Saturday, April 26, 2008

Food and Sunday Sign

My nephew had his surgery yesterday. He did quite well and once they got in there and got it all opened up they were able to attach the tendon and nerve back and they thought there was enough bone left that it would be okay. The surgery did take awhile though. I was getting worried after he had been back there 4 hours! Soon after that he came out. I wasn't there but I was expecting a call from my SIL as soon as she knew anything. I realize all that time isn't actually spent doing the surgery but there is the prepping and the recovery room, etc. Afterwards they gave him a nerve block so he felt nothing (like your arm is asleep) and it lasted until this morning. He said he got a little nervous last night around midnight, because it's such a weird feeling and he thought it should be wearing off by then, and he called the doctor and talked with him. He actually got to talk to one of the doctors that assisted with the surgery and gave him more details about what all they did, and at that time of the night! Wow, what a rarity that is!! Kudos to that doctor! He has a cast-like thing on with an ace bandage covering that and it goes all the way up to above his elbow and his arm is in a sling. It won't come off until he goes back to the doctor in about a week.

Today they had the first of this year's
SomernitesCruise which is held downtown. I'll bet they had a BIG crowd today. I tried to get through town but it's all blocked off for this, so I had to backtrack and go around. The weather was just perfect for it. They had predicted rain but it only sprinkled a few minutes this morning and that was all we got. I have yet to go to one of these but I intend to sometime. Around 8 p.m. they leave and they'll crusie up and down the strip and you would not believe the crowds of people that get out early with their lawn chairs and get a good spot to watch them. They do get good support from folks and I'm glad. I like seeing all these old cars. I saw quite a few today as they made their way down Hwy. 27 heading into town.

I had ventured out to buy a new printer. The one I have cuts off part of the letters when I print something. It's not the page size. It's like the top part of all this line would just be cut off. Strange and I couldn't figure out the problem and it wasn't in the manual anywhere about that problem. When I would print a test page it would do it on that. So I just got a new one.

Tonight for supper I made this, which is called Hay and Straw. It is really good and my husband loves it too. It makes a huge batch so it can be warmed up and eaten for the next couple of days.

Here's the recipe.

1 package 16 oz. linguine
2 cups julienned fully cooked ham
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups frozen peas
1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Cook linguine according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute ham in butter for 3 minutes. Add peas, heat through. (I found it best to go ahead and warm those peas in hot water and drain them first to speed this process along).
Drain linguine; toss with ham mixture, Parmesan cheese and cream. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

I also tried
Paul's butternut squash fries. He had said that they made him and his wife get that wiggly feeling when they ate them. Peeling the squash was the hardest part, but I have to say that they are quite yummy and good for you too! Thanks Paul! You can go here to see where he talks about making them. Here's mine but they are not done at this point. Don't they look good!!

Do have a blessed Sunday!!

Sunday Sign

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Heavenly Weather

I think I'll not be stopping in at this business!!

It's been lovely weather here for the past few days. I set out some sweet onions and some flowers. Now I need to make a trip to Lowe's to get a couple more potted plants to complete one area I've been working on.

My nephew almost cut his finger off Sunday evening. He did it with some sort of miter saw. It cut his finger spirally and not straight across. It almost cut the bone in two and it jerked part of the bone out. He will be having surgery Friday in Lexington to get it, hopefully, all fixed back. I hope all goes well with the surgery and the healing. I think they are taking tendon from his arm and bone from his hip, or they might use cadaver bone. I know he'll be glad to get it done so the healing process can start.
Get your tongue loosened up for this tongue twister! Say it three times fast!

Six shy soldiers sold seven salted salmons.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sunday Church Sign

This sign was sent to me by Ralph. I really appreciate it Ralph, and I LOVE this sign!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Flowers, Rednecks, and Monkeys!

Things are sure greening up fast around here. Now April is already half over. Here's the small amount of phlox that we have but it's really pretty right now. I love to see it on banks where it's all blooming and so colorful. Too bad those blooms won't last all summer long! The black spot at the bottom right of the picture is my shadow as I took the photo.

Thanks for all the kind words from everyone regarding my husband's confusion. Poor guy. He seems to be getting worse and having more days of confusion. He is always wanting to go to work. I'm hoping it'll get better instead of worse. Just have to take it one day at a time and see what happens and hope for the best.

Many of you read
Jamie Dawn's blog. I sent her a game called Redneck Life. I read about this game in our local paper. Two women invented this game and one lives here and the other one lives in the state of Oregon!! I never thought about Oregon having rednecks, but I guess every state has some. They said they used her hometown and this town (Somerset) as the basis for the game. The article said that several years ago they were here at the local Walmart and they saw people sitting in their cars and drinking. Then a man got out of a car and peed on his car tire. LOL Well, we have a new Walmart now and that sort of thing doesn't happen, but I can believe it of the old Walmart. That place was wild and not visited at night by folks of the genteel persuasion!! I never went there at night but once. It was the cruising place for all the kids. Due to the traffic it was so hard to get in and out and I vowed I'd NEVER go back again at night, and I didn't.

