Sorry I haven't posted the past few days. Don't know where the time has gone. I've not been feeling well and then yesterday someone decides he needs to climb 9ft up on a ladder and immediately jump, uh I mean fall off!!! Oh yes he did!!!
We had that little stuff that falls onto the bed and floor when you have TERMITES eating all your woodwork and I have said we need to call someone to take care of this problem for quite awhile now. Well I guess hubby thinks he now works for Terminex. Cause he goes up on the ladder as far as he can climb and pounds the hell out of the beams knocking all the stuff loose. Well I told him to be careful and dont go up any higher. About that time I see in slow motion him sliding to the right and I can not hang onto the ladder any longer. He begins to jump like you see in movies when the stunt man leaps from one building to another and you see there legs running in mid air. I kid you not!!! I'm screaming and he's yelling OHHHHH NOOOOOOO!!!!!! And then BAM!! He managed to jump to hit the bed but knocked the bed so hard it slid and he slid off the bed onto the floor. All I can think is he has broken all his bones in his body. So I just say, "where does it hurt". Cause you KNOW it must hurt. Spiderman he's not!! His ankle is killing him so I manage to get him up and back onto the bed. HIs ribs are killing him and his ankle but he thinks it's not broken. I go to the store to buy ace bandages to wrap his ankle up and ice him down. OH LORD does this mean I need to drag out the candy striper outfit?? Cause since the menopause has began I'm sure it no longer fits!! Please say it isn't so!! PLEASE!!
This morning he gets up gets dressed and is going to work. YEAH!!! He walks, well hops out the front door and I shut it. I go into the bathroom and I hear the door opening.......Can it be he has come back?? I yell from the potty, is that you?? All I hear is "ooohhhhh, ahhhhhh, oh no, I think something popped in my foot." So I come out from hiding, uh I mean pottying and he says I think something popped. I think to myself so does this mean your NOT going to work today? I get dressed and take him to the doc for x-rays. Hours later it turns out his foot is just badly bruised and spranged. Doc tells him he has contusions and it's sprung. We're leaving the office and he says to me, did you hear him say I have contusions??? ROFLMAO!!!! I think he was proud of that fact. He has a big bruise on his side but other than that he is one lucky man. And me, well I'm one lucky gal!!! OH YEA I am. While we are there we get our flu shot. Hey why not. Let's make it worth the trip. LOL!!! And my UTI?? I forgot I had any pain!! I'm feeling much better.
So......Saturday before the drama on Sunday, I baked more cookies and my caramels. The silly lil Missy called Sat too and asked if I was making her goodies like I promised. LOL I'll put some weight on her yet.
I had a bag of Andes peppermint pieces so I made the recipe on the bag. They are good!! Then I used my cookie press that I've had for at least two years and never used.
The caramels ended up turning out great. But at first they would not firm up so I was thinking we were gonna have to eat with a spoon. If we must!!! But hubby suggested I put them in the fridge overnight. And it worked. Not only does he work for Terminex, he bakes too.
The recipe makes 60 pieces. I'll make these again for sure.
Nancy No Blog came by yesterday (before Spiderman decided to jump) and brought me a wonderful basket full of goodies.
See the cute little trees she did for me? I forget who had it on there blog but she bleached them and I love them!!! She gave me a bundle of fabric with the cutest panel. It's an older Sandy Gervais line that I never bought. Very cute!!! I can't wait to make something with that panel. My pictures not the best of the whole basket but it was full O goodies!!
Nancy look, I put them on the porch of my house Dennis made me.
Thanks for all the well wishes from all of you. It's so nice to have all my bloggy friends. Your sure know how to make someone feel better.
Here's the caramel recipe is you wanna try.
2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups whipping cream 3/4 cup light corn syrup
Butter bottom and sides of 8 inch. square (2 qt.) glass baking dish.
In heavy 3 qt. saucepan, heat all ingredients to boiling over med. heat. Stirring constantly. Boil uncovered about 35 min. stirring frequently, until candy thermometer reads 245F.
Immediately spread caramel mixture in baking dish. Cool completely, about 2 hours. (I ended up putting mine in the fridge overnight so set)
Cut into 1 inch squares. wrap individually in waxed paper.