Thursday, March 24, 2016

a crazy gift from my "big Sis"....and a really nice day!

today has been absolutely beautiful!


of course, every morning starts with a dip in the hottub and a prayer (this one for my friend d, her husband and her mother)


this morning we skipped our gloopy shakes and had fresh -squeezed orange juice with regular oranges, blood oranges and a pamplemousse (french for grapefruit. sometimes i like to show off - bahahahah!


sorry for such a blurry pic but oh well - you get the idea!

now on to the greatest gag gift ever! my neighbour and 2nd best friend is getting married this summer. but they are having a "jack and jill" party on april 20th. i won't be able to attend because...well...um...i don't have any teeth in my head! and the end of april is when the denturist wants to see me for consultation on when to do my molding.

my big Sis C said that she would do everything she could so that i could attend the jack and jill party! so she sent me these:


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!  they are baby soothers that have little lips and little teeth on them. the note she sent says " Suck on these it looks like you have teeth. See, told you i would look after you in time for the jack and jill shower. love always, Big Sis"! isn't that to die for? me and jambaloney laughed for a good 20 minutes, and then me and big Sis laughed when i called her to tell her i had received them! we love our sis and bro, c and g!

we have already taken several walks around the property today and many hottub dips. jam's been working on his contract and i have been responding to emails and such. but while we were out walking i thought i would take a pic of my favourite tree - it's a balsam fir. (i didn't realize i was standing on the other side of the clothesline)


this is my other favourite tree. it's a spruce that was hit by lightning. i call him a bonsai.


the is my other favourite tree - it's the only red maple on our whole property!


these are my other favourite trees - various evergreens - pines, spruce, tamarack.


and these are my other favourite trees - various evergreens and birch in amongst them.


i have a lot of favourite trees. and i love all of them equally and thank the Lord for them every single day.

here's my favourite guy in the whole entire world - jambaloney, watering the plants in the greenhouse!


and kids - i have always loved stew! and i have allllllllways loved doughboys (i think you 'mericans call them dumplings. and i think you put milk in yours? not sure. but doughboys don't have milk in them). but now that i have no teeth - doughboys have become my absolute favourite food in the world.


i slow-cooked the roast for 8 hrs, steamed all of the veg (potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and turnip) until they were soft then dumped them in the slow cooker with the roast for the last hour and a bit. then i was able to mash all of the veg, cut up the meat in tiny pieces and cut up the doughboy in tiny pieces. it felt like i had died and gone to heaven.

food, kids! i ate food! and i have been eating it, glumpy smoothies, baby food and juice ever since. i gotta run now and make more doughboys! i am putting them in everything from here on in!

it's only 5pm here....the sun is still bright and shining and bouncing off the snow....we'll be having supper soon (more doughboys for me - wahoo!), more walks, more hottub dips and praying for our friend d, and then snacks and watching a movie. jambaloney will have a smoked meat sandwich for snack. guess what i'll be having?

oh come on! i'll be having doughboys in broth! sending out lots of love. to all of you.

24 comments:

  1. All that pretty white and green marred by those ugly black tires OMG :(

    I know down here they usually fit the patient with some temporary dentures until the swelling has gone down enough for the fitting. Surprised you guys don't have something like that. I hear they are terrible and don't fit but work well for short social functions.

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    1. PP - my denturist, who might be a crazy scientist, doesn't want anything in my mouth until it is fully healed. he is waaaay excited that i can wait for another month before even doing the temporary dentures. he has never in his 20yr career had someone that could wait this long so he wants to "experiment" on me. all of my friends that have dentures say that they got them in too early and that they didn't heal properly so i am following this mad scientists' ideas fully. i can wait. and this guy tells me it makes a whole world of difference.

      other than that - did i tell you i got a mermaid tail off the intrawebs?!?!!?!? oh i can't wait for it to arrive. you are going to be so jealous!

      much love you nutbag bro! always your friend!
      kymber

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  2. You KNOW that not sleeping with your teeth can be a sign of getting old, don't you? ;-)

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    1. Gorges...i don't have any teeth to sleep with! we'll see what happens when i get my fancy new dentures. and i don't mind growing old. lots of love to my friend. xoxoxo!

