Update on my Grandma – not the news we were wanting. She has stage 4 liver cancer. She has 6-8 weeks if left untreated and maybe 8-9 months with treatment. She’s going to go ahead and have a PET scan to decide if she wants to do chemo treatment to shrink the tumors. Keep those prayers coming.
I was so happy to have Jake home on Sunday night. We ate dinner together and then went to my Grandma’s house to spend some time with her. Funny story – she teased me because she’s on Percocet for pain and thought she saw a squirrel in her condo…I believed her! Turns out, there was no squirrel. She and Jake made fun of me for being gullible.
Excuse my wrinkly hands, ha, but my Grandma was showing us some of the jewelry she has saved over the years. This is my grandfather’s wedding ring. He passed away a few years ago, so it was nice to see this ring again.
My Mom cracks me up. I guess she thinks all of these smiley face emojis are bald man. Jake told me that offended him.
Do we need a bigger blender?
Does anyone else get really excited when their smoothie is the perfect consistency? I don’t usually measure out ingredients, so it’s kind of a crap-shoot on what we are going to get every morning. I just like to keep things exciting! ; ) I did end up measuring this one out, and it was perfect.
Here’s the recipe if you are interested.
This was the most perfect hard-boiled egg in all of history. I don’t know how it happened, and I guarantee I will never be able to do it again, but I am going to enjoy my eggs this week.
This lunch is the bomb. Life hack: add ground bison to your ground beef when making meatballs. HOLY. YUM. These have garlic powder, turmeric powder, & onion powder. Once I mixed everything together, I rolled them up & let them simmer in a tablespoon of olive oil & 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos for maybe 15 minutes! That’s it. So. Dang. Good. I put the meatballs over spaghetti squash, mushrooms, & spaghetti sauce.
I treat myself to one of these every day after lunch. I like them because they are sugarfree and have just the right amount of caffeine.
I got the news about my Grandma 30 minutes before I left work. I tried to distract myself so I wouldn’t cry, so I snacked on some carrots and try to knock out some work. I am going to try to be positive about this entire situation, but we are definitely all heartbroken.
My Grandma had some friends in town last night, so I went to dinner with my Mom and Dad just to spend some time together. I feel so bad for my Mom (and all of her siblings_. I can’t imagine losing her, so I have no idea what she is going through right now. It’s hard enough having your Grandma be sick, I can’t imagine what it would feel like to see your Mom be sick.
I hope everyone’s Tuesday is wonderful. Thank you so much for the kind messages texts and phone calls. They mean so much to us.