Freezer Cooking January 2019 Part One

I was hoping when my mom was here that I could really stock the freezer for the next few months.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, but I was able to double some meals that I made so they could go in the freezer, and I also had one mini freezer cooking session where I made 3 […]

What We Ate the Week of January 13, 2019

I think I was on a Mexican kick this week, and by the end of the week, my family was complaining because I fed them too many beans.  Oops.  😉 This post contains affiliate links. Sunday Lunch–Cornbread Taco Bake (from MyFreezEasy) Dinner–Sloppy Joes, baked potato, baked cauliflower Monday Taco Lasagna, salad Tuesday Skinny Slow Cooker Meatball […]

Elevation by Stephen King: A Book Review

Stephen King seems to write two kinds of books–more realistic fiction like 11/22/63 and Misery, and science fiction books.  I tend not to like the science fiction books. This post contains affiliate links. Elevation seemed to be one of the more realistic books, so I was excited to read it, especially since there was a […]

My Goals for 2019 – Week 2 of 52

This week was a doozy!  First, I kept my chart, so I could visually see what I accomplished and what goals I wasn’t achieving.  I think keeping this chart will be essential to meeting my goals.  That’s the good news. The bad news is that this week my mom, I, and both of the girls […]

Picking Up 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life Again

In early November, I revamped my morning schedule significantly and started getting up at 4:30 in the morning because that was the best time to get things done. This post contains affiliate links. I was following Crystal Paine’s 4 Weeks to a More Productive Life, and I had great success with the morning routine, which was […]

What We Ate for the Week of January 6, 2019

We at a lot of good food this week, but three of the five of us were taken out for two days each by a weird little cold, so we didn’t often have all 5 of us at the table.  As a result, I didn’t get many pictures.  Here’s what we had: Sunday Lunch–Homemade Pizza […]

Stock Up Clearance Gluten Free Sale at Walmart

If you have a Walmart near you and you’re gluten free, you may want to check out their gluten free area.  I went yesterday afternoon and found many items on clearance! I found the following great deals: Van’s cereal $1 a box Enjoy Life Coco Loco bars .75 a box Enjoy Life chocolate chip cookies […]

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka: A Book Review

I didn’t find out until college that the U.S. government put Japanese-Americans in camps during World War II in the misguided interest of national security.  I’m still appalled that I took several high school history classes and never knew this. This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been reading World War II fiction, so When the Emperor […]

My Goals for 2019 – Week 1 of 52 (I’m Adding More Goals!)

This week I discovered something about myself.  If I don’t keep a careful eye on myself and my progress, goals that are not habits yet will simply fall by the wayside.  So, you’ll see I didn’t hit the goals that are new to me, like reading the Bible daily and using the Barton system.  Therefore, […]

My Health, Wellness, and Weight Loss Plan for 2019 – Chasing 141!

One of my seven goals for 2019 was to follow a Paleo diet, but I’ve decided to scratch that goal and make it more specific and realistic. In the last two years, I’ve gained a lot of weight.  In the past, I’ve had great success with the Paleo diet, but I’ll be honest, I don’t […]