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Nerves, meds, and dvd's? 
Sep. 21, 2011 11:38 pm 
Updated: Sep. 25, 2011 7:15 am
 My last few days have been wracked with issues...  I've come to a few realizations, however.  I stopped taking my "anxiety" pills some months back.  What a great stride!  Alas, I was a total blithereing idiot all day yesterday, so out came the "overstock" and I'm back on the pills...  Yesterday, I was UNABLE to function most of the afternoon...  Too much "overload," I guess, tears of fear, and finally some help from J which was greatly appreciated, because my mind was simply too MUDDLED to process just what I needed to do next!

Today began with a rather rocky start... but I found that I was able to quell some of the issues, and one by one, I tied up the last few loose ends...

The dvd's that I'd ordered finally arrived today... 2 days past the "expected" date... good, relax over that one!  Of course, once I'd FINALLY  packed an adequate amt. of clothing into a pretty small bag... short of a sweater which I'll most certainly need when I hit turf in MI at about 10pm (if not earlier!)  Now, I'm comfortable with my "carry on," and am taking on board only a "purse" in addition... that solved the anxieties over carry on vs. checking my luggage...  Printed my boarding passes for tomorrow...  That should allow me a little extra "time" before leaving for the airport...

I'm presuming that all of yesterday's DEMONS have been dealt with, so tomorrow my only issues will be the travel itself...  (pop another pill!)

So, the eclairs have not been baked... come to think of it, I haven't packed the recipe!  Next on my list... like RIGHT NOW!  I've decided to get the ingredients after I arrive, and make as I have time...  I don't recall if I've shared that my sis will be there also for the Fri, Sat, and early Sun. 

I have however been in touch with my two remaining friends back there, and might just be able to spend a little time with each...  Mary Jo on Sun afternoon, and Larry that evening...  A tad of history, Mary Jo was born 6mos after me, and so I've "known" her ALL of her life, and Larry, I met here in Phoenix, only to learn that he was from Lansing originally, and did move back to assist in parent care!  Can we say "small world?"  Larry now lives only a couple of miles from mom's apt!  Major lack of communication from any other folk I know back there simply indicates that our "aquaintance" has ended...  So be it!  Were it not for mom, I'd have no reason to return to my "roots."  After all, MJ and Larry both know where I live, and are more than welcome to pay a visit!  OOPS, I am forgetting my dad's brother, Uncle Mort and Aunt Donna, but Wendy figures we'll visit them Saturday...  Half a day's time round trip, I would guess... which will leave open a bit of time Sat.  Maybe I really should contact my sis-in-law, and my ex's daughter...

So, friends, I've been having major anxiety issues, am once again popping pills for that, I'm watching one of the dvd's... that helps!

Crazycook is about at the CRAZYEST I've been since the start of my blog...  Thankfully, right now, I'm at ease...  Tomorrow is "fly day..." which might be a different story, but I am fully armed with plenty of a myriad of pills!  Sis and I joked on the phone yesterday, that even she might benefit from a few of my little pink/white capsules, part of a bottle of wine, and a MAJOR dose of self restraint... as I pointed out to Wendy, "murder" is, I believe, still a CAPITAL OFFENSE!

Well, friends, I HATE TO TRAVEL I've learned of late... so go figure I'm "crazy" right now...  I won't be back here until after the 26th...

Be well, all, and I hope to touch base soon!
Sep. 22, 2011 2:35 am
hey Stevie,i feel for you, and the anxiety, i do the same thing when i know i have to leave home ...even for a few days...i hope everything goes well for you & you enjoy your time there, so glad J is helping you out, support & well try to relax & cook some while you are there it will help you well friend...judy
Lee B 
Sep. 25, 2011 7:15 am
Haven't been on the internet much lately,busy Summer! Wish I had known that you were near me sooner, it would've been nice to have a get together today. I hope you and your family and friends have a great visit.(sometimes we all need a little "mood enhancer" ;) )
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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