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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

3 Mar

I’m grateful for Tylenol. My new teeth are gonna take a few to get used to. I’m grateful for hamburger helper. Makes the boys happy for dinner. I’m grateful it’s gotten dark outside. Dark is good for a headache.

Night all. LOVES

Monday, March 1, 2021

2 Mar

I’m grateful to get my new teeth today. I’m grateful to wear them for about 5 hours before I had to take them out. I’m grateful to have my smile back.

Night all. LOVES

What is first?

1 Mar

In recovery we learn to put your recovery above all else or else you will end up losing whatever you put above recovery. In my scripture study today, I learned to put God above all else and my life will be great. So which is first?

  1. I can’t
  2. God can
  3. I’ll let him
  4. Look within
  5. Admit wrongs
  6. Get ready to change
  7. Seek God’s help
  8. Become willing
  9. Make amends
  10. Daily inventory
  11. Pray and meditate
  12. Give it away

If I go through the 12 steps in a super simple way, I learn that when my life is unmanageable, if I give my life over to God, all will get better. So I guess if I keep God first in my life, my recovery will be the first thing we will fix together.

I’m grateful for my Heavenly Father and all he does for me. I’m grateful to the 12 steps for giving me a way to live. I’m grateful for my scriptures for accompanying me on my journey.

Night all. LOVES

Saturday, February 27, 2021

28 Feb

I’m grateful to be of service to another today. I’m grateful for a long, winter afternoon nap. I’m grateful for ice cream in the freezer.

Night all. LOVES

Friday, February 26, 2021

27 Feb

I’m grateful to talk to people about what’s bothering me today. Got to let it out to let it go. I’m grateful for Madeline cookies. With chocolate! I’m grateful for the weekend. Especially this weekend. Monday is the first!

Night all. LOVES

Thursday, February 25, 2021

26 Feb

I’m grateful to have dodged all the raindrops today. I’m grateful to get some laundry and dishes done today. I’m grateful my day started out wonderfully.

Night all. LOVES

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

25 Feb

I’m grateful to get an Indian shooting a star on my Tootsie pop today. I’m grateful to get to the doctor today. I’m grateful a new to me coffee table followed me home.

Night all. LOVES

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

24 Feb

I’m grateful to get my new shoes and insoles. Hopefully it will help me walk more. I’m grateful to get my steps in today. The trip to the orthopedic/Prosthetics office helped. I’m grateful for a crab stuffed mushroom for dinner. Stopped at the high end grocery store on the way home.

Night all. LOVES

Monday, February 22, 2021

23 Feb

I’m grateful to still feel safe listening to the wind and the rain outside my windows and to still have power. Sending hope to those without power to have it turned on soon. I’m grateful for homemade burritos hanging out in the bottom of the fridge. Makes for a quick and easy dinner. I’m grateful to feel almost 100% after my second covid shot. Not too many side effects this time.

Night all. LOVES

Saturday, February 20, 2021

21 Feb

I’m grateful have clean sheets on my bed. I’m grateful for scentsy. I’m grateful for my long, bulky sweater.

Night all. LOVES