My Daily Battle

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I’ve been in quite the Battle the past few weeks.  My pain levels have limited my ability to complete most tasks that I do in my Daily Life.  It has been quite a while since my pain has been so debilitating.  I live with pain on a daily basis yet it is rare that I have pain so debilitating.  Most of my trigger points have been activated and causing sore muscles and joints.  It is rare for me to not be able to do my walks or to do them with my joints and my muscles in my legs bothering me so much.  I always love my walks and the past couple of weeks I haven’t been able to complete them in a way that I normally do.

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The issue with this when it happens day after day after day it is a struggle to keep yourself emotionally and mentally fit.  My body gets so tired and worn out from the pain.  At the two week point it is so hard to not just mentally and emotionally give in.  I did give in for a short period of time a good cry and a bit of yelling at the wall, then I had to get back to the battle.  The battle itself gets overwhelming.

Im feeling a bit better today.  Trying not to overdo myself. With God in my life I have had some joy through the pain.  I just try to remember how much He loves me.  I know it is ironic.  Why do I, or would I love and be loved by a God who has made me so sick?  I don’t completely know why God has given me or others this sort of affliction.  Yet what I do know is when I walk in His Love and Grace.  I also realize that He loves me more than love was created to be.  Knowing all of that brings me joy and helps me to want to keep fighting this dreaded Fibromyalgia.  I strive to walk in His light.   Like any soldier who is in battle like this we do wane in our mental and emotional state.

I am working as hard as I can to hang in there and do what is necessary in my life.  It is the only way I will survive this life.  Others have worse so I also do try to be grateful every day that God has spared me of so much worse things In this life.

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The Journey Doesn’t Have To Taste Bad

Chicken Bone Broth

I have rebloged another one of “No Milk Today” recipes. I think she has awesome ideas and her recipes are amazing.

This is certainly a basic need if you are trying to have an organic or have any food intolerances like me.

This can be a base for soups or many casseroles. It is so much more healthy they the processed kind.
Thanks Kati, for the amazing recipe!!

No Milk Today

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Ingredients

  • bones, wings and necks from 2-3 organic or free range chickens,
  • unrefined sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar (or juice of half a lemon)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 3 stalks of celery

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Tuesday’s Treasures

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I was thinking since Valentines Day just passed I would focus todays Tuesday’s Treasures on things of Love….

Sit back relax and enjoy.  Hopefully some will bring a smile to your face and maybe some not so much.  Hope you enjoy!

This is a cute poem written by Namaste the link to this poem on her blog is:  https://ajournalnotadiary.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/happy-belated-valentines-day/

Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

when you’re on your way home, 

my joy has no bounds. 

you arrive at my doorstep, and

i’m graced with your intoxicating smell

embracing my eager self. 

my brown eyes gleam,

when they meet your warm ones.

our lips collide,

and the fuzziness inside of me

unknowingly makes me smile. 

i savour your cheesiness

and presence, as we meet

seldom once, sometimes twice,

a month.

on 14th february, 2015

i declare my love for you,

as do many other everyday;

i love you, pizza.  

ps : i suggest you read the “poem” once more now that you know who i’m talking about hahahahah

Here is a working link to the next Blogger who I did share some thoughts of theirs last week.  Here are some more for this week:  Journey Into Me https://claudettechevrier.wordpress.com/

“Anything worth having requires care and attention”.

“Your heart holds your true beauty”.

“You are the only one who can improve your life. Be your own Hero”.

“How many of us forget to tell the people in our lives that we care and appreciate them”?

“Many hearts get broken because we get attached too fast, only to find out later we have very little in common”.

“Instead of admiring the package, love everything that is inside”.

I sure do love Claudette’s sayings.  Some Resonate some do not.  If you have a few minutes or so go check out her Blog.  What you find there will be totally worth your while.

I really hope that your week just continues to get better and better and that you will be blessed and continue to be reminded of love.  The ones that you love and love you back.  Make sure they know how you feel.  We all have tough days, sometimes tough weeks.  We always want to say “Well you don’t understand!”  You would be surprised if you reached out and shared with those close to you how you will most likely be able to get what you are looking for.  Even if it is just a sorry I do not totally understand yet I want to.  Or just to empathize with someone’s pain may be all they need.

Hope to see you next week.

 

The Journey Doesn’t Have To Taste Bad

 

 

Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
35 mins
Tender strips of beef cooked in a rich sauce, inspired by P.F. Chang’s!
Author: Tiffany
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1-2 pounds beef, cut into strips (suggestion: flank steak or stir fry beef strips)
for the marinade
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (Tamari Sauce for Gluten Free)
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
for the sauce
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup soy sauce (Tamari Sauce for Gluten Free)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold water + 1½ tablespoons corn starch
  • Optional: sliced green onions, sesame seeds, rice
Instructions
  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a smal bowl and whisk until combined. Pour into a zip-lock back with beef strips, seal and chill 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Drain marinade from zip-lock and set beef aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan combine sauce ingredients. Stir and heat over medium high heat until brown sugar has dissolved. While sauce is cooking, whisk together corn starch and water in a small bowl until corn starch is dissolved. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and stir in corn starch-water mixture. Allow sauce to thicken slightly, then remove from heat. In a large pan or skillet, cook beef strips over medium high heat until cooked through (5-8 mins) turning strips over throughout to ensure even cooking, reduce heat to medium. add ½-1 cup of sauce (depending on how “saucy” you want your beef). Stir and cook 1-2 minutes longer. Serve over rice with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
Notes
This recipe makes a large batch of the sauce, more than you will need for your beef! You may half the recipe if you’d like, or we like to use the extra over rice!*Recipe adapted from Rainy Day Gal and Favorite Family Recipes
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Hope you enjoy the recipe!!

 

Tuesday’s Treasures

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I found these sayings on Journey into me.  They really resonate as affirmations to me.  Not only should we pay attentions to what God tells us in His Word. We also need to pay attention to what we tell ourselves.  What we tell ourselves about ourselves can totally erase what God is trying to tell us in His word if we are not careful.  I am always at practice when it comes to that.  I always try to go back to what God thinks of me.  It is important as well what others say yet only to a certain point and it depends on what it is about…haha!  I am hoping these will also resonate with you and you will find some comfort in them.

“You create your own happiness.”

“Gives thanks daily for the life you have now, it is a gift, treasure it.”

“Living in the moment is not always easy, however I am doing my best to live in the present.”

“I believe in happiness even when things go wrong.”

“Don’t let the world harden your heart.”

“You create your own happiness.”

“Gives thanks daily for the life you have now, it is a gift, treasure it.”

I also have a video to share with all of you.  I was unable to get this video to embed properly so I put the link here for you to hook into the video.  This is definitely worth the extra couple of minutes it will take for you to do this.  You will be amazed:

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This video pretty much says it all.

Have an amazing week!