- HEALTH TRACKER
Well I finally got my power back last night from the storms that came down from the North and devastated the area. All you saw going up and down the roads were the hugh tree removal trucks and those really big utility trucks. If would be so funny how the damage would jump, hit and miss. But all the roads and lawns were cover in a layer of shredded leaves and branch particles. They called it shear winds and hail was they worst Bill says he had seen in 78 years. Were it collected in the corners was 6" and you couldn't see any grass thru it.
Hugh trees were uprooted all over. I watched the second one hit it was the weirdest thing I have every seen.
I got the internet back online late last night. We couldn't draw water for the animals for over 24 hours. Some had pails out side and they were full but others had automatic waters and those didn't work of course.
Spent today with the grands picking up sticks. I than "mowed" the lawn of mulched leaves.
Hi Trish and my OFF family:
Yesterday afternoon I got a call from work: the old guy was back at work and I wouldn't be needed today. So I have the day off. Miss the OT, but glad to have the extra day (or my usual two days) off.
I had an appointment this morning with the sleep doc; he, of course, wants to do a sleep study. So we have that scheduled. Have to come up with half of that up front before they'll do (it costs $656). They could have gotten me in tonight but I didn't have the money. Then I went to the chiro this afternoon. Really needed that ... I was all out of whack. In between I got a few groceries and started making salsa chicken in the crockpot. Smells good in here.
Not much planned for tonight. I have a movie to watch: "Flight." Maybe some hockey after that. Just taking it easy.
Anyway, have a good day.
Tee hee! Earth to Connie! It's Wednesday, love, not Thursday!
Don't know how to tell you, but today is Wednesday. I started a thread very early this morning.
Are you in Minneapolis? Several summers back, my family did a trip there because my nephew, who is special needs, always wanted to go to the Mall of America. I treated my grandkids to rides in the amusement park in the center. Other than two meals at two restaurants, I didn't spend too much money. I bought a pair of slippers, and something for each of my grandchildren at the Disney Store. My family, they went into practically every store, and I usually hung out with Izzy and Lincoln in the mall area.
I wish I'd known about that flower garden. One of my favorite things to do in London was to walk through the gardens.
Good morning everyone....
Where is every body?? Must be busy I guess.
I don't really have much planned today. The nurse told me yesterday to relax for today as my neck is still swollen at the injection sites.
I may try to at least get outside for a little while. We have a beautiful flower park here. People come from other states just to see it. It is called Munsinger Garden's. A man and his wife lived across the street. She was very ill. He eventually had an elevator in their home and added a room so she could be in there and enjoy the garden. When she passed away he donated enough money to have it permanently taken care of for many, many years to come. Look it up on the computer if you get a chance.
Time for me to shower. Hope you all have a wonderful day!!
Prayers for so many of our OFF friends and families.
Love and hugs to all.....connie d
Afternoon OFF family!!!!
Sorry to be missing in action here...LOL
First of all NASCAR race was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! We ended up in the FRONT row!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! Talk about a breeze when the cars went by us!!! Hold on to our hats!!!!!!!!! Had rubber from the tires on us also!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! Best race ever been to!!! As for the Clydesdales...never saw them hitched up...BUMMER!!!!! Did see two of them in their stall...yippeee. But the weather was great so that was a good thing!!!
Been busy as all get out here and need to get going back to work...Bandit needs to go potty walk first.
Thoughts and Prayers for ALL that need them!!!!!
Oh, Trish, I do so understand what you're going through! Not the identical situation, but the part about old tapes playing. Boy, do I get that! Christie and I have such a hard time living together for the exact same reason. We seem to be getting along on the surface, but just underneath there lies a bubbling cauldron of resentment, bitterness, anger, etc. I won't go into all the details because it does no good to stir the pot. Just know that she has drug us all to hell and back several times with her bipolar disorder and it is very hard to let all of that go! For all of us: Butch, Mom, Carrie and me. And in her own convoluted thinking, Christie blames us! It all boils up occasionally and then we are all miserable again. I will pray for you and Colleen and your mom.
Today I have 2 main objectives. One is to mop my floors! Holy cow! I figure today is my best shot before my company arrives on Friday. The second is to pull together my mammoth shopping list for this weekend. Tomorrow morning I'm going to the skin doctor, and then I'll go to the grocery store on my own to buy supplies for the party and the whole weekend. I'll need a couple hours at least! LOL!
Went to water aerobics again last night and woke up with sore muscles this morning! Ouch! But I know it is good for me to exercise and I plan to keep at it. I simply must lose this regain and I would like to lose more. It's bound to pay off eventually, right?
Well, my day's a'wastin'! I'd better get moving. Love you all!