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  3. Sweet Kymber,

    Love the pacifiers your sister sent. What a great gift, I laughed out loud when I read about them in your post today. Will you go to the get together with your pacifiers??
    Brrr.....snow, keep it up there......we don't want any of it. Were expecting snow this weekend :-( Stop laughing.....I can hear you laughing all the way down here. NO SNOW!!!!!

    As PP mentioned above, the dentists here will provide you with temporary dentures until your swelling goes down and they can measure you for your new teeth.

    Sending you both hugs and love.
    Sandy

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    1. Sweet Sandy - you and my sis would get along great - you are both little mischeif-ers! i won't be going to th shower and my friend is ok with that...she understands that having no teeth is kind of a vanity thing. we had snowmaggedon for a couple of days and then we had fog, wind and rain...nothing better for getting rid of snow. we are almost snow free and the 2 week forecast is calling for warmer temps - woohoo! we might be done with snow. but there is always a chance of a snow in april.

      as for temp dentures my denturist wants me to heal completely before putting anything in my mouth. he has never had a patient in his 20yr career that can wait this long and he thinks waiting as long as you can really makes a difference. he's a bit of a whack-job, but so am i - so i am following his advice.

      sending love always to my angel...you been there from day number one. something i will never forget. you and our other angel JUGM. friends have come and gone and good riddance to them but you and JUGM have been there from the very beginning.

      love you hon! xoxoxoxxoxo

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  4. Just curious, is the dental work being handled by a private insurance policy or Canadian Healthcare?

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    1. Mike - my dental work is being provided by a private insurance company that i paid a mighty good sum to while i was in the military and then rolled my military pension into a government pension. jam is covered under my pension too. but when we both turn 65, we'll be covered under the canadian healthcare. and since moving to the island, and seeing so many of our friends needing MRI's, cancer treatments, teeth being pulled and replaced...ALLLLLLL of which fall under canadian healthcare...i couldn't be more impressed. if you want more details, you have my personal email address. ask whatever questions you want and i will try to address them. sending love buddy!xoxoxo

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  5. just a thought
    how about planting a few more sugarbush maples and some other syrup trees. then get the 'spiles', or whatever they are called so you can get the sap if it turns out that you need it in future?
    the deliberate agrarian has all the information as i know you know.
    i love the smell of balsam fir.
    thanks for everything.

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    1. first off Deborah - Thank You for Everything! everyone of your comments has always been positive and always relayed information that we learned from.

      we plan on stealing some maple trees from around the island - the island is full of them - just not in our area. and we will replant them here for tapping purposes. jambaloney's stepdad has a sugar bush in quebec and makes the most beautiful maple syrup and jambaloney grew up learning how to do it. so thank you for that.

      as for Herrick - what doesn't that man know??? thank you for always trying to point us to blogs and sites that can help us - we really appreciate that.

      balsam fir is beautiful...as are all of our trees. we love them all equally.

      we pray for you and your family day and night. i feel that when we pray at the river it is the most potent. we go to the river every day and pray.

      you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers...every day. sending much love, as always. xoxoxoxo

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  6. Do you need to clean the teeth on the pacifiers?

    D'you know - I've never ever made, nor tasted, dumplings! Guess I'll have to try and make some when it's cooler and more dumplingish weather. Share your recipe please... :)

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    1. Dani - yes the teeth will need to be cleaned - bahahahah!

      here is the doughboy recipe that i used:

      2 cups of flour
      1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
      1 tablespoon of baking powder
      2 tablespoons of olive oil
      1 cup of luke warm water

      add the dry ingredients and mix well. add oil and water and mix together - it will be glumpy. then add spoonfulls of the glumpy mixture to the top of your stew, soup, whatever....put a lid on and let steam for a good 15 mins.

      i like my doughboys to be soaked on all sides so after 15 mins i flip them all and leave them in another 5 mins or so. the outsides will be wet but the insides will be dry.

      i hope you enjoy! sending much love, as always! your friend,
      kymber

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  7. It must be wonderful to be eating some "real" food for a change. I had a single molar tooth extracted today. That was a bad enough experience (even though it went well). I can't imagine the trauma ofhaving them all removed at once. :-(

    Have you considered naming your favorite trees?

