Sugar, corn syrup, nuts, cereal, chocolate and on… I have been in the kitchen a lot today and yesterday making Christmas goodies! I’ve made 1) creamy chocolate fudge, 2) buttery peanut brittle, 3) caramel snack mix and 4) zesty snack mix. The fudge turned out awesome, the peanut brittle tastes a little toffee-ish, the caramel snack mix is yummy and the zesty snack mix is not so great so donated for the kids to graze on. I am going to make danish oatmeal cookies later and am hoping that those taste as good as the reviews on the website say.
Liberty is doing better. Last Sunday she got a fever and it kept bouncing between 99.6 – 101.4 and then on Tuesday it hit 103.4 so I called the Dr. The Dr. said she wanted to see her so when I took her in she still had a urin culture done and the Dr. noticed that her gums were RED and SWOLLEN BBBAAADDD. It turns out she has Stomatitis, which is basically a really rough way to get your first cold sore, as well as a sign that she might have a UTI so she is now on antibiotics. She will go to the Dr. after Christmas for a follow-up. Her fever broke Wednesday night with the worst case of sweatiness that I’ve ever seen in one of my kids and then she woke up with three cold sores on Thursday. They are mostly gone now but she also now has little sores on her tongue which make it hard to eat or drink. She is doing great but eating fudge even hurts her as well as drinking water. I am praying the the little she gets in her will go a long way and keep her hydrated.
Christmas vacation has started, my birthday is tomorrow and Deanna will be here on Sunday! With that and the sick kid and the baking things feel a bit hectic but that’s ok, it keeps me busy and I need that! At least I am done with my Christmas shopping, except parishables, (thank you Kim).
Hope to see more blogging!