Thursday, February 25, 2010

News Flash

It has been some time since I last posted.  I never even told you that I was going to be a Grand-fur-mother.  Yes Annie and Snowbelle decided to elope and they now how three beautiful kittens.  Mother and babies are doing great.  She had two grey with some white stripes on the legs, and an all white kitten.  They weighed in at a few ounces each and have all their claws.  Annie is a great mother and the babies are growing rapidly.  In two more days their eyes should open.  I am wondering what color their eyes will be?  As you can see in the picture below, Annie has green/yellow eyes and Snowbelle has baby blue eyes.  I would love to see a blue eyed gray kitten!!!

Annie does not know this yet, so please do not tell her.  In 8 weeks she will be going to the vet and getting neutered.  I am sure she would not take the news lightly and well Snowbelle will be getting neutered as well after Annie.  So being a man he is liable to to run off!  So keep this our little secret!

As you all know Brian has been fighting a kidney stone since December.  Yesterday at around 11:00 am he finally passed it!  His doctor had already set him up for a surgery to remove the stone and place a stint in the ureter tube.  Now that he has passed it he does not have to go through all that anguish.  We would love to give thanks to all who prayed for him and also thank God once again for all he does!  Below is a video about Kidney stones.

I was having some trouble with my left knee and it finally eased up for me.  Now I am having trouble with my toe on my right foot.  I have what they call a ganglion cyst on it and this is by far the worst it has hurt me.  As soon as the weather breaks I need to get my butt to the foot doctor and see what they can do for it.  I am hoping the cyst has not grown into the bone.  I can't move my toe without excruciating pain.  Ganglion cysts are normally found along joints like your wrist, finger, or toes.  Here is a video on how they remove one.

We got some snow once again last night.  We woke up to a soft blanket of white stuff all over the ground, but it was not enough for the schools to close or be on delay.  This was upsetting news for the boys, but wonderful news for me!  The way it was coming down I honestly thought we were in for it, but it stopped and that made my day!  Now it is just small flurries coming down.  

Last night I made some homemade tartar sauce to go with our fish sticks.  The family loved it and Brian said it was creamy good!
Tartar Sauce

2 cups of Mayo
1 large sweet pickle
1/4 cup onion
1/3 tsp cream of tartar
1 tblsp vinegar
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp worchestershire sauce

Place all ingredients into blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into a sealable container.


JOY said...

Thank you for the recipe. I am sorry you are having such pain with your foot and am glad Brian is feeling better.

Teresa said...

Sorry about your toe. So glad Brian passed the stone. Send pictures of the kittens when you can.

Leigh Anne said...

Awww I love kittens! congrats!

I never thought of making my own tartar sauce, looks like a good recipe.

SOO Glad Brian passed the stone without having surgery. God is GREAT!