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The Weekend

Monday, October 29, 2012

It is so warm here this morning - had to open the windows. There is a cool breeze and the sun us out bright and inviting. Well, there are a few clouds - but the do not look threatening.

Plans for today include laundry and a bit of housecleaning - not much tho. I just want to play. So will be meeting my son this afternoon - not sure what we will do - he has a couple of extra days off this week. He works nights so it is hard for us to get together.''

Had dinner at my daughter's yesterday - a good time.

Only took a couple of pictures:

Jill, my 12 year old granddaughter, being herself!!

Sami is 19 now - oh, my how she is growing up. She is married and has a step-son, Aiden, who is 2. This is a new hair cut for her - just a month ago her hair was long with a reddish tint.

Their sun room - very inviting:

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MARTHA-ANN 10/30/2012 4:55AM

    Glad to see you've got to grips with the camera Barb, you sound as if you had a lovely day...you're family are beautiful. emoticon

Our weather's gone the same way as yours, not quite 'open windows' weather but dry and bright, a lot lot better than the squally wintery showers we have had. emoticon

I'm going to an organ recital this afternoon. emoticon

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Soup and Cornbread!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Soup's ready and there is cornbread baking in the oven!! When the Schwan's guy stopped this morning, he said you could smell the soup out to the street!! Velva, my neighbor bakes her own bread and the smell is so tantalizing. So today I am making cornbread (my favorite) and next will be soda bread (my son's favorite).

I have been doing the Healthy Cooking Challenge and my challenge is a new recipe each week. This week will be Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken. Need to make sure I have all the ingredients and will probably make Saturday for Sunday dinner. That's my plan for now.

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MARTHA-ANN 10/25/2012 7:47AM

    Sounds a good plan Barb...and yummy!
Wish I lived next door, I can smell that soup way over here in England!!! emoticon

The tex-mex chicken sounds good too, I use my slow cooker a lot!

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JTREMBATH 10/25/2012 2:48AM

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Nice Walk and a New Camera on the Way!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

I took a walk this morning - to the library to return a book and then by the bank to pick up quarters for laundry. Had a sweatshirt on and it was too much - must have been in the 70s by the time I got back home. Really nice out -

I found a camera on amazon.com and have ordered it - should arrive within a week. Now am so anxious to get it. I took a couple of pictures with my camera, but now not sure how to download. The river is very low right now - we had so little snow last winter - sure hope we get more this year. I can say that now, since I am retired and do not have to drive in it. Except, that my daughter drives to Hermiston to work - about 30 miles mostly freeway - and it can be bad. She does have a fairly new car and is a good driver, but still....... i only wish she worked here in town, but she does so love her job.

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MARTHA-ANN 10/16/2012 5:21AM

    Lucky you, the 70's eh!
We've got wind and rain but there are sunny patches now and again.

It's easy to upload pictures Barb, all the instructions and the lead from the camera to computer come with the camera so you'll be fine. You'll soon be snapping away and uploading like a pro! emoticon

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Morning Walk and Dining Out!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Took a walk this morning to Washington School and then back along the river walk. Took my camera and got some pictures of the clouds. But as I crossed the river, my camera stopped working - I think is has died. So will be looking for a new one soon. emoticon Have been wanting to get a new one and this is a great excuse!!

A second note: Have been reading articles about the nutrients in the offerings at restaurants and what an eye-opener!! I eat out Saturday evenings with my oldest. (He was coming here, but because of family issues, we are meeting out.). We eat mostly at local restaurants, so their menus are not on the internet. But, I have been comparing some of the things I do order and WOW - I thought I was eating fairly healthy. Well, I am eating better than I was last year. We like Shari's here - similar to Denny's - and a local Mexican restaurant. One thing Greg and I have been doing is to share a meal - and we find it is plenty for both of us.

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MARTHA-ANN 10/14/2012 7:26AM

    Hope you soon get your new camera Barb, don't stop now you're just getting used to having it with you.

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PLAYBLUES22 10/13/2012 4:48PM

    Sweetie, so sorry to read about your camera. I love taking pictures also ,so i know how you feel when it is no longer working. Good luck on getting a new one emoticon

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MRSCLAUS46 10/13/2012 4:40PM

    emoticon It is such a great time of the year to be walking! emoticonsorry to hear your camera is on the outs. Hope you can get a new one soon........It is wonderful that you & your son can get together (mine are scattered across the country and more than a day's drive away). Sharing is a great way to cut the calories! If my hubby and I don't share a meal I always make sure I bring 1/2 of it home for the next days lunch. Have fun today!

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My Morning Walk Yesterday

Friday, October 12, 2012

Had a good walk in the neighbor yesterday morning and took pictures of some of the trees.

This one is taken from the start of my wlak:

Across the street:

On my walk:

Taking a SunBath:

An interesting house along the way:

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MARTHA-ANN 10/13/2012 2:51AM

    Beautiful trees and interesting old houses, is the turtle a camera?
Looks like you had a fine morning Barb, autumn is coming in!

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