Tuesday, December 23, 2008

baking, baking and baking

From Christmas
I have been doing a lot of baking the last 2 days. So far I have baked 10 loaves of banana bread, 12 loaves of brown bread, and 3 batches of fudge. Well technically fudge is not baking, it is cooking. I am in the process of baking 5 more loaves of banana bread as I sit here. I was going to make zucchini bread but I do not think I have enough butter left or energy for that matter! Finally it not only looks a little bit like Christmas , it smells a LOT like Christmas.

A little bit of news. I met Pat's daughter the other day after 16 years! A little over 16 years ago she disappeared from his life, not by his choice. We did not know what happened. There was over 2 years of child support payments no picked up and the court petitioned to end support payments. Anyway... she has 2 babies, a girl and a boy. We got to meet the little boy, Shane. He is 1 year old and looks just like Pat does in his 1 year old picture! He took right up with Pat immediately! The little girl is 3 in a couple of months. We did not get to see her as she was with her father. I don't know how often we will see them but I am glad we did. I hope that we get to see them more. She is a little bitter. She was told that he did not want her. He did not even know about her until she was 5 years old and then only got to see her about 5 times. Just long enough for the court case to get child support started.

It will just be me and Pat for Christmas dinner. We were going to go out and eat but nothing will be open except Waffle House. I will bake a ham and a few of the fixings. maybe next year things will be better and the families will get together for the holidays again. I hope so.

Pat goes on Jan 2nd for a consult on pulling his teeth. He had an implant break and now there is a screw sticking up in his mouth. he also broke a tooth and the rest are not in good shape on the bottom. He already has uppers. Not sure when it will be done but I hope soon. I am hoping that my approval letter from insurance comes through so I can get mine done too. LOL Then we will both be on a soft food diet for several months until we get our choppers. LOL Should lose some weight then also!

Ok I am tired. Gonna read a few blogs and lay down. I have been over doing it the last 2 days.
From Christmas


  1. LOL, index cards, huh? Is that better or worse than construction paper? Perhaps the same! Too funny!

    Gosh, sounds like you've been doing a lot of baking lately. I never did cookies or candy this year. I will just have to do it next week. Who says it has to be before Christmas, LOL? Not me!

    I understand the doing too much thing. I have done sooo much I haven't even had time to put up my tree yet. That will have to be tonight or tomorrow. Oh well, LOL. Do I have a good attitude? I think so. I'm not 'stressin'!

    Merry Christmas, Celeste,

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  2. Don't you just hate those dental issues? I got 'em too.

  3. wow! that's a lot of baking!!! I bet all is delicious though!!! glad that Pat was able to see his daughter/grandson

    I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!


  4. ..... and I lost a crown the other day AND a massive filling!!! I am determined to eat my turkey though ..... even if it takes all day.

    Have a lovely time - we can all spend Christmas Day sucking - tee hee

  5. all your baking smells so good LOL...and happy Pat got an unexpected christmas present!! God Bless...hugs..Ora

  6. Baking and dental work ... sorta doesn't go hand in hand (he says stuffing cookies in his face!)

    I want to believe that no matter the outcome of the relationship between him and his daughter, he and your relationship will be better off for it. That is my main motivation for extending bridges between me and Skye. Her Mother has prolly poisoned the well, but I do think that 'blood calls out to blood', and she wants to see me for herself.

    What happens after that ... I don't know. But I will have an answer. I am glad for Pat and for you too. Merry Christmas!

  7. you must send me the brown bread recipe!!


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