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06-02-2009, 11:23 AM
Good morning gals. I am later than usual this morning as I was able to sleep in again and took advantage of it. I am so mad. The pool was still locked yesterday so I called someone about it and seems they had not opened it yet and were to decide last night what they were going to do about it at the board meeting. I haven't heard so if I don't get a flyer in the next couple days, I will call my contact back and see what is up. We don't go to the board meetings and I suppose we should but by 7 pm we are usually settled in for the night on most nights. We rarely go anywhere at night anymore.

Maggie: I just have to be careful posting recipes because a lot of them aren't my own and don't want to get into trouble. I guess if I give credit to where I got them then it would be ok. Most of the things I cook are not by recipe and I don't have exact measurements for spices and such. I will see what I can do though. I too would love a house. That is a lovely thing to do and think about us.

Jean: I have cleaning to do today, but I would really like to knit the other front piece to Jackson's sweater today. I have the back and one side down. I have never done a raglan sweater so we shall see how it goes together. Hope I am not like Lucy and the sleeves come out backwards or something...:)

I got an email from Kelly about T's birthday dinner. He wants to go to the Melting Pot, which is a fondue place. She was sweet and gave us the option of just going with him later, but enjoy having the whole group together when we can (Tom's parents and sister and Tom, Kelly, Thomas and Us) so I talked to Jack and we decided to go. We are going to use that as our one going out meal for June and not overdo on the fondue part but eat more of the veggies and stuff. I kind of feel bad because he is only getting one thing from us for his birthday, but the darn thing costs $169 so it is going to be just one gift this year. It amazes me how much these companies can squeeze out of people. I mean, I know it takes technology and such to make these handheld things with all the gadgets, but I still feel they rip the public off. I am hoping his other games are compatible with this thing and I think they are as this is sort of an upgraded version of something he already has.

Thomas leaves for Washington DC in a week and I am sure he is all excited about that. They must be going there for Jackson's birthday, which is a week from tomorrow. Good grief, I better let them know about his present as it may ship while they are in DC. I just thought about that. Her sister and bil can take it into the house as the live there in town and will probably watch the dogs and cats for them.

Well, this is absolutely getting nothing done. I had better get to it. Have a nice Tuesday!

06-02-2009, 02:44 PM
Good afternoon, ladies! A hot one in the 90s today!

FAYE, I'll bet your pool hasn't opened for the same reason many around me haven't - actually I read about it in the newspaper this morning - there is a new Federal law and all pools must have come sort of a cover installed over the water outlet so that people aren't sucked in. Many can't afford it and many will be opening late. You can blame it on the Republicans.

What's the law?
Daily Press
June 2, 2009

• On Dec. 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, named after the daughter of Nancy Baker and the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker. Graeme Baker died in June 2002 after the suction from a spa drain trapped her under the water.

• The act specifies that on or after Dec. 19, 2008, public swimming pool and spa drain covers must meet specific performance requirements.

• In certain instances, public pools and spas must have additional devices or systems designed to prevent suction entrapment.

Measure the sweater front and find a zipper that is that length (if you are lucky). If you can't find the exact length, you can leave a little open at the bottom or buy a longer zipper and shorten it from the top.

Fondue sounds like fun - enjoy!

MAGGIE, I'd love to have a house. I'll put some recipes in the thread over the weekend.

JEAN, I have a BS in Computer Science and finished half the work for my MS but burned out on working fulltime and going to school at night and never finished. The DQ by my house doesn't accept coupons, but a couple others do - different franchise owners.

My exercise bike was delivered yesterday so I started assembling it and was moving along just fine until I got to the part about attaching the cable. Cable was just plain to short to do what they said. I sent the company an email last night and today I got one back saying they are sending me a new cable, sorry for the inconvenience, and they are sending me a coupon for a free DVD from their website.

Have a good day, ladies, I'm going to try to stay cool!

