Thursday, December 17, 2015

It's First Frost Day!!

For most of you in the states, you are either knee deep fall, or enjoying an early winter. In Texas, we have two seasons.  Summer and winter.  Summer lasts from March through November and winter...glorious cold weather lasts December-February. 

Today is what I'd call our first day of winter.  First Frost Day.  It's the day that when you wake up in the morning, you feel the chill in your bones.  You go outside and see the overnight ice on everyone's windshields.  The fields are covered in mist.  The mist hangs ever so gently over the water. And you need to turn your heater on in the car because your legs won't stop shaking.

Clearly, it's my favorite time of the year.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

Jenn Jenn Bo Ben

Monday, July 6, 2015

Taking the good with the bad...

The Bad

My checking account has seen a lot more doctor's entries lately.

I've not been feeling so hot lately and we're trying to figure out the reason.  For sure item # one is


I hate typing that even now.  I feel ridiculously to young to even be even in the same category as people with arthritis.  But really.. years of not taking care of myself is the culprit.

For sure item # two is


I'm just going to blame this on my inability to sleep all my life. On a serious not though... I've NEVER slept as much I have been doing the past 6 months.  I'm not sure why my body is turning against me, but we are delving into some more scary reasonings including


If this is the cause... I'm going to be hating life. I've been pricked and drained of blood so many times now I am surprised I'm not dead. I'll keep posting my "diary" of progress.  It's a bit cathartic to get it out of my system and hopefully share some talking points on my discoveries.

The Good

This weekend though, I had extraordinary energy and only took one nap midday all weekend.  Yes... this is a feat. :)

The cats have a newly redesigned room that Jasmine can also use for artwork. We cooked, we cleaned, I nearly felt like my old self.

Things that Fizzle and I tried this weekend (of course via Pinterest):

Caramel Pull Aparts

Chicken Spaghetti

Chocolate Syrup & Caramel Syrup

Chocolate Mug Cake (I actually took pics of this one)