Saturday, December 17

A Visit with Marlene and Bernard

Marlene and Bernard are in South Texas. It always feels like family is closer with them in Harlingen, a 20 mile ride from Donna. Bernard was telling us that when his sister Jeanette was in Germany with her husband, he made a cribbage board out of a piece of wood and Bernard decided it would be the best choice to use in Texas this winter. Marlene and I liked it.

 And this is a tree their son Dwight planted when he spent some time in South Texas a couple of years ago. It sure has grown! I swear you can stick a dead stick in the ground and it will thrive.

Thursday, December 15

Parade 2016

Peggy and I led the Christmas parade. It has become a tradition for us to lead the parade. She dresses as Santa and rings a cowbell while I wear moose antlers while pretending I am a reindeer. I kept my head gear on while we enjoyed our Subway sandwiches in Allen Hall. Over time I noticed my jaw was hurting-both sides. I kept massaging my jaw as it continued to hurt. Peggy said hers did as well and we thought perhaps it was from smiling while we walked the 1.2 mile parade route. My jaws continued to hurt and it was concerning me as jaw pain is one symptom of a heart attack. So after the event, I removed my head gear and had INSTANT RELIEF!! I cannot believe I sat there the entire time and did not take off my head gear sooner. One of the dumber things I did today!!😖

OMG Dancers

My friend Colleen sent me a smile!
It will fill you with joy and love and laughing and crying and wanting to dance again, dance your life away.

Tuesday, December 13

Busy and productive week

The house is clean. Meal planning is done through Thursday. Been getting the two walks in easily (tip: the secret is to set a time and stay accountable.)

Tomorrow night's supper:

2 1/2 to 3 pounds beef round steak
2 green peppers, sliced thin
2 onions, sliced thin
3 cups beef stock
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
1 to 2 large loaves French bread, sliced into sandwich lengths or 6 to 8 hoagie buns
Provolone cheese slices
Directions :
Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner. Cut meat into thin strips, place in slow cooker. Add green pepper, onion, stock, garlic salt, pepper and dressing mix. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
Spoon meat mixture onto toasted buns, top with cheese. You can then put the sandwiches on a baking sheet and bake an additional few minutes to melt the cheese and toast the sandwich. You can also serve with sliced sauteed mushrooms on top

Butch is golfing on Tuesdays. Been shooting in the 30's and he is happy with that...for now.Smileycons!

Sunday, December 11

Great Photo

My cousin Howard Ed Zimmerle took this photo of his brother-in-law Jerry Moss. The photo grabbed my attention. Any time that is true you know it is a good photo. Right away you wonder what he might be thinking...
For my family members who do not remember Jerry, he is Phyllis Zimmerle Moss' husband. Aunt Ruby's and uncle Phil's son-in-law. Uncle Phil was my mother's brother. Cleared it right up, Right?