Sunday, May 6, 2012


What is it good for? absolutely nothing.(I know that is not how the song goes)

I do not like stress, I do not thrive on stress,So I turn to the first thing that helps.
This old mixer and I have cooked up a storm in times of stress.

David is still having issues I feel we are falling backward.
So....I made banana bread.

His appetite is off so I made choc chip cookies.

I think depression is his enemy right now.
So... I made whoopie pies.

Stress sends me to the food I love and oh how I love fiddle heads!
Since I have now eaten enough food in general for him and myself.

I took an old fashion walk and smelled the flowers.
a bit of gardening and a bit of cleaning.
I am hoping my pants fit me in the morning:)
I am breathing deeply and tying to let go and live for today.
Stress how do you deal with it?
I was going to buy a copy of the power of positive thinking and then I thought: What the hell good would that do?
                                           Ronnie Shakes


Stacy Crawford said...

When stress hits me, most of the time I throw a fit. Whine, piss and moan. Then everything gets done and then I'm better. Then I have to apologize...maybe I should do things different! :)

Okio B Designs said...

Sorry to hear about David. =( Stress stinks. Try to hang in there!


Balisha said...

I do hope that David is all right.It seems that when people have serious medical issues they suffer from depression.Just take it a day at a time. I used to cook anything my husband wanted... just so he would eat a little. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Here's hoping your life de-stresses quickly (and you can fit in your pants in the morning. I've been having that problem, too!)
Prayers and hugs for you and hubby.

Julia said...

Cathy, I'm so sorry about David feeling down, and in turn you are feeling stressed.

Stress is a a joy robber and I do admit to be overwhelmed some time with stress. Sometimes I wallow in self pity but it's counter productive. Depression follows.

It's really hard to just live for today as we live for tomorrow but it never comes and yesterday is gone and will never return. Today is all we have. A hard lesson for us to learn.

All you can do is do your best and I'm sure that you are doing your best... It's so difficult when a love one is sick and there's nothing we can do to change things.

Sending prayers and love to both of you.
Hugs, Julia

Ellie said...

Your goodies look yummy, but the walk sounds cathartic! I usually try to get away from the stressor--go shopping, take a drive, take a walk--or get something done I've been meaning to do. I hope things improve!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Yes, stress and depression seem to go hand in hand.Creating something delicious always makes us feel good. You definitly got alot done today!! Sending you warm wishes for the rest of your day!!

annie said...

Sorry you are having such a difficult time right now, hope the coming weeks will be better for you both. God Bless.

Pat said...

Sorry, not much help here. I don't do well with stress and worry. I just dwell on it...I think it's an inherited thing. Hoping that things turn around with David and for you.

camp and cottage living said...

The Ronnie Shakes quote is just too funny!
I'll be praying for you and David. It must be hard. And you are doing exactly what I do when I'm stressed-eat! I guess that's were the term 'comfort' foods came into existance.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I eat. I think a lot of people do. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Stress is horrible. I've been living it for too long lately! I'm sending prayers to both of you...I find myself pausing several times a day to offer up a prayer.

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

I made whoopie pies last week, too. They do help with stress. I hope David feels better soon. Sarah

Barbara said...

Walking or digging in the garden do it for me - sending hopeful thoughts your way.

Rose H (UK) said...

Sending you both a great big {{{HUG}}}
Rose H
xx xx

jody said...

i hate stress! even if i think im doing ok i look in the mirror... and know im really not. i tend to clean when im stressed..i do love being in my back yard too. and i learned the hard way that one day at a time is all i can do. im sending lots of thoughts and prayers always! i have never even heard of fiddleheads but they look wonderful!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Sorry about your troubles! I'll keep David in my "prayer pot" and I hope his spirits are up soon!

I'm a stress eater too!

Donna said...

I certainly get it...we have a lot of stress here too and I go from now eating to eating too much! Praying for David and you!!! When you get the stress thing figured out please clue me in!!!

Kathleen said...

I am sorry to hear this! I think walking and gardening are good stress relievers. Prayers for both of you.
The cookies and whoopie pies look good! I am not good about eating my greens!

Saundra said...

Sorry you are still in that bad patch and hope he makes a turnaround soon. He was doing so very well, if I recall he was bettern than expected. Let's hope this is just a slight bump in the road and he recovers from this quickly. Hugs and prayers to both of you.


Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

When I stress I eat... which I do not recommend. Hope everything is looking up very soon.

judemiller1 said...

I know the kind of stress you are going through. It could be depression on David's part--that sneaky bustard used to get Fred from time to time. I don't eat when I'm stressed, which is a good thing I guess--I've lost 15 pounds in these last 4 months. I hope David gets to feeling better--he has done so well. I assume he is seeing a doctor about all this?

Kim said...

I had my first fiddleheads of the season a few days ago. They are so good. All your baking looks pretty yummy too.
I hope things are OK with David. Sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

Dianne said...

I agree with you about the dentist - WHY do they talk to you and ask you questions when they know you can't answer?!

I hate to hear about David having complications - will definitely keep you both in my prayers.