Thursday, October 23, 2014

Enough already!

We felt another shimmy-shake again today. 5.1 magnitude, 47 miles from the big city near me. Everyone here is fine. Ok. I'm over it. I can put that on my "been there done that" list. Next?!? 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HEYWIRE on the blitz

For those of you who contact me via HEYWIRE, it is on the blitz and hasn't let me type responses for five days. Please contact me via email. If you need my email, leave a comment. I won't publish them, just email you...

Monday, October 20, 2014


Funny, it felt like when the Air Force practices dropping 1000 lb bombs. A 5.18 earthquake hit about and hour and a half ago. We are fine...just seems strange.

Gadget review for "strokies" and regular folks too...

I admit....I am a copycat! My friend J, who also had several severe strokes, reviewed this gadget. I then proceeded to find one for myself. I have not been compensated in any way.

I love this jar opener. Even pre stroke, I had whimpy hands and hardly ever got jars open.

This gadget, and I honestly forget the name, allows me to open jars I never thought possible. I can do it one handed if needed. My children love using it as well. It allows them to open jars. I highly recommend it for stroke survivors and even regular folks with whimpy hands as well.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Grilled potatoes

Slice 1/2 inch medallions 
Toss in a couple Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to your liking plus a sprinkle of garlic

Microwave them for about 3 min. Grill until you see grill marks....about 15 min...

Golden coins of yumminess.

A rant

We interrupt the regular blog content to allow Kendra to pitch a royal Queen sized fit atop her soapbox:

I'm mad. So mad, I was laughing so I wouldn't cry. I saw a bumper sticker today that made me glad I didn't have a loaded gun in my car. "9-11 was an inside job" was what it said.

Really? Thousands of lives, both civilian and military.... Really?

Dumbfounded silence on my part...

3 loved ones overseas at various times....

Wounded Warriors by my side in the hospital....

A hubby who takes care of wounded warriors every day...

Urr...I can't even form the words I feel.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

School time

Our new computer based program for third grade and above called Switched on Schoolhouse and Prince Charming doing Star Wars handwriting.

Water therapy pool

Cross post, but just in case you don't see it on caringbridge, here is the therapy pool. It is heated to 96 degrees and has bars and a treadmill. I've made a lot of progress but still have so far to go. I'm hoping and praying my insurance doesn't poop out and decide I'm good enough, because I want to continue.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Betty update

Via text: most likely TIA. More tests being run. MRI clear.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Columbus Day Treats

Idea: mommy
Labor: Princess Hope

Pumpkin cupcake
Blue colored cream cheese icing
Boats: Orange gummy candies, toothpicks with paper "sails"