Monday, August 05, 2019

CHERRIES and a Parky Update

Today was neurology day. We used to hate this day  - which arrives like clockwork every few months It's the day we are forced to accept Michael's diagnosis.  I think we're moving along the acceptance plane, today it all seemed rather, "Hoo hum."  No big, new developments.  They're adjusting some meds at night with the hope of a better sleep pattern for Michael...but that's about it. And we're o.k. with a hoo hum neurology appointment. 🐽 

We redeem neurology days by trying to catch lunch with Josiah while in Anchorage. He suggested Burgerfi today - great choice. I tried an Impossible Burger yesterday  - I overwhelmingly liked Burgerfi's quinoa/veggie burger over the IB. 

Michael pointed out the cherries needed picking as we drove in the driveway. I kept hoping they were going to get bigger and sweeter. It appears they are made to be  tart!  Krista, Benny and I picked the cherry crop. Not bad as we weren't expecting any produce for another 2 - 4 years. 😏

Someone ate a cherry or two while helping

Stacia and I  set out to  make a pie after Michael and Dad made their opinions on cherry usage known.  We only had 1/2 the cherries we needed; I used blueberries for the other half. I made it sugar-free.  Did you catch that? A sugar-free cherry/berry pie! I hoped Michael and Dad would like it.  They did. I am wondering if I can do the same thing with an apple pie.

We were excited the crust worked. AND it tasted great. Next time I'll cover the edges - but for a whole-wheat, sugar-free cherry pie - this couldn't be beat. 

Dad "felt lucky," tonight so we agreed to a round of Farkle. He was pulling ahead until Stacia rolled SIX ONES in a turn. She ended up winning. 
BTW - that's 9:00 p.m. behind her

 HOW can it be August already? I can't wrap my mind around this fact! Oh, Michael bought a chainsaw off Craig's list....he and Dad came home with stories.