Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 2019 Ramblings

New air boot


It's definitely been an interesting month. I got injured at work on the 12th and I'm still off work. Initially, I ended up on seven days of no weight bearing and crutches. Went in for a follow-up appointment a week later and ended up with more x-rays, getting an air boot put on and getting an orthopedic surgeon referral and physical therapy referral and another seven days off. I'm waiting for a phone call with my appointment dates. I'll have to go to Minot for the orthopedic surgeon as there are none closer. I was supposed to go snowmobiling this weekend but that doesn't look like it will be happening.

I'm going to look at this downtime as a blessing. I mentioned last month that I'd started a virtual assistant course so I'm working on that. I'm also working on their tech courses and just finished with their Trello training module. I think I'm going to jump into their new LinkedIn module next. I'm still working on a name for the business. I really need to get that pinned down so I can order my EIN number.


lil dude totally focused on a cartoon
I figured that since I was going to be laid up for a while I would grab Jasper and bring him up so Desi and I drove down to Jamestown and got him. Mr. B wanted us to road trip with him to taking grain to the elevator. Lil dude, unfortunately, started throwing up on our way out to the farm so I had to turn around and bring him home. He appears to be fine now. Thankfully I'm well stocked with Gatorade and juice. We did manage to go with Mr. B the next day. The crew next door has been having this stomach bug over there so I'm assuming he picked it up from them.

I started a crockpot of chicken and noodles after I got back home and got lil dude's coat and clothes in the washing machine. I figured it would be good for whatever bug is going around. Mr. B won't eat it so he can have leftovers. A big bowl of hearty chicken and noodles sounds good.

I still need to take the car into the shop to clean it out. I'll hose his car seat off and let it dry in the shop. Hopefully, he didn't get vomit on anything non-washable.

Yup it's Prairie Gypsy and Mr. B
The Hadster after enjoying a cupcake
For Valentine's Day we went to Corrigador Bar for supper. They'd advertised they were having lobster tails. I haven't eaten lobster in ages and it sounded so good until I saw the price they put on them. I ended up getting a ribeye steak instead. I'll buy a frozen one and make it myself. We had a fun time with the kids despite having the worse service in history.

It was interesting to maneuver on crutches in deep snow, to say the least. Needless to say, I'm very glad I have the boot on now as it's so much easier to maneuver.


lil dude's on right with apples in middle and mine on right
For today's road tripped I'd packed a nice bento style lunch for lil dude and I. His (left) was ham slices, gouda cheese, munster cheese cubes and apples.

My bento style lunch (right) was a ham and lettuce wrap with Spicy Ranch, gouda cheese and apple slices.

Saturday I made some pancake bites. As you can see from the pan (below) they disappeared pretty quickly so I'll call them a success.

To make these yummy breakfast treats (or anytime treats), just mix up your favorite pancake mix per package. I used Bisquick to make these. Then fill the mini-muffin cups about 3/4 full and add whatever you want. I flavored these with mini chocolate chips, blueberries, grape jelly and cherry jam. Bake at 350' for about 12 to 15 minutes (make sure they're golden brown on top). I think this made 36 bites.

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