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Old 05-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #16
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Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's not raining! No sunshine either. The basement is drying up in the one room so that's a plus. We are being asked not overload the sewer system until it can catch up with all the rain -- unofficial amount was 10" while official was 7.35". I counted church money this morning and then helped put together 700+ folders for a P.E.O. convention this weekend in Des Moines. I stopped and picked up the gift shop money on my way home so that's ready to deposit. Today is the last day to spend $20 on groceries and get 20 cents off a gallon of gas, so will stop and pick up a few things. Nothing sounds good since we just ate lunch.

"Gma" -- I don't want 90 degrees yet but I would like it a tad bit warmer. You are so organized with your house cleaning chores. I am so "hit and miss" it's pathetic. The fields look like lakes and farmers are getting crabby. Lots of fields will have to be replanted if/when it dries out.

Susan -- Your weather sounds perfect to me! Did you get the computer problem, at work, figured out? Hope so! I need to get back to sorting clothes! I was looking for something over the weekend and found the top but not the slacks. I swear in my next life I will be better organized! I keep telling Bob I need a dresser with bigger drawers to hold sweaters and sweatshirts. He tells me I have too many.

I need to head to the bank. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #17
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It is the same temp we have been having and expected to hit 100º before the day is over with. We were under a tornado watch last evening but nothing formed thank goodness for we don’t want one of those hitting us.

We have been out and about this day and I ate a half of an Arby’s roast beef sandwiches which I count 5p+ for the ½ since it is 9P+ for the whole of it. Went and watched the buffalos for awhile and there is still only one baby frolicking around. Any day now the nursery will be full when the other 3 moms have their babies. My sugar free fat free vanilla latte sure tastes good today for our favorite gal made it. She just has a touch that the other gals don’t. They don’t have a clue how she makes them better nor does she but they are better for we can certainly tell.

For dinner we are meeting our teen friend for dinner at a place called “Cancun” which we hear serves very good meals. It is over very near the collage and the parking lot is generally always full when we drive by. I can surely find something there to eat that is OP. Hopefully his mother and her male friend come along again this time. We have met several teens that are planning to travel when they get out of school and don’t have a clue how they are going to be able to afford it. They don’t want to get a job and then retire before traveling about for they want to travel first. When we traveled about those two years we had an income that kept us going since we had a good retirement plan working for us. We plan on doing some traveling again when we get a motor home but I don’t believe we will be “full timers” again. Maybe, but I doubt it now ~ depends on the economy for it is so iffy these days.

JEAN Thanks so much for that recipe. I plan on taking it to this coming Sundays pot-luck. We don't care for the taste of Mayo so I will be using low fat Miracle Whip instead and a purple onion. I have most of the ingrdients on hand except for the Fritos. I am sure folks will like it and I may not bring any home. That was sure a lot of rain you got hit with. OH my ~ a wet cat is not a happy cat unless it chooses to get in the water. Cecil didn't get wet when he was locked in that shed but he was not happy about that ~ but got over it. My main fridge is a side by side and the freezer is not very wide that it has. I put plastic baskets on the shelves and use them to keep the small packets of frozens stading on their sdes so it is easy to see what is in the basket when it is pulled out. Other-wise it would be a mess in their to find anything. I try to keep "like" items in each basket. The pull out drawer in the new fridge freeze drawer is housing my backing supplies and I have it arrnged to be user friendy. When we get produce to be in cold storage there will be room for that in the fridge part. We have some things in it now to keep it running properly that can be moved back to the main fridge as needed to make room.

DONNA FAYE Isn't it fun to no longer wear a piece of clothing because it is now too big. If you sew at all you can take in some things and still get some wear out of them. I know you are having fun planning your trip to Indiana.

SUSAN WOW ~ down to a size 10. Isn't it wonderful that you have lost so many sizes. I imagine clothes shopping is now fun that you can now have so many choices for your size that are great looking. I wear mostly my SAS shoes because they work best with my brace. I can get by wearing sandals if I know I will not be doing much walking though and have several pair that work with the brace. I just feel more "secure" in my SAS.

