Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Today's Update - 19 Dec 2014

The flu has officially hit our house.  Older son and I were the only ones not affected ... thus far.  This means that updates have been nonexistent and while I apologize I am just going to have to trust that everyone understands.  Below is the update I had started before the family started falling like dominoes.  Between everything else and this I am going to be on "hiatus" until the new year.  I'll try to make some additions to the stories but it is iffy that they will get edited well enough to publish them.

Hoping you and yours have a blessed and sickness-free holidays.


Sorry for the extra days between updates.  It will likely be this way until the new year begins.  Been incredibly busy between one thing and another.  First there was son's 11th birthday and we spent the day at Busch Gardens.  Check out how foggy it was when we got there.  Took this with my phone and came out a lot better than I expected it to.

I got lots of other nifty pics as well, the foggy ones were just the neatest of the bunch.  Oh, those and the ones of my kids riding Falcon's Fury.  It is a new ride at the park and I had to laugh as I could hear my son laughing all the way up and all the way down while I heard his sister screaming on the way down.  My two youngest really, really love roller coasters.  He road every single one in the park at least once.

I've also been cooking and baking up a storm.  An obscene number of cookies have come out of my oven.  I don't even want to guess how many but dozens of dozens only scratches the surface.  Sunday I am going to spend the day making meringues.  I wanted to do it on Monday but the weather forecast tells me that Monday and Tuesday are going to be rainy so no meringues on those two days.

Hey, got a tip for those of you that like to make meringues that I forgot to mention.  I have no problem separating eggs but when I am doing meringue cookies in bulk, or building meringue towers, I've found that purchasing cartons of egg whites already separated makes my life much easier.  You get them over by the artificial eggs in the grocer's dairy aisle.  I can get a carton equivalent to 20 large egg whites for about three dollars.  For me the expense is worth it saved labor.

Today's videos are kinda different.  First one is a Christmas light display done to the tune of Star Wars.



  1. Merry Christmas and sorry to hear the flu hit your family. Just all get well and that means you somehow don't manage to come down with it also. I always managed to get it after everyone was well, went back to work and school and then there was no one to take care of me but me. Ummmm still seems to be that way

  2. Oh dear, knew something outside your influence had to be keeping you away. Sorry to hear it was/is the flu (nasty little bug!). Hope all are on the mend and that you and older son don't have to take your turns. And yes, we do understand.

    Merry Christmas,

  3. Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas ~ and a healthy New Year!


  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family Kathy. Hope you all are well soon.

    Merry Christmas to my fellow readers as well!

  5. Kathy I hope you had a blessed Christmas ad pray you have a blessed New Year.

  6. Thank you for your great stories. Happy New Year!

    Just a note- your most recent post is taking a long time to load, as all the videos have to load on the main page. The stories are worth waiting for, just thought you might want to know how the site works from the outside. Best, seraphima

  7. Happy new year! Flu ran rampant through our house beginning of December. Took 2 weeks to feel normal. Talk about deadline pressure, ROFL! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas, and a very happy New Years. :-)

  8. Hope you are getting back to normal. Whatever that is. ;-)