My blog, "Our Cat Jake" will include information from Multiple Sclerosis as well as my interests and even sometimes just random thoughts that pop into my head! I also like to share my favorite shopping sites, recipes and much more! Thanks for coming!!!
You may want to visit some of the MS websites if you know someone with Multiple Sclerosis so that you can learn more about it. I have found that there are many "myths" about it and there is so much information available out there.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Great Christmas Gift Idea...

I have discovered where you can design your own real postage stamps. Just download your own photo on their website and you can order postage stamps with any picture that you want. What a great gift idea! I don't know if this is something new or not but I love it!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Christmas is coming!!!

People think I'm crazy when I tell them that I have started Christmas shopping already!! But I like to find bargains and if I see something I know someone will like, why wait until right before Christmas? You know what happens go to the mall...forget it. Trying to get through the mall any other time of year is bad enough. Fighting my way through crowds of crazy Christmas shoppers is the last thing I want to do.
So why not shop online? Shopping on Ebay is a great way to get great deals and you can find almost anything that you are looking for. I will start posting links to my favorite places to shop online for Christmas. I also find some neat things on Etoys. Need any ideas? Let me know I have many of them!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lynette's Macaroni and Cheese

Here is one of my favorite recipes from my mom. It is the best mac-n-cheese ever!
Boil one pound of elbows (or whatever pasta you like) then drain it and set it aside.
Melt 8 Tbsp. butter or margarine in a large pan.
Add 8 Tbsp. flour and seasonings such as garlic salt, season-all, etc... whatever you like to the butter. Stir to make a thick paste.
Add 6 cups of milk and be ready to stand and stir for a while. Keep around medium-high (or a little lower) and stir until it starts to bubble.
When it does start to bubble, add 1 pound velveeta cheese. It melts faster if you cut it into pieces before you add it. Keep stirring until the cheese is melted and then remove from the burner.
Add the cooked pasta into the pan and stir it all together.
I usually make this dish after I have cooked a ham and add in some cut up ham. I have also added sausage and have thought of adding broccoli but have not tried it yet!
I put it in 2 - 2 quart casserole dishes (one big pan would work also) and bake them at 350 covered with foil for 30 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes. You can also sprinkle some bread crumbs on top before the last 15 minutes if you want.

Any thoughts on MS Medications?

I would like to know your thoughts on MS medications. My biggest worry is that the medications to treat MS such as interferons, have not been tested for long-term side effects. What will happen after taking such medications for say 20 years? Does anyone else think of this and/or do you know of any research on such subject?

About Me

Spencer, MA, United States
Welcome to my blog! I am very excited about being able to write and share my thoughts with you and to find out your thoughts too! Our cat Jake is the newest member of our family and he is very inspiring! He is so full of energy and barely stays still! I am 38, married and have a 15 year old daughter. We have 4 cats and a Bourke parrot. Our pets all have their own little personalities! I'm sure you will hear about them all eventually. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about 2 years ago. It was a very scary thing to hear. I have read a lot about MS but am still so confused! I would love to hear about your experience with MS. I am on my second MS medication. The first one made me very sick. There is so much to learn and so much research still going on. My mom is a breast cancer survivor. She went through chemotherapy, several weeks of radiation and a partial mastectomy. She is so brave and seemed to handle it all so well. I was so worried that she couldn't handle it but seemed to be so much more brave then I ever would be. I am so proud of her and love her so much. That's all for now.