grandpa is still in the hospital in a surprise play
he fell in his apartment, unconscious for hours he did lay
thankfully a full recovery he will make with time
he gets a new pacemaker tomorrow to keep his heart in line.
when my life slows down i'll be on here to again post
i need to support my family before updates i can host
thanks for checking in, you all come on back here soon
my goal is to get a post done before the next full moon.
Four winning games of baseball
Three nights of cheering-in-the-rain
Two nights of traveling
And one birthday party in a tent.
Sorry I haven't posted more this week. Here is a recap of my week starting with the most recent event. If you are a praying person, please pray for my father-in-law. He went to the hospital by ambulance yesterday. Sometime during the night he became disoriented, fell, and wasn't found for many hours. I am so grateful he is alive, knows who we are and is talking. He does, however, have some medical issues now that we need a miracle. Also, we need wisdom on future care for grandpa. Thank you!!!
Back to the week. Kidlet Three's baseball league started this week. He played four games of baseball and the team won all four games. Night one was a pleasant evening to watch the team win 11-2. The second night, however, was windy, windy, windy and windy! Shiver, shiver brrrrrrrrrrrr!
Parents used sleeping bags, quilts, blankets, anything to stay warm. The main topic of conversation was "how crazy the weather is during the first week of May".
One family put up an umbrella tent. It blocked the wind and they stayed warmer. The Husband was so intrigued by this, he went out the next day and purchased one for us. It was one of the best purchases he's made.
I call our umbrella tent "the cabana". It looks like a beach cabana...kind of! Snuggled in our cabana are friends of ours that ventured out on this cold night to watch Kidlet Three. We entertain in our cabana so feel free to stop by if you are ever in the baseball neighborhood! We celebrated my birthday at a baseball game. I would've taken pictures but my fingers were so frozen I couldn't push the button on the camera! Shiver Shiver Brrrrrrrrrr.......
The four games haven't all been won by such a big margin. There was a nail-bitter game in which they won by one run. But, the team is on a winning streak and we are excited about how they are playing together.
Today is a day off from work. The Husband let me sleep in and he drove Kidlet Three to school. Sleeping until 8:30 is a treat and I sure appreciated it.
It is only noon and I've had so many distractions and funny interruptions today it has made me just stop and giggle. In future posts I'll show you what some of these distractions were.
I've had a hankering for something chocolate. Imagine that! It isn't a new hankering. Yesterday I was going to make chocolate chip cookies but we didn't have any butter and I like using shortening and butter in my cookies. The Husband made a 10 pm run to the grocery store to get milk. As he was heading out the door I shouted out "we also need butter and something chocolate." It was kind of funny how he was halfway out the door and stopped when he heard the "something chocolate" statement. I did hear him say "oh brother" as he continued out the door. Being the good Husband that he is, he bought me a candy bar to eat before bed.
So maybe that bedtime snack triggered my baking urge this morning because all I can think of baking! A recipe from my Mom came floating through my head so I dug out my baking supplies and went to work.
Did the picture above of my baking supplies make you think I was making a Tupperware commercial? Just watch...
Chocolate S-More Bars
1 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. soda
2 T. milk
Mix the dry ingredients together. Note: More Tupperware!!
Add the butter smooshing it into the dry ingredients. Stir in the milk. Press the mixture into a 13x9 pan.
Sprinkle 2 cups mini marshmellows over the mixture. I used more than 2 cups as I love the chewy melted marshmellow goo. Also, the marshmellows were sticky and I had to use more than what the recipe called for...I couldn't get them off my fingers!
Sprinkle 2 cups of chocolate chips on top of the marshmellows. Place the pan in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 25 (long) minutes. Long if you are waiting for chocolate...
Here is the final product and what I am having for lunch today.