Helllllo! I've been missing you guys. Hope all has been well.
We have been busy here in the pond, still running here, there and everywhere. According to the doctors I should be tired all the time and sleeping a lot. Well, for some reason that doesn't seem to work too well for me. After spending the winter holed up in bed, unable to move much, I want to enjoy every minute I can, y'know?
Also what keeps me moving is the pain. Sitting or laying down is so painful that the only relief I get is standing up. [Nice side effect, eh?] Since I have to be very careful taking any kind of pain killer I try to limit what they give me, taking less than prescribed. Standing on my feet seems to relieve the pressure so I tend to be upright a lot. But? It gets really boring just standing around. heehee Since I can only clean so much I am, instead, attempting to FATTEN UP THE WORLD! [In reality my family, our neighbors and Pooldad's workmates.]
To start off - my very first [successful] pie crust. I have always sucked at making these and had just about given up hope until I decided I would take the basic idea of a pie crust [flour, salt, fat and water] and make up my own recipe.
TA-DA! This one became a pumpkin pie. We ate it before I could get a pic'.
Another thing I had never been able to make is Cinnamon Rolls. I did the same thing I did with the pie crusts. I took the basic premise for the rolls and made them my way. These are insanely tasty. I am very, very popular at Pooldad's work these days. heehee
Our little garden is going gangbusters and we had fresh tomatoes on our sandwiches last night. The difference is amazing. Like eating candy. Soon we will have a bunch of yellow squash and green peppers to pick. I hope we can have squash and eggs for Sunday brunch on fresh baguettes. Family favorite :)
I will tip my ice tea to y'all and wish you a day filled with smiles and a nice relaxing weekend doing whatever it is you love best. We'll see you on the flipside.
[PS - if you happen to be in northern VA please stop by and help us eat some of this stuff. :D I'll put the coffee on.] Take care.