Month: August 2016

Tuesday Things- The Third Edition

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Smile Makers / Tuesday Things

A collection of random whatever to entertain you.  I’m excited.  Are you? Cucamelons Did you know this was a thing? They look like tiny watermelons, but taste like a tangy lime-cucumber.  Besides being adorable, they are apparently very easy to grow too.  You start the seeds indoors in April or May and plant them once the danger of frost is gone.  They start slow, but can grow up to ten feet high climbing a trellis.  The […]

Be My Best, Sir

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Deep Thoughts About POTS

Carter has been doing Karate this summer and last week he had parents night so Tom got to participate too.  I tried to tell him how he could look really cool if I was his partner because we’d barely get through stretching and I’d pass out.  I figured all of the other kids would be impressed with a knockout. As we were driving to karate Tom asked what activities they would get to do.  Carter explained […]

Sunday Scattergories- County Fair Edition

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The Brain Gym

Our county fair is finishing up today.  I figured today’s Scattergories theme could go hand in hand with that event. Wake up your brain.  I’m halfway through a cup of coffee so this should be interesting. For the first letter to use today, let’s use the first letter of your middle name.  For me, that would be an H. Remember, you can’t use the same answer for more than one number. COUNTY FAIR A band that would […]

Tuesday Things- The Second Edition

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Tuesday Things

Welcome to the second edition of Tuesday Things.  I’ve been looking forward to this!  I enjoy putting together a collection of random things for y’all. Wildfires It’s wildfire time of year again.  One fire was pretty dang close to a house of our friends.  They happened to be out of town so we were in contact with them in case we needed to go on a rescue mission for their chickens, and other sentimental items.  […]

My Everest

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Smile Makers

An average day for me is filled with challenges, just like everyone else’s.  You might be working to meet a deadline at work or studying to pass a big test.  Maybe you are training for an upcoming race or working to rebuild a relationship with someone.  Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. My daily challenges might appear less impressive to some, yet they are still valid and hold merit.  Why? Because they are difficult for […]

Sunday Scattergories- Farm Edition

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Well, I’ve officially loaded the dishwasher, made a pot of coffee, shared some cantaloupe with the goats and chickens, drank a few buckets of water and ate some yogurt so I guess I’m ready for some Scattergories! For these, use the first letter of whatever you ate first today.  Since I ate yogurt first, I’ll be using the letter ‘Y’. 1. Something found in the barn: yellow barn cat (kinda cheaty- but y is hard) 2. Something produced on the […]

I’d Like to Introduce You to Eli

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I want to introduce you to my friend, Eli.  I used to work with Eli’s dad and am blessed to call his mom my friend.  Mr. Eli is four years old.  He has spent a large portion of his four years of life in the hospital with heart surgeries and other complications.  He is a St. Jude mechanical mitral valve recipient.  Following Eli’s last heart surgery in August 2015, his pharmacy wrongly substituted one of his medications for […]

Where in the World is…

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Smile Makers

Carmen San Diego? Who remembers Carmen?  We used to watch the TV show and we played the computer game.  All I really learned was that bad guys have trench coats full of watches.  If you ever played, you know what I’m talking about. Plus, hey look!  That’s Cheyenne Frontier Days.  I’ve been there now! If you remember this game and you miss it, apparently you can download it for free here.  I haven’t done it […]

Call from the Doc & a Rough Night

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Deep Thoughts About POTS / Uncategorized

Some days just start out bad.  Yesterday morning after I did my makeup sitting down my heart rate was 146.  That should have been my clue that it was gonna be a rough day health-wise. I was doing pretty well through lunch time and early afternoon.  I was out on the front porch with the dogs and goats and wanted to fill up their water bowl.  There was a hose hooked up to the faucet […]

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Peach Scones

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Cooking with POTS & Pans / Uncategorized

I done made my very own recipe, folks. It’s true.  This was my first time really experimenting on my own with varying ingredients and trying to keep health somewhat in mind.  It turned out edible.  Not just edible, but delicious and filling. Each scone is about 282 calories, which I know seems high, but they each have 7 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.  I’ve been trying to focus more on calories that […]