Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Under the Knife

After a couple of months of going round and round - with MRIs and x-rays and doctor visits - it has been determined that I require a bit a surgery.  One bright sunny morning this week my right knee will be 'scoped' and I will be sent home later that day on the road to recovery... with no shower (for three days) or driving (for at least a week) or dirty martinis (until I'm off all meds)... yuk...      

To make matters worse, my surgeon is just a doctor not The Doctor - no British accent, no sonic screw driver....


It is out of kindness that I have decided to refrain from posting at least for a few days - you've all been so nice to me, why should I blow it by trying to write a blog while on pain medication?  You know how it is when you are hurting - things can get blown out of proportion so easily.  Someone you like ignores you (for reasons unknown to you -  maybe she's just a selfish cow and you never saw that? or maybe she's got a life and she's busy with that - who knows?)...  Then there's Politics and Texas Ranger Baseball  ... don't get me started, I can not be on drugs and follow politics.  However, there are weeks when I could use 'a little something' to watch my Rangers.

So to keep things straight I'm taking a week or two off and I am going to concentrate on healing.  I will be following your adventures and wishing I was there.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Food - Fresh Roasted Corn

It is summer in all its heat and glory here in Texas.
Friday night we made fire roasted corn on the cob.

Start with fresh corn and clean it.

Wash and dry.

Coat it with butter. Add salt and pepper.

Wrap it in foil.

Mr. Joy & Comfort grilled it for approximately 45 minutes,
turning it every 10 minutes or so to keep it from burning. 
He says he's sure it is cooked when he can smell corn.

 You may want to add more butter, salt and/or pepper.

Good eats.

We cooked extra and I've taken it off the cob
and put it in the freezer.  I can warm up 1/4 of a cup
and toss it in salad.  Or we can add it to just about
anything we want just to get a taste of summertime.

What are you cooking this summer?


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I Quilt

I'm quilting today. 
Not much time to blog,
hope all of you are happy and healthy.

Pattern, fabric, and thread... what now?

Using colors I don't usually work with...

Block size gave me an idea.

This size makes it easy to add more blocks.

Back to work, I can't wait to see how this turns out.

Besides quilting today, I have to wash my red t-shirt -

tomorrow is the 4th of July -

Happy Birthday, USA!