Wow! It's been almost two months since I have written anything here! I just wanted to give a little update on what's been going on in my life these days.
My recovery is great! The small issues I had in the beginning were taken care of and have not reoccurred. I'm back to feeling like myself and honestly, I have no complaints. I was cleared at 5 weeks post operation to resume life as normal. So far, things are good! I don't have to have another checkup until next year. My energy level has returned to normal... I'm sleeping a little better than before (averaging about 6 hours a night). I no longer have night sweats. BUT there is an emotional aspect that gets me every once in a while. I get sad about not being able to carry any more babies. I don't have to worry about having a cycle, but I DO still have crazy PMS cravings. It's still mainly cookies and chicken wings. Overall, having the hysterectomy has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. My quality of life is greatly improved and it is amazing to not live in pain!
Wheewwww! It hits differently when it hits close to home. I wrote about what my family has been going through here. Basically, my sister and her husband contracted it, the rest of us had to get tested. Some of us were monitored by DHEC. It was all in all a very stressful situation and has made us get our acts together. Being safe enough is not enough. Wear a mask. Do not gather. Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. I've also learned to keep a few new disposable masks in the car. When I wash the reusable ones, I ALWAYS forget to to grab one. Every single time. So, I purchased a pack of disposable ones that I keep handy. I also always jump out the car and forget to put one on, but that is another story.
What Have I Been Cooking?
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook! I share food probably more than you'd like to see there. I've been finding lots of recipes on the internet, ordering grocery delivery, and trying all the things. I've also gained some weight (which I'm not thrilled about). Now I'm making it my mission to move more. Like for real. Here are some of the foods I've tried over the past few weeks. Some have become household favorites.
One of my most favorite recipes is the hibachi at home. I've made this A LOT. Mainly because I know my kid will eat it. But also because it reheats well and can be modified to your own preferences.
Another one that I enjoyed was chicken satay with veggie spring rolls. Both recipes are from www.damndelicious.net. It was an incredible takeout fakeout. Trinity wanted no parts in it because of the way the marinade smelled. Don't make this without the peanut sauce! I could seriously just drink the sauce by itself!
Probably something I should UNLEARN is lazy cookies! I have made these more times than I'd like to count. They are easy and delicious!
The Queen Supreme of the recipes I've made during the pandemic has to be this creamy bacon, chicken and spinach pasta! It reheats well and actually tastes better the next day. Make this! I used all fresh veggies and I can honestly tell you, this one I am keeping forever. This is the dish I will make when I'm trying to impress people. You won't be disappointed. The picture does it NO justice.
I feel like all I have been doing is eating. If I can change that to eating and exercising, I'll be OK! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!