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Now you can blame Cilla for the thought of the day cause she started with Gordon Lightfoot. I listen to several of his on Utube then found a link to CB McCall's "Convoy". Then Jerry Reed's "Are you from Dixie?" and ended up with "Eastbound and Down".
Then Bob came back from the meeting and we got in to 60's rock. So we had a good evening. He even remembered to get milk on the way home found a gallon at Walgreen's for $2.99. Not a bad price now days! Yikes you know it is bad when the main topic of conversation is where to get a good price on groceries.
I spent the morning finding parking at the New Orleans Airport. Thought I found a really good deal spend the night at the Hilton and leave the car in the lot there for up to 7 days then take their shuttle to and from the airport then I discover rooms are $219 a night. I don't think so even with free parking!
Thought of the Day-EastBound and Down loaded up an' trucking!-Smokey and the Bandit!
Today is National S'mores Day. S'mores are a favorite campsite treat for young and old kids. If you're at a campfire, chances are, there's S'mores. Sticky and gooey, and loaded with sugar and carbs, S'mores are nothing short of delicious. Who was the first person to create S'mores? We don't know. But, we're all sure glad they did!
National S'mores Day celebrates this tasty summer treat. It's appropriately placed in August...campfire prime time. But, don't limit your consumption of S'mores to the campfire. They are popular with kids year round, and can be baked in the oven or microwave.
The origin of S'mores dates back to the 1920's. It's believed the recipe was created by the Campfire Girls. Girl Scouts soon discovered it, and found it to be choclatey delicious. Before ling, S'mores became a campfire staple for everyone. S'more folklore suggests that S'mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted "gimme some more!"
While much is written about National S'mores Day, our research has been unable to verify that this is an officially recognized national day (which requires an act of Congress). Don't let that stop you from celebrating this day with a few S'mores.
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!
Anybody got any idea's on things to do in or around Houston. I have only been once and we saw the big Livestock Show and an Astro's game. I will see Rosie hopefully Friday, then the big weekly antique car swap Saturday. I would just like to hang out visit and talk but Kelly seems to think we need to do something every minute we are there. Maybe he and Pogo are related!
NancyB-Much easier he thinks. And it is a few miles further to this place than where he is now but not that much difference. I am allowed 2 carry-on each on my flight. So my big purse and my computer bag. Then I figured out I have 2 more big bags that fit the carryon size I can take.
Sandy-love you cup!!
Tippy-Pasta in Chili!! Yuck!! Have fun in Florida! Any time for side trips?
AnnB-Awful about the child left in the car! I hope someone is punished for that!
Brenda-So glad the car came in under estimate for once!!
Nan-I am actually not looking forward to flying with all the restrictions on the passengers now.
Ann-Wow I know the birding trip was an experience to remember.
Penny-Bet it didn't take the towels long to dry today!!
Night all and Hugs
Zora did you realise you started today twice? guess you are excited about your trip,thanks for opening every day for us.
I think this cat of mine knows when I am chatting to you all or just reading what you have to say, she sits almost on my lap and keeps knocking my arm or puts her tail over the keypad, she does not seem todo it other times.I made a fruit cake for Trevor and have left some out for you all to enjoy.
Nanb hows your back today?
AnnB That story about the baby is so sad,how can people be so silly?
Brenda glad car is cheaper then you thought.
Egee hope we get to see your crochet when you have them all done.
Cilla that looks like a lovely light house.
Sorry forgot to ask what are smores?
Morning! We don't have an Applebees around here anymore. There's a link in Recipes, August 7 for "Applebees Restaurant Recipes". Looks good! There's one recipe for Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad and one for Orange Glazed chicken. I'll be back later...time for breakfast!
They says you can not do that with 2 post!! I part the way fixed it!!
I have a big morning at the foot dr.'s - pardon me - at the podiatrist's- to have the callus on the bottom of my foot removed. I hope it is true that the 3rd time is a charm as this is the 3rd time (and 2nd dr.) I used to have it done 1ce a year. I think they aren't digging deep enuf. It is predicted that we will have rain so hope I don't have to slosh thru water to get there. Think I'll put off watering outside.
For umpteen years the Steak and Shake restaurant has served chili OR chili mac so it is nothing new (or good in my book!)
