Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Since we last spoke

A few things since we last spoke...

1. Tiny Tank is a ball of cuteness

2. I have volunteered to make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. I'm using PW's recipe. 

3. Yesterday, one of my surgery battle wounds came open. I'll spare you the picture. 

4. The upside, I lasted a full day at work! Six days after surgery and I'm back at work. 

5. According to The Chew's Turkey Timeline, today you should make cranberry sauce, pie dough, stock, dips and appetizers. 

Ok, I guess that covers everything. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Insta-lately is when I pretend to have an Instagram account. Here are some of the pictures you'd see on my Instagram account. 

Tiny Tank loves Pioneer Woman too.

A tasty meal before surgery.

My chicken coop.

Maggie wanted me to shut the blinds.

OU basketball is back!

I made my first Apple Pie. I still have some work to do. 

See, no need to have an Instagram account. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

That one time doctors thought I was constipated

This summer I started having stomach pains. The pain wasn't constant. However, every so often I'd have a painful stomach episodes. The symptoms were always the same; nausea, sharp stomach pain, paleness, sweating, and vomiting. 

I consulted three different doctors about these stomach episodes. Each doctor diagnosed it with constipation. Not the sexiest diagnosis but I ready to feel better. 

Fast forward to October...I was still having these stomach episodes. One evening it was so painful Sister #2 had to take me to the ER. It was at the ER that we discovered the cause of my pain; ruptured ovarian cyst. Each time I had a stomach episodes it was the cyst rupturing.

Yesterday, I had surgery to remove my beloved cyst. I'm happy to be on the road to recovery! Praise Jesus, the cyst is gone and I can poop. 

I'd like to give a shoutout to my awesome family. Thank you for dropping everything to care for me. You're the best!

Thank you to Canada Travis for caring for me after surgery; and for taking a pre-surgery selfie. I know you hate selfies.

So yeah...this has been my world for a few months. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Halloween

The Sisters and I completed our pumpkin for the family carving contest. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Founders of Sunday Night Dinner

Sunday Night Dinner started when Sister #1 was still in college. As a recent graduate, I knew the campus could be somewhat depressing on Sunday evenings. The campus was empty and cafeteria food was questionable. Therefore, Sunday Evening Dinner was founded for Sister #1 and her friends: 

I adore each of these girls! I have great memories of cooking dinner for them. They were gracious enough to eat my crappy/burnt dishes, and daring enough to try my made up dishes. They had guts! 

This weekend, The Founders reunited for a wedding. One of their own got married. 

The Founders have grown up to be exceptional women!!! I'm so happy I was able to cook for them. They were the start of a great tradition.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tank the kitty

Blogger World, I'd like to introduce you to Canada Travis's newest friend....

This is Tank. He's a teeny-tiny kitty someone dumped on the side of the road. Thankfully Canada Travis's dad witnessed the dump, so Tank was instantly rescued. 

Tank has become the newest member of the family business. Once he gets a bit older he will assist in mouse and rodent hunting. Until then, he gets to come visit me on the weekends with Postcard Puppies.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015


I just wanted to give everyone a day's notice about National Dessert Day. 

Tomorrow, October 14, is National Dessert Day. I encourage everyone to celebrate. What's life without a little dessert???