Letter-c Day 33

I did indeed sleep last night as I had hoped. The c-word weighs heavily on a person as I’ve indicated. Yesterday, finally feeling like the doctors and I were on the same page was like having a weight taken off my shoulders. Even my hubby commented how well he slept last night. We both needed reassurance that we’re all on the same page. Now, let’s kick this damn cancer’s ass.

Pam will be pleased I picked up the ingredients for two of the recipes in the cookbook she sent me. On the menu for this week is basil broccoli, stir-fried bok choy with shiitake mushrooms and kale, green apple and pineapple smoothies. Vic is going to swear I’m trying to kill with veggies. What a way to go 🙂

I’ve completed half of the front band on the shirt I’m crocheting with the cotton yarn. I’m liking the feel of the yarn. I’ll probably do more down the road with this brand. I’m curious what other crocheter’s think of Lion’s Brand Mercerized Cotton Yarn. 24/7 cotton is on the label. The color I’m doing the band is rose and the body section will be magenta. I’m going to do the sleeves in rose as well. I have pink jeans that I think will look awesome together once I finish.


I wrote my blog entry but didn’t have the energy to work on my vignette so that is definitely on today’s agenda. Two instead of one, if I’m lucky.  I know Tuesday night is a designated writing time with my writing friends on zoom so I can easily do one then. There’s something to be said seeing others writing at the same time.  It’s truly motivating.

We did the weekly trip to the grocery and tonight’s dinner is just a turkey wrap with fresh picked lettuce and basil from my garden and left over grilled cauliflower, so I can focus on my writing. Woohoo!

Dinner came out awesome yesterday. I turned the head of the cauliflower side ways and cut it into one inch slices. I used a pastry bush and coated it with olive oil then seasoned it will fresh chopped garlic, oregano, basil, and coarsely ground black pepper and then grilled it until it was fork tender but not mushy. I like it sprinkled with small traces of sharp cheese. Yummy!

Yesterday, I did learn something that you may not be aware. I know I wasn’t.  Prilosec is the most effective one hour before a meal. My doctor had written me a script for a higher dosage than on the shelf and I was taking it one hour before bedtime because of the reflux. Come to find out it works more efficiently taking it before the dinner meal or the largest meal. I tried it yesterday and I didn’t have the awful bile backwash that I was experiencing when I laid down. I had a little sensation like heartburn but nothing as painful as the reflux followed by vomiting. Nor did the doctor think to tell me it was the most effective way of taking it. He apologized and said, he thought pharmacists typically do so it didn’t cross his mind. Well, another lesson learned. Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks.

This girl needs to keep her writing fingers busy, I’ve got vignettes to write. Truth to be told. Courage to be shared. This foundation feels strong today  Or as a friend of mine Kare Enga said, “I’m the captain of my ship.” Full steam ahead then. So on that note I’m going with Dylan today. Forever Young.


“May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the light surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.”~ Writer(s): Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar


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