Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Changes Coming!

After much thought, and much trouble with spammers trying to hijack my blogs, I have decided to open a new Blog.  I will be migrating my posts to the new site as soon as possible.  When you can not even read your own blog because of hijackers, it becomes apparent that it is time for a secured change.

Thank you everyone for your support and the feedback on my patterns.  It has helped a lot!  Hope to see you at the new blog (I will post links in my final post before migration.)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wow, it has been a LONG time...

so folks, it has been a very long time since I posted! Sorry for the delay.

There has been a major home fire, where. Lost everything! There has also been major medical where I was literally down for two years! But, I'm back now and better then ever!

I have been working on two new books, and I will post more as the release date comes closer.  Bare with me as I get back into the swing of things.  I will try to blog at least once a week.

Thank you for continuing to check out my blog.  And thank you for your emails!

RaAnn

Monday, September 10, 2012

EggNog Fudge Recipe

From http://www.recipegirl.com/


Yield: 30 - 40 pieces
Ingredients

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup dairy eggnog

10.5 ounces white chocolate bars, chopped into small pieces

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus a little more for the top of the fudge
One 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
1 tsp rum extract

Directions

1. Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil and let it hang over the sides. Butter the foil.

2. In a heavy, 3-quart saucepan combine sugar, butter and eggnog. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat or until a candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.

3. Using a wooden spoon, work quickly to stir in chopped white chocolate and nutmeg until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in marshmallow creme and rum extract. Beat until well blended and then pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle a little freshly ground nutmeg on top. Let stand at room temperature until cooled. Refrigerate if you’d like to speed up the process.

4. When completely cool, cut into squares. Store in a covered container.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Life Changes Again

I decided to check in once again as life stresses are winding down.  Imagine my surprise to realize it has been over a year!  

Due to health concerns, I did not get further on my patterns, but the ideas are flowing very fast!  I am tying to balance everything but summer time is also a very busy time. 

Current Projects:
I am working on some new designs for my jewelry, sculptures, knitting patterns and even an Altar Kit.  I am very excited about these and hope to have them finished in a few months...again, time constraints.  I really need to learn to manage my time and stress better. =D

One I finish my projects, I will be selling some on Etsy.com 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spiced Chai Tea


Description:   "A spice blend tea."
Preparation Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time:  10 minutes
Standing Time:  3 - 5 minutes

Recipe By     :RaAnn Clegg
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:05
Categories    : Teas



 Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  4               bags  Black Tea -- abt. 4 Tbls
     1/2      teaspoon  Ginger -- ground
     1/2      teaspoon  Cinnamon -- ground
     1/4      teaspoon  Nutmeg -- ground
     1/4      teaspoon  Clove -- ground
     1/4    tablespoon  Cardamom -- ground
               
  4               cups  water

  1         tablespoon  Milk
  1           teaspoon  Honey

Heat water until ALMOST boiling, remove from heat.

Add tea mix into pan or kettle. Let seep for 5 minutes.

Pour into cups, straining tea.

Add milk and honey as desired.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown item: Black Tea): 12 Calories; trace Fat (17.8% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 10mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES :
      *  Tea and Spices may be mixed together and stored in an airtight container away from light and heat until ready to use.
       
      *  Mixed tea and spices make a good Gift-in-a-Jar type gift for special occasions.  Just add instructions to mix the tea into hot water and serve as desired.
       
ALTERATIONS:
       
      *  Add 1/2 tsp Orange Zest to spices for a hint of Citrus.
       
      *  You can mix the ready made tea, cooled, with ice for an ice smoothie.
       
      *  Substituted 1/2 the water during the cooking stage for milk and then add ice for a creamy smoothie.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I did not think anything about it.  Yes, I had heard the studies about joint deterioration and how this is a disease of crippling capabilities.  I really did not believe it.

Two years ago I started into what could be called "flares".  I had little nodes on my feet that left both of my feet looking like they had been smashed.  Bruising was horrible, I could not walk or even wear my shoes.  I was experiencing terrible fatigue, pain in my joints, swelling and fever-type feelings.  I was at a loss of what to do.  I continued trying to live my life as best I could.

Finally, I was scheduled to see another  Rheumatologist last month.  After many tests, medical records referrals and discussions I have my diagnosis and a start to treatment...NOT Rheumatoid Arthritis as the old Rheumatologist told me, but instead Fibromyalgia.

I was very happy that I did not have RA, but very upset at the previous Specialist's mis-diagnosis.  For the last five years I have been trying to maintain and have been trying to work out my own treatment.

So, long story short...I have developed a chart for monitoring Fibromyalgia (but can be used to monitor RA as well).  Simply change the Daily / Weekly Title to your name, Place in the date and Give to your Doctor to assist in your medical treatment.  This form is also available in MS Word (specify 2003 or 2007 version) if you email me at AutumnRa@gmail.com.



Daily / Weekly Diary:                    [Enter a date.]

Sleep

Sun

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Time took to get up







Awake Time







Bedtime







# Times up at Night







Number of Naps








Medications x/Day

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Exercise/Weight

Sun

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Tues

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Thurs

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Weight







Walking







Stretching







Low Impact Aerobics








Today’s Conditions

Sun

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Eyes







Ears







Nose







Mouth/Throat







Head







Neck/Shoulder







Back/Hips/Legs







Arms/Hands







Chest/Heart







Repertory







Digestive System







Feet







Skin Dryness







Mood







Memory / Processing*







Pain Level *







Overall  Condition







·          Memory is rated 1 – 10; (1 is little to no problems; 10 is a lot of gaps/problems throughout the day).
·          Pain level from 1 – 10; (1 is little to no pain).                                                              Copyright© 2010 RaAnn Clegg           

  
Meals
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Breakfast














Snack










Lunch














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Dinner













Water 8 oz







Caffeinated 







S/F Fruit Juice







Carbonated







Other









Other Notes:













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