Wow! It’s been a while! So much has happened the last eight months. I decided to go back to school in February to become a medical assistant after not being able to find a job for so long. I was starting to get very depressed from not having anything to do. I was going stir crazy and driving my husband nuts. It didn’t take me very long to get back into school mode again. And I started seeing a big difference in myself, I was happy! Going to school gave me a purpose to wake up every day. Plus I loved learning! I got A’s in all my classes and met so many amazing people. I learned so much from all of them. Even though I was the oldest in my class, my classmates made me feel very welcome. Eventually I became everyone’s mother figure and we all supported one another. Going to school this time around seemed easier. I guess it’s because it was all about me. I was able to concentrate on my school work a lot easier. The hubby was real supportive. He has been my rock that’s for sure! Monday I will be starting my externship at a urology clinic. Yes I know! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m hoping I find it fascinating that I will want to do it for a living. If not, I will do it until I get the experience and move on to some other specialty, maybe family practice. We’ll have to see. For now, I’m taking it one day at a time.
We celebrated my girls birthdays at my house as usual this year. We were going to go bowling but daughter #2 has a broken wrist from her accident. Hopefully it will be taken care of next week.. It’s been hurting her tremendously. Their birthdays fell in with football weekend so we decided to do finger foods this year. The hubby made a cheese plate along with some salami, and chips and salsa.. I made meatballs and little winnies… My parents brought Hawaiian chicken and fried rice. As usual we had way too much food. It was all delicious… And that’s not even including the cake and ice cream… :-)
As we ate we all watched football and screaming at the tv. It was pretty stressful watching the game.. Of course we lost but we all still had a lot of fun. Daughter #1 turned 29 yrs old and daughter #2, 27 yrs old… They grow up so fast, but I have enjoyed watching them grow up. Hard to believe I made it thru the teen years. I didn’t think I would for a minute there. The youngest gave me a run for my money that’s for sure… But she made it thru and turned out to be such a wonderful young lady.. They are amazing kids…
Every time you are tempted to react to the same old circumstances in the same old way, ask yourself, “Do I want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future?”
- True happiness comes from within, not from someone else. Don’t make the mistake of waiting on someone or something to come along and make you happy.
- Don’t choose the one who is beautiful to the world, choose the one who makes your world beautiful.
- If you feel like your ship is sinking, it might be a good time to throw out the stuff that’s been weighing it down. Let go of people who bring you down, and surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.
- Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.
- Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t expect others to read your mind, and don’t play games with their heads and hearts. Don’t tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out. Half-truths are no better than lies. And don’t ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern hurts more than angry words.
- Lies help no one in the long run. So… 1) Don’t say “I love you” if you don’t mean it. 2) Don’t say “I understand” if you have no clue. 3) Don’t say “I’m sorry” if you’re not. 4) Be honest with yourself and your loved ones.
- Tell the truth, or eventually someone will tell it for you.
- Good relationships don’t just happen; they take time, patience and two people who truly want to work to be together.
- Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.
- Love doesn’t hurt. Lying, cheating and screwing with people’s feelings and emotions hurts.
- When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option but a priority. Loyalty is everything.
- A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities, and second, respecting the differences.
What You’ll Need
1 boneless beef bottom round roast or chuck pot roast (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound potatoes, cut into wedges
3 cups fresh or frozen whole baby carrots
1 medium onion, thickly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, crushed
2 cans (10 1/4 ounces each) Campbell’s® Beef Gravy
How to Make It
- Season the beef with the garlic powder. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until well browned on all sides.
- Place the potatoes, carrots and onion into a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with the basil. Add the beef to the cooker. Pour the gravy over the beef and vegetables.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 11 hours* or until the beef is fork-tender.
No one has the right to judge you. They might have heard your stories, but they didn’t feel what you were going through. No matter what you do, there will always be someone who thinks differently. So concentrate on doing what you know in your heart is right. What most people think and say about you isn’t all that important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
You have control over your life. Don’t blame others. You have the power to change your life at any time and turn your worries into wisdom.
Live each moment in the service of a meaningful purpose.
Free yourself from the constant demands of your ego, practice to quiet your mind to be your very best.
Challenges are the stepping stones on your journey to help you grow. Look for the positive side of things.
You tell yourself a story inside your head every day. Make sure to tell the right one, the one that will help you get what you do want in life.
Give yourself permission to follow the path that makes you happy.
Remember to celebrate the blessings surrounding you and how far you’ve come, rather than focusing of what’s still left to be done.
The best you can do in life is follow your heart. Take risks. The people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.
- 6 Pork chops
- 1 Can Cream of chicken soup
- 1 Package Ranch dressing (dry)
Put pork chops in slow cooker.
Sprinkle about 1/3 ranch pkg over pork chops and mix the rest in with soup.
Pour soup over chops and let cook for 6 hrs on low or 4 hrs on high.
Serve over rice or mash potatoes
It’s the best tasting pork chops I’ve ever had. Great meal for two or more people. Enjoy!!!
These days I just have no energy for anything.. I’m always tired. Peri-menopause can kick my ass. I’m so over it! They say to exercise when you feel fatigued but it doesn’t work. I just feel more tired. Maybe I need to change my eating habits. That might help some. I’ve been thinking about becoming a vegetarian. I just think it would be better for me, The only thing is it’s so expensive to eat healthy. Why is that? It should not be that way at all.