Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Scrapbook Saturday Pages seven and eight

Hooray for Saturday... 

Mom is supposed to arrive from Dayton today and I am to pick her up at the airport.  I called her first thing this morning to tell her about the threat of severe storms.  I hope she makes it without too much delay.  She has a straight thru flight so that helps without worrying about making a connecting flight.

Back to work today on Cheyenne's date November 14.
Here is pages seven and eight.

Finally Friday

A good day!  We had a tornado warning today.  But no tornado!!!  Although lots of rain which we desperately need.

Work was good.

Frozen pizza for dinner.

Looking forward to a long weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Technical Thursday

Sounds like no new problems with Rollie's heart.
The surgery team wheeled him back into room where I was waiting and said everything looked fine.  Not official from the doctor though.  I am waiting to talk to him.  They said it would be a few hours for recovery and Dr. Fernandez would finish his cases, then stop by and tell us what he found.
Hopefully, we got correct information.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whimsical Wednesday

Work was fast and easy today.  In at 10:30 and out by 5:30.  We did two patients and then lunch, and then we had one in the afternoon.  Slow and easy, quite unusual.
I cleaned  and then did paperwork. 
 Tomorrow I will work for two hours in the morning and then take Rollie to the hospital for a heart cath.

Thankful Tuesday

Busy, busy, busy...10 hour workday!  I slept good last night.

A patient's wife sent me an Apple Cake recipe.  If anyone tries it let me know.


2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon all spice
Sift together,

In another bowl Mix,
3 eggs
2 cups sugar (I use 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
5 cups sliced apples
Mix together then add 1 cup chopped nuts
Bake in tube or bundt cake pan
@ 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes

Whisk and set aside first five ingredients
Mix eggs and sugar in large bowl-set aside 
Peel and slice apples
Stir egg mixture again-then add oil and beat well until mixed
Add dry ingredients, mix
Add nuts (I use walnuts)
Stir in apples
Pour into pan and bake as directed

Glaze if desired.
(good with or without glaze)

Glaze (optional)

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring to boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly
Pour over cake while still hot
Remove from pan several hours later

The comments in the ( ) are from the lady who shared this recipe with me, it is how she likes to make it.

I have not had the chance to try it yet.

Let me know if  you try it.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Managing Monday

The weekend flew by.  Slept in a little on Saturday, did some pages for Chey's scrapbook.  Shopped with Cindy at Joann's, laundry and played on facebook.  Up Sunday morning for church, 8:15 service.  Back home to pick up the husband, out to breakfast, on to the grocery store.  I made two cards which seemed to take forever.  We went out to dinner with Don and Cindy and poof it was Monday.

Work was quite busy today, a lot of colonoscopies and orthopaedics.  Nursing is a new adventure every day.  I went in at 8am and out at 6pm.  Busy, busy the whole day.  Four nurses worked the recovery room today.  Oh yeah, we did kids early with ears and tonsils.

Came home to walk the Yorkie in the light mist of rain.  It did storm all day today.  Our electricity went out briefly at work two times and of came right back on.  We have a generator the size of a house.  We could continue any procedures that are started.  I don't think we stayed on generator for any amount of time today.  I think we just had flash power outages.

So I sit here tonight so tired, but hate to give up.  I read all my group mail, watched Dancing with the Stars.  Back at it in the morning.  An 8am start and I am the late girl again, which is great.  I am thankful to have a job and a good job at that.

Have a good day Tampa Bay.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Celebrated Don's Birthday at Outback tonight

Happy Birthday Don.  We dined with our good friends tonite at Outback to celebrate.  (Cindy liked the cards posted earlier today).  The food was good, steak and the onion!

So sad, Don and Cindy leave on Saturday for Ohio.  They summer in Ohio...they still have their home there.  

Mom finally called tonight, she has been busy visiting Ohio.  Uncle John was buried yesterday, today they went to Aunt Rosie's gravesite.  Tomorrow they will visit Uncle Don's grave.  Great Aunt Josephine donated her body to science and has not been returned yet.  Yes, since Jan. we lost four family members.  God Bless!

Posted many pictures tonite on facebook.  Too much fun.  I love to look at pictures, I guess that's why I am a scrapbooker.

1st Montgomery Co Sheriff's Office Reunion 1999

Rita, Esther, Jeannie,Patti, Cindy and Mrs. Leonard
Chuck Leonard, Jimmy Waldron, Arlie Buckmaster, Cindy Sprude, Don Sprude, Rich Elsner
Thanks Rich for passing these pictures along.

Pictures to scrapbook

Party girls
Found this hub cab hanging on a fence post and altered it.

Thank you card

Inspiration-Just Cards, Spring 2009 Page 101
My version of the thank you card.

Birthday Card

My version.

Cardmaking Sunday

Inspiration from Just Cards Spring, 2009 Issue Page 104

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scrapbook Saturday Pages five and six

Finishing Trims
Creating Keepsakes Magazine

Jennifer McGuire, page 41

Scrapbook Saturday Pages three and four

The amperstand is the inspiration

June, 2009 issue by Jessica Spraque

1st two pages of Cheyenne's Scrapbook


A simple guide to designing scrapbooks Page 31

Scrapbook Saturday

Up this morning a little tired.  Long week working long hours but oh so happy to have a job.
Called Mom everyday this week in Ohio.  I have not caught up with her yet.   Uncle John is to be buried today at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.  Miss you Uncle John.

Washing clothes, looking for the  inspiration for Cheyenne's Scrapbook.  Cindy came by and off we went to Joann's to spend our coupons.  Cindy is leaving for Ohio next week to stay the summer, so sad.  We only cropped one Friday night this whole winter.  We did make The Treasure Hunt together, but did miss our friend Donna going with us.  Bought some sale items at Joann's {paper}!!!

Onward, upward.