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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Well, Ladies, swim suit season is almost here and I, for one, am ready.

Some things, once seen can never be unseen.

I spoke too soon about riding to Annapolis. I was informed today that the pain in Her leg/knee has reached a point that my presence is required this weekend. I expect it will be a Princess Bride weekend ... "Boy! Fetch me some water. Boy! Ice! Now! Boy! You better NOT touch that remote unless you want your fingers broken!"

As you wish.

That's ok. Because Miguelito wanted to go fishing and he wanted a tackle box. I insisted if he just went into the cellar and looked beyond the end of his nose he would find it. In frustration that he couldn't do something so simple as just look, I went down and thirty minutes of looking later, I handed him $20 and told him to buy a some hooks and rubber worms and stuff.

If I can't find a tackle box, it is way past time to clean up again.

Wow! I have an new hero to add to my list:
from the Daily Mail:

"Runner, 104, sets a new European centenarian record after running 100m in a speedy 32.79 seconds and claims the secret to his fitness is ‘doing everything I want’"

* Stanisław Kowalski has become oldest person in Europe to run 100m race
* He finished centenarian race in 32.79 seconds at Wroclaw Stadium, Poland
* The grandfather exclaimed he felt 'like a new man' when he crossed the line
* Mr Kowalski believes the key to living a longer life is by not overfeeding

Read all about it:


I did a StumbleUpon www.stumbleupon.com and stumbled on this site

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

Some of them I have totally no interest in making because I have no use for it, but you might:

Homemade mascara: All natural and eye friendly

But somethings I found possibly useful and even maybe a challenge. Ketchup (or catsup) is one thing I can already make.

But I never thought of butter. And I have a nice stand mixer. I could so do this.

How to Make Homemade Butter

Or maple syrup. This article claims that any maple tree more than 12 inches diameter is good for tapping for maple syrup. It's all about the timing. It must freeze overnight and thaw during the following day. I may totally try this!

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    my eyes are still adjusting to the gaggle of sling shots emoticon
    yup! it's a gaggle! thonged! run!

    Definition of gaggle (n)

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    1.group of geese: a flock of geese
    2.group of people: a group of people, especially a noisy or disorderly group

    synonyms: crowd · group · horde · throng · multitude · pack · mob · drove
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  • CIPHER1971
    oooo home-made butter - looks worth a try.

    I hope you have a productive weekend between being runner for She(WMBO)
    1435 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    What a fun blog!

    Using your links, I spent over an hour learning all sorts of things.

    I am especially interested in many of the items in "50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making." May even try homemade mayo once more -- last three attempts went into the disposal. The alternative to laundry bleach may settle an ongoing issue here.

    Centenarians are some of my favorite people and I have had the privilege of knowing several in person and descending from several. Location of the race is where one of my immigrants came from.

    Swim suit photo. Seems, in general, men are more comfortable than women in their own skin, no matter the body type. Then again, this may just be a group of exhibitionists!

    emoticon emoticon

    1436 days ago
    OMG!!! Did I see YOU in that group of men? LOL! I was expecting to see some young thing in a bikini! A centenarian running a 100m! LOVE IT !!!
    1436 days ago
    WOWOW I need eye bleach for that first one! LOLOLOL
    1436 days ago
    Always LOVE reading your stuff. Thanks for the "do it yourself" links. I grew up on a farm in Northern Michigan; lots of "make your owns" there. Some of my best memories are of making our own maple syrup. I have a great picture of my dad in his late years sitting next to the large vat of sap boiling out in the woods...wish I could post it here. But yes, for sure pay attention to the hint NOT to boil it indoors. WMBO would NOT be happy! It would be doghouse time for you for sure.
    1436 days ago
    I"ll try the butter recipe. I still have my DH's grandmother's butter churn but the mixer should be easier.

    Did those guys in Vsuits lose a bet or something?
    1436 days ago
    Now you will have two tackle boxes LOL!

    Hope the surgery wasn't too bad and SHE is feeling better soon.
    1436 days ago
    Wow! A whole lot of info. Thanks! Especially liked the swimsuit picture, now I feel like if they can do it so can I. I may be obese but I am sure my body will be less of a shock to people than they were, emoticon
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