Month: September 2015

  • Minion Bags

    Someone recently commented that the yellow and blue bags looked Minions. I got a good laugh at that, especially since we had recently seen the movie and really enjoyed it. I thought about Minions quite a bit while I was sewing up this guys.           

  • Almost Cherry Garcia Cookies

       Using a name like “Cherry Garcia” will always catch your attention and I am sure raises expectations. Obviously, these cookies are not anything like the famous ice cream (which is my favorite,) but they are good. I had to look all over for cherry brandy. I finally found “cherry-flavored brandy,” at BevMo. I am…

  • Three Patients for the Social Worker

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    We don’t have a social worker available to us on the night shift. When we have a patient who is ready for discharge but really needs the help a social worker could provide, I recommend that he or she wait until morning when the social worker gets in. One night last week, I went home…

  • Mango-Macadamia Nut Cookies

       My daughter-in-law, Elizabeth forwarded this recipe to me. It is not a cheap recipe to make. I used two bottles or macadamia nuts and a big, Costco-sized bag of mangos to make a triple batch for the emergency department. So, they are not for just any cookie craving but they are wonderful for a…

  • Bounce Back from a Motel Room

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    A middle-aged woman was discharged from the hospital after a three-day stay for treatment of injuries suffered in a car crash. Less than twelve hours later, she was back in our emergency room. She told me her son took her to a motel room and told her they would spend three days watching TV there…

  • Another Bumble Bee

    I have not been able to find much time to sew lately but here is a little “bumble bee” number I came up with this week:   

  • Alcohol, Valium and What?

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    A 67-year-old man was brought in by ambulance after being found unconscious with empty alcohol and pill bottles nearby. A review of his old emergency department visits showed he had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. He was so intoxicated there was concern he would stop breathing. So, he was intubated, which means…

  • Cajeta Thumb Print Cookies

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    When I lived in Mexico, I learned to like cajeta. It is basically caramelized goat’s milk. It comes in various flavors in bottles and can be used like our caramel sauce. Dulce de leche (sweet of milk) is all the rage in flavors now, so no big surprise, I came across a Dulce de Leche…