Thursday, December 3, 2009

Update on my sick little boy

We just got back from his pediatrician and we found out why he is running a fever. He defiantly doesn’t have the flu. That is a huge relief. The Cisco Kid has a loose tooth (nope that is not it either) on the left side of his mouth and he is constantly touching it and wiggling it. I’m sure every time he touches his tooth his hands are not sanitized or even clean. This cussed him to get a cold sour a couple of days ago. At least that is what I thought!!!! Cold sours are also known as a fever blister hence the fever. I never knew they were the same thing. I have always heard of fever blisters but never really knew that it gave you a fever. You get them from a virus. I thought you got the fever blister from a very high fever. Silly me!!!! Well, now I know better. The Cisco Kid is doing fine and is sleeping it off.


Sick little boy

My little one is sick. He came home from Church last night with a fever. He is prone to high fevers so every three hours we are up alternating Motrin and Tylenol. His last dose of medicine was at 5:00 a.m. this morning. He should have gotten his next dose at 8:00 a.m. I decided to wait and see how he reacted without the next dose. So far he has no fever as of 9:00 a.m. I am still going to take him to see his pediatrician. We’ll see what they say.

He was very upset this morning when I told him he is not going to school today. Today was their first school field trip this year. They were going to see Polar Express at the IMAX Theater. Now he has seen Polar Express about ten gazillion times, but what he was most upset about was not being able to ride on the school bus. We were also planning on going to Disney this weekend. That will be on hold for now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I have Turkey comming out of my ears

I am done with the Turkey. Thursday the turkey was wonderful. Friday the turkey sandwiches were great. Saturday the Turkey salad was perfect. Sunday the turkey pot pie was so comforting. Then I had to think of something else to make with that last bit of leftover turkey. I was dreading turkey again. I love turkey but come on. Enough is enough. I have to say this is about all I can handle. Even though I still have turkey left over I was ready to ditch it. Then I remembered something my mother made when I was a kid. Turkey croquettes!! These croquettes are so good and let me tell you it doesn’t taste like turkey.


4 cups of chopped turkey
2 cups of leftover stuffing
2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups of seasoned bread crumbs
Oil for frying
3 eggs beaten

Mix turkey stuffing and mashed potatoes together and roll in a cone shape. Dip them in the egg and then coat them in seasoned bread crumbs. Fry to a golden brown.


1/2 cup of sour cream
1 cup of leftover turkey gravy
2 cups of milk.
1/3 cup of chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of corn starch and 1/4 cup of milk. Mix together and set aside.

Heat all remaining ingredients together. As soon as the sauce starts to boil turn down heat and add the corn starch mixture. Continuously sure until thicken.
Pour over your Croquettes and you can sprinkle with the following optional cheeses.
Parmesan cheese, feta cheese or gorgonzola cheese.
Makes 12 Croquettes



Tuesday, December 1, 2009


It’s December 1st. Only 24 day until Christmas. This is the busiest month for me. I have a very long list of things I must complete before the twenty first of the month. I have to put up all my Christmas decoration in the house. The Chief has to put up the outside decorations. I have to bake all my Christmas cookies and mail them out before the 15th. I have to finish making twelve ornaments and get them in the mail also by the 15th. We get our picture taken for our Christmas cards and get them mailed out. First I need to shop for some coordinating Christmas clothes for the picture. I have to finish Christmas shopping for the Cisco Kid, Chief, Grandma, Grandpa, nieces and nephews. To top it all off we are going to spend a couple of days in Disney this month. Right now I’m thinking its crunch time and it’s only the 1st of the month. Wish me luck!!!! I think I’m going to need it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

My end of the month Tidbit stories.

Here are my end of the month post. A collection of activities I didn't have time to post about.

For Thanksgiving, all the first graders were sent home with tom the turkey and as a family we all had to decorate him.

My sweeties Turkey

SSSSSSnake's I don’t like these cold blooded creatures. Living in Florida and close to the water, we have plenty of them. Some are poisonous some are not. There are so many different kinds that it is hard to learn about them all. The Chief takes his stand by saying, if the snake is in our yard or in our screened in area it is a dead snake. As much as I hate snakes I don't like to kill the non poisonous ones. I remember the first time The Chief killed one, I asked if it was poisonous and his response was. I didn't take the time out to interview it!!!!

I was on my porch when I noticed this snake taking a drink of water. I got this large mallet and placed it on top of the snake so it could stay in one place. The last thing I wanted was this thing to slither around in my screened in area. I would never walk out there again in peace.

Once it was secured in place I memorized its markings and looked it up on the computer. It is a common Garden Snake. Non poisonous. Yah!!! I don’t have to kill it!! Since the Cisco Kid has seen the slaughtering of several snakes I decided there would be a good lesson for him to finally see us set one free. That evening, the three of us went outside to see the snake. We stood there for a few minutes watching the snake and trying to decide witch one of us is going to lift the mallet of the snake. As we were standing there watching, we noticed it never opened its mouth. It was totally harmless and helpless at that point. The Cisco Kid was very excited about setting the snake free. Just the reaction I wanted. I decided it was time to remove the mallet. Once I did it slithered into my pool. I thought, OH NO!!! I wanted it out of my screened in area. The Chief took the pool broom with the 12 foot handle and scooped the snake up and flung it on the porch. I then grabbed the broom and pushed it out the door. It was now free as we watched it slither away in the tall green grass.



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