July 16, 2017

Menu Plan: July 17th

You know those weeks where you walk around and wince at every noise because you know that if it can go wrong, it will go wrong? Where you're not so much waiting for the other shoe to drop, but watching it slowly come down and praying it doesn't hit you.  Yeah, that was my week.

Thursday night, I went to clean the shower and realized that our shower pan is cracked.  The shower that we recently paid off after having to replace it when we bought the house.  Friday, my doctors appointment went OK.  She was not super thrilled about the way my Transplant team is going about my gallbladder problem and my eating (or lack of).  And I am still on weekly blood draws so boo to that. I went to the gym, but my mind just wasn't into it, after an hour I quit and took the boys swimming instead.  When we got home from the gym I was still heated. Literally, it was hot, like the AC was turned off or something.  More like broken. Yes, the second thing we put in brand new when we moved in. That shoe did drop.  Knocked me right on my butt too!

And the Pharmacy called.  Medications are ready.

Yesterday marked the 5 year since Dads been gone. He would have been my first call after everything fell apart. He would have calmed me down. He probably would have laughed at me and asked me if this was the worst thing that has ever happened. Then reminded me that we have lived without AC before. Or asked me if I remembered showering with a bucket full of rain water and a cup when we went to visit my Grandparents. OK yes, things could be worse. It would be so much more reassuring if I could hear him say that.

So here we are, Sunday afternoon.  The boys are at Grandmas.  David is at work and I am breathing. The house is not unbearable. I still have a giant bathtub and the other shower. The AC guys will be here tomorrow and I'm praying that it's a quick and easy fix because the shower, I already know will be costly.  Medications should be reasonable too. Life goes on.

I'm not quite as prepared for the week as I want to be but my menu is done.  Gotta start somewhere! Right?

I'm thinking I will lay on the couch for a bit and catch up on some TV while I have the house to myself. Cleaning can wait till tonight after everyone goes to bed. The house stays cleaner longer that way! 

Here is to hoping this week turns things around. Or better yet, here's to making the most of it no matter what happens!

July 10, 2017

Monday Motivation and July Goals

So here we are a week into July and I'm finally getting around to setting some goals for the month. Typical Kim, always late to the party! But hey, at least I show up!

Something tells me it is going to take every ounce of energy to get through this week. I will get there, but it might be a little iffy come Thursday or Friday. Lots of motivation will be needed that's for sure.

I don't know why I have been feeling so negative lately.  Extra hard on myself. And I get so angry when my illness gets in the way that I give up on myself. And I let it win. I know I need to push myself but sometime it just feels pointless if it's only going to make things worse. In the long run it will be better, but getting through the day to day is the hard part. Does that even make sense?

The problem with setting goals is I know that as soon as I do, life will happen. I will get sick or something will go wrong with something. There are so many things I want to do. So much more I need to do. I hate always waiting for the other shoe to drop. But that is life with chronic illness, you just never know when you are gonna get knocked down. This month's goals are not so much challenging but they are goals nonetheless. 

Curb the negative comments.
Get to the gym 4 days a week.
Make time for my medication.
Be in bed by midnight.
Do something nice for someone.

Be more patient with the boys.
Send some just because mail.
Call someone and catch up.
Don't leave dishes till the morning.
Read 2 books.
Worry less. Breath more.

We just got home and it's already time for me to get dinner started. Thankfully its a quick dinner and should be done right about the time my meds kick in. That's right, I'm taking meds in the middle of the day because that's the only time I had today. No excuses, I have to take them. I sweat like a beast today at the gym and hopefully between that and the medication I will be ready for bed when the sun goes down. Tomorrow its meds in the morning so that I am alive for Swim but that means waking up before the sun to take them. It is what it is. Did you hear that? Oh that was just me breathing the worries away. I got this. Bring it on!

July 9, 2017

Menu Plan: July 9th

What a weekend.  I am just now finding time to sit down and get my menu for the week figure out. And I still have to do my shopping. Yup, this weekend was all play.

Friday night was a trip to the San Antonio Zoo for Jungle Boogie nights.  There was a band, food trucks and lots of fun games.  Plus we got to walk through the Reptile House which made me happy. The real highlight of the night was taking the Bug Challenge and eating crickets. Don't worry they were cooked!  If you follow me on instagram you probably saw the videos. They really aren't that bad!

Saturday was spent celebrating a sweet girls birthday.  A giant water slide, pizza and cake. All the makings of a good time if you ask me. The boys are still sore tonight from all the climbing up and running around. They slept solid last night and I'm sure tonight they will too.

Today was all about catching up.  What started as me cleaning the kitchen, turned into me emptying out the junk drawer. Then I ended up with a bigger mess than I started with. I have it currently all contained in one box on the counter. Tomorrow the boys will take what they want out of it and the rest is getting tossed. I also cleaned out my nightstand and threw out a whole bag of old junk. I'm like a contained hoarder.


Here is what we have planned for dinners this week. Its also the week we buy dog food and every ones medications, so its a pretty frugal week.  No steak and shrimp this week. Maybe next week though :)

Monday will be a busy one. On Tuesday Anthony starts swim lessons, so dinner will be done early. This Kung Pao Chicken is done in under 30 minutes and we eat it over cauliflower rice.  Wednesday is our real rice day HA! Usually we do chicken and rice but I know these guys get tired of chicken and turkey so they can have beef and I will make something else for myself.  Thursdays we have swim lessons again. A new recipe on a busy night, lord help me. It was originally called Heroin Chicken but after reading all the hate comments from people I figured I would go with Heroine. Poor lady, was just trying to share a recipe that she discovered and DID NOT name herself and got chewed for it. She has since changed the name to Addicting Chicken Tenders.

Whats cooking in your kitchen this week?  What are some of your go to busy night dinners. I'm starting to get flash backs to our Soccer days where I feel like we hit the drive through on the way home a few to many times and I am determined to have dinner done early those days this time around.


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