Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day

Celebrate  *   Honor  *  Remember

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Red Nose Day

Did you see anything on the Media about Walgreens Red Nose Day?  Today, May 26 was the official day, but up until today people have been buying red noses at Walgreens and posting pictures of themselves wearing them.  The profits from them benefited poor children in the US and all over the world. 
I was in Walgreens with Alaina and Ruby, and of course Alaina spotted the noses, and we had to join in.
So - here they are, sporting a red nose!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cooking Thursday

I love using my crock pot.  It's especially nice when working a long day, to find supper almost ready when you come home!
I tried a new crock-pot recipe last week, which was very easy to put together, and it was good!

Crock Pot Salisbury Steak

4-6 hamburger patties
2 jars beef gravy
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package sliced mushroom (optional)
1 tablespoon minced onion
salt and pepper to taste

Stir together gravy, mushroom soup and minced onion. Layer hamburger patties, mushrooms and gravy sauce in crock pot.  Season with salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 8-9 hours.  Meat will look pink inside, this is normal, but they are done.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Overnight fun with the girlies!

Alaina and Ruby spent the night here Friday night.  We have so much fun spending time with them!
Alaina asked all winter when we were going to go out for ice cream again, and we kept telling her we would go when it was nice out.  Nice finally came and we went to the ice cream place Friday evening.

 Alaina picked superman ice cream.

Ruby had chocolate in a bowl, and she loved it!

Alaina is a nice sister and shared some of her cone with Ruby.

When we came home, it was time to pile on Grandpa and play!

 Saturday was beautiful too.  Alaina took Ruby for a wagon ride.

They visited Malcolm - the little boy who lives in the flower garden.

Not surprisingly, I had to keep my eyes on Ruby all the time.  Every time I turned my back, she was climbing the ladder, and once up there, she loves to look over the edge with no fear of falling!

After playing ball for a little bit, Alaina took a little rest.

Such joy!

They stopped for a short photo-op.

I brought them home later in the afternoon - 2 tired, dirty girls, but they were happy and so was I!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The week-end

Last week we had our annual state inspection at the nursing home.  It's a time that none of us look forward too, and I'll tell you that we all rejoice when they leave!  I had to do a med pass with one watching me, and it's such a relief to get it done without them finding a problem.  When they do find something, it's pretty difficult to fight it, although we are going to try with one citation that we feel is completely unfair.   I don't know how inspectors that are nurses can argue with a Dr over the use of a medication.  In my opinion, if they want to question it, another Dr should be the one questioning. 
We did get lots of nice comments from residents and families!
Enough about that though!  The weekend was better!

On Friday I got to go to a baby shower.  A friends son and his wife are expecting their first baby!

These cute things were at everyone's place setting.  The chocolate covered pretzels don't show up too well in this picture but they were drizzled with blue and tasted good!  The hot air balloon is actually an EOS lip balm.  Isn't that that cutest thing?

We had the girls overnight on Friday night.  So that I don't overload you with pics, I'll share that part tomorrow.

On Sunday we went to my sister and brother-in-laws church to see our niece Shaelyn give her testimony and join the church.  Here she is with my Dad.  It was a good morning!

Thursday, May 19, 2016