What to Eat?

My stomach is growling but I can not decide what to eat. I think my mind is on Spring Break with the boys. I normally don’t do so bad with eating when school is going on. I guess I need that routine as do they. I have plenty to fix just nothing sounds good. Then, I do the bad thing and go get something. Bad me. Maybe the problem is I don’t want to cook. I guess I am on Spring Break as well. πŸ™‚

I started out cooking at the beginning of the week. I even made the main meal at lunch time so the evenings were free to munch on what was in the cupboard or fridge. Then Wednesday hit, I got lazy, didn’t cook. Now, I’m on the end of Spring Beak and I’m still not wanting to cook. At least we chose mostly chicken and not so much hamburgers for eating out. Sigh.

I bet it also has to do with me sleeping more since I don’t have to get up. Yikes! What am I going to do when they fly the nest? Oh, ya, back to work because there won’t be any obstacles for jobs. πŸ™‚

Now, that I posted those pictures of past dishes I made, I am really hungry. I don’t have any of that to make. I did get pork chops yesterday to make today, but not feeling it.

I love to watch the Food channel, was hoping Chopped was on to inspire me, but it is the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives which makes me want to go get something. LOL

Do you guys eat out a lot?

I try to keep it to once a week but I have really blown that one this week.

Have a great weekend!

Paint Away

 

I have lived in several homes that were all white or all tan, and they were ok, but I prefer color. My youngest son thinks my decorating style is strange. Well, kiddo I like it strange. Color is cheerful. πŸ™‚

Here are a few of the many paint samples I have chosen over the last couple decades. I like color.Β  I have definitely painted my share of walls. I have more to paint but keep stalling. I am getting tired of painting walls. πŸ™‚

Pineapple = Dining Room(yellow)
Leaping Water = bathroom trim (light sea green?)
Gargoyle = outside projects (grey)
Chicago Sky = basement main room(blue)
Antarctic Ice = laundry room and guest room (light tan/white)
Edge of Night = my creative cave top half of walls (light grey)
Pledge of Allegiance = my creative cave bottom half of walls (medium purple)
Aztec Rouge = kitchen at our Puzzle House in my hometown (red-brown)
Flirtation = kitchen at our Puzzle House in my hometown (blue)

Here are a few examples.

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Top= Edge ofΒ  Night,

Bottom = Pledge of Allegiance

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Chicago Style (blue)

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Pineapple

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I think the most difficult color to paint is red! We painted our hallway a deep red with white trim at our other house and it looks elegant but boy the paint can show brush strokes and such. I think I will stick to accents of red. πŸ™‚

I love the names they give paint. While I look for the color I want, the name tends to pull me to the shade of color. Do you know the names of your walls?

 

 

 

 

 

To The Women

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Wanted to thank all the women blog people who follow me and that I follow. I appreciate every one of you. I know if I am having a bad day, I can look up your blog and there is always something that can make me smile or laugh. πŸ™‚

Women reach for the stars, there is no limit. We have come a long way and there is always room to improve. Don’t give up. You can do it!

I can’t leave the men out, thank you too. Some of our blog posts wouldn’t happen if it were not for you men. LOL

Happy Women’s Day to women all around the world! πŸ™‚

That Thing…..Health

We all have our issues and if you don’t than you are darn lucky! πŸ™‚ I do have to say for most of my life I have been healthy. The only thing I have broken is my nose, sigh. Glad that is all, just a bit crooked. πŸ™‚

I think I can thank my grandma’s good cooking for my health. I grew up with her and she made me eat 3 meals a day and I took my vitamin everyday since second grade. She cooked everything from scratch pretty much. In fact, I didn’t know what Kraft Mac & Cheese was until college when a friend began to make it. She was shocked I had never had it. Told her my grandma made hers! The best!

I was a big fruit eater. Not so much sugar other than ice cream. πŸ™‚ Pop was a thing once in a while. I drank a lot of tea. I need to get back to that. I carried most of the habits into my early twenties but then I picked up the bad habit of pop. Sigh. I worked in a grocery store and it was too easy to get. Sometimes I would reach for an orange juice but it was normally a pop. Once in a blue moon I would bring water from home but usually I forgot it. I hate spending the high dollar on water, I might as well have a pop. My thinking back then. 😦

Well, some of these habits have created some health issues I am sure. If only there was a time machine and I could go back and redo that part. Darn.

