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Monday, October 22, 2012

Cannot shake this darned pulled muscle..got it back now.. not a bad, I can walk.. So glad the weather is warmer today,, under 70, but just barely..

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PATRICIAAK 10/22/2012 8:16PM

    hoovering around 70 here, too. Take care of yourself.

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NORASPAT 10/22/2012 5:52PM

    My Dr says Epsom salts bath. I have done a lot of raking and I will try it, I bought it yesterday. We shall see.

Take care I hope it will resolve itself after you rest it for a while and sleep. HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 10/22/2012 1:49PM

    Glad you're feeling better. Go slowly. Have a great week.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/22/2012 1:07PM

    Do some stretches, Lin and add some ice to the area.

high of 50 degrees here. I don't call that warm.

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Nice Sunday

Sunday, October 21, 2012

DD and I shopped for milk and newspapers, then a treat of eating breakfast at a local place close to our home. Back home to relax, do some laundry and rest.

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PATRICIAAK 10/21/2012 10:30PM


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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/21/2012 8:12PM

    Sounds like a nice day.

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NORASPAT 10/21/2012 7:49PM

    WOOHOO, I am so HAPPY to hear you had a nice day at last. It has been tough and you have accomplished a great deal for Mom and you and DD are doing things together. Now -you have your results from the Dr----things are looking up.
I am so glad to hear you say it. HUGS I know you have to go to work and I know the white stuff will fly, I am not looking forward to that either but with a few things out of the way for you it is easier till the next shoe falls. HUGS Pat in Maine. I am off to do a little walk right now(((((( HUGS)))))) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 10/21/2012 3:18PM

    That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day! I hope that you get plenty of rest!

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Colcannon and Galumki's.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

In yesterday's blog I mentioned that I might make galumki's with a huge head of cabbage I bought at the market. I was extremely surprised that some people id not know what they are! In my community, we have Polish, French, Dutch, and German settlements. They all make up an area of about fifteen square miles.
Polish people probably comprise about 2/3 of this area. I learned to cook a lot of their foods when I worked at the hospital. Galumki's are stuffed cabbage. Pierogies are stuffed dough.. Usually with leftover mashed potatoes, cheese, onions. I learned some of the foods from a Polish family that lived behind us.

I have heard of Colcannon, but have never tried it or made it. It sound delicious!
DD hates cabbage, so this nutritious cabbage soup will be just for me. She will sometimes eat coleslaw, but very seldom.

I make mine with diced pineapple and apples in it.

We actually went to the fruit market specifically for apples, as Michigan is a major source of the nation's supply. This market usually has about ten varieties for about $.69/lb. This year, earlier, we got about five kinds and they are all gone. Yesterday, they had three kinds and Honey crisps were $1.99/lb, the delicious, yellow delicious and mac's were $.99/lb. The latter three types LOOKED like they had already been victims of the hard frost, been pecked at by birds, and been rolled out the door to the truck! No thanks. I still have a few for my crockpot baked apples.

Going to visit a co-worker this morning to see her baby girl who is a week old today. Karissa Marie. Tossing out junk from the basement and cleaning is the rule of today. and soup making.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/20/2012 8:04PM

    I like cabbage but only raw.
Enjoy seeing the baby

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/20/2012 6:02PM

    Oh well, I still don't know what those things are, how to spell, or to pronounce them. I bet every culture in the word has some kind of special cabbage recipe.

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TRENTDREAMER 10/20/2012 8:24AM

    I admit that many Polish and German foods are a mystery to me.

Apples though? omnomnomnom. There is nothing like that first bite of the season out of ones favorite apple. In fact after I finish this comment, I'm going to go take mine.

Have a great weekend!

