Friday, November 26, 2010
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We shared our day with our neighbors across the street. I cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gray, sweet potato/yam casserole, pumpkin bread, wheat rolls, cookies and pies, along with olives and mini carrots. Our friends came with ham and corn cobs. I ended up not cooking up the green beans or serving the salad.
Why? Because Jim's 15 yr. old teenage twins don't eat vegetables. The kids (1 girl/1 boy) are very nice but they don't eat anything. My son was like that when he was little, but by the time he was in high school, he was eating more like an adult than a child. The kids ended up only eating ham and turkey. They don't even eat pumpkin pie and I also had some Apple bread pudding with vanilla sauce, that I could have heated up but they didn't want to try that either. I will save that for Sunday dinner.
Last night I started not feeling well around midnight, I think too much pie or something. I got up and took some antacids. Anyway I didn't fall asleep until after 3pm. slept through my alarm or turned it off in my sleep. This would require me to get physically out of bed and walk a couple of steps. I must have because it was still set but off. So I woke up close to 10:30am. Took it easy today but felt really tired all day. I was on my feet from 7:30am until supper at 1pm and then because we don't have a dishwasher right now, it took me just over an hour to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen and tables. I still managed to take Phred for a 34 min. walk after dinner.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Been getting ready for the holidays. Baking pies, bread and cookies from scratch.
DH hurt his back so I have been taking him to the chiropractor. Next week 3 times. We are sharing our feast with the neighbor across the street, we have a 24# turkey my DH got free from friends. Our neighbor is making the ham and corn. I am making everything else, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, baby carrots and we have pies. I made 2 and gave one to our neighbor, made 2 loafs of pumpkin bread, kept one and gave the other to another neighbor. Made pumpkin cake cookies today with butter cream frosting and gave some to another neighbor, my friend Rosa and her family.
Hope one and all have a great, fantastic holiday!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I just decided to take it easy for a few days. I am still having problems with the fibromyaligia because of the cold rainy weather that has hit S.CA. Did pick up the other 2 pieces of new bedroom furniture, so spent the day yesterday getting it all settled in and repacking. Seeing where I wanted to put stuff. I will have to go through each drawer and really organize it all better.
We ended up having pizza last night and ordered 3 small canoli's. Thank goodness they are the mini ones but are really great. Today I roasted a chicken with potatoes and carrots. It turned out great and now I am boiling down the carcass for broth and soup. I want to use the broth for Thanksgiving. Looks like I will be cooking because we still haven't started the construction on the house. Now it looks with the time frame we are looking at doing it in blocks, so it may take up to a year to finish. Oh well it will get done eventually, only waited 25+ years, what's another, right?
It was cold and rainy all day so I cleaned the house. Just didn't have the energy to do an exercise dvd because my hands and feet are burning so much. DH wants me to rest until I feel better. Can't even walk Phred in the cold and rain, he hates the rain. My old dog Lucy loved to walk in any weather but she had very short hair. Phred being part poodle has the curly hair and when he is wet, man oh man, does he smell like a dog. LOL
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hi all, I am doing so much better today. I met up with Sandy over at the park where I normally do my turn a round to return to Lincoln with my friend Irene. We had a nice visit and a little over 3 mile walk. Sandy is the one who got me to join Sparks and unfortunately things have gotten in her way to losing weight. She is still where I started but is really trying to make an effort to get back into getting off the weight.
She does a lot of strength training but not enough cardio. She seems to be having some problems with possible asthma but can't get her current doctor to give her a breathing test. They took an x-ray and said her lungs looked good. Well duh! That is not how you check for asthma, maybe lung cancer or pneumonia but not always a way to really know if someone has asthma. She may have exercise induced and that is a whole other test. What is wrong with these doctors. She now has health insurance, that her family didn't have for years. When she was paying for everything, the doc's had no problem scheduling test, because she was paying for them. Now with insurance they won't schedule anything without approval and because the chest x-ray was normal, no way. Makes me so mad I want to spit at someone LOL
Anyway after we got back to our cars I had to head over to the other side of town to pay our car insurance at AAA. After I get back my DH tells me our son Jory has called and the brakes went out on his girlfriends car and it is going to take all of his pay-check to get it fixed and that will leave him with only $13 dollars.
So DH goes over to his bank and gets $200 cash and comes home. I walked Phred while waiting for DH to get back. I then head over to Walmart, so they will get the cash tomorrow and not have to wait a few days.
One reason we sent this is because they went out to OK and picked up our daughter Samra which cost them $1500 and used Eve's car. So DH figures maybe it may have done something to her brakes or not. Either way we sent them the money.
We planned on giving them some money when they come out for Thanksgiving next week anyway. Samra got a job already at the local Target and she won't be able to come home. She is a little upset because Eve & Jory don't plan to come to CA for Christmas this year because Eve's family is headed for Mexico. I told her she will get to come home at Easter for sure. She is now in AZ instead of OK, which one can drive in less than a day, pretty easily. So I am thinking maybe I will have to drive for a short visit b/4 then. Maybe in Jan. because the 9th is Samra's 26th birthday.
Hope you all have had a great day. Our weather has been great the few days but is suppose to cool off tomorrow with rain again. So bad, seems every time I make plans to visit with my sister in San Diego area the weather turns. She lives in the mountains at the 5,000 + foot level, sometimes it snows. My car is not a good car to drive in the snow or rain. I plan on going Monday morning, so it is suppose to start warming off again by then. Wish me luck OK
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