Friday, November 20, 2009

Not Sure what to title this...

Growing up I remember my Mom running around like crazy, getting ready for the onslaught of family and friends coming for the holidays. Pies, cakes, cookies,breads, turkey's, ham my oh my. I remember standing on a stool next to mom crumbling toasted bread and corn bread for stuffing when I was a little and I have to smile she would put Mace,Gladys Knight and the Pips, and The Temptations on the record player and sing the whole time she was whipping up all the goodies. I am the youngest of 4 so while my brother and sisters where out hanging with their friends I was HAPPY for Mom and Me time. I thought of it as fun but all the while she was patiently teaching me how to cook. A hand full of this, a pinch of that, a pat of butter. Now that I am older and have taken over all the cooking for holidays, special occasions, grill outs I find my youngest daughter ( Karma 13 ) coming in the kitchen and hanging out with me. I try to measure by cups and teaspoons I still slip back into the habit of hand, pinch, and pat measuring. I was telling my mom that I want to make sure my girls have all of her recipes to take to their kitchens, so with her help I have begun writing them down. Mom and I still chuckle over the fact that she still gets all the praise for cooking. She should. Every year since my husband Tim and I have been together he's told me the same thing turn some of the cooking over to someone else, well he got his wish I turned over 2 items the Ham my oldest Ashley (23) will be making it, at our house of course ( she made need some help ) and the Deviled Eggs Mercedes (18) will be making them, that leaves Turkey, Potato salad, Baked Mac and Cheese, Stuffing,Mashed Sweet Potatos, Collard Greens, Candied Yams, Gravy, 8 Sweet Potato Pies( 2 for Tim before Thanksgiving ), 2 Apple, 4 Pumpkins ( made with pumpkins from our garden ) Corn Bread, Rolls, and 2 Chocolate Boston Cream Pies. This weekend is when the madness begins. Am I insane YESSSSSSSSSS, I'll complain the whole time, Tim will throw his hands in the air, Mom will sit in the chair and chuckle the whole time. But I LOVE IT !!! And Guess who gets to clean up as I NAP after dinner ? I'm not sure I'll be sleeping.

Friday, November 13, 2009


This beautiful little girl is my 9 year old niece Sarah. Last Saturday ( Nov. 7th ) she had a very serious ATV accident. She went to stay all night with her friend on Friday, Saturday early afternoon the mom of the child took both Sarah and her daughter over to her mom's house. This woman ( I see red every time I think about it ) let her 7 year old daughter and my 9 year old niece ride an adult size ATV WITHOUT any protective gear or ADULT SUPERVISION while she sat on her butt visiting her mother. Of course being 9 and 7 this is way to cool. The girls had a wreck Sarah was thrown from the ATV which hit a wall and flipped onto the 7 year old Thank God the 7 year old did not get hurt worse than she did. ( She had a concussion ) When Sarah got thrown she landed in a nurses back yard. The nurse had her splinted and lying still by the time the life squad got their ,the mother of the child did not know they had been in an accident until she heard sirens and went to be nosy.Sarah on the other hand broke her leg in 3 places one of which is her growth plate, 3 bones in her foot they thought her hip was broke ( we found out later it was just bruised real bad ) fractures through out the leg, a five inch gash down her knee. After a 5 1/2 hour surgery 5 screws in her leg to hold the bones together she is finally in good spirits. The doctor will not know if her growth will be effected for another year since they had to take out a piece of her growth plate. She is now recuperating at her grandparents house with her mom. She goes on Thursday to get a hard cast at the moment they have it splinted. She'll need additional surgeries on her leg.
She was trying to be brave when I went to see her.

This cast goes up to the hip. Being as active as she is, it's hard for her to sit still.

The Hospital has pressed charges against the lady for child endangerment.