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NORASPAT 10/20/2012 7:23AM

    Linda now we are on the same page, I stuff cabbage wraps with rice and chicken. We are not tomato product lovers but we love red fried tomatoes so I just put them in the blender as sauce, it works or both of us. We NEVER even saw spaghetti sauce growing up or pasta. Rice was for rice pudding, and ground rice was for baking rice cakes not the flatbreads, they were like regular muffins here. My Gran used to buy glazed cherries, a real treat for us and she used sugar water icing and a half cherry on top. Baked on Saturday night and gone by Sunday night. emoticon
I still should do more yard work but we had rain, wind and floods with power outages, I expect the leaves are finally all down by now. emoticon
Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 10/20/2012 7:23AM

    Good Morning and Happy Sweetest Day to You...
You are making some of my Foavorites today.
I think I'll be there for lunch....and maybe Dinner !!!!
Apples are a rare bird in these parts...Prices are over 50.00 a bushel +...
That early frost did most farmers in this year and the lucky few are inflating prices because they can !!!!
Pears were luckier so I Put Up pear sauce to can rather than apple sauce...
Add cinnamon and you never can tell.
Have fun today !

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Ran errands this afternoon after work with DD. I ordered some things online and picked them up in-store. Went to fruit market for some great fresh cabbage and cauliflower.. time for some cabbage soup and galumki's.

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NORASPAT 10/19/2012 7:34PM

    YES COLCANNON, woo hoo way to go for me but whatever theother was I have no clue,
I just made chicken stew with dumplings, my cooking therapy.
BTW LINDA. DH loves to wash dishes,it helps his arthritis, we do have adishwasher but he likes to do it,
When i worked weekends and he was home with kids he always did the laundry , the boys used to ask him when they could not find a sock or something.
We clean together that is when we clean it's just vacuuming floors and dusting. I am the exalted one since I make the meals, I love to do it and he loves to eat it. We are a very well matched pair. HUGS Pat in Maine,
WHAT are GALUMKIS--please. I never found out what the last things were. HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you feel better today, enjoy the weekend.

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ASPENHUGGER 10/19/2012 6:07PM

    I don't know what galmukis are, but I'm really for cabbage season. Colcannon! Yeah!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/19/2012 5:55PM

    Sounds good. I love fresh cabage salad with apple slices and dried cranberries and a dash of cayenne Yumm

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

I am putting off a big trip to my doctors office. I need to address so many issues, but the foot pain is getting to the point of me not being able to sleep or walk very much. If I hooked my jumper cables up to my car battery and put them on my feet, that is the pain I feel all of the time,,
Nerve damage has been ruled out before, I am thinking it is the arthritis and fibro combined, BUT I do not have the Hippocratic Oath on my wall either...

I am thinking I need to start the stool sample by mail thingie too.. With my history of colon polyps at age 21, Linda's Law, and my close call with my mammogram/ultrasound, I want to cover all my bases.. the old body parts seem to pass pain or ills to one another, what's that all about??
My feet were fine all of my life, no diabetes, high BP or cholesterol, but bad hair. Now my hair looks great but from there down, things have sprung,popped, sagged, hurt, shifted all over.

ONe thing I have going for me is I do not have ear or nose hair:: yet.. God help me when I reach that point,, like the two old guys on the Muppets in the loge.. all hairy and cranky and old fartsy!!!

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PATRICIAAK 10/18/2012 11:34PM

    Putting off going to the dr. doesn't help. Get your appt. made!

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/18/2012 9:53PM

    One thing nice about being all hairy and cranky and old fartsy - not being bothered by those pesky women! heheheh.

But seriously, hope you're feeling better soon.

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TRENTDREAMER 10/18/2012 6:32PM

    "ONe thing I have going for me is I do not have ear or nose hair:: yet.. God help me when I reach that point,, like the two old guys on the Muppets in the loge.. all hairy and cranky and old fartsy!!! "
* Hey! Don't be h8ing on Statler and Waldorf. They are inevitably who I and one of my bffs are going to end up like in several decades.

Seriously though, I hope that your feet get better. I'm really sorry for the pain that you are going through.

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GERIKRAGH 10/18/2012 4:57PM

    God bless us one and all! Growing old can be the pits.

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