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Day 1 of Recovery
Monday, February 06, 2017      7 comments

Well, I did it. I went to Debtors Anonymous. The first step in the recovery process is always admitting you have an addiction. The second is taking action, and that is what I did today. I don't know what each day will transpire, but I can choose... Read more
Taking Steps Toward Recovery
Sunday, February 05, 2017      11 comments

In my last blog, I admitted to being a shopaholic. Since then, I've been reading, researching, searching, reviewing, and recalculating everything. I've utilized a free offer from Kindle to be able to read a bunch of the books on the subject for ... Read more
I Did It
Saturday, February 04, 2017      11 comments

I struggle with bipolar disorder, and I've come to the realization that I'm in a manic phase right now. And not the fun kind, but the kind that can have grave repercussions. This morning, I have been researching debtors anonymous and shopaholics... Read more
Mental Illness, Peace, and Chaos
Friday, February 03, 2017      7 comments

These past few weeks have been strange, especially going on medical leave on Thursday last week due to a muscle strain. Or at least right now, that is the only answer I have, or have been given. Yesterday, they were able to loosen it up enough t... Read more
Random Thoughts at 2am
Thursday, February 02, 2017      10 comments

I've been getting up at 2am for awhile now, and usually falling back to sleep at 4am. I've decided to use the time as a chance to reflect without much of the distraction. Even my pups know that it isn't really time to get up yet, but they are ly... Read more
Muscle Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      8 comments

I've been struggling a lot these past 18 months with muscle injuries. It all started way back in September 2015 when I injured my abdominal muscles on a long bike ride. It took over two months of tests, colonoscopies, and imaging before it was d... Read more
And We Have a Winner: Blue Apron
Sunday, January 29, 2017      7 comments

Yes, I still have one meal left to cook from my Home Chef box, but tonight's meal sealed the deal with Blue Apron. You see, first...most of the meals with Blue Apron take about 35 minutes to prepare. Tonight's meal (and tomorrow's) both have est... Read more
Sunday, January 29, 2017      8 comments

Since injuring my shoulder blade/back, I've been very hesitant to do any type of exercise; however, since I started wearing pain patches, I've also been able to move around more and get more done. Now don't get me wrong, I still hurt like crazy.... Read more
Now for Home Chef
Friday, January 27, 2017      10 comments

Well, my Home Chef order came in a day early, which turned out really well. You see, I ran out of time to make the 3rd meal from Blue Apron and all of the ingredients had gone bad. That was one thing the recipe cards didn't tell you, but Home Ch... Read more
The Good/Bad Day
Thursday, January 26, 2017      9 comments

So, have you ever had a "good" and "bad" day all in one? That's the only way I can explain today. It was good in that I was able to get through the MRI without freaking out in the machine. It was good that I got to spend time with a newer good f... Read more
Update to this morning's blog
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      6 comments

Ok, I'm getting ready to leave doctor's office. I'm to have an MRI, but she's thinking this is due to a nerve impingement causing nerve pain. I also get to have physical therapy, which doesn't surprise me. I'm also to call my GI doctor to make s... Read more
Waiting For Life to Be Kind Again
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      12 comments

I know that if you've read my blog regularly, you'd know that the past 18 months have been hard. Especially those since this past April when we learned that my grandpa was dying of cancer. Life spiraled out of control at that point with one thin... Read more
Coincidence? I think not! But it really is cool!
Sunday, January 22, 2017      12 comments

I have been a huge fan of a place in Anderson, Indiana called The Onion Factory www.onioncamp.com . In fact, I've mentioned it a lot in my blog posts over the past two years. Unfortunately, I haven't been super active with it si... Read more
The Pibil Style Pork from Blue Apron
Sunday, January 22, 2017      6 comments

Tonight's meal did not disappoint after last night's seared chicken thigh. It was an extremely easy recipe to follow, and I didn't feel like it took as long as yesterday's meal did. Here are some photos from the meal: ... Read more
Review of Blue Apron's Seared Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Kale
Saturday, January 21, 2017      7 comments

Okay, so in my last blog, I told you how I had just received my first Blue Apron box with three meals (2 servings each). Well, today I made my first meal from the box. It was the Seared Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Kale. The recipe card give... Read more

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