Sunday, November 29, 2015


                                                         A very Happy Bird

When it comes to circumstances. Do we control them?  Or do they control us?

Right now, I have only to rejoice the circumstances. My Oncologist said I can announce I am officially in clinical remission.  Hubby's five way by pass went very well and he is recovering.  
So I have no reason to feel down but I do.
Since August we have had medical issues and tomorrow hubby faces one more surgery. 

Here it is the Christmas season and although I am reminded Jesus is the reason for the season, circumstances seem to be standing in the way of celebrating the way we always have.
So do I let the circumstance consume me? to swallow me?  or do I chose to deal with it, to make it my friend, to find all the positives of the circumstances.
I will chose to find the positives.  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Not yet

We have the best medical facilities and I am so grateful. This helicopter brings in patients from the remote areas. Living in the mountains we have many areas where getting to the hospital in a timely manner would be close to impossible.

As I visit all the Christmas blogs it is starting to hit home that this indeed is the season to decorate.   Since hubby has one more surgery to endure I have put off any decorating for right now.  
I am sure enjoying and being inspired by all of yours though.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Just try it, challenge by Ree Drummond

I took the challenge offered in her cook book for making apple dumplings.
Nothing could prepare you for the results.

Just plain yummy!  I do admit her pictures are better then mine, but mine tastes as good as hers.

2 Granny Smith apples
two 8-ounce cans crescent roll dough
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
one 12 ounce can Mountain Dew
Shake of cinnamon to taste

Peel apples, core and cut into 8 equal wedges.
wrap each wedge in 1 piece of dough, roll dough beginning at the wide end, place the rolls seam side down.
Melt butter in medium sauce pan over low heat.
Add sugar and vanilla, stir for a few minutes. No need to to dissolve sugar,you want it to be grainy. 
Pour mixture over rolls.
Next, super crazy pour the whole can of Mountain Dew over the top. It is liquid, it is crazy but go with it.
I will add she suggests using a buttered 8x10 pan and I found that size of pan to be to small. I now need to clean my oven.
You are going to bake this at 350 for 40 minutes.
Serve with ice cream
It is yummy, just plain yummy.
If you serve two dumpling per serving , it will serve 8.   

Thursday, November 19, 2015

So it began

I have done a lot of soul searching lately, as life took a sudden turn in August.  
August 12th, hubby was not feeling very well and hadn't been feeling well for a few days. That morning, he decided to go to the walk in clinic, thinking it was indigestion that had been bothering him.
This was the first time I know of that he had ever left his cell phone at home.  I had not gone with him as you can wait forever in those waiting rooms and I didn't feel the need to do so.
The day started to roll by and I had not heard a word from anyone,  I was not really worried but was getting concerned thinking he may have been in a fender bender.
About 2pm, the phone did ring and it was hubby, calling from the hospital of all places. They were prepping him for heart surgery. 
After that phone call a lot of life is a blur. I remember calling Rod, our oldest son but got an answering machine. I am not sure I left a message as soon as the phone was answered I could not get any words out. I tried to call our next son and I think I got something out because Tony was suddenly home and took over.

We have gone through so much, but the surgery was successful.  Praise God.  The months have passed and I had put so much on hold. Sewing, reading, life's little annoyances all were put on hold.

So now the time has come and it is time to decide to blog or not blog.  I have decided to keep at it.   Yes, I am pretty rusty, hope to get better as the time rolls on.

Hope you will join me, this is a new journey.