When would Bob be thinking about starting the new job? Would he be working at both places then? He's awfully busy for an un-working person!
Ta ta for now. NanB
Had my smores last night after dinner of grilled steak & boiled shrimp!! Everything was delicious!!
Have a mandatory meeting this morning concerning the fair so we should have a crowd at the homemakers meeting.
Margaret, you start with graham crackers, marshmallows & chocolate bars...toasting your marshmallows over a campfire (or a grill). Then you put your hot marshmallow on the graham cracker, top with a piece of chocolate then top with another graham cracker...it goes ooey-gooey and delish!! We used to do this in Girl Scouts...it's a camping favorite. We used those BIG marshmallows...oh, my...divine!!
Obviously I didn’t make it back yesterday…but the good news is I didn’t kill anyone at the grocery store, but those three stockers were in grave dinner. After I got back, put up the groceries and had lunch I made some strawberry lemondade scones….omg good….salted nut bars, supposed to taste like a Payday, but even though it came close, there were way too many peanuts….and then noticed my peaches were getting a bit wrinkly so quickly made those up into a cobbler. Walt made Paninis for supper.
Zora, can’t help you much on Houston. I left as soon as I could. Plus my idea of fun would be totally different than anyone else’s. Give me a camera, a map, a GPS and point me to a back road. It is also hotter than hades so you probably wouldn’t want to do Old Town Spring even though I used to enjoy going to Wuenshe Brother’s for a chicken salad sandwich. Use the heat as an excuse. I have inked in Friday the 31st….happy dancing. Check out Budget Rentals…their lot has parking and shuttle service for way less than the others, plus they have a freebie day if you park for 4 or something…you can reserve a spot too, which on a holiday weekend might be a good idea.
Good morning Margaret, thank God you nephew is safe. S’mores are a camping/Girl Scout/campfire goodie. Many restaurants now have it on their dessert menu at astronomical prices. Roast a marshmallow, put it on top of a half of a Hershey chocolate bar that is laying on a half of a graham cracker, put top on and squeeze gently. Have wet cloths waiting for faces. If you do make those zucchini fritters/cakes do use a dollop of something on top. I forgot that part and it would have cut some of the sweetness of the zucchini.
Beverly, glad he is home safe…you can smile and breathe (!) again now. Love the pirate…so hometown America, love his work.
NanB, if your podiatrist is as cute as mine you wouldn’t want it to work for at least 10 or 12 visits – grin.
Chili as we Texans know it is spiced beef in a chili gravy, no beans, no tomatoes….beef and spices with enough thickener and water to make a sauce. It can be eaten from the bowl, poured on enchiladas, covering Fritos, or mixed with pasta. Nothing is added to the chili, instead it is used to enhance other food. Chili mac is (was) a favorite in our house…chili, macaroni, cheese and Frito topping. Then Scott had his accident and came home from the rehab hospital for a visit. He was learning to eat again and everything had to me tl he consistency of a thick malt. But he wanted chili mac, and I was at the point in his recovery that anything he wanted he got. You don’t want to know what chili mac put through a blender looks like….never had it since. LOL.
Brenda, whoohoo on the car!! Guess we all held our mouths right. I have bowls like that too. My most prized one is Grandma’s pear preserve bowl. Now I’m taking pictures of all that stuff for Trish and Sandi so they know the story behind the item…otherwise Grandma’s pear preserve bowl could end up in a garage sale for .25 Of course it still may, but hope to give it a fighting chance anyway.
Sandy, LOL, that side of the desk is neat too. If I wasn’t’ too embarrassed I would take a picture of mine, but then I would have to find the camera buried on the table. My daddy always drank from jelly glasses and white dime store cups. I have several of his cups and at least one of his glasses. I have 4 that I go to, all heavy mug style, nothing fancy like your cup and saucer.
Cilla, good illustration of the s’mores. Have you seen the kits that people are making? I especially like the Peep s’mores. Look nauseating to me but cute.
Sorry not to speak to everyone, but time is up – in fact over – so best get busy. Heading to the Bracken Store for a Bracken Burger and Frings today….drooooooooooooooooooooooooooool. Hugs and prayers to each of you because YOU are loved!
