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Got the bow today a Pearson Compound Bow. Good heavens I can not even lift the thing. It had a $749 price tag on it and Bob found on very much like it online for $795. LOL the only bow I ever shot was one I made out of a thin limb and some string. Then I had to find a straight stick with a notch on the end cause Mama wouldn't let me use a knife to make my own.
We have got a Family Night Supper at the Lodge tonight. We really were not planning on going but Bob met a man at the last meeting whose wife is in charge of hiring at the Blake Assisted Living Apartments so just might have a opportunity to meet her. Bob would love to work part time there. I sent him to Publix to get some coleslaw for us to take. It is just too darn hot to cook anything. I thought about baked beans or maybe make a peach cobbler but it was only a passing thought.
Thought of the Day-Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.~ Charles M Schultz
Today is Mutt's Day. Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you.
By definition a mutt, sometimes called a "Halfbreed", is a dog that is of mixed breed. They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, view them as lesser in many ways. Mutt owners know better. They value the diversity and uniqueness of their mutts. Sure, a mutt doesn't carry the expensive price tag that a purebred with papers has on its head. To the mutt owner, however, the mutt is invaluable. In addition, mutts don't walk around needing to prove anything. You won't see them strutting around any dog shows trying to prove they are the best.
To all mutts and mutt owners, we hope you thoroughly enjoy Mutt's Day. Spend the day relaxing and doing all the things you and your dog like to do. Do so with both of your chins held high. For your mutt is worth a million bucks!
This is for all our furry buddies for I do believe most of them fit the category. Well except maybe Grem and Doreen's Whiskey. But then especially Grem doesn't think he is a dog anyway! He decided a long time ago he was a human that had not fully evolved yet.
Waving to Lesia!!
Special hugs and prayers for Anne, Betty, Merle, Sherry and Odell, Cilla, Cats, and Sally and Colleen.
And Don’t Forget the basket!! Keep it full of extra hugs and prayers for all that need them!!
Remember the group prayer! “Heavenly Father, we ask that you watch over and care for all Cookin’ Seniors and those they love as they go about their day!!
On the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast!
JP-I was hoping for better news on the Little Guy. Hugs and prayers for him.
SANDY!! So glad to see you. I know the cave is lovely with the new decorations, but really you shouldn't have done so much while you were there. Next time come up for air occasionally. Love Poncho!!
Rosie-Thank you for posting JP's cute poem.
Mable-The blouse sounds beautiful but bet it did itch!!
AnnB-All I know about the bow is that it is a Pearson. Bob says it is about a 50-55 lb pull. He says it is easy to hold once you get it pulled back.
Tippy-Beautiful cake!! Know Flying Yolanda enjoyed playing with the horses on it. Prayers but no hugs yet for DGS!
Beverly-I am afraid it was a take it or leave it deal so no exchange on the bow. It is a really nice bow but just way to heavy for me. DGD sounds like she is in the pits of depression and is looking for a way out. Prayers she finds it soon.
Tippy-The nerve of some people!!
Cilla-If I had a brain, I would be dangerous!!
Penny-I got my LL Bean the other day and today Bob got Bass Pro hunting catalog. Fall is coming someday!
Night all and Hugs
Good morning, not such a nice day here.
I have doctors this afternoon.
zora we call them dogs Heinz 57.
Jp a lovely poem thank you for sharing,I am sure God as things in mind for that little man, prayers continue.
Rosie thanks for posting the poem for Jp.hugs for you.
Sandy so pleased to see you out from the cave,dont stay in there so long another time.
Tippy love the cake, sorry to hear about dd and family.
Beverly it was a wholemeal,I dont make many fancy ones,I hope dgd gets some help soon.
Penny sorry dh is having pain again, hope it soon feels better.
Zora, has Bob seend the kayak racing in white water on the Olympics? OMG!! Too cool...I found myself holding my breath! Singles and doubles...
Penny, I hate that DH is still having so much pain. Gentle hugs....
Tippy, long distance hugs for DD & family...