I have had issues for some time with that dreaded woman monthly thing. I would say I began that whole perimenopause around 37, I am now 47. I am so over it. I wish I would have had a doctor that shook their finger at me and said exercise REGULARLY and eat better. Because I didn’t do good on my own.

I have added pounds in my middle area since about 34 I am guessing. I can’t blame the kids, always lost the weight. πŸ™‚ I am beginning to think I was estrogen dominant for a very long time. Things really went haywire about age 41. That monthly thing decided to skip around and do all kinds of weird stuff. For me, it was a shock because I had the greatest monthly since seventh grade that any woman would be jealous of. πŸ™‚

The doctor I had been seeing was trying to figure out what was going on but then hubby retired from the army and they wouldn’t let me keep him for my doctor. They gave me a new one which I was NOT impressed with. I suggested doing hormone levels and he said I don’t do that. Ok. I did have an abnormal PAP that year but he didn’t seem concerned with. OK. So he decided to give me a low dose of birth control pills. Ugh. My tubes are tied I didn’t want this again. I faithfully took them. It made them regular on time but still didn’t solve the heavy problems.

Then they decided to build a clinic off base for those of us in the subdivision, I got a new doctor! YAY! Well, middle son ended up with some health problems, and like all moms I put mine on the back burner. His turned out ok, but it was a scare for a while.

Then unfortunately, that doctor passed away. I liked him. 😦

Gave me a new doctor, this is now my fourth one in five years. Ugh.

She ended up cancelling our first appointment when I was going to discuss my issues further and renew that dang blasted pill. I decided, I will try without the pill. I was happy to say it began and ended like it was supposed to for the next eight months, just stayed the dreaded heavy stuff. Ugh.

That eighth month I had to have my appendix out! Joy! I actually felt really good afterwards, like better than ever. But lo and behold it messed up my monthly thing. Ugh. It skipped and then it spotted. I thought oh, maybe I’m getting to the end! Yes!

Nope.

By December it was like opening the flood gates! I went to the ER. Found out I was anemic. Gave me some stuff in IV for my racing heart and the doctor got me an ultrasound for that morning, it was in the middle of the morning. No sleep that day. And he also got me a referral with a gynecologist! Yay! But it wasn’t going to happen for almost a month. UGh.

This doctor decided with what he was seeing he would do a hysteroscopy and D&C. Rule out any cancer. Oh relief. Procedure went well. Waiting for the dang results sucked. Nerve wrecking. Came back NO cancer! Yay! I was given options, pill, IUD, and Provera for six months. The pill makes my heart race so no. Heck no to the IUD, read too many bad reviews, plus did I mention my tubes are tied! lol

So I went with the Provera.

Well, the first ten days of taking it I still spotted. Then like it is supposed to after stopping the pill, you get that dreaded monthly. HOLY HELL! Pain, flood gates again…..so frustrating.

I tell you, why do women have to go through this? Not fair! You start out with monthly all over the place when you begin and now you have to do it again! Not fair I tell ya.

I will do it again next month but if there is no change I’m hunting that doc down and saying just remove the damn thing! Just kidding, see what else there is. I know there is a few other options.

In the meantime I am exercising more and eating healthier. Maybe just maybe it will help some.

How are all you other women handling this thing? πŸ™‚

Not a very good picture but that brown dot, not a mole, is where the nurse put my IV for up above procedure. She blew my vein! Talk about hurting. I was lucky that it didn’t bruise more than it did. She made me a bit mad, she was training and the new nurse said my veins were too small and wasn’t going to try. I told her nicely that all other IV’s I have had were done inside of my arm. She wouldn’t listen. GRRRR. Luckily, she put some hot towels on it while I was waiting to go in. It helped a lot. All medical people, what is in those IV’s? The next day I am like full of energy and feeling like my twenties! I think I need my own supply of those. LOL

Just Another Day

I woke up to a bit of white fluffy snow. Not much though. I read one weather report about one inch and a half give or take. I guess it is winter time so it is to be expected. πŸ™‚

