Happy Friday everyone! In my neck of woods, we might be getting some snow this weekend…which I am kind of excited about 🙂 But wherever you are this weekend, I hope it is relaxing, rejuvenating and safe weekend for you!
So one of my posts in December, I talked about giving away some product… and then I forgot (sorry it happens). But anyways, i went through my Norwex inventory and I want to share, so here’s what I need, just comment below and let me know if you have or have not used Norwex product and what you do or don’t like about it. Then I’ll pick a winner by next weekend (noon on 1/27/19) and send you a Norwex goody!
I recorded this show “God Knows Where I Am” on PBS, probably about a month (or 2) ago, and just got around to watching it tonight and it was good! Long story short, it is about a woman, who is mentally ill and eventually dies from her mental illness.
It brought, into light, a huge gap in our mental health system. This woman was discharged from a mental health hospital into the care of no one, no one knew, not even her family that she was no longer a patient and let go. The woman was discharged and dies homeless. The gap here is that she was sick, mentally but still sick and NEEDED help, however a hospital discharges her with no plan. No followup care or outpatient care, no one to make sure she was taking her medication, that she needed to function. With no discharge plan, they didn’t know she had no home to go too and became homeless. She was not in legal trouble, so the law enforcement had no reason to handle this and so really our society was responsible for her, but who would do that? Who would help her?
Speaking from personal experience, I know that the health care system is hard to navigate but then getting into needing mental health care, wow that’s a whole other issue and that doesn’t seem to get any attention! When we hear about health care in the news, hardly EVER a mention to mental health! Then on top of it, if you have a child that needs mental health care, that’s even harder. Thankfully, we made it through that deep, deep valley with our child, however IT WAS HARD!
I want to be able to help others who are also struggling with gaps, I just am not sure where to start…
If this topic interests you at all, you may enjoy this documentary. I recorded it off of PBS, however I know that right now you an find it on Netflix as well.
My hope and prayer for you this week, is that if you think you or a loved one, are suffering from a mental illness – get help! Reach out, talk to someone. And if you are on that receiving end, someone asking you for help, my prayer for you is that you receive the guidance you need and help them!
Okay, we ALL have those nights where you didn’t prepare dinner (which is very unlike me, I am a devoted planner) but sometimes plans fall through or you just whatever 🤔
So we all have days, rough days and you just feel lazy and don’t feel like making anything. This happens to everyone… sometimes once a month, once a week or once every other day 😉 for me, this is called the “whatever dinner”. I’ll throw something together last minute., usually whatever I can find and sounds semi-good together 😉 but whatever it is, it is usually quick and real cheap!
So this was the “whatever” dinner this week; pig in the blankets( sausage links wrapped in crescent rolls) with a good side of macaroni and cheese 👊🏻
What’s your “whatever ” dinner? OR your favorite “whatever” dinner? 😉or if you’re like us, we have a few…it’s just whatever is in the house.
And remember it is not always what is for dinner, it’s who you’re having dinner with!❤️
Any way to make life a little easier – order your Mothers Day gift right here, right now! If she wouldn’t like the sale below, go to my Norwex website and find something she would! Or treat yourself 😆
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You have to try this one-it’s easy, can be fun 😉 and so yummy and moist! If you know me at all, I use my crockpot for dinners 90% of the time but this is not a crockpot recipe! But this doesn’t take too long and if we don’t have anything going on that night, then I’m okay eatting a little later. Otherwise, when I get home around 6/630 I like to have the dinner ready to eat! But this one is super simple!
Just a few ingredients:
2 lbs Boneless/skinless chicken tenderloins (I do extra so I have leftovers for my lunch)
2 sleeves of Ritz cracker
salt, pepper and garlic powder
1 stick butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×13 dish with nonstick cooking spray. Put ritz crackers in a gallon bag and crush ‘em ( this is my sons favorite part 🙈) Add a little salt, pepper and garlic powder to the bag and shake to mix. Have 2 bowls, 1 with the eggs that are whisked and 1 with the cracker mixture. Rinse chicken, flip in the eggs and roll it around in the crackers and lay in pan.Repeat for the rest of the chicken. Once chicken is all coated, cut up butter into slim slices and randomly lay on chicken. Cook uncovered in oven for about 30 minutes.
This is something the whole family likes 👍🏻 . Typically, 2 of my kids like their chicken plain, but this recipe was a hit with them! I pair this chicken recipe with some scallop potatoes (boxed) and steamed broccoli. This chicken is great to warm up through out the week for lunch and warming it up on a bun with a little mayonnaise, is amazing 🙂
(And FYI this picture does contain stuffing on the side, so it may look a little different)
And wow, Love is all I needed the last year and this guy has been so supportive and loving, I don’t think I could have gone through it without him! From my dad’s cancer diagnosis on 12/27/17 and to his passing a few weeks ago and to the rollercoaster of a ride we have been with our daughter who was diagnosed with severe anxiety, this year has been ROUGH! But the Lord knew I needed this man and I am beyond thankful…I should probably tell him this too 😉
When You’re supported by family, friends, coworkers, or whoever; the burden just seems a little lighter. And I think God puts those people in our lives just for that reason! So be thankful for your support and make sure you tell them! 👍🏻