Friday, February 20, 2009

Walk On

After almost a year of constant foot pain, I finally found a pair of shoes that fit my needs. I purchased a generic pair of MBT Shoes. They are a multi-layered, curved sole that accomplishes a natural but uneven walking surface. This technology is meant to make the core strengthening muscles more active, creating better posture and increasing shock absorbtion for all of the joints. It also makes wearing the shoes quite a unique experience, and a bit of a workout. For me, it really takes the pressure off my heals, where I experience most of my pain.
The generic shoe comes from K-Mart, for the small price of $25. The original MBT shoes are sold for around $200!!! They are quite ugly, but I guess I can have ugly shoes, as long as I can walk without too much pain.
So, for you health care workers out there, I would highly recommend trying them out. Google them and do some research, you will be amazed.
Alex is off to another Speech Meet tomorrow and I am off to spend some time with friends, and watch my nephew play his last home basketball game.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday Jerry!!

This week marks the 40th birthday of my friend/classmate Jerry. Jerry was diagnosed with Lou Gerhigs disease/ALS in 2002. He has managed to outlive his life expectancy, and is living at home with his parents, his Mother being his full time caregiver. He is still breathing room air during the day, and is on oxygen at night.
A bunch of us stopped by to see him during our reunion this summer. He was so happy to see everyone. When we left, he told his Mother, "that was so good for my heart".
The following is a scrapbook that I made for him of pictures from our Reunion. Hope you are all able to view it. (I've never done this before)

Click to play Jerry's b-day

Hope you are all enjoying the day!! Please say a prayer for my friend this week, it will be greatly appreciated!!!

Rita, Alex & Arthur

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Recipe

Everyday I get a recipe on my email from Some days the recipes look awesome, other days, not so much. Today was a good day!! Alex and I just finished dinner and we both loved it. OK, I loved it, he said it was OK......he's sixteen and would much rather have pizza/pasta for every meal.
Here's the recipe........

Swiss Chicken Casserole
6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
6 slices of swiss cheese (I used shredded, as thats what I had)
1 can of cream of chicken soup (i used the low fat)
1/4 cup milk
2 cups of herb seasoned stuffing mix (I used stove top, chicken)
1/4 cup butter
-Preheat oven 350
-Arrange chicken in a greased pan, top with swiss cheese
-Combine soup, milk, stir well, pour over chicken and sprinkle with stuffing. Drizzle butter over crumbs.
-Cover and bake for 50 minutes. (oops, I did not cover it....I don't think I would, as I like how the stuffing was crunchy, your choice.)

Hope you all try it.....I know you will love it!!!!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Not too Shabby........

For those of you anxiously waiting, I'm sorry it's taken so long to post the results of Alex's speech meet. Alex placed 4th in his event, and also was awarded the Best Effort award. He was pretty pumped to place in his first speech meet!!! We are so proud of him!!! They had to leave prior to the awards ceremony, (weather related, of course) so he has not recieved his trophy yet. Alex actually had to do 3 speeches yesterday. He drew the topics, had an hour to write the speech, and then presented it. He had to do that 3 times......I think it was a long day for him!!! I know it was a long day for me!!! Waiting.......waiting......
Well, I am off for a quick nap before the super bowl. I was at our work Christmas party last night, so I'm a little tired.
Have a great Super Bowl Sunday.