Thanks Pinecroft. I love making bentos for my daughter. I'm not a real emotionally expressive kind of person and of course my daughter would be the opposite! This is one way I can express my love to her. By the way, I love your profile picture!
A bento box is just a box you fill up with healthy foods. Rice balls, left over teriyaki, fruit and veggies. I know there are good things about a small town and I'm coming to terms with...after several months living here! I am socially awkward with strangers. My introversion rears its ugly head in these kinds of situations. I know I won't get better until I practice, but I'd rather "talk" to people online. I do practice when my hubs is around because he can tell when I start to get overwhelmed. I can handle casual discussions quite well, it's knowing how quickly what I can say will eventually get to everyone. In the city, nobody really cares more than a few people outside of your inner circle. Over here, it's the whole town! LOL
O K I'm going to be like the small town ladies although I live in a very big city -- What is a Bento box? I saw a picture of them on your Blog Twinter and they are very pretty. I bet my picky eater grandson would eat the little things you put in the box.
Twinters, I grew up in a very small town and everyone knew everyone else. When I started high school my parents moved out in the country in an even smaller town and I didn't know a sole. This summer we were back there emptying out my mothers house getting ready for it to be sold. I couldn't believe people that stopped by to say hello that had been serviced my mother as in, the fuel delivery guy, the lawn service people, the neighbor down the road that wondered by there was a huge dumper on the front lawn, the plumber, and on and on it went. I myself love living in the city. I don't even know some of my neighbors last names but it I needed them they would be here in a hurry.
Twinters, when someone asks you a question, turn it around and ask them a question. If it is something you don't want them to know just ask them why they want to know that. If they want to know what job your husband has, ask them what their husband does for a living. If they question you being a stay at home mom, just tell them you believe in Dr. Laura's advice, children need their mom to be at home and you're very lucky you are able to. Even in the city you always have one neighbor that always knows what's going on in the neighborhood. We have ours.
Glenna, I think I have seen frozen slices of yellow summer squash in a store but I can't imagine it tastes very good. So much water. Yes, you can shred zuchinni and add it in spaghetti sauce, soups and baked goods.
I need to get some recipes out to make sure I don't need anything added to my grocery list for tomorrow.
Either one is funny!! Really I was just joking. But small towns do take some getting used to.
Do any of you know of a way to preserve summer squash so that it is not so soft and mushy? Hubby likes it dipped in flour and fried. I have tried canning it and freezing it with not so good results. I thought maybe one of you has a sercret recipe!!
Hope all is well in everyone's world today! It is a little cooler in WV. Finally!! Supposed to be in the 90's next week though. So I'd best enjoy!
Welcome, Twinters. So glad to have you as a part of the group. I hope you enjoy our team.
Everything is pretty much the usual here today. Did the am chores---milking, chickens, breakfast, visited Mom, cleaned up kitchen...... You know the routine. I need to go to the garden and check for "ready" vegetables.
I know what you all mean about small towns. I grew up in one and still live here. Someone made a comment the other day about small town like this. I said, "Yeah, it's like living next to the FBI!" And in a way it is. I guess that has it's good points and it's bad points.
Hope everyone has a beautiful day!
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I have missed y'all so much!! How are y'all? What's new with you and your family? Is everyone back from vacation?
I need to go back and finish reading the posts to get caught up! Each of you just do so many interesting things it is really fun to read about the goings on in your lives!!
There hasn't been anything earth shattering going on here other than they finally finished my wheelchair!!! WAHOO! Believe it or not there is a difference in each chair. Let's see....what else is new in my world....hmmm I haven't tried new recipes yet but I am going to make JoAnna's Zucchini Nut Muffins either today or tomorrow. It's from September 2002 newsletter.
Hi Twinters! Welcome! I grew up in a small town, right at 2,000 people. At the time I couldn't wait to get to the big city. Now I love them both. Small towns are wonderful for pitching in together when things get rough. In big cities not so much. I hope you enjoy your small town living, it has its own rewards! Welcome again!
Louise I hope your DD finds a church that is right for her. It's important to find the right "fit" in the place we worship. Are you still getting in time at the pool? That just sounds like so much fun!
Jan how is dh doing?
Isn't it hard to think about it already being August? The days are just flying by! It won't be long until the Christmas countdown begins! A little over 4 months!!
I have some Georgia peaches! Ohh they are so sweet. Love biting into them and the juice running down my chin. It is hard for me to use my fresh fruits in recipes because I really enjoy the taste of the pure fruit.
I hope this finds everyone having a blessed day! I missed everyone a LOT!
Thanks, Louise! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. I am sure I'll get used to it at some point, especially when everybody knows who I am so they won't ask me anymore. There is nothing like going to church with everybody looking at the "new gal" in town and then the questions start, "Who's your husband? Why isn't he here? Why did he work late? What does he do? Ooh, I know so-and-so in that department...you are a stay-at-home mom. Don't you want to work? Where are your kids? Why are they at grandmas, does she live here too?" Yikes!! Oh, and the doosy of a question, "Where do you live?" Obviously, HERE! LOL
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Good Morning TWINTERS! Welcome to this Great Team! I actually grew up in a small town where everyone knew everything about each other. Now I live in the city and I honestly like it better. So I understand what you are saying. I am not an introvert but I really don't like going to church alone. Anyway, I wanted to say "Hi" and welcome you to this Team. GOD BLESS! Louise
Hello Swimlover, sounds like you have a nice day planned. My hubs got home at 2 am this morning, so we aren't going to church today. They don't offer an evening service and I am too much of an introvert to go by myself. We recently moved to a small town and like a small town, everybody wants to know everything. I'm a city girl so I'm not used to it. My hubs always knows what to say, so he's sort of my extroverted hero! LOL
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Good Sunday Morning Everyone! DH is working today and DD is sleeping. DD got her room ready for her new classes that start tomorrow. She all ready knows some of the children and looking forward to teaching at her new job. She had been in training these two past weeks. DH is working overtime. I am debating whether or not to go to church or wait until DH comes homes and go tonight. I don't really like to go alone but I have. Right now we are sticking to the large church. The small one we had tried for a while was not very friendly and we could not really fit in to the small groups that they had. Every one said they were full. It seemed like a "clicky" church and I don't believe The LORD wants us to act like that. I belong to the Cancer Support Group at the large one and everyone is friendly. The people are friendly on Sundays so for now I guess we are staying in the large Church. They have a 5p.m. service that is the same as the morning services so I probably will wait for DH and go then. DD is going to a new church that has a lot of people her age--married and singles. Well, I guess I should do some more housework. It is always on going. Well, everyone, please have a Very Wonderful and Blessed Sunday! GOD BLESS! Louise
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