Wall paper that I found on Google... free image
It is Sunday night. I have to confess that this is the first time I have been on the computer since I have been home. First I went to read a few blogs and leave a couple of replies and then I decided to do my own blog post.
I really don't have much news to share. I have had a time with my blood pressure sky rocking up to stroke level so I went to the emergency room and they admitted me.
It set off the domino effect. The high blood pressure caused my sugar to elevate to a dangerous level, then the pain in my leg intensified and so they did a few tests on my feet. The pulses in my feet are faint but blood is flowing to my feet and so that is the most important thing.
My magnesium and sodium were low so I had to have supplements to bring those back up.
But I am home. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow to see if my blood pressure medication is working properly now.
The kids are doing good. I have wished for and have not gotten it, but I would love to have them bottle some of that energy and let me have it!
Yesterday we painted cookies for Day Of The Dead. It was fun and tomorrow or in a few days we will carve our pumpkins. We need 2 more but are going smaller for the 2 youngest.
I knew that there was a way to keep them from rotting but I didn't know all of the steps so I googled it.
Bleach water is very important as it stops mold. Apparently we are supposed to spray the pumpkin with a tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water and they suggested a spray bottle so all of the pumpkin gets sprayed.
After the pumpkin is sprayed well it is to dry and then find a huge tub, fit in your pumpkin, add water and 2/3 cup of bleach and let soak for up to 24 hours.
(Is it me or is step #1 really not needed since it will be getting a bleach bath anyway?)???
After 24 hours take it out of the tub and let dry. The Pumpkin is now ready to create..
After creating a beautiful masterpiece then spray it with bleach water once more, let it dry completely and then rub the design with Vaseline to lock in the moisture.
Other tips include keeping it as cool as possible. I live in a warmer climate and no extra room in my fridge but for those that do have room then bring it inside and put in the fridge over night. The cooler it is the longer it will last.
It also recommended to spray it daily with the bleach water. Mold happens fast and that includes the stem.
So now I know that Bleach Water and Vaseline is my friend and I hope to keep our Jack 'O Lanterns looking spiffy even after the night of Goblins, Witches and Warlocks alike.
Well for as long as I am here because I leave on the 28th for Reno Nevada.
I am so excited for this little trip. Did you know that this is the first time I will actually hold this child in my arms and feel her little arms around me?
She will be 5 years old the day before Halloween. We FaceTime but it is just not the same. This visit is 5 years late. Money, schedules, routines, jobs, illness and various other things have kept us from visiting. In this day and age where we could just catch a plane, the cost is outrageous and if you do have the money then it is work or illness or something else that prevents us from visiting each other.
I will try and keep up with my blog while I am gone, but just in case I miss a day I will blog when I can. I am still a night owl regardless of where I am. lol.
This coming weekend we are going to try and go to one of the Pumpkin Patches close by.
My neighbor Emily, her church is hosting a Trunk and Treat so the kids are invited to that.
So we are going to be busy.
The kids are doing great with their school work. It makes for a long day but it is important to stay in our routine. We are doing better.
It is always an adjustment and I have my own routine so I know how difficult it can be to stay on task.
My mind rambles and I get distracted easily so it is hard for me, let alone a 5 year old trying to sit still and do his work. But he is doing really well and I am very proud of him. I am proud of all of them.
It is getting late and I can't see to type in the dark so I will close for now and do a few things and get ready for bed myself. Karyn is ready for the light to be turned out so I will say goodnight... BB