06-02-2009, 04:02 PM

I am being totally lazy this day and I don't have a clue why but I am enjoying it. Staying within my points and hoping for another loss but uaually I don't three weeks in a row now days. I'll take what I get and not spin around on it. We got some righteous thunder last night but not much of anything else. Marble sized hail did cover the lawn but melted quickly.

DONNA FAYE Kids nowdays toys do cost a small fortune. While growing up my father made a lot of our toys and none of us are worst for wear for not having computers or electric gadgets back then. AH, but times have chaned haven't they. The recipes I post didn't come out of books and have been passed around and changed through the times. If I do post one from a publication I will mention that however, I don't entend on making any money for them or claim them as mine. I do like to give credit where credit is due. A lot of my recipes have been lightened and most are salt free or low salt anyway.

JEAN How is being retired doing for you?

SUSAN I wonder why they even sent that short belt in the first place. Hope your replacement gets there soon. I'll need your mailing address when it comes time to ship your house. You can e-mail it to me if you would and I'll put it in my "don't forget it" book.

Have a lovely afternoon Magnolias. I will be making an egg dish for dinner. A baked thingie with a bit of bacon in it. If it turns out good (first time trying) I just may post it. Type at y'all later. :wave:

06-02-2009, 06:33 PM
Good Afternoon, Flowers! I thought we would get up to rain, but it is just cool and cloudy. We do need rain; the weatherman says this has been the driest spring yet. Bob finally got a hold of his "hometown" church secretary and we took MIL's memorial $$ over there late this morning. We need to recount but think it was close to $1000 plus whatever was sent to the church in the first place; we also have money to go to our own local church.

We made a quick trip to Sioux City to check siding at Menard's. Our "barn" needs to either be replaced or new siding put on. I voted for replacement and Bob thought he could have the siding put on and then he would have time to paint it before it got too hot. He'd save about $400 if his time isn't worth anything. ;)

"Gma" -- I hope that your pool will open soon. I have a wool sweater that my mom made (knitted) for my dad when he was in service. Looking at it, I wonder if it ever fit him. :lol: Each stitch is perfect; I don't know why I am saving it except that it is a connection to my parents. Back in the '60s when we were married everyone got a fondue pot . . . except us. Bob says it takes too long to get a meal by dipping one bite at a time. :lol: Tech toys are expensive that's for sure. I would think that Thomas is old enough to understand expense/quality vs. quantity. I'm sure he will be thrilled!

Susan -- I admire you for putting your bike together! :yes: Our DQ has a new owner and it's been repainted to look like south of the border. :( Needless to say we don't eat there; we may try to use the coupon going through the drive-in window part for ice cream. I saw the TV news clip about the pool drains. I thought there were going to be exceptions depending on the size of the drain. It's surprising, or maybe not, that there wasn't a safety size in place from the beginning. I needed one more class for a library science major but never got it. We had just gotten married and Bob was leaving for Vietnam. I thought I could do it in summer school and it wasn't offered that summer. In the fall I had student teaching and then started teaching my own class in Nov., so never did take the class. Believe me I have kicked myself many times over the years. Now most libraries want/require a MS.

Maggie -- Good luck at WW today! :D I don't feel retired at all! :no: I don't think it will sink in until workshop days start in August.

I need to finish my last 5 thank yous so they can go out today. Have a great "rest of the day!"

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

06-03-2009, 06:26 AM
Good morning gals. Had to get the trash out as they sometimes come as early as 6 am. I was a little uncomfortable at 1 am so came downstairs to the recliner. I am having gas issues with regards to what I eat now and it can be quite painful until it dissapates. I put on a heating pad and I was able to go back to sleep.

