Sunday, February 17, 2013

Running Behind

I promised myself I would post more often this year and I meant it.  I just should have qualified that by saying “after tax season.”  That isn’t even half of the problem though; sweet granddaughter was back in the hospital last week leading to lots of running, many delays, and bunches of catch-up!!  Blogging, sleeping, working—it all went out the window.  BTW those of you who have sent prayers and healing thoughts our way, I just wanted to thank you and tell you they are working!  The Docs think they have found the problem (a compressed artery that requires a stent) and she is on the road to mending.

BUT there has been knitting!  I finished the camo mitts and gave them to the girl as a get-out-of-the-hospital-soon gift.  I also started the peapod snuggle sack for the soon-to-be baby, which will be matched by a hat with leaf embellishment.  I have yarn for the berry pie hat on order.  Add to those another baby blanket and a sweater to match and the BIG gift, not named because she sometimes reads my posts, and I will be ready for the baby shower.  If I can figure out how to get the work in the office done I will be home free—totally daffy but home free!!

In the middle of all of this DH stopped to remind me it was Valentine’s Day.
I’ve made a decision through all of this, when I get to heaven I intend to ask God to put an extra star in the crown of the person who invented the crockpot!!  We would not have hot food if not for the crockpot.  From oatmeal in the morning to soup with a chunk of focaccia or a salad for dinner, the crockpot is my food backup.  When we came home around 8:00 a few nights ago this chicken and wild rice was my reward for a day of hard work and running!! 

Speaking of heaven, have you seen the Weight Watchers Ice Cream Candy Bars?  I had one for lunch with an apple and if you are a caramel, chocolate, nuts fanatic like me you will love them!!  I can’t wait until tomorrow to have another!  About Weight Watchers--41.5 pounds and it’s still working.

Life is good!


SissySees said...

Hooray for the good news about your grand-girl. Flowers are beautiful, as are the mitts. I want to use our crock pot more, but I worry about leaving it on with Sissy in the house without a human...

Congrats too on the sustained weight loss. That's hard to do when you're busy and stressed, so go you!! And I HAVEN'T seen those ice cream bars...

Nancy said...

Glad to hear that your granddaughter is on the road to recovery. Her new mitts should lift her spirits, too.

I seldom use my crock pot because I tend to make too much and have to eat it for weeks. Your soups looks mighty tasty.

Congratulations on your weight loss. It is important to allow for a treat once in a while. Enjoy!

kathy b said...

Ohhhh I love crockpot food....You know I've made some moist cakes in mine lately. SomeDAY when you are less busy I want that chicken wild rice recipe....mmm

WW ICe cream ! what a find.

Your fingerless mitts are the perfect gift for Dear Grandaughter!!!

wishing you time to put your feet up tongiht~