Just Another Day




Writing Prompt: Our days our organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?





Everything in my life except for doctors appointments are based on how I feel that day. On a day like today, where I have very few spoons, I woke up exhausted, and I stayed in bed all day long. I did get up this morning to feed my cat, and shift her cat liter and take it to the trash…. that seemed like it took whatever reserve energy I had. And it’s frustrating because it was a relatively nice day out (for a Chicago winter day)  and I would have liked to have gone out and walked… but the idea of even walking the way I feel would more than likely end up with my calling my brother to help me home.

Now every night before I go to bed I have a “schedule of the things that I want to do… for example when I went to bed last night… I had my meals all planned, I was gonna go workout… come home, do some journaling, maybe catch up on some Dramas on Hulu… get ready for my procedure tomorrow.. I good solid plan, that would have kept me busy all day…. so far I’ve done…. the journaling…. I haven’t eaten  anything except for a ton of water (no appetite), I need to get myself together for my procedure tomorrow and hope that I’ll be able to function afterwards…

So the plan is to go to bed early tonight, I have a new plan…hopefully I’ll have enough spoons to get through.

  1. Feed The cat
  2. Clean the Liter Box
  3. Go to the Doctor/Procedure
  4. Lunch
  5. Regional Science Fair to Support my cousin
  6. Pick up Mom from work
  7. Family Dinner
  8. Write of Tomorrow’s Blog Post
  9. Sleep

Then of course there is the backup plan if things are really bad

  1. Feed The cat
  2. Clean the Liter Box
  3. Go to the Doctor/Procedure
  4. Go home and Sleep

I swear it seems like every single day is an adventure (one that I honestly don’t want to take) …. I wish I had a typical day … it would make my life so much easier. But everyday I decide to have a full day… and somedays I have them,I accomplish everything on my list, I go outside, get dressed, and am social with other people….I look forward to those days….


Until Next Time,

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Writing Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?





There are three that come to mind. And all of them come from movies…



The first one is “Eat The Cake Anna Mae”. Here’s the thing I’m the kick of person who considers herself a tad adventurous, over the years I’m encompassed the motto, I’ll try anything once ….but that’s only for food, my mother isn’t the same… she like what she likes and she’s not gonna go any further than that…. new food is like a stranger to her, she doesn’t trust it, and she need a good recommendation for at least 3 people she trusts before she tries it. Case in point… Yesterday we were at World Market and I purchased Red Bean Mochi, which I got because I thought the taste would be a bit more familiar to her than Taro. Now when we were in the store she actually asked to try them…. then she asked again when we got back to her house…. she tried it… and spit it out…. more than likely it was the texture, it can be a bit off putting your first time. I asked her to try it again…. and refused… I asked a bit more strongly…. I picked up the Mochi and said, “Eat The Cake Anna Mae” ,she refused again…. Fine, you wasted a perfectly good Mochi! More for me!!!!


The second one is , “He Don’t Eat No Meat?!…..That’s okay, we’ll have Lamb”. I quote this movie every single day, and I’m beyond excited that there is a sequel coming out soon…

I am not a vegetarian, but I don’t eat a lot of meat, ever since my liver transplant it seems like my stomach has a had time processing meat, so I don’t eat it that often….usually around the holidays my mom will call my brother and ask my brother and I if there is anything special we would like to have. I’m usually, “Whatever you make is fine” because if there is something that I don’t like I simply won’t eat it… I usually eat the sides anyway… or things that don’t have meat in them. This year I was craving lasagna (my mom only makes it around Christmas time) and my brother always asks for it…. so this year I requested a meat-less version…. if you read the above paragraph then you know not only was the request shocking, I think it nearly friend her brain….. needless to say we had lasagna with meat in it….. but in my mother defense you did what she felt was a compromise and used Italian sausage instead….. riiiiigggghhhhhtttt.



One the rare occasion that I’m out shopping (I prefer online… because I find looking for clothes both frustrating and tiring) and I find something that I like, but after closer inspection it’s not what I thought it was I will usually say, “It’s not even real leather!” Which in my world means, Why the hell am I gonna pay all this money for this crap…..

