February 28, 2020

Clarity, Cardio and Curious Boys

This week was one of those weeks that felt never ending.  I started out Monday like a boss.  I had the house clean, laundry done, I even got in a 30 minute walk.  And then I went to a doctors appointment that blew the whole day to hell.  And after that, it was just one things after another.

But even through all the tears of pain, frustration and sadness, there were tears of happiness too.  Im still here.  And even with all the emotions and craziness, I can still think of so much that I have to keep me thankful and grateful for.



Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Stop on over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Here is my list for this week.

February 24, 2020

Menu Plan 2•24•20

You know those weekends where you are just to busy enjoying life that you forget to do something.  Then come Sunday night when you are trying to set yourself up for a good week you realize, YOU FORGOT TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING...  Just me?  Damn.  Well, it is what it is.  They are ordered and will be picked up just in time to make a late dinner tonight and send the boys to bed.  Then I will be praying they are feeling well enough to go to school in the morning.

Menu Plan

Both boys are home sick today.  Both crashed out on the couch watching a movie.  Both wanting to eat but coughing up a storm.  Neither have a fever but both feel like crap so, here they are.  And here I am still trying to stay ahead of my week.  Got up this morning and got the day off to a good start.  Coffee, housework, a walk and a shower were all done before 10am.  Like who even am I?  Now Im sitting down to get my menu written out while I wait for the lunch to finish cooking.  It is a cheap/clean out the freezer kinda week so the menu is looking a little...filling.  But whatever.  Here it is...

February 21, 2020

Hearts, Hummus and Happiness

Its Friday, I'm alive and my heart doesn't even hurt!  Oh man.  I hope this feeling never ends because I feel great.  I do feel a little sleepy after taking my meds this morning but it is still better than before.  So Im taking this and running.  But not fast because, I'm going to enjoy this calm heart!

Its been a hectic week but a good one.  I had my follow up on Wednesday and then today I have another quick appointment today.  But then I am officially calling it the weekend.  Again.  That just happened so fast.



Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Stop on over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Here is my list for this week.


February 20, 2020

Cardiology Update: February 2020

One of the hardest things. If not the hardest thing about living with an invisible illness is that no one else REALLY sees it. You say you're tired but you still show up for things. You say you don't feel good with a smile on your face. You don't look sick so people don't know how sick you really are. I struggle with this a lot. Even on the worst of days, I smile, laugh and joke around.


For the past few months though, I have been struggling to keep my head above water. I have been short tempered, permanently exhausted, I cant catch my breath, everything hurts and I was feeling bluer than blue. I put up a front and dealt with myself behind closed doors. During the day when I was home alone or at night after everyone had fallen asleep. I sat crying in a closet and sobbing in bed because how the hell is anyone supposed to live like this?

And then came today. My cardiologist follow up where I was expecting to get my results from all my tests and heart monitor. I wanted to cancel it because going to the doctor in a foul mood never ends well. But I needed to know so I sucked it up, slapped on a smile and showed up. Early even!
When the Dr comes in she said "Well everything looks pretty good. I know we didn't get a full 48 hours on the heart monitor but we will talk about that later!"
So good news first I guessed.



February 18, 2020

Menu Plan 2•17•20

And just like that it's Tuesday.  Wait what?  Yup.  Monday kinda just snuck up on us and everyone having the day off threw me for a loop.  But Im all caught up now.  I know what day it is!  David is off to work and the boys are off to school.  And Im coming at you from the comfort of my bed.  Because...Tuesday.

We had a great weekend.  Well a great week actually.  David took some time off from both jobs and was home with us for 6 days straight.  I feel like we saw him more in those few days than we have since Thanksgiving.  It was nice.  It was needed and now we are all ready to get back to reality.  As ready as we will ever be.


Yesterday I finally fired up the grill and threw some chicken on.  David was laughing at me because I was blasting my "island" music and grilling.  It smelled so good!  I made Hawaiian mac salad and corn too.  And then David asked for regular salad so we mixed that up too.  I told him if I closed my eyes it was almost like I was a kid again.  Just needed that blue water.  I guess a trip to the beach is needed.  But for now let's just talk about the rest of the menu.  Its another quick and easy kinda week.  Check it out!

February 14, 2020

Life, Laughs and Lunch

The weekend is here.  I know this is usually the part where I say something sarcastic but today I am just content with the fact that its Finally Friday.  Because I have been on weekend mode since Wednesday. With David working two jobs and the boys being busy with school stuff, we have all kinda just been missing each other. So David took a few days off from both jobs and we have been squeezing in all the time we can.  Plus a few doctor and dentist appointments.  Because thats how we do things around here.  It's been an interesting week for sure.  Filled with so much love and happiness.


Today I'm linking up with Lindsay from The Flynnigans, Charlotte from My Pixie Blog and Beth from Coffee until Cocktails.  Every Friday we share all the things that we are happy, grateful and thankful for!  Stop on over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Here is my list for this week.