Margaret, hope the drs appt goes well for you.
Waving to all....can't believe I woke up so early....guess I caught up on my sleep yesterday when I took that nap!!
I just posted on yesterday's blog by mistake. I'm about ready for a bracelet that tells where to return me if lost! NanB
Came out to get the mail...looks good Sandy, especially like the shower curtain.
NanB, if you got lost and I found you I would keep you not return you.
Zora stole the "day" and posted a bit on FB.
Off to vote and to take SammieSuSu to the vet for a follow up visit. But right now I need to go get her for the morning.
Hugs and prayers to each of you because YOU are loved.
Still having the hot weather. Sigh... Doesn’t seem to end.
I know when the snow is piled up out there next winter I will regret saying I am tired of this. Bite yo tongue Sandra....
Tippy No No I did not make that. Ha. I can do some crafts but not that gifted am I.
I got dear Poncho at least 10 years go from DIL. Every time I go to sink in kitchen I see him there. .
Each morning he greets me as the sun comes in through the hall way door and the light shines on him.
I still say my daily prayer for your special grandson Noudder.
He sure has gone through a lot...
Can’t remember what all I have told you in past.
DH’s younger brother passed on the 12 of July. Then DH had his 85th birthday the 27th. DH is now the remaining one of 4 boys. Doing a lot of reflecting and been a little down. When the realization hits you that you are the last remaining one of that family there.
Bev I so hope granddaughter can listen to the counselors there. I hope she can realize that the decision she makes regarding how to get out of service will travel with her the rest of her life.
Oh Penny so sorry DH is having some problems with shoulder. I hope a little rest will help but alas I fear things will never be the same,
My dear neighbor had shoulder surgery and she thought she was doing o.k. (She was) but then decided she could lift some heavy stuff etc too soon. Sigh more surgery required for her and it has taken a toll. She is getting impatient again.
So many I need to remark to but will do it in time.
Re cave I did leave it clean and redecorated a little. Now if I could just do some of that work in actual house? Ha.
Ah so much easier in ones imagination.
I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics .Liked most of it but some confused me but then if it isn’t all explained on some I am slow on uptake.
I must be in the minority as gymnastics’ is not my choice of sports.
I like a to watch some of it but to me standing on tiptoes waving arms around with fingers flipping in air then running and rolling on mat is not my idea of gymnastics.
Stay well all.
Keep all those pics coming. Love them
Penny we are due for another one of Miss A tell DD.
Good morning ladies, Foggy out in my neighborhood this morning. Ahhh, a short shower of rain. Election day and soooo glad I did the early voting. Big one here for the county. Commission Chairman and Sheriff are up for grabs. So glad I do not work the polls any more. Haven't in years.
Zora - Wow, you hit the jackpot with the bow. Think I would sell it rather than try to swap out at the store. You can sell and buy all the cast iron you wanted and still have money left.
Margaret - Hope all was well at the Drs. I am enjoying the Olympic's so much. Usually don't watch that much of the summer one's but I have this time. Was looking at picture's on Yahoo of Princess Ann's daughter on her horse. She is a beautiful girl.
Cilla - Thanks for the hugs. They came at a very needed time.
Rosie - Slide over I may need the cave for a few days. Sometimes life just plain stinks and nothing you can do about it. Marti was here for a visit and is headed back home. She was a sweetheart.
Sandy - Hope John will feel better soon. It is hard when you begin to lose family members. It gets to a point where you have no one. A friend of mine is the only one left in his family. Over the years he has lost his parents and 2 brothers. He is my age so he is not an old man. Loved Poncho. With the colors I can imagine how beautiful when the sun hits him.
Beverly - Please encourage DGD to talk to someone. She really sounds so depressed.
Will see you all later. Have a great day.
Hugs, love, and prayers for all.
Well I haven't totally melted onto the floor yet but sure feel it won't take many more hot days before I do. Had a few cool nights so air was off for sleeping but those nights are gone as well. The weatherman said the only good part of the end of July is that we won't see any more 100 temps. YIPPEEE!!! UGH
Tippy cake picture was just precious. I too love horses.
