Good morning, friends....
Wishing all of my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!
The photo above was the ship my Dad was on when this photo was taken in 1943...80 years ago...Dang! Daddy was 22. The USS D222, Bulmer (D stands for Destroyer). He was a radioman. I miss him something awful. By war's end, he'd made Chief.
Warning: Unusually long post today. We celebrated our Thanksgiving Saturday the 18th instead of on the 23rd. You don't need to worry about commenting about every little thing.
I'm so grateful I had these two in my life...
Larry has started treatment for his bladder cancer (post successful surgery).
First thing he needs to do is getting a TB test...huh? (the BCG is essentially the same as the TB bacterium. If your test proves positive, they have to treat your TB before they can introduce it through BCG...yeah, I'm a bit confused, as well). Yes...we go in this morning, (the 15th) and they read it on Friday (17th) . We have the kids up for an early Thanksgiving on the 18th then, Larry will then begin his formal treatment on December 1st. Every Friday, about an hour, for 6 weeks. It's called BCG. A bladder wash. Suppose to eradicate any cells and keep them from coming back. The Urologist said chemo wasn't necessary in this case...thank God!
Prayer would be much appreciated...
Update: His TB test was negative! Thank you for your prayer!
I found this recipe on YouTube...it's Orzo and chicken. All I had in the cupboard was whole wheat...yuck! Too heavy for me but Larry loves it so I was silent on the subject and just cooked it. Next time I'm at the store, I'll grab the regular orzo.
I ordered this cute little sticker from Amazon. We need to get in the Spirit...and give the people behind us, something to talk about...lol
My roses are blooming like crazy in this wet and cooler weather!
Oh yeah...I've done this. You too, huh? Lol
Stop wasting paper towels when cracking eggs into a recipe. I'm the biggest offender... What a mess that runny egg white makes! I now just crack them onto a coffee cup plate then rinse it off. No paper waste! That stuff is getting so expensive. I'm trying to go back to some of the old war time practices (WW2) I remember Mom talking about, back in the day, when rationing was being observed. There are all sorts of things we can do to save money and resources these days. Here's a blog I know you'll enjoy. It's Down to Earth by Rhonda Hetzel. She lives on the East coast of Australia. Her husband, Hanno, died in May of 2022 of brain cancer. Once you begin reading, it's hard to stop! lol
So many tips and things to try. Yes, times were also hard for us back in the Carter days...but not even close to what we're experiencing today!
Managed to get my skinny tree up...The big one is in the storeroom, up high and heavy! I don't know exactly how Larry managed to get it up on the top shelf, but there it is. It just might have to stay there as I don't think he needs to be lifting heavy things right now. Samantha offered to get Everett and Tim to help get it down but I just nixed the idea...We'll do fine with just the smaller tree this year.
I found this photo on the internet. See the framed peg board? I love the idea! I might have to run by Salvation Army to see if they have any old frames and then to Lowes for pegboard and hooks! Floor space, in my so called sewing room, is limited...
I love this...
Getting my quilt project started. These strips will be the top. I'm done "practicing"...lol
The strips are from two jelly rolls.
(example photo from internet, of a jelly roll)
You can buy all sorts of color combinations. I wanted one that said, "Christmas".
This will be the backing and binding.
I made pie...
Here's the recipe for it. I found it while reading a sweet friend's blog, Granny Marigold.
It's is wonderful...Larry said it's the best cream pie he's enjoyed in a long while.
Click on the recipe to enlarge.
Oh! Just a reminder to go check your Comment section in settings! I checked mine and found more of your sweet comments just sitting there in the Spam folder! I published them and deleted the spam. That spammer Raj something or another, is a frigging pest! All they say is, Beautiful blog...and Please read my blog...
I don't think so! Deleted...until next time, sadly. I know there's a way to block them but that takes more effort than I have right now, to research.
I know it's hard to read a long blog...but I'm posting photos of our get together from yesterday...I took a Five Year generational shot....Gerald (97 Larry's Dad), Larry (My Hubby 76). Crystal (daughter 50), Samantha (granddaughter 28) and our Sloane (GreatGran 15mos). Bare with me or just say bye...it's okay. To me, blogs are our tiny memories pieced together for future generations to read. It's pretty well all they'll have of us. I try to put in my "feelings" as best as I can...I think they could care less about the color of my nail polish but then again, who knows.
And yes, we ate off of paper plates. First time in all my years on a formal holiday! I must admit, it was a life saver as far as getting the kitchen cleaned up...Christmas lunch will see my Christmas dishes.
See what Larry made me for the toilet tanks? I love the look! Matches the rest of the wood in my bathroom!
After everyone had left for their journeys home, I was tidying up the bathroom when I found this beautiful note from our daughter...
I had a good cry...It's been such an emotional year...We are very close...and I really needed this...
I have no words for all the joy my family brings to me. Nothing last forever...but I'll go down loving every minute of our times together.
Well, there it is...Another Thanksgiving in the books. Here's to you all...my sweet blogger buddies! I am so grateful for you! Your stories brighten my life...open the windows, so to speak, and lets me know, I'll never be alone because I have family and you...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (American) and I can't wait to read all of your stories!