Oooh, I shuddered when I read your posting, NanB! My feet are so sensitive that I can't stand someone to even touch them and to think of digging like that on my foot. Oh, oh! I hope iit isn't too sore for you. Will you be able to walk on it?
Zora: I have only been to Houston once, years ago, and we went over to Galveston and the Gulf where my children had lots of fun fishing in the surf. The little fish were so plentiful that they would catch something constantly. They threw them back, of course, but they sure enjoyed the fishing........BTW, what are you doing with your fur babies while you are gone?
Margaret: DD has been watching the Olympics every night. I think she is hooked! She likes the gymnastics and I have watched that with her. Those Chinese girls are so good at that and diving! I see where they have three more golds than we do. I see that GB has done pretty good for themselves too. Congrats!
Beverly: Happy that you had a big hug from your DGS! It has been so long since I have seen my GC; it seems like a decade or two! I haven't seen my new DGD yet. Her mom has gone back to work so I don't know when I will see her.
My handiman worked for 5-1/2 hours yesterday and got my steps redone. He found water had been getting inside the front steps where the storms hit the most and rotting out the supports! I am sure glad I had someone over to work on them when I did because who knows when one of them would have given under one of us. It could have been a pretty ugly accident. This morning, he will be back to clean my back porch and clean it good, put Deck Wash on to remove any old sealer and then coat the deck with an oil stain that has polyurethane in it. Should give the deck a whole new look as well as protecting it for some time to come. The only thing is, that is where the doggy door is and Ranger can't use it until the stain dries, which takes all day! I think I will send DD away with him for the day to go somewhere. He does not like to go out the front as he got into goatheads out there and has a very good memory!
I detest goatheads and grassburrs. They are similar plants but both are so deceptive. They look just like grass until they get the burrs and they spread like wildfire. When we went to TX one time, we had Jacky with us and it seemed that we could not find a patch of grass for him that wasn't covered in those grassburrs. My DBIL and family live about 40 miles from Houston and DSIl just retired the end of 2011 from a career as an Accountant in Houston.
Is anyone as interested in our Curiosity as I am? I have always been a scifi reader and it seems right out of a scifi book to see Mars explored. I remember reading a book by Edgar Rice Burroughs many years ago about Mars! We should start seeing some good photos of the red planet pretty soon! And, yes, I do read most every other kind of book too as I am a regular readaholic. Except for "nasty" books, I read anything I can get my hands on and usually order five books at a time from our Books by Mail out of Santa Fe. They have come to know me quite well there and we even exchange little conversations when I order by email. I keep a list of 'Good' and 'Bad' authors so I will know who I would like to read more and who I wouldn't want to read again.
Update on that toddler's death in Albuq. The Judge bound her (the aunt) over for prosecution but the family of the toddler are devastated! They say it was an "accident" and, on top of the death of the baby, now they have to go through a prosecution of a family member. I haven't heard what the woman's story is so I can't see yet how they can term it an "accident"
Well, I guess I had better jump in the shower and get dressed this morning as I sure wouldn't want to be caught in my pjs by my handiman. Waving at all..............
Good Morning Ladies, Hope all is well with each of you. No special plans for the day. Will take things as they come today. Please keep the family of a friend of mine in prayer. Their oldest daughter lost her husband about 3 mo. ago. He was only 54. Last Saturday they lost their middle daughter. She had an anurism. She was only 44 and had 2 sons. I know how hard it is to lose family so close together.
Zora - Anyone want my smore's you are welcome to them. Not a favorite. Now I do love Smokey and the Bandit. Pack those carry-on's tight. The way I pack a tight suitcase is to roll up what goes in it. Doesn't get wrinkled and packs good.
Margaret - Sometimes I think our furbabies know us better than anyone else.
Beverly - The best thing in the world are those arms around your neck. For a few minutes everything in the world is good.
NancyB - Hope all goes well at the podiatrist this morning.
Cilla - You are more than welcome to my smore's. I love a roasted marshmellow (do not like them "raw") I know a marshmellow is a marshmellow.
Rosie - You were a busy girl yesterday. I just have to have beans in my chili and don't want it real soupy. Ewwwww, no I don't want to know what that blender concoction looked like. That is a great idea on the pictures of "prized" possessions. I will have to do that. I have several items that have a story behind them. A scrapbook of treasures, thanks for idea. Have a great day.
