Friday, August 22, 2014

Random 5 on Friday: Ramblings

The Pebble Pond

What a week! How was yours?

1. Have I shared that I have been experiencing pain and stiffness in my wrists and loss of grip strength in my hands since mid-June? My doctor diagnosed me with "tendonitis", probably the result of kayaking in rough water and continued use, and suggested I wear wrist splints and rest. (Rest?!) Although the pain and stiffness have lessened, it's still there. I was tested in June for Rheumatoid Arthritis, just to rule it out. I found out on Tuesday the results came back positive. So, with worry, that afternoon I went back in for a follow-up test. I learned today that it came back negative! Phew!

2. My boys have incredible hair! It's thick and curly and grows super quick. This week was Buzz Time! Just look at the difference!

OK, I'll admit it...I had a great time "teasing" Sam's hair up into a respectable afro. ::wink:: Impressive, huh?

3. I made dark chocolate zucchini brownies...and zucchini bread, with and without chocolate chips...and zucchini cookies, frosted. I'm zucchini'ed out! The rest will be shredded and frozen for baking during the winter. Our garden only produced 4 great squashes, but that was plenty for us! (ETA: On closer inspection of the zucchini plants we have 4-5 more itty bitty squashes growing...)

Click here for Chef In Training Awesome Frosted Oatmeal-Zucchini Cookie
Recipe.That's Nikki's Cookie Photo as Mine Didn't Look Quite a Professional.

4. Since I'm supposed to be resting my hands - I used an electric mixer to bake my zucchini goodies - I have been doing more reading, finishing The Blue Bistro (finally) by Elin Hilderbrand. I'm now reading To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer, a book I just randomly grabbed off the shelf. Have you ever done that? It can be interesting! Really!

5. And watching "Three's Company". Do you remember that show? I suppose it shows my age, but that show was and still is a riot!

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  1. You should have some of our zucchini "crab" cakes.

  2. Jessy we are all about zucchini here too this week... hope your wrist gets better1

  3. I do hope your wrist pain improves soon. wow that is some Crazy kind of hair! He looks like a different person.

  4. Ouch. I hope your wrist is better soon! That hair!! It is lovely both ways. I remember Three's Company. :) Happy weekend Jessy.

  5. I remember watching Three's Company reruns during the summer daytime. We loved it! I hope your wrists heal quickly. I love the curly hair!

  6. That hair! Right now, my son needs a haircut but it is straight as could be. So it just lays over his ears and drives me crazy!

  7. I am so sorry about you wrists. I hop you recover soon. My son has tons of hair too. I love it.
    Blessings, Dawn

  8. Hope your wrist feels better quickly! I love the hair too, its so thick and curly. But I imagine hot too.

    1. Hi Jacquelin! Do you have a blog I can read? I don't find anything on our profile...Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Sorry about the problems with your wrists. I just made chocolate zucchini cake last week too, and wondered why I don't do that more often. :-)

  10. So sorry about your wrists. Hope you are feeling better soon. The chocolate zucchini brownies look awesome. I need to try them with my kids. I love to sneak in veggies wherever I can. :-) Thanks for coming over to visit my blog! It was nice to "see" you again. :-) As for the button, just right click on the image. In Chrome, there is a option "copy image url." In IE, the option is called "copy shortcut." Just paste that url anywhere on your blog that you would it. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. :-)

  11. So glad for the negative results! Hope you start feeling yourself again soon :) ummm your posts really make me wanna bake lol! And yeah I sure remember threes company but they were reruns- I think ha!!!

  12. Hope you feel better soon! Love all that zucchini baking!


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