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It’s my blog and I won’t cry because I don’t want to cry on my iPad but I can complain if I want to and rail if I want to. Today was the same old, same old; walking Jack, hauling firewood, doing the outside lights, putting away the big storage boxes, checking all of the lights. My hubby likes to have a light in each window, we have 30 windows, I gave up halfway through today, I’ll continue tomorrow. What I am really complaining about isn’t the activity, it’s my stupid, ugly, ugly, itchy cold sore and now I have the hives on my left arm which is itching and burning at the same time. I originally thought it was the Shingles, but honestly how many times can I have them? I am prone to hive outbreaks when I’m stressed so I am going with the hive diagnosis. But seriously why is my stress attacking me so viciously right now, it is seriously raining on my parade. I didn’t go the doctor because he’ll just say the same blah, blah; you already have an auto immune disease, rheumatoid arthritis and prednisone therapy on top of that makes your system vulnerable to any awakening of your dormant viruses; like I said, blah, blah and blah. This is most unpleasant.

On a brighter note, for tomorrow I made a butternut squash gratin. I peeled and chopped two big onions and, on low flame, sautéed them until they were golden soft. Before that I had roasted two butternut squash, split in half rubbed with olive oil and a few unpeeled garlic cloves hidden in the cleaned cavities, for an hour at 375 degrees, and when the onions were soft, I scooped out the flesh and threw it into the pot, I squeezed the roasted garlic out of their skins, I added a little bit of chicken stock, some thyme and some sage, salt and pepper. I mashed it all together, I also added some Parmesan cheese, just because, and I put it into a casserole dish, I grated a whole mess of Swiss cheese on top and put it into a 425 degree oven for twenty minutes. It looks pretty and the house smelled awesome.

Thank you for letting me vent, it felt good. Feel free to vent yourself if you need to down below in the comment section. Everyone needs to vent and if you can’t do it on your own blog, than where can you?