in the studio, so I decided I had to finish it.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
in the studio, so I decided I had to finish it.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Monday, December 06, 2021
Tonights dinner is once again tilapia, spinach and red peppers. Simple preparation of a splash of lemon olive oil, Paul Prudhomme's Fish Magic, red pepper and frozen chopped spinach (what I had on hand.) ONE skillet in which I started the peppers, added the spinach, utilizing the water from being frozen. When it was half done I moved the spinach to the edges of the skillet and added the seasoned lemon olive oil coated tilapia and cooked till done. One skillet. (I'm lazy, hate doing dishes.)Confession...I have been bad. Bad with my eating. Oh don't get me wrong it wasn't horrible but enough off the rails to have the scale edge up a bit. I'm still down two sizes in my clothes, that is a win. Today I went to my THIRD hip doctor. This time I was not sent on my very unhappy way but got an actual surgery date in February with a note to continue the weight loss. I have to say I was really nervous this morning going to yet another hip doctor but I had a good feeling in my gut this time it would be different and it was. She was kind, not like the other two male doctors that pretty much wrote me off and sent me on my way with no hope and no direction. Reading through the material is a bit scary. I tend to run from stuff like that so it is taking all my courage not to run and not do the replacement. I have to or I will be in a wheelchair the rest of my life at this point. I can barely walk most of the time.
So, I am knuckling down and making it happen. Get ready friends, I'm going to keep posting my food journey because it helps me to have friends support, and it seems my journey is inspiring others. It is a meal at a time, a dat at a time. I THINK I can. I KNOW I can. The little engine that could is me.
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Good morning. It's a beautiful morning with the sun blasting through the windows. Thanksgiving is over and the rush that is Christmas is on. The past several years I try to get the decorations up the weekend after Turkey day and yesterday the girls, all of them helped to make it happen. I so appreciate and LOVE my girls, all of my girls. I am truly blessed.
I just can't physically drag all the boxes and manhandle the tree anymore, at least this year. Hopefully next year, with a new hip I will be a new woman and able to accomplish. Not last year and probably not the year before but I have tried to have my sweet MIL, Gloria and bro-in-law and his hubby over for dinner and to help too with this task. I tried to make it a tradition. It's sad that this year Gloria is not here to enjoy the season she loved so much. I could almost hear her humming Christmas carols while choosing the right branch to hang an ornament.
I fixed spaghetti for all (vegan versions too) and we all ate before the real decorating began. I have a fully little flashing light necklace that little Min found and ran into the kitchen with it twinkling around her neck saying, "look Granny." Oh the sparkle in her eye. She had such a fun time and Snicklefritz is such a huge helper. She spent the night after everyone went home and we watched the last of Santa Clause 3 before bedtime with a promise of cocoa in the morning with her chocolate chip waffles.
I just feel so bad that I can't really participate as much as I used to in the decorating but I sat on the walker and hung ornaments to the best of my ability last night. At one point Af found the stockings and there was the felt one that Momma made me so very many years ago. She held it up and, "do you want to hang it, I think you should." OMG, I just choked. This sadness just fell over me out of nowhere and I started to cry. I just shook my head no. I couldn't see it this year. I seem to really be missing my momma lately, a lot and not sure why. Could be that with losing my "other" momma that is driving this melancholia. Plus knowing I may have a surgery coming, hoping I do at least. I'm also quite aware of the things I just can't do right now. I want to bake fruitcake, host a Christmas party, shop, wrap presents, DECORATE! It's just a lot around the holidays I think. Maybe if I didn't hurt most of the time when I move. I know it will pass, I just move forward everyday and time does heal.
What I look forward to is see the babies, their eyes, their love, their joy and awe of the season. That drives me for sure. I do love the season and it will be okay.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Monday, October 04, 2021
Friday, October 01, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
A little update on the PSO fiasco a couple of weeks ago. Last Thursday I was sitting at the office finishing up my work when I heard the mail drop in our box. It was early because usually the mail doesn't arrive until way after lunch time. Good, I thought, I can do a bit more work if need be and not have to come in the next morning. I'm always on the lookout for checks coming in that need to be deposited. Guess what was in that mail drop, the PSO stuff. It was a regular bill envelope from PSO and inside was our check that was missing and caused the whole ruckus in the first place and the bill stubs that accompanied it in the first place. The issue was there were only half of the stubs and half of the check, torn in two. It all looked like it had been driven over, stepped on and torn. Also in the envelope were new fresh copies of the bills that were due (same ones). These have already been paid with our credit card and I have email confirmation of that all. Good grief PSO had the entire thing IN THEIR CARE and chose instead to accuse us of not paying the bill in the first place and threaten to shut off our power when CLEARLY we had paid it. Really pisses me off to no end, really! They damaged it themselves, you would think they could have found SOMEONE to at least called us, or sent a letter that THEY messed up and NOT THREATEN us. Obviously SOMEONE had to stuff it back into one of their envelopes. Not nice I say, not nice.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
I know it's only Tuesday but I worked yesterday at the office and plan on it this morning. It's the end of the month and invoicing time. Then I will be done for the week and can take off to the cabin, hopefully by Thursday. This weekend we will social distance watching football, OU and OSU as football season starts up, OH BOY...NOT! Not my favorite thing but I do enjoy being with my vaccinated friends, outside. They have huge televisions outside so we can all be safe.
The seasons are certainly changing and I can hardly wait to have a fire in the new fireplace again. We had two ricks of wood delivered last week and now I'm all ready to enjoy.