Here we are in February, and I am struggling with several things. First, and most important, is keeping my family healthy.
I have recently been introduced to doTerra Essential Oils thanks to my good friend, Tiffany Guess. Of course, I have a limited supply, and some of the oils I need I don’t have on hand and must order. So far, I’ve been spared from major illness. Well, except for a couple of days of a stomach virus, and my great-grandson gave that to me.
Today, my hubby got up with a sore throat and a cough. He might have had a slight fever. It didn’t stop him, though. You can’t keep that man down.
Another thing that drives me nuts this time of year is getting our taxes ready to go to our accountant. It wouldn’t be so bad if I could get hubby to bring me his receipts. I find them everywhere. In a shirt pocket, stuffed in his overalls, in the car, you name it, I’ve found them. Some I find after they’ve been washed and are now useless.
I sure could use another dependent. Preferably under the age of 18. I’ll get it done. It might take me a couple of days to get it all on paper for them. I don’t take the receipts to the accountant, I go through them and write it all down on different pages. We have three accounts to file on. Last year it was 5, but hubby didn’t go to Kentucky again. Thank you, Lord.
I’ll get it, in time, but it is a pain. I pray every time I finish up and take them in. I never know if we’ll have to pay in or not.
The third dilemma pertains to the two books I’m working on. The book I’m re-writing had track changes. I thought I got rid of them, but obviously, I didn’t. I deleted a lot of text that I needed back. When I tried to recover those marked out words, the computer said, “cannot recover the deleted text.” My editor helped me get some corrected, but not all.
It has been a nightmare. I’m not sure it’s worth it. However, my critique partners have enjoyed it so far. They just don’t know the problems I’m having with this story. But I’ll keep on plugging away.
On a better note, it’s almost Valentine’s. For the recipe this month, I should have a main dish. I try for a dessert, a main dish, dessert, etc. Since Valentine’s reminds me of chocolate, strawberries, cheesecake, and anything else sweet, I thought we needed something sweet and yummy. So, I found this recipe with cherries and make-believe cheesecake. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s one I’ll probably make in the future.
Hope you enjoy.
Cherry Cheesecake Surprise
2 packages shortbread cakes (or 1 Angel food cake)
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened (can use fat-free)
1 (16 oz.) container sour cream (can use low-fat)
2 small boxes vanilla pudding (can use fat-free/ sugar-free)
1 large can cherry pie filling
1. Make pudding as directed on box, chill.
2. In a separate large bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
3. Fold in the pudding, blend on low until smooth.
4. Cut bread into 1/2 inch pieces and cover bottom of 9x13 pan.
5. Pour cream mixture over bread, smooth out evenly.
6. Top with spoonfuls of cherry pie filling. Use a knife to swirl it through the cream filling.
7. Refrigerate for one hour. Enjoy!!