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Becky's Early Breakfast.

Updated on October 3, 2015

Becky's Early Breakfast

Tuesday, February 8, 2011.




Becky went to bed early yesterday evening. This morning early at around 2:00 A.M. she wanted to get up. I felt restless. I also decided to get up so that Becky would not be in the living room alone. And because it is cold I wanted her to be warm so I also turned up the heaters, and stayed awake.

Joann went back to bed. It is quiet in the bedroom for her. She will get her rest. Later I will bring her a thyroid pill with a small glass of drink.

I asked Becky if she wanted some baked potatoes and ham. She said, "Yes."

I peeled three small potatoes, cut them up bite size, and baked them along with some ham in the microwave oven.

Becky moved her wheelchair closer to the kitchen table. I opened the microwave, removed the food, and put margarine on her potatoes. The bite sized food would be convenient for her to pick up with her fork. I moved the plate, and fork close to her, and kept a napkin nearby.

While Becky was eating I brewed a pot of coffee. I also fixed myself a small serving of ham with and egg. After I drank my coffee,  and ate , and took my morning medicine I heated up a large cup of water for Becky's two packages of chocolate for her hot chocolate which contained small marshmallows. After I mixed it I waited for it to cool enough so that she would not burn her mouth. When she finished eating her breakfast I placed a straw in her hot chocolate and put it in front of her and on her tray for her to reach it.

When Becky finished drinking her hot chocolate I placed her cup in the sink and washed the dishes. I also found time earlier to feed Gray fox his chicken, and I opened the front door for Peanut to go outside to use the bathroom.

Peanut did not stay outside for long. At 29 degrees she wanted to come inside so I let her back in. Now she is sleeping on top of the living room television. Our cats have it made. Our cats have a good life. They eat out of clean dishes and get clean water regularly. And we try to give them a little bit of all the kind of food they need .

Gray Fox will eat a nice assortment of food. Peanut is not too particular. Missy is a dainty picker and eats very slow.Winny just likes to pester Joann. He taps her arm with his paw as if he wants something to eat, but as soon as you offer him food, or place it in a plate he moves it with a paw and looks at it, and leaves it. He will however eat a lot of dry cat food and can cat food.

We keep one spot on the refrigerator where can cat food can be saved that the cats do not finish eating. When you have nine cats you can not afford to throw away their food that they do not eat. I felt funny about saving their uneaten unfinished food, but I saved it, covered it up, put a note on it, and put it in the refrigerator.

When it was time to feed them again we simply added more food to what they did not finish, and they ate it all. I refrigerated their leftovers while their food was fresh so it would not be lying around the floor to get old.

I bought some tuna on a real good sale. Boo likes tuna. The cats wanted tuna. They were swarming around us like little lions. I opened four cans of the on sale tuna which cost about two dollars. It was a special treat for them, and they loved it. They love Mackerel, and Salmon too. I try to find the large cans of Mackerel for one dollar in our Dollar store. It is a large can and all the cats get to enjoy it, and I get to store some for later , and labeled.

I feel better today. I need to go to to sleep, but will wait for Joann to get up later. I just feel tired, and I think I need to take a potassium tablet.

Funny thing. I am fantasizing my Uncle Joe who died long ago. As I close my eyes I can see him coming in for a landing. He had large red wings and a black and red cape. Yesterday I dreamed weird stuff.

Television , and movies probably have a lot to do with what I dream about.

God Bless Everyone.





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    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear tonymac : Thank you very much for writing. I wish Becky could draw, but her hand can not remain still enough to do so. She uses only her left hand , and it has a tendency to abruptly sort of float and move a lot because of her neurological disorder. She has done some abstract watercolor paintings however when we hold her paper still for her. Some day I will figureout how to put them on the screen for everyone to see. God Bless You And Your Family.