Well I guess the board meeting was nothing short of a big shouting match. They ended up deciding to only open the pool on Sat and Sun and they are going to meet at the end of the month to decide what to do. Why bother and then you should give us money back as this is part of our maintenance fee. It isn't like there is something wrong with the pool and needs to be fixed or it is contaminated. It is that they are having big security issues here I guess and don't want problems at the pool too. Unfortunately, we have a lot of trash that lives here now as we have a lot of what I can trancient renters. They either stay a year or they sneek out in the middle of the night. Renters I thought were good I guess tore the condo next door apart. They had to replaster and paint and tear up and replace carpeting and fumigate too. I guess you never know. So it is the treadmill or outside for me and it is so humid here already that I don't know if I am going to walk in the neighborhood. I may go at least once a week and go walk in the mall. It is a drive across town, but at least it will be an interesting walk! :)

Jean: Jack's dad had a rust colored fuzzy sweater he wore when he got sick all the time. It hangs in Jack's office closet. He won't part with it and that's fine. I would imagine Jay will keep it when we are gone. I guess you could look at it the other way too and if you had something none too fatty, you could lose weight eating little chunks as long as you didn't keep eating and eating! :D I am sure we will have a grand time with him and his grandparents and parents and aunt.

Maggie: I contributed a couple quick recipes. As I feel like typing it all out, I will add more. If I could just transfer what is in my head onto the site, it would probably just roll out. I made the lasagna last night. Jack loves my lasagna (he hates ricotta or even cottage cheese so I have to use the cheddar and moz combo) but the calories and fat are outrageous. I used to use a package of each kind of cheese for one lasagna. So I decided I could tone it all down and I did. The test came when Jack ate it and I got an A++ for it so guess it came out a-ok.

Susan: Thanks for the info. Just to be on the safe side, I may have someone at the fabric store measure and tell me what one to buy. I am making a deep purple called raisin so I can put a black zipper in if I can find the correct size that fits. Have fun with your bike. I have been thinking about getting one I saw on TV. I think I would enjoy bike riding. We got my cuisinart ice cream maker last night. I want to try and make some lowfat ice cream and sorbet and stuff. They had a cool recipe for fudsicle ice cream where you used pudding. You can use ff sugar free pudding with it too. That might be something to try.

Well gals, I am going to unload the dishwasher and maybe knit. I am on Jackson's sleeves now so I am buzzing right along. Have a great hump day and stay cool. Faye

06-03-2009, 11:07 AM
Good Morning, Flowers! I've got to call the vet and get our furry son in for his shots and claws trimmed. I wish I could talk Bob into doing that. Otherwise, it is vacuum the fur/dust bunnies and begin my clean and pitch in the garage. It's a cool 62 degrees and breezy in my neighborhood this morning.

"Gma" -- It is too bad you can't have a key to the pool and lock yourself "in" when you and Jack want to swim. Since it is part of your ownership and you pay maintenance to keep it up, I would think you could/should have some say in the matter. But then again, what do I know? :shrug:
I know when we rented different apartments, the condo, or the house we treated them as if they were our own. I know most renters don't do that. :( Good luck wiith finding a zipper!

Well, I need to get busy! I've had my shower, had coffee, and read the newspaper -- need to get dressed and moving. Have a great day!

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

06-03-2009, 01:56 PM

We had some more rain last evening. It soaks in and we need it. Our lawn is looking better. I got another couple houses cut out and will grind the edges later this day. Got a call from a gentleman married to a lady I had given a house to. They are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and he wanted to purchase a couple houses for his lady. He wants them by the 27th and I can do that. I am thinking of throwing in an outhouse and gazebo also. I need to make a glass order soon. If push came to shove I could sell him a couple of the houses I made to keep since they are already all fixed up. But since I have the time I think I will build a couple for him. It is always nice to have a couple houses on hand when someone wants one quick but he called and gave me plenty of time to build them. He wants me to pick the style. I'll make two that will go good in a grouping with the one I gave her. I imagine before all is said and done he will want me to build her a whole village.

JEAN Weigh day for me is Saturday. I just wrote that to help me keep my FOCUS. Got to keep it ever close in my mind or I could lose my grip. Do you get your kitty trimmed? We know some folks that do and it sure cuts down on those fur balls. The kitty we will get for Ragg Mopp will have to be short haired for sure.

