Well, here it is the second day of January in the year 2008. It is 3:51am and my sorry butt is sitting here at the computer instead of sleeping. My sleeping pattern is awful. I am up and down all night because I can't sleep straight through anymore, and during the day if I close my eyes for more then 10 seconds I am asleep, no matter where I am. Before I go on, I want to wish my niece Donna (pic above) a very Happy Birthday. Donna turned 25years old yesterday, on New Year's Day. Happy Birthday kiddo, Aunt Cindy loves ya lots.
Yesterday was a very nice day. I cooked a nice meal for New Year's. It was Jim, Rebecca and I, Uncle Joe and my nephew Eddie. I made soup, salad, Lasagna and garlic bread for dinner. I have a quart of the soup left that I am taking to Emma's today for Dan. I know he will love that. The soup I made is the one Jim had at the company christmas party. He said mine tasted just like it, and wanted to know how I always do that, lol. I have always been like that. I can taste something and know exactly what is in the recipe. I made 2 quarts of it.
4 can's tomato soup 4 soup cans of whole milk
dash black pepper 8 mushrooms sliced
1/2 of a roasted red pepper cut into 1 inch chunks
Mix the soup and milk together and bring just to a boil. Add black pepper, mushrooms and roasted red pepper chunks, mix. Cover with lid, reduce heat to med-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Then serve. It is delicious.
A bowl of this soup, a small salad and a piece of garlic bread or a few seasoned croutons and you have a full meal. Quick and easy.
Well I rang in the new year alone. Jim was asleep on the couch and Rebecca was in bed. I watched all the fireworks displayed on television. And I must say the display across the pond near Big Ben was the best. It was absolutely beautiful.
I am still trying to get rid of this dreaded cough. Rebecca is also. It's like the sucker won't go away. My ribs ache from all the coughing. It's so annoying. I am so looking forward to spring and warmer weather. I am not and never will be a winter person, lol.
My SIL Dan is coming along somewhat better. He has a problem with his legs and feet swelling. I told him it is because he is sitting on the couch and he doesn't have his feet elevated. He is walking alot more, but still has to use the walker. He's still in alot of pain with his back. I hope one of these doctor's he see's can figure out what is wrong with him and fix it. Emma is totally exhausted. Taking care of 3 kids, Dan and her home is alot on her. I try to help as much as I can, but it's hard on me because my health isn't that great either. I'll go over there today and keep Daniel and Adrianna occupied so she can at least do a few things she needs to get done.
Dan's brother Bill put a rail on the wall going down the basement steps, so Dan has something to hold onto when he goes downstairs to use the bathroom or take a shower. Dan gets up and down the steps alot easier now.
Well it's going on 5am now. I have to get up in an hour. I think I'll just go sit on the couch and rest my eyes a bit, then make a pot of coffee and try to wake up. It's gonna be a long day, that's for sure.
Happy New Year everyone. I wish only the best life has to offer you.
Love ya always,