After they ran that article in the paper about the game there were a few angry letters to the editor by folks who didn't like them making fun of our town. I don't think it's making fun really. After all, it's not like that now, and I'm not one to take things like that personally, like others are.

The game is sold locally at the car wash, which adds to it's "redneckism" I guess!! You can also buy it on as well, or just type in Redneck Life and it'll bring you up places you can order it from. I knew if anyone would enjoy the game that Jamie Dawn and her family would!! I'd buy the game for myself if I had anyone to play it with!

Here's a joke for you all. Now I must get out there and mow my lawn again. More rain is moving in and I want to cut it before the rain comes! Do have a wonderful weekend!!
A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race come about?"
The mother answered: "God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so all mankind was made."

Two days later she asks her father the same question. The father answered:"Many years ago there were monkeys,and we developed from them."

The confused girl returns to her mother and says: "Mom, how is it possible that you told me that the human race was created by God and Papa says we developed from monkeys?"

The mother answers: "Well dear, it is very simple. I told you about the origin of my side of the family, and your father told you about his side."

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday, and Your Sunday Signs

My husband has been having more confusion which makes it almost impossible to get on this machine without being called on every minute or so. I was going to post on Thursday night and had to forget it. Last night he was really bad. There is NO reasoning with a person when they are confused. I did go to the Caregivers Support Group meeting this week. They have it monthly and I try to go as much as I can. They give you lots of info and all the agencies involved in caring for people like that are usually there as well; Home Health Agency's, Hospice, Alzheimer's Center, etc. It truly is a good thing to go to and you learn a lot. They offer lots of material like the pamphlet you see in this picture. Once he winds down and falls asleep after being so confused then I'm too pooped to think about getting on here, so I usually head to bed. When I try to reason with him he gets angry with me. I don't take his anger personally. I know that is just the confusion talking. It's hard though, because he gets so mad I'm afraid he'll bust a gut or something!! Or have another stroke!! About 11 p.m. last night he got so tired that he finally went to sleep.

Yesterday the tornado sirens went off. We got a storm but it wasn't that bad here. However one of the counties joining ours did get a tornado with homes and barns totally destroyed. We got lots of rain, some wind, and small hail. The water below us is muddy today after all that rain.

Not one, but THREE CHURCH SIGNS!!!

This one still fits the bill now since we got all that rain yesterday!

This one is great for this week since they are having the master's tournament.

This one is great since it's tax time!! Only two more days to get your taxes done!! Have a blessed wonderful Sunday everyone!!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

10 Commandments/Sunday Sign

The Hillbilly's Ten Commandments

Some people have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. So this has been translated so folks might understand it better!

(1) Just one God

(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa

(3) No tellin' tales or gossipin'

(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin'

(5) Put nothin' before God

(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal

(7) No killin'

(8) Watch yer mouth

(9) Don't take what ain't yers

(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Now that's kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think? Y'all have a nice day.



Notify your face!!! I heard that in a southern gospel song. I don't recall the rest of the song and I had never heard it before, but I remember that part!! I heard that on the radio while driving and of course I started smiling real big. Anybody seeing me though probably though I might have been a little on the goofy side. They might have been right....but hey!! that's okay!!!

This is one of those pesky weeds that are in our lawn. It actually has pretty flowers on it but it's such a pain! Does anyone know what it is called?

We have had rain and then more rain. I took this picture down at the boat club on the 1st, and then in the second picture you can see what it looked like yesterday afternoon.

Now these next 2 pictures, the first one shows the boat club office, which is sitting very close to the bottom, as you can see the weeds there around it! They just recently moved the boat club office back to where it originally was. I don't think they would have moved it back unless the Corp of Engineers had said specifically that the lake would stay at that level. Before they moved it back it was way down around the curve and was right below our house. Now the second picture is the way it looked when the lake was down really low. This has certainly been quite an expense for them, as they got electricity moved to the club building after they had to move it and that cost them over $14,000. The boat club manager told me this himself. Now that it's moved back I wonder what it will cost them to get it hooked back up there. None of the boats have electricity or water now. I know lots of people have moved their boats to other marinas and such because of that problem. I wondered if the club would survive the 7 years they say that it's going to take to repair the dam, but perhaps it will.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Doo-da, Doo-da

The Campptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-da, Doo-da
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
Oh, de doo-da day

Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray

Okay, I had that song running through my head and just had to get it out. I feel so much better now.

This morning was rainy. Then it cleared off. I went to Lowe's and got all that stuff to put on my lawn; weed and feed, weed control and fertilizer, etc. Our lawn has more weeds this year than last, especially in some spots. One of those pesky weeds is chickweed but I'm not sure what the other 2 are. I'll have to take a picture and post them on here and let my smart blogger friends tell me! I have to say I did not notice much in the way of dandelions. I must have concentrated on them more last year!! We do have lots of the wild onions too.

So the first order of business was to mow the lawn, which I did this afternoon.

Tomorrow is supposed to be in the low 60's and partly sunny. Then we'll have more rain. Seems we have been getting lots of rain lately. But we may have a drought later on, so I guess it might be a good thing. I'm not complaining.

I hope no one got fooled on this April Fool's Day!
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