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Wearing PJ's to Grocery Shop?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I had to smile this morning, as I came out of the grocery store and saw yet another shopper entering in her pj's. This has become more common than you'd imagine. It lead me to wonder if anyone else lives in a town where this happens.

There are also a lot of people who wheel home the shopping carts and leave them all over the neighborhood. (I'm talking tons of them.) Isn't this special? (smiling)

Have a wonderful day.

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MUSIC66 8/4/2011 5:15AM

    yes i have had my pj on and gone shopping seen others do it too rfol.

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SKYEFYR 8/1/2011 2:20PM

  Considering what some people wear "out" I think I'd rather see them in pj's. Seriously! Have you seen what some people wear out in public? Makes you wonder if they have mirrors in their homes.

As for the carts, I actually like the places where you have to put a quarter in to get the cart because then it forces people to not just leave the cart there, but to put them back instead of watching them glide across the parking lot into other parked cars. Inconvenient? Can be. But not as bad as the lazy lumps who feel they are entitled to just leave them "wherever".

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RAINYFRIDAY 8/1/2011 12:15PM

    I haven't found a lot of shopping carts about, but I know that during the school year, some of the moms seem to have a uniform of PJ's. Even at 2:30pm for pickup. I'm often surprised by it.

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JLITT62 8/1/2011 5:35AM

    No shopping carts here, but the roads aren't real waljable either. Which is frustrating, because one of the grocery stores is within walking distance.

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JMCADE 7/31/2011 9:53PM

    I used to see it more often than I do now. And back then it was mostly teens. I have trouble going into the grocery store in my gym clothes, which are pretty discreet!

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IAM_HIS2 7/31/2011 9:34PM

    Many young people where PJ's shopping. Because I live in the country I don't see shopping carts around. However, in more populated areas they are all over, and the street people use them for there bags.

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TOTHEFUTURE1 7/31/2011 9:20PM

    I wouldn't do it but have seen others. Probably better than some bloke in just short pants.

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NATPLUMMER 7/31/2011 7:15PM

    I haven't seen anybody in the grocery store in their pj's but I don't think it's appropriate.
People in our neighborhood like to leave shopping carts on our lawn. Doesn't make us very happy.

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JENNYD97 7/31/2011 3:29PM

    OMG I see shopping carts all over the place mostly at bus stops! As for the pj's it is a very common thing and it doesnt even matter what time of day it is or even what day it is...i think they have become the new "lounge pants" lol

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ANNROMINES 7/31/2011 3:16PM

  I work in a convenience store and see a tremendous amount of people wearing their pjs. Thank goodness there aren't any holes in the wrong places!

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CRACKERJACK2825 7/31/2011 3:09PM

    I do see people in Wal-Mart in their pajamas, but as far as I know, nobody's theiving the shopping carts! :)

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JAGRIF 7/31/2011 3:01PM

    Haven't seen anyone taking the shopping cart home. However, I see lots of people shopping, walking, etc. in their pj's. Not me. Just can't do it.

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Hooray for No A/C Days!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I appreciate a/c when it gets hot, but prefer natural air. This is day two of no a/c and I am loving it. Simple pleasures.

Speaking of which, I was thinking this morning of how many simple pleasures add to the quality of my miserable (okay, just a bumpy road) life. (smiling) This morning I found a luscious bath soap and bubble bath combination, and I enjoy my great, comfie night pillows so much. Natural fibers against my skin make me feel good as well. Just some of my favorite things. And, of course, berries of all kinds. Of which I got many at my fave store this morning. It's the basics that make me happy - for sure.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

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CHRYS13 7/30/2011 3:37PM

    How wonderful to read your up-beat blog! It is all about simple pleasures, isn't it?
Enjoy your weekend!! emoticon

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SKYEFYR 7/29/2011 9:57AM

  Oh look, something else in common. I LOVE days when I don't need the AC on. I am so sick of always being so cold I can't type at work and really wish we could turn it off here. At home though, it's windows open every chance I get.

Natural fibers too? Are you sure we weren't separated at birth?

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JLITT62 7/29/2011 5:48AM

    Our temps are on the rise again . . . no no AC days in the foreseeable future. Still not supposed to be as bad as the last heatwave, for which I am thankful.

At he moment I'm glad Simba isn't vomiting anymore & seems interested in food this morning . . .

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LIBBYFITZ 7/29/2011 4:38AM

    emoticonI love berries as well! And natural unpolluted air is a must! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/28/2011 8:20PM

    I can't tell you how many times I've gotten in the shower and felt like it was the high point of my day....simple pleasures rock!

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NATPLUMMER 7/28/2011 4:39PM

    A Summer day without having to run the A/C is a beautiful thing :-)
I do love a good smelling soap and berries...berry scented soap is awesome.

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Where Did July Go?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hey, how is it that yet another month in 2011 has evaporated before my very eyes? Where did it go?

Wishing all a good tomorrow.

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MPEACH87 7/28/2011 2:21PM

    It's the warm. Causes brain lapse.

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JULESRULES78 7/28/2011 1:22PM

    Time flies when you're having fun emoticon And when you're really busy...and when there is a deadline fast approaching.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/28/2011 12:57PM

    I know where mine went....dealing with my overly anxious mother and my dementia dad! There WILL be better months ahead!

