Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday Grousing.

Welcome to my Tuesday. I had not long been out of bed, Matt was watching GMA as he likes to do and I was just about turning on my laptop when bang, bang, bang on the door and the superintendent and wife came in. They walked in to our Shop Vacsecond bathroom; lo and behold the floor was flooded; water, water everywhere. Apparently the tenant in an apartment above us had gone out and meanwhile his toilet had overflowed. He had come back and dealt with it, but didn’t report it  Thank you. In his case the water was in his living room as well apparently. Matt and I started trying to clear it up with towels but the super brought up a shop vac which sucks up water (didn’t know they had one) so then we had some wet towels and an absolutely sopping bathmat, a large one too. Earlier, just before we got up, Matt was in the main bathroom so I was thinking about padding along the corridor to use the second loo. I am so glad I didn’t. Stepping barefoot into a puddle would have shocked the sh*t out of me. LOL. Funnily enough, the day before I had reported a leak from the ceiling down one of our walls but it is actually dried up which is why I saw the stain. They figured it was from when the pipes burst a few months ago. Not going to be fixed just yet awhile as it’s not urgent. Dunno about this, there is a lot of changing happening plus our current super is moving on at the end of the month. Retiring because of ill health.

When I went to the doctor’s recently, they said I should perhaps have an ultrasound on my thyroid. Usually they give me the form, not sure why they didn’t, however I got a call to book an appointment Ultrasoundand it was actually for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, great, the lab is just up the road, no problem. When I get there it turns out that despite my telling them at the doctor’s office, they had booked me in at the lab in Cambridge (where the doctor is) rather than in Kitchener where we live. Grr. I did emphasise this to the nurse, but whoever booked the appointment hadn’t done what I asked. So, OK, they had a vacancy at 3:30: we sat and waited. I have never had a thyroid ultrasound before and guess what, I will NEVER have another one. I lay on a bed with my middle raised on a pillow and my head and behind on the bed so I was literally bent over backwards. I was in agony, I have a bad back anyway which I mentioned to the technologist. At the end I said I would be taking some Tylenol, she said why and I told her once again because I had a bad back and was now in a lot of pain. She asked how did I sleep. Certainly not bent over backwards like that.  Another Grrr. She told me not to swallow whilst she was doing it, I found that I couldn’t swallow in that position anyway. I forgot, she also told me to relax, ha!! You relax
when you are in pain like that.

Well, sorry about that y’all. had to have my rant. Today we get to go bowling so that makes me a happy camper.

This is definitely something I shouldn’t eat at the moment, but with the mood I’m in, I could gobble it up and not just one serving. Of course you could use real cream instead of Cool Whip.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Trifle  

Kraft Kitchens

There’s nothing trifling about this dessert that has it all: peanut butter, cookies and creamy chocolate pudding. Peanut Butter-Chocolate Trifle recipe

12 servings, 2/3 cup each

What You Need

1 pkg.  (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavour Instant Pudding
3 cups  cold milk, divided
1/4 cup  PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
30 chocolate chip cookies (2 inch), chopped
3 Tbsp.  chocolate syrup

Make It

EMPTY pudding mixes into separate medium bowls. Add 1-1/2 cups milk to each; beat with whisk 2 min. Add peanut butter to vanilla pudding; beat until well blended. Stir 1/2 cup COOL WHIP into pudding in each bowl.
SPOON chocolate pudding mixture into 2-qt. serving bowl; cover with layers of half each of the remaining COOL WHIP and chopped cookies. Repeat layers, using vanilla pudding mixture.
DRIZZLE with syrup.

Kraft Kitchens Tips
Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Special Extra
Top chocolate pudding layer with 2 sliced bananas before covering with remaining layers as directed.

Make Ahead
Prepare trifle as directed but do not top with syrup. Refrigerate up to 6 hours. Drizzle with syrup just before serving.

Have a great day


  1. Sorry the ultrasound was such a painful ordeal. And that you had water in your bathroom. ShopVacs are really handy for that sort of thing.

    1. Thanks.

      Wish I'd known they had a shop vac before we started trying to cleanup.

  2. Hi Jo - gosh I saw this earlier and am not sure why I didn't finish reading and comment then - just remembered ... I probably went out .. sorry!!

    What a pain ... but I'm glad it's being dried out and you've sort of sorted it. The thyroid gymnastics sound really uncomfortable and once tonight comes around I hope you can get a reasonable night's sleep ...

    And glad you didn't step in a puddle so early in the morning ...

    Hope tomorrow is a better day ... cheers Hilary

    1. Trouble is nobody really knows why the toilet didn't shut off. I slept fine thank goodness.

      Thanks Hilary.

  3. Bummer about the flood and the thyroid scan. I hope you are OK and won't need further tests. That trifle sounds sooooo good. I made the other kid, with poundcake, pudding and jam, and that sure was good too.

    1. Turns out it was four floors affected. You and me both JoJo.

      I am glad you made the other "kid", not sure how you did it though LOL.

  4. Also having a bad back, I can sympathize with you. Don't think I'd have been able to stay bent backwards like that for long either. Hope your results come back with a good report.

    1. Lovely experience. D'you know, I haven't heard a thing so assume the test results were OK. See the doc for my regular diabetes check up in a couple of weeks so I will make sure then.