The movie, “While You Were Sleeping” begins with Sandra Bullock’s voice narrating over pictorial vignettes from her life as a child. She opens with the following lines as she recounts memories of her childhood. “First, I remember being with my dad. He would get these far-off looks in his eye, and he would say, ‘Life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan.’ I just wish I realized at the time he was talking about MY life.”
We’ve all been there, right? We’ve all found ourselves in situations where our lives were not turning out the way we’d planned. That’s where I am right now.
I got sick a few weeks ago–quite sick. Four doctors worth of sick. That’s why there haven’t been any posts since October 15.
I’d tell you about the illness, but really…this isn’t a good forum for talking about it. I have another blog, a personal blog, that would be a better forum for discussing such matters. I’ve kept the blog private for 7 or 8 years, but now see the need to open it publicly. It’s not quite ready yet to open, but it will be open in the near future.
In the meantime, I am getting better bit by bit. I can’t believe that all of my remaining October blog plans came to naught and my November plans are already being impinged upon. It makes me sad.
I cooked tonight for the first time in several weeks. It was a super simple meal of pancakes and a couple of pieces of bacon. Now the house smells like cooked bacon.
Have you ever noticed that bacon cooking makes a house smell wonderful, but cooked bacon just makes a house smell like old grease? I smell like old bacon grease now, too. yay.
Anyway, I want to post something this week. Realistically, it won’t happen until towards the end of the week. It will probably be something with quinoa. Don’t get your knickers in a twist about a post on quinoa. Would you believe that it is pretty much the only food I have wanted to eat for about three weeks? Quinoa. Who knew? I actually craved this quinoa salad the whole time I’ve been sick. Why? What is there about this salad that my body has needed? It’s not like I am a super intensely focused healthy eater. I generally eat a fairly balanced diet–lots of fruits and veggies, lowish fat, no problems with dairy and love all things bread, light on the meat. But the quinoa craving has been really interesting.
Oh well. Wish me luck on the healing front. I’ll be back. I think I need to go power wash myself to get the smell of bacon grease off of me. ~Terri
Hey, I just thought of something–if anyone is interested, leave me messages in the comment section telling what great things are going on in your lives. You really need to understand that when I say ‘great things’, I mean that even if you say “all I did today was take the garbage can to the curb”, I consider that GREAT! Just think–you had the ability to get outside and move a garbage can!!!!!! Do you know what that means to someone who is not well enough for even that mundane task? I’d LOVE to hear what other people are doing. YAY YOU!!!!!!!