SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard Our focus is "Give Yourself the Gift of Health". We love to give to others but it is also important to take care of ourselves with healthy eating and moving more. SparkPeople Healthy Exchanges and More Team Messageboard Monday 12/9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> It is a rainy day in WV. Supposed to rain all day and tonight. Then tomorrow the temperatures will drop and get lots colder. <BR> <BR> I am going into town today, before it gets any worse. I'd rather drive in the rain than the snow. <BR> <BR> What are you all up to today? <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say good morning and wish you a good day and a good week. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 08:08:49 EST Sunday, 12/8 Happy Birthday Glenna! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls and Happy Birthday Glenna! <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> How are each of you today? Let's all join in celebrating Glenna's 60th birthday. <em>410</em> <BR> Bring your mug for some fresh, hot coffee or hot cocoa and there's a yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and neapolitan ice cream. No calories or points for these on Glenna's birthday. <BR> <img src="http:... Sun, 8 Dec 2019 05:21:19 EST Saturday, December 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> This picture is for Nina. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Today is put up the Christmas tree here. <BR> <BR> The meals I have planned today: <BR> <BR> B: Premiere Protein shake <BR> <BR> L: 1 slice whole grain bread with 2 hard boiled eggs, 1 T. mayo, carrots <BR> <BR> S: Cuties, grapes <BR> <BR> D: extra lean hamburger patty,... Sat, 7 Dec 2019 08:34:24 EST Friday, December 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? What's going on over your way? <BR> <BR> Glenna, I imagine you're glad it's Friday. <BR> <BR> The good news is my washing machine is working. Last night I went to do a small load and when I turned it on nothing happened. Long story short Bruce has the Christmas lights plugged in where the dryer is and who knows why but ... Fri, 6 Dec 2019 09:59:19 EST Thursday, December 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning! <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> What will today bring each of us? <BR> <BR> I'm just starting to percolate here so I'm not sure yet. <BR> <BR> Some of you have been up for hours so your day has started. <BR> <BR> I do know I'm having scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. Shrimp salad for lunch. Al Fresca chicken sausage and something else for dinner. Maybe I'll try the buttern... Thu, 5 Dec 2019 10:11:14 EST Wednesday, December 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> TOPS meeting for me plus getting those labs done. <BR> <BR> Nina, It's good your doctor made a diagnosis and prescribed something so you could get over it. I'm glad you get to stay home today. <BR> <BR> Glenna, Are you at the end of deer season now? Do you have any crafty projects in mind for this winter? <BR> <BR> P... Wed, 4 Dec 2019 10:18:15 EST Tuesday, December 3 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What's the snow report for today and how is everyone? <BR> <BR> No snow here but it's cold. Since it's still dark I turned the Christmas lights on to cheer people going to work or on their way to school. <BR> <BR> I have to take DS shopping. I'll probably go in with him and walk around. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was surprised and disappointed about empty shelves at ou... Tue, 3 Dec 2019 09:43:48 EST Monday, Dec. 2 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Who has snow this morning? None here. Just partly sunny and we'll be up to 51 today. <BR> It's brrrr cold this morning, though. <BR> <BR> Today DH has to get labs done. I have labs on Wednesday and a doctors appointment on Friday. <BR> <BR> I'm going to thaw some shrimp today for one of those recipes Patty mentioned. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Mon, 2 Dec 2019 08:36:18 EST Sunday, December 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are in December, a fresh new month with lots of good things to come. <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It's going to rain here, still cold but no snow and that's okay. Our youngest son drives back to Portland today. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> I believe I'll finally make it to church for the first time this month. I'm sure looking forward to i... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:53:38 EST Saturday, 11/30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are at the last day in November and I'm excited for what will be coming in December. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> This will be a quieter day here. Last of the turkey and leftovers. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great Saturday. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 08:47:43 EST Friday December 29, 2019 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Was up at 6 am and fixing a fire. It was not that cold but wanted to keep it warm. We did not get snow in fact we have had temps in the higher 30's at night. It is raining right now and the wind is blowing really good. It is coming from a direction that is unusual. I am glad for the moisture. <BR> <BR> I bet my chickens are in the hen house not out in this :) <... Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:25:25 EST Friday December 29, 2019 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Was up at 6 am and fixing a fire. It was not that cold but wanted to keep it warm. We did not get snow in fact we have had temps in the higher 30's at night. It is raining right now and the wind is blowing really good. It is coming from a direction that is unusual. I am glad for the moisture. <BR> <BR> I bet my chickens are in the hen house not out in this :) <... Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:15:37 EST Friday, 11,29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> Time to get cracking with our eating...yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not yet, we only have today. <BR> Praying we all make wise choices today. <BR> <BR> Hubby had blood work this morning. <BR> <BR> Are any of you buying on Amazon for black friday? <BR> If so, what are you buying? <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 08:52:35 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING 11/28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> Just stopping by to say good morning and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I need to get to moving. I will be having lunch with mom. Turkey breast, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, self-crust pumpkin pie and some veggies. Sounds good! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Cold here. Something like mid thirties and feels like 20's. Only ... Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:56:55 EST Wednesday 11/27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are you all today? Any big plans? <BR> <BR> I cut up some venison last evening to take to mom. She is going to can up some stew using it. Good, handy meals in a jar. <BR> <BR> We are under a high wind advisory later on today. we had some rain last night and more predicted today. Then snow tonight. <BR> <BR> Karen, You are so very welcome. I am hap... Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:37:56 EST Tuesday 11/26 Good morning ladies, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It is a cool, frosty morning here. Supposed to be sunny and 62 later on. That sounds good. <BR> <BR> Nina, Congrats on the 2# loss! that is great! You do so well with your meal plans and recipes. <BR> <BR> Patty, Are you feeling better today? You must have picked up a bug somewhere. I heard on the news that the flu season is starting earlier this year. Just wh... Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:16:47 EST Monday, 11/25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Monday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here's a fresh, new week. How are we all doing? <BR> <BR> I was tired yesterday and did a lot of nothing and napping and early to bed. <BR> <BR> Today I start getting ready for the big feast on Thursday. I brine the turkey so will get the cooler cleaned up good and need to go get ice. Then Monday house blessing. When kitchen is clean we'll put leaves ... Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:52:32 EST Sunday, 11/24 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Early to bed, early to rise - I should be healthy, wealthy &amp; wise! <BR> <BR> It's a mostly cloudy day here. <BR> <BR> I'm heading in to make the coffee. <BR> <BR> Hope your days are starting well. Sun, 24 Nov 2019 10:21:55 EST Saturday 11/23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are things with all of you today? I am happy. It is Saturday!!! I have some really fun plans. Like laundry and house cleaning!!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Patty, You are doing so well with ww. I am happy that you are having fun with it and enjoying it. I have been looking at house slipper patterns. I think I may make a pair for mom for Christmas. ... Sat, 23 Nov 2019 08:24:11 EST Friday 11/22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are things with you all today? <BR> <BR> It is raining in WV. Pretty hard right now. I think it is supposed to rain all day. At least it feels pretty warm though. <BR> <BR> I am ready for a weekend. I usually am by Friday!!! Change of routine, I guess. <BR> <BR> Do you all have plans for the weekend? I will probably be working indoors from the soun... Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:53:27 EST Thursday, 11/21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> A good nights sleep sure feels good! So does a good nap if you need one. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> This morning I need to go grocery shopping. I've decided if it's too much, I'll break it into going a couple to three days. <BR> <BR> When I got home yesterday DH had piles of leaves scooped up . in the yard and along the side of the driveway ... Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:18:05 EST Wednesday, Nov. 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I thought that chicken looked like it was singing Zippety Doo Dah and that's how I'm feeling - better each day. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> It's going to be sunny today. A beautiful sunset last night and sunrise still to come. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:59:48 EST Tuesday, 11/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> My taste buds aren't working right so food doesn't taste right and is unappetizing. That's a rare one for me! <BR> <BR> I considered going to the last balance class this morning but we'll see on that. <BR> <BR> Today it's supposed to be partly sunny. Yay. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a good day ahead. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:37:11 EST Monday 11/18 Good morning girls, <BR> Another new, fresh week. Do you have any exciting plans this week? My plans are just the usual. Work, chores, and hopefully do some house cleaning. <BR> <BR> It is cool and frosty here this morning. Supposed to be in the 50's today, I think. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well this morning. I'll talk to you girls later on. <BR> <BR> Have a fun Monday and a good week! <BR> <img src=" Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:41:51 EST Sunday 11/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It is another cool morning in WV. Only about 20 degrees and frosty. Supposed to warm up to around 52. So that will be nice. I didn't see any deer grazing in the meadow this morning. Maybe they are waiting for it to warm up. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hello and wish you a happy Sunday. I need to get to moving. I have a few things I need to get starte... Sun, 17 Nov 2019 09:12:52 EST Saturday, Nov. 16 <img src=""> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be cloudy and about 56 degrees today. Cold for here but not as exciting as the snow some of you are getting. <BR> <BR> I'm doing my morning cough/cough/cough and my head pounds a bit. <BR> <BR> All night I seemed to dream about an annual Scandinavian Artisan Show with lots of homemade things as well as br... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:21:50 EST Friday 11/15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls, <BR> <BR> I am going into town today. so this will be a quick good morning, happy Friday, and prayers for everyone. <BR> <BR> I got a phone call earlier that put me behind a bit. But I am still going full steam! <BR> <BR> Any plans for the weekend? I have to think on that. Not sure what I"ll do. <BR> <BR> Have a fun day. And please feel better Jan and Nina. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:52:27 EST Thursday 11/14 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It is cold here again. It looks like around 10 degrees. But I watched the weather and they are certain it is going to get to 48 today. I sure hope so! <BR> <BR> Not sure what I'll do today besides work. Maybe some more cleaning, sorting and tossing. Good weather for that. <BR> <BR> Jan, I hope the antibiotics work quickly and you are soon feeling better. I know all that coughing is so tiring. Not to mention making you sore and feeling bad. Will con... Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:03:46 EST Wednesday 11/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> is sure cold. Only about 12 or 14 degrees here this morning. Supposed to be sunny and 34 later on. Sounds like heaven right now! LOL <BR> <BR> Jan, Hope you wake up feeling much better today. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> NIna, I hope you are doing better today also. Seems like an awful lot of bugs going aroun... Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:35:40 EST Tuesday 11/12 Good morning, <BR> <BR> I woke up to snow and cold today. Not a lot of snow, but the wind sure is cold. We are supposed to have a high temperature of 32 today. At least it is supposed to be sunny and warmer (40's) by the end of the week. <BR> <BR> An indoor day for sure. Maybe I can do some more cleaning today after work. <BR> <BR> Jan, Hope you are feeling better today. How is the weather your way? <BR> <BR> Nina, Are you crafting or cooking today? <BR> <BR> Karen, I am sure you... Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:07:40 EST VETERAN'S DAY 11/11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are things with all of you today? <BR> <BR> Jan, I hope you are feeling better today. <BR> <BR> Patty, How is the weather your way? We are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 1 am Tuesday morning. So it is that time of year! <BR> <BR> Karen, I imagine you will be getting winter weather, too. A good time to be indoors, isn't it? <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:25:04 EST Sunday, Nov. 10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday Morning everyone! <BR> <BR> How are you all doing today? <BR> <BR> I got quite a bit accomplished in my living room yesterday. I would still like to change curtains in there. I have some others to put up. Also need to wash down the walls and ceiling. It would sure spruce up the room if I do. <BR> <BR> Supposed to be sunny and 61 today. That sounds good! Especially for N... Sun, 10 Nov 2019 08:03:12 EST Saturday, Nov. 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are all of you and what are you up to today? Home or town? Cooking or convenience? <BR> <BR> I pick up the prescription for coughing this morning and hope it works good. <BR> <BR> Is everyone adjusted to the time change? Sure is dark a lot! <BR> <BR> Not sure what I'll be doing today. <BR> <BR> Patty, Karen and Glenna are you getting snow today? <BR... Sat, 9 Nov 2019 08:41:28 EST Friday, 11/8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another great November day ahead. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is feeling well and having a day with healthy food, activity and rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm still coughing and might go over to my doctor's office when we're at the hospital for DH's MRI. <BR> <BR> I agree with Patty &amp; Karen about sometimes it's great to have something ready-made frozen for meals. Patty mentioned Orange Chicken. Hubby likes Hawaiian pizza or Marie Caledar. I like a lot of Lean Cu... Fri, 8 Nov 2019 09:04:26 EST Thursday, Nov. 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The first week in November flying by! It's mostly cloudy and might get up to 59 degrees today. <BR> <BR> Bruce is leaving for his appointment soon. <BR> <BR> I almost got the table cleared off yesterday. A bit more to do today and I'll take the leaf out of the table until closer to Thanksgiving. I'm figuring out where to buy the turkey. Troy is coming up to... Thu, 7 Nov 2019 08:37:25 EST Thursday 11-7-2019 <img src=""> <BR> \Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is so good to see the grasses and bushes standing tall as if to tell the Lord thank you for the rain. <BR> We really got it last night. It rained hard and a long time. <BR> <BR> DD contacted me and they are having their craft party (as we call it now) today. DD and her DH have his first pre-operation for his knee Friday. His operation is December 18. Not sur... Thu, 7 Nov 2019 08:36:21 EST Wednesday, Nov. 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I am staying home today. I have some congestion in my chest and hope it doesn't turn into anything worse. There's lots and lots to do here. My dining table (which we never dine at) if full of stuff I took down from the cabinets when I put the lighted village up. <BR> <BR> I'm changing my part B medicare supplement in January a... Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:23:15 EST Tuesday, November 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The picture is of our tree on Sunday. It was pretty with a bit of fog around. <BR> <BR> We were exhausted yesterday after that long trip to the Portland VA and my legs ached until I could finally put them up. We did get good information and I liked the doctor, intern, nurse, physical therapist and their boss. Some of the things we were told weren't new but a b... Tue, 5 Nov 2019 10:09:25 EST Monday, November 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Travel day for us. Our son is coming up to house sit. I didn't sleep as well last night knowing the alarm clock was set. <BR> <BR> Have fun chatting and I'll join you when I'm able. Mon, 4 Nov 2019 08:22:47 EST Sunday, November 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I survived the time change - how about you? I went to bed with the chickens and woke up to the house already warming up. <BR> <BR> This morning I need to make a batch of open face ham sandwiches to bring to church for Fall Festival. <BR> <BR> I'm taking our son shopping so will bring my book and have a good read part of the time. Might have a good walk around... Sun, 3 Nov 2019 09:49:17 EST Saturday, November 2 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It feels funny typing November already. <BR> <BR> How is everyone this morning? <BR> <BR> How cold is it where you live? Or warm depending on what's happening. Our high today is 58 which is warmer than it has been and the low is 41 which is also warmer than what it has been. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a nice day. <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 2 Nov 2019 09:58:12 EST Friday, November 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls and hello November! <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Are all of us, except Nina, ready to change our clocks this weekend? <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> Lots of good things coming up in November. Thanksgiving sure comes late in the month- only 3 days before December. There's a local store advertising a Thanksgiving special for $26 I think: a turk... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 08:53:37 EST What's cooking in November? <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> November is such a wonderful month for cooking! There's pumpkin bread and roast turkey and pumpkin pie and all kinds of hearty soups and stews. What are you making? Thu, 31 Oct 2019 22:17:16 EST Thursday, 10/31 Girls, I read this, this morning on facebook group. I thought it was an amazing insight. Wanted to share it with you Girls. <BR> <BR> <BR> The Holy Mess <BR> <BR> I still struggle. <BR> . <BR> Even though I've lost 100 pounds, my journey with food and my weight is far from over. The other day I mentioned in a post that I still overeat sometimes. <BR> <BR> A faithful reader commented that she found it helpful to know I still have my own issues since it seems like I have it so together on v... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:26:03 EST Wednesday, Oct. 30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had some good sleep and have a good day ahead. <BR> <BR> I'm heading to TOPS this morning. <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:24:05 EST Tuesday, 10/29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, Just getting the post going. <BR> Hubby and I both slept well. Imagine, a good nights sleep. It has been a long week... <BR> chat with you later. Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:02:21 EST Monday, 10/28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Morning Girls, <BR> I took hubby back in to the hospital tonight. <BR> Left at 8 PM, home by 1:30 AM. <BR> They are keeping him at least overnight tonight. We shall see on the rest. <BR> His sodium is low, I wondered about that, cause liquid comes out as fast as it goes in. <BR> <BR> I drove home OK, but I am tired out, just not sleepy. <BR> <BR> Will go back up tomorrow morning sometime.... Mon, 28 Oct 2019 01:42:07 EST Sunday, October 27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> How are you this Sunday morning, noon or night? <BR> <BR> Brrr, it's cold this morning. 44 right now. I'm always thankful for the sound of the furnace sending out warmth. Good soup weather. <BR> <BR> Patty, How is your hubby today? Praying he got beyond whatever was making him sick. <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Oct 2019 08:53:38 EST Saturday, October 26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> I'm heading in to make the coffee and I'll come back and chat. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 10:41:14 EST Friday, October 25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Hooray for Friday! Just one more week to trick or treat <em>431</em> and about a month to Thanksgiving <em>429</em> and just two more months to Christmas! <em>446</em> and that is how the year flies by! <BR> <BR> I guess they passed a bill about daylight savings time in Oregon (YAY) but it will take some time to enforce for some rea... Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:32:54 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN 10/24 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!!!! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> Let's help Jan celebrate her special day! <BR> <BR> Jan, What flavor of cake is your favorite? If this one isn't right, I can wiggle my nose and change it!!! LOL Only in cyber world! <BR> <BR> Le... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:43:51 EST Wednesday, October 23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope you slept wonderfully after the massage. <BR> <BR> GLenna, Did you grow pumpkins? Are they jack o lantern or pie kind? <BR> <BR> Nina, Do you have a date you plan to return home? It would be very hard having those breathing problems while you're away knowing you do better at home. <BR> <BR> Patty, What were ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:37:17 EST Tuesday, October 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Strange, strange dreams lately. A couple of nights ago I was frying chicken in a cast iron skillet like Hillbilly Kitchen, lol. Last night I dreamed we went to the balance improvement class (which is today) and we waited and waited for the class to start and all kinds of strange people were there- not the usual class. Then we heard it had been cancelled. <BR> ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:49:08 EST Monday, October 21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I started my laundry early so I can get the bed remade earlier. DS was cooking in the kitchen so lots to clean up in there. Good but messy cook. Bruce has a follow up doctors appointment for the fall he had awhile back. <BR> <BR> I have chicken to use for dinner. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:08:47 EST Sunday, October 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's rainy here today and then a break from the rain. Yesterday down the hill from here we saw someone's rock wall had caved onto the sidewalk from all the rain. <BR> <BR> Pulled pork sandwiches for lunch. Our son will be going back home today. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:29:25 EST Saturday. 10/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isn't this a pretty scarflet...Not mine, but lovely. <BR> Nina, I am thinking of you when I post her little scrapbooking tags. Hope you enjoy them. <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> Yesterday was sort of a bad day. Today will be better...yes it will. <BR> <BR> Big game day, and laundry day. I will be just sitting watching games, might as well get the laundry done for the week. <BR> I have... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:41:26 EST Friday, 10/18 Happy Birthday Iris! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls &amp; happy birthday Iris! I hope you get to drop in today so we can give our hugs and have a little party. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hot coffee is on the way. I think Iris likes Diet Rite? Tea and cocoa also available. Start with cake, right? <BR> <BR> Brrr, it's cold this morning. I... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:48:04 EST Thursday, 10/17 Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Another good sleep-in morning. <em>102</em> Now it's 7:30 and I'm ready for the day. <em>27</em> We have rain and high surf warnings. Since we don't plan to go to the ocean on this rainy day, there's no worry about the surf for us. <BR> <BR> Karen, How did things go at the foot doctor? I hope you got some help. <BR> <BR> Patty, How is the coral poncho ribiting or remaking? <BR> <BR> Glenna, One more day and you're back to the weekend. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:40:16 EST Wednesday, October 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> As promised, the rain is back. Makes me feel like crawling back in bed with my book. <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:16:35 EST Tuesday, 10/15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Doesn't that look like a fun chair to sit and visit in? <BR> <BR> I really slept in. Off to make some coffee. <BR> <BR> What's going on where you are? Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:59:00 EST Monday, Oct. 14 Columbus Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Did you see the Hunter's Moon last night? It was brilliant here. Now I'm watching the sun come up through some clouds. <BR> <BR> I feel better today - how about you? The Tylenol took care of whatever was bothering my knee (plus rest) and my lower back is better so I'll see how the day goes. <BR> <BR> Dinner will be chicken tenders I have on hand. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:17:45 EST Sunday, October 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today and what is the weather doing where you are? <BR> <BR> It's going to be partly sunny and 57 here today. I'm not sure if this is the last day of Sunday Market- I haven't gotten there once this year. Sure wish it was on Saturday instead. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to the day and that first cuppa coffee! Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:12:30 EST Saturday, October 12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I woke up around 4 to go to the bathroom and then got to reading my book, went back to bed and woke up to daylight! Sure felt good to sleep in. <BR> <BR> Don't know what I'll be doing today. I can pick from 10 million things but don't want to. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> How about you girls? Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:08:48 EST . . Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:52:47 EST Friday, October 11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Friday morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> What's happening in your neck of the woods today? <BR> <BR> Bruce is driving today so I'll be working on house projects that always seem to be there. <BR> <BR> Wishing all a wonderful Friday! Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:00:31 EST Thursday, October 10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Thursday morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It was really cold in the night. The furnace was on full force this morning. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping I have enough sauer kraut to make the Bavarian Meatloaf for dinner. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to? <BR> <BR> I know Nina is getting ready for the CA trip. <BR> <BR> Patty, did you finish the turquoise poncho? <BR> <BR> Karen, Enjoy... Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:55:25 EST Wednesday, October 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Brrr, it's cold this morning. 40 outside right now and I'm thankful for the furnace warming things up. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> Patty &amp; Nina, thank you for the links to Libby's new pumpkin pie and Hillbilly Kitchen on vacuum seals. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Oct 2019 09:11:15 EST Tuesday, October 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It sure is nippy here this morning and looks like it will be getting colder in the nights. <BR> <BR> Coffee is brewing away. We went to bed with the chickens last night so up early, too. <BR> <BR> It's going to be chicken for dinner. <BR> <BR> Our son got some huge porcinis yesterday so he'll be over to cook them later on. He's talking about saving some for ... Tue, 8 Oct 2019 08:54:05 EST Monday, 10/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> We're expecting rain today so good day to get things done inside. <BR> <BR> I'm off to make the coffee. <BR> <BR> I hope all of you are feeling ok or better today. Mon, 7 Oct 2019 09:16:53 EST Sunday, October 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> What are you all up to today? I will putter around the house. I need to get caught up inside. Since I have been canning and working outside, I have let things go inside. <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have rain later today and tomorrow. That will be a blessing. <BR> <BR> Jan, You asked about the potatoes. I canned the smaller red ones. I may just store the whit... Sun, 6 Oct 2019 07:58:30 EST Saturday, October 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> That's the same little deer in the front yard. I hadn't realized how much those leaves are changing. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> DS is coming over to cook corned beef. I think it will be reuben sandwiches today! <BR> <BR> I started a new 1000 piece puzzle of a bookstore. Sat, 5 Oct 2019 08:51:42 EST Friday, October 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Rainy day here and my plan is to stay home and get some things done. <BR> <BR> What are you doing today? <BR> <BR> Patty, The poncho sounds great. Maybe if you enjoy making them there will be more colors. <BR> <BR> Nina, You must be getting excited to go. <BR> <BR> Karen, Nice to have relatives visit you don't see often. <BR> <BR> Glenna, Enjoy your Fri... Fri, 4 Oct 2019 08:54:07 EST Thursday, 10/3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Rainy day here. I'll be taking my son shopping this morning. I'm almost finished with my book so might just take it along to read in the pickup. <BR> <BR> Dinner- to be decided. We're going to Costco so it might well be a roasted chicken. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? Thu, 3 Oct 2019 09:11:56 EST Wednesday, 10/2 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> There's a beautiful sunrise right now. I thought we might miss it because it's supposed to be a cloudy day. <BR> <BR> I'm going to TOPS this morning so I need to get ready to go. <BR> <BR> But when the meeting is over I'll have to dash back to hear what Patty decided to do. I love Patty's chatter, too. It reminds me of me- I think I'll do one thing and if I get bored with it I move on to something else. But Patty is always doing something colorful. <BR> <BR... Wed, 2 Oct 2019 10:22:43 EST Wednesday 10-2-19 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Another sunny day. Not sure what will happen today. We figure if the insurance pays mostly for repairs that it will take most of the day to do. If so I get to stay home. <BR> <BR> I need to cook up my turkey and sausage meat and get it packaged in 4 oz bags for biscuits and gravy. <BR> <BR> Also need to make a peach pie from what was left of the peaches. That... Wed, 2 Oct 2019 10:19:56 EST Tuesday, October 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good October morning girls, <BR> <BR> That's a chestnut in the picture. Have you ever had or seen a chestnut tree? My grandmother had one and they are delicious but those prickly spikey outer pods are something else. They do drop off. Just like we want a couple of pounds to drop off in October. <em>30</em> Then the nut shell is hard to peel. If I remember right you use a sharp knife to m... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 08:16:32 EST What's Cooking in October? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Come share what you are cooking in October. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 23:33:37 EST Monday, 9/30 Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Let's celebrate the final day of September and look ahead to October. <em>427</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> I'll report that I feel good today. Bruce slept and is sleeping well so that's good, too. <BR> <BR> Our forecast is for sunny but it's really cold here this morning. I'm glad the furnace is churning the warmth out. It went down to 39 last night. <BR> <BR> My big goal for today is to make a big romaine salad. I've also got some lef... Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:21:21 EST Sunday, September 29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Only one more day of September after today. It's gone by way too fast. <BR> <BR> I think you girls are all having hot weather still and we're definitely on a cool down. Our weatherman has been hit and miss again. Today he says Partly sunny with a high of 54 and a low of 39 tonight! He missed the downpour of rain that's been happening at least since I got up th... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 09:47:09 EST Saturday, Sept. 28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> We had some thunder and lightening and a real downpour of rain early this morning. The forecast says partly sunny so maybe when it's daylight that will happen. Right now while it's still dark out I feel like the picture of the cat and want to be bundled up. <BR> <BR> We have some friends coming over for coffee this morning so I need to get busy. <BR> ... Sat, 28 Sep 2019 08:25:40 EST Friday, Sept. 27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another wonderful Friday and the last one in September already! Anybody doing anything special this weekend? <BR> <BR> It's so great to have my computer back. <BR> <BR> I'm going to make some of The Hillbilly Kitchen KFC cole slaw today. I have some Johnsonville beer brats and maybe some fried potatoes to go with that. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:37:59 EST Thursday, Sept. 26 Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> I feel better today! <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Hopefully I'll be getting my desktop back today. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 08:58:04 EST Wednesday, Sept. 25 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I'm a bit better but not completely and I'm staying home. <BR> <BR> I heard from Iris yesterday and she said it's still awfully hot in CA. She's looking forward to fall. <BR> <BR> Golly, we are just 3 months to Christmas! That's a startling thought. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day. Stay well! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:58:49 EST Tuesday, 9/24 Good morning Girls, <BR> Hubby took computer to the shop yesterday. My back is out a bit, so I stayed home. It may be a bit better today, hard to tell. <BR> <BR> I read all the messages but can't remember what anyone said. <BR> <BR> Oh Karen how do I get to the battery? It is the laptop...would I need to take the back off? <BR> <BR> I don't like using this computer upstairs anymore. Not as comfortable as sitting in my chair. <BR> <BR> Anyway Girls, <BR> Have a good day. <BR> <BR> Hope yo... Tue, 24 Sep 2019 07:09:17 EST Monday 9-23-19 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Up at 5 this morning to the wonderful sound of rain. We are getting some good rain. <BR> <BR> We plan on going to town this morning for the car to put it in. Then I am not sure how long we will be there. It will depend on if DS needs our truck and how long it will take to fix the car. <BR> <BR> Had my cup of hot cocoa and Bible study done and clothes folded. ... Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:11:38 EST Sunday 9/22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Is it getting cooler where you are? It is here at night, especially. Usually at least into the 60's at night. A couple of mornings it was in the high 40's. The days still pop up into the 80's. But it is sure much better sleeping weather. No more fans at night time. <BR> <BR> I think fall harvest is winding down. My kraut has fermented in the stone jar.... Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:56:54 EST Saturday 9/21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I think that's such a pretty table in the picture. I don't think I'd want to cook for that many people nowadays! <BR> <BR> How are you this Saturday morning, noon or night? <BR> <BR> Glenna, Thank you for the question of the day game. How are you doing? Still getting eggs? Crops done yet? Your pantry or cellar must be crammed. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope you ar... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:08:49 EST Friday 9/20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Friday morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's still dark out! Seems funny getting up in the dark. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I finished the 2nd book in an Adina Senft series and started the 3rd. After that I have some great books waiting. <BR> <BR> I could look in any direction and find lots to do today. Need to look at some recipes I've printed and want to try and get somet... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:46:29 EST Thursday, Sept. 19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> It has really cooled down here- enough to feel cool in the morning. Yesterday and when I was out and about I had a light jacket on. The clouds are amazing on these partly sunny days. <BR> <BR> This afternoon is the women's Bible study and I'm bringing dessert. I like to do that once in awhile- we take turns. I was happy to fin... Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:36:07 EST Wednesday, Sept. 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Wednesday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are in the middle of the week on the second half of September already! <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> I watched the animated movie Moana last night. Cute movie and cute songs. On the song I think is called Thankyou, I remembered the American Legion band played that song in the park in Long Beach, WA and two little boys abo... Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:49:07 EST Tuesday, 9/17 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's barely turning light and I can hear the rain pattering outside. But a fine morning and day ahead. We need the rain. