Little Miss Jaxie and Dad Update
July 26, 2020
We went to see Kyle's parents and his daughter Jaxie was there too. I didn't see anyone at first since I had a nail appointment.
After my appointment, I headed over to his parents and Little Miss Jaxie came running out to the truck when I arrived and had big hugs for me. We went inside since it was starting to rain a bit.
The first thing, like always, she had to check out my nails and she informed me she would like to get hers done again with me. We continued catching up and she asked about Spyk and said she "read it" in the Roseau paper. I think she probably had some help reading it since she is a bit too little to do it on her own.
Next we were talking about the pictures in my column and she said she hadn't been in my column for a long time soooo I had to include a photo for her to see this week!
Here you go, Jaxie - a picture of my cute Little Miss Jaxie!
Last I wrote, Dad had finished his radiation and we were playing the waiting game to see if it worked.
Well it didn't! He ended up getting a couple burn marks from the radiation and the cancer spread to a few lymph nodes. The doctors felt he needed to go back on a chemo plan. Dad has started the chemo and has done three treatments. The good news is he is feeling well and the bad news is his white count dropped so low they had to take a break from the chemo. He had one week off and this past week he was able to have another treatment.
They will be checking his white count so it doesn't go too low and if it does he may need a blood transfusion. They will hold off on the chemo until it's back up or if he behaves and his white count is good they will continue with the chemo.
Hopefully he behaves, but if you know my dad you know that's a pretty tough task for him!
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
16 oz box elbow macaroni
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
1/3 cup mustard
10 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup onions, chopped
4+ large dill pickles, chopped or grated
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook elbow pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse and add to large mixing bowl.
Add eggs, pickles, onions, mayonnaise and mustard. Stir.
Seasonwith salt and pepper to taste.
Chill until ready to serve.
We ate it right away and it was delicious! It was a great leftover too.
No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars!
No Bake Caramel Pretzel Crack Bars are SO easy and crazy delish!
1 bag of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips
11 oz bag of Kraft Caramel Bits
½ Cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
8 oz of Mini Twist Pretzels
In a small glass bowl, add the Hershey chocolate chips (Reserve about ¼ cup of chips for later). Melt in microwave in 20 second intervals until melted.
Spread the melted chocolate on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Place pretzels on top of the chocolate, they can overlap.
Place the Kraft caramel bits in a bowl with 2 Tablespoons of water and melt in microwave for 1 ½ minutes to 2 minutes. Once melted drizzle and spread over the pretzels. Let Cool.
Melt the reserved ¼ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle over the cooled caramel. Repeat with the Reese's peanut butter chips.
Let Bars cool completely then Enjoy!!
Joke of the Week
A blind cowboy
tells a blonde joke to a bar full of blondes!
An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake, finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels.
After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, "Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?
The bar immediately falls absolutely silent. In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to the old blind cowboy says, "Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five important things.
1. The bartender is a blonde girl who's holding a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blonde girl with a billy-club.
3. I'm a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weightlifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.
Now, think about it seriously, Cowboy. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?"
The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters, "Well heck no, not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times."