Sunday, December 16, 2012

Take Care

I hasn't sure what I first want or need to blog about. Like every one else I to have the shooting in Connecticut on my mine and heart. I guess like everyone I have my opinion what needs to be done. But at this time I just don't know how or when I'll put it into words.

So I thought I would ramble away instead.

I haven't made date fill cookies for ages.

Date Filled Cookies
•   2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
•   3/4 cup white sugar
•   3/4 cup water
•   1/2 cup chopped walnuts
•   1 cup butter, softened
•   2 cups packed brown sugar
•   2 eggs
•   1/2 cup fat free sour cream
•   1 teaspoon almond extract
•   3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•   1 teaspoon salt
•   1 teaspoon baking soda
•   1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1.    To prepare the filling, cook the dates, 3/4 cup of sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in the nuts, remove from the heat and set aside.
2.    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
3.    In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs, sour cream and almond extract. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Drop a rounded teaspoon of dough onto an unprepared cookie sheet, place a scant teaspoon of the filling on top of it, then top with an additional 1/2 teaspoon of dough. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
4.    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly browned.
I went over to my friend Alice this morning and had some coffee. Caught her up about with medication policy as home care giver. First of all Alice went back to Detroit so I filled in for her client Carrie. As she was gone the medicaid nurse came in to the interview. Part of her care plan is that the caregiver helps set up her medication.
So the nurse ask her who was sitting up her med and it was easy to see that Alice was doing it and I was doing it to as a filling in
But to find out you need a nurse to set up the meds for any client.
Then to find out if the client does something stupid with there medication. The client holds no responsibility at all and it all falls on the caregivers. Just one more thing for not being responsible for possible their own stupidly.
Not sure how Alice and Carrie is going to handle the medication part. Finding a nurse or one close enough to do it can be an interesting twist to the facts. Rural home care has it own set problems then a large populated area.

A little while ago I told Alice about etsy a possible place for her to sell some of her wares. But she had some reservation a short time before she went on her trip some how she receive a text message and put in code she would receive a gift from some store. It just messed up her daughter Katie computer.
I told her that I listed 3 ornaments and figure it was a good place to start, to see where I need to tweak it
See she travel to quite a few craft shows and sometime she does excellent and other time she doesn't do all that well.
Opinion time...It seems like the craft shows is to risky of an adventure. Personal I'm not interest doing them at this time. I think it would be less of a risk doing the local farmer markets not even on weekly bases. I think you would actual come out farther ahead then traveling about.
We got our tree up in our stand. This year we put up a white pine which is Idaho state tree. One can see it's not decorated yet.


  1. I don't know why someone would shoot people they don't even know, outside of outright war, let alone kids. But it's a sick planet.

    And it's only big news in this country, on the rest of the rock it's just news, it's best not to follow it all too much being as the press will be going on about it for a while.

  2. Yes Bill there sickies on this planet. But I think I prefer the word "evil"

  3. Send some peanut butter cookies and no one gets hurt. :-)


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