Monday, November 9, 2009

Just When You thought It Was Safe...

Here I was just getting use to my son being away at college. I've gotten into a routine of walking the dog, going out regularly for breakfast or lunch with friends, and shopping to my hearts content. This weekend has put an abrupt stop to that. A new chapter in my life has just begun. My mother-in-law has moved in with us. We honestly don't know for how long or how it is going to work out but we're going to give it our best. The biggest problem is that she can't walk by herself. The other main problem, she is on oxygen when her levels get low. So, it's basically like having a large infant with health issue. Today is the first full day she and I will be alone. Please say a prayer for us.

So when does life get easy? Does anybody know?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Just the Start of baking for our Military

Yesterday was the first of many days that I will be baking cookies for our military. It took me awhile to decide exactly what to bake. They can't go stale in a day or two nor can they be too fragile due to they're traveling through the Post Office. So the two I decided on are Oatmeal Raisin Walnut and Star-shaped Butter Cookies with white icing and red and blue sprinkles. I still have to do the icing part but the baking is done.

Who would think that baking cookies could make one feel so good without even eating them.