Saturday, September 8, 2012

Long time no brain!

Can not believe how long it has been since I posted to this blog.  In January we discovered that I have a problem keeping my blood pressure up, it bottoms out on a regular basis.  You might already know this but low blood pressure can affect you brain, thinking, and generally everything in your life. Needless to say things have been in a state of chaos in my life.  Beginning to get that a little more in control so back to normal or as normal as I get.

One sad note for me is that I knitted a project for someone who I admire and it was an epic failure. Won't mention names but still brings me to tears.  You will notice that I don't accept failure often and without trying everything in a arsenal to succeed.  Chalking this one up on the wrong side of my board of life.

Currently on my needles I have a sock for my HB (honey bunny) as he is known for today.  Never know what tomorrow will bring. Also working on Christmas Stockings for everyone.  Have two completed and three to finish before Christmas.

On my sewing table I have begun a tree skirt for my OS (oldest son) and DIL (daughter-in-law).  Never knew that taking two charm packs and laying them out was so hard.  Jigsaw puzzles have nothing on that project, took me forever and a day. Probably because I thought if would be easy it seemed like a lifetime.

In addition I have been cooking up a storm.  Lots of new Pinterest items in my kitchen.  The plan is to start posting the trials and failures in the kitchen to share with you.  Big hits at the moment Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Spicy Shrimp on grits, and Honey Bun Cake.

Let's talk about the Honey Bun Cake.  It was amazing!  Wanted to take a dessert (to my in-laws for Labor Day) that would be a good snack for my dove hunters when they left before dark to hunt.  This hit the spot, garnering lots of complements  and rave reviews.  Easiest cake ever and one I will share very soon.

Also brought at a tried and true family favorite, Hot Milk Cake.  Learned to make that one as a teenager and it was my go to for bake sales.  My OS had a big hurdle in College and when he passed with flying colors rewarded him with one of his favorites treats.  Smelled so good while it was baking not to mentioned the struggle with the Lemon Glaze Icing. It was so hard to keep off my fingers and out of my mouth.  Couldn't not reward the other two men in my life, so YS(young son) and HB got to split their own cake.

So glad that I can think and share again excited for the future.

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