Hi All, Thanks to everyone for stopping by.
Been real busy tonight at work with very little free time.
"nanc, like if we're in a serious discussion of politics, i probably shouldn't throw in a broccoli cheese soup recipe?"
"The Merry Widow said...
How about my Creamy Broccoli-Cheddar Soup?"
NO THANK YOU PLEASE. However,......................... if you happen to have a Tex-Mex recipe for corn meal dumplings, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST IT NO MATTER WHAT THE DISCUSSION IS!!!!!!!!!
Besides, allowances are made for friends.
You see, I haven't had any since my mom passed away 2 years ago this past June 20. She was disabled and living with me, and any time we had ham, within the week she would make the dumplings from the ham drippings with corn meal, chili mix, and ham bits.
It has been a trying time for me. I work nights, and basically keep my same schedule of sleep periods.
I would always tell her when I left for work, that if I didn't see her in the morning, I would see her at the Eastern Gate. (We do the song, "Eastern Gate" in our quartet and I still break down) Always expecting that it would be me waiting on her there. (Always seem to think our mothers are immortal, almost)
Well, that Sunday the 19th, I was staying awake all night so I could sleep Monday morning and be ready for the night shift. I last talked to her about 2 a.m. when some kittens she had brought in from outside had knocked over some stuff outside her bedroom.
I staightened things up for her and she seemed to be doing fine, recovering from a kidney infection that she had from the previous week. She was even laughing at those six toed kittens that kept hampering my efforts. Of course, I was sort of putting on a show for her with those rascals. Said goodnight and told her I would see her in the morning. Little did I know.
Well, I had a habit of waiting for her to get up before going to bed and checking to see if she needed anything. I am waiting up for her and it gets past 8 a.m., and she is not up. I go to check on her, and find her by her bed on the floor. Looks as if she was coming back from the bathroom. Coroner said it was a massive heart attack and she had passed away before she even hit the floor.
The only funny (not haha funny) thing about the situation was this. She seemed to get in the last word to this crazy world. Her right arm had caught on her clothes hamper and was elevated to her side. Only one finger was extended outwards, the middle one. It was as if she was saying, screw you world, I'm going to a far better place than this.
Soooooo, if you happen to have that recipe for corn meal dumplings, I would be indebted. Never did get it from Mom. (we think they'll live forever, don't we?)
Oh by the way, has anybody heard from jbargholz from moonbatcentral? Haven't seen or heard of since we gang tackled that moonbat the last time there (lol)
So basically all I have had time for lately is a little quick reading of some of your blogspots, and managing to do a quick drive by posting, or bashing of a progessive. Hope that changes now, new responsibilities on the job have been able to be transfered to others.