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Monday ‘s News

Better late than never ???

Our trip to the oral surgeon for what was to be easy extraction of two baby teeth turned out to be an all day ordeal.  The teeth were not only impacted but some roots were ankylosed. So…general anesthesia and cutting involved.  Benjamin did better than I did sitting and waiting on them to tell me he did great.  He is still fairly drugged and his mouth is still mostly numb so I will be up a while with him to be sure he’s going to be okay.

To say I am too tired to write is an understatement.  I will do better this week, promise!  I will be back tomorrow for Tree-huggin’ Tuesday and PLEASE, please be here Wednesday for Wednesday’s Woman and the “Knock Your Socks Off Giveaway”.  It’s going to be a great post and giveaway!

Hope you all had a better day than Ben did!


It’s going to be a busy Sunday around here.

We finished painting the window boxes yesterday and I will have two flats of pansies left to put into pots.


I love their little smilie faces.  One of my favorite flowers.  I would have loved to have some of the faceless pastels but after seeing these…they are perfect against the light green of the house.

The little man Sam is down visiting us and a friend called first thing to tell us his picture was on the front page of the Shreveport Times AGAIN today.  Cool.

bildeAnd going to do a little entertaining tonight.  Jerry is making Vodka Rustica and Ciabatta – I have no idea what’s for dessert.  What sounds good? Pie? Pie always sounds good.

Tomorrow Benjamin has to have oral surgery to remove to baby teeth that are embedded in his jaw.  Don’t ask.  I have NO idea how that would happen.  And my kids have some strange dental issues.  He’s not looking forward to it but hopes to have all the good meds people have told him about.  I have never had oral surgery…plenty of other surgeries.

Speaking of surgery, for those who have had gall bladder removal, is your tummy ever right again?  I know the most common complaint, so I won’t go into any detail of that.  Yuck.  I don’t have the common issues, because well, I refuse to have anything easily diagnosed or treated.  Everything I eat seems to get stuck under my right rib cage up top where my gall bladder was.  Not really indigestion as much as pain.  Like it hurts for my bra band to touch.  And you know I am careful about what I eat because of my allergies so I was thinking it isn’t what I am eating, so much as the fact that I AM eating.  How do I still weigh this much??!!  I am starting on some enzymes today to see if I can get some relief.  I did eat two helpings of spaghetti last night but come on, pasta?  Is there anything easier to digest?  So this lead me to the internets where I realize that my wheat gluten intolerance  may be getting worse.  Like it was one that I ignored because well, what am I supposed to eat?  Bread, chocolate and coffee.  Back to the allergist I guess.  Please don’t let me develop a full blown gluten intolerance.  That would be horrible.  I like gluten.  But you know thinking back, bread has been really bothering me lately.  It is one of things I could specifically say felt like it got “stuck” in my gut.  Good grief.  So what can I eat?  Safely I mean. Could be worse.  Always.  It just really sucks because we all love food and cooking.  But I know how serious sensitivities to food can be.  Jerry and I went to lunch last week and he got fried shrimp.  They smelled so good.  And I hadn’t had any seafood for about 3 years so I took one tiny little bite and chewed and savored the flavor and then couldn’t bring myself to swallow it.  So I spit it out in my napkin and within a minute or so the inside of my mouth was swollen and my lips were raw.  Geez.  But it sure tasted good.  So happy I had sense enough not to ingest it.  That would have been a mess.


Okay, I am done complaining.  See you all tomorrow!  Happy Sunday!


Simply Saturday ~Something to Smile About

First of all it’s Saturday, I am home again after enjoying a couple of days away with Jerry.  Granted, we didn’t spend the whole time together but it is still nice to have the time away together.  And then I check the weather and while I would really like to get my pansies in the flower boxes, I find this at


I love it when those start showing up in our forecast, even if it is likely they will change it by then.  I personally think 50 is the perfect temperature.  If the rain doesn’t hamper me today I will plant pansies in my window boxes and have some pictures for you later on.  But I have some computer work I HAVE to finish today.  It’s nipping at my heels!  Have a happy Saturday day, and I will meet you back around here later.

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