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Thursday, September 19, 2013


So it seems like all of my last few post have been about pretty negative things that have been going on.  Since I am not normally negative it's time to get back to my normal self.

I have been doing much better at being grounded than I thought I would.  I am still being able to clean in 10 minute spurts and am really making quite a bit of headway on some things that have been let go lately.  Most of the laundry is staying caught up. I only have 3 more cabinets in the kitchen to clean out and de-clutter.  I've learned to sit on the bar stool in front of the stove to do a lot of cooking.  So I am adapting and that's a good thing.

I have been looking a Pinterest a lot lately and actually putting some of the organizational ideas to use.  I cleaned out the fridge and put Press and Seal over the shelves. At first I didn't think it was actually going to stick to the shelves, but guess what? It works.  Now when something leaks on the shelf all I have to do is replace the Press and Seal.  I finally found some stack-able drawers that fit under my bathroom sink and now it is all organized under there.

There is a huge cabinet over my fridge that use to be so cluttered every time you opened it you took a chance on something falling on your head.  I found a big plastic drawer that fit in the cabinet and now all the little things that were just thrown in the cabinet are in the drawer and it still left me enough room to stack stuff on top of and beside the drawer.

There was a post that I read somewhere where someone took the 28 quart plastic tubs and put in her kitchen cabinets to make pull out shelves.  I bought a couple for one of my cabinets and once again, it worked!

Getting organized is a great thing. And whoever is pining all those wonderful ideas on Pinterest, keep up the good work.

Fall is in the air here and I am making my first batch of soup tomorrow night.  I have some leftover ham that needs to be consumed before it gets bad. I haven't really decided what will be in the soup other than ham, but I will try to post what I did (if it turns out good).

Feeling empowered since I have actually been able to accomplish a few things.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 16, 2013


I have been grounded. And I am not liking it one bit. I have a severe case of Plantar Fasciitis.  25% of my Plantar Fascia is gone! Now I knew I had been having a lot of pain when I walked for any length of time and I had been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis before and been put in a brace when I sleep. But that was years ago and this pain just wasn't the same.  So I went to an Orthopedic Dr. who did x-rays and an MRI.  After the Dr. looked at the results he put me in a boot that I have to keep on for every step I take. I can only be up for 10 minutes at a time and for a total of 2 hours per day.  Do you know how hard that is to do?  It is a total bummer!  But it has made me realize a couple of things. 1. I am very thankful that this is a temporary thing.  I am blessed to have both of my feet that I have spent over 50 years walking on.  2. I am not a very good patient.  I can not bring myself to sleep in this thing so I am cheating just a little when that 3am bathroom visit occurs I just don't have time to put that boot on before I go (I've reached that time in my life when that call comes at 3am there just isn't a lot of time to get where you need to go.) 3. I have more pride than I thought I did.  I just can't bring myself to get in that little thing that you drive around the grocery store.  I can see that I am going to have to at some point because we are going to need food. So at some point I will have to do some serious grocery shopping.

Apparently the only cure for this is to let God do the healing and stay off my foot so that He can heal it.

The Lord is teaching me a few things right now and hopefully I will be a quick learner.

1.  I need to learn some patience.
2.  To give up some of my pride.
3.  Learn that I am not super woman and I can't do everything.
4.  A clean house is not the most important thing right now.
5.  You can get a lot done in 10 minutes if you try hard.

Have a great day!