Saturday, August 29, 2015

My fisherman

Only 2 are his as that is the limit. The others belong to the other guys on the boat. These are wild caught Alaskan Halibut.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Japanese food

Tickle me pink... We went out for Japanese food tonight. Guess what I can do....use chopsticks left handed when I never could right handed!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

First day of school for 2015-2016

 Prince Charming
Princess Grace 
Princess Joy

Princess Hope

We are trying a new curriculum for math. I must admit I already have a headache from the bickering and whining. Gosh, I hope this school year does not continue this way. They waste more energy fighting about having to do school than they do on school.


Recipe review- scrambled eggs

Sorry, I forgot to "pin" this and I don't remember the original author....

However, I saw this on Pinterest, tried it, and thought I'd share...

One "dollop" cottage cheese per egg. That means I did 5 dollops for 5 eggs.
This was very yummy scrambled eggs this morning:
Even if you aren't a cottage cheese fan, it just adds a nice creamy texture element and a "twang" to the scrambled eggs.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Count your blessings

This is a rather convoluted blessing...

Tonight was a celebration a church. My hubby had to go into work. Southern Baptists do many things well...especially eat! We use any reason to eat!

 As a result of scar tissue from my trach, I often choke when I eat... Almost every time...

A tortilla chip got stuck in my throat tonight, setting off a rather violent choking episode while at church. Eyes watering, skin burning because I coughed so hard, sort of choking. One friend, who has eaten at my house, and who was sitting at another table, jumped up and got me tea. She knew what to do, didn't panic, and helped solve the problem. While I'm not at all glad I choked, I am glad to have good friends watching out for me even when my hubby isn't there. So my blessing for the afternoon was a cup of sweet tea. I was also blessed by some sweet fellowship that I have not had the privledge of for a long time.

Btw, I was told by a speech pathologist not to drink water when I choke, but that I need to drink something sweet. She said that the sweet will help trigger a swallow response. Believe it or not, I almost always choke on plain water. However, sweetened drinks go down fine.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

This made me laugh today...

My car is blue.
We call it Smurfette.
It has "blue eyes"....headlights.
There is a sticker on it in outline of Smurfette kissing a Boy Smurf on the cheek.
The Smurfs was a fav cartoon as a kid.

...can you guess why I giggled? 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bike ride

I can't express what joy I get from being able to go on a bike ride with my kids.
There was a time where this was not possible. It brings me sheer joy to be able to feel the wind blow past me and to do something my kids enjoy. Who cares if my "bike" has three wheels...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Grilled peaches

Super simple summer dessert. It can be topped with vanilla ice cream, or eaten plain.

Halve the peaches and remove the pit
Brush with liquid coconut oil
Grill face down about 5ish minutes


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ready to start... Homeschool

The twins are doing history and language arts on computer, and science at co- op, so they don't have folders for those things.

I bought $1 cardboard magazine holders and let them decorate their own. It really tidies up the school shelf. 

Incidentally....I've had those peach crates that I use as shelves since I was a teen.