Blueberry Muffins

This week I had my annual mammogram.  No biggie, go in and get ‘er done.  The following day I received the dreaded phone call, “Mrs. Sheaffer, we need you to come back for more pictures.  The doctor saw some irregularities. ”  It became very quiet in our home for the rest of the day.  Neither Eric nor myself slept at all that night.  The next morning, we head for round two of pictures.  I had confided in a handful of friends for prayer and they were so wonderful.  Everyone of them were sending me texts or Facebook Messages telling me they were covering me in prayer and that they loved me.  My phone was going off non-stop.  There is no greater feeling than having the support of wonderful friends.  Great news!!!! BENIGN!  When Eric was told I was clean, he broke down crying.  I didn’t realize how stressed he was.  It broke my heart to see him like that and that I could cause him so much stress.  The flip side is, we did the Happy Dance together!  

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Roasted Salmon and Veggies

My back has been bothering me for months.  I told you on the previous post that I was finally on muscle relaxers.  Can we just have a moment of silence to praise the muscle relaxer?  Today I experienced my very first “Deep Tissue Massage.”  This massage is not a ‘whirly bird feel good’ experience.  This is a hang on,  grit your teeth and power through it experience.  My masseuse was wonderful!  She backed off when I grunted but kept the pressure strong and steady. I also learned it is a pinched nerve in my neck that is the culprit.  I feel better since the massage.  I could also be feeling better because I treated myself to a cupcake for being such a brave girl during the massage and let us not forget…..muscle relaxers! I should be back to my old tricks soon.

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Blueberry Cream Pie

So, a few months ago I hurt my back.  Don’t know when, where or how, but I hurt it.  I don’t bend, twist, or jump like a used to…..it sucks.  Being a former gymnast, dancer and cheerleader, I am used to telling my body what to do, when to do it, and how to look when doing it.  Well not anymore.  Yep kids, those were the good ‘ol days.   The days when Mama could do any movement she wanted.  Now all I have to do is open the refrigerator door wrong and I throw something out of whack.  The plus side to this is that I finally couldn’t live with the pain any longer and went and got myself some…..Muscle Relaxers!  Oh my, now everything is beautiful in my world.  No pain, no bad words, just beauty.  Everyone and everything is just so beautiful this morning.  

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Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken

Lately, I have been having a tropical vibe.  We live on a gorgeous  beach with turquoise water, sugar white sand and gentle breeze.  Every weekend as I am floating in my chair trying to beat the heat, I envision myself as a beautiful hula dancer.

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This is me…….in my head…..as I float around in my chair…..with sweat rolling down my face

But something deep down inside me tells me that this is what people would really see if I broke out into my hula dance…….


But really, who would you rather spend some tropical time with?  The gorgeous, serene beauty or the wild woman just not having a care in the world and dancing her heart out?!   Yea, I thought so, I would be so much fun as a hula girl.

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Mini Blueberry Galette

Blueberries are EVERYWHERE!  I am baking with them as fast as I can.  I baked these cute little Galette’s for the Fourth of July.  A galette is a flat round pastry.  I call them mini tarts, I’m not that fancy.  1 Continue reading Mini Blueberry Galette


Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Thinking of a side dish can be tough some days.  Why is that?  You would think that thinking of the main dish would be hard but nooooo,  for me….it’s the sides.  The side dish rounds out the meal, gives us our veggie total for the day.  I always want to fry up some bacon and place it on a pretty plate and hope no one notices that it is, well, you know…..bacon.  During the summer I head to my little garden and pull some cucumber and peppers and throw in a little onion.


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Summer Berry Tart

Once a month the ladies in my Sunday School Class have Ladies Night Out.  We go to a restaurant, eat, laugh and eat dessert.  Edna and I take the dessert.  Edna’s nice about taking care of the Ladies of the FOLD.  It was National Selfie Day so of course we had to participate.



You can’t imagine how many shots it took to get one shot of everyone in the picture.  Girlfriend isn’t good with a selfie stick……..

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Smoking Cheesy Pasta

I love my little girls.  They have no idea they are dogs, I have no intentions of telling them any time soon, if ever.

Paloma the pomeranian and Stella the shorkie
Paloma the pomeranian and Stella the shorkie.

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Summer Berry Trifle

Today it’s all about the summer berries.  My blueberries are coming in and I am using them every possible way that a blueberry can be eaten. For Father’s Day I baked Sir Streusel a trifle.  It’s kinda hot in Florida, you know, 95 degrees with 90% humidity!  I thought a cool fruit dessert would fit the menu for his special day. 

Isn't it gorgeous!
            Isn’t it gorgeous!

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Summer means Fried Green Tomatoes.  I know some people think tomatoes should only be eaten when they are gorgeous red and ripe, but in my house we eat them green and fried!  Oh how I love these little fried medallions of crunchy goodness.  


Most people don’t see the beauty in the greenies.   But these turned into…….



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