My Amish Home | Ribs are healed, but now my ankle's hurt

My Amish Home | Ribs are healed, but now my ankle's hurt

"For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son." John 2: 7-9

Happy ninth birthday to our granddaughter, Andrea Rose Yoder!

We got almost a tenth of an inch of rain late this afternoon on this Wednesday as I write. It is really quite humid at this time. The sun came out for a bit, and it was steamy with barely a breath of air.

I probably won't have to water my flowers tonight, except the ones on the east end of the house. I am glad I got the garden tilled Tuesday. I was a little nervous before I was finished. The tiller was acting like it wanted to quit on me.

We had it in the shop this spring for a tune-up. They said the engine is an oil burner. They sure knew what they were talking about. I'm afraid it won't last the season. I should have bought a new one several years ago instead of this used one. The amount I have spent on it already to keep it running would have paid a pretty good chunk on a new one.

Oh well; it is what it is. Maybe just a new engine would do it.

Yesterday, we got the sad news that our dear friend Ken Hunter passed away. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Our life was enriched by the friendship extended to us by Ken and Mona.

Ken was 87. His heart was just worn out. Ken was a very talented woodworker. He made a lot of intricate toys in his time. Ken and Mona brought a lot of pleasure to young and old alike with these toys.

We will miss him and their visits when they would pop in just to say "Hi."

I am beginning to think I may have inherited some of my dad's accident-prone genes. My ribs are now healed from my clumsy fall off the shed porch.

Now I am nursing a hurting ankle.

It was so embarrassing when it happened! Last week, I went to the dermatologist to have the skin cancer taken off my face. They had to cut it out and sew me shut. It took about 14 stitches. Anyway, it was a long wait. I was sitting with my legs crossed. When the nurse came for me, I stood up and went right back down. My foot was sleeping; I had no feeling in it and twisted my ankle.

It hurt so bad! I thought I was going to pass out, but I made it to the room, then sat on a chair with my head between my knees until the wooziness went away. So now I have a swollen, hurt ankle and my face is still swollen.

I did have the stitches taken out today.

We drove through a pretty good rain shower on the way home from Decatur, but before we got very far out of the city, the pavement was dry.

When we got home and I put the things away, I was just being kind of lazy, wondering what I wanted to start. I decided first to look at some of the catalogs we got by mail yesterday. Sometimes we get four and five at a time.

All of a sudden — boom — it hit me. I have to write my column! And my brain had already almost been in sleep mode.

This week has been kind of wacky. That happens when we have a holiday on Monday. Hubby didn't work, it being Memorial Day. I still had to do my cleaning job. I could bike and it was a very beautiful morning to bike.

We really didn't have anything special to do, so we just had a mostly normal day. I wrote my community news(-less!) letter and got my weekly mail ready for Tuesday. In the afternoon, I did the laundry. By the afternoon, a breeze was blowing. Thirty minutes after I was done, I was getting the stuff off the line. Once again, I was so thankful for my laundry spinner.

In closing, laughter is like a windshield wiper; it doesn't stop the rain, but it allows you to keep going.

This week's recipe has a lot of "kid-appeal," big and little. Take it with you to munch on your vacation trip.

CRITTER CRUNCH

Makes 8 cups.

1/4 cup butter

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups Crispix

1 1/2 cups Cheerios

1 1/2 cups animal crackers

1 1/2 cups bear-shaped graham snacks

1 cup bite-size Shredded Wheat

1 cup miniature pretzels

In a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, heat butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until butter is melted.

In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Toss to coat. Place in a greased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan.

Bake uncovered at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Store in airtight container.

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