DONNA FAYE Gas issues should ease when your system gets used to your new way of eating. Too bad about that pool. I copied your lasagne recipe and will give it a go for sure. I posted a few of my "helps" today. I hope you are able to find a suitable zipper. Should be able to since you will have the sweater with you when you shop for one.

Will is out of black ink for his printer so is making a Wall-Mart trip and will swing by Wendie's and get me a nice salad. That will work.

Have a wonderful "humpday" folks. :wave: Type at y'all later.

06-03-2009, 03:15 PM
Good afternoon, ladies. Another hot one!

I found an interesting article on Prevention. I'm passing on the link if you might want to take a look at "A Perfect Day of Eating."

MAGGIE - I'll send you my address via email. My favorite Wendy's meal is 8 points - Grilled Chicken Caesar salad (half a pack of dressing, no croutons) and a small Frosty. It's not a belt that goes on the bike, it's a long cable that attaches to the tension dial comes down a metal tube and then attaches to a spring hook. I think I could fix it if I stripped off some of the rubber covering and exposed more bare cable. I have a stripper from my old computer support days. The spring hook is on another part so unless you actually tried to connect it, there is no way to know it is too short. Considering how things are made now days, I know there was probably no checking.

JEAN - You know what the HOA is going to say, If we give a key to Faye, we have to give a key to everyone that asks. No guts. They need to do some serious policing of the area.

FAYE - Is all the stuff with your security issues, etc. lowering the value of your property? Since you had a key before, maybe they'll be able to make an exception for you. I'd be interested in that fudgescicle ice cream recipe.

Nothing interesting happening here, just more of the same. Have a good evening.

06-04-2009, 12:37 AM
Just peeking in before I head off to bed . . . .

Maggie -- Ernie goes to the vet tomorrow afternoon. Ever since I was bitten by a stray cat, I have Bob go with me. I won't hold the cat while they give the shots either. I don't want an ER repeat! Your glass creations are keeping you busy! That is good -- I figure if I am doing something with my hands, then I can't feed my face! ;)

Susan -- Thank you for the Prevention link. I always enjoyed the magazine, but let my subscription lapse. You are braver than I to put a bike together! :D I know the difference between a hammer and a screw driver but that's about it. I know you will enjoy your bike when it is finished.

I'm off to check the recipes. Have a terrific Thursday tomorrow!

06-04-2009, 07:12 AM
Good morning to you all. Looks like it rained here last night as the deck is all wet. I wondered because some of my satellite channels wouldn't come in and some did. I ate a good lean cuisine meal yesterday, chicken enchilada with rice. I didn't care all that much for the rice as it tasted like there was lime in it, but I ate it anyway. Jack is finding a variety of meals for himself in the frozen food aisle. He takes them for lunch.

Jean: That is the good thing about knitting. It involves both hands and you have to put it down to do anything. Since I am up to my ears in projects to get done, it keeps me from eating if I feel the need to and shouldn't be hungry. I still have hormonal stuff that I will be ravenous certain days. I am to the point now of it not being an issue most days but others, whew!

Susan: The property value is rock bottom in this area because of the riff raff that lives around here now. This used to be a prime area to live in but not anymore. We have severel apartment complexes around us and then housing to the north a bit, but the apartments seem to be the places where the gang and drug activity occur and I know they have been fighting that for several years here since there are so many condos that are landlord owned now. One of the biggest problems money wise with this place is they let the owners get thousands of dollars in arrears in maintenance fees. That means either the paying folks take the brunt because they either raise the fees or provide less services. If they would squeeze the people to pay their fees, but the problem is, though then can take your property if you are 6 months in arrears or more, the condo association doesn't want the darn things as they don't sell. We have a couple of condos here that have been on the market at least 3 years! I saw the other day they took two of them off the market. They are old and a lot of them need big repairs like major plumbing, new kitchens and such so no one wants to put that kind of money in them. We would love to tear out cabinets and countertops and replace them besides the flooring throughout the house and put in all new plumbing fixtures and such, but we don't have the money for that sort of thing.

