Things here have been....ok-ish. Sort of. Our daughter remains stable but I'm getting a bit nervous because the past week it seems her symptoms are wanting to flair again. But she has been doing ok. What we have been dealing with recently is not so much her illnesses but the effect they are having on her life. She is at an age where her friends are flying the coop and starting their lives and she is not in a position to do so. We've had to change some of our goals for her. It was for the better and was even a welcome thing to her. But still. I have to admit it breaks my heart to see my child not be able to navigate this life on an easier, more ordinary path. I may or may not have had a day this past week where I closed myself up for the day and gave into my broken mother's heart and cried the whole day. It seems now days that even when I'm happy and having a good day, I'll tear up without even knowing it's fixing to happen. I find that I cry even when I'm happy. It's a problem.
One day at a time.
We take that mantra seriously around here.
Other than that, I realized yesterday that I have completely fallen off of the 'clear out the deep freezers' wagon and that we seem to be eating down and refilling the same top third of our main one over and over again. Sigh. Life happened. I'm honestly not in the frame of mind right now to try and rectify that situation. But my mind is starting to formulate it's yearly plan to make sure the pantry is well stocked for the cold weather months. I think either a trip to Sam's or a big mega trip to Aldi's may be in my future.
Other than that, today I decided to dress up a couple of jars of store bought spaghetti sauce and it's simmering away in the crock pot right now. We'll have it with spaghetti, garlic bread and probably some green beans. Oh ~ and I'm planning to indulge with this super quick and easy recipe for dessert. I asked my daughter if she thought it seemed like a good idea and, being a chocolate loving female like myself, of course the answer was yes.
In other kind of aggravating news, it seems that God keeps sending me kittens. Lol. Ugh. We have the trio we adopted two years ago and their mom that we finally tamed and brought in last winter during the Polar Vortex. Well now is seems two nieces of the trio have come our way. Our neighborhood has a serious issue with wild and very fertile cats. ~ Get your animals fixed folks. And don't just dump ones you don't want. Be responsible. It's not rocket science. ~ When that happens there are lots of folks like me and my family left trying to make right a problem that is so much bigger than what we can fix.
I did a little shopping at Goodwill recently and found a really nice, name brand, rather expensive if bought retail purse. New, tags still on it. ~ For.....$9.99. Yep, that's what I like. It's a red oxblood color and I've decided it's going to be my Fall purse. Just waiting for October to come and I'm going to switch over to it.
That's all I have for now. I just wanted to touch base a bit. I hope you are all well and happy. ((Hugs)) to you from me. ~~