Friday, November 30, 2012

Hospital, Travel League

NurseBy the time you read this I shall probably be under sedation, or just about to be. Last time Matt hung around the hospital all day, but really that is a silly waste of his time, so he is going to come home for the day. I am not terribly sure there will be a blog tomorrow, lots depends on how I feel tonight. Probably pretty dopey. I didn’t know, until I talked to the foot nurse (she is a registered nurse who now specialises in foot care) that the sedative actually slows down the body and all bodily functions. This nurse, who is also something of a friend, is a very useful go to person for things I want to know. Some of her stories of being in hospital as a patient are quite funny, especially as she doesn’t always let on that she is a nurse herself. Mind you, these days, I always have trouble figuring out who are nurses and who are aids and even who are cleaners and assistants as they all tend to wear pretty much the same things. I prefer the old days of nurses in white with starched caps, there was no mistaking then. The pre op nurse I saw the other day was in regular clothes, no uniform of any kind. For all I knew she wasn’t really a nurse at all LOL.

Had a good day yesterday, went out to lunch with the gang first of all. We were bowling in Elmira so we went to the Crossroads restaurant. Matt and I Bowling Pinsalways have Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches which are made with their home made bread, they’re good. Most people choose the buffet but we aren’t too keen on that. I decided I would like some dessert and as I was in an awkward spot, a friend offered to get me some, I chose mince meat pie with cream. It was delicious. On the way out I saw they were selling the pies for $9.99 each so I bought one which is now in the freezer. The bowling wasn’t too bad either, Matt was on a different team but I could see he was doing very well, I did fairly well too. Was playing on a team with a close friend so we had lots of laughs. That is the last Travel League this year, we start again in January.

Not sure if I will be posting a blog on Saturday, if not I should be back again on Monday.

I thought this recipe looked delicious, just the kind of thing I would pig out on LOL.

Chocolate Peanut Butter BallsChoclate Peanut Butter Balls


Makes 3 dozen

Click here to find out more!INGREDIENTS

2-3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

2-3 squares unsweetened baking chocolate

6 cups powdered sugar

1 cup butter

2 cups peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium bowl mix together sugar, butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Dough will be loose. Form 1-2 inch balls from the dough. Refrigerate balls for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate. Dip balls in chocolate with either a toothpick or a fork. Set on wax paper and cool.

Have a great day



  1. Thanks Diane and Alex. I am home. Will be writing about my day tomorrow. Think snow.