See really you can use a quote in everyday life……and just add them into everyday conversation and most people won’t even know the y came from movies


Until Next Time,

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What I Ate Wednesday: I Had a Few Indulgences




So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…I always want WIAW to be an accurate account of what I am eating. Not everyday I eat completely healthy, but more often than not I make healthy choices.

As always my Weight Watchers Points into the fold.




I knew that today was going to be a busy day so I got all my favorites together and made a scramble” filled with protein from the egg whites and the lean ham. Every thing was measured before it was cooked and I was surprised by how much there was. The point was to fill up on breakfast and so that I wouldn’t over indulge since I knew that I was going out for lunch. 3 Smart Points and all that food, Seriously I think I did pretty good..


CollagelunchSee the thing is I have a problem, a serious problem and it’s called macaroni and cheese, and I have said this many times, to many people but I don’t think there is a such thing as bad macaroni… it doesn’t exist, and so I eat it despite the fact that I know it’s going to be a crap ton of points (which is why I don’t eat it that often, but when I do I enjoy it…. And since I knew a lot of my points were going to be devoted to the Mac and Cheese I pilled on the veggies, and had a 0 point salad, and since I didn’t want to add a lot of points with the dressing I added about 1/4 cup of cottage cheese. Then I saw they had collard greens too…. those weren’t so great but I ate them anyway. Plus there was a diet coke thrown in there for shits and giggles.. Total Damage: 11 Smart Points.


I was supposed to be done with food for the day… but someone went out and go chicken, then I decided that I wanted a sundae….. this didn’t end well, but in all honesty I was hungry…. and I guess if I needed to I go delve into those “Anytime Points” And as you can tell these are stock photos…. well that’s because I totally forgot to take pictures, I was busy feeding my face. Damage: 24 Smart Points (and totally not worth it)



So totally Points consumed today: 38. Which means I deducted 4 points from my Anytime Points “bank”



I think the only thing that saved me today was that I was fairly active, I did a lot of walking over 10,000 steps, and I spent a lot of time that morning cleaning my house, laundry, mopping,sweeping… hell I did it all…. but my general coloric intake these days are around 13,000 calories, so overall I didn’t do too bad, and this is not a typical day for me food wise, so indulging once in a while is okay.






I had a lot of salty food today, and for some reason I drink the majority of my water in the evenings…






And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday Sunday; be sure to follow me MyFitnessPal or of you are doing Weight Watchers  or FitBit friend me there as well I’m TRJENKINS77



Until Next Time,

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Writing Prompt: What Bores You?




I am naturally a person who get’s bored easily… actually I’m not sure if it’s boredom or that fact that over the years I have conditioned myself to do more than one thing at the time, as I write this I’m playing Song Pop on my cell phone, Watching Full House: Take  2 (which is a play on words since the pop group in the series is called “Take One”… anyway) on my Kindle and writing this post and so far I’m doing pretty good at it. So the idea of sitting down and watching television bores me, I NEED to be able to do something else, even if it’s to look at my phone occasionally, just to see the latest passive –aggressive Facebook message that has show up on my wall.


Something that I have noticed…. particularly since restarting Prednisone that my patience is a little bit “thinner” than it was before and I tend to me more moody than I was before (all documented side-effects) and if people bore me, I will either zone them out… seriously I’m not sure how I do it, but it’s like I’m listening to them under water…. I only listen for key words and my name, which I know… if not a good thing. I have found myself having conversations with people I generally like, but either the conversation is getting to long, or I want to talk about something else…. I start to zone out and have to pull myself back in.

I know this is a bad habit and I might seriously miss out on something that I need to hear. So as apart of my “resolution” of trying new things and being more understanding I am learning more patience with people and hopefully they won’t bore more…. cause let’s me real I not the life of the party everyday (and nor do I want to be) why do I feel like people should be that way with me?

Wait, did I even answer this question? I don’t know I’m a little bored….. oh well



Until Next Time,

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