Monday, February 19, 2018

New Year, New Direction

Good Sunday Morning!  It's been a while since I have spent any time on this blog.  Life has been good, crazy and overall just really busy.  I know people will say you spend time on the things that are important.  As true as some think that is, I don't.  I don't spend most of my time doing things I completely enjoy.  Most days are a race against time.  Trying to fit it all in.  Being a good mom, an attentive wife, the house CEO and most time consuming managing Evelyn's Type 1 diabetes.  
I am thankful to have already been a stay at home mom when she was diagnosed because I am not sure how we as family would be able to do it without me being at home.  It is a full time job with no breaks.  Day and night I am her pancreas.  
As I started to get ideas together for blog posts I realize that I should be sharing more of what Type 1 is like for Evelyn and as her care taker.  It is what I spend my "free time" doing.  Researching, recipe testing, documenting and attempting to make life for her as easy and normal as possible.  
So get ready.  I am taking this blog in new direction.  I will still be sharing recipes, and meal planning which is really what I like to do but, I will also be discussing more about Evelyn and her ongoing care.  
More to come!  

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly meal planning in full effect this Sunday.  I have already meal planned and grocery shopped.  I am spending this afternoon getting organized and doing some prep to make the week easier.

Monday- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (chicken and rice for the kids) ceasar Salad
Tuesday- Turkey Tacos with black beans and quinoa (taco bowl for me with lettuce, tomato and avocado)
Wednesday- Veggie Stir Fry with rice and quinoa
Thursday- Left overs
Friday- Homemade pizza

Seriously this theme days plan has made my life so much easier.  We are still getting lots of variety and I am streamlining planning.  I am hopeful that when summer comes we can do lots of grilling and make extra each night so we can cook less and eat more left overs.

What are you guys having this week??

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Life's about more

Just a thought I had.  Ed Sheeran has a new song out right now called, "What do I know"  If you haven't heard it yet, check it out on You Tube.  It is one of those songs that just makes you think, reevaluate how you take on life.

In one particular part he says

Just remember life is more than fitting' in your jeans
It's love and understanding, positivity

It hits close to home for me. I think so much about working out, what I am eating and feeling bad when I am having one of those days when things just don't fit the way I want them to.  And when I am having those days I know it changes my attitude and my focus for the day.
But positivity is the way to go.  Love and understanding for others and for ourselves.  Especially for our kids, for Evelyn in particular.  Life is tough, full of things we don't want to do but staying positive will always make it better.