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I loved the descriptions of your lives yesterday. My license tabs did get purchased. They will come in the mail shortly. I was okay to drive once that was done. I did get my produce and went to the little market in Eatonville and picked up more produce, including corn on the cob. I got home and made a lovely dinner with the corn and some liver I found at the market. I already had lots of onions. I made a wonderful salad with some of my produce. Chinese cabbage, (Nappa), curly kale, mini peppers for color, and avocado. I made for me a Thai vinegar/peanut dressing and gave Carol her plate with a bottle of Thousand Island dressing which is her favorite.
Jan, I am very glad your son got to feeling better. I have in my bookcase the copy of that cookbook with which I started married life in 1954. I also have a current copy because the recipe for apple pie in the original is missing. That was Charlie's favorite pie and I have no idea what might have happened to that page.
Wasn't the sky beautiful yesterday. Up here there wasn't a cloud in sight. That color of blue is so intense it vibrates. I am sure those vibrations make everyone feel better. I was enjoying every minute. Gidget and I took our walk through the campground and she made it the whole way, with only a couple of breaks while I talked with some of the campers.
On the whole I had a great day.
See you all tomorrow. Today looks just as great as did yesterday.
My what a lot going on with our group today!
Judy, I hope all went well with you picking up your produce today.
Louise, Sounds like your family made progress with the car search. It is good to have a reliable car.
Patty, I would have trouble with the ashes, too. It's hard to say goodbye. I know this is not the same at all but when one of my beloved cats died the vet asked me if I wanted the ashes. I thought I'd scatter the ashes in the flower bed she loved to lay in. Did not happen. I couldn't deal with opening the container. I'm glad you had this family time to share your grief and then the party at the end of the day to soften the day for you.
Nina, Sorry you had tummy trouble. The turkey recipe isn't ringing a bell for me.
Well, the day ended well. Towards noon DS#1 had slept and said he'd get in the shower and maybe we could take a hike at a park. He also felt good enough to finally open his birthday presents. I gave him the new edition of the Betty Crocker cookbook (he loves my old 1960s one) and he really likes it - said when he's feeling better there are several recipes he wants to try. We went to the park where two other cars were parked but we never saw another soul on the trails. Up and down hills but it was a pleasant walk through the tall trees in the woods with ripe salmonberries to sample. DS isn't eating today but is drinking juice.
DS#2 and I took a long walk in the neighborhood and through the very old cemetery. There's a place halfway into the walk where we sit on a cement structure. We tried to read the quaint saying on the stones. Most people buried there died in the 1890s. I'm wondering if there was an epidemic then.
I finally prepared the Earthboxes to plant four tomato plants.
Now I'm happily tired.
Pacific NW Time Zone PDT
Had a stomach thing today . Was not too bad, but only ate rice and toast. Tonight I had a little ice cream and it seemed to sooth my tummy even more. Hopefully will be ok by tomorrow, wanted to go to church tomorrow .
Trying to find some recipes from JoAnn Lund collection. Can't seem to find a recipe that I use to make. I think it was made with Turkey. I made it with chicken. It had poultry seasoning and biscuits on top. Seemed like it had something like Turkey stew. Why the stew I do not remember.
My recipe box is in my trailer in CA. Some of my books are packed yet too.
Patty-hope you had a great time at graduation and party . It would be hard to scatter ashes as so many memories come flooding back.
Louise-we have an old Honda Accord. It has way over 200,000 miles and still going. Hope it keeps on going.
Jan-sorry you did not get to celebrate your sons birthday . Will pray that he does not get diverticulitis . My brother had it so often that they took out some of his intestine and he just loves that he can eat anything he wants now.
Judy-hope you did not get stopped for your plates and you got what you needed to get .
Have a great evening
Jan, I am praying that your son does not have a bout with diverticulitis. I know first hand how painful and awful diverticulitis is. I am so sorry he is sick on his 43rd birthday. That is certainly not any fun.
Patty, I am so sorry you had a hard time burying you mother's ashes. Just try to remember all the good times and the good memories. I am glad you had a good time at the graduation party. I think it is great that you all get along with your ex. After all, that makes it so much better for the children and the grandchildren.
Well, everyone, please have a Great Rest of Saturday!
Edited by: SWIMLOVER at: 6/8/2013 (20:54)
Back home again, home again, jiggety jig...
I am so tired.
I thought it would be so easy to put Mom's ashes in the ground...not...I think we all cried a bit.
Brother had his arm around sis and I, and he said some nice words, then a short prayer. I had wanted to say how much I love her and miss her, but I couldn't cause I was crying...
Then brother took us all out to lunch.
