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Saturday, July 03, 2010

It's payday so that means that tomorrow is grocery shopping day. I ask the family every two weeks what they want to eat in the next two weeks. They keep naming things until I have 14 dinners written down.

Tonight, I found out that my daughter no longer cares for lasagna. emoticon Add that to the tacos that she "tolerates" and I'm starting to run out of foods that she will eat. Found a new recipe for salmon cakes. Okay, it wasn't was in the O magazine's January issue. I'm just way behind on reading my magazines! Anyway, DS is excited about trying salmon cakes. DD was lukewarm about it. DH said Umm...NO!

So, I'm making salmon cakes! Next weekend. While DH is out town. They sound really good and with my luck everyone else will love them. Oh well.

I did find a recipe in a Weight Watcher's magazine for "wings" but you use drumsticks. I marinated them overnight this time before baking them. The WHOLE family liked them! Even DH who always bitc....complains about having chicken. emoticon

Oh well...I have fourteen dinners written down and ready to be plugged into the calendar and then ingredients to plug into the grocery list and then groceries to buy. The exciting circle of life. emoticon

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 7/4/2010 6:58PM

    Sounds like DD needs to go and spend some time where they eat rice and beans morning, noon and night, *then* she'd appreciate your lasagne and tacos!

When I was growing up we had the same menu, week in, week out. Sunday was a roast (beef, lamb, chicken, pork), then Monday & Tuesday were soup or stovies (watered-down minced meat & potatoes - bit like a thick soup or stew and nicer than it sounds) made from the bones and left-over meat of the roast. Wednesday was mince or stew & potatoes, Thursday was fish & chips, Friday was either smoked haddock or tripe (vile and vile! I always went hungry on Friday nights!) and on Saturday it was liver and bacon.

We had variations in the summer, with cold meat & salad or potted meat with new potatoes and cabbage, but it was all much of a muchness. And if I didn't like it, I went hungry, which did me no harm whatsoever. If DD doesn't like what you're cooking, maybe it's time she took a turn in the kitchen? Just my tuppence worth.

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LADYIRISH317 7/3/2010 11:51AM

    You COULD always say that those who are not satisfied with the food are welcome to take over the cooking themselves...

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LMB-ESQ 7/3/2010 9:58AM

    Well, congrats! You're doing better than me!

I think in my old age, I've run out of patience for finicky eaters (humans, that is... I'll still tolerate finicky-ness in my pets) You don't want to eat what I'm making? Fine, then don't eat. Of course, around here, most everybody feeds themselves most of the time anyway. I ran out of cooking juice a long time ago!

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TORNADO40 7/3/2010 8:29AM

    Sounds like you have a really picky family. My DD was picky back in high school, but when she went off to college and had to deal with getting her own meals together she got a lot less picky.

Do you do all the cooking or do they help out?? If it is just on you then you might want to get them more involved in someway. Good luck...sounds like you are running a diner with really picky customers!! emoticon

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CARLANNIE 7/3/2010 7:33AM

    Hey, lady - you receive all my admiration! If I plan two days ahead of time, I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself, LOL! Your dd sounds somewhat like mine did when she was about 14, before she went to the vegetarian side. One by one, foods were crossed off her list until she realized she didn't like meat. She does now, so it makes my life a whole lot easier.

Salmon cakes do sound yummy! Enjoy the Fourth!!!

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BKNOCK 7/3/2010 6:54AM

    You sound like a really nice mom! My mom put it on the table and said to bad, eat it!

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MUSIC66 7/3/2010 1:10AM

    salmon ckes sound yummy.

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Catching up

Thursday, July 01, 2010

So, the trip to Korea? The one that I wasn't going to get to go on? was cancelled today. Or at least put on hold until November. Probably won't go then either, but I can start the drama all over again then! LOL!

Things have slowed down a little at work. I know, I shouldn't have said that! I just jinxed myself!!!

One of the guys I work with is off tomorrow and Monday. The other one is off Monday - Friday next week. Translation? I am on my own on Monday! emoticon How can I delegate anything when there is no one there to delegate to??

That's really about all I have tonight! Hope you all have a stupendous Friday!

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JOHNTJ1 7/2/2010 8:16AM

    If I didnt have any drama in my life I'm afraid I would be bored. It follows me around like a four year old.

Ah well, if you are a passionate person concerning life then I guess there will always be just a tad bit of drama going on somewhere.

It's what makes us normal Barb

much love


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BKNOCK 7/2/2010 8:09AM

    I love the drama updates! It is almost like a soap opera, well not quite but you know what I mean!

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CAROLEHZ 7/2/2010 8:05AM

    I agree with USFBULL you have time to get your passport. It's expensive and takes time. Your employer will probably pay for it so may as well take advantage of that (even if you end up using it for your own travel later, it's good for 10 years) and also, it will show that your ready when the time comes to go...if that's what you want to do...then you can have drama without real drama ( of having to have a rush passport which is a lot more $).

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DONNAORLENE 7/2/2010 12:30AM

    Can't wait for the drama!!! So are you coming Saturday or not? You can bring the whole gang! Well, If I don't see you, Have a great 4th of July!

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USFBULL 7/2/2010 12:06AM

    That gives you time to get your passport just in case you decide to actually go. Not that I would push in that direction emoticon emoticon You just might enjoy the trip emoticon emoticonJust something to stew about emoticon emoticon A emoticon emoticon

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I give up!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My PC or the internet or something (maybe my brain) is very slow tonight. I have posted the same message on one of my Spark Friends pages three times! My Internet Explorer closed down. Then it wouldn't reopen. Then it did and is still slow!

