunday May 19, 2019

19 May

The yard dudes were back today making lots of racket. The were doing edges and shaping bushes. I had to shut the doors and now no fresh rain smells. Maybe I will be able to open the doors in a while?

So I refilled all my Scentsy burners. Just to be annoying, I didn’t put the same smell in any of them. I need to get one more burner for downstairs because it’s too big for the one to keep up. But I need to figure out where to plug it in first though.

  •  I’m grateful to be baking some chicken to add to all the yummy smells in the house. I’m grateful I changes the litterbox yesterday. I’m grateful my stomach is being friendly today.

Night all. LOVES

Watching the weather

18 May

I’m watching the weather again today. And playing video games on my phone. They mowed the lawn today, but didn’t pick up stuff so now there’s little pieces everywhere. I refilled my med minder last night after I got home from the doctor so I’m back on ALL my meds. I’ll hopefully be feeling better in a couple of days. This post is scattered today, kind of like my brain and my life. But I’ll continue on. She hasn’t figured out she can probably jump over the baby gate. So we watch the weather together.20190514_133659_HDR

  • I’m grateful the air smells like fresh mowed grass and rain. I’m grateful I’m alive. I’m grateful I can be ok with occasional scatteredness.

Night all. LOVES

Friday, May 17, 2019

18 May

Its Friday night and the middle of May and I’ve had to put the winter blankets back on my bed. The windows are still open and the heater hasn’t been turned back on so I’m ok with it. I think this is why I love Spring. Its so unpredictable.

  • I’m grateful for extra blankets. I’m grateful for warm pj’s. I’m grateful its Friday.

Night all. LOVES

I’ve hit a wall…

17 May

I went to the sleep clinic today for my yearly check in. I spent more time in the lobby and on the bus than I did with the actual doctor. He adjusted my machine and suggested I start using a saline rinse for my sinuses every night to combat my allergies. Told me to come back in a year or whenever I hit my goal weight.

There’s the rub. I haven’t lost any weight lately. I’m getting skinnier, but I weight the same as I did at my 6 month surgical check up. I know that its unhealthy to focus on the actual numbers, but sometimes I just do. Especially when the numbers aren’t moving. Something to bring up with my therapist tomorrow.

  • I’m grateful to my sister for the new clothes she sent me for my birthday. Its nice to have something that I’m not swimming in. I’m grateful I had a hospital gift card for lunch. Although I wasn’t too thrilled with their special of the day. My turkey meatloaf is much better. I’m grateful to hear birds outside my window. And they annoy the cat.

Night all. LOVES

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

16 May

I have a housing inspection coming up the end of the month. And I need to rearrange my room so the portable air conditioner can reach the window. So I decided to work on it this afternoon. I guess I’m not quite ready to be moving furniture yet since surgery. I hurt myself today. And the cat is mad at me because now she has to work at reaching the window ledge. My bed isn’t right next to it. Oh well. Life continues.

  • I’m grateful to get part of my room done. I’m grateful the heavy part is done. I’m grateful it looks better upstairs.

Night all. LOVES