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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Two Days in a Row!

I awoke too early with too little sleep, but I felt great! It has been so long since I felt so well that I am reveling in the feeling.

Exbf came today. Since he has such a difficult time getting up and down the steps and has to walk with a cane, I try to make it easier for him. Instead of him coming in and then waiting for me to get ready, I get ready and he calls me when he arrives.

Today, we made a stop to pick up some documentation. The person to give it to at the next stop was not there, so I have to go back Friday. Walmart was a stop for milk. My doctor was not in today. Hopefully, every bit of the uti is gone. I canceled my appoint with eye doctor. When we went by the sewing shop, it will be closed for two weeks. My scissors need sharpening! I was busy busy busy not getting much done. We just got home earlier.

I had to lie down before I made lunch. So, I worked then, too. I made appointments while resting my back. Tomorrow, I will tell you how I am lowering my communications costs while lying down today.

Lunch was chicken on a bun with salad greens. I forgot the tomatoes. Then, he took a nap. I had to sit up, so that made my back hurt. I forgot to give him grapes! When I am in blinding pain, forgetting happens.

Dinner was easy peasy. I lined a casserole with foil, sliced zucchini and yellow squash, poured on olive oil, and ground herbs over that. I forgot the onion and garlic, but I was hurting so much. The grape tomatoes from lunch could have gone in, too. I put the casserole in the oven while it was preheating to 400 degrees. Then, I turned on the broiler for a few minutes and sliced chicken into the casserole of veggies. On the top when it was on his plate, I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on top. He said next time I could leave that off. This was the first time these things had been cooked together.

When I wad up the foil, the dishes will be done. Hey, that is a good feeling, knowing there are no pots and pans to wash.

I forgot to put the already-cooked carrots in the casserole. Still, he enjoyed it and took the tomatoes and carrots home.

Today, I was still hurting from yesterday's activities as I did not get enough sleep last night. My joints, skin, muscles, and flesh hurts. He rubbed my back and arms. It is like a miracle how the pain subsides.

At 6:30 pm, my body feels better than it did this morning. That's a good way to end the day. And, for the second day in a row--I do not feel ill! The day was mild and beautiful. Still, I needed the ac last night and today.

Your turn
Do you have fibromyalgia and PAIN? Or back pain? Who has a repertoire of one-dish meals that are so easy? What is your favorite one-dish meal? I would prefer spaghetti. Do still use the ac here at the end of October?


  1. AC....when we lived in Texas, as a displaced Yankee, I had the a.c. running through November, but cannot ever remember running the heat. Favorite one dish meal? My kids,(save one) love tuna casserole. So much mommmy judgement on that, as it uses TWO CANS of of "cream of" soup.

  2. Meg,
    I understand about the ac and heat. I won't be running heat for a looong time. My kids hated tuna casserole. I think it was the way I made it. Maybe you could make it cheaper and healthier by finding one of the fake "cream of" for one of the cans of soup. Do you have your recipe on your blog?

  3. I hope your body decides to stay on the upswing. You have been through too much already.
    We have the heat on and we won't be kicking the ac on until June. So sad.

    1. Sonya Ann,
      from your mouth to God's ears!

      Exbf got two throws yesterday to sit in a chair not even near the ac. He says it was cold in here, but he is cold-natured. It was stuffy and I could not breathe.

  4. We are still using the AC. The heat and humidity in Fl demands it. I love Spaghetti Casserole. And I use foil to line the pan to avoid doing dishes.
    My current pain is related to knee replacement surgery. Ouch. It is getting better. Slowly.... lol.

    1. Lisa,
      I need to make spaghetti casserole. However, since I quit using pasta, I just throw in sliced zucchini. Usually, I just use the Corningware casserole without foil. However, I had burned something on and am still trying to get the burn off.

      I need to have back surgery and both knees have torn meniscus...sigh. How long has it been since surgery. Exbf needs both hips and both knees replaced. I hope yours heals quickly.

  5. Linda this the best part about cooking ahead, like you do. I cook my one dish meals in the toaster oven with foil. My husband could live on vegetables but I like meat.

    1. carol,
      I thought I wanted a toaster oven, but I have about talked myself out of it. Maybe not. Cooking ahead makes life easy, so easy. Now, I need to see if there is cooked or uncooked chicken breasts in the freezer. Maybe I will cook ground pork. I can live on vegetables only so long, then I get a strong hankering for meat. I just try not to eat too much meat and mostly chicken.

  6. My favorite one-dish meal is 'tuna hemingway' which consists of a box of Kraft M&C and add things to it, mostly tinned bits like tuna or mushrooms or diced jalapeños.


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