Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sick of being sick

I just want to feel even kinda good! I had so many plans for this past week. I didn't have anywhere I had to go and I was going to spring clean and organize. I have to rest alot of times so I knew it would take all week and more. Then........I get sick. Monday morning I woke up with a sore throat and it all went downhill from there. Finally, on Thurs. I thought I was getting better and got a little motivation to do some cleaning and by that evening I was a mess. So.......after not going ANYWHERE all week and this weekend I still feel yuck. I guess I just made my blog a venting board. lol Spring Break is this week and I'm hoping it goes better. I'll just do what cleaning I can and hope that I feel good enough for us to go camping Thurs. and Fri.

Here is a picture of Brooke with her little monkey she wanted for her birthday. It's so ugly it's cute! :-)
Here is my 53 cent shopping spree at CVS! I'm trying to learn to play the register rewards game, by using those, coupons and sales. Brooke was pretty impressed. She kept saying...FIFTY-THREE CENTS???? lol
And head hurts and I think I'll save anymore exciting news I may have for later! :-)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

These are soooo good! I made them for Chris and Christopher and was hoping I wouldn't like them. No such luck!

Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Granulated sugar
1 recipe Peanut Cream Filling

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In bowl beat peanut butter and shortening with mixer on med. speed for 30 sec. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in baking soda, salt, and as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour.

2. Form dough into balls, using a level tsp. each. Place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten by making crisscross marks with tines of fork dipped in suagar.

3. Bake 7-8 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool.
4. Spread one tsp. Peanut Cream Filling on flat side of half of cookies. Top with remaining cookie. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Freeze unfilled cookies up to 1 month. Makes 4 dozen sandwich cookies.

Peanut Cream Filling
In medium bowl whisk together 3/4 cup peanut butter, 3/4 cup marshmallow creme and 3 tbsp. milk. Gradually whisk in 3 Tbsp powdered sugar.
Here is the cake, complete and set up at the reception.
It's a relief that it's over but the decorating part is so much fun!!!
My baby girl is now 9!!!! I just can't believe it! Time is going so fast........the older I get and yada yada! lol
Well, that's enough for now. If I told you all the drama that had been going on in our life lately you probably wouldn't believe me anyway! lol God has answered prayer in a lot of ways and I'm expecting more!

Ladybird Ln

Friday, March 13, 2009

Busy Life

First of all, Phillip is home and doing well. Pretty good for a guy who was just on life support and little over a week ago and not much hope to live. He will have to make a diet change and such in his life but.......He is alive!

I have been soooo busy this week. I forgot how much work it was to make a wedding cake AND I had Aunt Lois and Momma helping me with washing things when I did Elizabeth and Mark's!

I got the cake done earlier this afternoon and don't have to have it set up until tomorrow at 2pm.

I guess I did good! :-) Here are a couple pics.

The cake topper will be in the center of the circle of roses. The second pic is my favorite of the three cakes!
I took Brooke to violin lessons Tues. and before that went to a couple stores.
Wed. we went to church, Wendy's to meet friends, and Kroger before heading back home.
Thurs. we went to B.J.'s school program
and today I finished the cakes. Tomorrow we set up the cakes and I will probably crash after we get home!!!! It was fun, tho, and I'd do it again! :-)
Next week I get to get caught back up on the housework for company that is coming for the weekend. At least I pretty well kept caught up on the laundry.
I have a recipe to share later for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies! They were Great!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to Brooke and Update

First I wanna tell my baby girl "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" She's 9 today! She did awesome at her violin lessons last night. I'm so proud of her! There were times that she'd get frustrated and want to quit but since the recital it seems like something just clicked and she's really "getting" it now.
I have awesome news about Phillip! He's off life support and the drain started working!!!!! Momma was so happy when she called. God is Good!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This and That and Update on Phillip

Someone has come between Debra and Christopher! :-) Jonanthan is a hoot and such fun to be around. This was at Steak n Shake and I had a "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shake" It was awesome. That was before this dreaded diet!

One of my favorite spots in our house!

Pancake Puppies! They are awesome! I had them at Denny's the other night. The picture was right side up when I uploaded and goes sideways on here. I tried twice and it's just gonna have to stay sideways!
The drainage tube they put in Phillip is not doing it's job so if things aren't better by tomorrow they have to do another surgery! All prayers are appreciated!
I am missing my momma! I'm sure glad she doesn't LIVE in Louisville or I'd be in trouble.
Bye for now................

Daily Life and Update on Phillip

Brooke had her first violin recital and did a great job. In this pic she was practicing before the actual recital.

Debra and Christopher. She was describing something and I can't remember what. Her sound effects were great! :-)

Christopher took this one on his cell phone and I have no idea how to make it larger. I like it, tho!

My hanging ladder after I added my miniature kitchen tools to it!
Chris was able to go to work yesterday and today. He left work Thurs. and even made is own dr. appt. I knew he was really sick! lol He had some contagious virus and was down til Monday. He had me worried!
Phillip had a drainage tube put in his lung and if he does ok today they may be able to take him off of life support. He is responding to them. The nurse will tell him to hold up 2 fingers and he will, etc. He tries to move his lips and gets frustrated, I'm sure he's wanting to talk to them. Last night the drain was working well, so if it continues they won't have to do the 2nd surgery. I hope and pray they don't have to!
I felt sick yesterday so didn't get much of anything done. I cannot get warm even tho I have an awesome fire going! I like winter but I am so ready for spring! (except for tornados)
I am ready to get back to my organizing. I am on a mission!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Update on Phillip

They ran a scope, scraped his lung and that didn't work. They did an MRI and were taking him in to put in a drainage tube and I haven't heard anything since. He was opening his eyes alot this morning. Hopefully, I'll know more in the morning. Momma and Aunt Lois were staying at the hospital till everything was done.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Wow, alot has happened since I last blogged! We went to Washington and spent time with the Tooley's and had a great time and Christopher took the opportunity to take Debra out on Valentine's Day and seal-the-deal of going steady! I'll post some pics later but a certain little girl is wanting the computer! lol
Debra was able to stay with Valerie during Preacher/Lay Convention so we got to spend alot of time with her. The services were awesome and Debra is a sweetheart.
My cousin, Phillip, had to go to the hospital and was in heart failure. He already has emphysema and had pneumonia, and then has the heart failure on top of it. He's been on life support but they were able to turn the oxygen down and now he's breathing quite a bit on his own. He's opening his eyes alot more and it seems to be when momma and Aunt Lois are talking to him or going to pray for him. He's still in ICU but the dr. said he is slowly improving. They have more hope now. Monday they are doing surgery on his lung to clean it due to the pneumonia. I haven't heard more today but will update as I hear.
Thanks for all prayers~