Touch of fall in the air

Summer is on its way out,as the nights get a little cooler. I just wanted to post this picture that my daughter had taken earlier and give thanks for all the beauty that we have seen this summer.


I’m Starving……

I think I have this diabetes thing down, blood testing, meds and all. I will say I’m starving!!! I miss Chinese take out,but know right now it’s off limits,but sometime soon. If anyone has a great recipe for garlic chicken and fried rice……let me  It has to  be ok for HB, High cholesteral, and a sick liver. but most of all it has to not taste like old school paste. Please don’t judge me,I was 7 and back then it tasted pretty good

On a lighter note. My garden has become the new jurassic park. Theres some giant plants that have large teeth that stick the heck out of you. I know there is giant spiders and toe licking  frogs.It’s a real jungle! No veggies but so much more…. scary!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone had a great day and have a great week!!!

1st week with diabetes

    Well I will say this week has been a long one. I’m on Metformin for my diabetes and of course the other pills that do their part to get me well. I’ll tell ya this is not a fun ride, but it is a doable ride. I have cleaned out the kitchen of anything that I can’t have, invested in some containers to cut up all my veggies in and reworked my pantry to fit my new style. I’m very lucky to have a hubby that will eat right along with me, I’ve heard a lot of people say their spouse would not do that. Shame on them!!!! How can you not help the one you are to love the most after to God? anyway after a few days my route is in place and I’m doing ok. The diabetes I can master now for the liver disease,  I’m still testing on that one. I’m in hopes that the diabetes set it in motion and once that’s under control I will feel much better. I guess the thing I learned this week is to be thankful that’s all that was found, it was found early and that I’ve lost 3 lbs without trying, lol.

    I must add……..I was sick after my first day on the meds. I went from no meds to 6. I think my body was in shock. I did cry the day I rode home with that big bag of pills and when I go to get fitted for a cpap mask this week I might do it again , but for this morning my meds are done. My coffee brewing and I have a sunrise to see. Everyone have a wonderful day.

My new journey “Diabetes”

I’m not really liking the title but this is my journey for now. I don’t plan on it being with me forever and as soon as I can I will leave it in the dark place it belongs. It brought friends when it came, liver disease , high cholesterol, abdomen aorta blockage , high blood pressure , kidney cysts, and sleep apnea. This I learned 2 days ago, after weeks of testing, lots of needles and people saying “sorry hun this might hurt a little”. Well I can tell ya after over coming a brain tumor with all it’s friends, with God in the lead we threw them out and I do plan on doing the same with these body invaders! So  we are taking it head on strong and with family to help, well lets just say they aren’t going to have time to unpack.

So day 1 of taking control……………………………………….God before me I can do all things………………………………………………… if your on this journey also, please feel free to add your thoughts and your progress!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirty feet and garden planted

   Garden in planning stage,sweet tea always ready…….  20160519_172717

I don’t think anything feels better than fresh turned dirt beneath your feet. Hubby replowed the garden after church this morning so I could work on it. It has rained for weeks and this was our first good open window. We now have corn, beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts,  sweet onion,4 kinds peppers,3 kinds maters, kale, peas, zucchini, cauliflower, 5 diff lettuces ,radishes, beets, turnips. and flowers and herbs to fight off bugs.20160522_194505

Kaydy and I  planted this garden with fun in mind. We have herbs tucked away to help the plants. Marigolds, sunflowers, camomile, basal, I put in a walk path, toad house and along the side a pea trellis where my little picnic table will be. Kaydy and I put together a couple of 3 sisters just to see how they work. So don’t know how much I will get from this but at least it will be we hope pretty.


Ladies watching really to well!!!!!!


Love those burgers but Oh my!

My daughter and her family were over this afternoon. We decided grilling burgers was fast and simple as I work tomorrow and have been under the weather. All I was to do was start it and they would cook. Well that sounded great to me so started it put the lid down,5 min later went to check it just as I did the fire flared and to say the least I now have less eyebrows then I started with. My eyelashes are half the length and my bangs are now a little shorter. I have a whole new spring look! But the food was good and I wasn’t hurt and by tomorrow you won’t be able to tell I did a thing…………..ending to a great day.

Spring has finally got here

We now have the furnace on and the temp outside is 34. As you can see by my blog screen I’m moving on with spring even though mother nature is dragging her feet.

I’ve gotten some of my new plantings for this year, I’m so excited !

  • Blue berry bushes (2)
  • Wisteria purple
  • kiwi (2)
  • red raspberry bushes (2)
   That gives us cherry trees, persimmon trees, blackberries, walnuts, hickory nuts, pear tree, strawberries and then our new ones. I’m getting an apple tree, peach and magnolia as soon as I find what I want. That should make the yard pretty and my larder full. One more step to growing our own plate.
    Now if I can get mother nature to follow along……