Sunday, October 22, 2017

Photoless Week 17


If you are looking for a post with photos, this is not it.  I have an update, but no photos.  Why?  Because, I have not taken any of my progress and hubby is still asleep in the place where I take my photos and I am NOT going to disturb him since he has not had a good couple of days.

I am still working on the blue with yellow variegated yarn shawl.   I have one side completed and am about 1/3 of the way done on the other side.  I have not worked on any other shawl than this one.  I did work on my petty harbour socks for a bit this week and did manage to get to the 12th pattern repeat of the second sock.

Gosh, when I put into words what I have done, it doesn't sound like much.  (sad face)  I did get a little bit of excitement very early Saturday morning.  Hubby woke me up with his second nose bleed that had been going on for more than 20 minutes.  He could not get it to stop and needed my help to clean up a bit of the mess off the couch and floor.

Needless to say........................he got taken to the Emergency Room immediately.  Luckily, we were the only ones there so we got seen right away.  The other lucky part is.........it is not the back of his nose that is causing the bleeding.  It is just very inflamed from all the blowing, sneezing and coughing.  He was given instructions on how to care for said nose along with 2 prescriptions for cough medicine and we were sent on our way.  We stopped at a 24 hour pharmacy to fill the RX and then went home to get some sleep.

Nothing like getting your nights sleep from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.  LOL  I was awakened by a phone call from our local grand daughter.  She was so excited because she had made 1st honors at school for this quarter.  This was her first time to make it.  She really struggles with Math, so for her to make honors is quite an accomplishment.

As for hubby....................he has had 2 more episodes with his nose.  If he is no better by Monday, I will call his Dr to see if she wants to see him or send him to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.  So, please, say a little prayer that today there will not be anymore nose bleeds at my house.  I will say, he is feeling much better now other than the nose thing, so that is a plus.

Until next time.........................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS:  Has anyone heard if there is going to be a place to sign up for NaBloPoMo this year?  I would love to give it a try and see if I can succeed.  (National Blog Posting Month)  I may just go ahead and try it on my own anyway.  It will be quite a challenge since I already know I will be away from home for 5 days of November, but I am sure I can still manage a small blog post those days.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Playing catch up

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The past couple of days have been so busy.  I don't know where the time went.  Well, yes I do but can not believe I hardly have anything to show for all I feel I did.

Wednesday evening, hubby and I finally got to go out for our anniversary dinner.  That was at 8 pm and the place we went closed at 9.  We just ordered appetizers since it was so late. When we got home, we watched a little TV and that was all of our big celebration.  We are such an exciting couple.

Thursday came early for us.  We had a Mass said for my father in law, who passed away 10 years ago.  Mass was at 8 am!  It takes me almost 2 hours for my joints to function in the mornings.  The 5:30 wake up was not a welcomed thing but oh well.........I managed.  Prayer Shawl ministry was at 9:30 but I was available to help set up since I was already on the church grounds.  We received 23 shawls from another church and we had to go through them to sew our tags and medals on them.  There were some that were way too small again too.  Guess who has 2 more shawls to enlarge...........yup.........I need to learn to say no.  Unfortunately, some of the other members just wanted to toss them away.  I was appalled.  they are perfectly fine items that just need a bit more TLC.

When I got home, I noticed hubby was sounding funny.  Great...........he was getting sick.  He said it was allergies.  FINE!  I went to visit my mom ( that's another long story) Let's just say she has deteriorated mentally in the past 2 weeks.  I was shocked at what I saw and was validated when I spoke to the nurse about it.  I will be calling her Dr on Monday to see where we go from here.  When I got home.........hubby sounded horrible.  I called and got him a Dr appointment for this morning.  I was not going to go through the weekend with him being miserable.

Thursday evening, I went to adoration and left the sick man at home.  He slept in his recliner so he could breath.  I know he did not sleep well,  Its hard to get comfy when you have a hard time breathing.

We made it to the Dr appointment and he was diagnosed with a Man Cold. (Very different from a woman's cold)  She still gave him antibiotics for prophylactic reasons as she could tell it was going to get much worse.  Sure enough, by noon, it had moved to his chest.  He is blowing, sneezing, coughing and right now we are dealing with a bloody nose that doesn't want to coagulate and he is refusing to go to the urgent care.  MEN!!!!!!!

I have dinner cooking.  We were supposed to have our friend over tonight for dinner , needless to say we cancelled that since he has heart issues.  I am still going to take dinner over to him though.  I have pork chops in the oven, rice in the rice cooker and mini apple cheesecakes in the fridge.

Nothing says fall like something with apples.  This was a super easy dessert to make.  I made a double batch so hubby and I could have them for a few days. Everything should be ready in about 30 minutes.  

If the bleeding has not stopped after food is done, we are going to urgent care.  And, NO, he is not on blood thinners or aspirin.  He just bleeds easily.  His blood work is all perfect so we do not know why.  I was really hoping for a glass or two of wine tonight.  Oh Well.

I am working on prayer shawls this week and hoping to get all of them done his week.  I have 2 to enlarge and 2 of my own to complete.  Fingers crossed that things quiet down for the rest of the weekend.  I have so many things on my to do list and it is backed up.

Food is about done.

Until next time...................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

42 and counting

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It seems impossible that I have been married for 42 years.  My hubby and I were introduced by my ex-sister in law.  We dated for 4 months and BAM......................married.  We have a blended family.  He had 2 children and I had one when we got married.  We had another child together a couple of years into the marriage.  We have been blessed by 7 grandchildren and love our 'large' family.  We seldom get to have the entire family together due to being spread out all over the USA, though.

This morning I had a nail appointment and when I returned home, I found this waiting for me.


Such a lovely bouquet and with my favorite yellow roses to boot!  What a special guy.

He really liked his statue and knew right away it was Jack Black design and was so touched that I remembered how much he likes Jack Black.

Yesterday afternoon, I had to take the Grand's friend home.  She was feeling so awful and I have a feeling she was getting quite ill.  I just pray the Grand doesn't get it.  I have been sanitizing her room and washing all the linens in there.

I took the Grand home last night.  She was so happy to see her parents and be back to her things and her bed.  I know just how she feels.  I get the same way when we are away for a while.

I was asked to share my Chicken Taquito Recipe.  I must tell you, last night is the first time I have ever made them.  No one complained and there were no leftovers either.  So here is how I made them.

1.5 lb of well trimmed chicken.  (I used boneless skinless thighs or you can use boneless                                                          skinless breasts too)

1 tsp season salt
1 tsp cumin
1 cup chicken broth
18 corn tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese

Optional:
Salsa
guacamole
sour cream

cut up chicken into large chunks.  Place in crockpot (I used a 2.5 quart) and sprinkle with season salt and cumin.  Add broth and stir to mix in the spices.  Set to low and cook for 4 hours.  Shred the chicken and leave in the crockpot on warm until ready to use.  When ready to make the taquitos, drain the chicken well.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Warm the tortillas either in a pan or in the microwave.  To warm in the microwave place 2-4 tortillas between damp paper towel and heat for 45 seconds.  Put about 2 Tsp of chicken on one edge of the tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.  Roll up as tight as possible and lay it on a baking sheet.  Do this until all the chicken is gone.  Place baking sheeting in the oven for 15 minutes or until the tortillas have browned and gotten a bit crispy.

Serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole or any other garnish you may desire.  Enjoy!

My house is so quiet right now. Hubby has taking our friend shopping at Costco.  The dogs are napping and here I am, updating my blog.  I think I will go and read for a little while and maybe even work on the socks some more.  I got 2 more pattern repeats done yesterday so progress has been made.

Until next time................happy crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!