Good Morning my OFF Sisters,
I'm up early for a reason. First, I have an 8:00 appointment to get something done to my back, similar to an epidural. Then, this afternoon, I'm getting an endoscopy done. I was permitted to have clear liquids till 6:00 a.m. So, I fueled up to keep my blood sugar up.
I'd appreciate prayer for my Mom amd my daughter. Mom is in a deep depression, her usual bipolar stuff. It's always disturbing to talk to her when she's like this. Then, Colleen is experiencing a huge co-dependency issue with me in town. I've tried really hard to respect her boundaries. She's acknowledged that what she's experiencing is from within her, and not because of me. I never wanted to relate to my kids the way Mom has been with me. Yet, I still blow it at times, I still come across like the old me, while not intending to. My motivation is to help her, like with things related to our trip to PA. Unfortunately, her old tapes get defensive and see me as butting in. When we talk yesterday, she was in tears by the end of the call. Just breaks me heart. I never want to be like the old me. Unfortunately, the old tapes of me still lives within them.
Yum. I have to try this one. Thanks, Vickie.
Oh, wow, I just have to share this one! Y'all know I've been trying to find more ways to eat vegetarian and to use more kale in my menus. This salad scores BIG on both counts! It's very easy and you can swap veggies as needed or to just fit what you have in the house that day.
Roasted Veggie Salad
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large sheet pan with foil (spray with non-stick cooking spray).
Wash and cut up a variety of veggies* into bite-sized pieces. Drizzle veggies with EVOO, season with salt and pepper, toss well to coat and pour into single layer in the pan. Cook for approximately 25 minutes or until veggies are cooked through and starting to brown around the edges just a bit. (Cook dense veggies for 10 minutes before adding more delicate veggies, then continue cooking another 15 minutes or so.)
*Here are the veggies I used today: diced potato, match-stick carrots, diced onion, diced red and green bell pepper--I started these first in the oven and cooked them for 10 minutes before adding the rest: diced zucchini, diced yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes, halved.
Meanwhile, cook 1/2 cup of whole grain (I used a combination of bulgar wheat and red quinoa today, but you could also used wheat berries or barley or other grains--whatever you like) in 3 cups of chicken or vegetable broth. I added in 1/2 bunch of fresh kale, washed and de-stemmed, chopped and let it cook right along with the grains. Cook according to package directions, but let the cooked grains rest in the hot broth for about 5 minutes after they finish cooking, then drain the broth.
(I also added some cooked black eyed peas that I had left over in the frig. You can use up all sorts of bits of leftover veggies in this salad. And I added some fresh basil and parsley I had growing in my garden. Use whatever you like!)
Combine grain mixture and cooked veggies together in large bowl. Pour balsamic vinaigrette* over all and toss. Serve warm or cold, as preferred.
In small bowl or shaker jar, whisk together or shake to combine 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar, 2 tbs. honey, 1/2 c EVOO, salt and pepper to taste.
Eileen.....so sorry your coworker fell and it is causing more work for you! I know you like the extra pay but I also know you have been in a lot of pain to. I am glad you are laying low today!
Love and hugs....connie d
Sorry I'm late. I'm having a downer day. An old friend hurt my feelings yesterday. My daughter is struggling with codependent issues concerning me. I'm having terrible foot pain in the same place where I broke it in December. I see the orthopedist on Friday morning for that.
In the meantime, I'm just resting my foot, and laying low, trying not to cross Colleen's boundaries, which I try to do all the time.
Hi Vickie and my OFF family:
I'm off today, only today. The older coworker fell on Friday and hurt his arm or shoulder and it's in a sling. We are shorthanded with people on vacation this week, so it's overtime for me ... which is OK because I need the money. I can do this every other week, but not every week. So I'm laying low today, just doing laundry. I will go walk down to the mailbox and take out some trash (they're next to each other). That's about the extent of my work today. I'm still drinking coffee ... didn't get out of bed til after 11:30 a.m. Just being lazy.
We had some thunderstorms yesterday and may get some today. During the afternoon storms, there was a big crash in town and one guy was seriously injured ... it was our big story. Plus, because the old guy was out yesterday, I had to do two sports sections at the same time ... with lots of late stories coming in at the same time. Lots of fun! It was a crazy night.
Well, not much else happening. Just want to relax today and not think about work. It's going to be a busy enough week. Have a good day.
Good Afternoon Off friends
Still alive and kicking here in Owosso! Just havent been here much!
Today is a good day! a beautiful June day just cool and I like it that way. I had a senior friend buy me breakfast, a whole dollar sandwich from mcd. but it was so sweet of her to do that! and I celebrated with some friends with egg salad sandwichs and strawberries for lunch and hubby is taking me out for chinese for supper! tomarrow I am heading up north with best friend for a couple days! See I told you it was a good day!
I seldom get to post when up taking care of old grouchy but I read most days and keep praying for all friends here.
Have a good day one and all.