Showing posts from January, 2019

January 30th

Today my son turns 16 - where did the time go? He's a good kid, and a Gentleman and a Scholar (as my Grandad used to say). Happy Birthday, kiddo... (I won't embarrass him by posting a photo-just picture a really awesome kid) Bring us a Penguins win! Ricky is the guy in the middle - always all smiles and jokes And because today is my son's birthday, it is impossible to forget another birthday. Our good friend (who we lost in July 2017). Today is also his birthday. So many good memories. Ironically today on Twitter is #BellLetsTalk day. Ricky's birthday is a good time to remind folks that you are never alone. There is always someone listening. It's also a good time to say that just because I'm super sad and missing Ricky doesn't mean I am not over the moon that my son is growing up, and that our family is healthy. Yes, I'm still struggling with some things, but I can't dwell on the sad stuff. One thing I have learned through Burton Nutr

Hello from the land of the germs...

Lordy, these germs are powerful!! Today is a week since I started feeling sick, and I am slightly (only slightly) feeling better, but I actually feel human today, which in itself is something to cheer about. (But I won't be cheering because that will bring on a coughing fit of massive proportions - trust me.) I am not quite well enough to have any desire to be in the kitchen cooking, or running up and down the stairs to do laundry, however I just might have to. While last week I was able to instruct my teenager to do a load of laundry, empty and load the dishwasher, and sit back and watch while Mr. G took care of all the meals, this week is a different story. Now both of my guys are getting sick too. (And, yes, I have been doing my womanly duty of nagging them both to take their vitamins in addition to Vitamin C - because if the roles were reversed, I would be mainlining vitamin C!!) And I am happy to report that since I've had no appetite, I am back to my pre-holiday wei

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a great New Years. Did you celebrate it in style? I did, if you call relaxing on the couch in sweats, watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve, and getting in some writing. Oh, and coughing. And sneezing. But Mr. G did make our signature "Gatto" Italian Hoagies. Yum. Yep, sick and in style...that was me. LOL. So, I start my 2019 miserable. I hate being sick. Funny thing, I hadn't caught a cold in almost a year. I contribute that to my new healthy eating, and the supplements I take. BUT, between Christmas and New Years, I was enjoying way too many cookies and bread. (and I don't think I went near a veggie except for our "Second" Christmas, where I brought a veggie tray - mainly so I could eat them vs cookies.) Today I'm going back on my health journey, and I have a bottle of vitamin C on it's way to me courtesy Amazon, but won't be here until tomorrow. (When will they start delivering same