Friday, October 29, 2010

Repost: How to Cope With a Chronic Illness With No Health Insurance

Originally posted on November 17, 2009

I'm a fan of Survival Insight website and decided to send them a question, "For those of us that have chronic illnesses and no insurance could you please advise inexpensive health care and prescription tips?" ...Rona.

Their response, is a helpful article that many, with chronic illness, need to read!

One suggestion is utilizing free or reduced rate health clinics. I currently go to a sliding scale health clinic, offered through the Nevada Health Centers. My office visit is $25. In comparison to paying $100 for a doctor's visit this is a huge savings!

For more information just click here to read the article.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What's Your Favorite Breakfast?


Dutch Baby fresh from the oven

Did I ever share with you that I met my husband in a little restaurant called Friendly's. That place has fond memories for me.

This was alos my training ground for creating omelets, poached eggs, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, hash browns and lots of toast.

I also learned what over easy, over medium and over hard meant.

I've carried this skills over to making my all time favorite breakfast for my family.

What's my favorite breakfast? Turkey Bacon - crisp, homemade pancakes, sugar free syrup and hot coffee- extra cream no sugar.
Now it's your turn.

Our Two Teens - Marcus and Kiana



I was finally able to get the Marcus and Kiana to stand still for one quick picture. Then they were off to fun havoc in the streets of Las Vegas!

ps they're going clothing shopping at the various local thrift shops

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How to Love the Job You Have - WebMD

I'm sure I'm not alone in this one. There are those days I just hate my job! And these days people will usually keep that to themselves.

One is told that you are blessed, suck it up, just deal with it. Sometimes that's not enough.

For me, I like to workout during my 3 hour break. It definitely improves my mood to deal with the 2nd shift.

I also have cute things on my desk like stress balls, humorous greeting cards and personal items that my family has given me to help lift the mood.

Click here to read WebMD's article for many more helpful tips!

Would You Attend a Baby Shower That Requires a Dress Code?


This week's Real Housewives of Atlanta had Phaedra requiring hat and gloves for invitees to her baby shower.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Choosing a Traditional Homemaker Role - My Experience

Today's inspiration for this post came from A Soft Place to Land.

When I suffered a career ending work related injury in 2003 I had no idea of what was next for me. I spent 2 years in rehab just trying to learn how to walk without a cane and lower my pain level to "liveable".

After rehab I was left with a settlement check and the words disabled stamped on my head. I was devastated but I figured I could give staying home a try.

I'll never forget Charles' words, "You're used to be busy, going somewhere everyday, you're going to be bored." The words came back to haunt him.

I read books on keeping house, turned to Martha Stewart for guidance and never looked back. I discovered that I enjoyed housework, managing the family finances and taking care of our family.

As far as being busy I had Marcus' school, sports and extra curricular activites to keep scheduled. That meant I was also in the car driving him around everyday. I did find some me time to volunteer, attend book clubs, bible studies and homeschool support groups. Our marriage even improved. We actually had date nights~heading to Coffee Bean for a game of Yahteez or to a local event.

It truly was a blessed time. Especially when you see our now 18 year old son talk about our adventures with a smile on his face!

Menu Plan Monday - October 25, 2010

Kiana, our teen, had her first job interview on Saturday at Payless Shoes. They loved her so much that they asked her back for a second job interview. Payless Shoes is following up with a phone interview today.

For the last two Sundays I've been attending Marriage Works webinars. Kevin and Cetelia Bullard, Christian couple offer support to marriage support through webinars, ebooks and counseling. And if you Facebook just type in Marriage Works! I highly recommend them.

Charles is starting at Uhaul today. It's a part time position but there's been discussion of a full time Assistant Manager position. We continue to pray that the Heavenly Father will continue to guide my husband.

Now onto this week's menu. Thank you to Organizing Junkie for hosting this weekly linky party!

Pot Roast, Collard Greens, Mashed Potatoes

Turkey Sauce with Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti

Shredded Pork Tacos, Black Beans

Homemade Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Leftovers

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