Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
So, some questions;
1. Does this mean I'm speeding thru life with no clear goal or life objective?
2. Or, deep down I don't think I'll be able to reach the goals I have?
3. Does your body burn more calories if you dream running then if you dream sitting?
Friday, December 29, 2006
Here's a pic taken today by my brother Louie.
She's still at the nursing home having therapy. Her bruises are healing much better.
And her attitude is good.
She's wants to go home.
But I think they'll keep her till sometime next week.
They want to make sure she's strong enough to get around on her own.
Oh, and I'll make sure I post when she's home and ready to start dating again!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
• There is the exact amount of water on Earth today as when the Earth was formed. Water is never totally consumed. It always recycles itself, in one form or another.
• It is possible to drown and not die. Technically the term 'drowning' refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process.
• Juice that has 'all natural' written on the label even if it has less than 20% or 10% of juice... the water is natural, so the contents are 'all natural'
• The elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away. Also, a dogs' nose is so sensitive that it can tell the difference between a tub of water and a tub of water with a teaspoon of salt in it.
• The Catholic Herald, published in Great Britain, warms about the dangers of drinking holy water from religious shrines. While it may have curative powers in a religious sense, it seems that it also is a breeding ground for germs.
• Old Faithful, a geyser in Yellowstone National Park, can spout water 170 feet in the air. That is as high as a 17-story building.
• In Australia, a scientist put a Big Mac in a desk drawer and left it in there for a year to test the preservatives. When he pulled it out a year later, there was not a speck of mould on it. The only only thing different was that the buns were hard. He then microwaved it with a cup of water and ate it.
• There are almost 800 different brands of bottled water for sale in the United States.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
for the rest of you lurkers, here's a couple of pics.
My sister, who lives in Havelock, North Carolina, wasn't
able to be in Muskegon when our Mom was hospitalised
with her heart attack. But, not wanting to be left out.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
My brother Louie and his wife
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Today I received a pie from a customer.
But I feel the need to relate the story behind it.
When I was in high school, I worked at my Great Uncle's restaurant. I was a dish washer.
He went to work in the wee hours and baked bread and pies he served during the day.
One of those pies was a Pineapple Pecan Cream Pie!
I couldn't wait to get out of school, get to work, and hope a piece was still there.
Back to today.
One Craig's customers, a real baker, was so intrigued that she was determined to recreate it. Now, I didn't have the recipe, so all I could tell her was what it looked like and the consistency of it. Well, after three tries, she nailed it! And now brings me one every Christmas! Do we have some great customers or what!
Here's the recipe, cause I know you'll want to try it!
Pineapple Pecan Creme Pie
1 can crushed Pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz cool whip
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup chopped pecans
Heat sugar and crushed pineapple, add cornstarch mixed with water till you have a pie filling consistency. Cool .
Mix condensed milk with cool whip. Gradually add Lemon juice. Fold in chopped pecans and the cooled pineapple mixture.
Pour into a baked 9-10 in pie shell. Chill for at least 2 hours, if you can wait that long!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Yesterday afternoon, after we got back from Muskegon, we went to Craig's family Christmas get together. They only see each other about once a year also.
And from some of the e-mails I've gotten, that seems to be the case with a lot of people. Families scattered all over the place, people get busy with their own lives,
time flies by so fast! It was good to catch up with everyone.
And of course, eating great food! One of the best items was the stuffed mushrooms Craig's niece made. Delicious! Best I've had!
She stuffed them with sausage
and cream cheese. Yummy!
I went back for seconds and thirds!
She also made bacon wrapped dates.
They went too fast to get a pic!
Of course, Craig being the picky
eater he is, wouldn't even try one.
Says he doesn't like Dates.
Then there's me, I'll eat anything!
Well, just about. I have 2 rules when it comes to food.
1. I don't want it looking at me.
(like no head on a fish)
2. I don't want it moving.
( I like it good and dead)
I've also gotten lots of e-mail for cookie and fudge recipes. I'll post them soon!
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Back from Muskegon. Saw Mom and talked to Louie and Brian about her progress. As you see in the pic, she was badly bruised from the ordeal. But the bruises will heal as so will she. She's still weak physically, but making progress. Her memory is also much better. She doesn't like the nursing home, but who would! There are many permanent residents there. And it can be very
depressing. But I told her to work hard so she won't have to stay there long. It would be nice to spring her by Christmas, but that probably won't
Thanks again for every one's good wishes!
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
With my Mom in the hospital this last weekend, It gave our family the rare opportunity to get together. Our family has never been close. The last time we were all together, was at my Dad's funeral 20 years ago. Some of my brothers I haven't seen for 10 years or more!
It's kinda sad that it takes a family emergency to get everyone together, but that seems to be it for our family. One of my sister in laws thought it would be a good idea to get a picture of all of us boys together for mom, so we did. My sister in N.C. was unable to make it because her son has been called up for Iraq duty, and could go any day now.
But here's the rest of the motley crew.
The oldest, Phil is in front.
The next oldest is me,
the good looking tall one in back.
Next oldest is Louie,
the bald'ish one to my right.
Then Brian, to my left,
and finally, the runt of the litter,
Bruce to my far left.
Quite a group huh?
Picture was taken in the
Click on the pic to see us better.
It actually was really nice to see everyone.
It would be nice if we could all get together for Christmas. But I kinda think that won't happen.
Mom is progressing. We're hopful for full recovery.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Two days now, and there's remarkable improvement! She's talking normally, here face is looking better, such as eyes opening wider, and face being more animated. She looks and acts soooo much better! They have removed most tubes and are moving her from Critical Care to a regular room this afternoon. They have even said she may be released in a few days. I don't think she well be ready, but Medicare won't let her stay once her heart situation is good, even though she may still be too weak to go home by herself. We'll probably put her in a nursing home rehab till she's stronger.
Thanks for all the e-mails and prayers.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
I haven't posted in a while because my Mom suffered a heart attack on Friday morning. I am in Muskegon Mi. I am using a computer in the family lounge of the hospital this morning. I don't have a laptop yet. She had a blocked artery. They put a stint in. The heart suffered little damage. We are thankful for that. Yesterday they removed the breathing tube and she's breathing on her own. She is able to speak some words, and recognises us, and understands what we are saying. She is still sleeping this morning, and am anxious to see how she is when she awakens. There was steady if slow improvement during the day yesterday.
Will update this when possible.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Haven't caught any Rabbits, Yet!
But not to worry. Until the snow cover stays awhile, They aren't hungry
enough to go into the traps. BUT THEY WILL! And then ,
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
Okay, not really. Just Kidding!
But for the next two days,
I'll have to disable the traps because
I work 12 hours each day.
Which means I'll go to work in the dark,
and go home in the dark.
And after those long days'
I don't want to go out and
haul rabbit butts away.
But I will get them!