I am so very cold. I thought Spring was making an entrance but then it seemed to have disappeared just as quickly as it made it's entrance. What is going on?
Yesterday especially was quite the crazy weather day, we had rain, thunder, lightning, snow and hail mix all in the space of 30 minutes. Craziest thing I've seen in a while, and the sky looked so menacing.
Needless to say, it's been cold here, cold enough that I've had to turn on the fire and I haven't had to do that in about three weeks or so. Cold enough as well that there are quite a few people down with colds, sore throats, sinus issues etc. Me being one, and my son being the other.
He's had to miss Tae Kwon Do already this week because he's running a bit of a low grade fever, has a sore throat and a runny nose and is just plain feeling sick. I'm doing no better, though I can't exactly sit down and relax, so I push through it, drink orange juice and lots of hot tea with my favorite winter concoction.
Actually had to make a fresh batch as the other one finished not so long ago. I don't go through the winter without this jar in my refrigerator, maybe it's just me, but I do think it helps a lot.
I've talked about it before, and if you want to know how to make it, just read my "In Preparation for Winter" post.
My sourdough starter is doing amazing and I've already made two loaves of bread and a batch of cinnamon rolls. I fed it again and by Thursday I'll be making another two loaves of bread.
Now, I have to show you something. Remember I told you that I had found something at the Thrift Store that I just had to have because it reminded me of my childhood?
Ok well here it is, and I'm sure many of you will remember it from your homes growing up.
A vintage Tupperware Jello Mold. Oh my goodness, if I could only explain how this brought back memories.
Funny enough, my brother was over the other day and I brought this to him and said nothing, but his face was hilarious, he immediately remembered seeing it in our kitchen growing up, and how my stepmom would use it to make jello and caramel pudding.
It comes with the different little mold lids like the tulip that is picture, but inside it's got the christmas tree, the star and the heart, JUST like my stepmom's one. What a great find for my own kitchen.
You know I believe that we need to not sever the memories and the ties that we create in our childhoods, but rather show them to our children, share them with the kids and recreate some of those happy moments from when we were there age.
So yes, you can bet that this weekend there will be some caramel pudding being made in that mold, I'll show you all when it's done :)
Today has been so busy for me, I'm super tired and ready for bed. I did spend most of the day either doing school work with the 4 kids or on the phone with Tricare and trying to sort out our current medical insurance. It's NOT fun, it's a royal pain in the behind, and even though I was told over and over by so many of my friends that once you retire things change dramatically, and that everything you're told while active duty about the help out there for retirees is nothing but talk...it's quite a shock when you finally deal with it yourself.
But we'll keep going, asking, looking, researching and getting the answers we need.
Anyway, busy day but now I'm sitting down to relax a little, maybe watch some TV and also get some work done on the computer.
I'll leave you with tonight's dinner which was a quick Pork Stir Fry Rice, just something I threw together as I was running quite late with the dinner preparations.
Alright friends, I need to go and give my son some medicine and rub some more Vicks on his chest, I do hope he starts feeling better soon because he has Tae Kwon Do tomorrow and Thursday and he can't miss it because he's testing for his new belt on Friday. Fingers crossed!!!