Tuesday, December 29, 2009

surgery wnet well. the surgeon had to use a cadaver tendon that he attached to my hamstring tendon Last thing I remembered was gettin the iv meducation in or, then waking up in recovery. the doc talked to me in recovery, don't remember. have a morphine pca for pain. working wsll, I have laess pain than prior to surgery. if I remember right, no sitting or flexing of knee for at least 4 weeks. no nausea either.
one of the most annoying thing, I have numbness and tingling in my lower left arm along with my thumb and fingers. Have felt like they are asleep since I woke up. Tomorrow therapy is going to come to get me up.

Sorry for typing errors. left arm aslleep, right index finger has the coninous pulse ox to watch my breathing. I also don't have my contacts in or any glasses, so the screen is a little blurred. thanks for the prayers they worked well!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Finally, Christmas cooking!

Three days til Christmas, finally starting my Christmas baking. I noticed I am not making as many things as usual in the past few years. My husband receives many treats for gifts, so we usually have our fill.

This year I have decided to make a few things I haven't done in a long time. I first made my favorite Pecan Puffs. These are a shortbread dough to which pecans are added. After taking from the oven, they are coated in powdered sugar, then again coated with the sugar after they are cooled.

A few years ago, I started making sugared cinnamon pecans. One of the best treats I have ever had! My daughter is now a senior in high school, and for the last year, I made them as treats for her teachers. Instead of leaving the extras I made at home, she decided to take them to school and give them to kids at school.

Just got through making caramel. I used a recipe from the Bettter Homes and Gardens candy book which uses sweetened condensed milk, so they get done fast. Very Tasty!

Now, off to make Petit Fours!