Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Anyway, I had fun making all the stuff for Thanksgiving the other day and for about the millionth time Syd asked me if I like cooking... and for the millionth time I answered... "sometimes" and then again for the millionth time she said " you always say that!". I got to thinking about it and I love to get a new recipe, something delish for a special occasion perhaps, something that's not an everyday mundane boil in the bag type stuff. Here in the South there is good food to be found everywhere you look!! And the recipes are fairly easy but mindbogglingly tastey!
So why do I feel like I have no imagination in the kitchen and I hate to be the daily cook for the family. I wish someone would just give me a weekly menu, I have no creativity in the food department and therefore I don't think we're getting a balanced diet like we should. My kids are extremely picky eaters which probably is a chicken and egg situation.....did I make them picky 'cos I didn't offer a huge variety or am I feeling stifled because they are so picky???? Either way, there's always a niggling little voice in my head, "what's for dinner, what the heck, can't think of anything different, no imagination, what is good, what's balanced, what will they eat today?????" Agghhhhhh so maybe if it was Thanksgiving every day I could come up with some good eatin' and we'd all be happy.
I make the turkey in the crock pot, so easy and yet so delicious... I bought a ham and just warmed it in the oven for a couple of hours, mashed potatoes,veggies, cornbread, stuffing (Sydney loved it, btw!!!) and all topped off with Turkey gravy... we had Apple and Cranberry Pie with Cool Whip for desert. If we'd have had company I would have made a green bean casserole, crunchy spinach casserole and some sweet potatoes but we didn't, so I didn't!!!!
As is the tradition in the blogosphere I took some pictures of my creations and of the girls having a little Thanksgiving toast to share with all my lovely friends out there. Now it's all behind us and we're back to the hot dogs and mac 'n cheese we're used to!!!!! Bon Apetit Y'all!!!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The McGillies recently wandered off the beaten path and underground... we were real live spelunkers for the day. We took a trip to the Florida Caverns, near Marrietta, FL... somewhere in the panhandle for those of you not familiar.
This was a true test of my nerves of steel, not only are there some tiny little passages to squeeze through, it's dark and there are bats and moths!!!! We didn't see any, thankfully, but they were there.... the guide said so.
We were surrounded by magnificent colors and formations, there are a number of "rooms", each one having a different name depending on what the rocks look like. There's the wedding cake room and the small room... you get the picture. The guide kinda reminded me of that weird guy in the movie Office Space who keeps getting moved further and further away until he's in the basement. Just sayin'. Ash kinda ran rings around the guy, I am not sure if he's ever encountered such a precocious five year old.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Instead of waiting to see how it goes this time I called the docs office, followed their instructions on the clear liquids and the nausea suppository and still she seemed to go down hill. So late yesterday afternoon I bundled little Peanut into the truck and drove her to our local Urgent Care (figuring that due to the late hour the doctors office wouldn't start an IV). The PA took a look at her, we managed to get the tiniest of urine samples from her, then they called in a real doc and they talked about the level of dehydration and that she needed fluids. Apparently though, and this is verbatum, they don't like to do fluids by IV in that office, and the hospital won't waste a bed giving her fluids!!!!!!!!!!!! So they went on to explain it was down to me to force her to take a teaspoon of Gatorade every five minutes and that she would continue to vomit and it would be really bad but I could just get on with it. So they left me in the room feeding her teaspoon by teaspoon of ice chips and Gatorade, until she puked. By this time I was pissed, I could be doing this at home and not have to worry about the extortionate bill they would land me with. When she threw up all that I had given her I walked out into the hallway to let them know and the doc just looked at me like "so??". A nurse came in and cleaned up and I was outta there..... I told her in no uncertain terms that I did not appreciate their manners and that I would take her to a real doctor in the morning. I love the town I live in but quite honestly I have never in my life seen such shitty medical care!!!!!!!!!!
So no sleep last night, Ash wanted me with her all night and we tossed and turned, she sipped on a little gatorade and some water and that was how it continued. I called my family doc and they told me to bring her in at 10:15, so hopefully they will do their magic with the IV and she'll be home resting this afternoon. She's a freakin' trooper that one!!!! She understands that she can only have a sip at a time every five minutes, she understands that she's missing school and won't get her perfect attendance for November, she understands that she's going to get a needle in her arm and most of all understands that I am here for her, caring for her the best I can.
It's so depressing to care for a loved one who is sick, it doesn't matter if it's a child, a parent or some other relative.... it's downright depressing! Please take a moment in your day to find someone who's caring for a sick person and just hug them!!!! Show them some love and support they need it more than you can imagine!!
I'll post later and update on how my little trooper is holding up.
UPDATE!!!! She's on the mend... she's drinking and keeping it down, and has even tried some eggs. She's such a strong girl... they decided that she probably didn't need the IV this morning because she had not thrown up since last night. Relief!!!!! I slept a little this afternoon but still feel like crap.... there is a light at the end of the tunnel though. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!
Friday, November 20, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Maybe I'll just give it all up (like some of my bloggy friends) and move to a remote part of the universe!! or maybe I'm enjoying real life a lot more lately that I don't feel the need to hide in my computer... although I really do love to write and this is the perfect outlet for me.