I wouldn’t mind this heat so much if the humidity was lower.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:56 PM   #18
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Good Afternoon, Flowers! We had about 20 minutes of sunshine this morning, .07" of rain around noon, a slight breeze blowing, and now it's just cloudy. The weatherman keeps saying that more storms are on the way. Our local newspaper said that 1500 local homes and businesses have water or sewage damage from the last storm. In a nearby town, the river came up so fast that basement walls were caving in. Now that would be scary! I went to get my nails done this morning and need to vacuum when I finish here. The water in the basement is slowing down so that's the good news.

Maggie -- I'm not ready for 100 degree temperatures yet. I'm still waiting for some "nice" spring days! How was your dinner last night? I hope all went well. Do you have room in your kitchen for two refrigerators? You will enjoy having all the extra space!

I have a load of towels ready for the dryer so better keep moving. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!
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Good afternoon gals. It is hot and sunny here today and I am now in possession of all of Jackson's bday gifts. His leggo chest is pretty big so I may just stick a huge bow on it and keep it in the car until he starts unwrapping presents. The box it came in will take two rolls of paper!

Susan: I understand about flat feet. I have always had flat feet and have had to deal with it. I would rather wear either sneakers or sandals as my shoes gap if I wear regular shoes or pumps or something like that. With my knee the way it is, I avoid pumps completely. I have a beautiful brand new pair of formal black sandals that were bought for my son's wedding and my feet swelled so badly I couldn't get them on so I found a pair of slide type black sandals with a bow and wore those so the dress shoes have never been worn. I need to lose more weight a lot of it to try and wear them with my knee all whacked out.

Jean: Your area really hasn't had any spring it is either chilly weather and rain or snow! When we jumped into summer we did it with both feet as it is 88 here right now and the humidity is always so bad here. I feel for the folks including you who have water in your basement. Do you folks have a low water table that your basements flood? No one builds basements here simply because we have such a low water table.

Maggie: I am just anxious to get away for a couple days. I am home alone a lot and don't get out much so I am looking forward to just traveling a bit even for just 2-3 days. I look forward to seeing my best friend besides my family while I am up there. We have a freezer at the top fridge, but it does have lovely glass shelves which are so much easier than the old style shelves. With the separate freezer we are good to go no matter what. I do have a ice maker and we have an interior cold water tap which is always nice.

Well girls the ole doggy is barking to go out again. Have a great afternoon all. Faye
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:16 PM   #20
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It is another tornado warning day here in the ♥-Land up in the 90’s as I type with black clouds and some rain here and there. Perfect weather for a tornado which I hope doesn’t materialize. I have an appointment to get my hair cut at 3:30 today and am going to get it short and spiky. I’m just getting the “do” that works well for me in this wind. I use a lot of goo on it that makes it stiff and spray it so the wind doesn’t move it. Right now I have a curly top since I do have natural curly hair.

The pregnant buffalos still haven’t had their babies so there is still just the one that is frolicking about. The old bull is in a pen adjacent to the one the females are in for they aren’t nice to the little ones until they get older. Today in the wind the bull is up against his fence and the females are in their pen real close to the dividing fence and all are lying down. They are still a bit shaggy with their winter coats but are losing more of it each day and should have it all gone by next month and then in late September it will start to grow back.

I had one taco for lunch and am going to make some hamburger patties and a-gratin potatoes & corn on the cob for dinner with a nice veggie salad with chopped tomato in it and some cubed watermelon and pineapple spears for dessert. I mix in some spices and chopped onion in the burger meat and make 4 yummy pillows out of ½ pound of very lean ground beef.

DONNA FAYE Short get-aways are always great to recharge ones batteries. I know you will have a great time visiting with your friends and loved ones. Aren't the newer fridges and freezers nice with the easy to clean glass shelving. Plus it sure makes it easier to see what is on the shelves being glass. I really like being able to make a meal without having to make a run to the market for something.

JEAN That is so much water to deal with "all at once". Hopefully your place doesn't have any damage from the water. Dinner last night was fun. That young man is one bright individual and so fun to discuss "things" with. He said maybe his mother and her boyfriend will come next time. The food in that place wasn't as good as our regular place of the same cuisine so we will be meeting there at our favorite Mexican place next week. However, it was fun to try out a new restaurant.

