Definitely going to ramble today...hang on!
Sold 4 paintings since last weekend! SCORE! Nice when that happens.
Daddy fell. Yes, last Friday afternoon I guess he was taking some limbs to the curb and he said he slipped and fell. Face planted on the drive and using his hand to break his fall, breaking his hand and busting it open. CAT scan and stitches and a removable cast and he is good. No surgery for the broken hand, THANK GOODNESS! Sadly, I did not know about it because we were at the cabin and cell phone reception is bad so I usually turn my phone off. I turned it on Monday morning to get the pictures and text message from my brother. They spent hours till about 10:30 p.m. in the ER. Bless all their hearts, including my sister-in-law who endured the time too. I'm afraid we are going to have way too many times like this more often now. He was more upset that he could not use his computer. Really, I feel bad that Bro has had to take the brunt of taking care of Daddy lately as I've been out of pocket and watching Rio. She will be in school sometime and that can make it better.
I had an incredible HANKERIN' for Momma's fried chicken last week so I busted out the cast iron skillet, one mine, one granny's. I bought a whole chicken because I also wanted to cut it up myself. Sadly I realized that my knives were very lacking so the next day I went out an bought a couple for the next chicken. I cooked it just like Momma used to with salt, lots of black pepper, flour and oil. She would cook it pretty hot and fast to get the color then turn the heat down and put a lid on it, soft crust fried chicken! PERFECTION! I also had mashed potatoes and gravy.
The next night I wanted to try something new I saw on Facebook. It was from MyRecipes.com and called Cajun-Style Shrimp and Grits. OH MY GOSH they were so easy and so very good. The only thing is I did NOT add the tasso ham.
I was on a roll last week with cooking. It felt good. I love to cook but just don't have time to put into intense meals.
Brother-in-law is hurting and I wish I could help. Had surgery and the results are not as expected and the places they went in are not healing. He's on my mind.
Friday was National Wear Teal Day to increase awareness of Ovarian Cancer so I wore this shirt in remembrance of my friend Jamie who lost her battle a couple of months ago.
Yesterday the niece spent the day in the ER because she apparently was bitten by a brown recluse spider in her bedroom! Let me tell you she posted the picture on Facebook and it gave me nightmares. Plus she posted that they had to put her IV in her neck because of her drug use caused her veins to be to small. Luckily she is still clean but she is still having a ton of issues in her head and life. She has lost yet another job and of course it is not her fault. I so hope she can get her life together but I'm not too keen on helping her anymore because she has burned me a couple of times and you just don't know when she is telling the truth anymore. Lying is just second nature to her and I don't even know if she can tell the difference. So sad.
On a good note, I finished a couple of books I enjoyed, Still Foolin' 'Em by Billy Crystal and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Also a couple of paintings finished: