05 August 2010

New things

Today is going to be all about trying some new things.  Okay, not some, but two.

I have found a new recipe for Chicken with Black Beans for the Crop pot.  I am really excited about it.  It starts with frozen chicken breasts.  I love that idea.  I can never remember to thaw chicken breasts the night before.

4 frozen chicken breasts
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 jar salsa
1 pkg cream cheese.

Put all but the cream cheese in a crock pot on high for 4 hours.  Then put cream cheese in for last 1/2 hour.

I read all the reviews and they were all good.  Some people said they had to add some flavor with red pepper flakes.  They also said that the cream cheese cuts the spice some, but not the flavor.  We shall see.  I am pretty excited to test it out on the family tonight.  A real dinner with actual real effort from me.  Let's see how that goes.  LOL.

I am also going to work on toilet paper roll albums.  Sounds weird, but I am excited about it.  Cheap way to make something for others.  I think these might be fun little Christmas gifts.  They seem to be really easy.  I hope they turn out as good as I think they might.  If they turn out good, I will post pictures tomorrow.

My house is getting cleaned up and organized a little at a time.  I am really enjoying getting life in order.  Living room, part of the kitchen and one bathroom finished.  Scrap room is started, hopefully I will finish it today before starting on my project.  Oh, my bedroom is finished too.  That makes me exceedingly happy.  It is nice to lie down and be in the calm of my room.  As soon as my new body pillow comes, I cannot wait to sleep in there too.  It will be so nice to sleep in the same bed as my hubby, again.

Life is good....maybe I should look for some of those shirts so I can remember that every day.

1 comment:

  1. I have EDS, hypermobility type. I am 62 and have the diagnosis for 10 years. Best advice: get a really good physical therapist and have him/her design a home program for you to do to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the joints. I also have a great rheumatologist that I work with. I have just stopped taking pain meds (Mobic) at his suggestion to see if that brings down my blood pressure that has spiked this summer (it was always very low) before my internist and cardiologist put me on blood pressure drugs. My rheumatologist and pt are my partners in the management of my EDS. My 2 sons are adults and no longer live at home so it is easier now than it was when they were young and (hyper)active. Find a team and a regimen that works. Also I was just diagnosed with sleep apnea and now sleep with a mask over my nose. The machine (I have only used for a week) has reduced the pain I feel in the am. Good luck, there are support groups, and drs researching the genetic origins of connective tissue disorders like EDS.