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> I think it's an inside day. I'm not one for walking or working with the rain splashing down on me. But lots to do inside and then that great jigsaw puzzle when I take a break! <BR> <BR> I'm making a grocery list today, too. <BR> <BR> Do any of you follow The Hillbilly Kitchen on Facebook or her ... Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:04:30 EST Monday 9/16 Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone this beautiful Monday? <BR> <BR> Mine will be the usual Monday house blessings and reorganizing some things plus a flu shot. <BR> <BR> They changed our weather forecast for the better - a bit of rain this morning and then partly sunny. <BR> <BR> Have a great day girls. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:27:21 EST Sunday, 9/15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I can hear a light rain outside so it's an inside day here. <BR> <BR> How is everyone this beautiful, Sunday morning? <BR> <BR> I've got coffee, tea, hot cocoa and fresh hot cinnamon rolls for Karen's birthday weekend. <img src=""> <BR> Grab a cup of your favorite and we can talk al... Sun, 15 Sep 2019 08:29:02 EST Saturday, 9/14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> Nina and Karen, hope you both feel well today. Well frankly, Girls, I hope we all feel better <BR> <BR> Hubby is out checking yard sales. <BR> <BR> I slept in. Am just now having my coffee. <BR> <BR> Pork chops over cheesy scalloped potatoes, baked in the oven. <BR> more corn on the cob, and yes, I am starting to get tired of it... <BR> pudding dessert... Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:16:30 EST Friday, Sept. 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Finally Friday and the weekend is coming! <BR> <BR> Anybody doing anything this weekend? <BR> <BR> There's a fall open house at a country store downtown. I hope to go for a walk on the river walk and then check out the fall decorations there. <BR> <BR> Have a fun day. <BR> <BR> Leftover beef stroganoff for dinner and a big salad. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:31:12 EST Friday, Sept. 13 Good morning girls, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:26:28 EST Thursday 9/12/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I saw this picture and thought I'd share. I liked it! Sorry, Patty, no roosters in it! <BR> <BR> I will be heading to work soon, but thought I'd say good morning and wish you a happy <BR> Thursday! Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:49:02 EST Wednesday, 9/11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are at that date with horrendous memories. Thinking of those who lost their lives that day and the ones who are sick today from the effects fo that crash and destruction. <BR> <BR> That's a heavy thought to start with. We can be thankful for the first responders. <BR> <BR> Beautiful fall morning here. <BR> <BR> I've got a TOPS meeting. <BR> <BR> Ho... Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:52:15 EST Tuesday, Sept. 10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hurray, the weatherman changed the forecast and we shouldn't have rain today. We got a wonderful soaking yesterday. <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> Coffee is on the way. <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy the new question Glenna put up. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:19:52 EST Monday, Sept. 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Monday morning! <BR> <BR> Wow, it's really pouring down rain here. It just stands in the yard because it's not soaking in fast enough. Everything is getting a good watering. <BR> <BR> Monday house blessing here. <BR> <BR> I was reading my old Betty Crocker cookbook last night and it is so interesting. How to set the table and how to relax and make a pleasant atmosphere. Do you ... Mon, 9 Sep 2019 08:02:22 EST Sunday, September 8 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I like the grapevine wreath in the picture. I have one (not that one) but it needs sprucing up. Sometimes I put the silk flowers on it and/or the berries but I suspect the deer come up and try to eat it before they figure out it's not real. <BR> <BR> It looks like it's going to rain all day here. That's too bad because we have the first day of Sunday school outside ... Sun, 8 Sep 2019 08:14:08 EST Saturday, 9/7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> That's sort of me in the morning, this picture. <BR> <BR> Girls, Good morning. <BR> Hubby is out checking yard sales. <BR> <BR> Big game day here. <BR> <BR> Oh, I forgot to tell you that I ordered new wigs. Same style, a bit more color.Still blonde. <BR> <BR> Hoping to finish the Christmas ball square today. We shall see. <BR> <BR> Nothing else happening here today. <BR> Have a good day... Sat, 7 Sep 2019 08:31:34 EST Friday, Sept. 6 Good morning girls, <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It's a foggy morning here and nice and cool. It will warm up when the fog burns off. It definitely looks like fall. Makes me remember first days of school in the fall when you wanted to wear your new school clothes but by afternoon it was hot outside and those sweaters or whatever were not so fun on the way home. <BR> <BR> We have more business to take care of related to the accident. I will be glad when this is all done. <BR> <BR> Glenna's q... Fri, 6 Sep 2019 10:03:43 EST Thirsty Thursday 9/5/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of the other spark teams that I am on always has a thirsty Thursday to encourage us to drink our water! do you all have any problems getting in enough liquid? Some days I do. So it is something I work on. <BR> <BR> I'll be heading out to work. Then this afternoon, I have some grapes picked that I need to can into juice. They smell so good. Big, fat, sweet red ones. I picked them ... Thu, 5 Sep 2019 08:47:51 EST Wednesday, Sept. 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Middle of the week! What's going on in your neck of the woods? <BR> <BR> I'm making coffee and then I'll tell you what I'm up to today. Wed, 4 Sep 2019 10:01:03 EST Tuesday, September 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> We usually have beautiful, sunny Septembers so a good month to enjoy being outside still. <BR> <BR> I think I'll have a big salad with some protein in it for dinner. <BR> <BR> I'm going to WalMart today. I'll do a lot of walking there and see what they are bringing in for fall. <BR> <BR> Hopefully more cleaning up the flo... Tue, 3 Sep 2019 09:07:13 EST LABOR DAY MONDAY 2 SEPT <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Girls <BR> <BR> The sun is up and we got a rain last night. <em>244</em> It made it nice and cool last night. I even opened the house and shut off the air conditioner. It will warm up again today, but we so enjoyed that rain. <BR> <BR> Today I plan to be in the craft room again. <BR> <BR> Not sure what is for supper yet. Have only thought about my Bible study, chickens, a... Mon, 2 Sep 2019 09:17:29 EST Sunday, September 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Finally we've reached September! Good news for those of us who love fall and hopefully cooler temperatures for all of us. <BR> <BR> It's going to be partly sunny and a high of 68 here today. <BR> <BR> What will you be doing this first day of September? Sun, 1 Sep 2019 09:19:12 EST What's Cooking in September <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Come share what you are preparing or cooking. Sun, 1 Sep 2019 00:17:25 EST Saturday, August 31 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> The sun is coming up and the sky has tinges of pink in the blue - so pretty. It's quiet. No one else is up yet. <BR> <BR> Here we are at the last day of August! <BR> <BR> I survived a mammogram yesterday. Another year done. <BR> <BR> It will be a fun day and my plan is to pick up a Costco chicken later on along with a Costco Asian salad mix. Red g... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:34:57 EST Friday, August 30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another wonderful Friday and holiday weekend starting. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> The weather has calmed down here and I hope where you live, too. <BR> <BR> Our son got here last night and we're looking forward to some time together. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:34:27 EST Thursday 8/29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Patty, This one is especially for you! I bet you know your cuts of lamb! How are you doing today? And what is on your needles? <BR> <BR> Jan, How are things in your part of the world? Is it cooling down any there? It was cooler here last night. Makes for better sleeping. <BR> <BR> Nina, Do you still have fires burning in your area? Will you be crafting with family today? I am t... Thu, 29 Aug 2019 07:43:37 EST Wednesday, Aug 28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Last Wednesday in August. <BR> <BR> I made it through that hot night with the fan on most of the night. It's 74 in the house this morning so I'm letting cool morning air in. I think we might hit 80 again today but that's better than 90! <BR> <BR> Patty, Did your doctor say if it's okay to go ahead with knee surgery? <BR> <BR> Nina, How is your Mom doing? ... Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:23:54 EST Tuesday, 8/27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> If you haven't seen Glenna's new games the lady in the picture would be something like Dottie Mango Bathrobe, lol. <BR> <BR> It's going to be a hot one here today. I've opened up the house to cool it down a bit before that happens. No big plans today except to stay cool after it heats up. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you're up to today. <BR> <BR> Did I tell... Tue, 27 Aug 2019 08:52:50 EST Monday, 8/26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How cool to get to the Spark team page and see Glenna has come up with 2 new games for us. <BR> <BR> I woke up much earlier and prayed for Patti before I drifted back to sleep. <BR> <BR> Time for coffee and starting the last week of August. <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:58:21 EST Sunday, August 25 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Wow, yesterday Glenna reminded us it's 4 months til Christmas! That reminded me it's a good time to plan for family gifts. <BR> <BR> This weekend and next just south of Portland there's a wonderful dahlia show/open house at a dahlia farm. We used to go when we lived in Portland. Just amazing fields and fields of dahlias in every color and size from the miniature to dinner plate ones. I miss that but wouldn't want to make that... Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:22:35 EST Saturday 8/25/19 Good morning girls, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Boy August is speeding right by. It is going to be September before we know it. Gee, I just thought it is only four months until Christmas!! My goodness and then another new year. I wonder where this year has gone. <BR> <BR> I guess our cooler temperatures got me to thinking about Christmas. It was mid 60's here yesterday for a high temp. That is quite a change from... Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:54:00 EST Friday, August 23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hooray it's Friday! I love Fridays. A carry over from when I worked and when Bruce and the kids would be off for the weekend. <BR> <BR> What will you be doing today? <BR> <BR> Bruce is driving so I have lots to do here at the house. My dining room table is full of stuff to be put away from when I was looking at my fall decorations. <BR> <BR> I'm reorganizi... Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:11:38 EST Thursday, Aug. 22 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> A fresh new Thursday ahead. What will you be doing? I hope a little fun along with the usual. <BR> <BR> This morning we'll be turning the rental car back in. We picked up the pickup late yesterday afternoon but needed to put some gas in it and local traffic was bad by then so we decided on this morning. I will miss it but the pickup is paid for and has a tank full of gas. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I also need to go to Costco for some things. Roasted chicken an... Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:38:16 EST Wednesday, Aug. 21 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> We had a fun day yesterday celebrating Vicki's birthday. <BR> <BR> Today is middle of the week. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> I'm getting my first cup of coffee and relaxing before I head to my TOPS meeting. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:32:24 EST Tuesday, Aug. 20 Happy Birthday Vicki <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls &amp; happy birthday to Vicki! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Pull a chair up to the table, we've got cherry cheesecake and hot coffee, tea, cocoa or soda! Come tell us about your day and we'll celebrate together. <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>106</em> <em>44</em> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:18:17 EST MONDAY 8-19-19 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning <BR> <BR> Was nice and cool this morning but suppose to be 93 today and 96 tomorrow. <BR> May go in with DH to get our truck that DS used for the tractor thing (never can remember what they call those different machines) <BR> If I stay home will make my breakfast sausage with our sausage and lean ground turkey. Get it in the freezer like I do the Ground Beef. <BR> <BR> Was thinkin... