[Juli you can pick your chin up off your keyboard now. Thank you. heehee]
Truth is. . .that is what I saw when I walked out of my bedroom last night. Never a dull moment with these two around. . .
Been a while since I have done a "Truth is. . ." post but since I am trying to keep up with this blog I thought what the heck.
Truth is. . .I am done keeping my fingernails long. They grow fast and don't break or chip, but I am growing a wee bit tired of spending half my time picking dough and pie crust out from underneath of them. [You're welcome for that mental pic'.] It is such a pain in the patoot. I got so fed up yesterday while making dinner that I stopped in the middle of the pie crust and grabbed the clippers. And chopped those suckers off - flour, fats and all. Took me until today to file them tho'. hee
Truth is. . .I still can't sleep [color you surprised, I am sure] so this morning I made banana bread and paid all our bills. We are now broke, but the house sure smells yummy. :)
Truth is. . .I am kidding about being broke. It is just a little tight this next month with Squirrel going back to college and three birthdays coming up.
Truth is. . .this will be my last mention of baking [on this post anyway] but did you know that baking soda and baking powder are EXTREMELY high in sodium? I knew this, but it isn't something a lot of people think of when they bake. Thankfully they do make sodium free substitutes for both and I am buying them online from Amazon tomorrow. I would really like to be able to eat the cakes and quick breads I make.
Truth is. . .I have never been one to write a birthday wish list or a "What I want for Christmas list" so much, usually only if Pooldad insists then I vote for socks or pajamas, but I have a new found appreciation for actually wanting things. Things for my new hobby. A hobby I promised I wouldn't mention in this post again, but y'know what? There are a bazillion really cool toys, products and ingredients that I covet, but would never think to buy for myself. I skippyhappydanced in the grocery store the other day when I discovered my store carries European butter. ::swoon:: And that is just the beginning.
Truth is. . .and this is a biggie. I blew it on vacation. BIG TIME. And I paid for it. Although we were gone for nine days we only ate out twice - once for pizza and once for a hamburger at IHOP. But...I did manage to eat everything, and then some, of what I made at home. For example - remember I mentioned "buckets of popcorn"? I wasn't kidding. And shame on me - I put salt on it. A LOT of salt. All told I gained 10 lbs+ of water/congestion in a few days. Stupid.Stupid.Stupid. I have been so good for so long that I think I had a false sense of security and thought "Well, one piece of pie won't hurt" even after I had already had popcorn, and also bread and a piece of cake at lunch. It adds up and it adds up quickly. We came home and I damn near ended up back in the hospital. My doctor told me to come in to see him and I actually told him "No." I don't want that and I certainly don't need the lectures about how they are working so diligently to take care of my other health concerns that how dare I endanger my health further with something that is so easy to control. It took me 4 days but I managed to go back to my pre vacation weight, but my little foray into all things salty really screwed me up. It only took three years [from my initial diagnosis], but I learned my lesson. THAT is a wagon I won't be falling off of again. The salt wagon, heehee - I'm keeping that one. ::wink::
Truth is? I am tired of it all. Really tired. And not just physically. I miss me, I miss being able to stand up, sit, lay in bed - just BE - without being in pain.
Truth is. . .I can imagine how weary you are of hearing me repeat myself. Can you imagine how bored I am living it?
Truth is. . .I wish my world wasn't colored by how sick I am and instead was actually just the daisies and lollipops I imagine it would be if I wasn't sick. Because outside of those issues, we have a pretty damn nice life. And I know it. I wish I could enjoy it a bit more.
Ah well, that is being greedy I suppose. It could be worse, right? I know that too.
On a funnier note - Pooldad doesn't realize I have thrown him under the bus by offering up a guest post from him and so far he is winning in the voting. Bwahahaha - thank goodness the man is such a good sport.
Take care Tadpoles. I am off to make lunches and get the family on the road. Just another day in the pond. Enjoy yourselves and take care of YOU!