Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hiya's all...  It's been a chilly, windy and very gray day here.  I took care of putting the patio furniture together and setting it up anyway.  Gretchyn was busy wrapping herself and her lead around the bannister on the ramp.  She is such a dingy dog. lol  But she's my girl.

That's her with my little Oreo whom I've nicked "Squish" because he's so smooshy and loving. lol  I have the best little phurbabes...

I haven't done much today except for the patio furniture.  My stomache's acting up a little and I'm not going to push it.  It's crazy if I get too active, like longer walks with Gretchyn, it activates the pain caused by my chronic pancreatitus so I simply take it easy until it calms down.

Okies, I'm headed back over to Creative Addictions to find another challenge to play with...


Monday, April 8, 2013

Good Monday evening to you!  Well yes, last Sunday was wonderful getting to see my grandchildren, son & dil again.  And even though I was elated in the day, I fell asleep on the couch after dinner. rofl  I'm such a wimp! lol  It gave my son some time with Anna and they worked on her car a little bit.  I think that was great that they had time together!

Well today's weather was outstanding!  A warm 72 degrees with lots of sun!  Unfortunately, my chronic pancreatitus kept me from enjoying a nice long walk with Gretchyn.  It was more of a ten minutes headed back home so I could sit down again.  I thank God though that I got a precious 10 minutes out in the glorious Spring weather!  'Course Gretchyn kind of pouted for a while when we got back.

I'd of put her out on her lead, but she's still psycho puppy and would eat her halter again.  Third one!  So I know for a fact that the Thunder Shirt wouldn't work for her, it'd be like giving her a mega buffet!  A $40 buffet.  Not gonna happen....

Well I hope you all have a wonderful evening!  Pretty soon as it gets a little bit warmer, I'll be adding some new photos for you...

Huge Hugs from Bowling Greens Crazy Cat Granny,

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Good Friday!  I got my miracle finally!

My son Ron has invited me to their home for Easter Dinner!  I am so excited!!!  It's been over 5 years since I've seen any of them so I am truly in Seventh Heaven!

Maybe now, we can get our lives back on track and start communicating with each other like it was before.

I'm so excited!  Did I say that yet? lol  A Huge WooHoo!!!

We're also going to Church for the Easter Service first, then on to their house for dinner so Anna and I were busy last night trying to figure out what I was going to wear, then what she was going to wear.   I'm still not for sure on what I'm going to wear because I've lost so much weight, not much fits anymore.  So I'll probably wing it...

I hope you all have a beautiful, blessed, loving Easter Weekend

hugs for all,


Monday, March 25, 2013

OMG what a crazy Monday it's been!  We got snow to begin with.  Thank God whoever shoveled our sidewalks was kind enough to shovel off my ramp!  How awesome of them!!!

Then Anna's phone went nutz on her and I couldn't get a hold of her for bean soup!  Her boss was trying to get hold of her.  She finally got home, tired and angry but got back in touch with her employer to verify her new hours for the next couple of days.  Whew!!!

All day it was phone and message tag between her boss and her cell phone which had gone wonky.

So everything with Anna worked out finally.

I was fit to be tied last night after I'd posted all my tuts and the Mystery tut.  OMG I had no idea that all we could use were FTU scrap kits in the tuts!  And, I had mistaken the order in which we post the Mystery tut.  So mine was deleted and the person who was supposed to post got hers posted.  So I spent a couple more hours re-posting tuts and animated tuts plus the Mod's tuts so they all had FTU kits to use.  My problem is that forever, since everyone is using PTU tubes in their tuts, to me it was "what's the diff" so wasn't worrying about FTU scrap kits. ugh and ugh!  Phooey, they're done now and now I know.  PTU tube or not, the scrapkit has to be FTU. sheesh!  Who knew???  I didn't!  Thank goodness another Mod pm'd me and let me know about it.

I made cheeseburgers for supper yesterday.  Dumb move on my part.  I don't get any more pain patches until Wednesday so all night and today my stomache's been killing me.  It's better now after nothing but liquids.  So for supper today I made egg drop soup and had some buttery crackers with it.  Oh yeah, I finally figured out how to make perfect egg drop soup!!!

2 cups of water and 5 chicken boullion cubes to boil.
1 cup of water in a cup with 3 tablespoons of corn starch, mix well.

Pour into pan of boiling water/boullion cubes, lower to medium heat and stir until thickened.

Take 3 eggs, seperate the whites from the yolks.

Slowly pour in the whites to the medium heat soup.  They cook perfect in a minute and it tastes so good.  I had some buttery crackers with it and it made a great supper!

Well, that's it for me...


