Hello Everyone. Thanks for coming by, pull up a chunk of wi-fi and have a stretch out. Some of you may know I have good days, and I have not good days. Well that is not special, we all have that. What makes mine a bit different is my health issues including pain problems can make a not so good day both happen a lot more often and makes them be quite a bitch. However the great thing for me is I have it very good comparatively and with out being a blind pollyanna I would say I am a lucky person. I am rather happy. I am not going to write a post on all the bitchy health stuff I am dealing with. Instead I am going to tell you the great thing we did this morning.
Ron and I love to do stuff together. One of the things we love to do is cook together. I admit I use to do more of my share of it than I do now, but I still am part of the two man team. Yesterday I came up with the idea of creating a breakfast bake this morning. I had made one 11 years ago and Ron loved it. So I gave Ron a list of things we needed and off he went to the store. The last time I had to cook everything in advance, prepare it , and then bake the finished mixture.
Ah how things have improved. Ron was able to get a couple bags of precooked crumbled sausage and bacon. The ham also was cut up, even though Ron did cut it smaller. We got a huge bowl out and I went to town creating my own recipe. First I added the crumbled meats with the chopped ham. Then I added three different types of shredded cheeses. Then Ron cut up a velveeta spicy cheese and added that. Then I added a bunch of hash browns, which are simply shredded potatoes. Now if you like peppers and onions you can add them. Once we had all the stuff in the bowl, I mixed it up by hand.
Ron had 6 really nice mini loaf cooking pans. I filled them with the mixture up to about an inch from the top of the pan. At the same time Ron took 9 eggs and put them in a bowl and using his new stick blender I got him, he whipped them up with some water. This he poured over the mixture in the baking pans up to the top level of the mixture. This gives the eggs room to rise as they soak into every part of the mixture. Ron gave the pans a shake as he filled them as the eggs settle in the nooks and crannies.
We preheated the convection countertop oven to 425. We set the timer at 30 minutes. We checked them at 20 minutes to make sure. Ron ate a slice or two and pronounced them great. I ate mine with hot sauce. I did not add salt with the mixture as I prefer people to add the salt at the time of eating as people have such different tastes. I agree it was great. The most wonderful thing is Ron and I did it together. It was a great joy to be creating side by side as we made this with no measurements or complete recipe. Poor Ron had to do all the clean up as just the small part I did wore me out, but he did not mind at all.
Here are some pictures. Sorry I did not think to take the pictures until after it had been baked and we started to eat. Be well. May your days not be bitchy. Hugs
This is so sweet. I love it. Children and animals have a special connection, I know I did. It will give you joyful memories to enjoy all your life. Hugs
A story we all should hear. We had a similar situation with our wonderful Purr only he was only about 14. He also took time to come around and when he did he was so loving, always wanting to be on your lap or lay with you. He purred like a diesel truck. Hugs
My wonderful loving husband worked last night. This morning he stopped to get a few things for me. I have to say he is so grand. He treats me so well. I am so happy. I find I am happy and content in ways that grow deeper every day. Ron and I are closer every day. It stuns me that after 26 + years we are still so deeply in love. Best wishes to all. Hugs
We have a grand friend who is supremely talented and creative. He has a wonderful way of making things. He made me a cane and toy box for me, and he carved a plaque for Ron and I on our Marriage. Today is the anniversary of our legal marriage and he sent us these awesome handmade gifts. I don’t know how he does these intricate pieces. He must have the world’s steadiest hands and the deepest level of patients. Please note the dragon box that we can put an LED light in. Those dragons are carved out of the piece of wood that surrounds them. They are not cut out and glued in, he did them from one piece. The same for the ornaments. I am stunned at such a great gift. I would have ruined so much wood trying to even get part of them correct. Our friend has skill. Hugs
I am rather proud of myself today. Ron is sleeping he has to do a four in a row 12 hour shifts at the hospital. He is on his third day today. Ron will then do nine days in a row, something I am upset over but have no control over either. James is also sleeping he is doing 8 hour shifts at the bridge toll booths.
So I tried to stay in bed with Ron this morning as we like to do that. However my legs kept cramping so bad It was too painful for me. I would get up and walk to get the cramps out, and then get back into bed. I realized that was not fair to Ron , even though he did not complain. So I got up.
After playing on the computer and really trying to get my massive emails under control, listening to music and having fun I realized that neither Ron nor James had done the dishes. Now to be honest Ron had stayed up a few days ago and done the really big heavy stuff and most that were left were thing that would go into the dishwasher. But I put some music on the IPad and went out to the kitchen and filled the dishwasher and then manually ( that is a really sad word in today’s time isn’t it? ) washed all the remaining few items. Ron had said he would get up to do christmas later as I had had such a bad night. I couldn’t sleep, got up at 12 to eat, and then went back to bed, slept until about 4:15 AM. I was awake the rest of the night. SO he wanted me to stay in bed, but as I said the muscles were not going to allow that.
Ron did something this christmas I asked him not to. He got gifts for us. He got some for James, he got a gift for James girlfriend, and he got gifts for me. We have an agreement we only exchange cards on christmas and I got him two , one from me and one from the cats ( they ask me to do that, but I often mess up their message and then they feel obligated to either bite me or damage something. ) However this year it seems to be important to him, he is really thinking his time on earth is short and he has been getting extra life insurance and other things. I feel this is silly but it is his way of showing love. So I am going to accept the gifts with good grace and show him as much love as possible.
Everyone be well, have a grand time doing what ever you do this day. My best safe wishes for you all. Hugs
Ron and I bought a home in 1998. The owner was selling all the furniture in the yard. There was a kitchen table there that Ron really wanted. We did not have much money, but I went out to talk to the former owner. I got him down to 100 dollars, without any chairs. Ron was so thrilled when we brought the table back inside and found out it opened up to almost triple its length. Then my adoptive parents came to our home, they had bought a place on the other side of the state. He was a master carpenter and owned his own woodworking shop, complete with everything and ability to do any job, cabinets and home remodeling. He offered to give Ron and I a new table , one they had just bought made of glass. Well it turned out he recognised the table we had, it was a special table worth over $800 dollars way back then. He got it. No problem it was not the first time he had gotten something of mine he wanted and desired, just this time he did not take it by force. But time and life has a way of making things even. My adoptive parents insisted that the home they bought here in the park we moved to in an effort to take care of them when they were failing, be put in our name. We did not want that. However they disregarded what we wanted and did it anyway. So we found out we owned a park model mobile home we never wanted. However after they both died as we owned the home, the table worth over $800 over 2 decades ago, That Ron so loved, was ours as we owned the home. We took it back to our home. It will be with us as long as I have the power to make it so. It is funny how life works. They got it over us at the beginning, yet in the end we got the table back and they moved on into the past. I never knew the woodworking dollar worth of the table, I did know the love worth of the table. See I will remember as long as my mind stays clear the memory of Ron looking out the window at the table and saying softly… ” I wish I could afford to have that”.. So for me that little narrow table has the most worth. Ron wanted it. I managed to get it for him. It is something I treasure. here is the pictures of the table. https://scottiestoybox.com/2016/12/24/the-table/ Hugs
Here is the table.