Thursday, March 21, 2013

Everyone loves a mud puddle

Who doesn't love  mud puddle?  There is just something magical about them.  You must run through them and you must jump in them.  They are a good time.

Seems that this little elk calf likes to play in a mud puddle too!  He is having a lot of fun playing in the mud puddle.   I wonder if he knows he is a YouTube sensation.  Have a great day my raviolis. Grandma-ma loves you.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Playing Fetch

Hello my raviolis.  Isn't this neat!  This sweet doxie belongs to an engineer  and the engineer built this ball throwing contraption to allow his sweet dog to play fetch the ball.

This makes grandma-ma laugh every time she watches it.  Love to all of you my raviolis. XXXXXXX OOOOOO

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Hello my raviolis, but especially Miss Kit Kat.  Yesterday she and I talked about tea parties and why they are so much fun. We we were talking about how grandma-ma was looking forward to having them again as it will be easier on her "new" knee to stand up, move around, pour teas and prepare fussy little patisserie servers.  KitKat asked what was a "Patisserie"?  I bet the ravioli mommies know what a Patisserie is and I know that Aunt Renee knows what a Patisserie is.  

 They servers filled with fussy little sandwiches, fresh little pastries and tiny, handmade chocolates.  .

 When you attend a "tea or high tea" or take coffee or tea in Europe, the shop will set a patisserie on your table to enjoy with your tea.

Little servings of fruit clean your palette as you move on to different courses.

 These are mini cupcakes that are perfect for teas.

 And of course, you must have pretty bone china tea cups and saucers for freshly brewed teas to try.  

How fun is this giant tower of mini cupcakes?  Now that is a patisserie full of delight.  All of these pretty finger foods take time to make in the kitchen and that is why grandma-ma is excited about her knee replacement.  She will be able to stand for long amounts of time and move around in a kitchen again.   As you can read, Grandma-ma is very excited about her recent knee surgery and how, following a few months of physical therapy, she will be able to run amuck with her raviolis.  Love to all of you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How many staples can you see?

Hello my raviolis.  Grandma-ma has a question for you.  How many staples does grandma-ma have in her knee replacement incision?  Can you tell?  You will have to look closely because there are a few that are lumped together.

Okay, I'm sure you have lots of questions for grandma-ma so let me answer a few right now.

  1. Does it hurt? - Nope, doesn't hurt and it isn't stiff, it feels kinda cool.
  2. How long is the incision?   It is 8 inches in length...that's a lot of staples.
  3. Do I still wear a dressing?  Yes, I do.  It is five soft guaze squares that I place over the entire  incision. This protects it from infectio.
  4. Does it itch?  Not yet, but it may once the incision starts to heal up.
  5. Will is always look like this?   Nope, the staples will come out, the scar will heal over and soften in it's look. It will be thick and white for about a year, but will eventually get smaller and fleshy in color.  
  6. Does grandma-ma worry about what it looks like?  No, not really, it's a sign that tells me I have a new, strong knee that will let me play with my raviolis.  That is a good trade off.
So, how many staples are in grandma-ma's incision?  Try and count and post how many.  Or if you can't put up a comment, then send my your guess in an email. With winner will receive a special prize.   Grandma-ma loves you all.