Maggie: We had a tabby and it is short haired and still shed a lot. I think it is the way of a cat. You could get a hairless one, but I think those poor cats are so ugly. Besides, if Ragg Mopp wants to play I would think a hairless cat could get hurt easily. Hope you have fun creating a new house and assessories so t speak. I have a throw, two pillows, a toddler sweater, a toddler hat and a boy's sweater all on needles! Right now though, Thomas's sweater is sitting in a bag. I just started it to see the color combo. I haven't worked on the throw much but am on the pillows and sweater and hat so I can finish them up.

Well gals, I hear Jack. Think I will fix him some sausage gravy this morning. Have a great day today and hope it is summery where you are.

06-04-2009, 11:37 AM
Good morning, ladies! Its only 74 today - 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. We had a thunder and lightening storm last night.

I have a busy day today - work, chiropractor, and quilting bee. Fun!

06-04-2009, 11:54 AM
Good Morning, Flowers! The sun is shining and it is warmer today. The TV says rain through the weekend and the paper says sunshine. I wonder who will be right?! My biggy for the day is to take Ernie to the vet this afternoon as well as visit another grocery store for the things I forgot yesterday. The one store has a hanging planter that a mother robin built a nest in. She is sitting on 3 eggs and there is a "not for sale -- Mother Robin at work" sign posted close by. There was a picture in the paper; I just hope the hoodlums will leave her alone. Since they are building a new store it is a busy place and no grass growing anywhere close by. I wonder where she is finding worms or what she will feed her babies.

"Gma" -- The same thing happened to the apartment complex where we lived in Minneapolis. It was the elite area back in the '70s and when we visited in 1994, it was run down, junk cars all over, obvious outside repairs were needed, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if they aren't even there now. Sad! You do have the knitting projects to work on! :yes: Isn't there a saying about busy fingers or hands?

Susan -- You do have a busy day planned! I hope it was a good one! I'll bet the quilting bee was the best part. :D

I am dressed so need to get moving. The guy is coming to reside our shed and I need to be gone when he gets here -- he likes to visit too much!

Have a great day!

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

06-05-2009, 10:35 AM
Good Morning, Flowers! The sun is shining, still no humidity, and just a teeny breeze -- I love it! I know it's too cold for swimming, but otherwise I could take this weather all summer long. I have the dishwasher and washer both working, and I need to vacuum the fur/dust creatures. I'm meeting a friend for lunch so need to get my chores done before I go. I'll probably end up getting groceries afterwards along with all the other "old" retired people who come out on Friday afternoons! That's something I said I would never do . . . never say never!

It's been a long time since I was the first one to post for the day. I hope all is ok with everyone and you are just busy getting your day started.

I'm dressed and ready to attack the "creatures" floating around. Have a great day!

Jean -- :wave: from Iowa!

06-05-2009, 11:06 AM
Good morning! Ok, something is topsy turvy here in Magnolia land. Jean is first instead of last to post and I actually didn't post in the middle of the night! :lol: I am fit as a fiddle and raring to go! I started out uncomfortable but took something to sleep and zonked out so even though I had to bring Fortune down here last night, I went right back to sleep in the chair and slept until 8 except for kissing Jack goodbye and giving him the everyday, "Have a good day, be careful, I love you."

I made a dr appt yesterday for her to look at my hands and feet and do my yearly refill on my blood pressure meds. About 4-5 days ago, I noticed around the arch side of my foot and my big toe that the skin was just peeling off then my hands started doing it. It has to be something internal as I haven't used the same things on my hands and feet except lotion and I have used this lotion for over a year and it is Johnson and Johnson's baby lotion with aloe so I don't think that is the culprit. It hasn't gotten serious as it isn't cracked, bleeding or even red, but I feel like I am shedding. It looks like when you get lightly sunburned and your skin forms little blisters but without liquid in them. This morning the stuff looks much better on my hands, but I haven't showered yet so don't know about my feet. Unfortunately, because I wanted to see my regular dr and not one of the other ones, I have to wait until the 16th to do so. I like this woman a lot and though she and I have talked about my weight, I broached the subject not her the last time I saw her. She was so nice. Instead of what you usually get from drs she said, "It must be very difficult to do things with your weight as it is." I didn't get the obesity can cause heart attack, diabetes, etc speech or any of that. It is refreshing to have a dr talk to you like an adult instead of a naughty child. I have to set up my asst female tests with her too, but I am just not ready for the colonoscopy yet. I am going to beg off for at least a couple months then I will go through it.