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:31:13 EST SUPPER SUNDAY <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> It is another sunny day but a little cooler this morning. Drinking my hot cocoa and listening to my rooster crowing. <BR> <BR> Was at DS's most of the day yesterday. DH helped him string off areas that he was using a backhoe tracker to level his back yard. They are going to add a sun room to the back of their house. It will help keep the house warmer in the wint... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:57:03 EST Sunday, August 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's an overcast morning so we'll see what kind of day it brings. <BR> <BR> I slept so well last night. My lower back hurt yesterday so I took Tylenol a couple of times and that must have helped me sleep well, too. <BR> <BR> Only two more weeks and we're into September! <BR> <BR> Church this morning and then who knows what we'll do today. <BR> <BR> How ab... Sun, 18 Aug 2019 09:52:11 EST Saturday, August 17 <BR> <BR> <img src="">Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> It looks like it has rained and might rain some more today. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I'll be puttering in the house changing some things around and organizing. <BR> <BR> Might go to the once a month flea market out in the country. We haven't been for a long time and a lady serves breakfast or lunch or just homemade pie! Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:22:44 EST Friday, August 16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hooray it's Friday! We're heading into the weekend. Anyone have anything special going on? Just two more weeks and we're into Labor Day weekend. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Usual weekend for me except my pastor is on vacation in Alaska so we'll have a substitute on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I made the crockpot chicken yesterday so I'll use that with dinner. Haven't decided ... Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:28:09 EST Thursday 8-15-19 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Everyone <BR> Up early to a nice cool morning. It is suppose to get to 90 but I am enjoying it now. <BR> <BR> Today is our scrapbook day. So will go in after breakfast and clear off my junk journal stuff off my table and get my scrapbook pages ready to scrap. <BR> <BR> I sure am looking forward to fall. It is my favorite time of year. <BR> We may go to California to visit our mom... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:56:17 EST Wednesday 8/14/2019 <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning everyone <BR> <BR> Today is payday and shopping day for us. <BR> I was awake at 4:30. Did not get up till 5 thinking maybe I will go back to sleep and get up at 5:30. Nope-could not go back to sleep. <BR> So got up got my hot cocoa made and folded my laundry basket of clothes. <BR> Will get on the two grocery store sites and get my thank you and Just for you savings clicked. <B... Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:48:43 EST Tuesday, August 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's another beautiful sunny morning here. It will be warm. <BR> <BR> I need to go for milk and eggs today. Something else always lands in my cart. <BR> <BR> We had the chicken cacciatore for dinner last night but it did not live up to my expectations. Okay but I will not make that version again. <BR> <BR> Since it's going to be a warm one here I'm making... Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:05:09 EST Monday, 8/12 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm getting up late and the sun is shining so pretty. Coffee is brewing. What a day ahead! <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> The biopsy on my arm is at 12:45. I don't know if it's going to limit me at all so I'll get most of the Monday house blessing done beforehand. <BR> <BR> I'm aiming for the Chicken Cacciatore for dinner. That is hard to say out loud! <BR> <img src=" Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:35:34 EST Sunday, August 11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful, quiet morning here. I hope you are having a good start to your day, too. <BR> <BR> It seems like a good day to have fun. What is everyone up to? Sun, 11 Aug 2019 09:12:24 EST Sayurday, 8/10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> Hubby is checking a few more garage sales today. <BR> <BR> Supper last night was great. I did change it up a bit. <BR> For lunch yesterday we had spaghetti and the layered pea salad from Cooking healthy with Splenda. <BR> <BR> For supper we had corn on the cob, pepper steak over rice. <BR> for dessert we had the peanut butter bars from The same cookbook <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:41:57 EST Friday, August 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hurray for Friday! <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing? <BR> <BR> Vicki, I hope everything worked out for your prescription renewal and that it's a more comfortable day for you. <BR> <BR> Patti, Sorry to hear about the heavy chest feeling. Wise not to push the exercise til you get that figured out. The hand/finger exercise for needle work will do you good. I ... Fri, 9 Aug 2019 09:09:29 EST THURSDAY 8-8-2019 <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> Was up and out walking this morning in the cool of the morning. Back in and doing research on my computer. <BR> <BR> Today is our scrap party on Skype so will have to get ready for that. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all enjoying your sort of last month of summer. Here it will be warm most likely till 2nd week of October but not as warm as now. I guess we are just not going to ... Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:53:29 EST Wednesday, August 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's going to be a busy morning here. All I have to do is get myself ready and make a fruit salad for the potluck but when I get to the meeting we set up for the installation and ceremony awards. Thankfully another lady is really good at decorating so she can direct that part. I'll let you know how it all goes. <BR> <BR> What are you up to today? Wed, 7 Aug 2019 09:24:02 EST Tuesday, August 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Thinking about Glenna and all that canning with jars lining up like jewels. <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> I've got more straightening up to do today. <BR> <BR> Today my son's union votes whether to go to reduced hours or take the chance of being laid off by seniority. They are expecting things to pick up in October. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2019 09:42:03 EST Happy Monday 8/5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Are you ready for a fresh, new week? I think I am. <BR> <BR> Mom and I will be making another turn of chow chow today. We have plenty of garden goodies and we both love it. So another turn is in order. <BR> <BR> Well my kitty is trying to help type so I guess I might as well give up and get to moving! <BR> <BR> Have a good day ladies. Mon, 5 Aug 2019 08:11:13 EST SUNDAY <img src=""> <BR> Hi girls <BR> <BR> It was cloudy and cool this morning so I decided to get a lot of things done. I baked Jo's “Jumbo Cheesy Biscuits, cut banana's in half and froze with sticks in them. Got my frozen strawberries and blueberries put in zip-lock bags, made granola, and made my baking mix. I am frying bacon now. Was looking up if I could freeze avocados. So far they say yes. Will make my sala... Sun, 4 Aug 2019 10:45:21 EST Sunday, August 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another foggy morning here. I wonder if it's going to be as muggy and hot as yesterday got to be. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing today? <BR> <BR> Two sad days. Yesterday Elpasso, Texas and today Ohio. Karen was this close to where you are? Praying for all the families of those who died and those injured and those traumatized not knowing if their loved on... Sun, 4 Aug 2019 09:22:27 EST Saturday, August 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> It really looks like fall here this morning- must have rained in the night and it's foggy. <BR> <BR> Coffee is in process, of course! Grab a cup or tea or cocoa or I think Iris always liked Diet Rite and come visit. <BR> <BR> When DH gets back from the men's breakfast, I will take our son shopping. I guess we're going to Costco, WalMart and P... Sat, 3 Aug 2019 10:08:15 EST Friday, August 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Another Friday and the weekend's coming. <BR> <BR> I wonder what will happen today. <BR> <BR> The county fair is this week and then we go into Regatta festival. We'll miss the county fair. Might go to the Regatta parade and I'd like to see the boat parade. <BR> <BR> The chicken I cooked yesterday turned out well. I need to portion it out for meals. <BR> <B... Fri, 2 Aug 2019 08:44:24 EST What's Cooking in August? Here we go, winding down summer. Still lots of fresh fruits and veggies to be found. What's cooking at your house? Thu, 1 Aug 2019 09:12:58 EST Thursday, August 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What will August bring to us? Renewed efforts for healthy food, moving more if our bodies can do it, fresh experiences and old comforts. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> The big batch of split pea soup I made yesterday gives us lots of leftovers. I think I'll freeze some and keep the rest out to use. I was surprised DH really liked it. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 09:04:11 EST Last day of July 7/31 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope your day is beginning well. I hear the birds singing here. They sound happy. <BR> <BR> Jan, I am so sorry about your truck. I hope things work out that you can have a rental car while the truck is being repaired. <BR> <BR> Karen, How is the weather there today? We are supposed to have thunderstorms this afternoon. It looks cloudy here so I ... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:55:37 EST Tuesday 7/30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Wow, July is really winding down fast! One more day. <BR> <BR> I have to pick pole beans at moms today. Not sure what else. <BR> <BR> It is supposed to be hot here again today. And a chance of thunderstorms later in the day. <BR> <BR> The apples are ripening, so I need to work on more of those sooner rather than later. <BR> <BR> I have had fresh corn fro... Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:05:24 EST Monday, July 29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are at the last Monday in July. Summer is flying by. I know some who are really looking forward to autumn. <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>574</em> <BR> <BR> It's a short week. Monday house blessing here. <BR> <BR> I think I want to make Lazy Dog Macaroni Salad today. <BR> <BR> But first I need to make the coffee! <BR> <BR> How are all of y... Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:13:09 EST Sunday, July 28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Looks like another pretty sunny day here. <BR> <BR> Aha! I hear the coffee maker beeping - my first cuppa. <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> What shall we all do today? I always have more ideas than I have energy. <BR> <BR> I'll check back later and let you know what I figured out and you can inspire me with what you're doing. Sun, 28 Jul 2019 10:51:32 EST Saturday, July 27 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your Saturday going? <BR> <BR> I was up at 2 and saw the patio motion light on so opened the window and it was just pouring down rain for a bit. Then I got up at 7 and heard a huge noise on the street behind us. Still haven't figured it out. Some kind of big machinery. We also had a power blip in the night so I had to reset the stove clock and microwave... Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:31:25 EST Fun Firday <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Today we are planning on going camping so I won't be here for 2-3 days. I do not know how many days my DS has to camp. <BR> <BR> I am not completely ready. Must put the food in the RV. It has been too warm to put it in there ahead of time. I had purchased some plastic baskets at Dollar Tree some time ago. The food is place in them so it should not be hard to loa... Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:34:05 EST Thursday, 7/25 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> I've been awake since 4, but stayed in bed till 5:30 to try to get back to sleep. Oh well. Guess that's all the sleep I needed. <BR> <BR> I worked on the Snowman sampler scarf and finished the main scarf part. <BR> Now I have to embroider the faces, there are 6 of them, and make the decorations for scarves and hats to each one, then it will be done. <BR> I just love... Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:28:54 EST Wednesday, 7/24 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It looks like it's going to be a nice day here <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I've got a meeting this morning and then on to planning for the weekend. <BR> <BR> First off I need a cuppa coffee. <em>106</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:47:21 EST Tuesday, July 23 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> I hope Patty's son will be able to go home today and things improve greatly for him. <BR> <BR> Karen, Have fun on your trip to Michigan. <BR> <BR> Glenna, How is the applesauce and whatever you are making coming along? <BR> <BR> Nina, We missed you yesterday - maybe you are camping? <BR> <BR> Vicki, I hope you get a cool down soon. Enjoy your coffee. <BR> <BR> I hear my coffeemaker just beeped that it's done and that's ... Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:14:16 EST Monday, 7/22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your week starting? <BR> <BR> Home blessing and getting ready for our youngest sons visit this weekend. I'll have to break it down into chunks or it can seem overwhelming. <BR> <BR> Has it cooled down over your way? Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:46:16 EST Sunday, July 21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Sunday morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's not quite as sunny here this morning but supposed to be a nice day. 71 degrees they say. <BR> <BR> Today is the outdoor church service and picnic afterwards. So just a day of fun I think. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. Stay cool! <BR> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>461</em> <em>464</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 09:09:17 EST Saturday, 7/20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful summer morning. A little pink in the east where the sun is rising. <BR> <BR> I'm praying for all to go well with Patty's son and maybe some hopeful news today. <BR> <BR> I didn't know you weren't allowed to bring scissors into a hospital! I'm thinking of all my yarny friends or embroidery or quilting. <BR> <BR> Today we plan to work outsi... Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:56:07 EST HAPPY FRIDAY <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Everyone <BR> <BR> Was up early as usual. Gave the chickens their scratch. Did my walk in the cool of the morning. Did my Bible study and now wanted to say hi. I learned how to turn on the internet on DH phone. So now I can do it in the mornings. <BR> <BR> Plan to work on more craft things today. Have to go to the post office. It still is really hot, so staying indoors will ... Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:20:47 EST Friday. 7/19 Girls, we just got a call from DDIL. Our son just fell off either the roof or a ladder and has hit his head. They won't let her into the room right now. <BR> <BR> Please pray, that is all I know about this. <BR> We are leaving soon to go up there and be with her. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:20:28 EST Thursday, July 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Remember to get plenty of water and fluids during the hot spell - or you could come over here where it's not so hot! Also some fruits and veggies have water in them - watermelon, strawberries, cucumbers. <BR> <BR> This morning I need to do more grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> I forgot which recipe is on my list for tonight but it's one with lean ground beef. <BR... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:00:45 EST Wednesday, 7/17 <img src=""> <BR> Not mine, but aren't they pretty. This lady made them on a knitting loom. <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> I went through my meat supply the other day. <BR> We are getting it down. <BR> <BR> We have 1 pork roast <BR> 1 package of spare ribs <BR> 1 ham bone for bean soup <BR> 2 beef steaks for 2 separate meals <BR> 7 pounds of hamburger <BR> <BR> some beef roast portions and beef stew meat, I ... Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:11:23 EST Tuesday, July 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I'm feeling great this morning. That doesn't mean I'm doing any dances. <em>211</em> Just happy and ready for the day. Bruce is driving again today so more time to really get things done. <BR> <BR> Last night I looked through the Best Of Newsletters and picked out quite a few things to try. Now I need to narrow it down. D... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:38:28 EST Monday, 7/15 Good morning Girls, <BR> Rainy and thunderstorms here today. High expected of 85, down from yesterday's posting of it being 90 here today. <BR> I couldn't get to sleep last night. Was after 1:30. <BR> I slept till 9. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I are both aching and sore today. Must be the weather. <BR> <BR> He just went upstairs to take a nap. I am still in jammies. <BR> <BR> I got tired of using the computer for crochet patterns, so started a loom knit hat. turquoise and cream, <BR> <BR> Have a... Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:47:16 EST Sunday 7/14 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It is cooler and more comfortable in WV this morning. I was about toasted some days with the heat and humidity. <BR> <BR> the new water line/pump is doing fine. It is so wonderful to have that fixed. I have a load of dishes in the dishwasher and I was thinking how nice it is to have all of that working now. <BR> <BR> I got some carrots and potatoes out of the garden last evening. the carrots have really grown. I was a bit surprised by how big they are. I... Sun, 14 Jul 2019 09:44:26 EST Saturday, 7/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are almost in the middle of July - like in the middle of summer. I just heard my coffee beep telling me it's ready. <BR> <BR> What will we all get into today?! <BR> <BR> My red crocosmia is starting to open it's blooms. I love waiting and finally seeing things bloom. The burgundy daylilies, too. Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:38:27 EST Friday, 7/12 Good morning Girls, <img src=""> <BR> My pillow. Hop on over to my blog for more pics. <BR> <BR> I had such fun making this pillow. I stuffed it with old bed pillow stuffing. Save those pillows for using the stuffing later. <BR> <BR> Working on the scarf this morning. <BR> I am 25 rounds done on my sock foot. <BR> I also want to make July square from Jayda institches, the beachball. <BR> <BR> A bit of cleaning, a... Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:42:40 EST Mock lobster Page 117 in the 1993 Newsletter cookbook, there is a simple recipe for mock lobster. Anyone ever tried it? <BR> 16oz frozen haddock <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 2 Tbsp vinegar <BR> Cover fish with hot water and salt/vinegar. Boil 20 minutes. Remove from water and broil 5 minutes on each side. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:43:26 EST Thursday, 7/11 <img src="">Good morning Girls. <BR> Here is the scarf I am making. I am having such fun with it. This is not my scarf, I am using a few different colors, no pink or purple, etc. <BR> There are 6 snowmen sections, I am finishing up the second snowman this morning. <BR> <BR> There is a stripe section separating the snowmen in half, so that will be easy. <BR> A lot of yarn changes, and different stitches, sometimes ... Thu, 11 Jul 2019 09:34:55 EST Wednesday, July 10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I'm not feeling as perky this morning. If I didn't have a meeting I could easily go back to bed. It's raining outside maybe that's why. I need my coffee! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> How are you girls doing today? <BR> <BR> Nina, What is coffee dying? You also mentioned something else day before yesterday that I meant to look up- some kind of craft you and your... Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:00:54 EST Tuesday, July 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Now, what do you think? Could Patty make an outfit for all of us like the picture? Lol. I hope that brought a smile to your faces. <BR> <BR> It's a lovely quiet morning and I've got my coffee right here. A bright new day. <BR> <BR> Karen is off to have a girls day out with DD and DGDs. What fun! <BR> <BR> Glenna, How are things going over in West Virginia? ... Tue, 9 Jul 2019 09:46:55 EST Monday, July 8 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I will email Iris to see if she is okay. <BR> <BR> I'm just going to get this started so we can all chat on here. <BR> <BR> I'm finishing up our rental application and will go to the bank and then to drop off the application. <BR> <BR> Our oldest needs to go to Costco for storage bins and then he'll pack up things he still has stored here. <BR> <BR> We had a little rain this morning - it looks like fall except for all the ... Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:35:30 EST Sunday, July 7 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing today? <BR> <BR> Nina is camping. <BR> <BR> Patty, I'm looking forward to seeing your eagle pillow! TA DA! <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Glenna, Are you having more thunderstorms today? How are the apples coming along? <BR> <BR> Hi to Karen, Vicki, and Iris <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> It's cloudy and we've had a bit of rain this morning. Time for the tourists to go home. <BR> <BR> Bruce tried to fix a bathroom light switch and just couldn... Sun, 7 Jul 2019 10:35:28 EST Happy Saturday July 6th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It is cloudy and stormy here this morning. We haven't gotten any rain yet. But it sure keeps thundering and threatening to. <BR> <BR> I guess it will basically be an indoors day for me. I have plenty to do inside anyway. What are you ladies up to today? <BR> <BR> It is still hot and humid here. And supposed to be in the 80's next week, too. I think summ... Sat, 6 Jul 2019 09:39:25 EST Finally Friday July 5th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Well another week is done. I feel ready for a weekend. I want to tackle some things here at home. It is so hot and humid that it is hard to tackle anything. Or at least very fast! <BR> <BR> We are supposed to have more rain and storms today. We had a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon. <BR> <BR> I picked apples at mom's house yesterday. I made 4 quarts... Fri, 5 Jul 2019 08:23:36 EST Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> I wish you could all come over to our cooler weather. I'd put one of those vintage tablecloths on the picnic table and we could take our coffee, tea, cocoa or soda out there and have a good visit. It think our high will be 66. <BR> <BR> Coffee is dripping into the pot and pretty soon I'll fix the guys some breakfast. <BR> <BR> Happy birthday... Thu, 4 Jul 2019 10:51:08 EST HAPPY JULY 4TH <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy 4th everyone! I am off to moms for lunch with her. We are having fresh garden veggies. Beets, carrots, potatoes, and kohlrabi! Thu, 4 Jul 2019 10:43:02 EST Wednesday, July 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's cloudy here this morning and looks like it rained in the night. It will be partly sunny with a high of 65. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Patty is having a day out with Sis. Shall we all go join them? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I'm excused from the TOPS meeting today in hopes the apartment manager calls. Quinn will be here around midday. <B... Wed, 3 Jul 2019 10:33:58 EST Tuesday, July 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's a cloudy day here but the good news is it's not too warm and looking out the computer room window I can see a blue hydrangea bloom and the red firecracker blooms. Both of these are about 6' tall. <BR> <BR> Question about the Orange Push Up Cheesecake. Or any cheesecake really - I find it hard to stir the cream cheese til it's soft and I always wonder if ... Tue, 2 Jul 2019 10:45:29 EST Happy July 1st Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Well another new month. We are starting on the second half of 2019! Time surely does fly! <BR> <BR> It has been hot and humid here. We have an increasing chance of rain each day this week. <BR> <BR> After work, I'll probably work on laundry. Maybe some gardening this evening after it cools down some. <BR> <BR> I was thinking of hard boiling some eggs for egg salad this week. That sounds like a nice sandwich for hot days. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has ... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 07:52:12 EST What's Cooking in July? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What's cooking in July at your house? <BR> <BR> On July 1 I'm making Orange Push Up Cheesecake from Cooking Healthy With A Man In Mind. Mon, 1 Jul 2019 01:31:47 EST Sunday, June 30 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> It's going to be another beautiful sunny day here - you all can come over if you want- the high will only be 68 so sunny and comfortable. <BR> <BR> Last day in June! I wonder how fast July will speed by? I love July, don't you? There's a good, old fashioned parade in Warrenton and a free barbeque at the fire department. Fireworks over the river here on Thursday nig... Sun, 30 Jun 2019 11:02:06 EST Sunny Saturday, June 29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> What are we all doing today? <BR> <BR> I think I'll take my coffee out to the back yard to enjoy the morning sunshine and bird songs. <BR> <BR> Glenna, How are you doing? I hope everything is ok. <BR> <BR> Iris, We're missing you. How are your kitties doing? <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Karen, You are probably busy with your grandson today. <BR> ... Sat, 29 Jun 2019 10:22:11 EST Friday, 6/28 <img src=""> <BR> Not mine, but isn't it colorful... <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> Yesterday got to 88, today should be rainy and high around 76 here. <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard from Vicki or Iris? <BR> <BR> The big cherry festival starts tomorrow with a huge parade and usually the Thunderbirds flying over to start the parade and the week long festival. <BR> <BR> On Sunday there is always an air show... <... