I’m still here…

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Well for those of you who think I have dropped off the face of the earth, I haven’t’!  Just a crazy busy life going on here.

I have been taking photographs and crafting.  I just have not had (or made) the time to blog.  I’ll try to catch you up by photos a nd perhaps blog more in the New Year.

Here we go…

Sometime prior to my husbands second surgery, “C” made Chicken-Kale burgers.  Surprised me!  I like them.

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I made lotion.  I ran short on the oil so it was thicker than I would like it to be but I just wet my hands prior to use and it spreads and rubs in easily.

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May

Mother’s Day gift

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June 2012

One of the very few garden photographs I took.

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My parents along with my oldest sister and her husband came to help out.  They weed-wacked, weeded, picked strawberries, and helped me get the pool back in shape.  Daddy also helped me re-do some plumbing on the pool which had been originally put together wrong.  Hence the need to get the pool “back in shape”.  Mom recreated a sandwich she had in Palo Alto around the first of the year.

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Fresh sliced mushrooms. She sautéed in butter.

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A very nice sourdough baguette sliced down the middle.

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Fresh mozzarella, sliced.

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Sliced omatoes.  Fresh from the garden.

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Spread garlic-basil butter on baguette.  Layer mushrooms, tomato, and mozzarella.  Then we broiled it for a few minutes.

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Sprinkled on some chopped basil and drizzled the top with balsamic reduction.

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Slice into individual size servings and voila!  Delish!

August through October 2012

The beginning of my spaghetti sauce.  This batch was so large I cooked it for ten days during which time an earthquake hit and splash the sauce onto my kitchen floor!  What a mess.

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Peyton’s first birthday,

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This year’s favorite grape juice ~ French Columbard.  Such a pretty pink color from a white grape. Who knew?  The darker one on the left is still hot.  It became a light pink as it cooled.

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December 2012

This years Christmas card.  Only sent a few.

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I made hand warmers as gifts for family, friends, and coworkers.  I stumbled across the idea on Pinterest.  A bit of fleece, 1/2 cup of rice for each, and a ribbon to make a pretty bow.

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I made a “themed” wreath for work.  If you look closely there is a walker, crutch, cane, wound care items, pain level chart, Bosu, Tens unit, Ab balls, compression stocking material, and resistance bands.  Don’t look too closely; I was on a rushed time frame.

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Swabs & skin prep for wound care.

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Ab balls.

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A “Tens” unit.

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A Bosu.

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Weights.

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A crutch and a cane.

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The bow is made of compression stocking, the ribbon is resistance bands of different tensions.

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I’m glad to have a new year to look forward to!  Merry everything, happy always to all of you.

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4 Responses to I’m still here…

  1. Henny Penny says:

    Decide to check up on you. I’m glad your still around. I hope your husband is well.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for checking in! I’m still here sporadically. My husband is FINALLY making headway in the right direction. I check in on you occasionally as well. Hope your winter is going well. Blessings.

  2. Mom says:

    Very nice. We loved the hand warmers, bath turban, and the cards. Keep up the good work. Love you

    • admin says:

      Thank you! So glad your enjoying the gifts. I haven’t posted the turban or the makeup bag yet. I wanted to get them to you before you saw them on the blog. I will try to live up to my “roots”. Love you more!

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