AnnB - Daddy was like that about his feet. You could get within a half inch and not touch it and he would jump and shiver. Couldn't stand it. He also slept with one eye half open. I agree, there is no way if you put a child in a car, you get them out when you get where you are going. The only exception is if the child disappears while riding in the car and I think that is a slim to none chance. I say hang her by her toes in the hot sun all day. Let me get off the soapbox.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs, love, and prayers for all.
Afternoon to everyone, have a load of jeans on the line, whew, that's enough of the outside for me today, another HOT one.
Zora....Ha, I'm thinking I'd rather talk about the price of groceries than what this guy ALWAYS talks about.....politics. Totally hijacked a conversation yesterday when I told him about gossip I'd heard at the bank....OMG, he ended up preaching about the current governor, blah, blah blah. Hmmmm, been years & years since I've been to Houston, went to the Hard Rock Cafe there years ago, DH's sister lived there several years ago. No thanks on the S'mores....they're ok, but can live without them.
Rosie....Ha, tomorrow is my day for the grocery, get ready. DH came in a little bit ago, heading to Harbor Freight....invited me to go.....ummmm, gee, no thanks cleaning the bedroom....REALLY?.....bit the comment off my tongue....you wanna go to the grocery tomorrow? Just shaking my head! Think the heat has gotten to him.
NanB....my DD #2 absolutely cannot stand anyone touching her feet....LOL....poor Miss A can't even do it.
Speaking of Miss A, DD had to take off work today, had to take her down to Indianapolis for a 6 mo. check up on her eyes, she called a bit ago, all is well, said the eye is gaining strength, keep wearing the glasses. Yep, told DD that's just fine, she got started so early with them it's just going to be who she is!!!
Brenda....hugs & good thoughts for your friends....too much sadness for one family.
Tomorrow we're supposed to get rain & cooler temps, can't get here fast enough for me. DH informed me this morning he seems to think he's going to get another picking of GB...oh whoopie!
Hope everyone is having a good day, see ya all later.
Afternoon, everyone! The humid weather is back today...gasp! I'm waiting for the sun to move so I can water the side garden...looks rather wilted. Bill trimmed the vines and stuff in the back yard this morning before it got too uncomfortable out. Now for the front of the house...maybe next Monday!! Mom and I visited DB and did a few things for him. He is not fully recovered from the infection, but the IV antibiotics end today.
Just made sweet and sour green cabbage that we will have with grilled kielbasa and pierogis tonight (and another night).
Anyone check out the Applebee's thread in Recipes yet?
As a girl scout, I had S'mores many times; too sweet for me now.
Zora - Can't help you with Houston travel plans; never been. Are you a member of AAA? You can get free "Tripticks" and other info, but I suppose the Internet is just as helpful for gathering info. Can you get one of those airport vans to bring you to and from the airport? I don't think it's much more than parking fees would be. Sometimes you can get Rental Car coupons on the internet from Hertz and Budget. Check out www.rentalcarmomma.com.
NanB- Hope your foot is not sore!! I had a plantars wart one time in the middle of my foot...had to be dug out...ugh...sore.
Beverly - Bat heads/faces remind me of Medieval gargoyles!!! Warm fuzzies from GS...bliss! Your siggy looks like a Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post illustration! I love his artwork. His hometown of Stockbridge, MA is a couple of hours drive from Lawrence; Bill has been; I have not, yet!
Cilla - Yum on the grilled steak and boiled shrimp. How do you do your shrimp...? Did you happen to see "The Chew" today...they cooked extra jumbo shrimp with a coconut "something". What caught my attention was the fact that the guy who was cooking them said he would charge $7 per shrimp when he caters!!!
Rosie - Like Brenda, I think your idea of taking pictures of treasures is a good one. Man, we have three floors...our house, mom's and the attic (and some stuff in the cellar!).... We have my mom's brother's family in Virginia, Georgia, and North Dakota, her sister family in New York and Massachusetts....Texas chili...on corn pasta???? Tippy could eat that!!! We still have to finish Buck's chili, but I want to make Texas chili to try...using my pressure cooker.
I've run out of chat....hope everyone has a fantastic evening.
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