Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just a Quickie

Good Morning, my lovely bloggie buddies.  Just wanted to come by and share a few words and perhaps, a rant here and there.

As most of you, I've been busy getting prepared for Christmas.  Sweet man and I returned from our little Thanksgiving vacae in late November and the rush was on.  Unfortunately, I wasted 2 very precious days by laying on my bed or kneeling before the Porcelain Goddess.  I visited my doc the week after our return, and he prescribed yet another bp medication.  The last one we tried just about did me in, so he decided to try another approach and another type of drug, but in a low dosage.  Long story short, didn't work either.  I'm hyper sensitive to many medications and these were pretty common bp meds, but not for me!  Decided I'll just take my chances on risking that stroke!!  LOL

Today, I begin the Christmas bake-o-thon.  On today's menu, I will be making Mexican Wedding cookies, Biscochos and if I haven't ended up in the ER from diabetic shock, Toll House Cookies.  Actually, I'm not much of a sweet eater, but I have my trusty resident cookie sampler, my son, Ian.  I contemplated on making New Mexico Biscochitos, but I made them many years ago, in my previous life, and they were not appreciated.  I suppose it's the hint of the anise  flavour and the pinion nuts.  I love them and have a really good recipe my ex-sister-in-law gave me back when she was working on the rez as a nurse living in Farmington, NM.  Anyway, for those of you who would like the Mexican version, visit my Dec. blog from last year, I have the recipe posted plus, photos.

I really need to run but before I leave, wanted to post a picture of my honey and me in front of the Alamo, in San Antonio, TX.  The River Walk and the entire area was all lit up for the season and it was just gorgeous weather during our visit.

Now for something completely different.  The other morning, as I was brushing my teeth, I took notice of my "display" on top of the toilet tank.  I couldn't help but get a bit philosophical about the whole scene, that is, realizing I'm an old fart, a really old fart!  After about 3 seconds of that downer, I couldn't help but laugh hysterically and share this with you, my friends.  Hope you take the time to laugh at yourself on occasion because let's face it, life can be just too funny.  I should mention, beneath the monthly copy of the AARP magazine, are a couple of Diabetic Forecast publications.

Oh yes, one more thing.  I discovered this wonderful nut cracker.  No, it's not those cute little German figurines, but something much more practical and is multi-purpose.  I had forgotten I purchased this some years ago and for some reason, put it away in some obscure area in the room off the pantry.  How happy I was, when I came across it and now swear by it....best nut cracker, EVER!!!

Well, it's time to "take it to the couch," (for those of you who remember Dean Martin's closing lines from his television show back in the 70's) and get this bake-o-thon going.  I'm hoping to come by and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, but if I don't get that opportunity, please have a wonderful next two weeks and take my advise, don't count calories...that's what New Year resolutions are all about, but don't ask me, I don't believe in them!!  Peace out.