Monday, December 13, 2010

From Allan…cuz I make him smile…and…

It probably more like I make him scratch his head a zillion times already. It’s probably more like this Minnesota girl is a bit slow but she’ll get it. It’s probably more like, damn she’s not too slow, she’s finally getting her ducks in a row.

But thank you Allan for this award.

It’s a new week, time to get my ducks walking together in a row. Exercise this morning was good. Still haven’t found that magic potion so when I’m done I don’t feel so crappy. It took me 2 hours after working out to not feel like I’m going to toss my cookies. My sister suggested Power Aid for the electrolytes. I tried the 1/2 peanut butter sandwich on 45 calorie bread with a 1/2 glass of  1% milk. Then when done drank 12oz of OJ. Maybe I’m working out to hard but is that possible. I’m pushing myself but not to dying. Oh well, I’ll get it figured out.

And beings I did get to talk to my sister I should share with you how she is. She is home, home health care is coming in 3 times a week. She is weak and very sick. They took her gall bladder out which was diseased. They have done some testing on her liver and there is some form of cancer there but at the moment no one knows a whole bunch. Just that she’s home, getting stronger and trying to heal. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. When Cindy was down and out in the cities I copied out all your comments and love and shared them with her. It made my mama cry knowing others out there, that she haven’t a clue who you are, are willing to pray and support us. Thank you from the bottom of all my family’s hearts.

Oh, oh I have one more thing to share. Kim brought me back this from a thrift store she visits. Since pop-corn from a bag is bad I can now eat air popped pop-corn. The kids thought it was the greatest thing to watch. Did you know 5 cups of air popped pop-corn is just 100 calories and 6 grams of fiber. A bit high in the carbs at 24 grams. Thank you Kim.

December 105

Okay, enough for now. We made apple/banana muffins and am working on fresh whole wheat bread. Next Mike wants some cookies so better find something yummy for his tummy.

Take care my friends and have a blessed day today. It was –20 (wind-chill was –32) when I left to go work out this morning, now up to –8, the wind-chill is –13. Burr!!!


EmptyNester said...

So glad to read that your sister is home. Hope the cancer is one that is quickly and easily curable. Have you ever heard of the Gershon therapy? I researched and read when Hubs' mother was's very, very interesting.

Love popcorn! With butter...I mean, air popped! LOL Seriously, air popped is quite tasty!

Jane said...

Hi Julie,
I'm another "hardy" Minnesotan who is trying to keep warm and get through the holidays having lost a few pounds instead of gaining. I'm also doing Allan's SSDDDY challenge.

I'm sorry to hear about your sister, and hope all will be well with her. Take care...

Anonymous said...

I just love how happy you are!! You're awesome!

It's so good that Cindy is better and healing. :) Hooray for God who is watching over you guys. :)

I'm grabbing some popcorn off the screen for me.

Ron said...

Don't know how you do it.. Have you always lived there where its so darn cold!!!! it is 9 degrees here now and I hate it!