Jean: Hope mama bird can get those babies all raised and out on their own. I have to get the upstairs vacuumed and dusted this morning and get the bed made and the laundry brought down. Jack always brings the basket down with him in the morning, but he is slipping because it isn't sitting n the washer. Since I have to go down the stairs one leg at a time and hold on, it is sometimes hard to carry stuff too. I can do it, but Jack usually just brings it down with him. Most of the time it is only half a load anyway. Have fun with your friend at lunch!

Susan: Hello to you and hope you have a good Friday!

I started a hat for Jackson to go with his jacket yesterday and have about half of it done. I have got to get the one project done, then get his sweater and hat done and then finish the other one, which is the wedding gift and get the pillow going for it. Thomas's sweater will be last in line then I have to figure out what I am going to do next.

Have a great Friday and a fun weekend. If it doesn't rain we are loading up Fortune into his car seat and going for a ride. I think we may start out at Tom Lee park downtown and take him for a walk if it isn't too hot. We want to try out our new video camera. I bought it a few weeks ago as a mother and father's day present to us to have for the cruise. I got a great sale price on it and it has some nice bells and whistles. We can also download videos to send to Jackson since we don't get to see him very often.


06-05-2009, 02:42 PM

Not much going on here today. The man was here to fix the dishwasher and thinks it is a "call back" model and we may get the parts and labor "free." We like free. Anyway the only other thing on my to do menu is to finish up a building I have started. I posted some more yummy recipes that y'all might be interested in. I am only posting yummy ones anyway.;) Tried and true. Well I am being summoned so ~ too hip, gotta go.

Type at y'all later. :wave:

06-05-2009, 05:01 PM
Good afternoon, ladies.

I meant to get back and finish posting yesterday, but didn't make it. I didn't even make the quilting bee. Had major computer problems at work yesterday and I was there until 11 last night getting everything running again.

I went to the Chiropractor this morning since I had to cancel yesterday. When I got back, the cable for my bike was here so I finished putting it together and took my first ride. Fun!

Faye, I always have several quilts in progress so I can switch off when I get tired of one. I see you are the same with your knitting. Maybe we need to add some other skills to our repretoire. That's strange about your hands and feet.

Jean, I hope mama and baby birds make it! I see you are falling into the Friday retirees shopping without too much difficulty. How did Ernie do at the vet?

Maggie, how did we ever get along without dishwashers? I hate doing the job by hand.

Have a good evening!

06-05-2009, 06:41 PM
"Gma" -- I was glad to see the posts this afternoon! That is weird about your hands and feet. I hope it is a temporary thing; my fingers get very dry and will crack and peel, but it is just on a finger and thumb on each hand. I do have a prescription, but also wear a lot of band aides when they get sore. I'm glad you had a good nights sleep. :D It sounds like you have found a nice doctor . . . if they take the time to really listen they are a gem to keep! I will be meeting my new doctor in August; I have to have blood work done and then will meet with him. I usually have my physical, but told the receptionist I'd like to meet him with my clothes on first. :lol: She said she understood and I wasn't the first one to say that. I'm old enough to be his mother! Have fun on your ride and walk!

Maggie -- Thanks for posting the recipes. I will go there from here. :yes: I like "tried and true" the best. Hope your dishwasher repair is minor and free.

Susan -- I feel for you having to stay and fix the computer problems at work. I'm glad you enjoyed your first bike ride. :yes: Do you have different speeds or just "Susan Pedal Power?" I think I beat the retired citizens at the grocery store! Everyone looked pretty young to me. ;)

I have towels to fold and meat to get ready for the grill. Have a nice evening and a great weekend!

