Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Down but not out!!!

Been a long down time here!

Sometimes the old body just can’t fight the pain anymore. Needs to have help and simply rest.

So went got help but in getting the help set off a bad episode for the skin and joints.

As the saying goes sometimes the cure is worse than the disease!

So between my DH, 2 drs I am back walking again with less pain! Yes! for good drs, modern and old meds.

They all worked together to get me back on my feet. Just so hard when you are used to doing what you want when you want then can no longer do it. Have to decide what is most important on your “worth the pain scale”!

My being laid up put a lot on hold around here. DH could not do much on the house stuff with me laid up and having to take me in 2 dr every week.

Bless his old heart he is back at it this weekend though!

Not much sewing was done either, hand or by machine.

I did do up a few simple cross stitch finishing projects for my niece. She went to a fun stitching retreat in SC.

Will share a project bag I made for her in a later post. (when I find the pics)

Trying to put the house back in order from the painting now.(can’t ever do tall ladder again L)

Hang things back up but in new places for a fresher look. Getting the Fall Look on! Soon will be into the Christmas Look! Wow! Has this year ever went by fast!

All my goals I set in Jan were not met but hey life will roll on, as it has, taking me along!!

Did get down to Raleigh, NC to see Aunt Dot and Unc Ollie! Was a wonderful day spent with them and family.

Miss them so much but Aunt Dot and I chat at least twice a week.

Have not been able to sit and look at too many blogs over last few weeks either! Missed them. I see same busy folks are still getting stuff done! Love all the sewing projects, new books read, Fall table settings and décor, quilts made or quilted and least not the wonderful recipes shared!!!

Here is a simply wonderful tummy filling soup I made last week.

This is my take on the classic cheddar cheese soup. You could add other cooked veggies to it if you wished.

Sorry no pics of mine.

Hope you make it and enjoy!

Lola’s Country Cheddar Soup

2 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. olive oil

½ cp small chopped carrot

½ cp small chopped onion

½ cp small chopped celery

4-5 tbsp all purpose flour

1 32 oz. box Swanson Chicken Broth, FF. Less Sodium

1-2 tsps. Mrs. Dash Unsalted Garlic and Herb Seasoning

3 or so cps shredded extra sharp cheddar

1 12 oz can Pets Evaporated Milk

Fresh ground black pepper

Crisp fried bacon for bits

1 chopped green onion

Hot sauce

In a large saucepan melt butter with olive oil.

Add carrot, onion and celery with 1tsp. Mrs. Dash. Cook and stir over med-low heat till veggies are tender.

Sprinkle in flour 1tbsp at a time stirring until blended in.

Add chicken broth, 1 tsp Mrs. Dash , fresh ground pepper stirring over med heat till comes to a boil.

Reduce heat; add shredded cheese using a whisk until cheese is melted.

Slowly add evaporated milk, stirring with whisk until blended and heated through.

If desired add several drops hot sauce .

Garnish with shredded cheese, chopped green onions and

bacon bits.

Serve with garlic toast/ bread sticks or croutons.


  1. Sorry you were not well, but I'm glad you're on the mend! :0)

  2. Oh sweet Lola, I'm so glad to see ya back upright! I have BTDT and it just makes you feel like life has screeched to a halt! Sending hugs you way and and thoughts for continued painless energy.
    Thanks for the recipe, it looks wonderful...I have it on the menu for this weekend as it's supposed to be a chilly one here and your soup is just the thing to warm the tummy and the soul. :)
    Hugs to you and yours,

  3. Sorry to hear that you have been having such a bad time, Lola! Here's to better days ahead!

  4. It is so frustrating when we are assigned a "rest" period. Somehow the minf does not like the message!!! Glad to see that you are feeling better - a bit, anyway.

  5. Oh my! Seems like you and I are in the same boat - recuperating, doctors, therapy - this getting old stuff is not so fun! BUT - you can't keep us tough birds down can you!! Hope you are up to your old hijinks soon! Take care ;)

  6. Sorry to hear you have ben unwell.
    Hope you are getting better each day

  7. I'm glad you are back on your feet (at least somewhat) again. Your soup recipe sounds yummy....might give that a try soon. Soup weather is nearly upon us here.

  8. Glad you posted! I'd been wondering how you are doing....Raleigh day!!! Oh goodness...where was I?

  9. Hugs... I've missed you! Take your time. we all understand that life and health get in the way.

  10. Glad you are getting the medical help you so desperately need. Will look forward to your projects.

  11. Oh Lola, I hope you start feeling better soon, I miss you when you're gone. I'll keep you in my prayers.
    Cheddar Cheese soup is one of my husbands favorites, so it's going in my recipe box. Take care of yourself Ok?

  12. Gosh Lola - you have nothing to apologise for. Life can be so unpredictable and "the best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley". Take things easy, be busy when you feel you have the energy and rest when you don't. ann :-)

  13. glad your doing better~ where has this year gone by? soup looks delish but I be a carnivore....I likes my meat! good to hear about aunt dottie. 4 months til mid atlantic! (mauh) Liz

  14. yes i am also sorry that you havent been well,but i am glad that things are improving,take care.ox


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