Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Mr. Bug has been in our house for over 2 weeks now & I'm ready to send him South! Bob has been sick for 2 weeks, been to the doctor 3 times, has taken tons of medicine, & Saturday got worse. But after a doctor's office visit today & a Big Shot of some miracle drug (Thanks Karen...) I think he might be getting better. Thank goodness! There is nothing worse than a sick husband who doesn't like Kleenex & had a hamper full of "used" hankies for me to wash. YUCK!!! However, he spent some time in is Car Shop tonight so I'm thinking Mr. Big Shot is already working.
Tell me to never brag. I was talking to a friend this afternoon, pouring my disgusted heart out to her, (not really) and said that I was doing just fine so far. I should never have said it! During supper I began to chill, had a head ache, had burning eyes...& started coughing. Bob looked at me as if to say "oh no...". I about jumped up & down saying I refuse to get this junk! But I ended up in my cozy robe, & finally warmed up so much I'm ready to go put my summer nightgown on!
We also had sick grandkids for about 2 weeks which was just a ton of fun! They are all much better now-except I think Parker's ears might be clogged up. He had a DVD blasting today & when I would turn it down, he would turn it back up. Not a good sign....
Springtime...you can't get here soon enough! Hopefully Mr. Bug will get out of here & life can return to normal, whatever that may be!
More sentimental stuff when I'm not sucha "Hot Mama"...the kind that Advil will cure.
Friday, January 25, 2008
My nephew is a Champ!
Seems like he won the Final Spelling Bee at his grade school in Overland Park, Kansas. He won over all of the other finalists in grades 4-6 at Tomahawk Grade School & will now go on to another competition!
Jacob just celebrated his 12th birthday earlier this month & will be attending Junior High next year. Talk about making his ole aunt feel older than ever!!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Kerrigan & Macy
Parker & Karen--
Monday, January 21, 2008
So if only for myself, let our journey begin!
This week is my "two day" week for Karen's children. Parker, Peyton & Paige arrived in their jammies about 8:30 & were ready for their "chockie milk & cinnamon toast".
I can remember my Mom making chocolate milk for Steve & me. But she didn't have the Hershey syrup in the squirt bottle to stir up quickly. She did however use "Hershey's powdered cocoa". I can see her putting a heaping spoonful of cocoa & granulated sugar in our drinking glass, adding some milk to stir to make a smooth paste, then added enough milk to fill the glass, swirling until it was well blended! Yummm! It was a special treat & oh so good.
And she didn't just pop her bread in a toaster, spread with butter & sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar like I do. She would take a spoonful or two of fresh milk & drizzle over a couple of pieces of white bread. Then she would pile on the granulated sugar & sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon. Her oven was hot & had a broiler--and that is where she would make our toast. It only took a few minutes to almost caramelize the sugar & cinnamon! It was a delicious treat, even though it wasn't quite as simple as it is now.
Jeff's boys, Carter & Brycen were here last Friday. Usually they have cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, but that day I decided to see if they would eat the cinnamon toast. Brycen loved it! Carter ate some, but wasn't eating like he normally would as he had been sick. We will try it again & see if he enjoys it more next time.
So maybe some day in the future, my grandchildren will remember going to Grandma's & having a special treat for breakfast. The sweet smell of cinnamon!