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Mind is starting to go back to happy thoughts

Saturday, January 04, 2014

So I was a little crabby yesterday. Lack of sleep will always do that to me. I hate that we're a one car family, it would be easier if I had my own too, but life goes on.

I did manage a nap and I got to sleep enough last night, so I'm already in a better mood. It didn't sink in yesterday that my son's problems will likely never happen again. The doctor said the odds of his illness hitting him again in his lifetime are minimal. We are likely to never have that happen to him again! I'm also glad that he can't be denied coverage because he keeps having issues, this wasn't our first er visit.

I managed a decent lunch today of leftover potatoes and carrots with new onions and sweet peppers added to it and cooked up for a hot dish. It was satisfying. I'm also planning on some of my favorite foods for dinner too, a good salad and home made broccoli and cheese soup, I'm attempting that from some recipes I saw on here and hope that the soup will come out nicely without random processed "cheese" and real cheese instead.

I'd love to get my body moving, but I just haven't gotten back in that habit yet. I did help my son out with some strength exercises, so I guess that counts for the day. We're using a tension band and pulling it toward our chests together, so I have an exercise buddy because I need to get his strength all the way back. It's just too easy of a strength training for me, but I guess it all counts.

We have most of the junk food gone now. We're down to candy canes and a bin of Red Vines that my husband got for Christmas. All the rest is gone and I'm not as interested in the stuff that's still around. We are likely to be making cookies in the next two days just to have heat going in the house, it's supposed to be colder than usual, so much that the kids don't have school on Monday. I have been craving cookies, so it should be fine that we make a batch, I can control the ingredients that way.

I'm in countdown mode. Tomorrow is Downton Abbey and Tuesday is the first day I've had to myself in a long time. I'll probably even be able to go out shopping with my mother just the two of us again this week!
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JUSTYNA7 1/5/2014 1:41PM

    Yeah! Back to "normal" is a great feeling. See, the start of 2014 is more than a few days. You'll be right on track by the time spring gets here.

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TRUCKERSMRS 1/5/2014 4:06AM

    It is great news that your son is unlikely to have to go through that again.
Enjoy the cookies once they are made.
I love Downton Abbey too. Where abouts are you guys up to with it?
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MISSG180 1/4/2014 9:22PM

    Yay for enough sleep and good food!

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CODYG123 1/4/2014 8:10PM

    Cookies! I'm looking for a good low-cal applesauce and oatmeal recipe, any ideas?

Glad to hear you are going to get some alone time soon. We all need it.

As for the car ... think of it as one less thing to have to manage and carless is good for the environment too!

Hope you get warm soon.

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ANGELN325 1/4/2014 7:32PM

    Ha ha! I do the same thing too when it's cold out. Bake to get heat into the house. Today I was doing laundry to get heat and moisture in the house. I have that trap where I can direct the heat from the dryer into my home in the winter and let it outside in the summer. I love it!

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