Anti-inflammatory Butternut Squash Soup

While grocery store shopping, I noticed the squashes were out. I’ve cooked with spaghetti squash before but, never a butternut squash. Since I love to experiment with different foods, I decided to give it a shot.

For some reason, the only thing I could think of when it came to butternut squash was soup. I’m upset that I found out you can do sooo much with butternut squash which I will have to try out later. However, I wasn’t upset with how the soup turned out. It was really good. Very creamy without using any cream. It reminds me that fall is here with the roasted flavors (even though we actually haven’t had fall weather yet. *sigh*)

This soup packs many health benefits even for someone who’s not living with a chronic illness.


Learning To Be Selfish

Sorry, I haven’t posted in almost a week. I’ve been really moving around a lot and dealing with a horrible flare-up*. Which leads me to…

I need to learn to be selfish. I like to think I’m a helpful person. When someone needs me, I very rarely say no. However, I need to start saying no more often because living with chronic pain, saying yes all the time can work against you.

This past weekend I went to a retirement party, baby shower/surprise proposal, the movies, and grocery shopping. Then Monday I went to work, did some cleaning around my place, and put away groceries. Yesterday, my body said enough was enough and I crashed when I got home from work. I “slept”** from 4pm until 5am.

Wow! 13 hours!?! Really? You must feel so refreshed and energized.

No. Not the slightest. After all of that, I still feel like I can take a nap while writing this.

It’s The Little Things In Life

I know you’ve heard that saying before. And it really is true. The little things in life can have a big impact.

Yesterday I did something many of us are bad at doing, I cleaned out my personal email. I really didn’t start the day with that being on my to-do list, it just kind of happened.