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Thursday, July 19, 2012

July Nineteenth

 

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Yesterday I was quite lazy on my day off… Although I did do laundry and make dinner… Lots of talking with hubby… I think I was more having a quiet day then a lazy day as I probably could have stressed too much about things…

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I find I am having trouble committing to anything lately… as I wait for hubby to get a job… when he first lost his job, it was like a new venture with all kinds of possibilities… I even lost 35lbs and we were walking every day… I even took a promotion back into management… then I had the car accident and hubby found out he had cancer… the no job has now gone from one year to two years of hubby not working… shadowing the happiness of hubby being cancer free even…

I have been trying to wrap my mind around losing weight again, since I have now gained 20lbs back… but the more I think about it the more I eat… also since the car accident I now have a bone spur and herniated disc in my neck… plus the discovery of a degenerative spine/arthritis… so I haven’t been all about the exercise, not even walking… it’s not that my neck bothers me unless I over due but that I now have to be aware of all I do so that I don’t aggravate it… I’m also on Gabapentin which numbs all the nerves so I don’t much move anymore in general… as it inhibits feeling physically and mentally…

I found the above graphic on drinking water that I committed to for all about three days…

Everything is a process that must be worked at… 

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Holly blocking the way for Danny to leave the room… She knows she scares him…

The Fedex man just came and brought son3’s birthday present…

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I found this recipe on Pinterest… Above is my result from dinner last night… Using a bundt pan you place the chicken cavity over the center of the bundt pan… place carrots, potatoes, and onions around… I added pepper, seasoned salt, butter, oil and water… bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes for every pound adding 15 minutes… so 5lbs is an hour and a half… I should have put a bit less veggies and put the chicken more on top of the veggies as only the top half sticking out actually browned… but it was very good…

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A hummingbird at the feeder yesterday…

Happy Journaling…

5 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That chicken looks wonderful. If and when I turn the oven on again I am going to have to make it. It's been so hot I don't use it. I understand very well how it must feel to have your hubby out of work so long. I went through it with my hubby many years ago. It's hard! But we made do. The wonderful thing is you still have each other and your family and every one is doing well. So there is lots to be thankful for at your house. Hope you don't have to stay on the nerve numbing medication forever. That doesn't sound good at all. I know it must help though. Take good care!

slj said...

Hi Linda,
Your dinner looks delicious..I keep looking up new recipes but don't seem to get around to making them..lol..
I think it's hard to commit to things when life seems of course..
In my case, it's the stress with the job..and I keep saying when I am finally done with it, I will commit to getting in shape..
You've done it before and when the time is right for you, you will do it:)
Have a great week-end,
Sheri

That corgi :) said...

That chicken does look good! I truly understand sort of putting your life on hold while you wait for hubby to get a job and you wonder if/when it will ever happen, yet you need to keep somewhat making plans because in reality it might be a longer time before he goes back to work (or in the case of hubby, I wonder if he will ever get a job or if he'll get old enough to retire :) my biggest struggle is to be patient in waiting and not to let it consume so much of my thinking and try to keep living despite the waiting......

I truly do understand!!!!

betty

Missie said...

The chicken does look good. Things here are nuts and are not as I expected them to be either. I think it's happening to us all.

Barb said...

Ditto on the chicken. It looks yummy. Will have to try it.
Regarding the rest you're coping with. Life is hard, hon. It really is. You have a lot on your plate, both you and hubby. It's not always easy to eat right when under stress. Heck, sometimes I don't eat right even when things are going well.lol
Right now though, I'm like a yoyo. Johnny's being on hospice and so ill has me either with no appetite at all or else eating way too much even when I'm not hungry. Stress is a toughie to deal with. Best we can do is what you're doing...which is your best.
I'll be praying for you.