I have started to so more with my photography lately so that could be part of it. I am getting more and more involved with my flickr photostream although I'm still pretty picky about what I upload there. I love to use the picnic thing to edit them and create fun stuff. I'm working on Christmas cards right now... yes people CHRISTMAS cards.. not holiday cards, not season's greetings but Christmas cards. I'm also trying to make my free canvas from www.canvaspeople.com....go over there and check that out.
So that's it in a nutshell, all my online time is checking out other blogs and being a creative genius. So when I have something fantastic that I want to reveal you'll be the first to know!!!!! I am also ridiculously enthralled with Tweetdeck, something introduced to me by my bff Bambi. Have been tweeting away over there lately and hope to tire of that novelty pretty soon so I can get back to blogging.
OK so here's a random picture.. related to nothing previously said.... but at least it's mine!!! Bye for now dear hearts will be back with something more worth reading soon!!!! Hugs!!!!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Well, in true McGilly style, I'm stretching this one to suit myself, but I think you'll enjoy it anyway.
Last Saturday I volunteered to go to Mule Day in Calvary GA to sell cookbook for the Junior Service League, that's where the link ends... dish... cookbooks... get it???? I had been told this was some kind of artsy crafty big kinda horse/mule show thingy and I'd be able to take the kids and make it a day out, and that they usually have about 60 thousand people there... ok... 60 thousand people are not flocking to South GA to look at mules... or are they????
We set out in what we thought was good time to make the trip, as we get closer to the Mule Grounds the traffic begins to slow down and then stop... people start walking past the truck in the direction of the "thing", we were still a good ways off. Surely to God we're not parking here and walking????? Hell no... hell yeah!!!
Then as we got closer to the "thing" it gradually opened out before my eyes and the only work to describe my feelings was GOBSMACKED!!!!! What in the wide wide world of Sports do we have here???? The annual coming out of every country boy and girl on the planet.... and we had to find our little booth, among ten thousand booths... of course we couldn't call the our girl because we were in the BOONIES and there's no cell phone reception!!!!!!!!!!
So to sum up... we drove a long way, we walked a long way, and then the kids rode a short way in circles...
Sunday, November 8, 2009
There'a a whole nother post a-comin' describing this day of greased pigs, old mules and shih tzu's... yeah you heard me..shih tzu's in strollers. I'm booking Mac and Daisy in with my local plastic surgeon (I have connections) to see what he can do to disguise them seeing as their breed is now the most favored of the banjo playin' hill billies in the South. These dogs are Chinese Royalty!!! I'm disgusted.
For now be content to feast your eyes on this little beauty... if you're wondering why Cha took it?? I was just to downright humiliated to be there and feared they would actually pose!!!!!
Click on it to see the full size.. I decided that linking it this way would be for the best increase traffic to my Twitpics page!! LOL!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
There are some big asses out there too. Not as many asses as freakin' awesomes.That's good.
Leaves just don't quit. You can rake, suck, blow whatever it is you feel the need to do but they're still coming.
My five year old is very wise, she has the answers to Life the Universe and whatever else is included in that saying.... am I showing my age? I should listen to her more.
It's hard to stay focused once the giggles set in .... and that's pretty often when you happen to be me.
Hubby thinks it's hilarious to drop some of his Wasabi nuts into my Natural Almonds.... it's not. He has no idea who he's messing with.
Taking down Halloween decorations is a lot more satisfying than putting them up... just sayin'.
My mailman needs to rethink his career choice, he might want to check out a position more in line with his sense of urgency, like an oak tree.
Otin has the funniest way or saying.... wtf... go look at his post from Wednesday... it makes me laugh!
Uncle Larry has no clue about FB. He made a page and then wondered how the computer knew that he knew the people it was suggesting as friends.... he actually said "how does it know I know these people, I don't talk to them or nothing but I know them... how does the computer know that?" God bless the innocent.
And that's it for this week.... yep that's it... didn't learn one other single thing this week!! Hope you like this, now what the heck did YOU learn this week?????????
I have had a lot of comments on the Halloween costume created by Syd the Kid for her and bff Madi.
Well....look at this... with a little fancy stuff from Flickr/Picnic I can make them even more amazing!!!
I love this kinda stuff, I can play all day!!!! Syd loves it too... she's on a sleepover with the Madster so I'll surprise her by putting this pic on her computer as a background... she'll freak... I know.. I'm the best Mid Life Mama she's ever had!!!!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
LMS recently... ahem.. like a month ago... gosh time flies... presented me with this award, the rules of which are as follows... (beastly stings attached!!)... I have to tell you ten things about myself which you may not already know and then tag ten other bloggers to do the same.
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- Happy Birthday Grandpa, We Love You!!!
- Recovery from a life not lived: One a Lover, the o...
- Ode to Spudballoo
- More Culinary Delights....
- A Very British Thanksgiving.....
- Florida Caverns..... what a fantastic day out!!!!
- More Doctor Drama......
- Happy Hour Friday.....
- Things that make you go Hmmmmm
- My, aren't we a pair of fun guys.....
- Time for more Randomoniim in McGillyville....
- Got Wood????? Part Deux.
- Have you noticed???? This post stinks!!!!!!
- Such a lot to blog about today....
- Corner View... Favorite Dish. (I'm cheating)
- The Epitome of Redneck...
- Things I learned this week...
- Fancy Dice... or Die
- Sugar Doll Awards.... cute!
- The absolute joys of parenting girls... part II
- Happy Halloween...
- Corner View...contrasts
- Jules goes to Vegas.....
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