Tuesday, September 11, 2012

One of many pet peeves!

Okay, I love my husband but there are time when I wonder why and how.  For those of you who know me, you know that I have A LOT of health problems.  Needless to say husband has taken great care of me through all my surgeries, recoveries and never ending illness.

For those of you that don't know me, I have been over weight the majority of my life and my body is paying for it now.  My knees are shot, as well as my back, neck, arms, and hands.  A couple of years ago my doctor told me that I if I didn't make changes I would be living in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.  Made the decision to have weight loss surgery and it has helped but the damage was done.  All this to tell you that the hardest part of my life is that I have to let others help me.

I was raised to take care of myself and my family.  If it needed to be done you do it.  You don't stop and ask everyone how should we handle this or who should take care, you just get it done.  Hard for my family to realize I don't think about what will happen if I do something.  It needed to be done and I did it.  All this to say that I have slowly, very, very, very slowly come around to letting others help me.

Now my husband comes home on Friday night and can hardly walk in the house.  Side note he has terrible knees but he is a man so it is different for him than for me.  Just ask him, I dare you!  He went to a training seminar for mission work on Saturday and came home and told me it was so much better.  Talked me in to letting him go to the grocery store.  He made it there and back did ok until time to go to bed.  Could not get comfortable didn't want anything to touch his knee.  EPIC FAILURE!! The next morning he could hardly get out of bed.

Have begged and pleaded for him to go to the doctor but as all women know men are different and it is getting better.  I just need to relax he has it all under control.  CONTROL??? Trying very hard not to do the physical screaming that is going off in my head.

How is it that women had carry children for 9 months and push them out of our bodies after hours of labor and live to walk the world again.  If man made get a sore throat or cold the world falls apart but if they are bleeding or hurting we women just need to understand.  Will I understand that the Cave Man has entered the room and I need a REALLY big club to help him to go back to the cave where he belongs.

Rest at easy because the next time I start to get the lecture of how people are waiting to help me and I should never, ever do something so silly again.  I will bring out the pictures of the cave man to remind my Honey Bunny that he needs to practice what he preaches.

Thank you for allowing me to dust off my soap box today.  I really needed this, so much better than banging my head agains the brick wall I have currently been using.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Long time no brain!

Can not believe how long it has been since I posted to this blog.  In January we discovered that I have a problem keeping my blood pressure up, it bottoms out on a regular basis.  You might already know this but low blood pressure can affect you brain, thinking, and generally everything in your life. Needless to say things have been in a state of chaos in my life.  Beginning to get that a little more in control so back to normal or as normal as I get.

One sad note for me is that I knitted a project for someone who I admire and it was an epic failure. Won't mention names but still brings me to tears.  You will notice that I don't accept failure often and without trying everything in a arsenal to succeed.  Chalking this one up on the wrong side of my board of life.

Currently on my needles I have a sock for my HB (honey bunny) as he is known for today.  Never know what tomorrow will bring. Also working on Christmas Stockings for everyone.  Have two completed and three to finish before Christmas.

On my sewing table I have begun a tree skirt for my OS (oldest son) and DIL (daughter-in-law).  Never knew that taking two charm packs and laying them out was so hard.  Jigsaw puzzles have nothing on that project, took me forever and a day. Probably because I thought if would be easy it seemed like a lifetime.

In addition I have been cooking up a storm.  Lots of new Pinterest items in my kitchen.  The plan is to start posting the trials and failures in the kitchen to share with you.  Big hits at the moment Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Spicy Shrimp on grits, and Honey Bun Cake.

Let's talk about the Honey Bun Cake.  It was amazing!  Wanted to take a dessert (to my in-laws for Labor Day) that would be a good snack for my dove hunters when they left before dark to hunt.  This hit the spot, garnering lots of complements  and rave reviews.  Easiest cake ever and one I will share very soon.

Also brought at a tried and true family favorite, Hot Milk Cake.  Learned to make that one as a teenager and it was my go to for bake sales.  My OS had a big hurdle in College and when he passed with flying colors rewarded him with one of his favorites treats.  Smelled so good while it was baking not to mentioned the struggle with the Lemon Glaze Icing. It was so hard to keep off my fingers and out of my mouth.  Couldn't not reward the other two men in my life, so YS(young son) and HB got to split their own cake.

So glad that I can think and share again excited for the future.