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Day 119

I'm tired. It's Friday Eve, and NFL Draft night. Jerry is excited about watching the draft. I'm excited about the wings he is cooking me. πŸ˜‚ Today, I'm grateful for knowing that after tomorrow it will be the weekend. I don't want to be a slug but I want to be a slug. Sleep..I love sleep. 

Day 117 & 118

 117: Less than 30 days left in the school year, and I'm looking forward to having a couple of months off.  I'm sure in August we will be back in the buildings full time.  I'm not looking forward to that, but I know what I need to do to keep myself safe.  So, what am I grateful for on day 117?  I'm grateful for Vegging out with Jerry watching some Below Deck Sailing Edition.  It's a guilty pleasure, and once again, it proves to be entertaining for us. 118: It's spaghetti night.  A constant in our routines.  It gives me joy to eat some yummy spaghetti that we prepare together.  It also is a 'no brainer" for weekly meal planning, which I love. So today, I'm grateful for spaghetti night!

Day 115 & 116

 115:  We made roasted carrots, and they were amazing!  I'm grateful for veggies.  I need more of them in my diet.  I know that.  I need to get past this lazy person crap and just cook them all up and eat them. 116:  I'm grateful for cat sighs.  Nutmeg came into the "classroom" today and got up on the bed.  Nestled up on a pillow and started settling in for a nap.  She did the cutest *sigh* before she finally settled in and it was adorable.  

Day 114

Why do I feel responsible when the UberEats people or the restaurant people don't have the order right? What kind of f***** up self-esteem crap is that anyway.... This blog post is supposed to be about being grateful which is supposed to help me be in the moment. Be present. Be now. So what can I possibly be grateful for? In this moment, I guess that there are always reminders that everything in life goes doesn't go smoothly and you have to learn how to cope. So I'm grateful for the lesson.

Day 113

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 I'm grateful for my hairdresser, Mavity.  I can walk in and say "I hate my hair!" She doesn't get offended and I leave with something that is cute and less dowdy.  

Day 111 & 112

 111: Not a good day.  Work is wearing on me.  I'm feeling confined even though I really don't want to go anywhere.  I'm feeling worn out as well.  So what do I have to be grateful for.  I am grateful for having these feelings.  It's okay not to be okay.  It's the sad days that balance out the joy that comes from most days.   112:  I'm still feeling "meh."  A co-worker's mother passed away yesterday.  She had been battling Congestive Heart Failure for a while now.  I feel for my co-worker.  Losing a parent is hard.  That Mother/Daughter relationship is a special bond (well, for me it was) and not having mom around can be rough.  I'm grateful to have gone through that experience though.  Jerry and I lost all our parents within 18 months.  One after another.  I don't know how we did it, but we did.  We have use some dark humor to ease some of the pain.  Lots of "your momma" jokes and if I see a monkey or a gorilla saying "I mis

Day 109 & 110

 109: I'm grateful for maid service.  I know I have said that before but I really am not a fan of cleaning and the ability to have someone else do it is a nice treat.  And...we are helping by employing them. Right? 110:  I woke up to breakfast made by my cutie pie husband.  I'm grateful for a morning person husband.  I'm so not a morning person so doing anything in the morning is a chore. I was treated with his recipe of roasted breakfast potatoes, eggs over easy, and a couple of sausage links. YUM!

Day 106, 107 & 108

106: I'm grateful for Friday nights and knowing I don't have to go to work for 2 days.  107: I'm grateful for restaurants that have gluten free bread for yummy sandwiches. I got a Cuban Sandwich from Larry's Giant Dubs and it was delish! 108: I'm super grateful that I have the sleeping superpower and didn't get out of bed until 11am. It's rainy and people are gloomy in the house, but I'm having a good day. Watched a lot of One Tree Hill. 

Day 103, 104, and 105

Ugh. 103: I'm grateful for s "Souper" simple taco soup! So yummy and easy to make.  104: I'm grateful for testing days when I'm feeling meh and don't have to be on camera for 6 hours a day. ( Should be 7 but some teachers don't do meeting for their class. ) 105: I never thought I would say this but I'm grateful for cauliflower pizza crust. We got pizza from Al's pizza and it was so  good. Well be ordering from them again. 

Day 102

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I'm grateful for a supportive partner. Tonight the chicken was dry, but not one complaint. Even when I complained, he still said, "It's good." it wasn't good, it was dry....very dry. We had roasted potatoes, carrots and Brussel sprouts to go along with my dry chicken which made up for a lot. 

Day 101

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I'm grateful for fresh veggies. I roasted some green beans for lunch today and they were so yummy! Who ever would have thought I'd be roasting veggies for lunch?!? 

Day 100

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I'm grateful for science! Today we are two weeks since our second dose of the Pfizer. Fully activated!! Woo hoo πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰ We went out and did some errands. UPS to drop off Nespresso pods to be recycled,  Goodwill to drop off to huge bags full of clothes, and then just drove around about with the moon roof open for some vitamin d. We even went inside  Jersey Mike's to order our lunch to go. It was a good day. 

Day 99

Today I'm grateful for taking a nap right after dinner. 2 hours of food coma, shake the week off, bliss!

Day 98

Today I'm grateful for Kodiak Pancake cups (gluten free). A quick a delicious breakfast, I'm my opinion.

Day 96 & 97

 96: Horrible headache when going to make dinner.  The chopped sweet potato bag wasn't sealed and potato bits when flying everywhere.  What was left smelled off.  Jerry jumped in to help as I was having a horrible headache and took over the veggies for dinner.  We have a lovely pork tenderloin with his potato and carrot roasted yumminess.  I'm grateful that he always has my back. 97:  We are testing this week at school.  So for the virtual students and me it's a lot of independent work and no live meetings.  I'm happy I'm home though.  I am still not feeling 100%.  I don't know if it's a sinus, or ear infection, or just allergies.  Either way, I'm grateful for sitting in my little faux classroom today. 

Day 94 & 95

 94: I'm grateful for sleeping in. I woke up at 10:30, and it was great!  I love the weekends that I actually do that. 95: It's Monday, and honestly, I'm feeling meh.  But, it's also maid day.  I'm grateful that we have maid service, even if it isn't always convenient for them to be here.

Day 93

I woke up to breakfast cooked by my darling husband. Roasted potatoes, eggs with spinach and cheese, and kielbasa sausage...I'm so lucky. Today I'm grateful for those little things (not so little really) that he does out of love. 

Day 92

I napped today. I was super sleepy around 2pm so I put on Star Wars: A New Hope and was asleep before Luke made his appearance. I'm grateful for afternoon naps!

Day 89, 90, & 91

89: Lucked out of cooking and got some fajita nachos. I'm grateful for food delivery services. 90: We were out of ground beef so i used Instacart and got some groceries. I don't miss shopping. Again, grateful for shopping/delivery services. 91: Grateful for a doctor that sometimes actually listens to me. My TSH was 13.19 so we are going to try a Tirosint Solution @ 200 mcg.