Friday, May 29, 2009

Here & there....

Ah the busyness of life sure does slow down the blogging a bit. But taking a break from packing the "snack bag" for tomorrow's triathlon is an appreciated task!

Here's what's up!
1) Triathlon
2) Recipe
3) Methotrexate question

1) Tomorrow morning is the Hayhurst Kids Triathlon that I mentioned in my last post. Its teachers like Mr. Hayhurst, an elementary PE teacher, who changes the lives of children & inevitably changes the world to be a better place! Health=Happiness=Peace on Earth! This is his 8th year & all the money raised for this event goes to childhood arthritis & rheumatic diseases research. He's a triathlon man himself, plus an uncle to his niece who has a rheumatic disease. He's a good man, cheers to Mr. Hayhurst tomorrow, please :)!
This will be Charlotte's first year, she is going to run the 1/2 mile :) (wink!). We shall see! The other two, I am hoping that they will do all 3 events just because I know they will be so proud of themselves afterwards to complete all three. But I had to go over some visualization techniques with Emma tonight who isn't feeling confident about her swimming ability because of last year (her 1st race & before she gained confidence that she COULD swim). Wish her luck tomorrow:) Ellie will do whatever Emma does :) or if there's a cookie as a reward! Packing those too!

2) Went & scrapbooked tonight, yet somehow I am still working on Christmas 2007.... How long does it take to get Christmas Oh Seven completed? But the food was yummy! Amber made brownies that she put marshmallows on the top, they got ooohee & gooey & were sooo good! We are big fans of Demarle cookware. She did the brownies in a star mold - so cute. I brought Fruit Flowers that have 12 little flower molds, they looked sorta like the picture, but cuter :):

Yield: 12 servings
Ingredients 1 16.5 ounce roll Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough

6 ounces cream cheese
4 ounces vanilla yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 cup assorted sliced fruit and berries
Any combination of fruit that you would like or that is in season. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, sliced peaches, kiwi or even bananas.

If you are looking for a recipe that will “Wow” people with the presentation this is the one. You can replace the sugar cookie dough with brownie or cake mix and you can get as creative as you want with the fruit. For 4th of July I make these using blueberries and raspberries. Red, White and Blue!

Directions Make sure the oven rack is in center position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.Place (12) Square Tray (I have a cute flower tray) on Perforated Baking Sheet. Cut sugar cookie dough into 12 equal slices. Place in Square Tray and press down to cover the bottom of each square. If you wet your fingers it will help to keep the dough from sticking to them.Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. When done let sit for 5 minutes then take out and cool cookie cups on cooling rack.In a bowl mix the cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla and lemon zest until blended. Use your heat resistant spatula to fill the pastry bag. When cookie cups are cooled, fill the square indent with the cream cheese mixture.Decorate the top of cream cheese with the berries or sliced fruit you have chosen.Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

3) Never would have thought about this - but share with me what you know please! I have a prego friend who is giving her daughter methotrexate injections. Since she's prego, is there a reason WHY she SHOULDN'T be giving methotrexate to her daughter? There is nothing in the label that says anything about it, but another JRA Mother who also happens to be prego, brought this up to my friend. We couldn't find anything online about this.... And I know that my nurses at the hospital (who both are prego) have to call in another nurse to hook up the methotrexate and the remicade for Charlotte. If tomorrow weren't Saturday, I would call & ask them, I will on Monday. Reader: Do you know anything & can share? Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Maybe the concern at the hospital is the higher risk of needle stick (squirming, screaming children, if your blog is to be believed... ;) ), where the drug is contraindicated for pregnant women?

Lesli said...

Wishing the girls "GOOD LUCK" tomorrow, it sounds like alot of fun! What a great idea!

In answer to your question about mtx. I think it would be fine to still give the mtx. Absorption into the skin is the only issue I see why they shouldn't give it. I would suggest wearing gloves maybe when preparing and giving injections just to be on the safe side.
Letting the husband do it would also relieve any worries!!

Have fun tomorrow!!

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

You always make the best stuff.