Archive for January 24th, 2007


Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

First, I want to tell all those that made a post on the first carnival: “I enjoyed reading your posts”.

Stewed Down Squash w/Onions.

A little bacon drippings in the bottom of a skillet (just enough to cover the bottom) – 1 medium onion peeled and cut in slices or medium diced – 3-4 medium yellow squash cut into pieces about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Squash does not need to be peeled, just wash thoroughly . Salt and pepper to your taste.

On heat about halfway between medium and low cook onion until it changes color, add cut up squash and maybe 1/4 cup water. Cover and let simmer until squash are done. Check and stir often. After squash are done, if you want them a little brown remove lid, turn up heat and let most of the liquid evaporate, stirring frequently to keep from burning.

Recipe can be increased to meet the needs of your family. Keep in mind that squash shrink quite a bit when cooked. Enjoy.

Til Next Time


Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Mother was sleeping yesterday when I went to see her. Now when she sleeps it does no good to try to wake her. She will open her eyes, look at you, and go right back to sleep. So, I just signed her guest book, adjusted her covers, watched her sleep a few minutes and left.

The facility called me later in the afternoon to tell me the doctor had discontinued her diuretic and potassium. I do not understand the potassium because the high blood pressure medicine depletes her potassium. But maybe her kidneys are not flushing the excess potassium from her body so she has too much. The nurse did not have a copy of the last lab report. After a week without these meds, then another lab will be done to check her kidney function and her dehydration and potassium level. Also a CBC will be done.

My brother is calling the doctor’s office today, maybe he can get some answers as to what is going on with Mother. I surely hope so. I wonder if the doctor is trying to determine if her body is beginning to shut down.

I need to get up from here, get dressed and go check on her. I should be able to feed her lunch, if I don’t drag my feet.

Til Next Time