Saturday, April 26, 2008

Happy Weekend!!!

Good Saturday Morning to Everyone!!!! It is a bit rainy here in my neck of the woods.

We visited my husband's doctor yesterday and he removed the staples from my husband's leg. To say my husband was thrilled to have those out after two weeks is an understatement. The doctor assured us that my husband is making progress in his leg healing properly. It is going to be along process (has been since Feb. 14) and could take up to a year. There is light at the end of the tunnel and our Lord is standing there with the light in the palm of his hand. He will be returning to work on Monday. this will be light duty for awhile as his leg strengthens. The doctor feels this is the best type of therapy for him. he is not recommending he go to P.T. (even though our doctor owns the P.T.) He feels the everyday activities are his best bet for strengthening his leg.

We both want to thank-you again for all the prayers you have said for us. It means so much to know someone cares!!!

I would like to share another of my warm weather favorite recipes.

Cucumber Sandwiches or can be used as a dip

1 large cucumber minced finely

1 block of cream cheese at room temp.

1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix

With hand mixer combine all ingredients until it is a spreadable consistency

If using for sandwiches I like to serve it on wheat bread. If using for a dip I use crackers, chips (pretty much what ever I think would taste good with it.)

Note if it is to thick I add either a couple spoon fulls of sour creme or mayo. ( or one spoon of each) again depends on personal taste.

I am wishing everyone a fantasic weekend. Please get out and do something you enjoy!!!!


Bax said...

Yea! The staples came out! While not the most pleasant experience, after the staples come out it just feels like you're making some progress! It only get better from here!


Suzanne said...

Hi Mary Isabella~ you have a lovely blog! I wanted to thank you for visiting mine.
Glad your husband is improving. Sounds as if the doctor is pleased with the progress. I'll be praying that he has an easy week at work!

bluemuf said...

My dear Mary, what wonderful news. I'm so glad your husbands leg is healing nicely. Going back to light duty at work will probably quicken the healing process.

Blessings to you both on this lovely weekend.

Hugs Karen

justabeachkat said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear the good news about your hubby's leg. I'm sure hearing he can go back to work is a blessing for you both.

Happy Sunday!

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Mary,
I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit in a while. After I had posted last Wednesday, I got busy and never got around to visit anyone. I did post this morning and even put up some pictures. I have been trying my best to get caught up with everyone today. "PRAISE GOD" the staples were able to come out of your hubby's leg. GOD will get him thru this and like you said, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I'll be praying for him as he returns to work tomorrow. The Cucumber Sandwiches or Dip sounds so yummy. I have had a Cucumber Dip similar to this before and it's really good. I love Cucumbers but I have to watch how many I eat because they tend to bother me some. I love them, but they don't love me as some would say. LOL. It rained here 3 times on Friday and it's been raining some this afternoon as well. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Jackie said...

So glad that your husbands leg is healing properly. I will keep him in my prayers.

Your cucumber sandwich spread sounds lovely. I have printed it out to use this summer with our over abundance of cukes. That is if we ever get out in the garden.

God bless.

Denise said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hey... I have been away a lot in the past couple of weeks.. sorry that your husband has had some injury but glad that he is doing better... I pray that you are doing ok with your health... I am stading in the face of the enemy and telling him no more....


Lana said...

I'm glad your husband is doing well. I'll be praying for you both.

Thanks for the recipe ~ I'll have to try it soon!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What good, good news. God is so faithful. By the way, Mary you can copy anything you want from my blogs, artwork, photographs anything!!! My daughter, loves cucumber sandwiches, but these sound so much nicer than the ones I make. I must try this. I thought of you the other day with your float recipe. You got my taste buds going. So, I ordered a cream soda and vanilla ice cream float while I was out. What a nice treat. Have a wonderful and blessed week. Karen

KarenHarveyCox said...

Mary, I stopped back to say that I know your have a lovely granddaughter who is at that reading age. I have a blog with some children's stories that I wrote for my daughters when they were little. Life Lesson kind of stories. You are welcome to copy whatever you would like.
Have a great day.
Blessings, Karen

The Feathered Nest said...

I'm so glad your husband has that over with - that good news indeed!



I am so glad that God is continueing to answer our prayers as far as your husband is concerned. I am glad to hear that he is doing better and better. Maybe the time will pass fast. connie from Texas

Cami said...

Love a good recipe... Thank you! And best wishes for quick healing for your husband.

Susie Q said...

I am sure your husband is so relieved! SO glad he is improving!

The recipe sounds so good....perfect for the warmer weather!


IsabellaCloset said...

Mary Isabella, Glad your husbands doing better and that his leg is healing..What you both have been through these last few months!
Hope you have a wonderful day..
Take care ~Mary~ :-}

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I have a new cuke in the fridge!!! This sounds yum.
Hey, you were right about about that blog...I do love it!

Mimi said...

praise God for the progress on your husbands healing...and the smart doctor that thinks work is the best therapy...

KarenHarveyCox said...

Mary, I am so happy that you are using the story of the Thankful coat. This story was originally called The Cloak of Praise. I taught my girls that the heart of being happy was being thankful for their blessings. At night when they would be whiney or complaining, I would ask them to say five things that they were thankful for, and before you knew it, it reminded them and then they were happy. At the end of the book there is a page for children to color their own thankful coat. I tell them to use Their Colors of Choice and their brushes of praise.

You made my day.

Blessings, Karen

P.S. don't forget copy whatever you would like. I have a web page of art that you are welcome to, it takes a bit to load because it is so full.

Adriann said...

Glad to see that the surgery went well and dh is feeling better.

I've been enjoying this lovely spring weather we have been having.

Enjoy your week!

Mary said...

I'm so glad to hear that your husband's staples are out and that his leg is healing. It does take time for injuries to heal, so a year is a good time frame for him to be back to normal.

Thanks for commenting on my autism post.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh that is such good news! Can't believe that I missed it.

The sandwich filling recipe sounds delicous. If I buy a cucumber, I'll have everything that I need!