Beverly hope your dgd can get some help and very soon. Dh had a cousin who went into the service for all the wrong reasons and finally got discharged but that has stayed with her all her life.
Zora now don't you know you will always win something you "really" don't want. LOL. Now did you forget about the "grammy" beans you could have taken. LOL
Penny hope dh's shoulder is doing better once again. Men, they just seem to get so impatient. Happy Dance for Miss A and her big girl panties.
Don't remember much else and didn't open up another window so will just wish everyone a great day and send prayers up to all who need them.
Good day, everyone! It's another nice day, least for now...clouds and humidity are moving in, and we may get rain. Sorry I didn't get to chat yesterday. The whale watch was fantasic! We saw dolphins early in the trip out to Jeffrey's Ledge which is a submerged mountain about 25 miles off the coast of Newburyport. (Click on the orange just under mouth in Portsmouth) to see it in this link. http://www.gulfofmaine.org/gommi/coverage-map.php It takes about an hour to travel there. Saw lots of sea birds. Shearwaters - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shearwater, Wilson's Storm Petrals - http://www.neseabirds.com/Stormpwsp.htm, Eider ducks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Eider, lots of gulls and terns. The ocean had 5 foot swells and a bit of chop, but the boat plowed right along. Got a bit of a wind burn as we stayed on the outside deck the whole time. Next we saw a couple of Minke whales. http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=230 Seeing them got everyone excited, but the best was yet to come. About 15 minutes later we came upon a group of Finback whales cooperatively feeding. Got so close to them (and they were very unconcerned!) that we could see the markings on their backs. http://www.necwa.org/finback.html One was named "Ladder" because of scars on his back from a boat propeller. Fantastic sight. On the way back, we were treated to the sight of a Blue Fin tuna chasing a school of herring that was frantically trying to out maneuver the tuna. They were leaping out of the water! Tuna charged right into the middle of the "bait ball" and scored a meal. Bill was able to see the tuna because he had ducked around the other side of the boat. I asked him if it looked like "Charlie", and he reported that this one didn't have a hat!!! LOL. Bluefin tuna is usually shipped to Japan for sushi; we eat the Yellowfin tuna from the can. One Bluefin can fetch $1000 on the market!! Got home midafternoon, but all of that fresh air just pooped me out!!! We have two more tickets for another watch that we will probably do later in August.
Zora - National Cheesecake Day...I'll make a bleu cheese cheesecake and be very happy with it!!! Used to make mini-ones for the holidays, but now we don't entertain all that much. Hope you get a good trade for the bow. [As a kid, I and the neighborhood kids my age, would play a "survival" game. Had to have a homemade bow and straight stick arrows!!] After I read about you wanting Lodge cast iron, I thought that I would check out my Cabelas' bucks to see if I have enough saved to get a 12-inch cast iron frying pan. Had one beautifully seasoned one once, but foolishly lent it to a friend who was going camping....never got it back; lost the friend, too!! LOL
Margaret - Penzey's has a nice recipe in this catalog for Rye Bread that I thought I would try. Looks easy enough. Do you make a lot of homemade bread? We called mutts Heinze 57, too!!! Had four of them!!!
JP - Liked your poem! Prayers for GGS. How old is he now?
Mabel- Don't spend all of your tip in the same place! LOL That was very nice of them to do that; shows that they appreciated you! Isn't that a nice feeling?
AnnB- "They'll" have to shoot both of us...I'm not interested in the Olympics, either!!! I admire them, their abilities and committment, though.
Tippy - That was a "good" busy, you were. So many people need help these days. Beautiful cake! OMGoodness...quarantine! Scary! Hope things are better with your DD now!
Beverly - Saw your post about the zucchini bread...yum! Hope your DGD manages to emerge from that black hole. Send her some hugs from me!!! Loved the dog video!
Rosie- Miss you! Hurry out! Have you heard from Doreen?!
