Manic Monday..Heading Home

Today will be bittersweet. I have been here in Hannibal since June 24th helping my dad after eye surgery. It will be sad going home, but I will get to see the grandkids and my cats, fish and Molly.

I do dread the near 5-hour ride, but I will read or crochet.

This weekend I tried using my silhouette cutter on my own to make  a set of cups for the nice man and woman across the hall that let me use their internet access.

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They are not perfect, but not bad either. It took me a couple hours and half a sheet of vinyl, but I got them done.

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I took the cups and two of the crochet dish towels to the couple that let me use their internet and they loved  it. I got dads cookie jar restocked and made him a batch of dough into balls so he can make his own cookies after I leave.  I went to the fabric shop to get some fabric and decided to only get some buttons since I am not sure  what I would be making.  It has been such an emotional day.

My father in law is in the hospital so I think we maybe heading to Arkansas so it may be another week before I can get back to my writing, but I hope to get back to it soon .

I will miss dad, My brother and his family a lot. I love this town, but it’s time to go home.

I hope you are having a great summer

 

Indian Summer

Hello, everyone. Man is it hot here in Missouri, and I am not even home where it is usually a bit hotter and more humid.  This is my last weekend at Dad’s.

Yesterday there was a cool Native American show down by the Caverns. There wasn’t a lot there, but what was there was pretty cool. As soon as we walked up I saw the most beautiful Native American Doll. I had to take her home to my collection.

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There were many people dressed in costumes, and we got there around lunch where they were cooking their meals on campfires and in cast iron pots.

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There were games for little kids.

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Two beautiful horses Bo and Pie though they didn’t care to much to be petted.

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A sweat Lodge

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And we set on hay bales and listen to a man tell us a cool story.

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Dad got hot so he and I headed back up to his apartment. I need to begin packing I will be leaving tomorrow.
I will leave you with some cute pictures of my niece and four nephews in their hunting gear a bit tipsy.

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Have you been to any cool places this summer?

 

 

Fun at the Park

Hello everyone!  I still don’t have any crafts this week since I am still at dads. Yesterday my brother called and invited me on a picnic. He rounded up the kids, picked me up, then we stopped at the store for fried chicken and sodas. I added potato salad chips and a fruit tray and we were set.

The park they chose had a nice Pavillion near playground equipment  for the little guys, near the sand volleyball  court and lots of room to play ball or frisbee.

After dinner we played sand volleyball  which  I haven’t played Volleyball in over 15 years. With my disabilities,  it wasn’t easy but we e didn’t really keep score…especially  after the opposite  team had us like 30 to 4 lol. The little guys liked digging in the sand.

After a break, we gathered for baseball. I actually hit the ball a couple times, got tagged out on first the first time then I made two bases the next time. Later actally made one run in.

There is a cute cabin for t h e little fellows to climb in. They got to stealing and we found  the culprit was wasps. My brother went to chase them out but I think they chased him out. One got him on the shoulder.

There I s a hiking trail t h ere as well but we were all tired as nd it was time to head back since the oldest (my niece) had to go to work.

It was a very fun day and I am surprised I didn’t wake up so she I couldn’t move.

Do you like picnics? What is your favorite  picnic food and activity?

 

Exploding spoons!

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Hi, everyone!  It was a beautiful but hot day today. We took our morning walk, and there was a huge Corvette show downtown today. It was fun seeing all these cool car. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera or phone along.

If you follow me on Facebook you are probably aware of my knack for exploding eggs and burning teapots. Tonight at dad’s I did an entirely new trick. I exploded a plastic spoon.

Please do not try this at home because yes some hot grease flew. I or no one else got hurt.

My brother and his family came over dads. My Sister-in-law was taking the two little boys to the park. New Luke wanted to crochet, and the other Luke went with his mom to help out with the little guys. Brother  watched the game with dad..

Dad has a perfect kitchen for a cooking show or entertaining since it opens into the living area so I could stand at the stove and cook and visit. I was on my last three stuffed Jalapenos when I heard some popping sounds. I took it for hot grease or escaped cheese. I heard a few more pops, this time it sounded more like popcorn.  Before I had time to think, the spoon made a loud pop. I hopped back and escaped the grease drops.

Just in case you still find it hard to believe here is the spoon. I learned my lesson to use a metal spoon.

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How has your weekend been? Have you had any silly mishaps lately?

Drunken Chicken Part Deaux

Hello everyone. If you didn’t read last week’s post about whole chicken cooked in wine, check it out because this week I am making not one more meal from the same chicken, but two. That’s right. I got three meals for two from one chicken actually four since the enchiladas fed dad and I twice. I even used the leftover au jus for gravy last night and it was the best I have made in a long time.

Last week dad and I had the leg quarters for dinner leaving the backbones and breast meat.

To make the enchiladas, I took and shredded the meat into a dish and took out a smaller bowl for chicken salad ,the other I made chicken enchiladas.

For the enchiladas I took about 2 cups of meat, cooked it in a skillet with diced onion and a packet of  taco seasoning with a cup of water. I cooked it down and let it sit about half an hour. I shredded some Monterey Jack cheese and some sharp cheddar about 4 ounces each .  I put about 1/4 cup salsa verde in bottom of a baking dish.

Six 10 inch flour tortillas and divide the chicken among each and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese in each. Roll burrito style and place in dish. Cover with salsa verde bake about 15 minutes until hot and bubbly add cheese  put back in oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

Serve with diced tomatoes, pico de gallo quacame sour cream and any other condiments you like. If you have a bigger family you can serve with rice and retried beans to make it a meal .

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for the chicken salad I simply added diced celery, onion and a small amount of Mayo.  It was simple and yummy.

Do you have any recipes you like that you cook once and get two meals?

 

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