Saturday, March 26, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I posed this wee fellar in my Rowe Pottery Crock. He was very good and didn't try to jump out. What a ham!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Jack went to his room to move around awhile but soon came right back out. When I took him into his room I said. "No snacks, you eat in 40 minutes and you just had double cake and ice-cream" then I went back out to the dining room. Soon he banged his way out there and I asked him if he got lonesome. He said, "NO! You put me in front of a cook show and I couldn't get the cashews open!" Then he laughed a lot. Go figure....that's my husband.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I had just arrived and settled into Jack's room when Pam and Jeff came in bearing gifts. A cotton blanket in a lovely green and homemade brownies frosted and all gooey. They also brought Gizmo as Jack has liked him a lot.
He could barely stand the wait. As soon as his blanket was open he reached for the brownies. He chowed down two while we watched and then I put them out of sight and promised he could have more later.
Jack was a bit sad today. He was thinking about his two brothers who had passed away, one in August and the other in December of 2010. Gizmo was the bright spot as he went from one lap to the other and then searched the room for any crumbs. Tomorrow is Jack's official birthday and Jessi is coming to help celebrate as it is her birthday as well. I have prayed that he will be in a better place and can smile more tomorrow.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
This recipe is adapted from one shown on the Rachel Ray show. Mix up a jiffy mix of corn Muffins as directed. I used another brand and used coconut milk for the milk, olive oil for the vegetable oil and cage free organic eggs. Then I chopped a Jalapeno pepper finely and added that with 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Turn out the beautiful waffle and drizzle with warm honey. Enjoy!
1 box of Cornbread Mix
1 Jalapeno, seeded and chopped
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
6 oz cream cheese cubed
1/2 cup sharp cheddar
4 tablespoons butter to brush on waffle iron
honey for drizzling
May also be served with an over easy egg on top of each waffle for a brunch meal.
The phone rang at 8:45 and it was Cheryl the director at Our House. She told me Jack had fallen and had a goose egg on his forehead and that they were calling Hospice but had to send him to the E. R. as it was a head injury but he looked like he was okay. He did say his neck hurt but it had hurt before he fell. So later after talking to the E.R. nurse about him I learned they were doing several scans and a chest X-ray. By the time I got there I had to hold him on the guerney as he was trying to get upright. He was alone in the room. Someone finally came after I found the nurse call and they helped him stand and then they had me sign papers and I then transported him back to Our House.
Lunch was waiting so I fed Jack and they nicely brought me a plate of Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes, asparagus and a dessert too. I was starved so inhaled it, stayed a short time more and then went birthday shopping for Jack. He doesn't need much but am making him some nice bibs like I had found at a craft fair. I found some cheery material and towels and will create a pattern when I find my dining room table. It is still full of papers from the bill paying episode. All is well and am praying it stays calm!
Friday, March 4, 2011
They just flew in from GA the day before to our frigid still winter weather. They will be here til a day or so after Jack and Jessi's birthday. Then off they go on their western tour.
Doesn't he look nice in green. Like a little leprechan I believe...
Just got my hair cut before coming over to see him. I look shorn but it feels good.
After we helped Jack eat soft tacos and pudding then we three ladies went to Famous Dave's and stuffed our tummies. It was a good night with lots of good conversation from ideas to perk Jack up to Charlie Sheen. LOL!