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I ate out tonight, not all that much, but we'll see what the inevitable salt retention does tomorrow morning. I only eat out once a month, the motorcycle club meeting at Cracker Barrel, and it always does the same thing to me.

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Was blown up with fluid retention yesterday, 3 kg lighter today.

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I was home sick yesterday. I was totally exhausted and light headed. I did go to work today, but it wasn't easy. DH is on the mainland working on our condo. I had a turkey burger for dinner tonight.

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I had a friend long ago who was a "food stylist" for food photographers. Food is always photographed cold so the steam doesn't ruin the shot, and they spray it with lacquer to make it shine. There is no way to duplicate that in real food.

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I know what you mean about the fruit and vegetables in the stores..they do not look good to me fresh and colorful or tasty? See these commercials on the tv they look so good but once you go to the store where are they? Are they hiding them from me?

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My list is made for the week, so I'm off to the store to load up on the dwindling offerings of fresh fruit and veggies.

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Good Monday morning gang ? Hope your day is a good one too!

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Good Sunday morning! Have a great day!

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Nell, that's two more meals than my husband ever made.

I think I am just making some simple pasta tonight. It is so hot, I am not feeling like heating the kitchen too much.

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Today is gorgeous. I really wanted to go to the beach, but I had a meeting this morning that took way too long, and then I had a technician work on my home computer remotely so that pretty much shot the day. I am hoping for tomorrow. I have hardly gotten there all summer. I do like crab salad with avocado, but I confess I am not a fan of cheese with shell fish unless it is a little feta. Nell my husband rarely cooks. When I had knee surgery and was not allowed to stand, I ended up ordering pizza instead of eating what he made. I am making shrimp and grits with corn, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes for dinner

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If my husband made a meal, it would consist of cheese, crackers and peanut butter. And leave the kitchen looking like a bomb went off. He has made two meals in the 34 years we have been together, and they were both inedible.

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Good morning gang! Hope your day is a good one!
I know what you mean Nell my husband is so picky at times I wish he would cook the meals.

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Avocado halves with either prawns or crab-meat, and cheese; baked : are very nice.

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Tonight I made a crab salad and my husband ATE IT!! I swear, it's like feeding a two year old.

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Another lovely day here, but another day I was inside working. I am determined to get to the beach this weekend. I want to take the dog to the beach and pretend I am on vacation like the tourists. I have a meeting at 9:00AM. After that I am signing off. Tonight I am making a Taaiwanese Three Cup Chicken with jasmine rice and Chou sum. Let's hope it's good.

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It will be a great day if my husband would wake up and let me get started.

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Good Friday morning! Hope your day is a good one!

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I have Nell. I have seen things written about that. I will see if I can find the links.

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Have you ever noticed that countries that are very hot year round serve the hottest food, hot with both heat and spice? Maybe it's because they have the same local produce year round, so summer food and winter food are the same, and all hot.

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So it was a lovely day. It made me remember why I love it here despite the challenges. So tonight I took our friends fettuccine Putanesca with a Peach, goat cheese, honey, lemon zest, basil salad, rolls and Tahiti vanilla bean gelato. I saved some of the pasta and peach salad for us. I do include anchovies, capers and kalamada olives in the Putanesca. The peach salad was great. My friend had a major heart attack, and a number of us are taking meals each night for she and her husband. I decided to try Blue Apron so the rest of the week will be those meals. Nell it isn't quite cool enough here for fall dishes, but at least the tourists are thinning out. However I have to remember they are the main stay of our economy.

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Lamb and lentil stew tonight. It's been a cool day and I'm hungry for something substantial. It takes 3 hours to make, though, so I've had time to look forward to it!

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The sauce we make includes tomato, olives, capers, anchovies, some chilli, garlic and maybe oregano or basil.

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Good morning all! I have never heard of puttanesca sauce before?
Chefsophie so glad you got to enjoy your Wednesday!

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The Putanesca sauce is a favorite of ours with pasta.

