Questions, Answers and Comments, Oh My! A Short List of Replies for May
Well dears, I am not fit for much at the moment...I thought I'd be right back to normal, because I'd felt so restless in the hospital. I forgot all about those thrice daily naps I was taking and the very limited amount of exercise I was allowed and grossly misjudged how I'd feel in a normal environment. Keeping up with meals and dishes afterwards has been about all the tasks I can handle. I even refused to go grocery shopping today because I felt like the stuffing was knocked out of me just going to CVS yesterday. Mind you all, I am being kind to myself and not forcing myself to do anything. I'll get back to my natural energetic self eventually and in the meantime I'll let my body be the judge of how much I do.
I thought I'd try to make replies to last month's posts. Not sure I'll be as in depth as usual but I'll hi the highlights at least.
In my first savings post of May it was the Living Well section with my comments on blooming being a seasonal occupation that drew the comments. It was such a revelation to me when I worked it out in my own mind, and I'm glad that it resonated with you as well.
Shell's comment on this post that my blog is like a dairy of sorts... that was my intent when I left Xanga and came to blogger. I wanted my blog to be like my journal of life here in my home. I am so flattered by your idea that I ought to write a book. I love to write, to share my thoughts but right now I haven't an urge to write a book. Though I'll share I wrote one years ago and after it was all done, I set it aside and let it be. It was good experience and suited to the time it was written.
And on that same post Julie Baker posted a bit of wisdom that means a lot more today than it did last month when she wrote it! " You do have a lot of changes for others going on around you. May be time to just sit back and let it all happen....accept the things you don't really like as you can't do anything to stop the changes." Well honey, they have happened and some of them are my own to handle as well. We'll just absorb them the best we can, lol.
Janell, Here is the link to Laine's Letters. And thank you for repeated kind offers to do what you might for me. It's awfully nice of you, truly it is! I am in need of nothing at the moment, but your sweetness in offering means the world to me....All those meals I put up last month thinking they were meant for Katie are at my disposal here still. Her husband suggested I should keep them all for myself to lighten my load.
Lana, Cheddar is the cheese of choice for making a peanut butter cheese sandwich. I'm not a fan for or against myself. One of the other things I do with peanut butter occasionally is chop fine some turkey bacon and add minced celery and grated carrot to it and sprinkle that on the peanut butter. It's really good and straight from a 1940's magazine advertisement for Peter Pan peanut butter (Derby's Peter Pan).
Mentioning 1940's magazines, Dale I'm not sure you got my email when I came home from hospital but the magazines arrived while I was away from home. What a joy to sit down and read through them this week. Good incentive to rest and I love the short stories in those older magazines. Thank you so much!
Clothing posts were very popular series this month and I'm awfully glad Tammy encouraged me to write about what I was doing! I loved that on this particular post so many of the comments were from those of you who stretched yourselves to dress a little nicer when you were going out. I loved especially this comment from Angela: "I have so enjoyed these posts! I have tried new color combos. I added a necklace just to go to Sams Warehouse today- I never would have done that before. I felt so good about myself- felt pretty cute for a middle-aged grandma- haha. "
Janell: 2. What's the deal with limes in water?
The water helps keep the limes from drying out, which they will do naturally if left at room temperature or even in the fridge over time. So fill a glass jar with limes and top off with water (or lemons if you have those). It works very well and while it might seem 'new' it's really one of those 1940's tips that resurfaces now and then.
Janell also shared this yummy sounding pizza:
Karla, Sweet n' Saltines is a Trisha Yearwood recipe, but it pre-dates her. Most of what Yearwood cooks on her show are foods I grew up eating here in Georgia.
Sarah recommends the book Diet for a Small Planet by Francis Moore Lappe which she says is full of ideas for combining foods for optimum proteins. It's not strictly vegetarian but does include those options, too.
Now for a quick fill in on the last post in which I stated Katie's safe delivery of her precious little girl. Taylor was born in the wee hours of Wednesday morning via c-section after labor proved too stressful on them both. She was 21 inches long, and weighed 7lbs.13 ozs. Katie went home on Saturday and they are doing as well as any newborn upset household can do. By all accounts she is a very good baby, already prone to want to sleep through several hours at night. I chuckled over Katie's text that she 'had to wake her to feed her'...I gently told her that a sleeping baby is not a hungry baby and they will let you know! I am just longing to see the baby again, especially now that she's peering at the world. I can travel, but I tire so easily at present that I'm sticking close to home. Katie is still post surgery and doesn't need to travel the three hour trip down here either.
Now that's a wrap on this post! I'm thinking a short nap is in order.