Sunday, September 24, 2017

THE VISIT

As my previous post indicated, my sister-in-law was coming to spend a week with us last Monday through Friday and I was baking and cooking ahead to prepare. Well, unfortunately, she was suffering with ? for the entire time she was here, something similar to the same whatever she had dealt with two times before.  I felt so helpless not knowing what I could do to make her more comfortable and hopeful that each morning she'd awaken and tell us she felt better than the day before. But it never happened. So she went home Friday and should have an appointment set to see a ENT specialist.  Please keep her in your prayers that she gets some answers and finally some relief.


THE TRIP
By Patty Lynn

I baked and baked and baked some more to offer tasty treats,
T’was in anticipation of Frank’s sister oh, so, sweet.
But much to our deep sorrow she was really awfully sick.
We wished that she felt better and yet she made the trip…

A six hour drive, that took its toll, so arduous, demanding
That her arrival at its best, I’d call it a crash landing.
The coughing she endured each day and, yes, throughout the night,
Prevented her from getting sleep, though valiant was her fight…

Against the constant tickle, I mean it wouldn’t stop.
No matter what she took or did, was plagued with that ‘ol cough!
Her regular physician has urged her to procure
A specialist, an ENT, in hopes that he can cure...

This troublesome and what has been a serial affliction…
That she has dealt with now three times, that’s ready for eviction!
To say the least, this “thing” it is a horrible infection.
I only hope this doctor’s smart and has a clear direction!

She left this morning, headed home, another six hour trip.
We’ll miss her but we hope that she can see this Doc real quick…
And finally end her suffering for once and, yes, for all.
We both look forward to the day when we receive her call...

To tell us that she’s feeling good, her suffering has past,
That “bug” is gone, yes, gone for good, and she is cured at last.
Now maybe we can’t really think this bug is gone for good,
But if this Doc is on the ball he’ll do just what he should.

An then she’ll be among the throng who normally get sick.
A head cold here, a flu bug there, so which one would you pick?
For no one likes the thought of any ailing, that’s for sure.
But after this a simple cold is nothing to endure!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

GOSH, THE HOUSE SMELLS GOOD!

Tonight's blog was an easy one as for the past few days I've been baking a whole series of first-time recipes and having a great time.  Some of them have come from email cookbooks and some, I've got to say, from good ol' Facebook. Regardless of whence they came, they sounded good and have proven to be just that and that... was the inspiration for this blog.

BAKING UP A STORM
By Patty Lynn

I don’t know what’s got into me, I’m baking up a storm,
I’ve come across these recipes, I’m dying to perform.
With flour, sugar, eggs and oh, the chemistry’s compelling.
The more I bake, I just can’t take the lusciousness I’m smelling!

This time of year I’m prompted by the apples and the pumpkin,
The cinnamon and cloves combine, the taste is really sumpthin’.
From applesauce to Apple pie, dessert breads by the score,
Bread pudding, crisps, that just can’t miss, such sweet things they’ll adore.

Zucchini is a real surprise, an addition that’s incredible.
You can make it like spaghetti or instead of bread, quite edible.
And oh, how that reduces carbs and calories too boot!
I tried it for some bread sticks, a fantastic substitute!

And yesterday I made a bread with sweet potatoes mashed
That got some rave reviews and oohs and ahs, quite unabashed.
Next I’ll make this recipe for healthy breakfast “muffins.”
They’re small & made in cupcake tins, if good, there’s no discussion.

They’re filled with turkey sausage and an egg, so each has protein.
If we can keep our figures & stay healthy, I say, “Go team!”
But soon I’ll have a house guest who I know loves CC cookies
I’m sure that you have figured out that’s chocolate chipper goodies.

So I will absolutely make a batch to feed the craving,
And if the baking that I’ve done succeeds, there’ll be some raving.
But bottom line I’ve had a ball just trying out these recipes
And hopefully I’ll find that some will grow to be my specialties.