Friday, July 13, 2012

The "During" & Other Stuff

Everything has been removed and they hung the new mantle today.
The mantle will eventually be stained.  I can't wait to see what it looks like with the new tile installed.  Everything is happening too slow.  I told you I am the most impatient person on earth.  They are installing the tile on the wall and floor in front of it on Saturday.


Extra! Extra!
JoAnn online has all their yarn on sale through Saturday, and free shipping over $25 with this coupon code:  FREE196.


I keep forgetting to tell y'all that I found a copycat recipe for Waffle House Waffles, and it is so good!  I've made them twice already.  If you like waffles, try these.

Waffle House Waffles

1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c. plus 1 TBS sugar
1 egg
3 Tbs butter, melted
3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl and set aside.  Mix egg, melted butter, buttermilk, milk, and vanilla in a large measuring cup and add to flour mixture.  Mix well.  Let sit overnight in fridge.  Preheat waffle iron and make your waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions.  On mine, I heat it 3/4 of the way to the highest setting, pour 1/4 cup batter on each side, close the lid, and cook for 2 minutes and 15 seconds.  I also add chopped pecans or chocolate chips before closing the lid.  YUM.

I usually make a double-batch and store them in the fridge in a plastic bag.  Then we just reheat what we want in the toaster.

No crocheting has gone on here for the last couple of days.  I spent all day yesterday at the doctor's office and hospital.  I'm having my third back surgery next Wednesday.  He's doing the lower two levels of my spine.  I have to tell you...I'm really looking forward to getting it done instead of dreading it.  I'd do anything at this point to stop the pain.  It sucks.  I'm really happy that I don't have too long to wait.


  1. It's going to look great. I can't wait to see this finished. Are you losing all those shelves on the left side? Yes, I just might have to try these waffles. But will have to wait for a cheat day. One day every two weeks. In fact, Mona {cleaning} and I are having a green spinach smoothie right now. So, glad to hear you are excited about have the surgery instead of nervous. That's it here, heading out for a few errands while she finishes. Will check in later....

  2. Oh gosh, having surgery. Sending lots of get well wishes to you. Here's to that pain going away! Keeping you in prayer too.

  3. What do you mean by lower two levels? I need to have my L5/S1 done and I've got fusion going on at L2 & L3. I'd love to be able to have it done but I have to take 4 weeks off from work. I'm getting there as far as time off. I'm thinking maybe after the first of the year. We'll see how it goes. I know your pain...I can't wait to see how you feel after. I know you're ready. xoxoxo

  4. Kat, I mean L5/S1 and L4/5

  5. Oh Pammy Sue, I'm sorry you have to have surgery but I hope it goes great and gives you all the relief from pain for the rest of your life. I'll be thinking of you - good healing thoughts. Can't wait to see your new fireplace. I copied the recipe and will give it a try, the grandsons have been asking for waffles when they spend the night. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Sending out happy thoughts and prayers your way for your surgery Wednesday. :)

    Get well will certainly be missed around here. :)

  7. Your waffle mis reminds me of my FAVORITE pancake mix , , it comes from Alton Brown, on FOOD TV . . . you make the dry mix (where I add the dry buttermilk since I never have buttermilk on hand)and it will keep FOREVER . . then just add the wet ingredients when you make them..This has been a standby for bridal shower gifts for a long time . . a nice looking container for the mix and the recipe.

  8. What a bummer that you have to go through surgery again, but as you said, what a wonderful relief it will be if it can rid you of the pain.
    The fireplace is coming along nicely.
    Can't wait to try those waffles!!!!

  9. Marie4:54 PM

    Hi Pammy, Hope all goes well with your surgery. I had mine done in 2010 on the L4/L5. So glad I did. Thanks for the bit about the yarn sale at Joann's. Just ordered 20 skeins. Sending prayers your way for your surgery and recovery.

  10. Sorry you have to have surgery , But I hope it gives you the results you need !! The waffle recipe sounds good ..I will have to try it..Use some of your leftover waffles warmed up to put ice cream in ..Grreat ice cream sandwiches !

  11. Good luck with your surgery Pammy Sue and come back and tell us all about it when you're feeling well enough. Your new fireplace should look lovely when its finished. Hugs to you and the furbabies. xoxo

  12. Sorry to hear you are going to go though surgery for your back. That probably means you will have to wear a brace for several weeks/months? I use to take care of spinal cord injuries and people who had had back surgeries. I hope this helps relieve your pain and you can enjoy a life without misery. I wish there was something they could do for sciatic pain, have had it for 12+ years and it is a B***H....Love that yarn you are using for the shawl. How colorful it is! Can't wait to see how things go with your remodeling project, I bet you can't wait either. Always love to see home improvements.
    Have a great weekend.
    Susanne :)

  13. So sorry to hear you have to have more surgery, but getting rid of the pain will be wonderful. The area you are refinishing looks great.
    Happy Weekend,

  14. I don't know where I was when you posted this but was shocked at the posting that you had had this surgery. I had to back track to find out what the hell was going on. Pam, I know I'm a long way away, but if you need anything, please let me know. I'm sending HUGE hugs and get-well thoughts your way.

    I absolutely know what back surgery entails and you are definitely going to have to take it easy.


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