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I have a very difficult time deciphering the line between boredom and hunger.
Lydia, my DD is at the opera to see Madam Butterfly,which I saw already. It is to sad for me to see it to many times. Our friend is singing Sharpless and I will go up to the tent after the performance to say good buy to him,since today is the last performance. He is singing Porgy in Porgy and Bess in Chicago in November and we are invited. I don't know,if we will go. It is not the right time of the year to be in Chicago. The wind is to cold for me.Three years ago we were there the 10.of December and it started to snow.
Twinkle,Lydia is right ,it is hard to imagine that your cute niece is already 3 years old. Have a fun time with them.
Berny,congratulations to your son's success.You can be very proud.
Waving to Jet,Marlene,Piccolo,Shannon,Texas and Boe. Boe your yoke was very funny.
I am going tonight with my DD to the opera.I have seen it already,but the music is so great,so I don't mind hearing it again. It is "The Tales of Hoffmann". The Artistic Director said at the lecture,that the Germans like this opera and he is right.
Twinkle I shoudl probably know this but my memory is getting so bad, but where does your sister live? It is nice that you get to spend time with her and your niece. I need to get to the farmer's market or at least the fruit market. I am having serious fresh fruit cravings.
Lydia, I don't think I realized you lived so close to Chicago. My DH's 2 aunts live in Chicago and my sil and bil live just outside Chicago. My DH has family in quite a few places in the US and Canada.
My job is a patient sitter at a hospital. They have me stay with patients who are in danger due to mental illness or due to medication doses that cause confusion or instability. Most of my patients are suicidal. I don't provide any medical care, I make sure they stay safe.
Just took a break from watching my golf on TV to say Hi and post a little ZEN.
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest before dawn , so if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you 're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
9. If at first you don't succeed . . . sky-diving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
12.. Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
13. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
14. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
16. Duct tape is like 'The Force.' It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
17. There are two theories to arguing with a woman - Neither one works.
18. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
19. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative.
Good one Boe
I meant to tell you all that the Grape Pie was much better once it cooled completely. I ate the first piece while it was still warm and it seems that the lime was much stronger at that time than it was when I ate a piece the next day. The lime flavor mellowed and I've really enjoyed it. Nanny thought it was the bees knees. She's eaten most of it.
Renate, wasn't it you who wanted recipes for sour cherries? Here's one that was posted recently by M_Wolverine.
Chocolate Cherry Pie1 9” pie shell, unbaked1 cup sugar¼ cup cocoa¼ cup flourdash salt4 cups frozen sour red cherries1 egg, slightly beaten2 Tbs butter, melted¼ tsp almond extract¼ cup flour¼ cup sugar3 Tbs butterPreheat oven to 400ºSift sugar, cocoa, flour and salt together in small bowl.Stir in cherries, egg butter and almond extract. Turn into prepared pie shell.Mix flour and sugar together in small bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 400º for 1 hour.
Twinkle, overslept today, so I'll join you for some luncheon. You must be busy today enjoying your family and some good food.
Boe, am forwarding your wise ZEN sayings to DH, he will agree with them and might print them out for his office staff.
Renate, don't blame you for not wanting to be in Chicago in December, it truly is the windy city, both for the winds off Lake Michigan and its politicians. Madam Butterfly is DH's favorite opera, though we've never been, just have a wonderful recording. Hope you and DD are enjoying yourselves.
Picasso, patient-sitting isn't an easy job. You're getting really high-risk people. But, you will learn a lot from observing their care. We used to travel quite a bit by auto to Michigan, mostly Detroit and Ann Arbor, a wonderful State and makes me mad when all one sees on the news is bad stuff about Detroit. Chicago is a great place to live, we just kept moving further north, maybe you get to visit?
Jet & Shannon, you might get the deluge of rain we had here yesterday. Sunny, then God turned on the faucet, this happened about 4 times yesterday, blinding rain. DH barbequed and just missed the shower. You could have just stood outside with a bar of soap (and of course your swimsuit, lol) and had a shower.
Hello to all our friends, may everyone have a safe day, lydia.
