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

August 8, 2022

9 Aug

I helped my son with a job application today. Technically it was for his friend. But I still helped. I’m grateful for all the applications I’ve filled out over the years so I knew how to help these 2. I’m grateful for the air conditioner going in the background. I’m grateful the busy part of my day are behind me.


July 15, 2022

15 Jul

Today I’m grateful to go back to where my recovery journey started to share my story with others. I’m grateful I have 13 years clean and sober. I’m grateful to be home now. It was really overwhelming today.


June 23, 2002

24 Jun

I’m grateful for Instacart for making grocery shopping easier. I might have to do an order in the coming days. I’m grateful for the huge shade tree out my bedroom window. I don’t have to turn the AC on quite yet. I’m grateful for cereal for dinner. Perfect for a warm day.


June 21, 2022

22 Jun

I’m grateful to get my errands done today. I’m grateful for the ride I got. I’m grateful for electricity because it’s going to get hot this weekend.


June 18, 2022

19 Jun

I’m grateful for 13 years clean and sober. I’m grateful to get to a meeting tonight. I’m grateful to also get to the store.


June 17, 2022

17 Jun

I’m grateful to have my house ready for my inspection today. I’m grateful for waffles for dinner. I’m grateful for the rain.


June 10, 2022

11 Jun

I’m grateful to get to the store today for milk and supplies. I’m grateful to not have to be out in the rain much today. I’m grateful for cereal for dinner.


June 9, 2022

10 Jun

I’m grateful to have a place indoors this weekend when so many don’t. I’m grateful to have food even if it’s monotonous. I’m grateful it’s closer to my next payday than it was yesterday.


June 6, 2022

7 Jun

I’m grateful for delivery pizza. Easy dinner tonight. I’m grateful to be sitting here watching YouTube on my TV. Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. I’m grateful for Monday. The beginning of a new week.


May 30, 2022

31 May

I’m grateful to all those who gave their lives that I might have the one I have now. I’m grateful for a quiet Monday. I’m grateful for macaroni and cheese for dinner tonight.