06-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Good morning ladies. I have been up for quite awhile, but I made a batch of 2 pt biscuits and fixed Jack some sausage gravy and he had a couple biscuits. I bagged up the rest and put them in the freezer. They freeze well and warm up in the microwave great.

Maggie: I saw your recipes and thought that the cheese soup could be changed to mexican cheese soup by using peppers, corn etc for veggies and instead of regular tomatoes use Rotel then maybe make some tortilla strips out of tortillas baking them instead of frying and putting on the top. :T

Susan: Glad you had a fun bike ride and got all your computer work done. I sat last night during the baseball game and knitted on Jackson's hat and on the pillow. I am almost done with the pillow and can sew it together and put in the insert and be done with it. I need to start the last sleeve on Jackson's sweater today and finish up some stuff so I can work on the sofa throw.

Jean: I am miffed because I went over to the pool this morning and found it still locked up. They said they were going to open it on Saturday and Sunday. I am going to find out when the meeting at the end of the month is and blow my stack about it. I am tired of excuses. If they would make people pay their maintenance fees, they might just have the money to pay someone to watch the pool. GRRRR! I told Jack I want to get out of the house today so we may take off and go somewhere in a little while.

I sent an email to my son yesterday to tell him Jackson's gift was definitely going to be delivered yesterday and hoped he loved it. He emailed me back and said he knows he will as I have good grandson present buying skills. I told him I didn't want to tell him what it was as he might ship it right back. :D Well, I got an email around 10 AM saying his gift got there and I had been a very bad girl! lol I imagine Jackson will be out on the atv as soon as the battery is charged up. I read the reviews (167 in all) and most were 5 out of 6 stars.

Well, I want to get going. Have a good Saturday everyone!

06-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Good afternoon, ladies! More rain, but cooler weather.

I made my grocery run this morning. Peaches, nectarines and pears were $1 a pound, cherries $2.99, blueberries $2.99 pint. Yummy fruit for the upcoming week. Boneless center cut pork chops and Kansas sirloin steaks were buy one get one free so I have meet for at least 10 meals and Idaho potatoes were 5# at half price. I'm making chicken and dumplings for supper.

Jean, my bike is a magnetic resistence model so it has different speeds.

Faye, in VA every public pool has to have a lifeguard when open. It costs our HOA a bunch for the season. At least we don't have people doing damage.

Well, I need to get some laundry going so have a good day!

06-06-2009, 03:28 PM

It is warm here this day. The air came on early. I showed a point 6 of a gain this day but that is par for the course. I had two good losses in a row and then this is just about a maintain. Not to fret. I got a house completely finished so can give it to a gal tomorrow. Her and her husband own the local bowling alley and are gone quite a lot around the country. I know she will be here tomorrow and then gone again so it is a good time to have one ready for her. If by chance she doesn't show up then someone that is on my list that doesn't have one yet will get it. :D

JEAN A young doctor eh? If you don't mind he certainly won't. When we moved to SD and I had to go to the doctor for my yearly I requested the oldest doctor on their staff. They said they had a partially retired doctor they could schedule me with and wondered why I wanted him instead of one of the new young ones. I told them that those older doctors know so much more than what comes out of a book. He was a great old fellow and we had nice chats when I did have to go in.

DONNA FAYE That is the great thing about recipes. You can jazz them up to suit your mood. I make that soup different each time I do believe. I like red chili flakes in it. If Will doesn't plan on having any of it I can make it "mo hotta mo betta." I drank a can of hot V-8 with my cheese toast for breakfast.:o I even sprinkled chili flakes and bacon bits on the melted fat free cheese.

SUSAN Those are late hours your position has you working. But you have to do it when it happens don't ya. I love fruit and your shopping for it made my mouth water. Tis the season. I am planning on making baked boneless center cut chops for dinner. I think I will cook them with some pineapple.

Everyone have a lovely day. :wave: Type at y'all later.