Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My daughter says

This cartoon reminds her of me. I don't see it...


I'm still battling a stomach virus. I don't know if I'm ever going to feel well again. It's very frustrating as it has interferred with my writing time. It's rather difficult to sit at the computer and work when all you feel like doing is lying down and burying your head. Hope the doc can come up with some answers tomorrow.

I swear I'd think I was pregnant except that I don't have the plumbing to make that a possibility any longer...

All right. I'm heading back off in the direction of my bed.

Hugz all!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Struggling with inspiration

I'm losing the battle. I'm trying desperately to come up with something suitable to submit to my publisher but all the confidence I once had in the current project has dissolved. I'm not sure why.

I'm just suddenly overwhelmed with a serious case of the blahs. Is it Seasonal Affect Disorder or am I just sad? I can't say for certain the one thing I do know is that I need to get off the stick and get busy but for some reason I just can't manage to come up with the desire to write at this time.

I think I need a vacation. I haven't gone away for the weekend in quite some time and I think I need a weekend getaway.

This weekend I happen to be taking off--for Friday night and Saturday anyway--to retreat for the ladies from our church. My best friend and I will be in room of the hotel and after ten pm we're on our own. Maybe a weekend of fun, games, kicking her can in cards and goofing around will rejuvinate me. If it doesn't work....(hold your ears please, primal scream coming. Thank you!)AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

Well, rather than continuing to blather I guess I'll say adios for now and get ready for another day of battling the demon Anti-Muse.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Diet update

For those of you who wagered I wouldn’t have the will power to stick to this horrible diet, give yourselves a pat on the back. I couldn’t handle it. By Sunday I was so ill I couldn’t bear it. I ended up caving and eating 4 oz of tuna and 6 crackers. My stomach hasn’t recovered yet, I still feel ill.

Sunday I went and bought 6 large chicken breasts that I boiled until the meat fell from the bones. I then shredded the meat and separated it into individual servings. Chicken salad is healthy and its wonderful tasting too. So I’m playing with ideas on how to eat it.

I have combination I came up with that sounded wonderful: mix the shred chicken with red grapes and apple chunks; serve over a bed of fresh spinach leaves. Mix apple juice and mayo for the dressing and viola, instant chicken salad. I’ll let you know how it works out.

My DIL’s grandfather passed away on Sunday, I took care of the baby all day yesterday while she and my son went to tend to the family business. My dad came home from a month at the farm—it was wonderful to have daddy home!

I made dinner for him and mom. I know my mom loves pepper steak, I found peppers and steak but couldn’t find a recipe so I improvised. I took a wok, used some canola oil and soy sauce, stripped a round steak, julienned red and green peppers and half an onion then I tossed it all in the wok skillet. As it cooked, I combined ketchup and pomegranate juice in a mug then when the meat was brown I added the ketchup, pomegranate mixture and simmered on low.

I served it with rice and I have to tell you it was fabulous! I only ate a small bit (trying to practice portion control!) but man! I was mighty impressed with myself. Mom asked for the recipe and I’m like uh…well, I just chopped and tossed and boom! There it is. Then I mentioned the pomegranate ketchup mixture and she’s like huh? What made you think of that? *shrugs* I’m not sure. It just sounded good so I did it. I don’t know how healthy it was but it sure was delicious! If my DH and DD would eat it I’d make it here.

Have to run!

See you all again soon!