12 of 12, December 2020 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it.

After a long, long, long, long, long break in blogging and doing these (November 2018!), this is technically my 84th “12 of 12.” A Saturday.

(Some of these have a * in them in places. I have some future blog posts about the nature of those…)

7:17am: On days the Husbear gets up early, he lets the dogs upstairs and they jump on the bed. Where I’m trying to sleep. Still. Pandora* likes to snuggle up to me. She usually sticks her snout in my armpit, but since that was under the covers this morning…

9:21am: The morning cleaning of the CPAP* mask ritual. Over a year now and I still have to set a reminder to do it*…

10:38am: I’m not sure what they did, but they look guilty…

11:53am: The current state of the fridge and freezer. This week the Husbear had to start a low-FODMAP diet for the next 8 weeks, so I had to go through and figure out what qualified. This is going to be a challenge. For the both of us.

12:30pm: Shopping for that “challenge”. Day three and at least I’m not having a nervous breakdown in the store like the last two days.

2:48pm: The never ending story. Not to be confused with the novel with a similar title.

3:32pm: Another trip back to the grocery. Because I picked up the incorrect type of gluten free flour. Who knew? Now I do. Luckily the grocery is only 4/10s of a mile from the house. Because technically I’m not supposed to be driving*.

4:53pm: Mise en place done and starting to cook. Something I’ve been doing since March thanks to COVID-19*. I should really stop watching cooking shows…

5:33pm: My first low-FODMAP dish from scratch: Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake. Much to my surprise, the Husbear loved it.

6:40pm: And… time to do the dishes. Something else I’ve been doing by hand for a wee bit now.

7:37pm: Would this qualify as meta? A picture of my writing this post?

11:22pm: Watching my favorite series…

Until next time...

12 thoughts on “12 of 12, December 2020 edition

    1. I wasn’t sure how to reference future blog posts, so it seemed more “coming soon to a theatre near you” kind of thing. Granted, not like anyone is going to a theatre anytime soon…

  1. I too enjoy seeing you back in the saddle.
    Mise en place – I just learned this term only last week.
    The tape in the fridge made me smile, thanks.

    1. Thank you. My counselor and therapist both suggested I keep a diary, and since this was essentially how that started for me back in the long ago, I figured it would be a benefit.

      I’ve never been much of a cook, unless you count warming something in a microwave. I love watching good challenge shows on television like Chopped and more devious ones like Cutthroat Kitchen. I’ve picked up some terms and tips doing that. Since I’ve been home though, I’ve been attempting to cook more. At least in a limited fashion. The Husbear’s diet though will definitely see me upping that game.

      The tape was my solution to blocking out the “bad” items. I’ll eat what I can on my limited diet, and the remainder will be given to friends if it will expire before we can do the add back steps for the Husbear.

  2. I had to google FODMAP diet- “Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, which are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that are poorly absorbed by the body, resulting in abdominal pain and bloating.” AKA irritable bowel syndrome, small interstitial bacteria overgrowth, and other functional GI disorders… Wish Husbear success in this diet and gets clarity on his health issues…Thanks for your support…As always, it is encouraging to have someone in our corner to help fight the challenge…Be well…

    1. I’d say he’s the typical stubborn male when it comes to health. I usually the one riding him to go to the doctor about things. This has been an ongoing issue for years, and he’s finally listened to the PCP about figuring it out. Now if we both survive the elimination phase of this diet over the next eight weeks…

  3. Good to hear from you always. Good luck with the food restrictions. I know the process all too well. Cooking your own food helps immensely, and there’s almost always a version of everything to accommodate most restrictions. I hope this resolves the issues your hubby is having.

    Stay safe.

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