Saturday, June 18, 2022

Saturday, Feeling better about things today

Totally messing up the kitchen seemed to help my mood yesterday.  I made two pies, and three casseroles, and two cakes.  Then I sliced 10 lbs of strawberries and made two large bags for the freezer.  Really, I timed myself and slicing up those strawberries only took about 1/2 an hour.

Hubs had to be at the theater by 6.  I went and bought 10 lbs of potatoes and more onions. I went to Walmart, and the potatoes there all had bad spots.  I could not believe they would not look at the bags of produce they put out. I rarely buy any food at Wal mart.  Thier produce always goes bad much earlier than other stores.  But their onions were much cheaper, and we use a lot of onions.

I then went back to Winco and bought potatoes.  Which by the way were 3.98 for 10 lbs.  I have never spent that much on potatoes before.  Can't wait to go south and pick my own come fall if they even give us that option this year.

Tomorrow we are having the two girls and the kids down for a looks like wet BBQ. We are having hot dogs, brats, and burgers.  I am making strawberry shortcake and a shrimp salad, and beach bread, which is sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, on a baguette, with olive oil and dipping sauce.  The fresh mozzarella was over $12.00 a pound.  The only reason I bought 8 oz. is because it is Dan's favorite.  Braunwyn told me that I would never spend that much money on cheese for her.  I told her she was right but this was for Dan. She got a good laugh.

I am taking two widows in our church to Cinderella tonight that will be fun.  I had two free tickets and I thought about who would enjoy the show.  So, this will be a night out for my friend who recently lost her husband and another woman who lost her husband last Christmas.

I need to make a shrimp salad this afternoon and I also want to make 8 more piecrusts for the freezer. 


Braunwyn told me she was woken up by Dan as he was making odd noises.  She tapped him and he did not respond, so she grabbed her cell phone and turned on the cell light and he was shaking with his eyes wide open and frothing at the mouth, She could not get him to respond.  She turned him on his side and removed anything that he could knock over like the lamp, then called 911.  She said the responders were there within minutes. Dan never responded while they were doing vitals, but all his vitals were normal.  He seemed angry that three men were in his room,  But he did not recognize Braunwyn.  The responders thought maybe it was drugs, as they do live in a college setting and Dan had a broken arm.  But B said no, he did not have any drugs.  Then Dan was able to get up to go to the bathroom and he completely did not observe the baby gate and walked right through it.  That is when the medics decided to transport him. 

I thought it was sweet that one of the policemen that showed stayed behind with B and helped her get Oliver ready and into the car and then followed her to the hospital to help her get inside with the baby.  How sweet was that?  Anyway, Dan did not come to his senses until after he was at the hospital.  He remembered nothing and had no idea how he got there.

In talking to my brother in law Sissies husband, he said these kind of seizures were very common in soldiers throughout his career as a medic.  Of course all the tests were done, they saw something and it turned out to be nothing, but were on anti seizure meds for life.  Dan's mom seemed to think this was also going to be the course of action.  She stayed up with the kids until early this morning. Dan has an appointment on July7th with the specialist. We are all feeling better today.

When B and Dan got home, she said his pillow was all bloody and sure enough he had bitten his tongue and it was very sore.  So, all the classic seizure things.

I had two wedding dresses picked up yesterday and I only have 4 more wedding dresses for July, unless last minute ones come in.  I am feeling pretty good about that.

Thanks so much for all your prayers and well wishes it means the world to me to have this army at my back.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. That is so scary! You are going to need a new freezer for all the stress piecrusts!

  2. I keep telling you what an amazing wife, mother, cook, seamstress and grandma that you are and you just don't listen to me. You get overwhelmed by the amount of work, but you do the same thing I do when you get to doing it; you realize it didn't take so long once you got into it. That's a lot of strawberries. I think it is great that you are providing such wonderful food items for your "wet" BBQ. I hope the rain stays away and you have a great time. Your family will be in my prayers and an extra prayer for the first responders and for the policeman that stayed behind and gave your daughter a hand with Oliver. You get back what you give and you and your family give a lot.

    1. Thanks Rae. It actually was very nice. We were able to eat outside, the babies ran around naked and ate watermelon, after they left and we collapsed it stated to rain.

  3. Rae is right; Rae rocks! As do you! Prayers for your family.

  4. Continued prayers for you and your family. I hope you all have a peaceful, enjoyable BBQ today.

  5. Sending good thoughts to Dan & your family. That sounds really scary.

    I have extra room in my freezer (particularly for piecrusts) if you run out of stress baking space. ;-)

    1. YEs most people do. Those pie crusts come in very handy. Chicken pie, quiches, just pie

  6. You are so thoughtful, my friend. Always thinking of others. And your menu sounds AMAZING! I wish I could pop in! Prayers coming your way. Have a lovely day!

  7. So glad you are feeling better! Scary time. Prayers for good news for all of you.