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We finally got some rain. I got my car fixed, but it needs to back in two weeks. We had the sausage pepper hoagies yesterday, and will have again tonight. Made a Pasta Putanesca tonight to take for friends who are just back returned from a hospitalization. Will make a peach and chreve, basil salad and will add a fruit sorbet. Nell hope your visit to the doctor's went well. Rita I am enjoying my Wednesday

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Good morning. I'm off to take Mom to the doc. She wants a knee replacement even though there is nothing wrong with her knee.

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Good Wednesday morning!

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I bought a new dishwasher today, it will be installed next Tuesday. My current dishwasher was a Best Buy in Consumer Reports when I got it, a Kenmore, but it sure hasn't been all that great. It's leaking at the top now. Better than the bottom I guess. My new one is a Bosch. Let's hope it does a better job. It was good to cook again tonight. Last night I was too wrung out.

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Well another hot and humid day, and it is so dusty. We don't have a car wash on the Island so we depend upon Mother Nature to clean our cars. Trying to get the dinner organized with no AC. Not too motivated to cook dinner. Was planning on pasta puttanesca and a salad. We shall see. Nell glad the repairs were acceptable. Now you can move on to your final summer task. Rita hope your dental visit was pain free.

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No, not pride, just relief that it was over. Now I have to get my motorcycle serviced and inspected, and my summer task list will be done.

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He finally listen to you and I bet you felt like you can conquer the world? Of course one day at a time?
Good Tuesday morning I got a dentist appointment at 10 this morning...and I hate dentist!

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emoticon when things work out, in the end.

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Well, my husband actually took my advice. He went to the Mini dealer, they told him exactly what the problem was and what needed to be done. Then he went to the body shop and they followed Mini's directions. He is happy.

I spent the entire day on condo stuff, at the office all morning, on the phone all afternoon. I was too tired to cook tonight, and would have had to start too late in any case. I had a bowl of cereal. My husband ate a can of beans, his choice. His blood sugar is going to be terrible tomorrow morning. It was already over 200 this morning.

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Well I thought we were finally going to get rain, but no the sun reappeared. It has been a long day. My first meeting was at 7:30AM. I am not an early morning person, and I have an 8:00AM meeting tomorrow. I need to become an early morning. I stopped at a healthy restaurant and got gazpacho and a light mushroom and broccoli quiche for dinner. They were really good, and there are enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow. So now I am hoping for rain tomorrow. Nell I hope today went well for you. Barbara hope the tenderloin made a great dinner. My plan is to cook a chicken next weekend and use leftovers for a pasta dish and hopefully other dishes. Rita hope the weather was not too hot.

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Good morning everyone! Have a good day!

Nell you have been dealing with your husband for a long time and you know him better then he probably knows himself? So you must have a lot of stress yourself so how do you deal with your stress? I have been there myself and anymore I just do not pay attention though he makes me bad at times but can not argue with him just make it worst!

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Hard situation to have to live with, Nell.

I still have some of the chicken I made in the slow cooker earlier in the week. I may end up putting some in the freezer for later, and see how it does frozen. I bought some pork loins this week and I want to make one of those for dinner. The rest of the package will go in the freezer. My freezer has gotten so empty that I started putting ice cubes in a plastic bag in there to fill it out a little!

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I climbed into the car and my son poured water all along the cracks, and no water came in. When I sat in the car and closed the door, I could feel the pressure increase on my eardrums, so the seal is good. I have no idea why my husband is upset, and still yelling that we are wrong, the door doesn't fit. He has aphasia from his strokes, and when he is under any kind of stress, no matter how minor, he loses his words and becomes totally inarticulate, which makes him angrier. He will take the car back to the shop tomorrow and just yell and make so sense and irritate all of them. I told him to stop by the Mini dealer and ask for a second opinion before going back to the body shop. I doubt he'll take my advice. If it had come from his son, he'd do it; if it comes from me, he won't.

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When I left for church, it was grey and I was sure we were finally getting rain. By the time I got back the sun and humidity were back. My husband is leaving for the mainland tonight to take care of some stuff at our condo. I am thinking of getting some cooking for later in the week done. Nell I hope the car repairs turn out to be good

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Back from church. My son is coming over later for a haircut, and to help me see if the repair on my husband's car is secure.

