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No time change here

Saturday, March 12, 2011

There is no daylight savings time here, we don't set the clocks back or forward at any time except for when the clocks get so far ahead due to voltage surges.

For all our friends who know where we are, we are just fine. There were no protests in the city we live in, the "day of rage" did not amount to anything where we are.

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HJFOGARTY 3/12/2011 5:42PM

    glad all is well and nothing is going on near you. just take care of you and come back safe and sound! it will be nice to have the clocks spring ahead tomorrow - staying lighter longer will be nice. spring is springing up! yeah!

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REGINA100 3/12/2011 3:18PM

    I didn't know what to think of the non-day of rage. The impression from far, far away is that Saudi would be more of a Libyan bloodbath than a Tunisian revolution. But what I don't know would fill an ocean. Glad you and your family were safe and sound.

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Lone Ranger and Tonto

Friday, March 11, 2011

I guess this is an old one but I thought it was funny!

The Lone Ranger and Tonto turn in for the evening out on the plains. After a few hours, Tonto suddenly nudges the Lone Ranger until he awakens. Tonto says, with alarm in his voice "Look up! What do you see?"

The Lone Ranger looks up and says "I see the nighttime sky."

Tonto nods and says "So what does that tell you?"

The Lone Ranger thinks about it for a moment, then says "Well, astronomically, it tells me there are millions or even billions of stars and planetary systems in our galaxy. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is currently in Leo. Theologically, I feel the sky suggests that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Time-wise, from the position of the moon, I'd say it's about 11:45pm. And meteorlogically, from the clarity of the sky, I'd say we're in for a great day of weather tomorrow. Why, Tonto? What does the nighttime sky tell you?"

Tonto replies "It tells me somebody stole our tent, you jacka$$."

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SUZYMOBILE 3/21/2011 12:11PM

    Love it! Belatedly ...

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HJFOGARTY 3/11/2011 9:34PM

    so cute :)

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SOFEDUPP 3/11/2011 6:57PM

    That was awesome!!

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A new trick I learned

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

No, this isn't about exercise, health, it could be classified as diet but not really.

I have a hate/love relationship with cooking, I have to be in the mood and I can cook up a storm. I love cooking big fancier meals for the holidays and once in a while in between. Other days I hate to cook and I love shortcuts. I also confess that I love to watch the food network. I've learned a few different things. One of the recipes I have made a couple times calls for this Bouquet Garni stuff. I googled it and it's a mixture of spices in a spice bag. There are no spice bags here or that mixture so I made it myself, rosemary, thyme and a bay leaf is what this particular spice mix was. I tried using cheesecloth but the fine powered thyme just fell through. The I saw an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives the other night where they used a mixture of spices folded up in a coffee filter and tied with thread. Well that worked for me! I made my Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Hummus soup tonight and remembered what I had seen. It worked great.

I also made some Shrove Tuesday pancakes for dinner and topped them with strawberries. It was pretty good.

That is my new find for the year.

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PASHWO 3/9/2011 4:54PM

    Never would have thought to use a coffee filter. Thanks for sharing.

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HJFOGARTY 3/8/2011 9:49PM

    what a great idea - thanks for sharing - and your meals sound great too! hope you enjoyed it!

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CATHYJR73 3/8/2011 7:46PM

    sounds yummy so what time is dinner?? emoticon

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LADYJ6942 3/8/2011 4:09PM

    Great idea. I dont use powered spice so the cheesecloth works well but love the creative back up.

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FRAN0426 3/8/2011 4:07PM

    Thanks for passing along a great tip for keeping spices together while cooking

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2MUCHRUTHIE 3/8/2011 3:49PM

    Great! Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EXENEC 3/8/2011 3:40PM

  Brilliant! Thanks for passing this neat trick along.

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March 1

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I'm on a 3 day streak of exercising again, it feels good so hopefully I'll stay on track.

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HJFOGARTY 3/1/2011 9:07PM

    way to go!!! just take one day at a time and realize that you are worth it - and such a great inspiration!!! take care of you!

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RWETHAIRYET 3/1/2011 4:39PM

    Good for you! Hopefully this month will be a better one for you.

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OGOODY 3/1/2011 4:04PM

    We're cheering for you! emoticon

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I figured it out!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Well, I just figured out why I'm so fat!!! The shampoo I use in the shower often runs down my body and the bottle says, "for extra volume and body." I'm going to start using Dawn dish washing soap, that bottle says, "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove."

I'm happy with myself, 2 days in a row now that I've gotten up and exercised. I hope this means my motivation is back. On to March!

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RESTLESSMOMMA4 3/9/2011 7:13AM

    That explains a lot! lol

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FLUTTERBY4JC 3/1/2011 1:35PM

    That is funny....thank you for putting a smile on my face today emoticon

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DIANNEYME 2/28/2011 9:21PM

    Are you on Facebook, Robin? I had several friends post that yesterday. Love it! emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 2/28/2011 8:15PM

    hahaha loved this one! I'm going to try it too! lol hahaha keep on inspiring!

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GRAMMYEAC 2/28/2011 7:56PM

    Too funny, Robin!

Thanks for the chuckles today!

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DESTYDARLIN 2/28/2011 3:28PM

    LOL! Let me know if the DAWN works as it says.

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HARRIET2 2/28/2011 3:27PM

    Thanks for the laugh! emoticon

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