Saturday, February 25, 2006

Help brainstorm my recipe filing scheme.

Think HUNDREDS of recipes all over the kitchen table with an accordion file waiting to accept the 8-1/2 x 11 offerings. What might be the best method of organization? Here are a few thoughts: RECIPE FILE Category: Purpose Appetizer Breakfast Brunch Dessert Dinner Lunch Snack Category: Product Beef Casserole (implying mix of products) Cheese Chicken Fish Fruit Grain Pork Vegetable Category: Method Baked Broiled Fried Grilled Raw Smoked Steamed I dunno. Whatcha think?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

STROKE...We can't know what it's like until it hits us. It hit cousin Bruce.

Michael, Thank you for calling to see how I am doing. Unfortunately not well. You might see me walking down the hall and think there is nothing wrong, but the very fabric of the universe has changed. I tell my left leg to go forward and it goes backward. I am at a loss to understand. Everything seems the same and yet my body does not respond. My expectations are not met and I just do not know how to live in this eleven dimensional universe that seems like my old one but does not respond to my command. “Lord you have laid me low and I am prostate at they feet.” Unable to command, I had such illusions – nothing was beyond my ability to accomplish. Now going to the washroom is an uncertain journey. On St. Valentines Day, I got hit in the cerebellum by a blood clot. The cerebellum is at one end of the cochlear branch of the acoustic nerves controlling equilibrium. On First Day, I was cowering in my bed from vertigo, fearful to move. I do not know how to adapt. I call my mother everyday to commiserate. She had brain surgery maybe 15 years ago and has always complained about, “Why doesn’t my left leg do what I tell it to do”. She looks in a mirror and wonders who that is – expecting the eighteen-year-old girl that was there last she could remember. We talk about how much we sleep and yet the body does not seem to mend. I do not wish to exaggerate, but Matthew 5:5 (meek) has taken on a new pathos. It is now my inability to adjust that proves my willfulness.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Ingie and Michael sittin' in a tree...

They got ENGAGED [as in "to be married"] officially last night with the ring and everything. Be still, my heart!
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Friday, February 17, 2006

Welcome to "Who Knew?"

Hi! I'm Anita. Welcome to "Who knew?" I chose this name for the blog because it seems like everyday I'm learning something new about life. Who knew it would be this way? Did YOU? I'm ALSO hoping that my three kids (as well as others) will choose to spend a little time here. For purposes of confidentiality and internet security, I'm suggesting that my three kids log in as #1, #2, and #3. I'll also give them privileges on the site. So, HELLO, and who knew ...