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Feb
14
2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is the anniversary of mine and Husband’s first date…33 years ago.  It is also Benjamin’s 11th birthday.  So Valentine’s Day is pretty special for us.  We will have strawberry muffins for breakfast,

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open Valentine’s cards and gifts then this evening Husband is making homemade pizza ~ in the shape of a heart of course. And I made Benjamin’s favorite cake…Cheesecake!  Just plain old cheesecake.  I hope he is able to enjoy his special day because he is still under the weather.  Husband and I are getting a new gas range today.  It should be delivered about 9:30…Happy Valentine’s to us!!!

Thirty three years…seems like just yesterday. As corny as that sounds, it is true.  I believe we have another 33 ahead.  He’s the best.  Enough said.

Feb
10
2007

Sick of being sick…

Well, we almost recovered from the stomach stuff when I decided it would be an interesting turn of events to have anaphylactic shock.  Yep…eating a delicious supper of brisket and corn on the cob and WHAM my throat slammed shut.  Well not completely shut.  I could squeak out that I couldnt breathe and that we had no Benadryl.  So off we go to town to get benadryl or to the hospital which ever seemed appropriate when we got there.  I opted for the meds and stood in the isle at Walmart and drank liquid Benadryl.  I dont know if it really is a miracle drug or if I just relaxed knowing I had it.  But I began to breathe a little better.  So we paid and the drove around a little to see if I would be okay.  The next morning we went to see the family allergist.  I have never had a food allergy in my life so I was fully expecting after being poked in the arm 73 times that it would be nothing…a fluke.  That would have been too easy.  Here is a list of things I MUST avoid: Soy, Nuts of any kind, Cow Milk,  Field Peas of any kind except purple hull (huh???does that seem weird to anyone else?), Cantaloupe, Tomato, String Beans, Shellfish, Garlic.

These I can have small amounts of: wheat, tuna, salmon, beef, citrus fruits, coconut, raspberry, cauliflower, potatoes (sweet and white), cabbage, rye, onion, sesame seed, sunflower seed, English peas, celery, grapes, barley, mustard and plums.

All very interesting, HUH?  So I can live on coffee, chocolate, apples, lettuce and water.  YUMMY.  Kidding.  Such is life.  I will do the best I can and eating out wont be much of an option any more.  And the allergist said: READ LABELS…it is very VERY important that I do not ingest soy…that was off the charts. Do you have any idea how much stuff contains soy??? Or soy oil.

So I suppose I will have some new recipes to post soon.

Oh and by the way…my throat is sore and the flu is going around.  YEAH.

Jan
15
2007

ABC's about me…

A-available or single? Happily Married for almost 30 years
B-best friend? Really and truly, my husband
C-cake or pie? Italian Cream Cake
D-drink of choice? non alcoholic beverage: Diet Root Beer / Alcoholic beverage: Long Island Ice Tea
E-essential item I use everyday? Cinique eye serum
F-favorite color? Red
G-gummy bears or gummy worms? Neither!
H-hometown-DeRidder, LA
I-indulgence? Books and Magazines
J-January or February? February, First date with husband was on Valentine’s Day and my youngest’s birthday is on Valentines as well.
K-kids and names? Zachary, Jessica, Nathan, Hannah, Rachel & Benjamin
L-life is incomplete without? Love
M-marriage date? Sep 3 1977
N-number of siblings? 2 Brothers
O-oranges or apples? Oranges
P-phobias or fears? Black widow spiders and flying
Q-favorite quote? What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other? ~George Eliot
R-reasons to smile? My life is great. Almost stressfree
S-season? Autumn
T-tag 3 0r 4 people ~if you read this consider yourself tagged
U-unknown fact about me? I would move to Vermont in a split second.
V-vegetable you don’t like? black eyed peas
W-worst habit? procrastination
Y-your favorite food? Pasta Rustica
Z-zodiac? Leo GRRRRR

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