I do have a funny story to tell....about a day after surgery a koi got caught in one of the lily flowers netting and couldn't get out. I like fish....but I just can't touch them....so I am frantically out with a long stick trying to release this poor little koi and the net is not budging. He's in so tight I can't cut it for fear I'd hurt him by mistake. So Hayley must have told Jerry and he comes hobbling out lays himself down on the sidewalk and sticks both arms down into the pond to SAVE THE KOI! He has no problem touching fish.... so the funny part is me trying to get him (Jerry) off our sidewalk! LOL To say he is not easy to lift is an understatement...lol I can only imagine what our neighbors were thinking. I was so afraid he would lose balance and refall on it. Luckily somehow I managed to get him up and back in the house. :-) Then Kathleen noticed the hot sun beating down on him from the skylights so she quickly ran and got her umbrella to cover him. I could not resist a picture to share....
This man will do anything to make his girls happy. :-)
We have gotten so many lovely tomatoes from our garden....this is just a few Kathleen collected, but I had to give a lot away I couldn't keep up with them all before they would go bad. I just bought some new canning jars and hope to get some sauces made this week. My daily to do's are a little off from caring for him this week. So my list is growing again.....
We also had to rescue this pumpkin early as the vine was dead. The girls thought it was pretty cool to get a pumpkin in August, lol.
Still trying to get use to seeing Hayley with her short hair..... :-)
One day I had to run out with Hayley this week so I told Kathleen she was in charge of taking care of Daddy for an hour or so. She stood up all tall and said "wait....you mean I'm in charge of Daddy?" I said yes and she was so very excited and proud. So when I came home I found this.....
She found a recipe in her Princess magazine and got out the ingredients to make it for her and Jerry.
She used cookie cutters like I do to create food for him from cheese.
What an awesome lunch! LOL I was so proud of her.....
I found this really easy recipe for blueberry squares.
2 simple ingredients and so yummy!
1 package angel food cake
22 oz light fruit pie filling (blueberry)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cake mix with blueberry filling (do NOT add any other ingredients)
Pour batter into ungreased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, bake for 30 mins.
Cool...cut into squares....enjoy!
Not the greatest picture, but this is really yummy! It's a recipe from weight watchers and one square is 2 points.
Next I found this yummy zucchini recipe from Paula Dean. I don't have a direct link but it is so worth baking up! I love her recipes. You can visit her at Paula Dean.com. Then just search the item you are looking for. However it was eaten quicker than I could get a picture, lol! I had huge zucchini from our garden I had to use up as well. :-)
2 cups grated zucchini ( I actually chopped up 2 cups with my chopper into fine pieces)
1/3 cup water
4 eggs beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (I chose to leave these out)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon, and sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine oil, eggs, water, zucchini and lemon juice.
Mix wet ingredients into dry, add nuts and fold in
Bake in 2 standard loaf pans, sprayed with nonstick spray, for 1 hour, or until tester comes out clean. For mini loaf pans bake about 45 mins.
Well I better get busy on more of my to do list items....like school work, exercise, activities with the girls....etc. August 31st they head back so I'm really trying to savor the moments. :-)
Thanks for all your sweet comments about our new hairstyles and the well wishes for Jerry! We appreciate it so much!!
Oh one more funny comment to add ....Hayley and I were talking the other day and she said "Mom only 6 more years and I can drive!" I told her I wasn't ready for that yet!!! LOL Then I said well you will need a job to pay for your car and insurance.... she thought a minute and said "well if I plan to buy a smaller car it will be less money right?"...... I think we may start doing price comparisons now....can you imagine car costs in the next 6 years???
For those of you following along with exercise and eating healthy with me...how's it coming along? I'm still faithfully sticking to my exercise program of weights and cardio. I will be focusing even more on the diet changes when the girls are back to school. So lots more to come!
Hope you all have a great day!!!