Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cookie Baking

Today was the first day of Christmas break, soooo, we baked cookies. Peanut Butter Hershey Kisses Cookies, Rolo Cookies, and My Love Cookies (that's what my boys call them because the secret ingredient is love). We had plans to do sugar cookies and butter toffee cookies but maybe tomorrow instead. Perhaps tomorrow I will show you pictures of all the cookies, but not tonight because I am lazy and tired.

Monday, December 22, 2008

What to do with all these eggs......

So, we are getting a lot of eggs. Every other day is an eight egg day with the days in between providing 3-4 eggs. They are still on the small to medium size but for a family of four it's a lot of eggs. I'm giving my Aunt a dozen whenever she needs them, she's teaching me how to play the piano (we both think we are getting the better end of the deal, LOL). Once they pickup in size I have a friend at the library who is anxiously waiting to buy some.

In the meantime, I've got to figure out what to do with all these eggs.

Last night I made a spinach, bacon and potato frittata and it was enjoyed by everyone but G (he's seven, okay almost eight and still pretty picky). Tomorrow will be a cookie baking day, I'm quite sure I'll use up several for that.

I requested a few egg cookbooks from my library. Hopefully I will be inspired!

Maybe this will help.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Farm Mom

Today is Farm Mom's birthday.

Everybody go wish her a Happy, Happy Day at Children in the Corn

Friday, December 19, 2008

A double yolk

Sorry for the glare. This egg was our first "bigger" egg and when I cracked it open there were two little yolks in there. No Danni, I didn't weigh it. Mainly because I don't have a scale here at home to do so. I'm waiting until after Christmas, just in case someone got the hint that I wanted a scale. ;0)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pick me, Pick me, Pick me

Wow, I left a comment and actually got picked for something. I've been reading blogs since 2005 and this is the first time I've gotten picked for something.

Suzanne's blog: At Home with the Farmer's Wife posted about The Shack. Lots of people around me have been mentioning this book so I thought why not and lo and behold she picked my name. Woot! Woot! I'm totally surprised and excited.

Soooo, stay tuned. I'll let you know when I get it and what I think when I read it then I'll have a post offering it to one of you!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

These Boots Were Made For Muckin'

Here ya go Lisa ~

These are the boots I wear the most right now. When it's really moist.

In the sun.

My trusty closed toe crocs, this is what I use in the dryer times.

These are my fav. I lurve orange! I only use these in the summer for a quick trip out to the coop.

*and yes those are comfy house pants. ;0)

Monday, December 08, 2008

A Dozen or So

Well, it actually was a Baker's dozen but I had two eggs for breakfast. ;0)

This is interesting, huh? I've named it the bellybutton egg.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Let me tell ya, it's tough recovering from surgery. I'm tired all. the. time. I walked out to the chicken coop this morning which helped my mood but left me sweaty and exhausted. All in all I'm doing really well. I can't eat much so I'm guessing over the next month I will lose some of this extra weight. ;0) That's something to look forward to. This surgery is very similar to some one getting their stomach stapled. So, I can eat a tablespoon or two at a time. Then I'm stuffed and have to wait a couple of hours to eat again. I'm eating like 6 to 8 times a day. But I'm eating an 1/8 to 1/16 of what I ate before.

I've learned a couple of things so far about myself: 1. I have a really hard time waking from anesthesia, when I had my appy 6 years ago, I don't remember having such a difficult time, but I wasn't under as long either. 2. Me and narcotics don't mix, I knew I didn't like codeine and always refuse it when offered by the Dr. but now I know vicodin isn't good either, and morphine makes me want to scratch my face off. So, they gave me ultram which I guess is just a step up from Tylenol but sure did the trick for me. No crazy completely relaxed body and hyperactive brain, no crazy hallucinations, no crazy psychotic dreams. Just pain relief and sleep.

I've also learned how much I show affection towards my boys and how difficult it is to do that right now. I guess I hug them A LOT! Because I can't do that very easily right now and they keep trying. LOL K, I'm off to rest, maybe knit a little and catch up on t.v. Cause I can't do much else.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Slow but sure

The eggs are coming in slow but sure. First egg on Saturday, then nothing until Tuesday-one egg. Wednesday-one egg. But today we got two eggs. This morning I heard them doing the egg cheer. Brawk, brawk, brawk, BEGAWK! Then when the boys got home from school there was another egg. I'm sooooo excited.

Health wise, I'm doing fine, slow but sure as well. ;0) I'm still sore in my shoulders, I'm told it's from the carbon dioxide they pump you up with. So, I'm dealing with that. I can only eat a little at a time, all soft foods. And I tire very easily. So, lots of napping. I'm looking forward to sleeping in my usual side position.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Surgical Update

I'm home, I'm sore and I'm tired. But everything seems to have gone fine. Will post again when I'm up to it. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Time to put the trees up. Yes, I said trees, plural. Just two this year. I have three. ;0)

We don't do real trees here, two reasons: 1. The first year we were married we went out to get a tree, it was cold but a pretty winter afternoon, with in the hour it took to pick out a tree, an ice storm hit. It wasn't pretty and it took nearly a week to get that tree defrosted! 2. We have extended family members that have pine allergies.

Anywho, this is our annual tradition, Christmas music on (no Christmas shows, too distracting) and Santa hats. And it begins:

This is what we call "fluffing" the branches.

This is the tree master, he reigns supreme on putting the tree together.

G says there is no reason to stand up to fluff the branch, he can do it perfectly well in the reclined position.

Our boys are such posers.

The finished product. We go for the wherever they want to put the ornaments look. Oh, see that tree skirt, I made that the first year we were married, it's reversible. This side looks quilted the other side is a snow scene.

This is my tree, it's in the dining room. I put it together and all my ornaments from friends and loved ones go on it.
*FYI, I am not posting this from my hospital bed, it's a make ahead post. ;0)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Keep me in your thoughts tomorrow

A few posts back I mentioned surgery. Well, it's tomorrow. I'm having a fundoplication done. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers over the next few days.