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Howdy all!  It's a quiet Sunday.  Anna's still MIA at her BF's and not sure when she's getting back.  Soon I hope as she's got the kitty food that I requested. lol  I'm sure she'll show up this afternoon sometime.  BF has to go to work...ha

I woke up feeling good, in no pain, "Thank you Jesus", and at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. ROFL  I haven't slept that late in a long time.  I must have needed it or I'd of been up at my usual 10:30 in the a.m.... I was up late last night though, and decided that midnight was a good time to eat dinner so I made eggs and butterbread.  I didn't eat it all, I shared with my adoring little pup Gretchyn and she was so happy to get some of the yummies that I fixed.  Yep, midnight. lol  It's probably why I slept so late, and had a wierd dream about my screen door being ripped away from the frame and blew all over the neighborhood bouncing off other buildings and cars and such.

I've got work to take care of later on in the group I'm in, Creative Addictions.  Tuts, Animated Tuts, the Mod's chally.  I found all the links I needed yesterday, all I have to do now is get them copy/pasted into the right spot on line.

Okies, nothing much else to say except I hope ya'll have a beautiful Sunday...

Later taters...Warm Hugs

Cool tag eh?  I wrote the tutorial for this and will be posting it at Creative Addictions when it's time for me to do the "MYSTERY TUTORIAL'  teehee...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Happy Saturday to you all!  A huge difference since Tuesday!  I saw the doctor at the Pain Clinic here and I'm now being treated for my Chronic Pancratitus and my Fibromyalgia!  WooHoo, God answers prayer in the most mysterious ways!!!  I'm a happy camper walking on cloud 9 now!

I get a pain patch to wear on my belly, and the doctor is going to start injection therapy after he gets the results back from my MRI.  Also, he upped the doses for my Neurontin and Flexeril which will help tremendously!  Something about a tens unit also.

He, the doctor is also hooking me up with the hospital dietition to get me situated in what's safe to eat and shouldn't eat between my diabetes and pancreatitus.  I've been waiting on this one for a long time!

So life doesn't seem so down anymore!  And with this, and soon to be warmer weather, I'm going to start back to Church well, just as soon as I get some clothes that fit.  Yeah,  Since this all started, I've gone from 275 down to 149 pounds and absolutely nothing I have fits anymore!  I need to tie knots in some things, and wear suspenders for other things, so on, yada, yada. rofl

Check the critter page, I'm adding some new piccies of the phurbabes.  Love my boys and my girl, they are my Special Babes!

Ewww what's happened to Spring????  Here ya go...


Enjoy your weekend!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hi everyone on this cold, windy, crappy Tuesday.  I woke up in loads of pain today.  Thank God I still have a few vicodin from my latest trip to the ER last week.  I'm trying to make them stretch as best I can so I don't have to end up in the ER again to soon.  At least they didn't make me go through the CT scan or drink the nasty ass contrast water this time. UGH!  So 12:30pm roles around and I gave in and took a vicodin.  I couldn't go any longer.  And now, at 3pm, I'm finally feeling a little better.  Whew!  I really hate this and I know I'm going to have to get used to being in pain all the time.  I'm so "NOT" looking forward to this!!!

We're having a fish fry tonight.  Well, I'm cooking and Anna's getting the fried, I'm going to bake mine to stay away from the oil in the deep fryer.  I finally figured out the perfect breading to use when I fry chicken or fish.   It's a half flour, half cracker mix with some spices in it.  You dip the chicken or fish in a egg/milk mixture sort of like scrambled egg, then dip it in the flour/cracker mix.  omg It makes such a yummy crispy, crunchy crust and works great on both!  I might even try it on my pork chops and salmon patties!  Just won't be able to eat any of it. *waaaah, waaaah....Oh, with the crackers, I put a pack of them in a gallon zip lock bag and crush them with my rolling pin.  Then mix it in with the flour.  I usually put garlic powder, lemon pepper, Italian seasonings and cajun spice in with the mix.

I've even come up with my own version of V8 Juice.  One can of green beans drained, a can of mixed veggies, minus the potato squares, and a large can of tomato juice.  I added in some No-Salt, a wee bit of garlic powder, and celery salt.  I blended it thoroughly and it really tastes good!  This is an easy way for me to get my veggies without upsetting my tummy and it has also worked on cleaning out my system! WooHoo!

Dairy products are ok in my new diet too but cheese always constipates me.  So when I do eat something cheesy, I'll just make sure to keep a bottle of my new V-8 on hand.

And with that note to close on, lol, I'm going to heat up some boullion for lunch and close here.

Have a great day everyone~