Time has come to go get my locks cut. Type at y'all late.

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Good morning to you gals. It is overcast and spotty rain this morning but the temps are going to be high so it will be sticky I imagine.

After waiting all this time, I had to cancel my appt yesterday and reschedule and can't get in to see her until the 20th now. From what I understand, the our practices servers kicked out Tricare as an eligible insurer so that flagged Tricare who in turn just willy nilly assigned new Primary Care Managers at other practices that were not UT. I just got a letter the end of April saying they had changed our primary care manager not that it was now with another practice so I had no idea until yesterday morning when a lady from the referral dept called about not being able to get Jack's cardiology referral because he had an out of practice PCM. His appt isn't until August so he is ok. I went into the website and changed it, but you almost had to tell them your underwear size you had to give them so much info. So, I called Jack and he asked me about my appt today and I said I wasn't messing with anything until after my appt. Around 2 PM someone called me from UT to tell me the same thing as the referral lady and that I couldn't keep my appt! Not only was I furious because none of this was my fault, but it takes me forever to get an appt with her and I am having a lot of bleeding and tissue passing so I want to make sure all is ok. On top of that, I went into the website to change it and put in all the info and it wouldn't let me change it. Told me I had to go out to the Tricare center at the base and do it in person. So, I called the 800 with Tricare and God Bless her, the lady did it for me in about 4 minutes. Now we just wait for the changeover. The thing is you have to agree to allow Tricare to change it whenever they want, usually it is because the doctor has left the practice so they assign someone else, but this was out in left field and they didn't tell us the problem so we sat on it thinking this new dr was part of the practice. Our practice is part of UT Medical and there are several dr offices around the city. We chose this one because it is behind the hospital and only 5 miles from the house. We have been with them for 12 years. Anyway, it is all straightened out except I have to go to Indiana in pain and with problems which is not thrilling to me.

So since I can't do the doctor thing today, I am going to go take the hold mail card to the post office, go get my nails done, and at 1 PM take our shaggy dog to the groomers. I then go get Jack around 2:15 or so. Saturday is my hair appt and it is driving me nuts so will be glad to get it cut off. My hair is very fine and the fans blow strands of it across my face at night and it feels like cobwebs. I have clips in my hair to hold it back, but they still get out. Weird feeling when you are asleep to feel like spider webs are on your face.

Maggie: I hope everything came out ok with your weather. Hope your hair came out just the way you like it.

Well I need to put some breakfast in me and get showered and such. Have a good Thursday! Faye
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Good Morning, Flowers! It's cloudy and windy again today, with thunderstorms coming this afternoon. We got another 1/2" of rain during the night. I'm working on the clutter piles this morning and need to vacuum. We have these "stringy" things on the deck, driveway, and patio that are blowing down from the trees I guess. Between them, wet leaves being tracked in, and fur bunnies the floors are a mess.

"Gma" -- It's great that you finally have all of Jackson's gifts. I ordered a "princess" doll for Zowie's birthday, from Amazon and just got an email that my cart was empty or missing needed information to complete the order. I've never had that happen before. I reordered so she will get it late when we go to a game next week. I had told her that one of her gifts didn't get here in time -- her mother never gave me her wish list in time, but I didn't tell her that. I asked Bob about having a low water table and he didn't think so. A lot of the area was swamp land and that seems to be part of the problem. New houses being built have tile around the outside as well as buried tile under the basement floor. However, if they are dumb enough to put a bathroom in the basement they could get sewage if the electricity goes off and the pumps don't run. If we would build new, I wouldn't have a basement. What a hassle with your insurance! Could you keep your doctor's appt. if you paid out of pocket yourself?

Maggie -- We had our first tornado warning yesterday. It got quite dark a couple times during the day but no rain happened. I would love to have a new "do" like all you gals have. My hair is pretty thin and no body at all. Is your corn-on-the-cob from Schwans? That sounds so good right now; last year we had corn by the 4th but that's not going to happen this year.

