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Oh my gosh, my suitcase feels like it weighs a ton, even DH says so, I weighed myself and then with the luggage, says only 35 lbs. that can't be right!! DH is so hungry, jello and consomme is not filling, I haven't snacked around him, I am hungry.
Mac, I'm sure DH will be glad when his colonoscopy is over tomorrow and he can have something solid to eat
I've just made some lemon curd, using Mum's recipe from when I was a kid. Mmmmmmmmm, I love that stuff. Haven't made it for a while but I just fancied some the other day when I saw lemons in the store. So, so goodon fresh bread with butter, and it must be butter
Good Afternoon! Had school today and then got my nails done. Not sure what to make for dinner. For how much food there is in the house...I can't figure out what to make - seems like I am missing an ingredient for everything I have looked at so far! Guess that means it's about time for a grocery trip! Won't be tonight. We are supposed to get storms in the next few hours - a lot of rain.
What color is your Subaru Birdy?
Anyone remember when the white bucks (shoes) were all the rage? I begged my mom to get me a pair for my birthday, and of course, they were too big (she always said "you will grow into them"), and when I wore them to school, so proud that I had a pair of the latest style in shoe fashion, only to come home with blisters the size of quarters and hardly able to walk... So much for breaking in shoes.
Tonight's dinner will be leftover roast beef (from the freezer) with baby lima beans, potatoes and gravy. Yum.
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Okay, better now.
Tom came by this afternoon with three of his friends, and of course, he was hungry and wanted me to fix food for everyone. It may like an imposition for a kid to show up at 5:pm asking me to fix him someting to eat, but no matter what time it is, when he comes here, I will always fix him something to eat. That's what grandmas do.
Dinner is easy, so as soon as Tom leaves, I can our dinner on the table.
Hope you all have a great evening.
Good Morning, and Happy Friday to all. Looks like we are in for some rain today.... they say 90% chance, and according to the radar, it's out there in the Gulf.
Had some really goofy dreams last night, which always makes me wonder what it is that my brain is trying to process with such nonesense. Bp is normal, so I can eliminate that from the mix... oh, well.
Our roast beef in gravy with rice and lima beans dinner last night was quite good. Just enough left for my lunch for today.
More piddling around today, getting one thing or another ready for Sunday's hoop-de-doo.
Oh, here comes the rain now... need to get my paper from the front walkway before it gets soaked. See you later.
Good morning everyone, rained last night, not sure how much but everything looks pretty wet. Well DH is still sleeping as his colonoscopy is today at 1:45, just about ready for the trip tomorrow, well just had my bone pill this morning and 30 minutes is up so I can go have a coffee now, it seems like forever for this 30 minutes to go by. Talk later.
Beema--congratulations on getting rain. It seems like you've been waiting for it for a long time. We're scheduled for some ourselves overnight and there's a chance in the predictions for the next 5 days. It's what they call "unsettled" weather which means don't count on full sunshine for that long at least. Our temperatures have gone down suddenly. I woke up last night about 2 feeling really cold and had to get up to close the window and get an extra blanket. It was 47 when I got up. Quite a difference from the 72 we had overnight just a few days ago.Geema--you are one busy lady out in your yard. Way to go! Enjoy. Mac--I'm sure you'll have a wonderful trip. After the week your husband has had, he certainly deserves it, too.Wicker--your sister should definitely wear her shoes around the house for a least several days before doing what she did. The next time she buys shoes it's also a good idea to try them on in the afternoon when the feet are usually more swollen. But then, it sounds like you don't get to tell her what to do! And I bet Sophie did worry about losing her friend. I'm convinced that animals understand a lot more than we realize. My friend Betty has rescued many wandering cats over the years and she says that they seem to know that she has saved their lives and they give back much love as a result. Her vet feels the same way--they know.
This morning I'm going to look at the Outback they brought in from one of their other dealerships down the Valley. It has everything I want and they will install the remote start for me before I take it home on Monday. The .9% financing is certainly adding to the pleasure. Lilly--the color is what they call Cyprus Green which is a nice medium-tone metallic. I've wanted a green car for years but for one reason or another never managed to get one so I'm pleased they were able to find one for me. Tasty--I've heard from so many people who have had positive experiences with their Subaru's--they seem to be repeat buyers so I'm looking forward to the experience. My farming friend has had many over the years and never buys snow tires. All-weathers work for her even in snow country which says a lot about the traction. My niece just bought their first one and they were told that using snow tires would make it practically unstoppable (although I think all-weathers will work for me.) It will also be nice to be getting better mileage (as well as heated seats for the winter--whoopee!) The problem is the learning curve needed to find everything in different places while driving--practice, practice!
Here it is June 1 already. I've got to get going on making the plans for a workshop on closeup photography I'm giving at the end of the month. The challenge is that everyone brings different cameras and I have to tailor it so that my suggestions will work for everyone. We take a walk on the nature preserve grounds afterward to stalk the butterflies and dragonflies. I've got to come up with a plan for something practical to follow up with if it should turn out to be a nasty, rainy day. I've done these before at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and the Audubon Center there so at least I know what to expect.
The fireflies were out in my yard last night. I usually don't see them until almost July. It seems like everything is on hyperdrive this year. Well, time for another cup of coffee and breakfast. Have a good day. Talk to you later.
Good Morning All:
A wet one here today!! Rained late yesterday (and a bit during the night) and looks pretty wet. We was needing rain. Almost got my garden planted. I think I have slowed down to a crawl!!! Grass is growing slower so it has been a little over a week since I have mowed. Cut my aspargus last night and was just enough for my supper. Guess that is about it for the aspargus for this year (after all - it is June - ). No sign of the sun - pretty dreary looking out! WOW - temp is 53.9° at 7:12 a.m EDT.
