30 Days of Truth – Day 5

Day 5 - Something You Hope to Do in Your Life Something? How could I ever limit this to a singular thing? I have so many hopes. I hope to adopt. I hope to travel - perhaps the honeymoon we never had. I hope to renew my vows with an actual ceremony and have a kick ass reception. I hope to write a book someday. I hope to recover from OCD, anxiety, and agoraphobia. And a ton of other hopes. But right now, I'd settle for making it down the block. What's something you hope to do in your life? Read the rest of the 30 Days of Truth: 30 Days of Truth – Day 1 Something You  Hate About Yourself 30 Days of Truth – Day 2 Something You Love About Yourself 30 Days of Truth – Day 3 Something You Need to Forgive Yourself For 30 Days of Truth – Day 4 Something You Need to Forgive Someone Else For   … [Read more...]

Reser’s Fine Foods – Kick Up Your Side Dishes

Baked dinners

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature.   When I think of Reser's, I automatically think of all the awesome potato and macaroni salads that I've picked up at the grocery store I don't know how many times, to add to a dish. I didn't realize Reser's has a much larger selection of yummy goodness to choose from.   About Reser's Fine Foods (from their website): Reser's remains a family owned and operated company that is dedicated to creating delicious, wholesome meals that nourish family ties and sustain family traditions.   Say hello to Main St. Bistro baked dinners! The perfect way to get that home made dinner taste in starting at just five minutes. These choices will definitely satisfy your taste buds every night of the week. *Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Bake *Pasta Alfredo w/ White … [Read more...]

30 Days of Truth – Day 4

Day 4 - Something I Need to Forgive Someone Else For Wow, this is hard. I try very hard to not hold grudges, especially with those I'm close with. As much as I hate being the bigger person, that's what I tend to be. I would have to say that I need to forgive my biological father. I don't want to, but it's only hurting me. It has been over ten years since he's spoken to me or seen me. He's never met my husband Richard or step-son (though I hate using the term step, he's just mine) Jake. Why, you might ask? That's a good question. I don't have an answer. He just simply stopped contact. He lives about two hours away. I've changed my address and phone number numerous times before I bought this place five years ago, but I always updated them with the new information. The landline has stayed the same for several years. His wife's response and the same from my Aunts, his sisters? "Oh, he doesn't call anybody". As far as I know, he doesn't have a Facebook page, but his wife and … [Read more...]

30 Days of Truth – Day 3

Day 3 - Something You Need to Forgive Yourself For The very first thing I thought of was all the things that I've missed due to mental illness. Graduations, wedding showers, birthday parties, the list goes on and on. I beat myself up for missing these. It's hard when you can't be there for the people you care about most in the world. People have trouble understanding that it's not a choice and it doesn't come down to willpower. Were it either there would be no question of me being everywhere I want and need to be. I know that they love me, but the hurt never goes away when I'm supposed to be somebody they count on and I constantly let them down. Is there anything you need to forgive yourself for? Read the rest of the 30 Days of Truth: 30 Days of Truth – Day 1 Something You  Hate About Yourself 30 Days of Truth – Day 2 Something You Love About Yourself … [Read more...]

30 Days of Truth – Day 2

Day 2 - Something You Love About Yourself It was a toss up on what I love about myself with compassionate being a close second, but I think ultimately it comes down to the same thing. I'm fiercely loyal. My family and my friends (if I had any) know without the smallest hint of hesitation, I'm there for them. I've never had any issues with confrontation, perhaps that's a first born character trait. I'm the first to defend and protect those in my "circle". They know that they can count on me to help them fight their battles big or small, real or imagined. I'm in their corner cheering them on and waiting to tag in when they need me. Nobody messes with them, except of course, for me. Read the rest of the 30 Days of Truth: 30 Days of Truth – Day 1 Something You  Hate About Yourself   … [Read more...]