Then I dropped hubby and sis at our house, hubby had to let the dog out and sis's ride was on her way, I dropped DD off at her house, came back , sis was just leaving, picked up hubby and we headed out.
We picked up cousin, and away we were off.
We had a nice time at the party. My ex and Mel put 2 large tables together, so we could all sit there as a family...Our kids, and our families. It is so nice that we all get along. I am so thankful that he eventually married my cousin. She is a super sweet lady, and has helped with the healing of memories between my ex and myself...so much nicer for us, and for our kids...
There was a wall of photos of DGS. I remember most of them...He is such a sweet young man.
DGD was there with a cute long dress on...she is 14, going on 30. We never looked like that at 14, and she is very na´ve...just like I was...
I sound nostalgic today don't I. I really miss my Mom today. She would have loved the party...
Jan, sorry your son is ill.
Hi Again! Well, Thank You for all your great reviews on Honda. I guess DD was impressed also because DH phoned and said she is actually going to lease a Honda Civic. It is silver with black interior. I have not seen it yet as they were still at the dealers when DH called. I guess leasing was cheaper than buying. At least the monthly payments were cheaper. They both seemed happy.
So now I guess DH and I will have to save up and get an Honda also.
Well, I did not get any writing done. I guess I will work on it in the afternoon. If I do not work on it daily, it will never get done.
Good morning everyone,
The sun is shining brightly outside and I have the door off my bedroom wide open. My Oliver is singing with the outside birds. Gidget is asleep across my arms. It seems as if she does nothing but sleep, but I take her over to the campground and make her walk fast every day.
They called from the Co-op earlier and said the produce shares are ready to be picked up. I will drive into town and pray I don't get stopped for expired plates. While I'm there I will pick up the specials at that market. I have a short list all made out, but I won't pick everything up right now. Some of the stuff I have to go into town (Seattle) to get. I'll do that on Wednesday.
Patty I hope your day turns out well.
Jan, I am sorry to hear your son is having a difficult birthday. Hopefully he won't have to go to the hospital.
Louise, Our family has had Honda's since the seventies. We have put well over three hundred thousand miles on each one. We gave on to dear friends and they drove it for another ten years with few problems. That was a civic. I made my trips to Houston in my Accord wagon, which was the best car I ever owned. I fell asleep at the wheel and totalled it. It was replaced with another Civic which I still have. It has over three hundred thousand miles on it and is going strong. It needs some work right now, primarily cosmetic and it desperately needs an oil change.
My son's drive Honda Civics and at the moment if any of us were to buy a new car it would be another Honda, I want a new Civic Hybrid, but that is a very long way off. I guess this is an endorsement of Hondas.
The only other car to which I would give consideration would be the Suburu Station wagons. And that is only because winter snows make if so very difficult to get around up here. The four wheel drive Suburu's are very good for dealing with snow and the berms the plows kick up.
Gotta get going now. I'll see you later.
It's a nice, sunny day. This is our oldest son's 43rd birthday and we had great plans for the day but he got up and told us he was sick all night and can't go anywhere today and if it keeps up he'll go to ER tomorrow. We're trying to decide if we should leave and let him rest or stay in case we're needed. I can tell he doesn't want to sit around and visit. Sounds like maybe another bout with diverticulitis.
Patty, it's quite a family day for you and I hope you all have some pleasant memories of your Mom and enjoy your DGS's graduation and party.
Louise, We have a 1990 Honda Accord that is like the energizer bunny - keeps going and going. Mom had a Civic and that was a great car, too. I hope the car shopping goes well and your writing time is productive. Housework never ends!
Food - yes
Exercise - not enough, tummy problems yesterday
Water - yes
Pacific NW Time Zone PDT
Good Morning Patty and all who will follow.
Patty, Have fun at your DGS graduation party!
This morning DH and DD are going to look at cars. Both DH DD need cars. However, I am not sure we can buy a car at this time. DD will be buying a new car today. We will probably be fixing up our old car and driving that for a while. They are going to the Honda dealers as we looked up the most reliable cars and the Honda Accord came in first and the Honda Civic came in third. I think the Honda Civic will be more affordable but that is up to DD. I will be staying home and working on my writing and also doing some housework.
I am not sure what else we will be doing today.
Everyone, please have a Great Saturday!
Stayed To Food Plan--Yes
Edited by: SWIMLOVER at: 6/8/2013 (09:57)
We bury Mom's ashes at 11, then go to DGS graduation party at 2.
Sis is coming over, and riding with us, as well as DD and DGD to the burial.
Then we are picking up 87 year old cousin, to take her to the party with us.
Mac and cheese is in the crockpot, ready to go to the party.
How was yesterday?
Did you move?
Did you drink your water?
did you stick to your food plan?
Let's make today a healthy day.