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Good Sunday morning! Nice and cool here this morning but going to be 85 today? May get some storms later this evening? I hope everyone is having a great day so far?

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It is definitely better today. It helps that there is a breeze. Today I need to get a grocery list so DH can take it to the mainland tomorrow. I want to get a few things done around the house and then I have an appointment for a haircut.

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Housecleaning today. It is a gorgeous day to open the windows. Sophie, I hope it cools off for you soon.

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Hold on chefsophie imam sending you some cool air!

Hope everyone has a good day!

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It's still hot and humid here. I am opting for vegetarian pizza tonight. No way am I cooking. Didn't even get home till after 6:00pm after a long week. Tomorrow I am cooking dinner, and doing as little else as possible. I need to read my book group book. Sunday I am a greeter at church. Nell I have been there and kick myself over and over. We all have times when we have put our trust in the wrong place. Rita send some of your cool air to me.

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Mid 70s here today, going up to 80, cool and finally dry.

Another major disaster at the condo, involving police. I'll have to deal with that today.

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Good morning! It's a cool 57 out here in Ohio, and it feels nice out too. I hope your Friday is a good one!

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Good morning! Hope your day is a good one!

Nell stop punishing yourself ..I know how it is been there done that but you can not make yourself sick just take a deep breath and later go outside or somewhere my yourself and scream you will not believe how much stress you will get rid of? Go on give it a try!

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The air conditioner is being installed now.

I went up into the attic, and the handyman didn't even do what he said he'd do there. He did about $100 worth of work for $820. I am so upset with myself. I cannot think on my feet to protect myself. My husband would have been able to say "Are you nuts? Here's $100. Live with it." I can think of all the things I should have said after the fact but never while it's happening. All I can do is keep him from any more work at the condo, which will cost him thousands. Small comfort, though. I have to put this behind me, it's over and done, and not let it eat me up. It's not the first or worst time I've been screwed out of a lot of money.

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Wow! I hope you get the new unit in today too? It seems at times I can not do anything on my own? Maybe just trusting a repair man who you think knows what they are doing is getting harder all the time? So many people who are out their just to get your money.



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8/18/15 7:41 P

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We do need a new air conditioner. The fan rusted out and flew off, damaging the compressor. It isn't worth repairing a 25 year old unit. I sure hope they can put it in tomorrow. Then the hot water heater stopped working. Turns out it had overheated and shut off, so we ran lots of hot water and let it fill up and start over. I never heard of that.

I'm still totally bummed at being ripped off by a handyman to the tune of about $600 on Saturday. I just cannot stand up for myself when I am alone. If my husband or my kids or anyone else had been around I could have done it. I don't know why I can't do it for myself.

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8/18/15 6:37 P

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Another hot and humid day. The fourth day that has had 90 degree weather or hotter. I am praying for rain. My first day back was pure punishment. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit easier. Tonight I am making leftover Welsh rarebit with bacon and sliced tomatoes on rye toast with sautéed balsamic mushrooms on the side. My daughter gave me a bottle of 25 year old Meyer lemon vinegar so I'm also looking for ideas to use that. I don't have air conditioning, but when you are on the water there is usually some breeze. Hope they fixed your AC so you get some relief. Rita hope you are staying cool.

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8/18/15 9:59 A

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Our air conditioning stopped working yesterday, of course after business hours. I called this morning and someone will be here about noon. The a/c unit is nearly 25 years old, so it's to be expected, I guess. We'll need a new one, I just hope they can install one tomorrow.

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8/18/15 8:31 A

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Good morning!

Chefsophie so glad to hear that you got to see your granddaughter and that the play she was in was a good too! Glad to hear you are headed back home too.

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8/17/15 1:22 P

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The duct tape was just to seal the opening,not to hold the back gate on. When the car was rear ended, the gate was pushed up, and you could put a finger through the gap. Not something you want in rain, so we just sealed it up with duct tape. They will probably have to get a new back gate and bumper. I just hope it will fit properly, and not rattle for the rest of the life of the car.

