THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK (aka Friday Favorites #7)

Hey there!  This week, I’m trying to focus on the things that make me happy.  And Friday seems like a good day to do that. 🙂  I’ve had an up and down week emotionally.  I’m not really as weepy as I was, which is definitely good, but I’m tired.  Drained would be a better word.  And I’m not sleeping well at all.  I’ve been pretty much waking up every 90 minutes to 2 hours or so and that just makes for a long damn night. So, again, HAPPY things…

AWKWARD UPDATE. AWKWARD IS A WEIRD WORD.

So, if you haven’t left because you think I’m loony toons…well, I am and there’s still time! Head for the hills! Ha! Okay, but seriously, if you’re still here, thanks for sticking around. *hugs*  (And Happy Independence Day!!) I’m still feeling a little awkward for putting all that out there but you know what? it’s life, it happened, and I’m dealing with it.  Without getting into too much detail (because I’m not quite ready for that yet and some of it I…

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (TOL#18)

Wow.  It’s been a minute or two since I’ve Thought Out Loud.  Well, actually, I guess I kinda did last week on Friday.  So…yeah….about that. I’ve thought hard about taking that post down. In fact, I nearly did a few times. I put way too much of myself out there. I’m not one for attention. Thank goodness none of my friends actually read it. But, in truth, I’m glad I didn’t. It needs to stay. It’s my reality. And I need to…

Decisions.

There comes a point in time where you have to make a decision. Or decisions. And sometimes, they’re easy ones and sometimes, they’re not. And then sometimes, you don’t make a decision and things just happen. Like not blogging for 2 months. Yeah, sorry about that. :/ But seriously.  Decisions. In all honesty, when I started this post, I was full of emotion.  Four sentences in and my cell phone rang and the emotion went away, or at least got suppressed, because not everyone gets it.  I’ve put up a front for so…

TOASTED WALNUT CASHEW BUTTER

OH. EM. GEE. Yes. All caps IS necessary. You guys. I can NOT even describe how delicious this stuff is. I gave some to my son-in-law and he said it tasted like “Gawd!!” (as in an exclamation, not as in our Heavenly Father.) It IS pretty divine, though. I cannot stop eating it. Seriously. It’s practically taken over my life. That doesn’t sound weird, right? Nahhh…  If you follow me on Instagram, it is the mystery “homemade nut butter” that’s been popping up in my photos over…

MENISCUS SURGERY – 9 WEEKS DOWN

I know, I know, I’m a day late with this post. Technically, I’m at 9 weeks and 1 day post surgery. It’s all good – gives me another day of PT to tell you about! So, last Tuesday (the 11th), I got to warm up on the bike again! It takes me a minute or two for my knee to loosen up and I have to go really slowly but then, it starts to feel pretty good and I can really get to moving! Then, I got to do a little bit with my…

GLUTEN FREE BLUEBERRY BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS

Happy Friday!! Now, I LOVE me some blueberry muffins. I mean, y’all already know how much I love blueberries. Well, you do if you follow me on Instagram but trust me when I say I LOVE BLUEBERRIES!!!!! And, I heart oatmeal. And bananas. And peanut butter. And yogurt. And chocolate. And wine. Oh wait. Sorry. Got a little carried away there. But seriously, banana bread + blueberry muffin + oatmeal = OM. NOM. NOM. These muffins are so easy to make! They’re gluten free (make sure you use gluten free oats!), use raw honey as a sweetener so there…

MENISCUS SURGERY – 8 WEEKS LATER

You guys, I’m so sorry I didn’t update you last week and show you me NOT using crutches! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was so sick. 🙁  And then, once the fever went away, I had a sinus headache for 3 days. THREE DAYS. Now, I’m in the stuffy sinus-y phase, no headache or fever, but sometimes I can breathe and sometimes I can’t. Gah. The pollen is SO bad this year! But anyway!! I had my follow-up with the doc on March 29 and you will…

PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL…OR YOU MIGHT LOSE YOUR HOMEWORK

This weekend was a pretty good one!  Not that my previous weekends have been bad ones but last weekend was the first one I spent without crutches (spoiler alert! recap coming tomorrow!) and I was sick. 🙁  Not this weekend, though!! Thing 2 came over Saturday morning with my future son-in-law (henceforth known as FSIL) and my 1st grandthing because FSIL was going to mow the grass. It’s pretty tall in the backyard and I’m afraid I’m going to lose a dog in that jungle! Anyway, it finally quit raining – and he…

PLANNERS, WALKING, AND FACEBOOK STORIES? (TOL#17)

1. You guys, not to start off on a gross note but Eliza threw up on my planner. *insert angry face here*  I am so picky about planners and I know I spent HOURS searching for one and managed to find this really cute one in Bed, Bath, and Beyond, of all places. Well, I certainly can’t use it any more. UGH! Gross, right? Blech!!! So, I spent probably an hour or so searching planners on Amazon trying to find the right one. That’s SO HARD!!! I finally settled on an Erica Condren life planner in…