Sunday, February 7, 2010
We made cookies today. During B we found a delicious recipe for Butterscotch Drop Cookies so we used C as an excuse to make a second batch.
This recipe is from Sweet Maria's Cookie Jar
1 stick butter
1 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in chips.
Drop teaspoons of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Space 2 inches apart.
Bake 10-12 min.
Physically I am much stronger today and I am trying to spread out my meds to six hours from four. By six I'm suffering horribly but I can do it.
Emotionally, the day has been taxing. I realized I was 31 when this all began. My boys were 6, 5 and 4 and we were still considering adopting a sibling group to add to our family. My diagnosis put everything on hold. Now I have a teenager, we are too far along the family path to want to add more and I'm closer to 40 than 20. I'm sad for barely making it through these last few years, for the kids we didn't bring home and the years we missed big pieces of.
But, I'm not one to cry over spilled milk. We have the family I believe God intended for us and a close-knit strong one at that. It's just weird to pop out the other side of this trial so much older and having missed so much.
Looking forward to making up for lost time :-)
P.S. It's not too late to join A-Z, we still have new members jumping in every day!