So, maybe I'm slow too, but I finally caught on. Time for me to go to bed. And hope that everything is working a little faster tomorrow.

To all of my Spark Friends, sorry if I didn't have time to stop by and say HI. Know I was thinking of you!

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BKNOCK 7/2/2010 8:10AM

    Wow, what a title! You really know how to get us on the edge of our chairs!

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    Some days your the windshield

some days your the bug!

Hope you got some rest and both you and your 'puter will be ready for a new day!

Happy Hump Day

Have a SPlendid Day!

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SWEETPEA0214 6/30/2010 7:55AM

    You scared me with that Title girl. I thought I was going to have to come by and give you a butt whupping!!

Stupid machines! Can't live with them - can't live without them.

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SUZYMOBILE 6/30/2010 7:07AM

    It's always alarming to see a blog titled "I Give Up!" on here. Glad it was only the Internet.

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USFBULL 6/30/2010 1:42AM

    ya ya sure its the computer LOL can be very much the pain in the Bum

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JUNIAATROME 6/30/2010 1:09AM

    sleep tight...

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TURTLERAE55 6/30/2010 1:04AM

    Good nite and things will get better tomorrow.

Keep it moving tomorrow.

You can do it!!!!

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TIME4ME-CHERYL 6/30/2010 1:03AM

    At least you tried, you and your computer just need to take a break & start all over again tomorrow.

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KATYBUG48 6/30/2010 12:54AM

  Go to bed, things will be better tomorrow

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Random randomness

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I drank two fewer cans of Diet Pepsi today! I skipped the morning one and the one in the evening. Amazing what getting some sleep will do for you!

I have some odd sunburns. Went to the water park twice this weekend. Applied and reapplied sunscreen frequently. However, I apparently missed a few spots. Upper body right at the edge of my swim suit and my back, edge of swim suit. Those spots, I understand the burn. But, I also have a sunburn about the size of an egg (shape too) on the side of my thigh. Not near my swim suit. Odd.

My library is going to be closed July 3 - 5. Which is great for the librarians...three day weekend! Sucks for me as I have to get my "librarying" in on Thursday. Messes up my "rut"!

DD wants to try some workout DVD's. All of the ones I own are on loan right now. So, we're heading to the library tomorrow (another rut interruption!) to let her pick some out.

Got a call from my gym today. We need to re-up. If we sign up for two more years, we can lock in our current rate (which is cheaper than a newbie would pay) and we can get two free months. What the heck, huh? Not moving and I use it, so let's do it! And who knows, maybe DH will want to go again soon.

Scrabble...or Words with Friends on the iPhone...totally addicted to it! Found out today that there is a limit to how many games you can have going at one time. 21. No...someone else told me. I have not tested it. Yet! emoticon

Okay...enough randomness.

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/29/2010 9:13PM

    Love the random! Relaxed and made me smile!

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RWETHAIRYET 6/29/2010 8:41PM

    So are you going to test that magic number of 21???
Heck, I can't carry on 2 text messages at the same time, hahaha

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STEELKICKIN 6/29/2010 8:09PM

    Love randomness. Odd little thingy about the egg-sized burn, though. Breanna gets those. In the weirdest little places. Does it always come and go there in the same spot? Or is this new?

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JOHNTJ1 6/29/2010 9:43AM

    Sometimes I think those "random" things about life are the very best things. It seems that they are the things we remember long after we forget the so-called monumental moments.

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SUZYMOBILE 6/29/2010 8:38AM

    I can be a Scrabble nut from time to time, but not in the summer!

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JANTWO 6/29/2010 12:40AM

    Love the "randomness"!!!! emoticon

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People watching

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Went to the water park today and I caught myself doing a lot of people watching. There were women there who looked really good in their bikinis. Women who shouldn't oughta been in bikinis. Women who coulda been but weren't. Women who were obviously very uncomfortable in their bodies and women who were comfy! No...I didn't just notice the women. Unfortunately, there just wasn't any eye candy for me to "gorge" on! LOL!

However, I did let my "humble" self out. My son cut his toe on something. I took him to the First Aid hut and while we were standing outside, waiting our turn, I noticed that some of the men in the endless river were checking me out. That's right. They were eye balling me! Oh wait. I was in front of the First Aid Hut. I was kind of like a car just gotta look! LOL! emoticon

That realization deflated my ego a bit. Not much, but a bit! LOL! All in all, it was a good day. I read for quite some time, enjoyed the warmth and did a whole lotta nothin'. I could do that again long as my boss doesn't catch me! LOL!

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RWETHAIRYET 6/29/2010 8:35PM

    Yeah, I like to people watch myself.
And I'm betting they were checking you out and not just rubbernecking at the scene of an accident, haha!!

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GEEMAWEST 6/29/2010 8:08PM

    I also enjoy people watching, but not in the same way Michelle obviously does. hehehe

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DONNAORLENE 6/28/2010 2:00AM

    One question? Did you wear your bikini?

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USFBULL 6/27/2010 11:01PM

    Nice day emoticon

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LMB-ESQ 6/27/2010 10:00PM

    LOL... I haven't been checked out in ages. Hmmm... is that good or bad?

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STEELKICKIN 6/27/2010 9:37PM

    Uh, I highly doubt that it was only because you were in the first aid hut, m'dear. Don't sell yourself short, squirt. You may not be in a swim suit in your prof pic, but you're one hot momma!

Cough, cough, not that I would notice or anything...

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DUTCHIEKIWI 6/27/2010 9:34PM

    LOVE people watching!!! Used to sit on a lovely terrace in Holland on " Rembrandts plein" in Amsterdam and watch as the crowd goes by. awesome!


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