Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Two Busy Days

Errands finally finished.
As time is going by (rapidly) your favorite doctor of years has retired.
Moving you change doctors again
and finally you find the right one that sends you a letter that she
is no longer using your insurance.
So made a visit to  meet another one this morning
and it will not be the one.   Much has changed
and will not go into it at this time.
Will say that my past has been with doctors who knew me, my family
and they were friends - now it is - what's is your problem, your treated and that is it.

Restocked pantry, freezer and so good to arrive home.
Purchased a frozen
 bag containing, Sesame Chicken from P.F. Changs.
Do not know if this is local or nationwide.
A favorite eating place in Nashville.  I like Chinese food
but can only tolerate occasionally.

Quickly warmed my meal, stove top in large nonstick skillet.
Stated it was 2 servings
Cooked only 1/3 as I eat small portions and this was way too much.
Half way through cooking added some mushrooms and a side of rice that was on hand.
Looked so pretty in my plate
I took its picture.

Have tried much that is available at the grocery in the frozen section and like none of it.
In the past would keep something like this on hand for busy times that I did not feel like
cooking and finally stopped.
This Chinese dish was tasty and will see how my stomach tolerates it :) (stomach did not like
I add this several hours later : )

I eat very little bread, do not like from freezer, no longer bake my own,
but occasionally like a slice toasted with breakfast or toasted and topped with my
pimento cheese or special fruit jam.    My daughter Laurie reminded of Ezekiel bread and it came to
mind that I use to buy this bread, it is in the health food freezer section, so good, a hearty healthy bread.
Bought a loaf of the sprouted whole grain and enjoyed it so much yesterday morning.
When I want a slice can take it out of freezer and this will last me for months.
Miss the bread from the bakery in the big city, Tuscany bread and maybe soon I can
make a trip and have that available in freezer.

Spent a sleepless night and restless day or two
worrying about family in N.Y. and Washington
pertaining to weather
but all turned out well.
Also my chef granddaughter fell on ice
2 days ago
and fractured her elbow.
Lucky it was her left arm.
the special young woman that I share my
N.Y. times with
came by and told me her husband
will have open heart surgery next week :)

Wish I did not worry so about so much
 I have no control over.
On second thought
at this time
all I have control over
is - me.
Keeps me in constant prayer
and thankfulness..

but the wonderful Sun is shining...


Judy said...

Aren't we twins in our worry? Why do we when we know we can do nothing about circumstances in other's lives? I think we worry more about family and friends then we do about ourselves--which really, isn't all that bad. :-) I like Sweet and Sour chicken, but do not know if I like Sesame--probably not.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

oh yes, we are much alike.
this chicken, my stomach does not like :) will toss.

Rebecca said...

Thankful that in our small town we have a family doctor whom I trust, who takes time to listen and seems to make wise decisions re. treatment, etc. We are blessed.

Now when it comes to worrying, I can keep up with the "best"! And I seem to have plenty to worry about. I try to remember to pray - but seems like I worry first. I've got to reverse the order!

Tabor said...

My mother told me never to worry about something over which I had no power and could not change. You can worry if you have to make a speech or lose weight (or gain in your case) but do not worry about the lives of those you love. Send them cards, emails and love and then meditate. So sorry the ready made Chinese did not agree with you. You are good about watching what you eat. I also have a new doctor that I am still withholding judegment on.

Beverly said...

Worry is my middle name. I know I shouldn't, but, have yet to figure out how to be worry free, especially about my family.... Sorry about the PFChangs dish. I find the pictures so much more appetizing than the actual dish...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, thank you for your wise words and I know this but do not seem to put in action.
Beverly, we are much the same and thank you for commenting.
Rebecca, thank you.

Was deathly sick all night...

Pienosole said...

So sorry to hear you were very sick all night! Hope your stomach has settled and that you're able to soothe it with some herbal tea.
Take care. Sending healing wishes to you.

Val said...

Those meals usually have so much salt and sugar. Sometimes they taste so good, and then we "pay." I hope you're feeling better today. It *looked* lovely in your plate anyway. :)

Balisha said...

Good morning...again you made my mouth water.
Take care of yourself....It's so important at our age to let go of stress.
I love Ezekiel bread....hope you enjoy.
Right now, I am eating very small meals and wouldn't be able to eat Chinese....but I can dream of the day when I will.
Thanks for being such a special person to me.
Love, Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, bless your heart. To see your comment was such a blessing.
My weak stomach not doing good
this morning.
Please take care...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole and Val, thank you

Anvilcloud said...

What a sad medical situation! I can't imagine losing a doctor I like becauses/he doesn't affiliate with my insurance carrier.