Thursday, May 26, 2016


I am prefacing my news with this. The news is bad but not tragic. Okay! I was diagnosed with colon cancer a few weeks ago. On Thursday May 19, 2016 I under went surgery to remove all effected areas.  All went very VERY well!

Today I was doing so well they sent me home.  I still have to see an oncologist to iron out whatever is in question now.

It will slow down the blog  for a while.  Not too bad though.

Keep an eye out for me I won't be down for long.

The girlies dont seem to have missed me a whole bunch! Lol!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Maters jumping up!

Charles' tomato plants have doubled in size in just 9 days!  I think all the rain has helped.

I cant wait until they bloom.  Did you know the brother is bee stand in? He pollenates his plants by hand. It works well for him.

A BLT with our own home smoked bacon, fresh crisp lettuce, a home grown tomato still warm from the sun and bread, warmth from the oven rising off it.  

Hurry up maters! I am STARVING!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Trixie in boss mode.

The last few days Trixie has been rather bossy.  She wants me to stay in bed. All day, everyday.  Even resorting to crying when she doesn't get her way.

"She who must be obeyed" Queen Trixie

At first I thought, with all the crying, she was sick or hurt.  However I couldn't find anything that hurt her at all. Except my disobedience. Lol!

I noticed Queen Trixie had no problem if I got out of bed to walk or feed her. Old girl seems to have jumped right in the middle of an over powered control struggle.  Unfortunately for Trixie, I am bigger than she is!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wing nite! Wing nite!

Charles' world famous jerk chicken wings! With the standard fixin's, blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

There was also green beans.  With bacon and onions as seasonings the green beans were calling my name.

A nutritious dinner full of flavor. We have become addicted to jerk chicken, in all it's forms. Green beans and bacon is a long time southern flavor profile.  Blue cheese? Well. . . Need I say more?

Lovely family dinner.  Even if it was just me and the brother.   

Tomato futures

I am craving the fresh veg that Charles' gardens provide.  This weekend he planted basil, cucumbers and bell peppers.


Early girls went in the ground this weekend too. Early matureing tomatoes just in case you don't know.🍅

He put his planters under the bird feeders.  We may have sunflowers growing too. 🌻

Monday, May 9, 2016

So full!

Charles and I went to breakfast this morning. I ordered a pancake meal! I am so full.

It was so nice to get out on such a pretty day.

My happy face!  Loved it!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Charles had the smoker out! Yummy!

Charles and I were sitting at the table, watching Blue Bloods.  The whole time we gnawed on smoked pork ribs.  The aroma rising from the whole table distracted us from our show.

In our electric smoker he smoked these ribs perfectly.

The sides were on me. Baked beans with air dried sausage.

Blue cornbread inspired by Bobby Flays love of blue corn meal.  So pretty!  

Spiked with seriously sharp white cheddar and pickeled jalepenos it was yummy as well as gorgeous! Yummster!