My Why

I originally wanted to start a blog to share my struggle with depression while raising a family. That was years ago. Not that depression doesn’t sneak in with some anxiety and anger while raising my crazies. But my focus had really changed. It almost feels like it happened over right. I no longer cling to the idea that my depression rules my life. I rule my life (and the little n big beasts try to do that too).

I am ok with who I am. (Ok at least this week I am!) I know not always people get me or I am too much for them. Well that’s ok. I don’t always get people or like everyone I meet. Sometimes we just don’t click.

My Why will change all the time. For now, My Why is to share my life, the ups, the downs and the what the hells! You are never alone.

5 Yummy Recipes To Cure The Meal Blues!

At this point in my life I have made A LOT of meals! Some awesome, some good and some just horrible. With the popularity of Pinterest, my life has become so much easier. Am I right or what?!

I have gathered together a few of my families favorites. They maybe new to your recipe box or they maybe your favs already. My hope is that you enjoy them and it helps with your planning (or lack of) for the next week.

1. Chicken Avocado Lime Soup


My husband came across this recipe. I make it during the summer and winter. I usually use essential oils for the lime juice. Of course you can always us both. Yum! I make this using Costco rotisserie chicken and while you’re there grab their avocados. (You have to give them a few days to ripen)

2.Taco Soup (My mom’s recipe)


Our family favorite! That is when the youngest is actually eating something other than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner because I make NOTHING he likes! (He will live)

I make a huge batch and freeze it so I have an easy meal ready to go!

3. Loaded Chicken and Potato Casserole


How can you go wrong Loaded Potato that has BACON! Do I really need to say more? Ok maybe cook that bacon the day before and cook it good. I find that when I have a recipe that has bacon that I make a huge ole mess and it is best to break it up into 2 times. Or you can cheat and buy bacon bits. (Yuck, sorry)

4. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

IMG_7815-683x1024This recipe asks for raw shrimp. Yah raw seafood scares me so I usually go with the precooked. The seasonings may not soak in as well with precooked. So it is up to you! Either way I am going to give it a YUM!

5. Cowboy Casserole


Cowboy Casserole is not for someone who is watching their waistline but if you want to make a kiddo happy (at least in my crazy house) this is sure to make them eat their dinner and have a full tummy.

I little tip that you may not know about, if you cook with let’s say 73/27 ground beef, after you drain the grease throw the meat in a strainer and rinse it off with hot water. It gets the extra grease off. (Be careful with getting too much grease down the drain. I learned that the hard way when I was younger. Oops!)

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


*All photos are from websites except Taco Soup






There must be something with this time of year the draws me here. I think is Fall is a such brighter one, literally, The weather has been beautiful-well except yesterday. The sun has shown its face everyday by noon lighting up my very dark living room. I still struggle to get myself outside and not just sit there and stare outside.

We have had such a busy week. A good one for the most part. My dear sweet husband and been working overtime to make up for my lack of work-that is outside of the home. He is tired and a tad grumpy. I forgot how much his mood trickles down to us. Talk about tension in the house the past two days. He finally came clean and told me how he was feeling. Silly boy, I knew some thing was wrong. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Heck I thought he was mad at me the whole time! He has been giving his all at work. The “right people” has seen his hard work but when applies for different positions he is turned down. He doesn’t seem to let it show it hurts him but deep down oh it does! He is such a great husband and father. He tries his best!

When I mentioned a busy week, I meant to start to talk about Truck or Treat we had at our church Friday night. But it seems unimportant compared to my thoughts about my husband.

I got nothing more for now. Teach me to go to bed at 8:30pm, wake up at 3am to let the dog out. My mind started to go. Now it stopped. Need more sleep. Hoping in the morning there will be sun again!