My day started early and now that I'm sitting comfortably in my chair I'm ready for a nap.
Made DH his favorites: french toast & bacon for breakfast, egg salad sandwiches for lunch. Dinner will be grilled steak and potato salad. I didn't eat all this but will have a small portion of steak for dinner along with a spinach salad.
Louise, I enjoyed hearing about your Dad.
Ann, Your DS sounds like a very handy fellow! The poke cake sounds good. I think we used to also make it by pouring gelatin over it but the pudding sounds wonderful.
Sarah, It's good to see you posting. Yes, I always start my day with coffee. I really enjoy it but quit drinking it by about 10 AM. I know some people are able to drink it all day - that would keep me awake.
Patty, I enjoy either your daily posts or Sarah's. You girls know if Ann, Judy or I start the daily thread, the rest of you are sleeping in, off doing something else or very busy (because we're all PDT).
Yesterday I ate waaaaay too much, no exercise to speak of but drank my water. I'm doing better today.
Good Afternoon and a beautiful sunny day it is. DS and DH have gone back to Verizon to get us set us with all digital phone service in the house and good by to AT&T. We'll still have the same phone number. The only problem with all digital is DH won't beable to call in his twice a year pace maker check. He'll have to get to a land line for that.
So I don't forget:
Heather, no my Boston Cream poke cake is not a H E recipe. It could be. And did I make a big boo boo. 9 x 13 regular yellow cake baked and while still warm poke holes all over it with a wooden spoon. Mix two pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix with 4 cups of milk. This is where I goofed - - - - I only used two cups of milk with two pkg of pudding and wonder why it was so thick and didn't go in the holes, especially as I let it set two min. as the recipe said. Then refrig it and then when cool frost with canned choc frosting mix. I'll let you know how it tastes holes and all.
Yesterday we went over to DS#2 house and DS#! cleaned up #2's computer and also DD's and then we went out for Mexican food. GS showed up after he came back from a birthday party at a race car place where they drive the cars through a maze.
I have sliced strawberries to go in salad greens, deviled eggs, a relish tray, and a loaf of Hawaiian bread ready to go plus some extra berries for them to have and GS hemed baseball pants I just finished. OH don't forget the poked Boston Cream Cake
Last week I lost 5.5 lbs and I hope I don't gain it back. I'm getting closer to goal but still look like I'm 9 months PG with all the cancer fluid I'm carrying. DS and DD are going to grill steaks. I think GS and I will share a steak.
I can't believe the Marines are flying today and they are very loud.
Ann in San Diego
current weight: 0.0 under
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My dad was the best dad a girl could have. My mother worked a lot--she was an RN who did private duty and a lot of double shifts. She worked when most mothers stayed home. Dad was an hard worker first working in textile mills and later for Ocean Spray. Anyway, when I was little he came home from work and cooked supper and took me to Disney movies at the Drive-In. He helped me with homework and took a real interest in my education. He encouraged to go to college and paid for the junior college I went to. I remember the day I got married as he was walking me up the asile, I said to him not to cry and he said with a smile: "I am not crying, I am glad to get rid of you--then he said with a silent laugh only he and I could hear " I am giving you away to the best man ever for you to have a great life together." My dad knew my DH was the guy for me the moment my dad met him. When our daughter was born my dad used to come over and read and read and read to her. He used to put her in her stroller and take her for walks. He read the Bible every night. He showed me what a man who loved the LORD was like. I think that was one reason he loved my DH. DH is a godly man and great father also. Anyway I remember how my dad lived and not how he died.
I like recipes for Salmon. Can you tell I am in the Pacific Northwest? I never had fresh salt water fish until I came out here, now I can't get enough.
I want all those men to enjoy Father's Day. I know many of you aren't with your children, but think about them and how happy they made you. To those who are with their children watch them closely and enjoy each moment. They are all blessings.
I remember my father and grandfathers today. My father was the most loving, kind and fair person I ever met. I am so grateful for the years I had him. I can't say I miss him because he is always with me. He helped to shape the person that I am. His influence is a part of my daily life. He was the best.
My father started a family tradition. He went back to college the year I started high school. He gave me the gift of lifelong learning. My children were there for his graduation as my grandchildren were there for my graduation. Daddy knew the value of education and an inquiring mind. I hope that will continue with my great grandchildren,
It is starting out as a beautiful day here. 82 with only 62% humidity.
Did you start your day with coffee? I remember Ann has cocoa. I know there are tea drinkers here too. What do you have planned for Father's Day? Whatever your plans are for the day, enjoy.
Thinking I will broil a piece of Mahi Mahi for dinner with some steamed veggies. Maybe a side of bulgar too. Yesterday I fixed Jell-o and made Hoppin' John (black eyed peas and rice) so I'm ready for meatless Monday.
As usual I'm not very newsy. Just wanted to check in and see what everyone has planned today.
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