Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I decided to have Colin read to me on the nights he doesn't have homework. He's decided he wants to read to me every night. It seems to me that he likes to wait until I'm just about sleep then he wants to read to me. Last night he kept saying wake up mommy. I felt so bad I was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Not a good day

G had a bad day with his feet Friday. I guess he's making 2 steps forward & 1 step back. Friday he took 2 steps back. I've learned to take the good with the bad. It's challenging & getting old but I try to be positive. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for him to deal with this daily.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I'm excited I've been exercising consistently. I climbed 3 flights of stairs 3 times yesterday & walked a mile.
My goal is to do the same today. Hopefully I can keep up this pace & then kick it up a notch.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


It's so good to see my ankles. I've had issues with them swelling for months. They would start swelling at noon. At it's worst, by 6 pm it would be painful for me to walk or stand more than 10 min. This made it challenging to cook & clean around the home.
I feel so much better. It's good to be able to touch & feel the bones in my feet.
I've been so excited I've walked 6 flights of stairs for 2 days straight for exercise.

I got a lot of cleaning done this past weekend. It's amazing how cleaning & removing a little clutter makes the rooms appear bigger & brighter. I got a tiny bit done in my craft room.
This weekend the craft room will be my focus.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A few more days

G was getting Colin ready for school. He told G that he needed a few more days off of school. He was on fall break Thursday & Friday. G told him he was home w/ him for a few days so he need to go to school.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

another tuna recipe

Occasionally I make my tuna similar to the recipe below.

Tuna And Olive Salad Sandwich
2 6 oz. cans tuna1/2 C. chopped drained roasted pepper 12 olives of your choice cut into slices 1 rib of celery chopped fine 3 T. red onion chopped fine 2 T. pickle relish 1/ 3 C. mayonnaise 2 T. fresh lemon juice baguette lettuce olive oil
Mix together, tuna, roasted pepper, celery, red onion, relish and olives. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir gently to blend.Cut baguette down the center. Brush the cut sides with the olive oil. You can grill the bread if you like. Season with salt and pepper. Add lettuce to the bottom piece of the baguette. Top with tuna and add baguette top. Slice into 4 pieces.Serves 4.


I'm allergic to fish but I can eat tuna & salmon.

I like dried cranberries in my tuna. I don't measure so I found a recipe to post.
I also add dill, Dijon mustard & sweet pickle relish. Sometimes I will use capers too.
A recipe is below is similar to mine. I didn't use the lemon juice, I'll try it next time.

1 can solid white albacore tuna 3 T. mayonnaise 1/2 fresh lemon 2 T. finely chopped yellow onion 4 T. coarsely chopped sun-dried cranberries 2 T. sunflower seeds Pinch of sea salt Squeeze the lemon and remove any seeds. Combine the lemon juice, sugar and salt with the onions, and set aside. Drain the tuna thoroughly. Mix together all the ingredients immediately before serving. Makes 2 to 3 servings.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Feeling in his feet

G told me last night that is feet are better if he keeps them warm. He also said he's starting to get some of the feeling back in his feet. HALLELUJAH!!!

My left foot is better I had a really bad bite, I'm guessing a spider bite. It's been over a week & my foot is still sore to the touch. The swelling is down a bit but I still have a slight limp.

This weekend I plan to clean, rest, clean, & rest. I'm excited to have a weekend that I can actually function, I have no seminar & I won't have to sit around with my feet propped up most of the day. Ooh maybe I'll get to work on my craft room this weekend.

Colin asked for rice crispy treats last night so we will make some Saturday. It will be fun & messy.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fall Break

Yeah Colin is on fall break. Yesterday after school he & Jada baked cookies at Nana's house.
He was so excited when he got home. He was too cute.
I hope G feels well today so he & Colin can have a good day together.
The medicine for G's feet makes him sleepy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

hump day

I'm ready for the weekend. I was busy all weekend so I technically didn't get a day off.
I need my days off! I go on a week vacation soon. I'm so ready!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

4 am

It's 4 am & I'm wide awake. Hmmm I could get up & do something productive, I could try to go back to sleep or I could spend some time online. Online wins. I'll look at a few craft blogs & wish I had to time to do more crafts & post them to my blog. I'll visit some sites on health & healing. I do try to do something crafty once a week if not more. It keeps me sane. I love crafting & being creative; it's in my bones. I love so many crafts currently scrapbooking is my all time favorite. My next favorite is designing & sewing. I have a gift of looking at a item & duplicating it without pattern or instructions. I never thought of it as a gift until others told me it was a gift.
I almost always put my own spin on whatever it is, it's very hard for me not to deviate just a little.
Deviating just a little is the reason I didn't do well in chemistry in H.S or college. I always wanted to know what happened if I did this or that. The instructor would give strict instructions but could I do what they asked, no. I wanted to see what would happen. My poor lab partner.
I always purposely partnered myself with someone that did well in chemistry. Occasionally there good judgment would win out, therefore I got a good grade.

I think that is the reason I love being creative, it doesn't hold me in a box. In one area of my life I can do exactly what I want to do. It's my scrapbook page if I want to make it simple, complex, plain or over embellished. Who cares? It's for me & my family. The song I did it my way just popped in my head.

My new eating style has been great, except for yesterday. I ate a chili dog. Oh my, it was a really bad choice. I was miserable for hours. I will not be eating one again anytime soon.
It is difficult to not want cookies we have a never ending supply. My hubby buys a pkg of cookies every day. Some days he buys 2 pkgs. Ummm cookies are not on his high fiber diet. They had oatmeal on the list, he bought oatmeal cookies. Um hon it doesn't work that way. Cookies are not on the high fiber diet at all. If he got on the eating better bandwagon life would be easier. I also wouldn't have to deal with Colin asking if he could have an oatmilk cookie so often. He's 6 yrs old & still pronounces certain words funny.

Colin is a funny little boy. He puts his steel baseball bat in bed every night. Some nights he will bring his swords (shish kabob skewers) to bed. I insist those go under the pillow so no one is injured. When he's sleep I take them out of the bed. I was telling him last week that big boys don't get in bed w/ mommy & daddy. He said I can protect you mommy.

Karen said he started crying Friday night because he wanted to go home he missed mommy & daddy. He told her he wanted to sleep w/ them. She sd we have a queen bed. I said so do we. She said he got in the middle I said it does it at home. I can't remember what age he started climbing in bed with us. I guess he was around 2 or 3. He would wake me up like clock work at 4 a.m. He'd wake me up climbing over me to get in the middle or I'd wake up & he was standing in front of me on my side of the bed wanting me to lift him into the bed. I guess some nights he'd go to G side or climb in without waking me because I'd roll over & there he was.

Monday, October 13, 2008

ooh it's cool outside

G is improving very slowly but he is improving.
I love the cool weather, I guess it's time I put up my short sleeves & sandals.
This time of year is so much fun. I love fall.
I took some cute photos of Colin at the fair but keep forgetting to turn in the camera for development. I'm so spoiled with digital cameras.
Man I meant to buy some stock Friday & never got around to it. The stock market
jumped 600 points. I can't believe I missed out. I bet the wealthy didn't miss out just the poor. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

busy weekend

Thank you Karen, D & J for keeping Colin this weekend. I spent this weekend at a seminar.
G didn't feel up to going. I learned a lot & I'm already putting it into practice.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

G Dr's visit

G had a Dr visit yesterday it went well. He has a colonoscopy this week. It's been 1 yr since he had one & our lives turned upside down. I've heard some say their cancer was a blessing. I can't say I see it as a blessing. I have learned valuable life lessons from this journey. I know maybe one day I may see it as a blessing but I'm not there yet.