Archive for February, 2012


Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I have been wanting homemade biscuits for quite a while.  I know, I can get them at several fast food restaurants, but I wanted my own.

Back in the late ’70′s, I made biscuits that the geese would not even eat.  Overtime they did improve and were very good.  I decided tonight would be the night and the grandchildren may like them.   I still had no bacon drippings or Crisco so I used softened butter.

The children each said they were good.   They were ok, but something was missing!   I wondered why they did not rise ANY.  First thought maybe I had worked the dough too much but that would have made them so tough, they would have not been edible.  I then checked the flour bag–ALL-PURPOSE Flour.

Hopefully one day soon I will make a good biscuit, one that is Grandma Molasses worthy.


I may need as much counseling in the kitchen as my friend Josh Brisson does on some of his FB posts.



Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

What can I say????  I do not understand!  Hot, cold, lukewarm.  I guess I portray the same, even tho that is not my intention.  I am just trying to keep focused on what is and what is not, words and actions do not always agree, neither do mine.  I do understand this and can explain, if need be.  Glad I have what I do–Life is good!  Hoping it does not change unless……….

Do not read more into this than just the words, do not add or take away.




Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

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Monday, February 13th, 2012

For years I have not slept well. Not too long ago, I only slept about 6 hours in 50+.  The past couple of weeks or so I have slept pretty good.  None of this waking up and tossing and turning for 30 minutes to an hour before I could go back to sleep.

Even taking a nap late yesterday, I slept good last night.  Why must tonight be different?  Tossing and Turning (sounds like an oldie) for over an hour and I am sleepy, but can’t go to sleep.  Since I do not have a specific time to get up today, I guess it really doesn’t matter.


Saturday, February 11th, 2012

After my last car wreck, several years ago, I had severe back pain 24/7.  The one before that did damage to the sciatic nerve.  (both times someone rear-ended me)   Minimally Invasive Spine Institute is definitely an option if the severe pain returns.

I have learned over the years to stoop not bend and this protects the sciatic nerve.  The only back pain I have now is if I stand for any length of time with little movement.  After about 3 1/2 to 4 hours at work, my back will start hurting.  That is why I ask to please not work anymore than 5 hour shifts.  Usually after being off for about 2 hours, my back will quit hurting, occasionally, I do have to take pain meds.


Saturday, February 11th, 2012

As cold and windy as it is going to be tonight, I bet Bullett is sure glad that I let him sleep in the washroom with a soft rug he can snuggle in.  I am almost tempted to let him in the house but I guess I better not.  He is trained to not come in the house, he will stop at the door and just look in.  Sometimes he may act as if he will enter and all I have to do is call his name and he stops.

I do not know if the food I am giving him does not satisfy or if he is really hungry.  He acts as if he is always hungry.  I hope he is only acting.

Bullett ties me down sometimes, but I will surely miss him when he is no longer.



Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Medical costs are going thru the roof, have you ever wondered why?   Same as we, the doctors and hospitals must carry insurance to cover the cost of possible law suits for mal-practice.  When considering Medical Liability Insurance, they too have to consider the premium and how it will be paid.  This is where you and I become involved.

If we dance, even when we must, the fiddler must be paid.  Dancing is going to the doctor and the doctor is the fiddler.


Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The other day I mentioned eating eggs with rice, same as eggs with grits.  Response was they had never heard of eating eggs with rice.   We are from basically the same area so it is not as if we did not share other similar menu items as we grew up.  Our moms cooked a lot of the same things in the same or almost same way.

I have been wanting eggs w/rice for a few weeks and tonight I satisfied that taste.  I must say the eggs were not as good as if they had been cooked in butter, but better for me.

Someone else mentioned cooking pinto beans with a T or so of peanut butter, never heard of that but will try it the next time I cook them.



Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The thermometer I use to tell me cold/hot outside is old but accurate.  I see no need to replace it, but if you are in need of an outdoor thermometer, choose well.

I am sure the one I use will make me shiver when I read the outside temp in the morning.  The low is to be 22 tonight not considering wind chill and the wind will have gust up to 40mph and possibly a few a 50.

Thinking I may need to add an extra cover since I have no one that will share their body heat.



Saturday, February 11th, 2012

I used to nap all the time!!  Every chance I got, I would go to sleep, even as a small child.  The past few years, I have not even been able to sleep well at night and have very rarely taken a day nap.  Some nights lately, I have slept very well, even if for a short period of time.

Last night I slept well and now am very sleepy.  You guessed it, “nap time for me”!!