Friday, March 27, 2020

Trying to Find Normal...





I took a basic dough that I liked then added homemade apricot jam, vanilla, oatmeal, craisins, raisins, cherries, pecans and Raisin Bran cereal. I wouldn’t even begin to know what to call them Crispy...fruity...nutty...pretty darn tasty...with a coffee of course. You never know what you'll come up with if you experiment! 

 Happy 10 year Anniversary to Tim & our daughter, Crystal!
We love them Over the Moon...

Aren't you surprised I've not added one hundred MORE photos for you to go through??Hahaaa...Well, since I really don't have photo subject matter worth shooting... and since times are crazy with the Covid19 virus making it's rounds, I thought I'd go easy on you.
I pray you all are safe from it...
I think the experts are telling everyone to:

"Sit In Your Kitchen and Bake Something"

Yes, I double checked that...truth right there...Hahaaa
Love you guys dearly...



And... Thank you Sallygirl...hug

Monday, March 9, 2020

A Fun Filled Jan-Feb...


Our William came home from the Air Force...Arizona, for a visit!

I bought a new mixer to replace my Kitchen Aid...Bosch Universal 800 and I LOVE IT!!

I made strawberry cupcakes...


I added bell pepper to hamburger...put on cookie sheet then froze them...popped into a plastic bag.


I made Italian sesame bread


Chocolate chip Peanut butter & walnut...


Diced up 20 pounds of onions for the freezer...

Boiled potatoes, let cool then sliced up for freezing...

So easy to do!
The bread...

Chocolate Chocolate Chip...

The Kitchen Sink cookies...

WHAT??? Hahaaa...'ya gotta laugh...

Made dishwasher soap...

Made laundry soap (My old Tide box of powder now cost $18.00!)  No Thanks!  This works just fine!





The onions...

It SNOWED a little this year...

My rose from Larry on Valentine's Day...

French toast with lemon juice and powdered sugar...




Well?  Did you make it through all the photos?Hahaa...I can't say it's been busy...but, yeah...it was. 
Larry's Dad had his surgery in January.  He did great!  (Thanks for the prayers!)  He's now here in town at a nursing facility where they do rehab. He can't go home unless he's up...walking unassisted.  He's been a bit of a pill but I think he's starting to get things in gear.

Meanwhile...two days after his surgery...and we were parked in a Houston RV park...it was cold...rainy...I came down with pneumonia...and yes, Larry took me to an urgent care facility buttt...the nitwit child doctor told me I had sinusitis ...even after I told him I had fever daily...nightly...99.8  to 103...bad cough...but he diagnosed me by just looking at me...We left there and Larry said "to hell with this, I'm taking you home!"
So...he drove our car (rv toad) to my doctor's office (three hours back to Waco)  and my doc took one look at me...ordered a chest x-ray...came back and said "yep...pneumonia".
I was down a total of two months...finally stopped coughing the last of February.  
Larry ended up driving back to Houston to be with his Dad and I stayed here.  My Larry, my hero.
SO...that's it for me...How'd your Winter go?

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Bridal Shower, A Wedding and Surgery...

Headed to pick out a wedding dress!  Excited!





I LOVED this dress...wasn't a wedding one but still...so pretty.  I asked if she'd try it on for me...

Her mom, our daughter, Crystal...

Brickhouse Bridal, in The Woodlands, Texas





Her Bridal Shower...






Sami's half sisters, Ruby and Ema...

Raygen, me and Sami


Everetts (fiancee) Mom, Joycelyn

Then it was Thanksgiving...

Then, time for the Wedding!  I made the cake with my hubby, Larry's help!










Our William (In the Air Force in Arizona) couldn't attend so we Face Timed so he could be a part of it!  He cried...That was Hard to watch... :o(
Everett and his groomsmen

First Dance

Larry and I heading to the wedding in Crawford, Texas

Mr & Mrs Everett Parker






Where did the time go from this to....

to, This?





















Okay then!! Hahahaa...and that ain't half of the photos!  I know you're blurry eyed by now but these are the main ones that tell the story.  It was a beautiful wedding almost ALL planned out by Samantha.  There was only ONE bad moment...Sam's biological father, ROBERT, danced the Father/Daughter dance, OK? Are With me?   Samantha's mom, my daughter Crystal, remarried about five years after their divorce,  to Tim...great guy, husband to my daughter, Crystal!  Love him...Anyway...The mother of Robert (exhusbandbiologicalfather of Samthebride), BRENDA, (the old cow) went over to Everett (Sams new husband),  and demanded to know WHY he ALLOWED Samantha, his new wife, to dance a Father/Daughter dance with TIM...Stepfather...The man that raised her...was there for her...I am so angry at that old useless biddy!!!  None Of Her Business!!!  
Oh well...not my hound 'cause it don't hunt!  Sami can deal with her through her father Robert (bioDad).

We are SO tired!  Can't catch a break...Larry's 94 yr old father is having sort of elective surgery on an aneurysm at the top part of his  heart. I say elective because it's dangerous.  He was told how dangerous but chooses to have it anyway.  He Could live another five years without it or leave this earth tonight if it burst.  No way to tell..so...January 7th...We have to have it done in Houston, Tx.  The surgeon said he was his oldest patient...Long surgery...long recovery...IF he makes it without stroking out on the table or ending up a vegetable.  We wondered if this was suicide by surgeon (lost his wife last year, married 70yrs).  SO...please send prayer...he's going to really need it.  We had the "talk" and he says it doesn't matter...he's had a great life and is ready to go IF all goes badly.   

To top things off, Larry's (my hubby) down with the flu...a week now...it's just stress city around here.
Oh well, this too shall pass...

Well, guess I'll close for now.  Sorry for being so late but it's been...joyful and interesting.
Later...