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Day 2 & 3 - Life has it's Ups and Downs.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Well - I had a problem figuring something out on my computer and finally figured out why I couldn't add a blog entry. Be careful of pop-up blockers. That was my lesson.

Seeing as I share a kitchen with my MIL, we wait non each other to finish cooking meals before the other does. Well, last night (Friday) was not a good night. We were plagued with storms off and on all day and evening, so just as I am about to prepare dinner, MIL asks hubby to go out any buy her some chili from Wendy's. That's not usually a problem, but so many people were out on the roads due to the weather conditions we are expecting this weekend so that a little round trip of a whopping 6 miles, took 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then we would have had to wait for MIL to finish eating (1 hour and 30 minutes). Needless to say, I did not cook. We went out to eat and I went off my diet due to these circumstances. I could not eat vegan as I wanted, but I did the best I could. We went to Steak 'n Shake and I got the guacamole steakburger, but I asked to have the burger separate and to have additional tomato slices and lettuce on sandwich. Then, instead of fries, I got cole slaw. The burger came home and son had it in his eggs this morning. So, my sandwich was a whole grain bun, guacamole, pepperjack cheese (yes, I was bad), chipolte sauce, lettuce and tomato. It was yummy!! So I think a bad situation turned good all in all last night.

Now, today was just another roller coaster, but man-O-man did I blast any doubts out of the water. Finances are not good for us and I have to be careful getting groceries. I had $40 to get what I could for 5 people for a week, 3 meals a day. Luckily, I already had the meat and meat substitutes in the house as well as my non-dairy cheeses. I managed to get everything except the fresh produce on my list in the $40. Now, to find the money for that and hubby is asking MIL.

What's crazy is, we are under Tropical Storm Warnings right now. I am on the East Coast of Florida and Tropical Storm Issac is coming for a visit along the West coast and can be felt all the way over here. Tomorrow we have a 100% chance of rain and damaging winds. Monday it goes down to 80%, but still something else. I worry about a few neighbors as their yards are already flooded from yesterday's rains. Oh Joy!!

I am doing my level best to stay positive and I think this blog just might be the key.
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  • STHAX10
    emoticon From reading your last 2 blogs, I feel as though even with it being an emotional journey for you, you seem to handle things pretty good. Keep a positive attitude, and try not to dwell on the negative. I know from experience that negativity can lead to depression. Find the positive in everything. It is hard, but there is something good in everything, even if the only positive you can see is the way you handle it. I found that the more I asked, "what's going to happen next?" The more I found negative things to dwell on. Keep your head up, your family's well being close to your heart and keep that beautiful smile going. Smiles are contagious!! I hope you all stay safe with the storms. Send me a message to let me know that you and family do ok!!! emoticon
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