Monday, January 15, 2018

Snow, snow everywhere! It's a good time to be inside. I am going a bit stir crazy being in so long. I have been in the recliner with my feet up since I am retaining fluid in legs, ankles and feet. I just heard back from the Dr. and they called in a water pill. Hopefully I will be able to get out tomorrow and go pick it up.

This is a pathetic attempt at the Twofercardchallenge but I so wanted to do it. It turns out I can't figure out how to print on the new computer. My whole card depended on me typing "What a feather in your hat". As a last resort I printed it. I'm so happy to be making cards I'm going to enter it anyway. Going back to recliner now. Be kind to one another.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thank you all so very much for the get well wishes. They are so uplifting. I am home now from the ER. My son took me Sunday afternoon and I came home Wed. evening. It was not pneumonia like they said at Immediate Care, but a lung infection. The hospital was overwhelmed with flu and pneumonia patients and I stayed in the ER for 24 hours before a room was available. Had lots of antibiotics and meds pumped into me and breathing tests done. I came home with the same cough I went in with and hope to be able to get rid of it soon. It is impacting my breathing but it will pass. My energy is so low I have to rest between walking from room to room but I can tell it is getting better. Last night was my first good nights sleep. No sleep in the hospital, I think that may be a written rule. It is part of patients rights! Just a heads up for anyone going to the ER - my hospital no longer gives out those little pacts of kleenex and lotion and tooth brush and tooth paste. Don't ask how I know this.

I am being well taken care of. My SIL and granddaughter have gotten me groceries and took trash out and mail in. Right now the windows are completely iced in and snow is expected all day so I am not going anywhere. Poor Molly has had a rough week too. My son took her home with him Sunday. They have two big dogs so she was kept busy but did not sleep at night. She paced and whined looking for me. She has been sleeping so hard since we got back home.

My goal this week is to participate in Darnell's new Twofer Challenge. I have been looking forward to it and now don't have the umpf to make the cards. I hope you all get a chance to join in. I missed you all so much and probably won't go back and try to catch up but I will be visiting as soon as I can. Be kind to one another and wear a paper mask if you go out. The flu is everywhere.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

I seem to have another unintended blog break. I have been so very sick since Tuesday and haven't been on the computer. I knew I felt so bad, slept all day Tuesday and got started on my meds Wed. for bronchitis. I did feel somewhat better Thursday but laid around most the of day. Yesterday was worse. Could hardly breathe and wasn't having a productive cough like I usually do by day two so I was concerned. I went to Immediate Care today and turns out I have pneumonia in both lungs. They were so through with chest x ray (three views) breathing treatment and the Dr. called the radiologist at the hospital to have him check my x-rays against my previous ones. The problem is that now it is 1:04 am and I am shaking life a leaf and can't sleep. He gave me Agumenton and said it could cause rapid heart rate. That is not the case but I am really shaking and trembling so hard I can barely type. I will say the meds are working if you want a productive cough. I am coughing so hard I may become incontinent. I don't feel that will be a good look for me.If  I'm not better in two days I am to go directly to the ER. Dr. said don't do anything, just take it easy. They took me out in a wheelchair to my car that had been parked there for three hours and 40 minutes in nine degree weather to drive to the pharmacy and walk through the entire store to get my meds, that so far have made me crazy. So, I'm trying to determine if it was a good day or bad day.

If that weren't enough, when I got home, Molly who normally eats her dinner at 4 pm almost chewed my leg off since it was 8 pm. Turns out she made her own meal of a chocolate candy bar that my granddaughter included in my Christmas bag. She has been tossing and turning every since she went to bed. I hope she will be ok. That's my narrative to begin 2018 and we're only 7 days in. Surely better times are on the way. Be kind to one another.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!! I hope this year brings you excellent health, lots of love and peace. I took an unintentional blog break this past week. My family got me a Smart TV and I have been working with it. It is not something I would have gotten myself but I do love it. I'm not a big movie watcher but with all these to choose from I will be watching some. The facebook and youtube videos are so much fun to watch on a big screen. I'm not sure about Amazon Prime though. If you have it, can you watch their movies for free? Does anyone know? Most of the sites you have to pay for. The kids gave me NetFlix so I'm good with that. This TV came at a good time with all this freezing weather so I'm staying in. 

I'm sad to say I haven't made a card for several weeks now. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween burn out, I think. I had a request for my Crock Pot Apple Butter so I am posting that today. Be kind to one another.

2 quarts apple sauce
3 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 and 2/3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 and 2/3 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cinamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Cook with lid on crock pot for 2-3 hours on low. Remove lid and cook till liquid cooks away. 
The whole process takes about 5-8 hours. Stir every so often.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merriest of Christmas to everyone. I hope you have a wonderful day and lots of stamping goodies. Let's give thanks for our Savior, the reason for the season. If you are traveling, be safe and I hope you are all in good health. Thank you for all your support during this last year and your great comments on this blog. I appreciate all of you so very much and hope to see you all in the coming year. Be kind to one another.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Today is my free day before I start cooking. I'm going out to get a new battery for my flashlight and Mason jars . I know this is a strange opening but I'll tell you why. Doesn't have a thing to do with cards so you can skip this paragraph.  When I take Molly out before bedtime I use a flashlight to scan the common area behind our house and the fence that encloses the field to the right of me. We have coyotes in that field and they come out mostly at night although twice I've seen them in the daytime. I scanned and everything was fine so she went out. I had just closed the storm door and she was right by our fence when a coyote came between mine and the house next door and was right along side of her. When I shined the light on it, it slowly walked out in the common area and across the backyard, then turned to watch us. I could see those red eyes shining in my flashlight. Molly walked all the way across the backyard and was totally unconcerned. As I went across the yard to get her (because of course she didn't come when I called her) another coyote ran across the common area on it's way to the fence. My heart was beating so hard and I was so scared. I drug Molly inside and I guess they went on about their way. The part I hate is that it came from between the houses and I didn't see it until it was right on us. I'm so thankful it didn't get in the yard. Don't know what I would have done. So I want to at least get a brighter flashlight. The jars are for my crock pot apple butter for the neighbors that I will make tomorrow. This is long I know but I didn't know how to shorten it and still tell you what happened. I will be teaching Molly to use the toilet after the first of the year!

This is an easy card we made in the Stampin Up class. I do like the unconventional colors and the big sentiment. It kind of explains itself. Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

We are getting down to the nitty gritty this week. Everything is done except wrapping and cooking. The wrapping is getting started or hopefully done today and the cooking will be next weekend.  It is nice not to be running around at the last minute.

This card is made with paper and the wood reindeer from the Scrapping For Less kit. I punched a scalloped oval out for the mat for the reindeer and added a bit of red bling to his nose. Be kind to one another and to yourself this week,