I need to finish getting dressed and get busy. Hope you all enjoy a nice DRY, no storms, kind of day!
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I got my hair cut yesterday and bought a bar of Zumbar® goat’s milk soap *patchouli* from the beauty shop which is great. I have had a sample bar that I have been using in my bathroom and it is just about all used up. She has lots of other bars that I plan on getting but didn’t have enough money with me to get more than one bar. The web site for this type of soap is www.indigowild.com. They have lots of products and not just bars of soap and I could spend a lot of do re me there.

We had lots of thunder last night and a gulley washer of rain and hallalujah no tornado to touch down. But it cleared the air of all that opressive humidity.

Yipekio ~ I just ordered the new charm from Smithsonian® for my bracelet which is that silver “envelope” and next week at WW I will be getting that “walking person” charm which I will put on my bracelet also. I don’t know yet what the new charms weigh but my bracelet already weighs 4.4 ounces. I take it off when I weigh at WW since it is almost a half a pound. They say I should receive this charm within the next 10 days but they are usually quick so I figure on about Monday I will have it. Can you tell I am jazzed? To get all the money off my debit card I ordered some things from Chefs® that will be useful that I have been wanting to order for awhile now ~ a pair of toast (non metal) tongs, stackable acrylic egg keepers, and a set of long “spoons for dipping and straw for sipping” spoon straws made of stainless. These spoons will be great for when we have our root beer floats made with sugar free, fat free ice cream and diet root beer which are so good during the summertime. When I order things I like to call their 800 number and talk with a real live person ~ for that way I am sure they get the order correct and all my questions are answered. So now if any of the meanies try to get money from my card they will find it empty except for the monthly service charge amount which I left on it. If that little dab of money disappears then I will destroy that card and get a new one.

Oh ~ Cecil is being a complete PEST. His dogs are at the groomer and he wants attention every few minutes so I give it to him. Will is leaving now to go to the museum and the cat is following him out so he may stay outside for awhile, hopefully. Not that I don’t like my cat but he can be such a pest at times when I am busy elsewhere. The little scudder ignores us when we are in the front room watching the tube for he prefers us in our offices so he can lie across our papers or want to be scratched under his chin. The groomer called and said she has lots of dogs to groom today so ours won’t be ready till late afternoon. She does a lot of Shih-Tzu dogs.

I have yet to make my menu for the day but I will surely come up with something we like for dinner. We still have some watermelon and pineapple cut up for part of the meal. I’ll make a decision on what to make when I get through here and go out to the kitchen and go shopping in the freezer. I am thinking of maybe chicken tenders. For my lunch I am going to have some soup and fruit. It’s nothing exciting for sure but OP and tasty none the less.

JEAN I am so glad we both didn't have a tornado to touch down. You sure got a lot of water damage in your area though. Water will always find the easiest way to flow. The little frozen coblets we get are about 4 inches long so each is just 2P+ and so good like fresh. Too bad corn isn't a free point veggie since it is so good but it is more like a bread than a veggie.

DONNA FAYE Yes, my hair cut is exact as I wanted. My gal undestands instructons. I called her just a bit ago and gave her some informaion she had asked me for and thanked her again for my cut. I am so sorry for your not getting to get some help with your problem before you go on your "getaway." What a hastle.

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Good morning girls! It is rainy and humid today so I am staying indoors. I have everything done for our trip except get my hair cut tomorrow. I got the dog groomed, my nails done, and the hold mail card taken to the post office yesterday.

Fortchy is sick. He hasn't had the diahrrea stuff in a long time. He had to have gotten into something in the last week so he is on Flagyl. He isn't extremely sick because he is eating, but just to play it safe with going to Indiana next week I thought I better put him on his meds again.

Tonight we are having pork chops in ff gravy and mashed potatoes. Jack suggested it so that's what I put in the crockpot this morning. I am trying to keep from using the oven as much as possible with this heat. It has been near 90 everyday and high humidity.

Jean: I checked and they have my new PCM up but not Jack's. I told him from now on we will change it by calling the Tricare hot line and not doing it online as it takes too long. I still have to wait now for the dr appt. Yes, I could pay out of pocket but the appts are really expensive so I will just bite the bullet and wait. Besides that, they canceled the appt and didn't even tell me until day before yesterday in the afternoon and the appt was for Thurs at 8 AM. I didn't have a choice. Hopefully the rain will stop in your area soon and you can have some sunny days. I think cloudy gray weather is really depressing.

