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I am doing well. My new caregiver started today. She expressed shock at the distance she had to drive and wasn't happy that her supervisor had misinformed her about that.
I made sure I got a shower, even thought the bathroom is very cold. That was an absolute necessity. She changed my bed and vacuumed the floor in my room, and did other chores that had been let go for too long. I tried to make her time worthwhile so that if she doesn't come back I can handle things for a short time.
I had her put away the dishes in the drainer so that I could wash the few that I have waiting to be washed. That way she knows where at least some of the dishes go. I told her where in my "pantry" to find vegetables, and fruits. She checked out the frig, which needs cleaning. She was one busy lady, but I feel much better this evening. It is so nice to be clean again.
I didn't get out myself today. I sent her to buy some water for me. That was a big help because I was totally out of water for drinking and you know how much water I need in a day. I could boil some water in a pinch, but then it still would be colored with sediment and not at all appetizing. It is always safe to drink, just not appealing.
Our water is full of iron, like that in Michigan. It is quite brown coming from the tap. I have gotten accustomed to the nice clear water other places. but here our water is influenced by Mount Rainier and it is primarily iron. I find it interesting that on the other side of the river and about seven miles further from the mountain the water is clean, though still not soft.
Patty, I want to check out all those recipes. I don't often make muffins, I don't have a muffin pan, (I used to but it "disappeared". However. I do bake muffin mixes into small cake pans. That works. I also use them for pancakes. That works too.
Glenna, I am so sorry you can't get any information about Sara. I am sure you find that frustrating. I certainly would.
I have tons of e-mail to read and to which to respond so I'm going to get out of here for now. I'll see you tomorrow.
I freeze the muffins, as they do not keep well without sugar as a preservative.
then when I want a snackie, or breakfast or whatever, I grab one, or two, pop them in the microwave, and voila, instant breakfast or snackie...
Patty (JoAnna's muffin)..lol
Hi Ladies, Yes, Ann, it is frustrating not to be able to find out more. I did ask the one nurse, but of course they aren't really allowed to say much. Sarah will be 63 on Feb. 14. I think it is 63. I'm 53 and I think she will be 10 years older than me. It is either 62 or 63. Anyway that's pretty close!
Good Afternoon. A nice sunny day here but I still needed a warm sweater to go grocery shopping. That was interesting today. They had had an electrical problem and the majority of the refrigerater area, cold produce, prepacked salads, milk and other dairy products, were out of commission. The meat counter was o k as was the freezer section. They had milk in the meat section and some dairy produccts at the ends of the freezer section where they have smaller refrigeratored cases. You really had to look all over the place to find things. I was glad I had a short grocery list and didn't need dairy items except for some milk. I also checked out the graham cracker pie crusts to see if they were marked down. Nope and they had a good supply too. They had marked down the muffin mixes. I got a few of them as they are great to take to a camp out to share and I do keep them in the freezer. Also again had spaghetti sauce on sale so my food panty box is getting filled up again.
Louise, I hope your DH is feeling better today. Good he got the surgery over with and I pray his lab results on the lump are not cancer. I know you speak highly of the Am. Cancer Treatment Center in Goodyear but I have read some not so good things about them. I can't remember where I read them now.
The 'friend' who told me to take Metformin was my doctors Nurse Practioner. I have stopped taking it a couple of times when I've had the runs. I am not taking it for diabetes but to rid some of the fluid I retain from the tumor. I know it is strange.
Patty, we're going to call you the Muffin Lady. I like muffins too. My mother never liked them except for blueberry. She said they were like eating cake. Probably unfrosted cake to her. Do you grade your recipes? I do. Excel, VG, G or forget. I write that on each recipe I have tried and then I go to the index and put the grade there also. That helps me find the best of the recipes. I even do that with my newsletters.
Glenna, it must be difficult that you can't get a good conversation from Sarah. Too bad you aren't allowed to get information from her nurse. She probably is quarantined to keep the flu bug away as I'm sure they have their hands full with sick people at this time of year. I wonder if her landlady keeps a check on her. How old do you think Sarah is? I'm guessing she is under 60 but I may be wrong. I feel so bad for her. She has been under care for a long time now.
Jan, I sure hope the lower dose of Metformin gets settled with you so you don't feel so bad. That can't be fun at all. I hope as your weight goes down you can get off of them. I hate taking pills. I have chemo on Thur. so will be back in the pill business myself. I hope my Dr. office called in a refill today.
Judy, are you keeping warm? I sure hope so. I also hope you've been able to get out and get groceries.
Ann in San Diego
Hi Patty and Girls,
The sun finally made it to WV!! We woke up to sleet and snow. So the sun is a very welcome sight today!
I talked to Sarah for a minute last evening. She says she is doing pretty good. Still sounds very hoarse and weak. She is under quarantine. Not sure if it is because of what she has or what they dont' want her to get. I couldn't really hear her well enough to tell what she said she had. And I asked again last night and she said she couldn't remember exactly what it was. With all those antibiotics, I am sure her system is all messed up.
I haven't done real well with food, water, or exercise the last couple of days. Could do much better, that is for sure.
Thanks Patty, for sharing those recipes with us. You must be a regular muffin maker!! They are nice to have on hand for snacks, aren't they? And it is nice to have a variety.
Hope you all are having a good day.
Glenna, how is Sarah?
I have some recipes that I have made in the past couple of weeks.
Tuna Tetrizzini, man in mind, page 172
James old fashioned blondies, baking with splenda, page 250
these next ones are all from fresh from the hearth
apricot walnut muffins, page 96
maple applesauce muffins, page 93
georgia peach muffins, page 91
breakfast banana muffins, page 75
pineapple walnut spice muffins, page 97
pumpkin harvest muffins, page 98
waikiki coffee cake, page 160
I will have to go through my cookbooks, and write down the recipes I have tried and liked.
how was yesterday.
did you move?
did you drink your water?
did you stick to your lifestyle food plan?
did you get a good night's sleep?
have a good day
Edited by: GRANNYSQUARE at: 1/7/2013 (12:41)