I gotta say that today, I felt the most normal. I'm sure it's because I visited my office. I've been at my job for 23 years and it identifies me in so many ways. I know that's probably not healthy but my law school is a special place and it's extended family in some ways. My pride stung a bit when I realized I was replaceable.... I recognized immediately that pride is not useful and so I reminded self to be grateful and that many good things have come out of this C. The most special is that I can not hug and tell my kids "i love you" more freely. We are not lovey/dovey people--it's becoming easier for us. The other is that I now have a "backup"and if I want, I can now take a real vacation.
I am also feeling much more confident wearing a hat or scarf. Luckily, it's the cold months so I don't stand out so much....
Tomorrow is my second chemo and I wanted something in the freezer that I can eat that will nourish my body. So I looked at what I had and decided to roast a spaghetti squash.
I then browned a package of Jennie-O Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey. This is the first time I bought this brand ,and I will definitely buy it again. I definitely liked the Italian seasonings.
Once my meat was totally browned, I added the last of my chopped kale.
And because I love EASY, I opened a can of traditional spaghetti sauce. I forget the brand, but it was whatever was on sale.
I then took a Corelle dish (I bought this dish at a yard sale. I think it's from the sixties. It's chipped but it's still useful). I layered the squash in the dish spreading with a fork.
I then baked my casserole in the over for 30 minutes. I am pretty sure these Corelle dishes can go from freezer to oven.
My spaghetti squash was huge, so I saved a little for today's lunch and dinner. I can easily eat the same thing all day. I'm weird like that... See the specks of cheese from my grating? I couldn't let the crumbs go to waste. LOL
I've learned that there will always be trials and tribulations because that's life. What really makes a difference is how we deal with them.... counting one's blessing and playing Pollyanna's glad game is so much beneficial. You all remember Pollyanna, right? She was take a bad event and find the good. You should rent her movie one day. I saw it as a kid and it has always stayed with me.