Maggie: Pretty soon your going to be lopsided from you bracelet being so heavy! lol Fortune gets all clingy sometimes and it drives me bonkers. I tell him can't he give me 5 minutes to myself, but he doesn't listen!

Well girls lots to get done today. Have a great weekend. We are going to start packing and gathering I think. Faye
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Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's a windy chilly day in my neighborhood. We had sunshine this morning but the puffy white clouds have moved in. I went to church this morning to help with the monthly newsletter and stopped at the grocery store on my way home. I must admit I haven't accomplished much this afternoon. Bob came home late for lunch and is now at the farm working on his tractor. He is a happy camper because the repair is not as major as he first thought, but he has to wait for a part to come from Illinois to finish.

Maggie -- You will enjoy your new charms! Do people ask you to explain what your charms mean to you? Sonny can be a pest too. He wants up on my lap when I'm trying to read the paper. He is so squirmy and manages to wiggle around so I'm holding him like a baby. That lasts for a few seconds and then he wants down, then back up, etc. If I'm sitting on the couch he will lay his front legs and head on my leg with the rest of his body beside me, but he never really settles down. He is a strange little cat; I think he is ADHD!

"Gma" -- I hope Fortune is feeling better! Do you brown your pork chops before you put them in the crock pot? I could eat potatoes, made any which way, every day! YUM! I had to laugh at Maggie being lopsided because of her bracelet! I know you are getting excited about your trip north. I hope the weather is nice while you are gone.

I need to go mop a puddle in the basement. For some reason the trickle stops in front of the dryer and won't move on to the drain. Enjoy the rest of your day and evening!
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I am going to make that Corn Salad that Jean gave me for pot-luck Sunday so Will went Wal*Mart this morning and did some shopping and got me what ingredients for it that I didn’t have. He also broght whatever else I had on my list which wasn’t very long. Being the last day of this month there are nice sales on some of the can goods we use so he did come home with a case of some of them. We try not to buy anything that isn’t on sale these days. That way we get more bang for the buck and if we buy by the case it is quite a savings. He also brough me Perrier water in a can since they quit stocking the bottles. I don’t know if they still make it in glass bottles but I will find out.

I now have in my “good for me” snack cupboard 3 boxes of the “belVita® Nutritious Sustained Energy, All Morning Whole Grain Breakfast Biscuits” made by Nabisco® ~ Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon, and Blueberry. They are packaged 4 crackers to a pack and I only eat 2 of them for 3P+. The two with some yogurt make a great nutritious meal or snack. They come 5 packs of 4 crackers to a box and are 3½ inches long; 2 inches wide; and ⅛ inch thick.

We just got back from driving to a little berg about an hour away and went to a shop there so Will could pick up some items that this area was out of that he needs. We had a great time sightseeing for there are so many little calves’ frolicking about but the buffalo ones here still haven’t been born. Just the little female one happy to prance around and kick up her heels is in the pasture. I saw a few hawks on the wing and listened to several song birds while going to and fro from where we went this day. Everything is so green and lovely ~ tall green grasses waving in the wind looking like an oceans wave gently hitting the shore. Eye candy for sure when we are out and about and see that each time we are out and about. That, my friends, is one of the good things the wind in this area provides and another is the wind sweeping everything nice and clean looking. AH, but so much trash is blown over our fence and deposited in our yard that has to be picked up daily or we would look like the local dump yard. I have picked up some lovely silk flowers that come down the road and into our yard from the flower shop.

It is already 5 o’clock and I have not started dinner nor do I have an inkling to do so. I know what I am going to fix but we didn’t eat any lunch until 2 o’clock and neither of us is hungry yet. Dinner will be a late one this day. We stopped and had a burger on the way back and I tore the bun in half and doubled up the thin piece of meat and had a decent half of a burger and ate just a few of my fries. All the veggies piled onto the half made it a nice sandwich. Not nearly as good as the ones we make at home though.

