Tuesday, April 6, 2010


If you read my other blog, some of this is the same. You have been warned!
Last night I dreamed about Mom. In my dream she was still with us. I don’t remember what all happened in the dream but it was so good to get to talk to her and hold her. I haven’t dreamed about Mom in a long time. I woke up really missing her and as the day went on, the missing her stayed with me. And then the rest of the day was filled with memories. Isn’t it interesting what things trigger memories? Today was one of those days that several little things made me think about Mom. Some made me cry and some made me smile. The first was when I was mowing the lawn. Mom told me after we bought our new lawn mower that she would give up dessert if she had to so that she could have a self-propelled (she had a wicked sweet tooth and our lawn mower is not self-propelled). I thought about that as I was mowing and wishing that I had one and knowing what she would have said when she picked me for lunch with Dad. Well, she didn’t pick me up but I did meet Dad and had a coke while he ate lunch. The second was when I took Mom’s camera to Walgreens to have a cd of the pictures made. Mom and I did that so many times. She always had so many pictures on her camera and today was no exception. There were 706 pictures on there and it took two cds. I cried as I looked through pictures that had been taken over the last year and thought about the fun Mom and I had while picking out pictures to print or waiting for them to download. This afternoon after Rae’s game, I went down to Mom and Dad’s house and when I drove up I was so sad knowing that the yard and house will never have Mom’s touch again. As I was watering Mom’s plants, I cried because she loved plants so much and I am having such a hard time keeping them alive. I wish that I had the ability and the patience to have a beautiful yard and flowerbeds. Maybe one day.

Well, I never could find the recipe for Shrimp Newport, which was on the menu tonight so I created my own dish. I basically used my Chicken & Swiss recipe but this was even easier. Here is the recipe; if you try it please let me know what you think.
Giggles Shrimp
1 package cooked shrimp (40-60 pieces) take off tails
1 5 oz package of Italian seasoned croutons
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 jar mushrooms
1 package of Italian mix cheese
Old Bay seasoning to taste
Garlic powder to taste

Put shrimp, mushrooms and seasoning in a pan and warm through, add spaghetti sauce. Once warm, add bag of croutons and ¾ bag of cheese and mix well. Put in casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Cook at 350 degrees until warmed through and cheese is melted.

My husband really enjoyed it and I thought it was pretty good too.
Well, that is all for tonight. I am exhausted both emotionally and physically.


Donna said...

Hi, Giggles,

Just dropping by to let you know you were on my mind. I hope you're feeling well and that your job search is productive!

Praying for you~

Jennifer said...

Memories are a funny thing...so wonderful you never want to let them go and, sometimes, so painful you just want them to shut off for a bit! I'm glad you have had some sweet memories of your mom...and that they make you smile:)


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