September 12, 2013

Miss Independent

You know the old cliche' saying, "You never know how strong you are, until strong is the only choice you have."? I have found that to be true over the last several months. I have learned just how strong I am and also how independent I never knew I was. It's funny how you realize such things. These last 5 1/2 months have been a new journey for me. A journey on which I did not expect to travel, but I am glad I am on. I have learned so much about myself as a person and what I am able to do despite the daily obstacles I face.

I have learned that I can clean my house all on my own with the exception of sweeping, in which case I just vacuum the linoleum. I learned how to adapt mopping the floor as previously post and even made that easier this last month thanks to a dear friend.

My biggest challenge in all this has been cooking. I knew that my microwave would fast become my best friend in my kitchen. I have learned that many things can be cooked this way and they do not taste bad at all. They are actually pretty good! I have been able to make some very well rounded meals this way. Sometimes though, there are certain things you'd just like to taste a little better. I've been wanting a toaster oven for quite some time and finally, this month I found one at Wal-Mart for $20. This has opened up a whole new world for me! I can make crispier corn dogs, bake cookies, grilled cheese, etc.

I am excited to see where else I go on this journey, especially in the area of cooking. Who knew that spending $20 would boost my confidence and independence?! :)

Thank you to all of my friends and family for the unconditional love and support!



  1. Wished I had known you were looking for a toaster oven...I have one you could have just had...Happy Cooking...

  2. If you make fried foods sometimes, they have small sized deep fryers for around 20 and griddles. Oh you have got to get a griddle!

    I'm glad you're realizing just how strong you are. I already knew it :)