JEAN I have had quite a number of folks ask me to explain my charm bracelet and not are all WW members. It is fun to expline what each charm means to me. The WW leader has asked me to show it to some of the members and explain it them. I'll have to be sure to show my new envelope charm (when I get it) it to one of the WW workers that wants to make herself a "journey to thin" bracelet. Most of my charms are from the same company but some of the more "spendy" ones are from elsewhere and if she wants ones like them I can give her the source of where I purchased them. Bet you weren't expecting all of that explaination in answer to your question. Cats do have mind of their own and are some-timey for sure. How nice that the price isn't as much to fix the tractor for Bob. Don't you just love it when things turn out that way.

DONNA FAYE Poor little Fortune is just getting age on him and wants comfort from his mommie so gets up to you as close and he can. You are so good to him. Yep I think I am lopsided or at least have more muscle in that arm. Maybe I should switch off wrists every other day that I wear it and give each arm a turn.

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Good Afternoon, Flowers! It's a chilly gloomy day in my neighborhood. It was misting early this morning when I went out to feed the birds and squirrels. It rained heavy for about 15 minutes around noon and the rain gauge says .05. Mr. Weather God, I want some sunshine! I took a road trip this morning to another town. There is a pricey dress shop there and I need something new for a couple meetings coming up. I was surprised to see how many fields are still under water and the amount of corn stalks and field weeds were washed up along the highway shoulders. There are several places that have orange cones marking areas that are too soft to drive on. I did find a couple bright colored jackets and bought a "funny" feeling slacks and top. Supposedly they won't wrinkle when packed in a suitcase; they are kind of poly/silk feeling, but feel heavier/weird on; I will have to be really careful of cat claws.

Maggie -- I'm wondering if you are having the same weather we are having today. I'm beginning to think spring skipped over us and we will plop right into hot summer. I hope not though. It is pretty to drive through the country and see all the different shades of green. Some of the water logged fields have corn coming up, but I'm sure farmers will be out replanting if at all possible. I have no clue what is for supper. Bob went to the lake to meet Jason and put the boat in the water and the top on the hoist. Then he was going to Sioux Falls to help with the lawn building project. It might be his night to cook.

I am doing laundry . . . in the dark! The chain that turns the lights on broke right after Bob left this morning. I get enough light from the other room to see what I am doing but it's kind of a pain. I'm glad I cleaned out the litter boxes first this morning! Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
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It is in the 70º this day in the ♥-land ~ mostly cloudy and windy. Yep, windy ~ that, my friends, is no surprise there. Saturday, the first day of June, can be day to start fresh on anything you have planned to do or renew your resolve on something you have been doing. Nothing much is on my ticket to do this day for I am just now easing into the day. I slept well and am enjoying my first cup of java this morning while waking up and greeting the new month.

I made that Corn Salad for tomorrow is pot-luck and it is yummy. I’ll wait until serving time to put the chili cheese Fritos on it. Don’t want them to become soggy. I have the cutest bowl to serve it in which is clear crystal with straight up and down sides with little vertical loop handles on each side near the top. But I like to make things to take that are different. I am making a sign to put on the salad with a long thin bamboo skewer. I like to label the dishes I take so folks get an idea what it is.

I am back now to finish this post. We have been out doing errands and seeing the buffalo and no more babies have been born ~ but just any day they will. We were gone long enough to stop for some lunch and I had half a sandwich with the top piece of bread taken off and just a couple of chips.

JEAN I think you got more rain than we did for ours has almost all soakd in and the fields are screeming green. I tasted that salad after I made it and it is very yummy indeed. It will be fine with me if it doesn't get all eaten tomorrow at pot-luck. I will srinkle a few crushed chips on top and have a bowl of them to set by the salad if folks want more so they don't all get soggy. Will loves corn and says it is a definite make again recipe. Thanks again for the recipe. I lightened it by using 90% fat free extra strong cheddar cheese and low fat Miracle Whip.

Hope all are having a lovely day.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #29
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Good afternoon ladies. It is a gray day again today and not quite so hot, but it is supposed to really rev back up next week with highs 90's +. It is going to be about 20 degrees cooler in Indiana. I am still only taking capris and sandals!

