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

Sick day

19 Sep

It’s a┬ánighttime, sniffling, sneezing, aching, coughing, stuffy-head, fever, so you can rest medicine type of day.

  • I’m grateful to the neighbor for bringing me some. I’m grateful to have fed and watered the child so I can go back to sleep. I’m grateful most cold seem to be short-lived. Hopefully this one follows the trend.

Night all. LOVES

I’m gonna live

18 Sep

I went to the doctor first thing this morning. I have a plain, ordinary, miserable viral cold. No ear infections, no strep throat, no pneumonia. Just cough, headache, and stuffy, runny nose. I’ll be miserable for the rest of the week, but I will survive.

  • I’m grateful to have just an ordinary cold. It WILL get better. I’m grateful to have lost a couple more pounds. The doctor had to lower my blood pressure medication again. I’m grateful for honey lemon everything. Tea, cough drops, homemade popsicles. I probably should get some ginger too.

Night all. LOVES

Sunday September 16, 2018

17 Sep

I’m sick today with aches & pains, sore throat, racking cough, and I can’t breathe. Going to doctor first thing tomorrow. I’m not sick enough for the ER yet. I’m hoping that because this came on so quickly, it will go quickly.

  • I’m grateful for a pot of chicken no-noodle soup keeping warm on the back of the stove. I’m grateful my inhaler is helping. I’m grateful to be able to keep water going in.

Night all. LOVES

Ups and downs

15 Sep

Life is like a rollercoaster. Lots of ups and downs. And twists and turns. And even loop-de-loops that turn you all upside down.

Yesterday was an up. While today could be considered not necessarily a down, but maybe a straightaway between hills.

The last few weeks, I have had more nights of bad dreams than not. And then waking up with a headache that doesn’t seem to go away all day. I’m sure there are many viable reasons; stress, allergies, booksomnia or just sleeping in a wrong position to name a few. But that doesn’t mean much when my head still hurts and I’m really tired when I wake up.

Just need to remember to breathe and to just keep swimming.

  • I’m grateful I woke up today. I’m grateful for the opportunity to go back to bed and try to restart my day later. I’m grateful that even though I have difficult times, I can usually find the gratitude in my life.

Night all. LOVES

Great news today

14 Sep

I had an appointment at the Diabetes Clinic this morning. I am so excited. So many great things happened.

I am down another 5 pounds for almost 70 pounds total. My A1c is down to 5.8. Which is down from 7.8. 5.8 is almost a normal person’s level. And the best news of all? I am no longer a daily insulin user! I have been taking insulin daily for most of 7 years. Sometimes as much as 100 units a day.

There is a downside though. I need to call the medical supply place and get my monthly orders changed. That is such a headache! The last time it took 3 phone calls and 2 online chats to get things changed. But I suppose I can put up with the hassle.

  • I’m grateful I’ve been able to stick with this new way of life I started in January. I’m grateful I need to find a place to take all my excess medical supplies. I’m grateful to be able to find more space in my house after all those boxes find a new home.

Night all. LOVES

He’s growing up

14 Sep

My baby isn’t a baby anymore. At his IEP meeting today, we talked about his next steps for his transition to adulthood. We’re not talking about how to help him in school as much as how to help him become a self-sufficient working adult.

I remember teaching him to walk and I’m not sure if I’m ready for him to fly. Watching kids move on is bittersweet. I know they need to. But I’m not always happy about it.

  • I’m grateful to his teachers for all the time and effort the put in to helping my child succeed. I’m grateful to get some errands done on the way home. I’m grateful to only have one more appointment this week.

Night all. LOVES


13 Sep

I’m sitting outside on my porch this evening covered with a woobie, watching the rain and listening to my native neighbors sing and drum. It’s so peaceful and healing. Especially after going to the temple this morning with some ladies from my ward. I just feel better about things today. It’s nice.

  • I’m grateful to make the effort to get to the temple. It soothes my soul. I’m grateful for the rain. It cleanses the earth. I’m grateful thunder and lightning. It makes me smile.

Night all. LOVES