• Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Grief,  Health,  Pandemic

    My Fear Doesn’t Stand a Chance

    Date: March 26, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 68481 New: 14053 Deaths: 1044 New: 249Texas: 1303 New: 280 Deaths: 16 New: 3 I’ve spent several days feeling like I’m in a fog, like I’m walking through mud. I couldn’t really place what was happening until today. Today, I spent most of my day outside, and off the computer. Then I came in and made our favorite dinner- Cabb and Saus– and we got on Zoom with our church family and prayed and ate dinner. When that was over, we watched Lego Batman. It was almost a regular day. Nothing changed outside, there’s still a pandemic, and the world is still scary. But something…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Family,  Health,  Pandemic

    The Shelter of the Most High

    Date: March 24, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 46158 New: 3467 Deaths: 583 New: 18Texas: 826 New: 107 Deaths: 9 New: 2 Well, guess who’s sick? Yep. I don’t think it’s the Coronavirus, I’ve been avoiding a cold that my children have been passing around for the last 10 days, and it finally caught me. Ugh. It’s mostly just inconvenient, so I really shouldn’t complain. We had already sort of set up the shed for a quarantine area should my husband get sick, so here I am, in the shed. This morning the County Judge issued a “Stay at Home Order”, which means all non-essential business should stop. I’m not sure how much…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Health,  Pandemic

    The Shortest Pencil

    Date: March 22, 2020COVID-19 CasesUS: 26995 New: 7536 Deaths: 354 New: 91Texas: 614 New: 258 Deaths: 5 New: 0 I’ve been putting the numbers at the top, just to have a gauge later of where we were and how I was feeling. The numbers, however, are not accurate in terms of actual cases at this time, because testing is just starting to roll out. So, in the coming days these numbers will definitely shoot up and it will appear to be a sharp increase, when really it will be a more accurate number of what has been happening already. My youngest son is a Type One diabetic. He wears a…

  • Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  Faith,  Grief,  Health,  Pandemic

    Fear Rising

    Date: March 20, 2020 COVID-19 CasesUS: 14145 New: 4969 Deaths: 206 New: 52Texas: 325 New: 125 Deaths: 5 New: 2 Yesterday I lost my bearings. I’m trying to give myself grace, but honestly, I’m disappointed that I’m not doing better than I am. We’re only about a week into this social distancing thing, and I’m already starting to lose it. I miss my older kids. I miss my grandchildren. I miss how carefree life used to be, even though it really wasn’t. I miss my aunt. In January, I spent most of the month in Salt Lake with my aunt, and then we moved her here, and I’ve seen her…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Searching for Boring

    Date: March 19, 2020 COVID-19 CasesUS: 9176 New: 2967 Deaths: 154 New: 47Texas: 200 New: 136 Deaths: 3 New: 1 Well, things are getting a little more real each day. Italy reporting that they have run out of hospital beds has put the world on notice. I’m thankful for the many protective measures in place right now, and we’ve basically gone as close to self quarantine as possible. Police officers can’t work from home, so my husband goes to work, but the rest of us stay home or in our back yard. If I’m honest, I spent the first couple of days of this in a sort of panic, and…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Hello Onederland!

    I started this journey in January of 2017 after reaching my highest weight ever. I had been through the valley of death, mourning my cousin’s death and walking her children through the valley too. I had eaten my feelings and everyone else’s too. I felt terrible emotionally and physically. I knew I HAD to do something, and soon. I weighed in at weight watchers at 248 pounds. It was hard to face. Part of me was just glad not to see 250, though, if you know what I mean‚Ķ.. I spent a year and a half trying to work the plan at Weight watchers. It had worked for me in…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Butter Pecan Cake THM-S

    Today is my husband’s birthday. And, in my house, that means I make a cake. My usual go-to cake is Mrs. Criddle’s Coconut Cake, although I rarely do the coconut. It’s an absolutely delicious cake, and the frosting is a great consistency, and it even makes into cupcakes well too. I made it into cupcakes for my son’s birthday last year, and one of the guests ate one and said it tasted like his mom’s homemade almond cookies from when he was a kid. It is seriously good. But, today, I wanted to go outside the box for just a moment and try to create something new for my sweet…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Pumpkin Spice Latte THM-S

    It’s fall y’all! (Ok, not officially until the 22nd, but in my world, it is DEFINITELY fall!  It may be 90 degrees outside, but I’m still getting cozy inside, wearing my slippers, drinking my Pumpkin Spice Latte, and putting one of my favorite fall soups, Happy Harvest Soup back into the meal rotation! Old me would have been first in line at Starbucks, ready to start the season off right.  But, the sugar content in their drinks makes it decidedly off plan for me.  Now that I’ve been off sugar for over a year, surprisingly I don’t even crave it anymore! It didn’t take a year, either- so don’t read…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Hit the Reset Button!

    You know what I like about the calendar? It gives us blocks of time where we can decidedly reset our goals. There are many opportunities, you just need to take one. April 1st is the beginning of the 2nd Quarter of 2019. You may have read that statement and immediately panicked. That’s ok. Take a deep breath! via GIPHY It’s time to take a minute and evaluate where we are with our goals. I know for me, the biggest obstacle I create for myself is Perfection Paralysis. Perfection Paralysis is when you are so focused on getting it right, or perfect, that you never start. Any hands raised out there?…