Whose Team are You on?

"So what are we going to fight about in our counseling session today?" Clayton asks as I tap my knee nervously, sitting in our marriage counselor's waiting room. "Huh?" "Come on sweetie. I know you've been pretty upset with me this last week. What are we going to tackle today? The chores? My emotional distance? You always think of something. I just want to be prepared." He said it jokingly, but he seemed tired and overwhelmed. My usual come back would have been something sarcastic about how I like to keep him on his toes, but not this time. Instead I heard myself saying that I wasn't planning to fight with him at all. He smiled, unconvinced. I fell deeper into my chair and suddenly felt sad. My husband had been driving me crazy for the last two weeks. I was disappointed in his behavior and I felt like he could stand [...]

February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Diana, Healthy Lifestyle|Tags: , |7 Comments

Grieving for A Loved One

About a month ago one of my dearest uncles passed away. I was not home. I was at work when I got the call.  For the first five minutes my feet and hands felt numb and I had a hard time breathing. As my mama explained more and talked to me I was able to gain control over my body again. Grief is an odd thing. I discovered fairly quickly that during those first few days I was sinking under its weight. It's difficult to mourn for a family member when you are away from them and your family. It feels strange and surreal. It makes the grief sharper and one struggles to understand how to say goodbye. I've been less present for the last few weeks. I've been compartmentalizing work, marriage, school, and death so that I can function. I allowed myself to sit with my grief some evenings but then some [...]

February 6th, 2015|Categories: Diana|0 Comments

Probiotic Sauerkraut & Kielbasa Potato Soup

First off, I apologize for my less than stellar photo for this recipe. This was my third bowl and I snapped it with my phone hurriedly because I couldn't wait to slurp up the sour broth and chow down on the meat and potatoes. Reasons I make this soup and you should to: It's cheap. It's nourishing and warm, great for cold weather. You can make it in 30 min. It will make your gut happy because its full of probiotics and broth Of course, I made it for about twenty people so I was working with a big pot. And when someone my size works in a commercial kitchen and has to stir a big pot of soup, this happens. If you want to know more about my living arrangements you can read them here. Don't worry, I reduced the quantities for you so this recipe will only make about 8 servings! Ingredients 1lb of smoked [...]

February 5th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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