Monthly Archives: February 2014

Daily Journal 2-28-2014

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After spending a second consecutive week on bed-rest, I am finally getting some pep back and feel like tomorrow will be a good day to get back to “normal”.  What a return it will be! Mike and I are going to the Richmond Home & Garden Show at the Richmond Raceway Complex which is an all-day event consisting of 250+ booths and exhibitors.  I’ve never been to a show like this but because we are looking to buy our first home (or an investment rental property) and building our own home has crossed our minds, we thought it’d be fun and educational to check out what’s new and innovative in the home & garden world.

Yesterday I made a kick-ass cake: basically flour, sugar, eggs, crushed pineapple, nuts, unsweetened coconut flakes with a lemon-vanilla cream cheese topping.  A perfect pick-me-up after feeling so crummy the last few weeks.  It will be a great dessert for tomorrow’s picnic lunch while we are out at the home show.  If you’re interested in the recipe, leave a comment and let me know.  If there’s enough interest, I’ll post it.

These last weeks of bed-rest were much needed but I am sure it has set my physical conditioning back a bit.  Just walking to the kitchen leaves me a little light-headed and winded.  I have gotten the chance to enjoy some good old shows that I haven’t seen in quite a long time though like Mister Ed, Dennis the Menace, The Patty Duke Show, The Donna Reed Show and Leave It To Beaver.  I watched these black & white shows on Nickelodeon in the 80’s and 90’s in the summertime when I’d visit my grandmother in Florida.  I remember sitting on the floor in front of her her big box set and watching these when I’d be tuckered out from swimming at the beach.  It makes me sad to know that most of the actors in these shows are dead.  Mortality is constantly on my mind.  I feel like the last decade of my life I have been in a cocoon waiting on the right moment to break out and turn into a butterfly. I hope that time comes very soon.  Mortality is what makes life precious but I feel like I have not made the most of mine and it makes me really sad.