Friday, 5 January 2018

CELEBRATIONS

Before Thanks Giving in the USA,  one of our lovely blog friends wanted to include me in all the celebrations.  So she found a place in Victoria which sells USA food and ordered me a pumpkin pie mix.  As it was just Bear and I home at the time, I asked if it would be alright to keep for when D1 came up for the new year, she was totally  cool with this idea.





Come the new year we had so much food to consume, I delayed making the pumpkin pie for a few days.  Then I bought some gluten free biscuits to make the base and prepared to bake with helpful step by step instructions from her along the way. It was really delicious, couldn't get either Bear or little J to try it though. They don't know what they're missing out on.


And voila one American pumpkin pie.



Some good news to share, my biopsy on my foot came back all clear of cancer.  Yay!  Doing my happy dance here.


Two things out of three with good outcomes, just have to wait for the third big test for the other problem and we will be celebrating.  Will be glad to have this over with some answers, talk about leaving us hanging.  The trouble is over Christmas/New Year everyone goes on holidays, so the operating theatres are closed for everyone except emergencies.

A big thank you to everyone who sent me Christmas cards and pressies.  I was thoroughly spoilt and they are still arriving, due to Australia Post being as slow as a wet week.  Bear is really happy with something which arrived today. With D1 and little J here there hasn't been any opportunities for spanky business or MFL. So he has a very itchy hand and counting down the days until they go home.  Don't get me wrong, he loves having them here, just that a whole week of no action drives him nuts.



So come Sunday afternoon when our visitors hit the road, Bear will be road testing his present to see how effective it can be. I don't think he will be playing paddle ball, do you?  More like a nice good girl spanking and some MFL hopefully.

Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs Lindy xxx

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  1. Hi Lindy, I am so pleased about your good news, fingers crossed for the third one! You are welcome to both the pumpkin pie and the paddle thingy, just saying.....
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jan. The pumpkin pie was actually different to what I expected and was delish. I think once D1 goes home I might follow your lead and go sugar free. Had so much food over the last few weeks, I'm ready to burst.
      Hope you're having fun with your family.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  2. Lindy,

    So happy about your good news. Everything crossed for your third test.

    Love the paddle but glad it's yours and not mine:) I've never tried pumpkin pie. I think I'll try and make one this year.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thanks Ronnie. Yes you should make a pumpkin pie. I would also like to make a key lime pie. Must look that one up.
      I think that paddle would be better than your canes, just sayin. LOL!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  3. So happy for the good news...praying and sending good vibes for the last test. I am not a pumpkin pie fan...I tend towards chocolate. That paddle looks like a fun 'toy'..enjoy. hugs abby

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    1. Thanks Abby. Oh yes chocolate would be yummy. I'm looking forward to trying the paddle on Sunday.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. Great start to the new year, Lindy! One test to go and we are all sending prayers and positive thoughts.

    We always had to have 2 pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving. One for our youngest son and one for everyone else. S2 still loves pumpkin pie!

    Keeping My Fingers Crossed,
    Ella

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    1. That's funny you have to have two pumpkin pies, your son must really love them. Thanks Ella.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  5. Great start to the new year with such good news. The last test is going to be clear also, I just know it. Glad you like the pumpkin pie - it's a staple here much like pavlova there. A dollop of whipped cream on top is great - try whipping the coconut cream.

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    1. Thanks Sunny. Oh good suggestion to have the pie with cream.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  6. Geez, lady, you are well loved! Glad to hear of the positive health news. Doing a happy dance for that good tidbit. Praying for you on the other test. That paddle ball looks a bit stingy, but hope you get the results you are hoping for on Sunday.
    --Baker

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    1. Thanks Baker. You know who I am going to blame if it is stingy. Be ready for a face time complaining.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  7. YAY! for the good news!
    I've had my fingers crossed for you.

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    1. Thank you Jz, I appreciate you having your fingers crossed.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  8. Good to hear the news. I just hope you continue to be happy and well..
    I am with the bear; I like my cakes to be made out of yummy sweet things, not a vegetable. Try and stay cool for the next day or two.

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    1. Hope you have stayed cool during our heat wave Don. We reached 40c here today, so hibernated all day. Stay cool!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  9. I am doing a happy dance for you as well -- 2 out of 3 is wonderful!!! Fingers crossed that soon it will be 3 out of 3!!!

    Oh and tell the family that pumpkin is a lovely sweet -- add a little whipped cream on top and YUMMY!!! (we have pumpkin pie here in Canada too )

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    1. Thank you for joining me in a happy dance Morningstar. Tried to convince the boys to try some pie, they arte both fussy.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  10. Hi Lindy,

    I have been awol from blogland for a few days spending some time with Dad and just checked in and saw your post.

    That is fantastic news! I am so, so happy for you. Doing the happy dance in NZ too :) So happy to hear the test results have been good news so far. Sending positive thoughts and crossing fingers for the last test.

    Hope you and Bear enjoy the new gift. Looks cute but...lol

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, that's fine you are very busy with everything at the moment.
      We had to delay trying out the new toy. D1is too sick to drive home today.
      Hope all is well with you in NZ. thanks for joining in my happy dance.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  11. You did a good job with the pumpkin pie, Lindy...your guys don't know what they are missing.

    Woohoo...doing my happy dance for you. Will continue sending prayers and positive energy that the final test brings good news also. Have fun with the spanky business and MFL. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Thank you Cat for joining in my happy dance. I really appreciate your prayers and positive energy.
      Unfortunately we've had to delay our fun times as D1 is too sick to drive home, so staying a bit longer.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  12. oh awesome news HURRAY! You must be relieved. and if you're NOT, then i'm sure that paddle will help. i'm just glad its THERE and not here.
    (sending hugs and good vibes for the other thing...)

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    1. Thank you so much Fondles, I am relieved. Well if I don't like the paddle once its used it might end up on your door step. LOL!
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  13. Fantastic news, congratulations!

    Also, hooray pumpkin pie! I love the stuff but usually only eat it in the fall. Pumpkins are plentiful around here!

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    1. Thanks Lea, still doing my happy dance. We have pumpkins all year round here. so will have to try making the pie again one day.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  14. so glad to hear your good news! big hugs to you! glad you enjoyed your pumpkin pie...it is my son's favorite. :-)

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    1. Thanks Terps its a load off our minds. Never knew pumpkin pie would taste so good.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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