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8/17/15 11:44 A

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Nell is this so the duct tape can be removed. Yesterday we met family for brunch. Not great food so I did not eat much. Then went to granddaughter's play. It was outstanding. We were really proud of her. We went to a favorite Italian restaurant for dinner. Shared an order of Mozzerella and heirloom tomatoes. It was out standing the mozzerella is flown in from Italy daily. Then we spilt a wild mushroom pasta. They make all the pasta from scratch. Now we are on the train headed home.

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8/17/15 8:40 A

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Hubby's off taking his car to the body shop. I sure hope he can find it.

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8/17/15 7:59 A

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Good morning! Hope your day is a good one?

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8/16/15 11:25 A

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No we didn't go to the ER, he says he's fine. And there really isn't anything to be done. We have already been told that this will happen, he just doesn't think they are strokes, just that he got sick and fell.

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8/16/15 9:28 A

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Nell so sorry to hear about your hubby thank goodness he has you around! Did he go to the er or like a man said he is fine?

I hope everyone has a good Sunday?


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8/15/15 6:13 P

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Nell so sorry to hear your husband had another stroke. It was hot today, and humid in New York. We went to Harlem today. We got a southern/soul food lunch at a place there. Not healthy, but it was good. Then we took a two hour walking tour of Harlem. It was fascinating. Now I drinking a lot of water after being out on such a hot day. Tonight we are returning to healthy and sharing an entree at a Greek restaurant.

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8/15/15 3:54 P

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Nell, that's awful! Are you taking him to the ER?

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8/15/15 9:42 A

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The contractors are here to insulate my bathroom wall. They cut the hole out before they figured that the problem was in the attic. Oh well, it will be back to normal soon.

My husband had a small stroke last night, which of course he denies. He said he felt nauseated, but collapsed trying to get to the bathroom and I had to help him crawl to the toilet, they help him to his recliner. Classic basilar stroke, but he thinks I am just being critical.

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8/15/15 7:58 A

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Good morning ,it's going to be a hot humid day in Ohio today! Later me and my hubby is going to our daughters house for a grill out,and she wants me to ma,e banana pudding too? Hope everyone has a good Saturday?

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8/14/15 4:21 P

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Sophie, this chicken is not roasted. The recipe called for chicken thighs I believe, but I have used all parts. Everything is cooked in a skillet and then finished in the oven, but I don't bother and just do it all on the stove. It is wonderful. Your chicken is similiar in that this has onions and lemon also.

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Another lovely day. On train headed for Grand Central. There was a lot of construction on the highway to the train station. Rita my granddaughter is 18. She starts college this fall.

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Chefsophie that sounds like a lot of fun? I know your granddaughter will be excited to,see you too,and I know you will be taken lots of pictures too? Hugs am
No kisses and how old is she? Wow!! That engagement chicken sounds good got to,share the recipe with me? Enjoy New York and granddaughter.

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8/13/15 6:55 P

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So I went to the mainland yesterday. I went to a Peruvian restaurant with a friend. It was great fun. Today I had meetings, but returned to the Island tonight. Tomorrow we leave for New York. I can hardly wait. Looking forward to seeing my granddaughter and the rest of her family for dinner tomorrow. Saturday is our day to enjoy the city. Then we meet for brunch and go to my Granddaughter's play. Should be a lovely break. Barbara is your chicken roasted whole. I make something that is called engagement chicken. I do a roasted chicken with lemon, onions, and garlic that I love. Rita hope all is well. Nell I hope your meeting is less stressful tonight.

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8/13/15 11:32 A

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Condo board meeting tonight, so no cooking.

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Good Thursday morning to you all! Hope your day is a good one?

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8/12/15 12:52 P

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That chicken is just so good.

I have one of those busy weeks, socially. Unusual for me. I had book group on Monday night (good group discussion--everyone actually reads and thinks about the books!), today I am meeting a friend for coffee, tomorrow is my trivia game, Friday another friend for dinner, and Saturday my knitting group. Unfortunately, I don't think I will get to play mah jongg Saturday, don't seem to be enough people around.

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8/12/15 9:21 A

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Lots to do today.

