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Celebrations….LOVE them! :-)))

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today was such a GLORIOUS day! I had my very dearest friend, Nancy, over to celebrate her birthday. We sat on the patio, even though it's pretty hot here [86 degrees] in Northern Wisconsin today; we have a shade cloth over our pergola and it was quite comfortable.

I served turkey sandwiches: our homemade whole wheat bread with mayo, turkey, cabot 50% light cheese, tomato, bread/butter pickles and salad greens. We split the sandwich.



Then we had my favorite black bean soup--each having about 1/2-2/3 cup w/ a tad of cabot reduced fat cheese melted and about 1 TBS of crushed tortilla chips on top.

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Then for dessert we had fresh picked strawberries with banana and grapes. Mmmmmm, so, so SCRUMPTIOUS! The mom of the little girl that I'm tutoring brought me a whole crate of strawberries yesterday and they are SOOOO SWEET! $1.50 a pound and she picked $18 worth for me. Such a treat!



Then we went to the consignment shop and they were having 'bag day'. Fill a bag for $5. OH, MY WORD, did we have FUN! And found some really nice things for $5! And boy do we know how to stuff a bag! emoticon

Then back to my house for iced coffee. it could have EASILY been an I LOVE LUCY episode. Sammy was watching me try and get the whipped cream out of the can--it was defective, and no matter what I did, it would NOT come out. So my friend Nancy suggested getting something to try and get it started. I took a skewer and poked it inside, when it SUDDENLY exploded IN MY FACE and there was WHIPPED CREAM allmy face, squirting up in the air, going everywhere! This was a FULL CAN of whipped cream. We were squirting it into EVERYTHING, trying NOT to waste it! WE LAUGHED 'til we cried!!!!! Sammy was giggling his precious little heart out!!!! Wish we had it on camera! Anyway, so I topped our whipped cream with caramel and chocolate syrup and off we went back to the patio for our treat and prayer time.



It was an ABSOLUTE perfect afternoon!

Hopefully, I'll head for my 3 mile walk after supper.

Love you all! Susan
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  • DUXGRL1
    Sounds great! The whipped cream sounds like something that would happen to me!
    1663 days ago
  • HICKOK-HALEY
    Sounds like a special day indeed. Not only did I laugh about the whipcream, but my Hubby had a good chuckle as well. I can just see it everywhere lol. I have never put cheese on top of my soup. Sounds good. That was so sweet of your friend to buy the strawberries for you. Yum!
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    1667 days ago
  • JUSFOLK
    Sounds like you got good exercise trying to contain the whipped cream! Lovely time with a friend, and I relish bag days, too!
    1668 days ago
  • EJOY-EVELYN
    So happy for you! You had an incredible day. After I took care of my Dad's pharmacy bill in Washburn, I noticed the thrift store has a $3/bag day. I managed to fold 6 pair of slacks and 6 shirts for my Dad - He was so thrilled as we were on our way to Walmart to look for pants and shoes.

    Your cooking skills are truly delightful! Glad you enjoyed this most beautiful day. Lake Superior has been kind to us, as well (fortunately, it's cooling off for the night!).
    1668 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    How fun. emoticon
    1669 days ago
  • KITT52
    sounds like a nice time, the food looked yummy
    1669 days ago
  • SWIMLOVER
    Susan, you and your friend had a wonderful day! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I can imagine Sammy face during the whip cream going all over the place! What A Great Time!

    GOD BLESS!
    Louise
    1670 days ago
  • NISSANGIRL
    What a wonderful way to spend the day!!! I am sure u guys had a blast! and I know your friend apprecitated your lunch! Thanks for the laugh as well!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • TERRIJ7
    What a wonderful day! I want you to entertain me when my birthday comes around :)
    1670 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
    What a great day it was Susan!
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    1670 days ago
  • PMFISH
    It sounds like a day any one would enjoy! Nothing better than breaking bread with a friend and then finding great bargains while shopping. The whip cream was literally the icing on the day!!

    Enjoyed reading about it - thanks for sharing!
    1670 days ago
  • KKLENNERT809
    Yes, it sure sounds like you had fun! Hope your birthday is coming up soon so you can do it all again!!
    1671 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon Sounds like the kind of day that the BEST Memories are made of!!
    1671 days ago
  • KARENE10
    Sounds like such an awesome day! Food sounds yummy and I LOVE those $5 bag sales,I have some designer jeans from them,and of course the friends emoticon
    1671 days ago
  • GRACEISENUF
    Wish I could have been there to see that whipped cream explosion...."Lucy, Lucy, Lucy!"



    Glad your day was such a "delight".




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    1671 days ago
  • KADULAC
    That is a truly lovely day. Healthy food, great bargains, laughs; what more could you want?
    1671 days ago
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