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6/23/08 8:26 P

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I'm not moanin anymore. It is so good to have the computer back. Last Thur. it went to the Urgent Care Center. We couldn't even get it to turn on. Now if our #1DS had been close by he would have had it fixed in a jiffy. DH has gotten him on line a few time (3,000 miles away) and gotten us out of a jam.

DD just called and said she heard there was a fire close by to us. Now that I look outside I can see the smoke. This will be the second one in two weeks that is within about 5 miles. This one is in a canyon and no buildings in the immmediate area.

We have had a week end of 100 degree weather which is very unusual for June. I have sat in front of the fan and watched movies on the Lifetime channel. Homes in our area aren't air conditioned. June is generally only in the low 70's with little sunshine.
It is called June Gloom.

Vicki, I saw Heather had a short post on one thread and said she wasn't back home yet.

Deb, one thing that helps me for easy summer meals is to buy a bag a frozen pregrilled chicken strips. I rotate chicken salad recipes. I especially love them when we travel in our RV. Of course I'm also the queen of salads with fruit, pudding and yogurt or Cool Whip Free. I devour Jo's recipes for those, and keep a file box just for them.

Carol, I'm glad to see your recipes from Cooking with Splenda cookbook. I don't have that one.

Mary, what do you do with kale? I don't think I've ever eaten it except maybe in a salad. With the price of groceries going up, we'll all have to start a soup pot. My mother never threw anything away. Any left over veg. or probably meat went into a container in the freezer. When it got full she would make soup. At 96 she still doesn't waste anything. She lives alone in New England. She has three freezer plus the one in the refrigerator. And they are full. She does use one for things that might attact bugs.

From the news the fire seems to be contained and the smoke is blowing away from our neighborhood. It is right beside one of the north/south bound freeways so I'm sure traffic is a mess.

Ann

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6/23/08 7:03 P

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Moving slower while time passes too fast here, too!

Had a marvelous 3 day weekend with the GIRLS this past weekend and had today off and tomorrow, too. Lovin it! Was going to paint a wall in the bedroom today but ended up going to do some shopping and now trying to catch up some here. Worse part of leaving home for a few days is all of the email when I get home.

Has Heather gotten back yet?

Vicki

"There is no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you'd make" Unknown

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6/23/08 5:24 P

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Hi Deb,
I agree that we're going slower while time goes faster! Funny about that. I posted a recipe for Macaroni Chicken Salad on the recipes forum. It sounds good, but it does involve precooking the macaroni and chicken. We usually make salads of tuna, salmon, or imitation crabmeat in the summer to avoid cooking, or precook batches of chicken, macaroni, or eggs.
Happy Summer!
Carol

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6/23/08 10:28 A

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Good Morning everyone - Where did "IT" go?

"IT" - definitely not the pounds on my hips, but the "IT" the 48 hours between Friday and Monday. It seems the older I get the slower I go, but the faster the time passes.

One good thing about time going by faster is that the next HE newsletter will be here shortly. I hope there will be some ideas for quick, easy summer dishes (little or no cooking) Does anyone have any suggestions for a quick cool salad?

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I know there were a number of graduation parties in my area this weekend. Tonight (weather permitting) there is going to be a BIG fireworks show (50th annual) on the river between USA and Canada - I'll be home watching it on TV.

Well, I've got to get my fanny in gear and make a few phone calls, pay a few bills and who knows what else is around the corner. Have a good day and I'll see you on the boards.

Deb in MI

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