I had her cut my hair short yesterday and wow she did a fabulous job. Because I have a really horrible cowlick on my right side, she cut it asymetrical so it is shorter on one side and longer on the cowlick side. She shortened the back quite a bit the cut it so I can wear it down or the neckline down and above it put in product and spike it out in back and a bit on top. I love it and probably won't go back to the longer cut. I have to go for 4 months without coloring it though so she can color it professionally and put in streaks. The receptionist has a brownish/reddish hair color and has it streaked blond and pink and it looks so cute and she is in her late 40's early 50's so it isn't too young. She told me yesterday I was the funniest person she knew and always looked forward to me coming in with my newest shenanigans.

Today is a quiet day. I should be starting to pack, but I am lazy. I put a pot roast and carrots in the crockpot for dinner tonight. I think I will make a couple yeast rolls and some mashed potatos for Jack.

Jean: If you bought what I think you bought, one of the brands it is sold under is slinky. If the material feels like is just slides down your arms and legs it is that kind of fabric. All my cruise dresses are made that way. I love it because you can roll the stuff into a ball and stuff it in a suitcase and it comes out with no wrinkles. I love it. I have a couple pantsuits made with that material too. One thing, I unless it says so, I don't recommend you dry them in the dryer and yes they can snag. Do you use fresh corn in the salad, canned or frozen? I bet it is really good with fresh corn.

Maggie: Hope your poluck was successful as was the corn salad. Church potlucks are either feast or famine. I mean you either have women that really know how to cook or their stuff is When I would see one of the women's contribution and it never got touched, I would take some but not eat it if I knew what it tasted like. We had one woman that always made the same thing and no one would eat it ever. It was truly disgusting, but I felt sorry for her so I always took some. I kind of always put it on the edge of my plate then when I sat down and ate when I was almost done I would double a napkin and put over it and take it to the trash so she wouldn't see I hadn't eaten any. I really felt sorry for her because she could not cook. I even tried to get to bring store bought rolls instead by making it sound like a big favor that no one had thought of rolls, but she decided to make homemade hockey pucks. So much for that idea!

Well, I better check on the roast and get something done anyway. Have a lovely day. Faye (Here's Thomas and Jackson at Steak n Shake. They are growing so fast)
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Good Afternoon, Flowers! The sun is shining, a little breeze, and it's cool in my corner of the world today. Today begins the summer schedule at church, one service at 9:30 plus the Saturday night service. It looks like the "dog and pony" show (band and praise team) is on tap for the summer entertainment. We will be going Saturday night if we go at all. The band wouldn't be so bad except the keyboard is way too loud and there is a twangy guitar that belongs in a bar somewhere. On the way home we stopped at the hardware store to buy a part for my basement light and had a sandwich at Arbys for lunch. I've changed clothes and need to get myself psyched and organized for the next two weeks, before we leave for our annual trek to MN.

Maggie -- I think it is smart to label pot luck foods. At the funeral last week I took a small spoonful of a pasta salad and when I started eating it found shrimp hiding in it. I'm not a shrimp fan so picked through it before I ate any more. I'm as bad as my picky grandson! I've used Miracle Whip in the salad and actually like it better. Anything I take anywhere I usually keep a spoonful or a "bite" at home for Bob. He says I take all the "good stuff" for other people to eat.

"Gma" -- I had to at the receptionist commenting on your shenanigans. The recipe calls for canned corn but I don't see why you couldn't use frozen or even fresh. The rest of the ingredients are amounts "to taste" so you can make it as big or small as you want. My slippery new outfit brand name is Picadilly Fashions and the fabric content is 98% acetate and 5% spandex, made in Canada. I probably will only wear the slacks when we are going somewhere and will put them on just before we walk out the door. Sonny puts his paws on my leg wanting to be picked up and sometimes has his claws out. If I ignore him, and my feet are bare, he will pounce on them. Thomas and Jackson look like a matched set! Cute guys!

I need to get my gift shop paperwork together so I can go visit the hospital accountant. I balanced in March but not April; I am missing a direct deposit she said I had and it's not on the last bank statement. I've added, subtracted, and double checked so many times I'm goofy!

Hope you all have a wonderful day, whether relaxing, working, or doing something for youself!
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