It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood


It’s a normal day, well at least a normal day for me.Here in northern Indiana, we had about an hour of sunshine and clouds for the rest of the day. Rain is coming and it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow.

I haven’t done a lot today but yesterday I cooked a chicken and made half of it into pulled chicken and the other half I made chicken with rivals. Have you ever had rivals? It is a food that my grandma and mother made and I have remembered the recipe, although there actually isn’t a recipe to follow.

You cook up your chicken so you get that nice broth. When chicken is done, take it out of the broth and when cooled, shred it. You can have chunks if you choose but I choke so easy, I shred it.

Turn the burner back on low and take four to five eggs and whisk them until fluffy. Add salt and pepper for taste. Then by one-half cups at a time, stir flour into the eggs. When it becomes like pizza dough, drop by your fingers or a fork into the hot broth. Turn the burner up until it begins to boil, then cover and turn it to simmer and let it simmer for fifteen minutes. Take the lid off and add your chicken back in. You can make a veggie and mashed potato sides if you want.

It’s filling and a cheap meal for those chilly days. Today it is about sixty so that is a chilly day for me.

Today, I took, Riley, my cat outside on his leash. We stay on the porch and he gets some fresh air. The neighbor lady was sitting out so we chatted. I told her about what I had been doing and mentioned the rivals. She had never heard of them so I got her a bowl so she can have some for her supper. She is a stroke victim so I think she will enjoy not having to cook tonight.

Not About the Corona Virus


It’s been a strange year so far hasn’t it? All of those resolutions we made never had much of a chance with the lock downs around the world. I live in Indiana and we have been on lock down for seven weeks, I believe. It feels like years though.

I had been sick with different things. I doctored with an ear infection but it turned out it wasn’t an ear infection. I actually got the Shingles. My doctor said it was the grown-up version of Chicken Pox. That stuff was so painful. Itching and burning in my ear and on my face. Scabs are still in place and it has been over a month.

I also had an MRI done for a trip I made to the ER one evening and a mass was found on my ovary. Go see a doctor right away, they said. Hey, we never get into a doctor right away. I had to go to my primary,for his opinion and then wait for another call for a Specialist and then wait for that appointment.

When that appointment came, I was put through every woman test I swear. I was sent to the hospital for special internal testing and external testings. I had labs for cancer done. I was sent to an ophthalmologist too. I guess this was to examine the entire interior of my eye to make sure the shingles hadn’t entered since the virus was attacking my face.

Following all of these tests I then got an infection in my lungs. I have been so too many antibiotics in my opinion but they did help. I finally cleared up. The scabs are beginning to leave and I received the good news that I did not have cancer.

Now that I am still in lock down I have turned to my favorite activity outdoors, bird watching. I have three different bird feeders and my cat, Riley and I are enjoying the view.

God has his reasons why the world is in chaos and my belief is that God has had enough of people ignoring him and his values. This is a wake-up call and I can already see by the way people are turning away from themselves and turning to helping others, that his way of life he wishes us to live is working.

I don’t work because of an illness but I can tell you I will be glad to just drive to the lake and sit and smell the lake and look at the scenery and take some more photos.