Thursday, November 29, 2012
It seems like the sun does not know where to shine around here. IT is completely overcast, almost dark out at 3pm. Cold, but no snow yet, DD and I ran a few errands and came home to do some chores after I got out of work. I have been dizzy again this week, I know it is fluid in my ears or whatever, but docs office is only open tomorrow for an hour and a half,, would have to wait for a couple weeks to get in, so if I feel like this Saturday I will go to Covenant emergency care.
It does not seem like Christmas yet, maybe I will get my new tree upstairs this weekend and decorate. I have pared down everything since it is just DD and I now. Christmas cards need to get out too..
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Yes, I cannot believe it, but I have had another nice day. A lot has to do with no outside stressors with mom, no snowstorms, and I just paid all of mom's and my bills. that is a great feeling. NO major fibro pain today either!!
We were discussing kale yesterday blogging. I never bought it before, but this was not the dinosaur stuff, it is organic little stuff, kind of looks like spearmint leaves to me. I did snip the stems, plopped leaves right into soup, it was tasty, did not take long to simmer in the soup.
I will use the rest in a salad like raw spinach, which is what it tastes like when cooked.
Today when I got home from work, I had a healthy leftover turkey/chicken breast sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce. I also had another pasta dish full of that great soup.
later, I had a crisp, juicy fuji apple with organic peanut butter!
Some things I can change, but I have to confess, I NEVER, EVER ad salt to any foods except radishes. However, DD made a wonderful crock of soup, but it was very flat, had absolutely NO salt in it. I gulped, then put the salt shaker over the crock. I could not have gagged it down without SOME salt in it. I feel sort of guilty, BUT it is the first time I have even used the salt shaker in probably nine months(radish purchase).
I love to try new foods and this one was a hit. Different Sparkers said they also tweaked the original recipe to their tastes.. I could never put squash in mine, so, in went more veggies that I love, the naughty salt..
It is the kind of dish that you want when you come in the house from shoveling snow, scraping ice off everything or just one of those subzero days when you cannot get your bones warm!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
very seldom do I have a day without a bad patch or a mean person, bad news, BUT today was that one day. Work was enjoyable, no stress, and now I am home, DD made the vegetable beef with kale soup in our crock pot. It was simmering when I walked in the door and really added another nice moment to my day.
Only 27 days left until Christmas.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Sometimes I barely have time to see and do everything I want to do on Sparks, but today I went to some sites that I never did before,, New people or some that I never saw here before. I learn so much from them, regardless if they ever know that was on their site. I feel humbled by the environments and struggles that some must endure in their life, as we just go about our daily lives.
I try not to forget that others have different medical or physical problems in life that I do not. I know it is our job to help one another, and sometimes I feel frustrated because I cannot go to them and really help them..
Some live in other countries, or do not see that they need help, or some need to grow, mature or live through some of the things I had to struggle with, nobody could just pick me up and haul me out of my situation: I had to see, choose and act ,, myself.
For those that I am unable to help through this site, I pray that they stop, listen, and accept help from those who offer it. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of love, concern, and compassion for one another that wants us to give to them.
I do not have money to give, no big palace to live in, but I am a good listener.
I am glad we are all here to help ourselves, but also one another.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Well there is no turning back on winter now. We got about two inches last night while I slept.
I had a great day making cookies. Last year I was just there, did not do the cookie thing, but this year Patsy invited me to participate as family. I did not have to bring dough, as everybody else did. I brought my rolling pin, my Grandma's antique one, two silicone baking sheets, sprinkles and baking spray paint.
I was glad I rolled out dough and decorated my own cookies, as opposed to letting the kids do it. I saw more licking of fingers than a fried chicken eating contest!!! I was also warned not to bring lots of sprinkles as the kids lick the bottles,etc so Patsy throws them all in the trash when we are finished. Good practice.
I have moose, dinosaurs, ornaments, star, angel, etc..
It was big crowd, ten more that she invited, but very loud, football game(Michigan and Ohio of course), kids of every age running around, air hockey, laughing, eating, board games,babies, and a Bichon Frise` to top it all off, barking at the strange noises and people!!
I loved every second of it!! The nice ride home with Christmas carols playing, added to the great day.
We will freeze most of the cookies for Christmas,, Dd had a few little ones to do a quality check!!
Back to reality today, work tomorrow.. AH, life..
Get An Email Alert Each Time PICKIE98 Posts