Sandy - Glad to have you back! LOVE your heat joke!!!!! Does Poncho send a rainbow to the wall when the sun shines on him? I have a prism paperweight that I have on my pantry window. Every sunny afternoon, I get rainbows on the opposite wall...cheerful!
Penny - OH, hope DH's shoulder is better! Glad you visit with DD and Miss A was a good one. Yum on the meatloaf! Do you use bread/breadcrumbs? I use oatmeal most of the time. Once I used salsa and crushed corn chips...came out good!!! We ride up to the flagship LLBean store in Freeport at least once a year - we pack a picnic and go to Wolfe's Neck State Park about 5 miles from the store. http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/search_name.pl?state_park=31&historic_site=&public_reserved_land=&shared_use_trails=&option=search There are many osprey nests right on the shore to look at...neat.
NanZ- Hi! Love your sorority names! The closest I have to a dime store is Big Lots. Love going there!
Brenda - Did you find anything at the Christmas shop?
Nan - Hope it cools off for you. My AC is off today, but will be on probably tonight through the weekend. UGH!
Hope everyone has a super afternoon and evening. Waving to everyone! Thanks again for your friendships!!
NAN~~IF the weathermen are right. ugh! It was only supposed to be in the upper 80's or possibly 90 for us yesterday and we reached 97 degrees at the hottest point. Garden is kapoot! We are getting tomatoes to ripen the size of large cherry tomatoes off of the 'big canning' tomato plants. At least we get a taste. Even the eggplant which is a Middle Eastern climate loving plant is done for.
The news this morning had the DNR on saying that they have never seen the marshlands in such bad shape in all of their recorded history.
BEVERLY~~Adorable video. Isn't that the way we feel when we enter the "cave" around here?
BRENDA~~Super big hugs to you today.
I feel for your friend being the last one in his family too.
SANDY~~My heart goes out to John.
I love your 'corn' siggy. LOL
I saw on FB that Poncho was not a real bird. I couldn't tell in the pic on the BB yesterday. My screen is little and my eyes are not what they should be.
Poncho is beautiful. Great placement of 'him' to reflect the light and brighten your day.
ROSIE~~I hope SammieSu gets a good report from the vet.
Shower curtain? You mean there's a shower in there? I thought that's what the air freshener sitting on the table was for.
Hi NANCY B~~I did see your post this morning. Good to see you anywhere you decide to hang out. On those jokes....."G R O O O A A A N N!!!
ANN~~Waving to you too. Will check out some of those links.
CILLA~~That kayak racing is something else. I think riding in those things is a feat of athletic brilliance anyway.
When my oldest son did a summer-long Outdoorsman Course of epic perportions when he was trying to "find himself" they did a lot of kayaking in the Boundry Waters. He said it was brutal.
Naps are good! 'grin'
Yep MARGARET~~They are Heinz 57 dogs here too. We even refer to ourselves as having Heinz 57 ancestory sometimes.
ZORA~~I don't think some people think before they open their mouths but that neighbor of my friend is a case for "Never Say That" hand-directory.
I saw you mention LL Bean and my brain read it "Mr. Bean" and I thought they had a catalog out about him. LOL
Guess he is close on my mind after the opening ceremony at the Olympics.
I LOVE Mr. Bean shows. I can't get them anymore and don't even know if he is doing anything these days for tv.
I don't travel through a goofy Round-About without thinking of him. ha!
I'm off to have some lunch. I made a big pot of Gluten Free chicken 'noodle' soup. First time trying it and it is yummy.
Pork roast, potato salad and sweet corn for dinner tonight.
We still have canned food to deliver so that's what we will do after DH gets home. What a blessing this company's donation is to our community.
Hi, I'm home or at least sleeping here, been running since I got home, today I'm going to get off here and read for the rest of the day, just don't feel like doing anything else.
I agree with NanB's method on the eggs, BUT when I drain them I shake the pan to get the eggs thoroughly cracked and then the cold water. Lets the water in and they shrink and even fresh eggs peel easily.
Talk to you later. Pat
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