Since I'm probably going to be up most of the night watching the weather I figured I might as well blog. There's a tornado watch that comes right up to the counties just west of us and it looks like the worst of the system will arrive here in the wee hours of the morning. Yay! There's already reports of confirmed tornadoes and damage from the same system in Missouri and Illinois. Please spare a thought and a prayer for those unfortunate people.In other news, I'd like to thank my dear blogging friends TAMMY, KAREN, LISA & BETTY for honoring me with THE DAILY DOSE AWARD. This award originated at XANDRA'S BLOG and here's her description of the blog award:
So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog."Thank you so much, ladies, for the award, and I want to give this award to each of you reading this. Yes, that's right - everyone on my blogroll and each of you that read this post. If you are on my blogroll or if I visit you regularly or even if this is your first time to read my blog, please take this award with my blessing. Each of you add to my life and my enjoyment of our little blogging community and I'm honored to count you as a blogging friend, and I hope you feel the same way about me. You all give me a thrill when I see a new comment on my blog.
I've added the award to my AWARDS PAGE. I'm pleased to report that I have my recipes for PORTUGUESE BEAN SOUP, RED BEANS & RICE and DIANE'S BEST EVER HOMEMADE VANILLA ICE CREAM posted on MY RECIPE BLOG for those who are interested.
I ended up making a skillet of hot cornbread to eat with my Portuguese Bean Soup that I made for Sunday Dinner this week and it was good if I do say so myself. My sisters Sue and Ducky ate bean soup and cornbread with me and Lamar for Sunday Dinner and we put a big dent in that 5 quart Dutch oven of soup! Lamar had soup and cornbread again for his Sunday supper and finished off the last of the soup for his supper on Monday night. I was about souped out and cooked a hamburger for my supper.
I just generally don't care for leftovers, especially several meals in a row. I get tired of eating the same thing and I also don't care for the taste and texture of most things when they're reheated. I can't think of any kind of meat that I like cold or reheated, especially fried chicken. After it gets to room temperature or colder I'm done with it. I hope I never get hungry enough to eat cold chicken.
Not that I'm wasting away from hunger or anything. Far from it, I'm disgusted to say.I went to my Dr's appointment today and got mixed reports from my lab work and other issues. My blood sugar is good and my cholesterol is excellent. My doctor (who is younger and a LOT skinnier than me!) told me he wished his cholesterol was as good as mine. My HDL (good cholesterol) is 79 which is almost double the number they like it be above, which is 40. My total cholesterol is 189, which for me is a little high since mine is usually around 150, but I'm not complaining. On the flip side, my blood pressure is still high even after taking Dyazide for 2 months. My feet and legs stay swollen even with the BP med. which contains a fluid reducer, or diuretic. And so, my Dr. is sending me for an echocardiogram on Jan. 16th to check for possible congestive heart failure. My Mama had CHF and it contributed to her death, I'm sad to say.
If you would be so kind and be so inclined, I'd appreciate your prayers on my behalf as I undergo testing. If I don't have CHF, I'll probably have more medical tests to determine why I retain so much fluid. If I DO have CHF I'm sure I'll have more tests related to that. My Dr. won't prescribe any more meds for my HBP or my arthritis until he gets the results from the echocardiogram because if I have CHF all my meds will have to be completely changed. Oy!Jessica is feeling much better, praise the Lord! Emmy is about the same, bless her heart. She's still teething, still has a runny nose and congestion, still running fever off and on. She has good days and bad days. Jessica is taking her to the Dr. today and they may be doing some tests on Emmy. I'm not sure what kinds of tests, whether blood work, allergy testing or what, but I hope they can find out what's going on with Grandma's baby. It seems like Emmy's been sick forever, and she has been sick since last September, really.
Prayers would be much appreciated for Miss Emmy as well, and Thank You to those of you who have already been so faithful to lift me and Miss Emmy up in prayer.And I think I'm done for now. How's that for a dramatic ending?
Y'all have a great Tuesday.