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    1. Herrick - after 2 weeks of juice and baby food - it is awesome to eat mushy food that tastes like food. it was pretty traumatic but i am healing well and i have the determination and belief to heal well so that i can get a nice set of dentures and maybe never have a headache again. i never connected the migraines/headaches to the grinding of my teeth - something i have done my whole life - so here's hoping eh?

      and i have named all of my trees because they are all my favourites! they are named "tree". i do the same with grass and flowers...i call all of the grass "grass" and i call all of the flowers "flower". i will say "hello flower" and jambaloney will say "that's a colt's foot or a dandelion or a lupin". and i will say "hello flower". it drives him nuts! thanks for stopping in - it's nice to have such a radical and deliberate agrarian stopping in at our blog! xoxo

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  8. Am I the only one confused, what's a Jack and Jill party? I love dumplings on stew, ours are made from suet and self raising flour mixed with water.

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    1. kirsty - i had never heard of a jack and jill party before so it's not just you! instead of having a female wedding shower, a jack and jill party is a wedding shower for women and men and it involves lots of alcohol - bahahahah! and how surprised am i to find out that you guys call them dumplings, too! i thought the UK called them doughboys like us. learn something new every day eh? sending much love! xoxoxo

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  9. I hope you are feeling better and healing well. Beaming you get better vibes. You take really good care.

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    1. thanks for those awesome vibes Sol - they are definitely helping! i'm actually doing way better than expected. must be all the good vibes i got coming across the ocean. sending much love hon! xoxox

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  10. Hot tub in the snow. That is just crazy...

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    1. TB - we get in the hottub even when it's snowing! there is nothing like freezing cold air in your nose and snowflakes landing on your tongue and your head while you are sitting in the hottub, looking at the stars and making plans for tomorrow. we love going out in the rain, the fog, the mist, the snow - but not in sleet or hail for obvious reasons. we try to get in the hottub minimum 3 times a day but usually more times only because of bad weather. on days that we can't get in - it sucks. because it is such a part of our life routine. know what i mean? sending much love buddy to the TB Clann. xoxo

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  11. Your stew looks absolutely divine. Interesting about the name "doughboys," I love learning things like that. I guess we use milk in ours, who knows, I just mix them up with whatever I have on hand!

    I like Herrick's idea of naming all your favorite trees. You'd have a whole families' worth of names.

    I so hope you get to feeling normal again soon. No teeth would be no fun.

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    1. Leigh...that's one of my most shameful looking stews ever because i had to cook the living life out of it in order to be able to mash it. normally my stews are much more colourful.

      read my comment to Herrick above - i do name all of my trees - i name them "tree" - bahahahahah!

      ya - no teeth is sucking pretty bad and having to eat all of this baby food and smoothies is making me crazy but i am healing up good and once i get my dentures...my denturist promised that he will make me dentures so perfect that i'll be able to eat corn off of the cob again! OMG! corn off of the cob! one of my favourite foods and i haven't been able to eat off the cob for over 6 years now! i'll wait a full 6 weeks with no teeth and eat baby food for that! sending love hon! xoxox

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  12. what kind of spa do you have?

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    1. dindin - just looked up your very pleasant blog and am glad to see you here.

      our hottbu/spa is called a softub. ours is a 4-person and is incredibly large. they come in all different colours. they are portable and when empty only weigh about 75lbs so are very easily rolled from one place to another. many people have asked how much we pay for it to be running 24/7 and 365 days a year....our average is about $25 a month...that is cheaper than a meal out and this hottub is such a part of our life - it is medicinal and therapeutic...and fun! we love it.

      you can find more info here:

      www.softub.ca

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