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SKYEFYR 7/28/2011 11:49AM

  I have no clue, but feel the same way. July is the month without the boychild in the house and I look forward to it all year. I hate seeing it go!

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NATPLUMMER 7/28/2011 10:11AM

    Amazing, isn't it?

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/28/2011 12:24AM

    I am glad I am not the only one that thinks the year is speeding by!

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EJHEINRICH1 7/27/2011 11:48PM

    I would like to know where our summer is on the West Coast??
We haven't had one yet!
Good to see you my friend!
Take care of you!

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The Tale of the Banana Squash

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Here's a little background - I don't cook much. I've always hated it. I probably always will. As such, I haven't heard of a lot of things that most others have. Banana squash being one of them.

On one of my walks last week, a lady on the route I take was out in her front yard and that's where she grows this stuff. (don't ask, my neighborhood is the strangest on earth) We said hello and she offered me a banana squash. I said, great, and figured I'd research as to how to cook it.

It was the beginning of my walk, and this was a big sucker, so I figured I'd hold it for the duration. Yikes, it was about as heavy as a brick and I knew I was in for a lonnnnng walk. Made the best of it by switching arms and using it as a weight. Made me remember what it feels like to carry about 5 extra lbs around. Just five feels this way, imagine all the rest I'd put on my body throughout the recent years of hormonal changes. Great reminder why I am going to lose the rest.

Okay, I get home and figure I'll cut it into a manageable size. I kid you not, it's like a rock and no sharp knife makes even a dent. I'd need an electric saw to get through this thing.

Guess I'll give it away, but you know, I wonder if all banana squash are like this. I thought it would cut like a watermelon or pumpkin.

Wishing all a great day.

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SKYEFYR 7/27/2011 4:32PM

  I love to cook and have never heard of banana squash before.

I know with hubbard squash that it's easier to bake it for a while before cutting it. Someone else gave you that advice too. :-) If that doesn't work, then like so many others have said - at least you got your weights in for the day!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/27/2011 4:09PM

    emoticonso glad you got your Strength training in! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/27/2011 11:13AM

    I loved this blog ,she likes her banana squash big I usually get them smaller so they are easier to cut! If nothing else you can use it for wqeight lifting for a while LOL!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 7/27/2011 11:07AM

    Is it a yellow squash? I think I know what this one looks like. Hmmm. . .it shouldn't have been so tough to cut through it. Well, you can always use it as a weapon. :)

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JULESRULES78 7/27/2011 8:36AM

    I have never heard of banana squash either, and I love my squashes. I would try partially cooking it (bake or boil) before trying to cut it. Good luck!

I'm sure it was cumbersome walking with it. As least you weren't running. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/26/2011 9:50PM

    I have never heard of a banana squash but I do know some of them can be hard to get open, so be careful.

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    You really made me laugh with this blog lOL

I do not care for squash all that much and am not even interested in it. Maybe if you boil it first then clean it out or bake it first and then get the meat out.

I really dont know and really dont care LOL

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IAM_HIS2 7/26/2011 7:15PM

    Nutritional Value
All squash are low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals, plus full of dietary fiber. Winter squash in particular are high in beta carotene.

sh squash; cut into desired size and remove skin. Bake, roast, grill, steam or puree into soups and sauces. To store, wrap cut squash in plastic; refrigerate up to one week.

Miso, red rice and more Bhutanese red rice miso soup with banana squash and kale
Ingredients for 4

1lb banana squash, diced
2 carrots, cut in chunks
1 onion
4 garlic cloves
2 celeri sticks
4 kale leaves, blanched and chopped
2 tbs red miso paste
one pinch of hot chili powder
vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups red rice, cooked
1 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper


own onions in olive oil, add chopped garlic. Add squash, carrots, celeri and cover with vegetable broth to cover the vegetables by 1 inch. Add salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes, then add miso.When the soup is cooked, take half the quantity and put in a blender, blend to make it a smooth consistency. Add the rest of the soup. Mix well.

Bring water to a boil in a pot, add kale. Cook until kale is tender about 10 minutes, squeeze the water out and chop roughly. Add the kale to the soup.

Steam red rice and add to the soup. Mix well and serve in bowls.

Cupcake Muffin
The squash is simple to cook up, and yet definitely makes for an impressive side dish. All the parts of this dish perfectly complement each other: the tender squash with slightly crispy bits, the creamy and tangy cheese, and the subtle sweetness from the maple syrup.

Just peel and cut up your favorite squash (I used banana squash, but you could use butternut squash or another squash that you prefer). Toss the cubes with olive oil and freshly ground black pepper. Roast the squash in a 400 degree oven until tender and browned. Transfer the squash to a bowl and toss with crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle with a bit of maple syrup, and taste for seasoning (depending on how salty your blue cheese is, you might or might not want to add a bit of salt). Enjoy!

Hope you find this helpful emoticon

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JLITT62 7/26/2011 7:07PM

    Actually don't know what a banana squash is . . . Too lazy to google it right now.


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Heartfelt Condolences to Those in Oslo

Sunday, July 24, 2011

To all affected by the tragedy that has recently occurred, my thoughts and sympathy go out to you.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/27/2011 11:15AM

    Man's inhumanity to his fellow man can be trully appalling.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/25/2011 9:19AM

    It was really shocking.

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LIBBYFITZ 7/24/2011 6:20PM

    emoticonYes a very sad time for Norway!

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