It is the bitter cold that I dislike. At least when I filled up my car, there was no wind so it didn’t feel as bad at 9 degrees out. LOL

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I began the day watching a little Kitten Bowl on the Hallmark Channel. Love watching the cute little things. No, I don’t want anymore cats, two is enough. We did have three but one got out the door and never came home. Sure do miss him. 😦

Our Super Bowl food for the day was making burritos. I also made some nachos with all the fixings. Yummy. Hubby made the lunch after seeing I wasn’t ready to make them yet. LOL

Hmmm, maybe wait long enough someone else will make the meals. Why is it the mom always has to make the meals? The million dollar question. πŸ™‚

It was a lazy day of visiting with hubby before he had to go back to work. He didn’t get to come home until late yesterday afternoon. In fact, I had to pick him up forty miles away. He is a truck driver and ran out of hours. Since they have the new mandated electronic logs, it runs out you stop. He could fudge a bit but then the boss man will get upset so we don’t want that. Not as easy to fudge like the paper logs. Sucks a bit. Congress needs to butt out.

The middle son decided to watch the Super Bowl so I heard it but I was playing on my phone trying to ignore it. πŸ™‚

I’m not a fan. Once in a while I will catch the half time show but that is about it. I was glad he was interested though instead of playing his video games.

Part way through the Super Bowl I had to take hubby back to his truck. Glad the roads were clear. I hate driving on it. Or rather I hate other cars driving on it because most like to still speed. Ugh.

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There I say goodbye for another five or ten days, one never knows for sure until the end of the week. I never thought he would pick this career after retiring from the military. He enjoys it other than the being away and missing out on family stuff.

Hopefully, only a year or two more. Crossing fingers. I need to win the lottery! πŸ™‚Β  He bought me two lottery tickets for my birthday that he gave to me. Ya, we are big spenders! πŸ™‚ The thought that counts.

Do I have to share if I win since he bought them?Β  πŸ™‚

I will think about that. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Non-Productive Almost Productive

Well, January flew by fairly quickly. Though it feels like the last two decades have flown. I begin each month with a BIG list of things to get done. Normally, accomplish half if I’m lucky. January stayed with the normal accomplishments. I’m a little disappointed but I will once again make that list for February and begin again. I think I’m addicted to lists. πŸ™‚

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I didn’t finish reading any books, sigh. Read, but it was mostly articles. Too bad those don’t count on GoodReads. πŸ™‚ I did buy two books thanks to the youngest son wanting his comic books. At least he is reading. Wish I could get his brother to read. Sigh.

February is here and I celebrated another birthday. The youngest made me a vanilla cake. I did not once get up and help him. I wanted to but he has to learn on his own. He has made several now. Hubby, Jessup, and Adric helped me celebrate. Daughter posted some nice pictures with some wonderful words. πŸ™‚ She should be writing. She is good at it. The oldest son I didn’t hear from but he is out to sea (Navy) so I will forgive him. LOL.

I did get lazy this week and we ate out a lot. I figured my birthday week so why not. I do feel sluggish so back to cooking this week.

I hope your February goes great in all aspects of your life!

I’m pushing forward to get crap done! πŸ™‚ LOL

A my bday 2018Β Adric who made the cake and lighting the candles. I’m afraid we have a fire loving kid, he kept trying to do tricks with it. Ugh. LOL

J my bday 2018Β Jessup, he looks thrilled. LOL

H my bday 2018Β The hubby. πŸ™‚

Oh hum

I can think of many things to do, I just don’t want to. One of those days. I have the Hallmark channel on and chilling in the chair.

Hubby didn’t get to come home thanks to truckers having to use the new electronic logs. He ran out of hours and you can’t fudge those. Sucks. My opinion, as long as they get their eight hours asleep each night they should be able to work the rest. Trucking is not a five day work week with set hours. Some of their time is stuck in traffic, loading, etc. Government doesn’t take that into account. So this will probably mean less time home and less money as well. Government doesn’t always know best.

I believe in safety but one must see the whole picture. My rant for the day. Missing my hubby.

My dryer keeps telling me it’s done. I think I will sit here and think about that. πŸ˜‚