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Good Visit with the Doctor 
Mar. 14, 2013 9:12 am 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2013 3:18 pm
 Well, we went to see the doctor, well, Nurse Pratcticoner. She was realy nice. She said dhe wanted Carolyn to see the actual doctor but the doctor we are sopose to see is having issues transfering his liscense to New Hampshire. I am not sure which state he is comming from but I guess some times things like that hapen.
The Nurse gave Carolyn a script for muscle relaxents. She has not goten the script filled yet becouse she is calling defrent pharmacys to see who is cheaper.
The nurse realy did not have to much to say but that she wants us to see the MD as soon as we can and for us to keep seeing the surgon about the issues at hand.
I just want to sit here and wright. Not that much is going on but that things seem more relaxed for now and I think we all need down time.
Oh, she did say we both need to start walking! Walking at least once a day for 5 days a week. We are both over weight! We can wear eachothers pants! lol
At the Keene Community Kitchen we got some Yucca root! I have never cooked Yucca but I thought it would be fun to learn how to cook somthing new. At this point I have no idea what we will be having but once we find a nice simple recipe we will have Yucca. I will blog about it.
I think Spring is around the corner! The other day I saw a Chipmunk run acrose the road and today I saw a Caedinal. First for both this year.
This video is a great idea for us! It would be so nice to have a few acres of land and to get a shed and live in! Here is a sample video from YouTube-
When we came back from town yesterday we stoped by to see the Alpaca that live here in town. Lucky got to sniff one and he sniffed Lucky as well. The 2 alpaca live with dogs but they are big dogs. Lucky has met the alpaca before and I am not sure he knows what to make of theme! Once he barked but as a rule as long as its not a dog he wants to be buddies! Oh,, my how he loves cats!
As for myself I am glad Carolyn is finaly getting help! Its not going to all hapen over night but we are getting her to the doc's and things are moving forward!
I need to start on studying my math and English but what we have in so far as texts is so haphazerd I am not sure how well I am going rto do. It would be nice to have grade 1-6 math text books and same for English and workbooks to go along with the textbooks but one has to make do with what one has.
We finaly got "Poverty Prepping" and one of the basic ideas is to spend $20 a month on food(bulk). Such as a 25-50 lbs bag of flour, sugar, etc and to add spices, etc to make it to the full $20. This we can do!
Well, thats it for now.
I hope you are all doing great!
Mar. 14, 2013 9:30 am
If you're going to build a good sized pantry, make sure that you can safely store the food you buy. Flour needs to be kept cool and dry. Keeping oxygen from it will extend the shelf life by a lot. You can keep flour 5 years if it is dry, cool and away from oxygen. Whole grains store 20 - 30 years, but then you need a good mill to grind your flour. Building up a good pantry of 3 months to a year supply is a solid plan. I have a friend who for what ever reasons couldn't stay employed for very long. He'd work a year or two and get laid off. The only way he was able to keep his family fed and not worry about it was because he always had a year of food stored up. My wife had breast cancer almost 5 years ago now. She is doing fine. She opted for a double mastectomy, because the likelihood of recurrence was very high. I can see that you will be very supportive of your wife if she is diagnosed with cancer, which will be a great blessing to her. Your strength will help her be strong too. And your tenderness will also strengthen her. Hopefully, it is just a fatty cyst, and nothing worse.
Mar. 14, 2013 11:20 am
I am happy for you Seamus it looks like things are moving forward for you hope it won't be much longer to see that Doctor and thank you doc for the info on flour storage it was informative
Mar. 14, 2013 12:31 pm
Seamus,glad to hear things are progressing,and that you are with your wife every step of the way.Hope you see that doctor soon.As for the flour Doc,is right.I keep my extra flour in the freezer,but i have 2 huge tupperware containers that i keep flour in and are airtight.Will keep you and your wife in my prayers.Take care.
Mar. 14, 2013 1:12 pm
Oh Seamus, I am glad to hear things are at least a little better and that Carolyn was able to get some medical advice and medicine. I think of you both often and know that whatever it takes you will get through this. I wish you both the best.
Mar. 14, 2013 2:41 pm
Try to find local homeschoolers. They might have the kinds of books for sale that you could study with. I love the idea that you and Carolyn will be going out for walks together! Have fun. To make it interesting, you might think of things that you;d like to see, and play a game to see who spots things first. You might look for things like a bird nest, a flower, the first blue car, another person out walking...make you list of items different from day to day
Mar. 14, 2013 3:18 pm
You don't have to buy text books to learn. Khan Academy is FREE and on-line. They have every level of classes. This is a fabulous resource.
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I was born in cadiz, Spain but was raised on the wonderfull island of Okinawa. We moved to United States in 1972 at age 8. I am learning to cook and care for my self at age 46. This IS a chalinge!!
My favorite things to cook
Wow, so many!! I love the foods of Okinawa and Spain the best but I do make mostly Mexican food. I do live about an hour away from Mexico afterall. The food of the South is great, mum's kin moved to VA in 1632. Chinese food is allso awasome!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmm, maby mum making real fried chicken(I dont eat chicken any more)and making greens and corn bread. Mum was from the rural South and knew how to cook! Da was from canada but I dont think he was a cook.
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Finly baked bread that was good. NOT a brick or raw. People evan asked for the recipe!
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Are only lesons. A learning tool.
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