hump day~

It's hump day ... Wednesday ... half the week is gone already... over the hump ... and onward we go.
I had an appointment this afternoon with the doctor and it was a thumbs up ... things are getting better.  I have a bit more energy back; which is good ... and my disposition has improved... which is major good!  I don't feel quite as down in the dumps as I've been lately ... so I'm calling it a GREAT DAY!!

I did, however, gain 10 lbs. since being out of the hospital again.  bummer...  I'm back on a stronger diuretic and potassium and vitamin D ... so hopefully all this fluid will come off again .. fast!!!  I swear ... it's just so frustrating to put on that much weight that fast.  How can the body even do that??  I know it's all goes hand in hand with my bum ticker ... but seriously,  10 lbs of fluid back up again. Yuck.

Tomorrow I have the go ahead again to start using my tread mill or gazelle ... so that will help immensely.  Just being able to get out for a walk again is good news.  It's really really hard to lay low and do NOTHING.

I have a new cake recipe that I'm going to try out for my birthday on the 17th ... it's affectionately called a Teddy Cake.  When my Dad was alive, our neighbor gal ~ Jeri , would always bake him a sour dough cake that he loved and it became known in the family as the "Teddy Cake".  Well... I called Jeri up the other day and asked her if she'd share the recipe so I could make one myself for my birthday this year.  The next day, here she was at my door step with the recipe card in hand.  Thank you Jeri!!

Although... when I make it I'm making some modification to it to healthify it a bit.  I'm going to use artificial sweetener like Splenda instead of the sugar, and half whole wheat flour instead of the all purpose, high carb white.  I hope it turns out as great as the original.

Here's the recipe:

greased 9x13 pan or 2 - 9inch rounds
350 degree oven 30-35 minutes

2 Cups flour
2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter
2/3 Cup sour milk
2 eggs
1 Cup hot water
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients.  Add butter, eggs and milk.  Mix well.  Add hot water and vanilla.  Bake. Cool.

Then FROST with

3/4 Cup milk
4 Tblsp. flour
Heat the milk and flour mixture over medium heat until thickened.  Cool.
1 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix well and spread over cake.
 We have another meeting tonight for the JPD Warrior Project,  Justin Donner Memorial Fisheree; which is coming up soon - January 30th.   All I can say is WOW... we really have a great fisheree planned and if you're in the neighborhood of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage on the 30th ... be sure to drop in and help support our cause.  It's being held this year over at Donner's Bay Resort.  Porky and Rozanne and the rest of the crew are looking forward to meeting you!
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. Good news about you and the Teddy Cake Recipe . Thanks for sharing this Mel. I used to have that recipe and misplaced it long before Daddy passed away.
    Have another UP day.
    Blessings Be Yours

  2. Great hearing you're feeling better. Thanks for the recipe! I hope you have a very successful fisheree ~ it's for such a worthy cause. :)

  3. Hi Mel, so glad to know that this is a better day for you. That makes my day.

  4. I'm out trying to catch up on my visiting. Thanks for the recipe. I've never heard of a sourdough cake. You should take a picture and post it. It sounds yummy.

    I hope your fisheree is a great success. I think it's so wonderful you all come together for such a great cause to help so many people.

    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!