Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lots of Stuff

Even though I was really, really tired today, it ended up being a very productive day!  I never start my day early - I just can't get to sleep anymore until at least 2 AM and then I wake up a lot during the night.  First I'm hot, then I'm cold, then I need a bathroom break, then my feet are ice-cubes....well, you get the picture.  This is all from the steroids and I know that, so I'm just going with the flow.  :)

I made homemade macaroni and cheese this morning.  I have perfected my cheese sauce that comes from the Fanny Farmer Cookbook.  The key to any good cheese sauce is the cheese.  We prefer Medium Tillamook Cheddar.  I poured the sauce over the noodles and then popped it into the oven.  Here's where things went wrong.  I left it in the oven too long and the sauce was absorbed into the macaroni.  Now it was delicious, but not creamy, so, more cheese sauce was added.  I'll pour milk over the casserole tomorrow and pop it into the oven again and I'm sure it will be perfect.  It's all hit and miss, folks.  I like to experiment with my cooking until I perfect it and while there are wonderful cookbooks out there, I like to tweak things and make them better. 

My hubby had eye shots again this morning.  My oldest son took him this time and while hubby was at the doctor, my son was at the gym working out.  It was a perfect for both of them.  My hubby said they didn't deaden his eye enough and when they gave him the shot, it was really painful.  I guess they were running late and when that happens, things don't always get done like they should.  Hubby was happy to hear that his eyes are much improved from the last shots! We are so thankful as it's a worry that he could lose his eyesight as he is a diabetic. It's amazing what they can do for us now!

Yesterday, my hubby heard from his urologist concerning his PSA test. For those new readers, my hubby had prostate cancer in 2006 and so they monitor his levels every year to make sure that they aren't rising.  About 3 months ago, there was a rise in the levels.  It wasn't huge, but still a concern.  They decided to wait and see what it would be in 3 more months so he was called with the results yesterday.  They are up again, but again, not a lot.  I think he is 500th of a percent?  Not sure.  Anyway, again, they will wait for 3 months and test again. If they have risen again, then we need to start looking at treatment.  Please keep him in your prayers....I would be so grateful!

Back to today:  After hubby got home, we sat down and paid bills.  That is never one of my favorite things to do, however, doing it together is much nicer and it was done before we knew it.

After this, I started filling out applications for scholarships/grants for my youngest son for college.  Let me tell you, that will sap the energy from you quicker than anything! I managed to finish one, but still have have others to complete.  I think now that I've filled out one application that the others will come easier.  It's always hard to do one for the first time. 

I took pictures of my latest creations that will be going on my Etsy shop.  I will, hopefully, have them in the Etsy shop tomorrow.  Some of them are for Valentine's Day, so I don't want to wait too much longer to get them posted in my shop. 

I'm SO tired tonight.  This is the most I've done in a very long time.  My pain levels were better today and it gave me the energy to get these things done.  I'm so thankful! It's a day by day process and I'm always, always thankful for those good days!

God bless you - Julie


  1. God has been in the prayer answering business lately. I have been praying for your health and it's wonderful news that you had a great day. I've also been praying for another lady at our church that has fibromyalgia. She has had 2 very good days this week. God is so good and wants to bless us so much, but we do have to ask specifically for what we want. Thanks for sharing how well your day went. Hopefully, non-Christians will see that there is a God and that He does answer prayers. I'll add your husband to my prayers also. Thanks for praying for my husband. He did go to work, but he certainly didn't feel like it.
    Blessings and still praying!

  2. Praying for your husband, Julie! I'm off to visit your etsy shop! I emailed you earlier. :)

  3. Hi Julie,
    Glad you had a better day. It is so encouraging when a day runs much more smooth!
    ot-I opened an Etsy shop. Right now I've just got some vintage sewing patterns up, but I'll be putting up some of my altered clipboards soon. My question is how is your shop doing? And any tips would be much appreciated!

  4. I just love your blog, you are real and believable something that most bloggers today are not. I relate to so much of what you wrote today to the point I thought "did it write that" ... LOLOL

    Have a blessed and wonderful evening and may God bring healing and health you you and your hubby in every area.

  5. (((hugs))) & prayers coming your way.


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