September 24, 2018

Menu Monday: September 24th

And just like that, we are right back to a new week.  Why do weekends have to go so fast? 

Anthony spent the weekend at a friends, so we were down to one kid.  You know, sometimes its good to get that one on one time.  We ran some errands on Saturday and spent yesterday at the Zoo.  We grabbed pizza, groceries and Anthony on the way home.  Am I the only one who buys groceries and then doesn't want to cook anything that night? 

I mean, I cook most nights of the week. Except for leftover nights.  And usually we just snack on what ever is left on the weekends, but the store didn't have the pork chops I wanted so we went with pizza!  Now that I think about it, they didn't have my chops last week either.  Whats up with that?  My menu still got planned and is set in stone!  Here's what's cooking...

September 22, 2018

Caregiver planning made easy with Sams Club

This post is sponsored by Depend, Poise, and Ensure but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Just the other day I was laying in bed, not feeling so great when little hands reached up and patted my back.  "Are you OK Mum?"   That's what he calls me when he is nervous and he is trying to make me smile.   It always works.  I rolled over and looked into big brown eyes, filled with worry, waiting to be reassured.   "Yeah honey, I'm OK!"  I closed my eyes and sent up a prayer that it was true.

I am blessed with two wild and amazing boys.  I am married to an equally amazing man who also happens to be my best friend.  And I am living with Chronic Illness.  When we vowed to love each other "in sickness and in health", I don't think either of us imagined having to honor that so soon. Four years later, in 2008 I was diagnosed with a liver disease and told I would need a liver transplant. And in order to move up the transplant list, my health would have to decline.  Thankfully for now I am able to keep up with things around the house and am able to take care of myself.   But I know it won't last forever and as my health has slowly declined, I wanted to make sure that we had a plan in place for when those days do come.

September 21, 2018

What's up weekend: September 21st

As much as I was looking forward to this weekend, I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bummed.  Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and my emotions are a little mixed at the moment.  I know we are ready for a new season.  I know that Fall means Thanksgiving and that is my favorite holiday ever.  I guess I'm just coming off the rush of a great summer and now that its over, I don't want to let go.  Plus, after Fall comes Winter.  And the winter blues.  Its a real thing, I swear!  I like sunshine, warmth and happiness.  No matter how long Ive been away from home, I am an island girl!

Peaceful Posse Link up

Speaking of happy, 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!

September 19, 2018

Adventures in Air Frying: SARKI 12 qt. Air Fryer Review

Disclosure:  I was sent this air fryer free, in exchange for a review.  
However all opinions are honest and my own. 

Air Fryers anyone?  It has been almost two years that I have been thinking about them.  Do I want one?  Would I use it?  Where would I put it?  Do I really need it?  Which one would be best for me? So many questions were keeping me from taking the plunge.  This is the SARKI 12 qt. Air Fryer.

The order went in and within a week, I had a big box on my door step.  Huge even.  For a second I was worried that it wasn't going to fit on my counters.  Luckily, it was so big because it was a box, inside a box, inside another box.  The fryer was packed up nice and snug in the middle.  Major points for quick and solid shipping!  

September 17, 2018

Menu Monday: September 17th

After a week of rain and gloominess, it is finally looking like its going to let up!  As much as I love the rain I so miss the sunshine!  Gray skies suck the energy out me and I am going to need some of that back.

The weekend went by way to fast.  Saturday we were supposed to go to the Home and Garden Show, but we were all feeling a little to comfy on the couch, so instead we took care of things around the house, got groceries and ran a few errands.  We did make it to the show on Sunday and had a blast.  We also have a few in home estimates for work we need done in our bathroom and the boys won a few free Karate classes too.  And then on the way out we discovered a Hawaiian restaurant vendor and had some spam musubi.  I was going to get some Kalua Pork and Cabbage but figured if I wait then we have more of a reason to go into their actual restaurant.

Speaking of food.  Heres what we have lined up for this week!