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Houston is Hot

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Houston is hot in July.

And August.

And September..

But it's a humid hot.....which makes it really REALLY hot.

That's all I wanted to say.

Air conditioning is the greatest invention EVER!

  
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4EVERNESS 7/14/2014 2:27AM

    Isn't it great. Can't waste the half hour and half hour of gas, to cool the car down to touch the steering wheel. Houston in the summer, if you get outside, you don't feel much like eating...sure go through a lottttttttt of iced tea though! :) It's also great, sun tea made on the hood of a car outside, in less than an hour. Now Florida, Orlando in August, that was almost unbreathable to me when I was about 15.

Take a meandering down to Galveston, and be on a float in the canals with a nice tea.... ahhhhhhhh

Aside: how clean do you feel after two or three showers a day...refreshing! Don't forget to dampen your head as needed for adiabatic cooling. :) Can tan March through October....

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QUARTERMASTER3 7/13/2014 11:32PM

  Its 90 in daytona beach fl today just love this hot weather. Try and stay cool. emoticon emoticon

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FLUTTERFLI 7/13/2014 11:20PM

    emoticon Here also in Ohio, 84 today and so humid !!! I hate it !!!
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Sweet Memories

Saturday, July 12, 2014

There are only a few people who remember me from my college days....fewer still are those who remember me from my childhood, and most of them are related to me....

I was blessed to spend the afternoon with my mother and siblings...all of us spontaneously and unexpectedly together for the first time in at least a year, and for many years before that last opportunity...I had the most wonderful time reminiscing with them..

"Do you remember such and such?"
"What about when so-and so did such and such?"

And I heard some stories that I had never heard before!!

Or maybe I don't remember.... but I'm beginning to think that some escapades are better when remembered, than going through them when they actually happened....

Oh yeah...

  
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IMPROVINGME 7/13/2014 10:04PM

    Glad to read that you managed to get away for awhile and visit with your mom and all your siblings. What fun!

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/13/2014 6:30AM

    emoticon fun times!

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SEAGLASS1215 7/13/2014 6:21AM

    I love when things like this happen! Glad you enjoyed your 'remember when...' time

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JAMER123 7/12/2014 11:42PM

    When Roger's friends and family get together, they are constantly telling stories of their youth escapades. We have a wonderful time with those memories and I get to learn just a little more about my hubby of almost 43 yrs. Seems something new is remembered every time they gather!! Thanks for sharing your blog!

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MCFITZ2 7/12/2014 11:28PM

    So right. Some episodes that were so embarrassing then are truly emoticon funny now. Glad you were able to spend such a special time.

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Texas Woman Quotes (More)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Barbara Jordan (1936-1996)

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.

Human rights is not a temporary or transitory political issue. We have got to respect the humanity of each other and know that no one has the right to rule others. I'm neither a black politician, nor a woman politician, just a politician. . . . I am here simply because all those people in the 18th District of Texas cannot get on planes and buses and come to Washington to speak for themselves. They have elected me as their spokesman, nothing else, and my only job is to speak for them

What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.

  
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BA5454 7/12/2014 6:27AM

    Brain power, now there's a concept! Good quote ;-).

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Six Pounds of Butter!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Yes! I can hardly believe it myself, but in that refrigerator that died, I had six pounds of BUTTER, for goodness sakes!

I guess that I stocked up while my DH was sick and I was trying to give him extra extra calories, and I didn't use them up before he died, and then I nudged them to the back, and ultimately forgot about them...

I wonder if the local food bank will accept butter....

Not to mention the five quarts of YOGURT I found.. looks like I need to make a LOT of smoothies!!!!

  
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LINTPICKER 7/11/2014 8:41AM

    My freezer is like that too. I hate finding things that should have been used and either have to be tossed or used quickly! Best wishes!

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JAMER123 7/10/2014 9:42PM

    We wouldn't be able to take them to a food bank here but when we come down for the winter and then need to clean out the frig/freezer and pantry, we can take open and new items to the Rainbow Room for kids in need! They will take most anything. But as you can imagine, living in the McAllen area, lots of foods are in constant demand. Hoping you can find somewhere to share your foods.
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MYTURNNOW2013 7/10/2014 9:44AM

    Looks like that old fridge wanted to give you a fresh start on healthy eating by making you get rid of it's contents.

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Domestic Catastrophe

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

My refrigerator/freezer died without me noticing until yesterday... the freezer was already thawed.....it was my extra fridge, kept in the laundry room, not the kitchen, but STILL! It was the backup that held pre-prepared food for special events....the Thanksgiving turkey thawed in that fridge...meat marinated....fruit salads melded...

Five years ago, when it started making terrible noises, the repairman came and said that it would be cheaper to buy another one than to repair it, and that, though it still worked, it could die at any time, so we bought a replacement for the kitchen, and moved the noisy one to the laundry room. What a luxury it was! All the refrigerator space that I needed!

But, upon reflection, it's a sad thing to empty the special treats that were stacked so carefully in the farthest recesses of the freezer... Why didn't I use them up? The Bible says to NOT store up treasures on earth, and considering what I'm putting out for the garbage pickup, I'm sure that that also includes frozen mango chunks, and blackberries picked a dozen years ago...

I can do this.

  
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KAREN42BOYS 7/11/2014 3:28PM

    Aw, sorry for your yummy losses.

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JAMER123 7/9/2014 11:04PM

    You did the same thing we did. But for us the old frig is in the basement laundry room and we only keep drinks in the frig and extra breads in the freezer as it is at least a 1979 frig. Those old ones sure do last a long time!! Sorry you lost so much food. Yes, in deed the food we a treasure for you. Our camper frig. lost power a few yrs. ago and we hadn't been out there. Left some fish in the freezer and oh dear, the smell which took a few wks. to get rid of. You might be able to put in an insurance claim. Hope you can remake some of the goodies.
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MYTURNNOW2013 7/9/2014 6:23PM

    You were kind of busy doing the whole caregiving thing for awhile. I am amazed you got five more years out of it!

Now you have this extra space in your laundry room. What will you put there?

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/9/2014 3:22PM

    I have been guilty of storing things for far too long. A sale I can't resist and in go portions of the item. the thought has crossed my mind about what would happen if we lost power for any length of time.

Today hubby said we need to eat what is in the house before doing another shop. I bought some fresh produce, but otherwise will be eating from the freezer. Your blog is a confirmation of what God has been gently guiding me to do.


(((hugs)))

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/9/2014 12:21PM

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    So sorry! emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 7/9/2014 10:43AM

    It's happened to me too in the past.

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