Monday, May 30, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 273.  Happy Memorial Day.  I wanted to make some good food for my day off.  So I made barbecue tofu and Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad.  It was a really good meal.

It made for a really good meal.

Oh, and the Warriors won.  Yippee!!!  On to the Finals.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 272.  I can't help feeling tired.  I don't know if it is decreasing the prednisone or that I am flaring.  All I know is that I get this overwhelming exhaustion.  I literally can not keep my eyes open unless I get up and walk around.  If I do walk around I am in a fog.

I spent some time sitting outside reading a book and went food shopping   I want to make something fun for Memorial Day.  

Saturday, May 28, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 271. Today my new electric toothbrush arrived in the mail.  I am so excited.  Now I have to wait 22 hours for it to charge then I can brush my teeth.  I am going to call Braun and see if the other toothbrush charger can be returned.  I have only had it for about 5 months. It should be under warranty.

I ran all sorts of errands.  I went to the pet store to get stuff for the fish tank.  I went to Target and got some stuff for the house.  I also got some secret stuff for a cute little niece and nephew for the summer.  I bought a cute pair of red shoes to wear with my blue pants and grey capris.

I can't wait for them arrive.  The store had to order them and have them delivered.  But I really like them.  And they were on sale!

Until tomorrow...

Friday, May 27, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 270.  I made a pizza today.  I have been thinking of making a pizza for days.  I bought the dough, the mushrooms and spinach.  I already had the cheese and sauce in the freezer.  I was so excited tonight when I made it.

There is nothing like a homemade pizza.  Well, there is a pizza parlor pizza but being a vegan it is hard to get one of those.  I like my homemade pizza better.  I learned to saute the spinach and mushrooms first and then it doesn't get soggy.

I also make enough to have it for a few days.  I just heat it up in the toaster oven.  Lunch or dinner for a day or two.

My neighbor came to look at the pond.  He has volunteered to help me with a type of cover to keep out raccoons, small animals and people.  That way I can put those poor fish back in.  I am slowly torturing them in this fish tank.  They wish I would put them back in the buckets!

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 269.  The Golden State Warriors won tonight.  I was riveted watching the game.  I am not a huge basketball fan but I have been having fun watching the playoffs this year.  For those of you not basketball fans, the Golden State Warriors were on a streak during the regular season and won game after game. The GSW have not been a winning team for many, many year, if forever.  Now that they are in the playoffs, they are not doing as well as during the regular season.  But Thursday night they won and the next game will decide their fate.  It is quite exciting.  I love a good sports story when the underdog wins the trophy.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 268.  Today I went to the breast cancer doc to see what is going on with the sharp pain I am having in my breast.  The pain comes and goes and feels like something is hitting a nerve.  I don't think it is cancer but I think it may be a cyst.

The doctor did an ultrasound and although I have a very small cyst, there is nothing there.  She thinks it is my rheumatoid arthritis.  There is a bone that rubs up against your rib cage and that causes friction and people with RA sometimes get pain there and it radiates into the fat part of their breast making their breast feel like it hurts.  So it is the RA.  She was all apologetic.  I was happy.  RA!  Piece of cake.  At least it is not breast cancer.  Funny how you would rather have one thing over another.  So I will be fine.  Crisis avoided.

My brother came to visit for lunch today.  He lives on the East Coast but he was meeting someone nearby and stopped in to visit for a few hours.  It was nice to see him and have lunch.  Then he was off to see his boyfriend at his convention.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 267.  I woke up this morning and in the shower I felt this sharp pain in my left breast.  It was like a sharp sting on the inside of my breast.  I really felt like the marker in my breast moved near a nerve.  I don't think that can happen but that is what it feels like.

I called my doctor and she gave me an emergency appointment tomorrow to check it out and see what is up.  I am sure it is nothing but I want to make sure.  Maybe I just need a new bra?!  I am wearing the tiara just in case.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, May 23, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 266.  I have been trying very hard to use more positive words with my dogs.  I have been trying to not use the word NO so much.  It is hard with dogs to stop using the word NO since with dogs you really only use one word commands.  Come, sit, down.

I am really trying to be more positive.  It has been a tough month to try and be positive but I am trying especially since I think I am having a flare.  I have been off Enbrel for 3 months and taking Plaquinel for about 1.5 months.  I feel the arthritis below the surface.  The stiffness, the pain.  Now I feel the fatigue.  I fell asleep at 2pm and then again at 9:30pm.  I was exhausted from doing nothing.  Yesterday I fell asleep at 3pm.  I also decreased my Prednisone intake to 7.5 mg.  I have been decreasing .5 mg every two weeks.  Maybe that is catching up to me.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 265.  100 days left in the Happiness Project.  Just over 3 months to go.  It has been an interesting year and not what I thought it would be.

Today I made brownies.  Vegan brownies.  They are really good but they could have stayed in the oven about 4 more minutes.  I followed the recipe and maybe that was wrong.  They are really chocolatey.  I gave some of the best ones to my neighbor who had a bike accident a few days ago.  I am hoping he will like them.


They are made with avocado, cocoa, cane sugar, and vegan chocolate chips.  Of course some other ingredients too.  Yum!

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

DAY TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR OF THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Day 264.  I got a call from my dentist today. He is retiring.  Boo hoo.  When I moved to the West Coast, I had a dentist for a short time, he got in a bike accident and had to sell his practice.  That is when I got my current dentist.  I call him Dr. Puppy.  I can't remember why but I have been calling him that for at least 10 years.  He has been my dentist for 22 years.  I am sad he is retiring but happy he is moving on with his life.  He wrote me a special note and called to tell me ahead of receiving the note.  He said I am one of his most special patients.  I thought that was very nice.

The Preakness was so exciting to watch.  Nyquist didn't win but what an ending.  I can't wait for the Belmont Stakes.  

I finished my friends book.  If you like a good read and especially if you like fantasy adventure, read The Miyran Heir: Journey of the Marked by Rebecca P McCray.  It is a fabulous read and I could not put it down.  Fantasy Adventure is not really my thing but I found I was lost in the story. It was quite an adventure.

Until tomorrow...