Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Glass Half Full

It is SO cold here today.  The wind is blowing hard and I can see tumbleweeds moving across our land by the window.  This movement bothers our dogs and they are constantly growling at these big, brown moving objects.  No amount of reassurance can convince them that these are not something to worry about.  Normally, I'm not excited about the wind, but today, I welcome it.  It's been raining here off and on for days and I'm tired of the mud.  Having the wind blow will at least dry up the wet dirt and make our roads more passable again! I am so thankful for a warm home, my faux fireplace that blows our nice, warm air, and my family around me!

Yesterday, hubby and I ventured out.  I am SO tired of being at home all the time and I think it's good for me to get moving once in a while.  We went to Safeway because they have the hams for 99 cents a pound.  No, it's not spiral cut, but do I need to pay an extra dollar to a dollar and a half to have it spiral cut?  We like the flavor of the seasonings on the spiral cut, but again, I can do that!  I got one ham for Christmas and one for the freezer.  The ham has the bone in, so I can put that in a pot with beans and make another meal out of it.  While we were there, I got the red potatoes for the cheesy potatoes that will go with the Christmas ham.  We bought my mother-in-law her stash of goodies - cookies, cupcakes, Dr. Pepper, and donuts.  The Dr. Pepper was on sale, buy 2, get 3 free.  When we checked out, it was quite a sight! It looked like a junk food feast, which of course, it is.  She lives off that stuff, not sure how, but she does. 

It was nice to go out, but even better to get home.  I haven't been sleeping well for weeks.  My doctor said that the pain pills can have the affect of a stimulant and that's what's happening to me.  I've always thought that pain pills would knock a person out, but that's not the case with me.  When I was on larger amounts of pills, they did have that affect, but now I'm just wide awake all the time.  I go to sleep for about an hour or two and then wake up and read until 4 or 5 in the morning.  Then I sleep for about one or two hours again, and then I'm up.  It really is exhausting.  However, and this is huge, I am SO very, very thankful that my pain levels are down.  If I never sleep again but my pain is down, I'm thankful and blessed.  Always look at the glass half full - always look at your blessings.

I'm making McMama's today with the help of my family.  A McMama is a breakfast sandwich made at home.  I'll have a picture tutorial soon.  It's easy and so much cheaper than eating out!  I also have another recipe that I'll share and it was so very yummy and it made my family happy! That's always a good thing.  :)

God bless you - Julie

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