Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oh wonderful doctor visits.

So, I haven't been feeling good for a while now. Like probably the last 3 or 4 months. I've just been having issues with stomach cramps and other such digestive things that we won't go into detail about because well, its gross. I went to the doctor (gastroenterologist) about a month and a half ago and she prescribed me a pill I have to take 30 minutes before eating 3 times a day or as needed for stomach cramping, and she also told me to take a fiber supplement. So, I've done that for a month and a half, and it hasn't really helped me at all, so when I saw her today and told her all this, she told me she has to schedule an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Awesome. So, next Wednesday I have to do the "Prep" and then Thursday Matt has to drive me to the hospital, where I'll be sedated and allow someone to look at my intestines. Doesn't this just sound thrilling!? Anyways, I'm just a little nervous about it, sedation makes me nauseous but I'd rather be sedated than not for this kind of "procedure" and mostly I'm a little nervous about what they will find. My grandmother on my moms side past away from colon cancer, and my grandfather also had it, though it was caught in time. Lets just say, pray for me, and I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Days!

I've felt so happy and blessed these last couple weeks. I've just been so calm and had this feeling of contentment. Its so nice to have that feeling because I've been so stressed lately. Nothing really in particular, I'm just a worrier. I worry all the time about all kinds of things, some of which I have no control over, and lately I haven't been worrying so much. Its really nice! I'm sure alot of it has to do with the fact that I can FINALLY go back to church. I had been working on Sundays for the last while and I finally got Sundays off. YAY! Its amazing how NOT being able to attend church can affect your life. You never realize how much you needed it until you don't have it!! Anyways, life is just GOOD. I can't explain it any other way. Matt is thoroughly enjoying his school, and I'm thoroughly enjoying my Phlebotomy class and I'm really looking forward to finding a job in that field. Anyways, now I'm done rambling. But I feel its important to write down times when you're happy, not just when bad things happen like I have a tendency to do. Then later I'll be able to look back when I'm having a particularly rough time and remember it will pass.

Monday, April 5, 2010


I'm halfway through my phlebotomy course and I'm loving it! I need lots of practice, but I think I'm doing pretty well. I'm taking Matt in later this week to practice on-- he's so brave, I just love him! Here's to hoping I get a better job once this is all over with!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Enchilada Pie

I'm really bored, and so I thought I'd share a recipe with my friends who read this blog. The recipe is Enchilada Pie and its a family favorite!


12 Corn Tortillas
1 lrg. can of Enchilada Sauce (red)
1 lb. of ground beef
1 can of refried beans
1 sm. can of green chilies (optional, we use mild chilies)
1 pkg. pre-shredded cheese (cheddar or mexican blend)
1 can sliced black olives (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Begin browning the beef once browned, add the green chilies. Empty the enchilada sauce into a wide mouthed bowl so you can dip the tortillas in. Coat four of the tortillas with enchilada sauce and place them in the bottom of a square baking dish, then break 4 more tortillas in half, coat them and place them standing up along the inside edge of the pan overlapping two to a side. Spread the refried beans along the bottom. Spread the gound beef over the beans. Cover with half the cheese. Coat 4 more tortillas and place those on the top of the cheese. Spread the last of the cheese on top, cover with any remaining enchilada sauce and pour the sliced olives on top. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until heated through, and the cheese is melted.

This is so easy, you can just serve it with a salad and have a complete meal. It also reheats really well if you have leftovers for lunches.