More Train Wrecks

Or maybe I should say more headaches.  I’ve been trying to add a drawing Anika made for me of Max, my Pekingese dog.  Cowgirl Anika Anika is extremely talented in so many ways, and can draw everything except cats.  She loves cats more than any other animal, but for some reason, can’t seem to draw them yet, so when she was here helping me decorate the pine cones I asked her if she would draw me a picture of Max.  She drew it, sent it to me, and I have been trying to get it on the blog since I received it.

First I scanned it in to my photos, but it didn’t show up when I was downloading some photos to my blog library.  Then I took a photo of the drawing, and have just spent an hour trying to put that in the library, but when it downloads I get a message that says “crunching”, and my only guess is that by crunching it really means munching, because it sure doesn’t show up in the photo library.  So, I’m going to make one more effort here.  Hold on to your hats and garters, because if this doesn’t work out there could be a huge explosion.  BOOOOOOOOMMMMMM.  It still didn’t work.  What does it mean when it crunches your photo?  I’ve downloaded a lot of photos to this site and they have always been okay.  This is the first time they have ever been crunched.  I wonder if they have seen my trash cans and realize how full they are and how much they need to be emptied and the contents crunched?  Yeeks!  I hope not.  That would mean it could also see the items I have dropped and been unable to pick up.

Well, the title warned you this is about more train wrecks.

Like, I’m having to go on scavenger hunts again, since Irene came in last weekend.  All of the things I use were stored within reach on my right side so I could just pick them up easily when needed.  Some of them were moved to the left, meaning heaps of pain if I have to get them.  Some were placed under heavy objects I can’t lift without chance of dropping on my foot.  Just the thought of that makes me wince.  There are a few things I haven’t found yet, but have made it without them so far.  Others are in places I can see but have no way of getting to, because they are just out of reach.

I went online and ordered a lot of stuff I’m running out of, and the deliveries should start on Monday.  And I also signed up for the produce deliveries from Cecil Farms again, starting in May.  This time I signed up for every other week though.  Getting the weekly deliveries last summer was nice, but there was no breathing space in between.  I think this year I’ll need the time to breathe a week between the deliveries.  I also signed up for fresh eggs during the summer, because I’m never sure when the egg lady will show up here, and I sure love those farm fresh eggs.  Plus, I’ll hopefully be getting some fresh pork this year as well.  That will be from a different source, but will be so much better than the pork bought at the grocery.  And at some point before summer I plan on buying a pressure canner, so I can put some of that pork in jars and can it for later.  That was something my mom always did, and it was sooooo good and so tender you just wouldn’t believe it.  I did it on the farm, and it is great to be able to grab a jar of canned pork loin in an emergency situation and just sit back and enjoy it.  Heat if you want, but it really isn’t necessary.  Just open and enjoy.

Now I’m making myself hungry for some fresh collards and bacon or pork loin.  Fresh anything right now would be good.  I wanna get back to the kitchen.  That means I had better get back in there now and heat up a bowl of burgoo.BBQ capitol of the world



More Train Wrecks

I’m taking a day off from the family blogs.  Oh, believe me, there’s a lot more to come, but today was a train wreck.  This morning I got up from the stool I sit on when I’m doing things in the kitchen, and fell.  Trapped between my power chair and some shelves.  Cell phone recharging across the room instead of in my pocket.  The impact knocked a lot of stuff off the shelves, including an open box of baking soda.  Anyone ever have a box of baking soda spilled on them?  Hair, face, clothes, floor, chair.

It took me about 20 minutes to extricate myself from that awkward position.  On my way over to get the broom to sweep up the soda mess, I bumped into the stove and of course, fell again.  At least it shook some of the soda off my head.  But I heard a loud crash from the stove area. 000_0016 The screens had fallen out of my stove fan.  Since I had been washing dishes anyway, while also working on waffles, I decided I might as well wash the screens as well.  When I WANT to take them out they fight me, but today, they just fell out.  Then fought me after I washed and dried them and put them back in.

I’m eating that watermelon right now.  The recipe papers have been put away for the next time, waffles made, and stock pot still in place on stove.

After sweeping up the soda, putting broom away, and taking out the garbage, I had to go on another scavenger hunt.  This time for my trash can liners.  Found them, and when I bent down to get ’em, you guessed it, I fell again.  Three times in an hour.  I’ve beat my own personal record.  Decided then to just go back to bed, hoping I wouldn’t fall out of that.

B0000308 I’ve decided some positive thinking might help my pounding head, and nothing is more positive to me than flowers.  These are Rocky Mountain flowers.  Colorado to be exact.  I’ve been there, but can’t go any more.  Bad environment for people with MS.  But they do have some beautiful flowers.  And at one time when I visited my sisters I saw lots of hummingbirds.  Some were actually roosting.  That’s something we don’t see much of in Kentucky.  It was the first time I had ever seen one roosting in my life.  Guess I thought they stayed in motion all the time, but even a hummingbird gets tired.

Another Maxine Maxine helps me forget things like headaches and bruises also.  Lots of moxie there. Mike 2013family-331 And see, I have some really good lookin’ kids.  I also have a beautiful mom.  I think the headache is getting better.  Now if I can make it another hour or so without falling again, everything will be great.

Tomorrow, Part 3 of Cuzzins.