Hi, my name is Brenda and I have blog envy. Okay, don't throw anything at me. You've had it, too. Who can read The Pioneer Woman's blog and not want to live that life for just a couple days... and have 10,000 comments! I can't tell you how many times I've read Ree's writing and felt better about the world. :)
Actually, I'm satisfied with my own humble journey but that is a fascination, isn't it? I truly believe one of the main reasons blogs are so popular is we get to push back a curtain and peek into the lives of other people.
That's also the reason I don't have any counter on the blog (I did add FEEDJIT as I'm fascinated to see how people visit here from all over the world!) For you see, true confession time, it would be so easy for me to look at numbers which would make me feel too good or not so good... and that would get in the way of why I'm here.
I had a very nice day with my "nursing student friend" from church picking me up for my doctor's appointment. They let her stay with me while my doctor's nurse read over all of my blood glucose readings and changed the amount I'm taking morning and evening. Then we stopped by Target for just a few much needed items and she treated me to lunch at Applebees! We both ordered Santa Fe salads... yum. What a treat!
That was followed by more time at my home. The poor thing has to spend ten more hours with me next week for her credit but I think both of us have been surprised at how much fun we've had together. I miss having a daughter around. :)
I had defrosted a pork loin roast and had it cooking in the Crock Pot all day. That gave me time to rest. I'm much better but today was tiring, most likely due to seasonal allergies more than getting over the flu. I had time to make pumpkin bars as a treat for the guys to have this evening. Christopher can take some to the bookstore tomorrow (to take the temptation of eating too many away from me).
I am still so far behind in e-mails! Hopefully I can get caught up soon. Just when I think I have computer time, it seems like something pops up that must be accomplished here at home. Now it is getting a lot of outside chores done before we have a freeze.
I just love the picture above. So far I don't think the guys have noticed the teddy bear or the Beanie Baby turkey in the kitchen. It's the only room in the house that is truly all mine and you can tell it with the yellow and red colors... and Beanie Baby turkeys. :)