Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Morning....

I got up early this morning!!   Like, before 6:30.....

I know this is not early to a lot of you, but lately, I've kinda been enjoying sleeping until about 7:30 in the morning.

I received a phone call last Friday.....reminding me of my fasting blood test today.   DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING BEFORE YOUR LAB WORK!!   These are the famous words that they always say.

The lady taking my blood this morning was having a somewhat difficult time finding a vein in my arm.  She quickly asked me...."Did you drink your water this morning?"

I'm thinking, like well.......the message clearly stated to not drink or eat ANYTHING before having lab work done!!

I said:  "No mam"..........

She said:  "Well, you were suppose to drink a TALL glass of water this morning before you came"

If I'm suppose to drink a tall glass of water, then the message should say......."Drink a Tall Glass of Water!"


After getting my lab work done, I went to Walmart.....

This is super unusual for me, because I detest shopping at Wally World.    Rarely, do I ever shop there.  

I ended up spending a $151.00 dollars on groceries......  Can I tell you, it is very sad when you spend this much on groceries and come out of the store with such few bags.   

I came home and I made a super delicious tasting "Tator Tot Casserole."

Honestly, this is the very first one I have ever made.   

Browned, ground meat
cream cheese,
Velveeta cheese,
Shredded longhorn style cheese 
and Tator tots......

Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes...

Wow Wee.....tasty!!

This was my morning........what did you all get done?



Ginny said...

They never say beforehand to drink the water, not ever! It helps your veins hydrate and kind of plump up. Phil calls the blood ladies "Vampirella"! They think it is funny! Then they always ask if we are going out for a big breakfast. I hope your blood work comes out good, I just had mine. I rarely shop at W.M. either. But sometimes there is an item I want and it is a lot cheaper there. I got a new Camera!! So far my day has been all about studying it, it is slow going but I am gradually finding out features. I write down a list of the functions I will be using. This camera even has a setting for sleeping babies! Now I just need to find a baby and put it to sleep for a test run.

Pam said...

That's crazy! Hope you have great results.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I know the rule,nothing to drink,BUT,I always have at least a little water,like half a glass or so.What have I done? I cleaned my car,that to me is a big job.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Right now I'm hungry for Tater Tot Casserole!! Yum. That sounds good. When I was sitting with my friend whose daughter was having chemo today, we talked about how we never ate casseroles any more and we missed them! Now, you've inspired to me try this one sometime this week.

Shug, thank you so much for your prayers for Tammie. She is an amazing young woman. Thank you again. blessings ~ tanna

Michelle said...

I did the blood work thing and check ups this summer. Always good times! (not really)

Melinda said...

Don't you just love the medical field?
Groceries are so expensive! Shopping for these is not my favorite. We love Tator Tot casserole, especially in the

M :)

Ginny said...

I was SO involved in your story that I missed the cool glass of water, and I never even mentioned your amazing header! The header is one of your best! You have a talent for picking out pictures that go together, and they tell a story. Plus each one is wonderful! And your picture is brilliant, you look beutiful.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hope your blood test turns out okay! I had mine done a week ago and haven't heard anything back yet, so I'm assuming all is well.

I hear ya on the grocery prices. It's ridiculous. The tator tot casserole sounds good, I haven't made one of those in a long time.

I won't get into what's going on this week. It would make my comment much too long. lol!

Take care and have a good week!

Gert said...

I hear you on the lab tests, I would complain that I really miss my coffee and am terribly grumpy without it! And then...and only then did they mention all that water you should drink. I totally agree with they need to change their message!!

My Tater Tot casserole uses cream of mushroom soup and green bean (French cut) with the hamburger and onions. Love it either way!

Blessings and hope you have good results.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Shug, Hope your blood work comes out good... I have never ever heard of drinking a glass of water before getting blood work done... BUT--they have had trouble finding a vein in my arm MANY TIMES... AND--they can bruise me terribly sometimes. I hate getting fasting blood work done --but it is a necessary evil.

Love your header... Gorgeous!!!!!

If I had kids, they would love that casserole... But--since I'm watching my weight, I could never eat that (or at least more than a few bites of it)... I would LIKE it though--and if I made it, I'm sure I'd eat WAY too much of it... ha


Gail Dixon said...

How funny. I had bloodwork done today too. Nothing was said about water but I had fasted since 7 the night before. I also had a mammogram today. Yuck. I'm more worried about my sick dog tho! Pray for Chance if you have time.

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