Since the weather was nice Tuesday we are back to cold and grey here in Kentucky. The problem with this is that now both Army Boy and I are sick. He is worst off than me at this point, but it is hard to deal with. I was up until 5am this morning taking care of him. I do this willingly because he does it for me as well.

The other bad thing, is that dealing with the cold, really hurts me because I have arthritis in my knees, back, hips, ankles and feet. So when it gets cold, I have trouble with stiffness and everything is sore. I hate it but I deal because well, I don’t really have much of a choice there. LOL.

Some of my new reality is that my body does not regulate temperature like it should at the moment. It has only happened a handful of times so far, with of course today being one of those days. So, I am in sweat pants, socks, and clothes to keep me warm for now. I also just turned the heat up to 73. Normally because our place is so small, we keep it at 71. Today will be a battle for sure. I am going to try and make chicken noodle soup for dinner. Not the kind from a can either. I have some left over chicken and since it is so chilly out and neither one of us is feeling well, sounds like a good dinner.

Last night I had a grilled ham and cheese that Army Boy made. He makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches! I had some left over cheesy garlic mashed potatoes for lunch. They were good, but since I am not feeling well, I only had a little bit. I am so tired still because I was up at like 9:30am with Army Boy getting ready for school. So, soon it will be nap time.



A Better Day

Yesterday ( today to me because I have not really been to sleep as of yet) was a much better day for us than Monday. Army Boy got to his classes on time and it was sunny out for once. The issue that I now see is that we will have to get a desk for the living room for him to do his homework at. Right now we are both wireless and in the bed room where the TV is. That is the major issue. While I can multi task and work with the TV on he can’t. He is distracted. So I see I will have to move him out to the other room.

Tomorrow is his longest day, 2 classes and his lab for anatomy. The other speed bump we hit is that his lap top does not have Microsoft Office on it. In fact, I have the disk, but can’t put it on his lap top period, because it does not have a disk drive. So, being the wonderful wife I am, I put it back on my lap top and told him that when he needed to use it he could just grab my lap top and use Office.

At least for now anyway. The last few days have been crazy and I am looking forward to getting into a routine of some kind. My sleeping patterns are all over the map and I am really getting tired of it. Army Boy made dinner tonight, which was French toast. I ate and it was good. By 11pm I was tired, so we went to bed. I woke up a bit before 3am and now of course can’t go back to sleep yet. Ugh. Although I am yawning as I write this so maybe there is hope.

There are winter advisories for my state but not in my area, which tells me that soon the bottom will be falling out of the nice weather here. Eh, no matter. It is winter after all. I am thinking of making my own herb garden, but most likely will not do this until Spring. I saw something on Face book on how to make a mason jar herb garden and since I have a window sill in the bed room that is pretty much free, I was thinking about it.

Well, I think I am going to attempt to sleep some more. Army Boy doesn’t have to be in class until 3:30pm and I have some stuff I need to get printed for him anyway.



I found out yesterday that where we live is VERY unhappy with the company doing the construction around here. There have been numerous complaints aside from us and they are 3 WEEKS behind schedule. Today, we caught them plugged into our electric again and took another picture. They left piles of garbage and construction debris in front of our patio out back as well.

I know they have a job to do and I understand that, but they have seriously screwed up here. My outdoor lights in the breezeway by my front door are totally out now. Which means that when someone knocks on the door at night I can not see who is at the door. AT.ALL. I find that a serious hazard to me, especially if I am home alone at night.

Not to mention they have piles and piles of dangerous construction debris all over the place as well. A lot of people are very upset about the horrendous noise so early in the morning too. Glad to know it is not just me that is upset about all this. So because they are so far behind, they will now be working Sundays. My one quiet day. Ugh. I am unhappy about this but I do understand that they faster they catch up the faster they will be gone totally. So, I will grit my teeth and deal with it all for now. Apparently we are getting a credit on our rent for February because of the electric bill thing. Now that we have proof they are doing it again, maybe March too.

Tomorrow I am going to see if I can take some pictures of all the stuff going on here. I am tired of being the nice one.

I need to run, I have the migraine from hell from all the noise and weather.


Monday In the Arctic….

Yes, here in Kentucky it feels like I am living in the Arctic. Although, I guess I am thankful for the cold temps because the construction workers stayed away today and possibly tomorrow too. Ahhh heaven.  This morning when Army Boy got home from work he was freezing! His ears were so red! I felt bad for him. He warmed up eventually and was able to go to sleep. Since it was quiet, we slept well for once.

Tonight I got to have my favorite meal. I love Jimmie John’s. I had never had them until I moved to Michigan and I fell in love. The bread is amazing and the food is so good! Tonight I got my usual, Hunter’s Club, which is medium rare roast beef, mayo, lettuce, and tomato. I have them add their house vinaigrette as well. Then I get a bag of chips and a pickle. YUM! I also got another sandwich for tomorrow because I know Army Boy will sleep 90% of the day as usual. I am not upset about it, in fact, I understand completely and I don’t begrudge him that.

In the apartment, the window are drafty. Sadly, there are three of them in the bedroom alone. However, in the spirit of trying to stay positive, the drafty window helps keep my drink cold that I sit on the window sill. LOL. I sat in the tub tonight and read some. I am reading a book on emotions and it is pretty good. I am enjoying it and learning a lot.

I started a Tumblr page and it is fun! I am enjoying it a lot. You can find it here  Well, I am off to take care of a few things and watch some TV.


Bad Weather

Most of us have been under winter weather watches, warnings, and advisories all weekend and in most part all of last week. Army Boy had drill this just past weekend and they were let go early on both days mostly because of the weather. Today I was all set to make this fantastic dinner because let’s face it, I had the energy to do so. I had a menu of lasagna, homemade garlic bread, and salad all planned for today. We both were finally feeling up to real food and it just sounded so good!

Army Boy got home early from Drill like I said and had brought Taco Bell. I then discovered that I needed eggs for my recipe and it was nasty out. Army Boy was going to wait a bit to see if the weather calmed before going out and it never really did. So, I did not let him go. Maybe tomorrow.

The recipe for the lasagna I was going to make is on my food blog, Everything But the Kitchen Sink. Maybe tomorrow. Depends on the weather here. I am tired and can’t sleep just yet, which is just my luck really. Sigh. Okay going to go relax and watch some TV.