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Sunday, August 05, 2012

You know when that little something in the back of your brain tells you that it is the right tome to do something or say something?
Yesterday I was the first customer at the tire store, had this nagging feeling that I should not wait until NEXT weekend to get Vito's rubber checked out. It turns out, he somehow picked up a nail in one tire, so had a slow leak. They plugged the tire, rotated all of them and checked all of the valve stems. Free.. I never ignore those feelings when they happen, ,, there is ALWAYS A REASON!! The tire guy told me that if I had sped up to over 60 mph, the tire would have blown within a few minutes!!
When I got home DD and I made two stops to pick up some items for our trip, then home for the day. She started packing non-perishables in a tub, ,, I have to work nine more days and am hoping I will get out of work early on the last day to cook and finish packing.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/5/2012 11:56PM

    emoticon on getting that tired fixed before something happened!!! The countdown is getting closer...as the excitement increases!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/5/2012 2:39PM

    Great job, Lin! (on the tire issue)

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1,123,200 seconds until V-day!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I had a wonderful day yesterday getting Vito his checkup for vacation.. he was a quart low on oil, but Chris took care of that.. he is fit as a fiddle to take us on our trip! I always visit with the guys, shoot the breeze,, so it was a pleasant morning.. I left there and drove a couple miles down the road to spend the rest of the morning and all of the afternoon with my friend Karen; she is the friend who went to Florida with me back in 2007.
We both work full time, her hubs is retired, so we never get to chat or see each other,, it has been many months since I was out there to see them. Tim was installing the risers and stairs on their new front porch,, Trex was their choice and it looks great! Mine is next, when I save the $$$...

The oppressing heat never did materialize, so I enjoyed actual fresh air as they live out in the country with deer coming in their yard.

This morning I decided to get up later(5 a.m.) and go to the tire store when they open at 8a.m. and have them check Vito's rubber. I put so few miles on my car(18,000 in five years) that what usually happens is, the valve stems get dried out or cracked and need to be replaced. Discount Tire does it all free of charge, as well as rotations. I will be back home by 8:20 at the latest, as the store is two blocks from here.
Next is Aldi for those scrumptious $.99 Michigan cantaloupes!! WE bought three last week and one is left. So good!!
Temps to hit in the high 90's today, so we will be inside working on clearing closets and start to pack for the trip..

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SHEILA-45 8/4/2012 10:54PM

    I'm getting excited for your vacation too! Love the countdown in seconds!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/4/2012 10:51PM

    It is unbelievable how uncooperative and crazy the weather is this year!!! Glad you are getting things done. Enjoy your weekend!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/4/2012 5:24PM

    So now your weather is out this way at 97 degrees here today. I'm staying in and staying sane.

Have a blessed weekend.

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Friday, August 03, 2012

Of course on my day off I did not sleep in,, I can sleep when I am dead.
Lots of things to do, I am pretty sure I smell a nap when I finally DO get home this afternoon.
I have been chewing on what to do with that CD $$ that comes due today, so I cannot wait until this afternoon to go to the CU.. I will be there when they open the doors this morning, in three hours,, I am going to try ot swing it before my appointment for Vito that is out-of-town this morning...

It is very strange to have a day off, I feel so naughty!!!! God help them at work,, and when I am on vacation for ten days,, as it is, they cannot do anything on their own without me starting it, finishing it or doing the whole task!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/4/2012 10:48PM

    You are so busy. Hope you got everything accomplished and had a great day. Remember you still need some restful sleep.

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    Have an awesome day! emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/3/2012 6:08AM

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14 days, two weeks to go now!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Another steambath day out there,, just enough rain to steam the air,,,, tomorrow is another one like it,, storms and 90 degrees..
I have a three day weekend so I am gathering things to take to dads house for sale, cleaning, sorting drawers, making appointments.
I am trying not to gorge on the fresh fruits and veggies too much, cannot get enough of the cantaloupe and pears, radishes, scallions, grapes, nanners,peaches,, I could just eat them instead of a balanced meal!

Going to go get some time in strength training, will be gone all day tomorrow with appointments and visiting my friend..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/4/2012 10:46PM

    I can and sometimes do just eat my fruit and veggies but then I don't get enough calories for the day. UGH!!! So glad you are getting everything ready for your vacation!

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/2/2012 7:19PM

    Just make a good yogurt dip and you're all set. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/2/2012 3:12PM

    Hmmm sounds like someone's counting days.

90 degrees and storms? like wow! We have pleasant 76 degrees here and I'll be walking out in it and learning the buses this afternoon.

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SHEILA-45 8/2/2012 2:50PM

    Oh the things you have to do before you go on vacation will wear you out! Those fresh fruits and veggies sound yummmy.

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15 days until..

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Wow!! What day is it? What time is it? Who, wha ???????????

Groggily, I woke up in the chair suddenly after a little 2 1/2 hour eye-rest. Hmmm,, guess I need time off worse than I thought... Stopped at the bank after work, had a snack, decided to rest a few minutes in the recliner,,, 2 P.M???????????????????????
Showering helped a little, but It was like somebody slipped me a Mickey,,

I have been trying to eat more raw fruits and veggies,, I sliced up a cantaloupe, have two more in the wings,, I might make a jello dessert out of one,,
I cut the melon open horizontally, scoop out seeds, make sure melon halves lie flat on cookie sheet, then fill with my favorite flavor jello,, usually raspberry or peach,, put them in the fridge until jello is set, then slice melon into desired thickness and serve with fresh raspberries or sliced peach on top!! Delish!

I have another jello dessert I prepare all year round.. I open a can of pineapple, drain it completely, no juice at all in can,, takes about a half hour, upside down in my colander with a bowl underneath,, save the juice to add to my O.J later,,
I make desired flavor of jello with slightly less water than required to make up for juicy fruit in the can,, pour jello in can and set in fridge until it is set. Flip can over and open the end and set on shallow bowl or plate,, slice into one-slice servings...
Nowadays, the cans are not able to be opened on one end, so I set the whole can in warm water and let it unset slightly, then flip the can.. cool looking and so easy,, garnish slices any way you wish..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/2/2012 3:10AM

    Hope you get some restful sleep tonight. Thank you for sharing the jello ideas. My DH and I both love jello and will be trying them out for sure.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/1/2012 5:58PM

    You sound like you can use a vacation.

I suppose the jello sounds okay but i'm not a jello eater at all.

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EILEENXO 8/1/2012 2:30PM

    Thanks for sharing, odd I only really like Jello when I'm sick.

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