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"I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive." - Angelina Jolie, actress

I woke up at 4:30 a.m. with a full bladder. While I was in the bathroom I had one of those yawns and a stretch which signaled to me I was waking up. Nope, not me, I am not ready to wake up yet.

I get back in bed. Bailey was sleeping between us and all he did was raise his head and he went back to sleep.

I dosed but then at 5:30 a.m. I hope up with great discomfort in my right hip. I sleep mostly on my right side but I had never had a pain like this before. Maybe this is from my walk yesterday.

Not only did my hip ache but I had a sinus headache. Though I debated, I made myself get up to get my pain medication and an allergy tablet. Now if I can get back to sleep. Before settling in I did shut off my early medication alarms in case I did get back to sleep. As I settled in, Bailey came over for some scritching and when he had had enough, he curled up around my head and he went to sleep.

I figured if I was still awake at 6:30 a.m. I would get up and take care of the roast in the crock pot. Once I found a comfortable position, I was off to dreamland. I didn't wake up again until 8:30 a.m.

My hip is feeling better but my sinuses were not happy. I was awake now and though I missed church I was glad I had stayed home. The way I feel it is going to be an at home day.

I took care of Bailey's need, got the crock pot going by 9 a.m., and took care of the birds out front and in back. I went to check the apple I had placed out front and all that is left of it is the peel. They jays had pecked the apple clean.

It is a sunny day out but I am glad to be inside. I checked my glucose and it is sticking in the high 120s. This is not bad and it is proving to me that eating dinner earlier is better for me.

My day was an easy one. I worked on reading e-mail and editing my JournalScape entries. Of course, my little L-top is running slow. I don't know how many times, I had to get up and do something while it made up its mind of whether or not it is going to do what I have asked. I guess it's time to do another shut down to let it regroup.

With the passing of the afternoon I can smell the fragrance of the roast. What I didn't realize until just now is that I am cooking a pork roast and not a beef roast. Well, the recipe I chose was for a beef roast. Oh well.

My seasonings were:

.5 tsp. salt
.25 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dill weed

These spices are sprinkled over the roast.

Then add:

.25 cup of water
2 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar

Since I had a five pound roast, the recipe called for the low setting and to set the timer for nine hours. When the roast was done, I removed it to a dish to rest. The gravy was easy too.

To the drippings add:

3 Tbsp flour - add cold water and mix before adding it to the drippings
1 tsp. dill weed

Turn pot to high and cook for approximately 10 minutes or the mixture has thickened. Next add one cup of sour cream or in my case I added one cup of plain yogurt and whisk until smooth.

While I am doing this Michael is reheating potatoes from an earlier dinner in the week and a pot of French cut green beans.

Oh my, it good and there is enough for leftovers.

The rest of the evening has been spent watching what there is on TV. I am also reading and writing during the commercials. I really need to stop this multi-tasking.

mz. em

Currently reading:

-- "House Magic - The Good Witch's Guide to Bringing Grace to Your Space" - Ariana

-- "The Crimson Petal and the White" - Michel Faber


"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." - William Penn, English entrepreneur and philosopher

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