Third time's a charm, so they say. We shall see as I've lost my entry twice due to this bomb freezing.
The above tag is from the fabulous D's personal journal. This and that, and hockey! If you visit, please be courteous and respect D's requests when snagging. She is so very generous with her tags. A little courtesy toward her requests is little to ask.
For the history behind this tag, here is the link to the entry Thoughts of Summer. The background was from a photo that D was permitted to use and add to. A lot of time and effort from more than one person went into this piece.
I have a pork roast in my oven right now. Megan was longing for a home-cooked meal. Yesterday, we spent Mama and daughter time together. We ate at an authentic Mexican restaurant with fabulous food and unbelievably inexpensive prices. We went at 3 because by 5, on any given day, it is filled to capacity and then some. Then off to Walmart we went to restock all her health and beauty thingies. No Target...lol...as my budget wouldn't permit it.
My BF called last night to see when I was taking Megan back to school. She has to leave at 2 this afternoon which is why dinner is cooking. He seemed a bit crushed when I mentioned the pork roast. He had a ham marinating in his special honey, molasses and brown sugar concoction. Bless him....he had a special meal in the works for me. Ham, broiled parmesan potatoes and his wonderful receipe of baked beans. Hey...I'm adaptable and no food goes to waste in this house. I'm stopping at his place on my way home. He is not a big fan of the nicer restaurants because he prefers simple food. He was feeling bad about not taking me out to eat anywhere special for Valentine's Day. Food from the heart means far more to me than a trip to a restaurant.
BRRRR....I put up D's graphic because I'm longing for some summer heat. It's above zero here now but still a deep freeze.
Joey is having nausea problems that haven't gone away. I was blaming it on the flu bug but think differently now. His gallbladder problems 4 years ago started this way. They continued long after his gallbladder was removed. He lived on rice, fat-free saltines and cup o soup for almost two years. I took him to a chiropractor who does laser accupuncture. It's all computerized and quite amazing. He was eating everything within 2-3 months.
My worry and his is celiac disease. It is genetic and an auto-immune disease. I did call his GI specialist this past summer who assured me it wasn't celiac although he had never had the blood test for the antibody. I insisted on a script. Joe wasn't suffering any symptoms so I filed it away. He is getting a blood test this week. It is much better to find out early and nip this in the bud. Megan's was far advanced and had already destroyed her thyroid and she has osteoporosis in addition to continual vitamin deficiencies, which are improving slowly. The thyroid never will. The bone density seems to be returning slowly. Keeping my fingers crossed but if positive, we will deal with it. The treatment is wheat, rye, barley and oats out of the diet totally forever until a cure should ever be discovered. He never drank at all but started enjoying beer occasionally a few months ago. He can only take a sip of beer now and the nausea is bad. Beer is absolutely the biggest "no-no" for those with celiac because it is loaded with malt and hops.
Megan's doctors also suspect that my mother has celiac and not Crohn's disease. She is 87 and stubborn and absolutely refused to even consider a blood test.
Becky and I are both negative at this point in time although are told we need to be tested every two years, as this can pop up at any time for unknown reasons.
I'm off to pay my Sears bill...not much on it and darned if I didn't forget to pay it when I was at the mall this past week...ugh I think I'm just going to pay this off and be done with it. I'm slowly paying off all these little nuisance credit card bills that add up over the month.
By George, I think I got my entry made. Will wonders never cease? See, Mom, I'm learning to be patient.
Keep warm all of you in these frigid parts of the country. Think spring...lol....it is coming but not nearly soon enough for me. HUGS!