Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013 so long!!

It's been a busy end of the year here.... I got both casts off and am going to Occupational therapy 3 times a week...its like a part time job...one with inflicted pain!!! OUCH my left hand doesn't remember how to do things like make a fist, grasp things, lift, or rotate...etc.  I hurts all the time-- my fingers are stiff and swollen much of the time...I don't think I will be able to return to my job for a very long time if EVER...the P.T. said it can take up to 6 months to get the hand working again! So I don't know... its an uncertain time in life for me...so I will make the best of it..



Getting ready to go upstate for the Holiday so we've been cooking again!! Yesterday my friend and I met for our celebration...it was held in margaritaville!  Ya! We ate drank and was merry...
I made some strawberry jam for gifting....



And Sis finished the room I had started when I had the fall...I took this photo after we had replaced some of the furnishings...when we get it all set up I'll take more..


I hope all of you are geared up for a big celebration..it was hot as could be today here...we put the AC on!! I'm very ready to move into 2014!!!




PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Let There Be Sweets!!

AS it turned out we went "hog wild" and baked like a couple of  mad women!!! I told you about the bunt cake....Okay I insisted I could stir up the frosting with my cast-clad right hand no we didn't duck tape the whisk to my hand but almost...and I did but it took me so long the frosting cooled before I could drizzle ....so I slathered instead! More is better Right?

before the frosting took place!

chocolate truffle bunt cake!

And Y'all know how I love to make food faces?  How 'bout this delightfully sweet face?


This is pumpkin cake with cranberries baked in and a couple of cup cakes to with the extra batter..
BUT we didnt stop there No NO No...we saw yet another recipe we had to master...this may look like an ordinary Pecan Pie....on the surface but under that golden brown gooey layer ...


...is a layer of Pumpkin Pie!! So this is a Pecan Pumpkin Pie!!! And its all gone now!!

After all those sugar soaked treats I decided to eat a star fish for breakfast!!


On Black Friday I went shopping...at The Goodwill Store.  I found something affordable for resale on my Ebay site...got it for a bargain 50c...he is so cool he talks sings and moves his mouth....do you recognize this guy?


All this helped to makes brighter here in Dixxeland!!  I also won a bid on a Kodak to replace my broken camera...It should arrive Thursday!! Meanwhile rehab continues and the other cast comes off in 6 days!!!


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.