17 Mar

It’s Friday. So it’s shot day. I’ve been lying on the couch all afternoon. And had a smoothie for dinner. It’s easier on my stomach. Especially since I’ve started using almond milk instead of cow’s milk.

One of my favorite parts of lying on the couch is my son has a blanket that his foster mom made out if a bunch of jeans. So it’s really heavy and warm. It didn’t get put away from the weekend so it’s the one I’ve been curled up under. I really like heavy blankets.

Now to figure something out for him for dinner. He’s not thrilled with anything we have and we don’t have anything he wants. He doesn’t want his usual suspects. We’ll figure it out. It’s Friday, so there’s not a set time limit. Although the kitchen closes at 8pm.

  • I’m grateful to get my apartment recertification done today. Another year here. I’m grateful it’s Irish weekend. Next week corned beef will be on sale. I’m grateful I can go back to lying down soon. My tummy is yucky.

Night all. LOVES


That one uncle’s sister’s cousin’s child’s friend

16 Mar

There are those people in life who you get to deal with whether you want to or not. I have found that no matter how much you don’t want to have anything to do with them, sooner or later, you get to deal with them. Usually because they are related to you or your loved ones.

We all have that one person who you don’t want to sit next to at Thanksgiving or the wedding reception, but you do it so you don’t cause a bigger unhappy scene for the host and hostess.

You learn to smile and speak insane amounts of small talk until you can politely escape.

  • I’m grateful that I don’t have many of those unwanted conversations much anymore. It helps that I don’t talk to anyone very much. I’m grateful I can find the good and funny in difficult situations to make them bearable. I’m grateful to have learned to politely escape. Mostly anyway.

Night all. LOVES

Sharing the wealth?

15 Mar

Something surprising happened today. I had a strange man and his girlfriend knock on my door asking for empty bottles. I understand that at 10 cents a piece, you can get a healthy pocket of change relatively quickly.

I don’t have many bottles lately. Because I can’t have carbonated beverages with my new diet, our bottle recycling has dropped dramatically. But I did tell them that I usually put bottles out by the dumpster when I have them. I don’t want to haul nasty bottles on the bus. And if I put the bottles beside the dumpster and recycling bins, I’m not getting woken up at 3am by the regular diver hard at work.

As I was telling the couple I didn’t have any bottles, he pipes up asking if I had any extra cash or change lying around that I could give. I was floored! While I can understand asking for recyclables, it’s a totally different ballgame to knock on someone’s door asking for money. Especially “extra” money. Does anyone have extra money? It’s like when someone asks if you have an extra cigarette. There are no extras, they only come 20 to a pack.

So I’ve sat on this all day and I wasn’t sure if I was going to write about it. But as I was sitting here thinking about it, I had a few random thoughts. While I didn’t like someone coming to my home asking for money, I can understand the desperation running through his head that gave him the courage to do it. I have been there a time or two. I’ve been that person in the parking lot asking for some change for the gas tank. I’m also a little ashamed of myself for being angry. I know I don’t have any extra money, but I could have offered to share some of the food that I have. Or even asked if he needed blankets or something else that I could share. Even if it was as simple as a glass of water. I need to remember that next time.

  • I’m grateful that this couple came and asked instead of just trying to break in and steal. I’m grateful that all my needs are met. I need to always remember that there are those who don’t. I’m grateful to have learned a valuable lesson today. I will try harder to remember it next time.

Night all. LOVES

I’m just late tonight

14 Mar

I didn’t forget my gratitude tonight, I just took a really long time to get to it. I was in meetings all afternoon and evening. Then there was soothing the ruffled feathers when I got home to take care of. The things that really annoy some people are just so bizarre.

I had a really good day today though. I didn’t fall off the diet wagon at my meeting tonight. And it was the Spaghetti Factory! I didn’t even drool over the bread! I ate my salad like a good kid.

  • I’m grateful to be able to say no when I really wanted to say yes to dinner. I’m grateful for the ruffled feathers because it shows me what needs to be worked on. I’m grateful to pass on traditions to another generation.

Night all. LOVES


13 Mar

Feeling really discouraged and disappointed about some stuff tonight.

There’s a huge junkyard fire down the road and the smoke is giving me a headache and makes it difficult for me to breathe. I probably shouldn’t have went out and about, but the child had therapy and we needed milk.

  • I’m grateful the fire seems to be getting under control this evening. The smoke and smell are clearing up. I’m grateful to get to the store today. We even have a little bit left on the card. I’m grateful to watch my child become more responsible. At times, anyway. He took the garbage this morning without me asking him to.

Night all. LOVES

Changes and my child

12 Mar

Children can be challenging. My youngest especially. He is stubborn, doesn’t like change, and like any normal kid, wants what he wants when he wants it. When things need to change, it takes about 2 weeks or so for the stress to go away.

Today is time change. And he’s NOT happy about it. It’s time to get ready for school tomorrow and it’s still daylight. Because it is the weekend, he stayed up late the last two nights and slept in so he’s not tired either. I’m not looking forward to this.

He’s almost 17. So he is also learning what he can do and what he should be doing. It’s Sunday night. That means it’s bath night. But I need him to remember on his own. I remind him that it’s almost 7pm on a Sunday and let it go. It takes him a bit to remember that he needs to get in the shower for school tomorrow. Now to work on the next thing.

  • I’m grateful that he is mine. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful that he is getting more self-sufficient all the time. I’m grateful that in two weeks, it’ll be Spring Break. I love a challenge.

Night all. LOVES

Things are changing

11 Mar

I have hope today that I’m finally starting to be getting used to my Bydureon shot. I haven’t been as sick this weekend as I have been in weeks past. It still hurts at the injection site, but the killer nausea hasn’t been as bad.

  • I’m grateful to not be as sick to my stomach as I’ve been. I’m grateful to spend a quiet day at home. I’m grateful for YouTube Red and YouTube Music app.

Night all. LOVES