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Good Wednesday morning to you all! Hope your day is a good one too?

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8/11/15 8:17 P

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Second childhood? My grandson used to eat everything but when he hit 2, he started getting very fussy about food and now eats only a few things and sometimes not even those. The parents get pretty frustrated. He'll eat when he's hungry.....

I am making chicken with onions and lemon tonight. I lvoe it and I make enough for three meals for myself.

I also just made a cilantro lime coleslaw which seems pretty tasty. It needs to sit a little while.

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8/11/15 6:50 P

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Well, he didn't eat the meatballs. He now says he won't eat what is essentially meatloaf in round form. I am at my wits' end. The shape?? He is 77 going on 3. My 6 grandchildren, including the one year old, have more varied eating preferences than my husband now has.

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Tonight I am making spaghetti and meatballs. Hubby hates sauce (and usually meatballs) so for him I'll just use lots of olive oil on the pasta and parm on the meatballs. He isn't trying to lose weight so maybe he'll eat it. I want comfort food, and legal S&M sounds good to me.

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It has been raining all day. That works as we desperately need the rain. I am thinking Welsh rarebit for dinner. I am leaving tomorrow so I can attend a meeting Thursday. Then Friday we are leaving for New York to meet my granddaughter. We will return on Monday. Nell sounds like the duct tape repairs really held up well.

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It's humid here, too, but it's summer so that's to be expected. Lots to do today.

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Today the humidity is suppose to be down and feeling a whole lot better? Yesterday the dew point was a tropical 73

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Weather not as bitter here in Melbourne, expecting a wet day tomorrow.

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8/10/15 7:43 P

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The duct tape repairs will have to hold up for another week. At least I got the registration stickers on the plates. After waiting a month to get them in the mail, I had to go wait at DMV and pay another $3, but I finally got them.

I waited for nearly 2 hours to get Alton Brown's signature on a book, but I had my son with me so it was fun. I only had 30 seconds to talk to him, and it would have been less if I'd been alone.

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Another beautiful day. Nell vacations are great, but I find I always play catch up when I get back. How did the duct tape repairs hold up? Erik Larsen was wonderful last night. His presentation was great. I skipped the book signing as there were 175 people at the talk and the reception was at a small independent bookstore. I have a coupon for $5.00 off there for one of his books, and I will buy one I am wanting to read. I can live without the signature. People who went said the lines were out the door and it took about an hour to get in. Tonight dinner is Asian pork chops with a farro, cranberry, and goat cheese salad.

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Went to Walmart. Almost caught up with shopping.

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Good Monday morning!

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8/9/15 4:09 P

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We got back this afternoon!! I have been to the grocery store. Quiche for dinner, it's easy and legal!

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Today started out as a beautiful day, but by the time church was over it was windy, cloudy, and cool. Last night we had a tuna salad with grapes as well as the normal diced celery and red onions as well as hard boiled egg quarters. The gospel concert was wonderful. Tonight I am making slow cooker Thai chicken with a peanut sauce over rice noodles. That way when I get back from the Erik Larsen book signing dinner will be ready.

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Looks like another beautiful day is here!

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Wow! What a beautiful day.. The sun is out and I am watching the man across the street working in his beautiful flower bed . He trims, thin the flowers out water them, deadheads them and you would have to see this garden it's not a small garden and he spends hours keeping it up too!

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Another beautiful day, and the weekend is finally here. We are going out tonight. Tomorrow I am going to make a tuna salad to have when we get back from the gospel concert. Sunday I am greeter at Church and then going to the Erik Larsen book signing so not sure what I'll do for dinner. Barbara that dip sounds interesting. What is in it other than broccoli? Luda is a judge on the Taste correct? I recently got a great recipe for a broccoli salad I loved. I want to make that soon. Rita I like gospel music too. Glad things are cool there. Nell I hope all is well now that you have made the duct tape repairs.

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Going to a dinner party at a friend's tonight. I made brocomole--it is guacamole but made with broccoli instead. I got the recipe from a Ludo Lefevre cookbook my son gave me. I made it once for him and we liked it. I also made pita chips to go with.

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