Friday, May 9, 2008


First, I want to thank everybody for your prayers and concerns about us, during our terrible weather conditions yesterday. It was a busy day, and believe me it had it's ups and it's downs. It started with tornado watches and warnings, I went and picked up my nephew, and one of my grand daughters from school early, the weather man had stated that it the storm would be heavy in our area around three.

Once we got home, to kind of keep their minds off the weather, I decided that I would make a cake. I used a recipe that I found in my Country Door Catalog.

It was for a Lemon Pound Cake, remember I told you that I'm not a baker, so this really is an experiment. After mixing the ingredients,

Dusting the pan

Here she is! I think it's B E A U T I F U L my first lemon pound cake!, I've only tried making cakes a few times in my life, and I made the glaze to go on top. You can't see it because it was kind of watery but it taste good. I usually stick to my banana pudding which everyone loves but now maybe I'll try more cakes.

After the cake was made and the sirens went off a couple of more times, we thought that everything was ok. Our daughter came and picked up my granddaughter, they live a few blocks away. When she got home she called my husband and told him that a tree had fallen on her house. My husband went to see if he could help with anything he's so good at those things but, it ended up in a trip to the EMERGENCY ROOM!
Here's his arm band, he was trying to break off a limb, when it broke, it snapped back and hit him in the face causing his bottom teeth to cut his cheek, from the inside out. It was very frighting to me, because when he pulled on it you could see straight through. In the emergency room we sat and sat and sat. They see patients in an order of who's illness or injury's are the greatest. His accident happened around 7pm, we got there at 8pm because my husband really didn't want to go but, I really thought he should. He got 4 stitches on the outside of his cheek and 2 inside. When we got home it was 12:45 am this morning so we slept in a little. About mid-morning. I asked him to take me to her house so that I could see the damage.

This is from one side of the house

This is the top of the tree that extends clear to the other side of the house

This is the view from the back of her house

This shows that the tree fell from the very back of the yard onto the house, that's my husband looking at other trees that may need to come down, to keep this from happening again. He didn't want to take a picture because his face is swollen but, " He Still Looks Fine To Me".

This is the little doggy that was not hurt during the making of this film
And this is the weight that I am now, I started last week at 175 pounds and this morning I weighed in at 172.2 Yea! for me ! I had a change of plan I thought it better that I show a picture of myself at the end of my weight loss and just do the scales until I get there, for a more dramatic ending. I want to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words. I know they were the reason for my success. Deb