Every year I post about my birthday, and it never gets old. My mom and father-in-law share a birthday, and two days later I share a birthday with my father-in-law's dad. We were birthday presents for each of our parents! I celebrated early with my father-in-law because we were only going to be in town … Continue reading Celebrating Our Joint Birthdays
My mom made it through her surgery and is home! She has a foot long incision down her hip that's glued shut with tape over it, but she said her pain went from an 8 to a 2 just from the relief of having the new joint. Huzzah! I was ridiculously worried about her to … Continue reading Home Safe!
My mom began having hip pain and difficulties walking about three months ago, and it progressed so that she could barely stand even with a walker. She was in a LOT of pain. She had me check, and when I pressed where she said it hurt it went 'crunch'. Nothing in your hip should go … Continue reading EDS – Even I Can Tell Something’s Wrong Here
Still working on masks! I'm using the pattern from the Deaconess website, found here. These ones are blue on the outside and light blue on the inside, and they're for my husband. Next are a set for my mom. They're pale blue with polka dots on the outside and flowers on the inside: Some for … Continue reading I’m Running Out of Elastic!
When my brother was little, he was frequently sick with chest ailments that hospitalized him. A nurse finally told my mom about Chest Percussions, and this reduced the number of emergency visits significantly. Not only that, but these are good for chest colds you may have. Are they good for the Corona Virus? Possibly, but … Continue reading Sick? Chest Percussions Are Your Friend
We had our local Chili Cook-Off recently, and it's always followed by an auction to raise money for Church events. There's a pie and cake auction and a general auction. I can't eat most pies or cakes (wheat!) but I usually at least look at the auction items. This year, I didn't attend, but my … Continue reading Thoughtful Presents
It's that time of year again! My church has a Chili Cook Off each year to raise money for mission work. My mom and I usually enter, of course. So here's MY Chili Recipe, created through meshing family recipes and adding what I love. It's only mildly spicy: Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef 1 can … Continue reading Chili Cook Off! Here’s the Recipe
Did you know that Sunflower seeds come in 50 pound bags? I didn't, until today. I'd been buying 25-30 pound bags, and when it was snowy and hard to find food, I'd take pity on the little feathered beasties and fill the feeder, put up a suet block, and cover all the rails with seed. … Continue reading Spoiled Little Birdies
Every year we have a cookie walk with our church to raise money for utilities and such for the winter. Every year I bake cookies for it. This year, I wanted to do sugar cookies but didn't want to have to roll them out... so I tried a cookie stamp. Here's the stamp: You oil … Continue reading Howling Wolf Cookie Fail
Out into the wild blue yonder. Not me though. My parents' husky, Jo. This goofball sitting next to our Tundra: Jo is a cat hunter. My dad was trying to put him out, and there was a cat on the porch, and Jo barreled through the door and took off menacing the cat. Dad goes after … Continue reading Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder