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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Meandering Mind

I'm sick.  I hate being sick.  I especially hate being just a little bit sick.  I've had an off and on temperature since yesterday and I'm itchy all over.  But my appetite's good!  In fact, I've eaten enough sugar in the last week to last me for a year. Perhaps I'm allergic to sugar?  NO!  That would be just too dreadful!

We are in the midst of State Mandated Testing.  It's soooo fun.  NOT.  But our principal or counselors or someone commissioned our cafeteria to bake cookies and we get one for every break!  Woo!  And If I've got to sit in on a multitude of tests, surely I should get cookies, right?  Isn't there some eating advice about not using food as a reward?  Oh dear.

My palms itch.  I've read that'a sign that you will be coming into money.  But I'm not superstitious.  And I don't believe in luck.  And I'm thinking I'm allergic to the sulfa drug the doctor gave me this week for an infection.  So.  I guess we probably won't be getting richer this week.  But if we do, you'll be the first to know!

I missed church today and the only thing I could find to watch was HGTV.  I was having difficulty staying awake, so I needed something without a plot.  But man, do those shows have really annoying peppy music and hosts.  When I had the sound turned down to avoid the music, the host's soundless gestures and expressions were downright irritating.

I had tried to watch Looney Tunes on the Cartoon Network--I was so thrilled when I came across those.  The first show was on old one--Yosemite Sam forcing Bugs over and over to climb a ladder and jump into a tiny tank of water below.  And you know that wascally wabbit tricked him every time and it was Sam that landed in the tank instead!  And then another episode of Looney Tunes came on.  And did you know they have been remade?  With terrible drawing and fuzzy animation and poor color choices?  Seriously, why on earth did they think that perfection could be improved upon?  And why was Bugs lavender?

My sister called this afternoon. She was attempting to make a pie crust and had misplaced the stupendously delicious and easy pie crust recipe I had shared with her years ago. She had issues with the Betty Crocker recipe.

So to save you time, I'm going to post this Pie Crust recipe and assure you that even if you don't think you can make pie crust YOU CAN  because this is the best one ever and it makes making crust, well, it is as easy as pie!  I'm too lazy to walk to the kitchen and find the recipe and don't trust my memory so I'm just copying and pasting from this previous post where I made a delicious apple pie with pictures and everything (unlike this one)

Amazing No-Fail Pie Crust

3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups Crisco
3/4 cup ice water

Cut flour, Crisco and salt together till the mixture resembles peas. Add water, stir till blended. let stand for 20 minutes before rolling out on a floured surface. This makes plenty of dough, so don't try to roll it too thin. Makes two crusts. Use the leftover dough to decorate the crust or bake it alone sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or make a little, rustic pie!


Keetha Broyles said...

Dawn, this is you bossy medical provider's wife in Wisconsin - - - STOP taking the sulfa drug, call your doctor tomorrow and tell him/her what it's doing to you, and never let any other doctor put you on sulfa.

You don't want to mess around with a drug allergy.

Hope you get straightened out soon.

Marilyn said...

Keetha is right. Your Dad can't take it, Your dad's mom can't take it so maybe you can't take it either. I am so sorry you are not well and I am sorry that I didn't talk to you today. Hope you are better tomorrow. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of that wonderful testing. Take care now...Ya hear. Oh and get some TV ears the ones from Radio Shack are wonderful. Or maybe those things like you have at your church. Would they work with a TV??

Andi said...

Glad to hear you are perfectly healthy. Going to the doctor is a sure fire way to be cured of small nagging illnesses that you want to ignore, but think you shouldn't...I often wonder if just SCHEDULING the appointment will work, even if I don't show up.

I haven't been brave enough to try that yet.

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