Thursday, October 20, 2016

Recently I Suffered A Bad Fall

It happened in this order. I was heating up the baby's bottle when I felt a bit weird. Next, I was on the kitchen floor. My husband, son and daughter-in-law said they heard 2 thuds. That would explain the pain I have in my neck, head and back!

My current morning routine is trying to walk, loosen up, endure the muscle spasms and additional pain from the fall. An emotional, physical task.

Out came the heating pad and TENS unit. I take a hot shower in the afternoon and before bed to help with the swelling.

If I'm lucky, I'm still awake when my husband comes home. He will give me a much needed soft shoulder and back massage.

Sleeping has been an issue but now it's worst.

During the day, simple tasks are difficult because I'm wicked uncomfortable! Thank goodness the kids have moved in. They've been a great help.

Being a long time chronic pain sufferer, I know that this is a process. My pain will continue to get worst before it gets better. I just have to keep moving forward and ride it out!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Connections Academy: Field Trip to CSN Planetarium

Recently our son's family attended a school field trip to CSN Planetarium, in Las Vegas. Our granddaughter was able to ask questions from the speaker and check out a few displays.

For our son, it reminded him of his school days.

Looks like everyone had a great time!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

#WhatsForDinner Blue Cheese, Smoked Almond, and Chive-Crusted Pork Chop, Honey-Roasted Carrots

I'm in love with roasted carrots! They're sweet, tender and the color is vibrant. Just the vegetable you want on your plant this autumn!

Hubby enjoyed the Blue Cheese, Smoked Almond Chive Crusted Pork Chops. Let's face it, pork chops can be so boring. Now that I have this recipe from Home Chef, meal subscription box, there will be no more boring pork chops in this house!

Got A Cold? Order Me A Large Wor Wonton Soup Please

I knew one of these days that all of those hugs and kisses from Gaia would bet me yet! This week, I've been fighting a terrible cold. Appetite has been almost no existent.

Since I'm tired of eating crackers I decided to order a large container of Wor Wonton Soup from our favorite Chinese restaurant.

This hot delicious never fails. I managed to eat 2 small bowls today!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Just Call Me A Witch

I was at CVS recently stocking up on makeup foundation when I saw this cute witch headband. Seems like the grandkids and the hubby like it! Me too!

Connections Academy: Fall Leaves Man Art Project

Our granddaughter and I always enjoy the live lessons. Especially the art projects!

Today, the kids needed to make an fall theme project out of nature. Since we don't have fall foliage in Las Vegas, I purchased a bag of leaves at the Dollar Store.

The eyes and pom poms were also bought at Dollar Tree. I love that it doesn't cost much to keep our craft supplies stocked!

I think Nevaeh's Fall Leaves Man project turned out great!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#WhatsForDinner Sunday Supper Pot Roast Steak, Roasted Peas, Carrots and Mashed Potatoes

I love it when we receive a meal subscription box in the house. There's no wondering about, "What's for dinner". No need to head out for missing ingredients. The service is convenient. We also learn new cooking techniques.

My hubby gave this meal 5 stars! Sunday Supper Pot Roast Steak, Roasted Peas, Carrots, Mashed Potatoes. Recipe and fresh ingredients purchased from Home Chef.

Connections Academy: School Picture Day

We had a great time at the Southern Nevada school picture day!

Connections Academy and Life Touch Studios reserved a space at Cashman Center, Las Vegas.

The event was organized and ran smoothly. Kids and families from several cities showed up to have their photos taken. There was even an opportunity to purchase student IDs for a nominal fee.

We even managed to pick up some free Connections Academy T-shirts for our son, his wife and our granddaughter.

New Season Means New Wig!

This fall, I decided to go with bangs, straight hair, black/dark auburn highlights with this new wig.

This is a total departure from my waves, loose curls wigs. And I really like it!

Dollar Tree To The Rescue! #SchoolSupplies

Halloween: Thank You Big Lots and Dollar Tree For Keeping Me On Budget

I decided to give our classroom some Halloween love. With free printables, items from Big Lots and Dollar Tree, I call this room finished! It's ready for Halloween!