I will have visitors today from TN. DD Joyce (Granny), GD Denise and GGD Adelyn (Adie). They have come up to get GS's boys for a few weeks. Granny and Gramps takes the boys for a few weeks each summer and the boys goes to Day Camp in TN during the day (so Granny can work and still have the boys - they are 11 and 10). They have to drive 2 vehicles so Son-in-law Jeff (Gramps) has to drive up alone. They are making good memories for their "grandkids".
WHOOPPEE!! Three inches of rain. Came too fast and a lot of it flooded the roads. Cars stalled all over the place, and people trying to avoid the low roads were taking the side streets and getting stuck in puddles that they thought were shallow. And, one of my downspouts must be full of leaves, as it was spouting water out at the first seam of the curve. Will need to get Randall to clean them out again. But three inces sure is a big help ... the air smells clean, and the grass already looks greener.
Geema, you are right about making good memories for the grandkids. My summers, up until I was 14, were spent at my grandmother's farm outside of Detroit, in New Baltimore, Michigan, on Lake St. Claire. My most fond childhood memories are based on those summers.
I just watched the video on making fresh corn on the cob in the microwave, and added a word of caution in my reply, which i will repeat here : the guy was wearing OVGLOVES, and in this instance, they work well. But, if the OVGLOVE gets wet, it no longer repels heat, in fact it gets so hot it will burn you. I used them one year to take the turkey out of the oven, and some of the turkey juices got on the glove, and I nearly dropped the whole thing... So, use caution.
Just stopped by for a second, to see what everyone is up to.... and Mac, have a good trip! We will miss you, and will be waiting to hear all about everything when you get back.
Hi, Beema, I have not seen you on the "Reading" post for awhile. I wish you could send some of the extra rain to NW Ohio. We are exceptionally dry. We had .11" overnight.
Before buying our first microwave, I attended a cooking show. The lady cleaned the ears, then wrapped them in waxed paper and cooked them. I do that with my corn for 3 min. for each ear. However, when I did five at a time I did those for 12 min.
Good Friday morning;
Hard to believe it's the 1st of June eh? Rain today but suppose to be nice for the weekend.
Yesterday we hiked along this beauitful creek. Lots of different trails in that area.( the one is where the bears are). As long as we stay on this side of the creek it's fine
. Anyway, this one area there obvioulsy had been lots of picnicers over the weekend. (Probably teens and 20 somethings,celebrating the end of the school year). I was totally disgusted at the garbage. I counted at least 6 differnt campfire pits in one small area. Every one of them had garbage bags, beer cartons, 2 or three broken lawn chairs. Garbage strewn every where. Probably strewn about by wild animals but it makes me so mad that they leave the garbage there for it to be strewn about by animals. What a mess. What a shame! Don't they realize that the parks board could start charging for us to use this area to pay for someone to clean up these messes all the time?
You'd think they would appreciate having these beautiful areas to use free of charge!
So many don't appreciate anything.
Today is lunch and cards day so I best get going. just wanted to check in first. Have a nice day!
Good Afternoon! I am still at school but taking a little break. Looks like everyone is busy today. Thanks Beema for the tips about those gloves. I do not have a pair - but if I ever would happen to get them I will not forget your advice.
Birdy - Cyprus sounds beautiful. I really like my subaru a lot. The only car I had that I didn't like was a Chrysler minivan. The transission went out 3 times in less than 35,000 miles. Do never again will I get a Chrysler!
Mac - hope you have a great vacation! I missed where you are going to - where are you going?
Dinner tonight will be BBQ short ribs. I saw a recipe on TOH - I think. I am going to throw them in the pressure cooker so we aren't eating at 9 o'clock tonight! Mashed potatoes sound good as a side!
Hope everyone is having a great day!
Still at school on a Friday afternoon.... boohoo.... hope you get to relax this weekend, Lilly. By the way, Mac is going to Mexico to be at the wedding of one of her young family members... I cannot recall if it is a granddaughter or a neice...Quite a trip from Canada.
My grandson, Tom, graduated from high school today, and I couldn't attend due to my handicap, but Emmy just send me some pictures, and boy, oh, boy... when you see a kid, who normally dresses in jeans and a funky shirt, all dressed up in a suit and tie, and wearing his graduation cap and gown, it really brings a joyful tear to your eye... or at least, it did to mine. Two down, two to go.
I've been in a bit of a funk today... the weather, and the change in the barometic pressure almost always get to me, and today I have been harboring a minor headache and lethargy. :O(
See you either later or tomorrow... depending on what the rest of the day holds.
Rain, rain, lots of lovely rain Not something I would normally say but we need this so badly, I don't meind being cooped up inside (too much).
Being just the first of the month, even the food bank was quiet this morning. Those who normally come to get help will just have receieved either there pension checks, welfare cheque or workers comp cheque.
Hope the rain you have had Beema is enough to aleviate the water situation down your way altho' you probably need more than one day's worth of rain. We really have a damp w/e ahead of us too
Are you getting anywhere with your job Lilly? It's not fun having to spend your working life in a job you are not happy with.
Birdy, enjoy that car next week. Hope you have some good weather to get out and about in it
Geema, take your time with your garden. Do as much as you are able to but don't push it. A day or 2 isn't going tp make any difference in the big picture
Hope you enjoy your card afternoon Wicker.
We have started picking strawberries from the garden. Last year we had not one berry from that patch but it looks like we should make up for it this year. I have never picked them in May before. As I can do nothing outside today, I made a small quantity of strawberry jam this afternoon (small because that was all the berries we had left). I got 2 full jars plus another almost full one
It's quite chilly with the rain today so I'm thinking either chilli or some turkey stew, both of which are ready to eat in the freezer.
Mac, hope all has gone well for hubby today and the pair of you have a great time in Mexico,
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