Lydia, it is very cool here today and it is starting to rain. My thermometer outside tells my 70 F,but it feels more like 60 F .It is great. .==So many people are talking about going to Chicago to the "Porgy and Bess"performance in fall. He has such a fantastic voice. I have to look into it,how much the tickets are.
Picasso,you are right,your job most be exhausting. Can you find something else? I wish you the best.
Shannon,thanks for the recipe.I wonder what it tastes like? I wished somebody would have made it and posted the the review. It is so hard to get the sour cherries and I don't want to waste them.making a bad pie. I am happy for you,that the lime taste mellowed. When I made the stewed rhubarb and I tried it warm,it was to sour,but it was just right,after it was cool. The taste is always stronger,when a dish is warm.(or more sour).
Greetings to all of you.I guess we Midwest people are all getting rain .
Hello All- I just had to read your posts on Grape Recipes!
Brings back so many memories of my DM & DF.
We had 2 big arbors of concord (I think) grapes.
DM always made grape jelly and juice.
Of course, grape pie!
I thought grape pie was a southern Indiana dish!
Thru all these years, when I would talk about Mom's Grape Pie, very few people have known what grape pie was, unless they hailed from the southern Indiana area!
Just the other day, I was out at a mall and swore I smelled grapes cooking for jelly or juice!
The smells of canning are smells you never forget! (and the hot, hot kitchen! LOL)
Thanks for the memories!
Another memory was of hot summer days, making brownie hats out of grape leaves for my dolls, while playing in the cool shade of the grape arbor! ( ohhh to be so care-free again!)
BTW-My DM is of German descent too!
Love your chicken salad recipes, I've been looking for one with grapes!
Beth, what a great story. Visit us often!!! I bet you have some great stories and recipes to share if you have such vivid memories of grapes! Hope you have had a great weekend. ttyl
Well DS is off at camp and Kitty is safely tucked away at the farm so now I am busy busy still. I have long lists of what needs to be done for the next three days. Just 3 more sleeps and we are on our way!
Tomorrow is Canada Day (Canada's birthday) so nothing will be open and there will be celebrations in each town. We might take in some of that if I get time.
Well I better go and get at it!
Welcome to the German Corner Beth! I live in southern Indiana myself.....what area are you from?
Berny have lots of fun! (still wish I was going! )
Twinkle are you still having problems with your computer? That a pain when that happens!
Renate did you have a nice visit with you DD? I have never been to an oprea before....it would be a nice thing to put on my list to do! :)
Shannon how are things going with you? Did you get any of the storms/rain? We got some, but it wasn't as bad as what it was said it was going to be.....
Lydia and Boe....Hello! :)
I am finally feeling better today....I was sick all weekend, was in bed all day yesterday. I just got up to eat one time and went back to bed. I think that I might have had pnemonia, but I started taking Zyratec (sp?) and it has helped a whole bunch! I was able to go to work for about 2 hours today and then came home. I am hoping that I have enough stregnth tomorrow...its the first of the month and we have to get statements sent out and thats an all day job. So hopefully I will be able to work the whole day.....
What is everyone's plans for the 4th? I was thinking about putting together a party, but have to see who all will be home around here....we usually have a cook out around lunch, and I always like to make homeade ice cream! YUM!!
Hope that everyone is having a wonderful day!
Good Morning Jet! We have had a storm every day this week. It's either a cloudburst or a full-out storm but it hasn't been dry for a whole day...oh, it's Monday...ok, well, it has rained everyday since the beginning of last week. Sheez! Sometimes I wonder about me.
I am traveling home on the 4th and picking up DF on Saturday!! Yeah! I get to see him everyday on the computer but it's not the same...I can't hold him or kiss him when he's on the other side of the world. I have his imprint on me...I can distinctly remember the feel of him. Does that make sense? When he's not around I know exactly how his arms feel and his cheeks and the hair on his head. I know his hands. Oh he just needs to come home! He was supposed to come home today but they extended his stay so we won't be together on the 4th. I hate that because Mom always has a big cook-out with tons of people and there are games and lots of the best food in the world. We'll have corn-hole tournaments, horseshoe, trampoline, swimming pool. It will be fun but it won't be the same without him. Oh well, such is life.
Does anyone have a new topic idea? Just curious.
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