July 9, 2017

It’s a hot one today!

My husband is in the Walmart parking lot all day roasting away at his cart associate position. He wanted to work outside.  He is going to try, as soon as possible, though, to transfer to a position inside.

He wanted to go swimming tonight after he gets off work.  We will try to go to our wedding spot. The water did clear up after the tons of rain we got, but there is still debris.

We will check it out tonight and see if it is ok for the dogs to go with us next time.

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July- Independence Day!

In case anyone is wondering what exactly we celebrate on this day, because some people forget why exactly we have barbeques, shoot off fireworks, and have the day off of work-

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.  

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July 3, 2017

I am wearing a pair of gym shoes my mom gave me in hopes that this will help eliminate the horrible pain I have been getting in my left foot for about a month, now.

My mom probably won’t like the fact that I had to cut out the back of the gym shoes to turn them into mules, clog-like shoes.

The backs gave me blisters something horrible and even when I wore socks with them.

I wanted to use those shoes. I can’t afford any other shoes right now. So, I did what I had to do to be able to use them.

 

July 2, 2017

I didn’t sleep at all this evening because the pain in my left foot was so bad.

I have no idea why I started getting this pulsating, throbbing pain when I am trying to sleep at night and many times throughout the day.

I wondered if it was because I walk around barefoot all day on hardwood floors (no carpet).

I am trying to wear gym shoes even in the house to help eliminate some of the shock when I walk.

I really hope this helps.

July 1, 2017

The day before, I made another one of my pizzas with a very delicious and easy (non-yeast) crust.

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I am going to share the recipe for the crust-

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tspn each of cornstarch and baking powder

Couple pinches of salt

1/2 tspn of sugar mixed into 3 Tblsns melted butter OR 1 Tblsn olive oil + 2 Tblsns melted butter

Mix together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.  Add sugar, butter (oil) mixture, and mix. Add enough water (any temp.) to make a sticky dough.  Then, add a tiny bit of additional flour to make dough not sticky. Work that additional flour gently into dough with hands.  This makes dough nice and soft. Press into pan a pretty thin layer since it will rise.

Pre-bake crust for 7 minutes on 400 degrees without any toppings on it, so crust does not get soggy.

After pre-baking- add sauce, and toppings of your choice. Bake for 15-18 minutes on 400 degrees.

Makes one pizza for a really hungry person or two smaller pizzas for two people who are not big eaters.

 

June 30, 2017

At 5:00 in the evening, my husband, me, and our two dogs piled into the minivan and went on a mini road trip.

We gave my parents a surprise visit.  They live about an hour away.

My brother and one of our family friends from years ago were visiting my parents for a fishing trip.

It was a nice visit.

My brother never got a chance to see our latest rescue, Roka.

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And, I got a chance to see their furbaby, Elvis. I haven’t seen Elvis for about a year. I missed him so much! And, it was so nice to see that he missed me, too!

Elvis is also a rescue and is a Catahoula Leopard Dog.

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