Thursday, November 27, 2014

Project 365 #27 - Thanksgiving 2014

We weren't going to cook a Thanksgiving dinner this year since we weren't going up to Homestead North. First we were going to go out to eat, but we forgot to make reservations. Next, we were going to get a pre-cooked dinner from Whole Foods, but I couldn't get Marcus to make a decision about which one to get until the day after they stopped taking orders. I ended up cooking a dinner, anyway, which was a bit of a pain as all of my stuff is up in South Dakota and the kitchen in the condo is tiny. I think I managed pretty well. The only things I couldn't make were the cheesecake and my shrimp stuffing. I broke down and bought a pre-made pumpkin pie, too.

BONUS: Since I love this picture so, here's last year's Thanksgiving picture taken at Homestead North:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Project 365 #26 - Beer Cooking Mag

I was at Whole Foods again today before I went into work (I find I've been doing that to procrastinate going in - I really hate going to work these days), and I saw this magazine.

I must remember to pick this up after the holidays. I really missing cooking and the few recipes I've tried using beer in them have turned out pretty good. This magazine intrigues me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Project 365 #25 - KBCO Studio C #26

Ever since Ultimate Electronics went out of business, I wondered who distributed the annual KBCO CD. Since I'm not a regular KBCO listener, I'm not in the loop. Today, while grabbing some food for the day on my way to work, I got my answer: Whole Foods.

I personally have never cared about this, but I know people who do.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Project 365 #24 - T Pouting

I'm in bed trying to relax and watch TV when I'm assaulted by canine gas. I look over and scold T and this is the look I got back.

I have no idea where Marcus is going to sleep when he finally drags himself to bed.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Project 365 #23 - Oven Hard-Cooked Eggs

This is one of those things I keep seeing pop up on the Internet in places like Pinterest and my Facebook feed. Since making bacon in the oven turned out so well, I figured I'd try it.

I followed this post about making "Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven", though technically they're not boiled. LOL Mine didn't come out quite done in the middle. I think my oven here at the condo runs cool, so next time I'll try it at 350°F instead of the 325°F that I did today. Marcus also complained that they were too hard to peel. I've had that issue with boiling, too, so I need to do a little research to figure out if there is anything I can do about that.

Not sold on this process yet.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Project 365 #22 - X-Stitch and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Continuing with my "taking care of me" weekend, I decided to just chill and cross-stitch. I launched Netflix and saw they had season 1 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I wanted to see it, but never managed to last year, so I settled in. I must've liked it as I've been watching it ALL DANGED DAY!

I'm not sure if I'll get the whole season in this weekend, but I'm contemplating buying a season pass on iTunes to see the current season.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Project 365 #21 - Colonoscopy

Had a colonoscopy today. Nothing wrong with my colon. Yay for no cancer, but BOOOOO! that I still don't have a reason for my abdomen problems.

Didn't take any pictures at the hospital as I had Marcus take my personal effects home after I checked in. I spend the whole day lounging with the dog in bed. I was told not to drive anywhere for 24 hours because of the anesthesia. Thought they were crazy and I was fine until I wiped out in the living room. Yeah, staying in was a good idea.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Project 365 #20 - Colon Cleanse

I've been sick since August. First I thought it was a bladder infection, so I went to a Little Clinic at King Soopers, was given antibiotics (which caused the usual yeast infection) and sent on my way.

Well, that wasn't it. I got worse. I had severe abdominal pain, a mild fever and bloating. I felt so bad one evening, I went to one of those after hours urgent care places. He said I had a kidney infection, gave me antibiotics (another yeast infection) and sent me on my way.

That wasn't it. They told me it must be kidney stones and told me to go see a urologist. I was given more antibiotics (3rd yeast infection), meds to let me pass stones, Vicodin for pain, told to get a CT scan and sent on my way.

That wasn't it. I broke down and went to the ER. Was told I needed another CT scan (didn't get the kind where they inject you with stuff) and was diagnosed with diverticulitis. Was given yet more antibiotics (5 days, so not another yeast infection this time) and discharged.

The pain didn't stop. Back to the ER, given yet a 3rd CT scan. The doctor said it was "good news" - it hadn't gotten worse. Um, OK, so I was given a more aggressive antibiotic (10 days, new yeast infection) and told to follow up with a urologist.

That appt. was a waste of time and money. All they did was draw a small vial of blood and told me I now have to get a colonoscopy in six weeks (now 8 weeks because they couldn't fit me in earlier) before they'll try to determine what's going on. I'm still in pain, still have days where I'm so bloated I can't sleep. I'm scared it's cancer or something. So, now I'm in for a night of colon cleansing for tomorrow's procedure. Awesome.

ETA (11/21/14): Colon is fine. Diverticulitis (if I even had it), has cleared up. I'm still in pain and almost out of pain meds (I've been rationing them for only the worst days). Now have an appointment on December 9th. I'm sure this will be yet another waste of my time and people can't understand why I hate the whole medical system.