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      A lovely, intimate portrait of your life, and of Becky, who must be a special kind of blessing. I loved the drawings. My daughter also loves drawing and I've thought about doing a Hub about them. Plese let Becky know that someone a few thousand miles away likes her drawings - I'm sure she will like that!

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful insight.

      Love and peace


    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr's Deborrah : Thank you so much for visiting Dear Heart. And thank you for the very kind thoughts. God Bless you and your precious family.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Stars, What a nice relaxing winter morning for all of you! Joann getting some needed rest, you and Becky spending some early quality breakfast time together and all the cats are content... You are so kind and attentive! Way to go!

      In HIS Love, Grace, Peace & Blessings!

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Eiddwen : Thank you so much for the kind thoughts. You are very special as a friend Dear Heart. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, and God Bless You.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Hi stars,

      You are such a caring and warm person and this shine's through in every single hub that you publish.

      Keep on writing and I know for sure that I will carry on reading.

      Thank you so much for bringing a part of yourself to us here on HP every day.

      Take care to you and yours,


    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Rhonda Waits : Thank you so much for visiting. You are very sweet and thoughtful, and wishing you a wonderful week ahead. God Bless You and your precious family.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Hi stars I enjoyed your article. You, Becky,Joann and your cat family,have a good day. Loved your pictures they were really good.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear FGual : Thank you for the thoughtful words. I hope all is well your way, and that you are keeping warm on cold days. It is so important that you take good care of your body because it remembers what it has been through. And sometimes only God can help you when even medicine can not. God Bless You my Dear Friend.

    • FGual profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      You do great artwork. May you enjoy breakfast every morning, the most important meal of the day.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Poohgranma : Thank you for visiting. Our cat Gray Fox is being bad today. He want leave his sister Tiger along. Fox was neutered about a year ago, but he is acting like a bully any way. Looks like we are going to have to protect Tiger today.

      It has been cold, but 3 degrees is really cold. I have you and your husband in my prayers always. It is a shame how gas goes up when emergencies and cold weather comes around. Oil and Gas leaders can be so trashy sometimes. God Bless You. And stay warm .

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear carrie : Thank you for the wonderful compliment. As a man I thank you. God Bless You Dear Heart. Thank you for visiting.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mentalist acer : Thank you for visiting, and glad to hear your power lines are O.K. Stay warm, or you can get walking Pneumonia by exposing your body to too much cold weather. God Bless You, and your in my prayers with everyone I cherish. God Bless You.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear I'mChemist : Glad you like the pictures. Thank you for the nice visit. God Bless You.

    • Poohgranma profile image


      7 years ago from On the edge

      Fun pictures as in beautiful, fun colors, wonderful art, but of course nothing funny about our Mother of Jesus. Maybe the cats are funny. They are so cute.

      Becky must be on the same schedule as our dogs lately. They got my husband up three times last night and then he finally gave up and got up very early. I wish they would leave us alone at night so we could sleep through the night. It's as much habit now as anything on their part.

      We have a wind chill advisory and the actual temperature is -3 degrees. I'm not sure what it is with the wind chill factored in and I don't really want to know. ha ha

      I have a roast left for meat and can get at least two meals from this but then it's time to go get groceries again. It's getting harder and harder to find any sales on meat. Gas prices are up which always drives up groceries too. I can eat fresh fruit and vegetables with some rice or a little pasta but my husband is a big meat eater so I try to keep cooking meals with some kind of meat in it. God will provide us with all that we need, I know, so I don't worry. He is so faithful in His love. Get a good long nap, stars and then have a blessed day!

    • carrie450 profile image


      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      You are a wonderful mother stars439 and a talented artist also. I love the drawings above. It's always a pleasure to visit your hubs.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      It was all doom and gloom with the weather forcasts for the last few days,but we just got a drizzle and some cold,no downed power lines or damage...hope all went the same for you Lee,stay blessed.;)

    • ImChemist profile image


      7 years ago

      Funny pictures, i like it and rate it as funny, stop at my hubs.


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