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:05:55 EST Thursday, 6/27 Good early morning Girls, <img src="">Not mine, but doesn't it remind you of a sunflower. <BR> Awake since 2 am...bah <BR> <BR> I finished the second ribbed hat a bit ago. <BR> Now working on the sock. <BR> <BR> Heel turned and now working down the foot. <BR> <BR> The strawberry cobbler, (Willamette Valley Blackberry Cobbler recipe, Across America)was wonderful. <BR> <BR> We are having taco salad for supper ton... Thu, 27 Jun 2019 04:15:39 EST Encouragement <img src=""> Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:32:28 EST Wednesday, 6/26 Good early morning Girls, <BR> Up very early, just wide awake. <BR> I fell asleep early last night, and now we <BR> <BR> Nina, you must have it easy when you fix your meals, sounds like a good idea. Sometimes I prep veggies, but normally I don't. <BR> <BR> I do make big batches of cooked pintos and/or rice, and freeze them individually in 1 1/2 cup packages for later use. <BR> <BR> It feels so nice to be able to stay home today. <BR> <BR> My arm itches where it is a bit ... Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:52:30 EST Tuesday, June 25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is summer treating you? <BR> <BR> It's partly sunny here and 61 today- which is comfortable. I only got outside yesterday to pick 3 rose buds but got the cleaning done I wanted to do. <BR> <BR> The Taco bowl I made was good but would have been better with chopped tomatoes and some tortilla chips. I can't seem to have chips in the house without going hog ... Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:10:15 EST Monday, 6/24 Good morning, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Here's another Monday. For me it's time for what Flylady calls Monday House Blessing. As much as possible I do the basics- sweep, mop, clean toilets and sinks (oh joy!), empty wastebaskets, etc. Wash the bedding. <BR> <BR> I also hope to get outside for a weeding session. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope all goes well this morning. Here's a new project for you! <BR> <img src="">... Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:43:41 EST Sunday, June 23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a nice midsummer weekend. <BR> <BR> I'm a bit achy this morning from lots of walking yesterday. I'm glad the rain came through last night and today is partly sunny. <BR> <BR> Quinn will be going back home in the early afternoon. I'm so glad both kids come to the festival with us. Last night we watched Captain Marvel- not something I prob... Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:36:46 EST Saturday, 6/22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's festival weekend here and today is the big day. It's cloudy, not raining, so very comfortable for doing a lot of walking around the fair grounds. <BR> <BR> The girls in the picture are the Scandinavian princesses. They were picking foxgloves- they decorate the grounds, building and a big maypole with wild flowers. The second girl from the left is Miss Fi... Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:19:27 EST Friday, June 21 Summer! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls &amp; happy 1st day of summer, <BR> <BR> It's a typical Oregon coast summer morning with cloudy skies. We'll have peaks of sunshine and about 60 degrees. <BR> <BR> Bruce is driving today. Quinn will head down here after he gets off work. It's much hotter in Portland so the company is on the "heat shift" and he works 5 to 1:30. He says he beats a lot of the big city traf... Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:44:28 EST Thursday, June 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Now, before I forget again, we have been seeing a grey squirrel in our yard and the neighbor's! I think my nextdoor neighbor feeds the birds and deer nuts and seeds so this little fellow found a new home. Especially there is only one cat in the neighborhood that goes outside. <BR> <BR> I've got a busy day - getting ready for this weekend. In my mind I can see... Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:36:04 EST Wednesday 6/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone got some good sleep last night. <BR> <BR> What's going on where you are today? I'm going to TOPS and I know I have a gain. <BR> <BR> Maybe we could tell Vicki a little about ourselves. <BR> <BR> I'm Jan and I live in Oregon on the north coast with my husband. We have two sons, no grandchildren. I think I've been dieting a huge amount of my l... Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:41:58 EST Tuesday, June 18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I will let you know as soon as I have a cup of coffee or two. <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> No plans today except get the house ready for this weekend. It's the Scandinavian Festival which is a big deal here. My youngest son comes from Portland and we all go out to see the events. There's a costume parade through the fairgrounds ... Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:36:20 EST Monday, 6/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> We missed Nina yesterday, I hope she is okay. <BR> <BR> Vicki, Feel free to join right in with us. <BR> <BR> When I walked out to the back yard there was a light misty rain but it's just supposed to be cloudy today. Most cloudy days are morning and early afternoon, then sunny late afternoon. <BR> <BR> There was a cruise ship... Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:29:57 EST Sunday, 6/16 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> Can you imagine, June is half over. <BR> <BR> Fathers day party today at the ex's. Leave at noon. <BR> We always have a nice time and good food. <BR> <BR> I made 2 peanut butter cup pies to take from Kids in Mind . First time I have taken JoAnna's recipes to a pot luck over there. It will be interesting to see how they go over. <BR> <BR> I finished block #8 last night. ... Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:58:36 EST Sunday, 6/16 Use Patty's post for today. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:58:26 EST Saturday, June 15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Here we are smack dab in the middle of June. What's going on today? <BR> <BR> Nina and Glenna should go in the egg business! When I was at the co op yesterday I wanted eggs. There were several kinds but the one on top was $7!!! I thought Nina and Glenna have a gold mine! <em>490</em> No, I didn't get the $7 ones. <BR> <BR> Iris, We've been missin... Sat, 15 Jun 2019 11:36:41 EST Friday, June 14 Flag Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How strange the weather is this summer. Two really uncomfortable hot days and then quite a bit cooler and cloudy. This is comfortable, though. A good morning for a "cuppa" whatever we like. For me it's coffee. <BR> <BR> Not sure what I'll do today. It sure looks like it could rain this morning. DH put our flag out but if it rains we'll take it back in. <BR> <... Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:57:24 EST Thursday, June 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Ah, to wake up to comfortable temperatures! I opened the window anyway to let fresh air in and to hear the birds doing their morning songs. <BR> <BR> Bible study this afternoon. <BR> <BR> This morning I walked out on the patio to put water in the birdbath and water pots of herbs. I could smell the honeysuckle from the neighbors that is growing over the fence ... Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:47:44 EST Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> Good Morning Ladies <BR> <BR> Up early since I have to be at the Dr. at 9am. Have to leave here at 7:45. <BR> <BR> It is our shopping day also so will be gone most of the day. <BR> <BR> It will be warm today. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day <BR> <BR> Nina Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:50:13 EST Tuesday 6/11 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What are you all into today? <BR> <BR> I have a routine appointment with my cardiologist today. I usually stop at Our Neighbor, nicknamed the 25c store. They sell clothes for 25c each. They have cooking things too and their books are free. So I want to visit there. it has been sometime since I browsed there. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say good morning. <BR> <BR> Have good day girls. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:31:49 EST Happy Monday 6/10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Are you ready to start a new week? I think I am rested up and ready to go! <BR> <BR> It looks cloudy here and I checked the weather. Supposed to have rain and thunderstorms this afternoon. Then a couple pretty days ahead. <BR> <BR> Well time to get moving. Work awaits! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good day! Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:35:50 EST Sunday 6/9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> I didn't mean to go missing last week. Just a busy week. I get caught up and always think "now I have to do that tomorrow for sure". Same thing next day. <BR> <BR> My garden looks good. Except this rain has sure given the weeds a boost. As soon as it dries out I'll have to work in it again. <BR> <BR> And I got weedeating done and the lawn mowed. Plus ot... Sun, 9 Jun 2019 07:22:14 EST Saturday, 6/8 Good morning Girls, <img src=""> <BR> Hubby is again out checking yard sales. <BR> <BR> I want to finish the green moebis scarf, (means a circular scarf with a twist in it to lie flat on the chest instead of bunching up), the 5th square and start the 6th square. Both squares are easy, so should be fun to work on them. <BR> <BR> Also, maybe start one of those hats. <BR> <BR> Remember that one lapghan I was making,... Sat, 8 Jun 2019 09:19:18 EST Friday, June 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> WooHoo! It's Friday! BooHoo! I've got my annual physical today. I'll let the WooHoo win out. <BR> <BR> The sun is out right now so I'm going to dash outside to look around before the rain comes. <BR> <BR> How are you today? Fri, 7 Jun 2019 09:56:14 EST Thursday, June 6 Use Patty's thread for today. Thu, 6 Jun 2019 10:18:56 EST Thursday, 6/6 Good morning Girls, <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hubby went to check out a couple of yard sales this morning. <BR> <BR> I am on square #5 of the crochet-along. Sis and I are really liking it. <BR> <BR> Well, I guess naming projects runs in the family, cause Sis is naming her like I name my socks. I am using solid colors, but she is using long stripy yarns. I can hardly wait to see her squares. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 6 Jun 2019 10:15:46 EST Wednesday, June 5 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Just a quick start this morning before I dash off to get my labs done. <BR> <BR> I'll be back! <BR> <BR> Ok, labs went ok including the "p" part. Now I'm finishing my coffee and ready for the day. <BR> <BR> DH got called to drive again today. <BR> <BR> How are all of you doing? Wed, 5 Jun 2019 10:08:33 EST Tuesday, 6/4 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> I went to sleep at 8:30. <BR> Now I am wide awake...hate that. <BR> <BR> Oh well. <BR> <BR> I worked on my June socks in the car yesterday. Started working on the heel, so almost half done with first sock. <BR> <BR> I now have 3 squares done on the crochet along. <BR> Going to start the 4th square later today. <BR> <BR> I do want to get more done on the new lapghan, th... Tue, 4 Jun 2019 01:57:41 EST Monday, June 3 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is your week starting out? June and warmer weather changes things like meals we plan, what we wear and sometimes what we do. <BR> <BR> Glenna, How is your garden coming along? I read on a blog someone was picking the first of their lettuce to make a small salad already! <BR> <BR> Nina, I hope the wind in your area isn't bad today or the smoke. How are the hen... Mon, 3 Jun 2019 11:09:25 EST Sunday, June 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> It's a busy morning here and a busy week ahead. I don't think I have to be anywhere on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I need to do some cooking, plain and simple. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to hearing from each of you. Sun, 2 Jun 2019 09:55:35 EST What are you reading? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I just finished The Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joann Flukes and I'm about 1/4 into The Tinder Box by Beverly Lewis. Sun, 2 Jun 2019 09:50:22 EST What's Cooking in June I made Strawberry cheesecake from HELP, page 270 5 *'s <BR> <BR> I did not have any diet pop, so used water and 2 TB lemon juice Sat, 1 Jun 2019 18:11:14 EST Saturday, June 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>585</em> <BR> <BR> This morning started with a loud chirp. The scrub jays were having a little squawking match out in the back yard. <BR> <BR> Ah, a fresh new month. To me it's the start of summer and happy memories of being a kid and having the whole summer off from school. Or when the kids were off for the summer and we could do fun things like drive to Seasi... Sat, 1 Jun 2019 09:34:34 EST Friday, May 31 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> No, I won't be doing that when I do laundry. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? Will we all see a peek at the sunshine today? <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I was really tired yesterday and I slept 10 hours last night! It felt so good to sleep in and get up well rested. <BR> <BR> I need to pick up my prescription still and I hope to do some weeding and spr... Fri, 31 May 2019 11:38:18 EST Happy birthday Patty 5/30 HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!!! <BR> <BR> I hope you have a wonderful day!!! You are such a sweet lady. You deserve a happy day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have some cake. since it is cyber cake, it is calorie free. So go ahead and have a second piece! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And some more yarn for you to add to your col... Thu, 30 May 2019 08:08:08 EST Wednesday, May 29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> How are you all doing today? <BR> <BR> Busy day here. I leave for TOPS in a bit and shortly after I get home my friends will be here for lunch and to help me figure some things out for the eventual garage sale. <BR> <BR> Prayers for Patty's upcoming surgery, Karen's area where tornados hit, Sunny Mae for her health problem. Am I missing anyth... Wed, 29 May 2019 10:06:00 EST Tuesday, 5/28 Good morning Girls, <BR> Knee dr. appt, late afternoon today. <BR> <BR> Hi to Iris, good to see you back. <BR> <BR> I will check back in later girls. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. Tue, 28 May 2019 07:54:26 EST Monday, 5/27 Memorial Day Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Want to hear something horrifying? My coffee grinder is on the fritz. It didn't send out all the ground coffee and it's a mighty weak cup this morning. <em>40</em> I just cleaned it recently but I'll take one more look and might need to replace it. I wonder if DH will notice. <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> Glenna, Did that storm come through? <BR> <BR> Nina, What a nice day you had yesterday. Too bad the wind put a damper on some of your pla... Mon, 27 May 2019 10:08:57 EST Sunday, May 26 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Oh, it's a beautiful, sunny day here! I heard on the Portland news channel "this is the day to go to the beach" and I'm sure many will. <BR> <BR> It's a nice, quiet morning. <BR> <BR> I was really glad when Bruce said I did a lot of good cooking yesterday. The guys just loved that meatloaf. We ended up using gluten-free panko bread crumbs. <BR> <BR> Today I wan... Sun, 26 May 2019 10:43:53 EST Saturday, May 25 <img src=""> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Or afternoon for some of you! <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I feel cold this morning. Another rainy day but hoping for a surprise clearing like yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today I'll make the meatloaf Patty shared from Marcia Adams. Maybe I should call it Cheddar Meatloaf since I'll be using Cheddar. Maybe I'll call it Tillamook Meatloaf . Tillamo... Sat, 25 May 2019 12:09:52 EST Friday, May 24 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Whew! It is finally Friday! I have had a busy week with planting. I put out a couple more tubs for mom yesterday. I put potatoes in those. She has several for peppers and tomatoes. <BR> <BR> I set out most of my plants last evening. We had rain earlier, so the ground was nice and wet. I put out cabbage, hot and sweet peppers, hanovers, and celery. <BR> <BR> It is cloudy today, but I don't think we are supposed to have rain. We missed out on the sever... Fri, 24 May 2019 07:56:33 EST Thursday, May 23 <img src=""> <BR> Good Thursday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Today I need to shop for groceries. Hopefully I'll get there before the store gets too busy. <BR> <BR> Anything special happening today? <BR> <BR> I'm getting toward the end of my book and have to keep picking it up to see how it's going to end. <BR> <BR> DS will be getting here this evening and I'm looking forward to that. Thu, 23 May 2019 10:26:03 EST Wednesday, May 22 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's a partly sunny day here and about 60 degrees - so just comfortable. It's also a TOPS day and oh, I dread the weigh-in knowing I have a bad gain. <BR> <BR> I had a thought. You know all the funny, happy old lady paintings by Inge Look? I'll bet not one shows a lady getting on a scale. They are just doing all kinds of things and having fun. I think we just want t... Wed, 22 May 2019 10:30:31 EST Tuesday, May 21 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope your leg is a little better than yesterday. <BR> <BR> Glenna, How was your trip to town? <BR> <BR> Karen, Is Mattie back to normal? How are you feeling today? <BR> <BR> Nina, You've been to town so much I'm guessing maybe you're at home today? <BR> <BR> Last night I made a Rachael Ray recipe I've done befo... Tue, 21 May 2019 10:30:16 EST Monday 5/20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I am off to town today to do some shopping. It looks cloudy and rainy now. I think it is supposed to fair up later in the day. <BR> <BR> What are you all into today? <BR> <BR> I stayed busy over the weekend and got quite a bit accomplished. I think I have most of the garden seeded in now. I have plants to put out yet. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a good M... Mon, 20 May 2019 08:05:59 EST Sunday, May 19 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I missed Armed Services Day yesterday. Someone I know put on Facebook what Armed Services, Memorial and Veterans days are supposed to be about. I imagine most of us will just celebrate the way we always have. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Yipee I get to go to church this morning. <BR> <BR> Now that I'm feeling better I'm pulling out some of my books to plan dinners, ... Sun, 19 May 2019 10:14:19 EST Satrday 5/18 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> It's only 44 here right now, and overcast. <em>27</em> <BR> Supposed to be cool this next week, and rainy. <BR> <BR> We have shut down our wood stove. Furnace heat is so much colder than wood heat. <BR> Oh my...and with the wood stove, we are used to higher heat, like 75, instead of 72...brrr. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I never did get anything done yesterday. <BR... Sat, 18 May 2019 08:34:40 EST Friday, 5/17 Good morning Girls, <BR> May is already over half over...can you imagine <BR> <BR> I sure didn't get anything done yesterday. <BR> <BR> Hoping I can accomplish something today. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Fri, 17 May 2019 07:20:31 EST Thursday, 5/16 Good morning Girls, <BR> This is such a busy week. I might as well have been working. <BR> <BR> Monday-heart dr. <BR> Tuesday-blood draw for both hubby and myself <BR> Wednesday-port flush <BR> Thursday- Sis' eye surgery, I need to leave at 11:30, so it messes up the whole day <BR> Friday- sis' follow up appt. <BR> <BR> Also yesterday, I accidently took both my bp meds in the morning, supposed to be morning and night. <BR> I didn't find out until I went to take my second pill with supper...... Thu, 16 May 2019 08:23:16 EST Wednesday, May 15 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I used to have that dahlia but it disappeared along with many others. I loved it. I think it was called Plum Pretty. <BR> <BR> We're expecting more rain but right now the sun is shining and it sure makes me glad. <BR> <BR> Taking iron pills I'm supposed to wait 2 hours before drinking caffeine - coffee or tea. The morning one is tricky because I take 2 morning meds... Wed, 15 May 2019 10:37:24 EST Tuesday, May 14 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The rain is finally back here. There's something nice about spring rain. I'm glad we picked some white lilacs yesterday. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I will know more today but I'm pretty sure I'm anemic again. I really don't want to have to go to Portland for scopes. <BR> <BR> I'm watching some of the old Falcon movies this morning. Mostly starring George Sanders. <BR> ... Tue, 14 May 2019 10:03:59 EST new pictures on my blog today, new pics Mon, 13 May 2019 17:07:38 EST Monday 5/13 Good morning ladies, <BR> <BR> Here we go on another new week. It is raining here. I think there is a chance of it every day this week. <BR> <BR> I am going into town today. I need to pick up a prescription. And a few things for mom and I. Hopefully it won't take too long. <BR> <BR> What are you all doing today? <BR> <BR> Karen, How is Mattie doing? I am so sorry to hear about the breathing difficulties. <BR> <BR> Jan, Are you feeling any better today? Hopefully that hamburger ... Mon, 13 May 2019 08:22:32 EST Happy Mother's Day 5/12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to wish all of you sweet mothers a very happy Mother's Day. <BR> <BR> it is raining here again. The temperatures are more comfortable since we got the cooler air. <BR> <BR> I will be having lunch with mom later when I take her gift and card to her. <BR> <BR> Everyone have a wonderful day! Sun, 12 May 2019 09:21:47 EST Saturday, 5/11 Good early morning Girls, <BR> I couldn't sleep tonight, so went downstairs and finished the second scarf. I finished the ends off differently than the first one I did. This one I gathered each end, and added a tassel to each end. <BR> Different, and fun. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a couple of yard sales to go to tomorrow morning. I will stay home. <BR> I have 4 loads of laundry to, I sure hate folding laundry, and sweeping and dusting. Those are my worse chores. <BR> <BR> I want to fin... Sat, 11 May 2019 00:51:33 EST Friday, May 10 <img src=""> <BR> Happy Friday girls, <BR> <BR> Here I am wide awake at 2 AM. I was sound asleep. It's still 72 in the house and I threw caution to the winds and had 2 cups of coffee with dinner last night. Have to remember not to do that. The other option was a punch with soda and ice cream. <BR> <BR> I had a good time at the buffet at church. It was in the basement fellowship room so a lot cooler than upstair... Fri, 10 May 2019 04:59:07 EST Thursday, May 9 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How is every one today? <BR> <BR> Patty, is your leg doing ok today? I'm with Nina, I'm looking forward to seeing those dishcloths. <BR> <BR> Glenna, How are you doing? <BR> <BR> Karen, Are you in a cooking mood? <BR> <BR> Nina, Did you have to light the wood stove this morning? I imagine you are on a cooking spree since she went shopping yesterday. <BR> <BR> As soon as I have breakfast... Thu, 9 May 2019 10:27:37 EST Wednesday, May 8 <img src=""> <BR> Good Wednesday morning girls, <BR> <BR> A couple of people I know in town take a lot of wonderful pictures. The cherry blossoms are from the lady. <BR> <BR> Another sunny day here after some morning clouds. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope all goes well with your doctor appointments this morning and you get some relief for your leg. <BR> <BR> Nina, Have fun shopping today. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope th... Wed, 8 May 2019 09:24:46 EST Tuesday, May 7 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> If April showers brought May flowers here are ours! <BR> <BR> This is such a great time of year. When I open the blinds or look out the window I see color and flowers. Now the white lilacs are beginning to bloom. <BR> <BR> I just heard the beep that the coffee is finished. I'm liking using the drip coffeemaker. <BR> <BR> Tonight it will be chicken for dinner. Not... Tue, 7 May 2019 10:13:07 EST Monday, May 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I don't feel like an amusement park ride this morning but maybe I can work my way up to it! <BR> <BR> Patty, How is your hubby doing? I'm guessing that will mean surgery on the rotator cuff? Thank heavens for your wonderful yarn to see you through! <BR> <BR> Glenna, How is the garden coming along? <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope all works out with getting your plum... Mon, 6 May 2019 10:16:44 EST Sunday, May 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Cinco de Mayo girls, <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be sunny here today but the fog or coastal clouds are going to have to blow away first. <BR> <BR> There's a lunch provided after church today in celebration of our pastor's graduation. <BR> <BR> I'm thawing some chicken and might do chicken taco for dinner. I'll just make it up myse... Sun, 5 May 2019 10:00:56 EST Saturday, May 4 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> The sun is shining here. How about where you are? <BR> <BR> I have 10 million things I could be doing today. One thing I really want to do is walk on the river walk. <BR> <BR> What are you all doing today? Maybe we should go on a picnic! Sat, 4 May 2019 10:11:37 EST Friday, May 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Yesterday I think most of us shared we have too many cookbooks. Do you use all of yours? I don't! There's a couple I just love the pictures in them. My first cookbook was the Betty Crocker one from the 1960s. I still have that, one cover missing and some pages a bit loose and some cooking stains on pages. I can't possibly take all of them and cram them in a one... Fri, 3 May 2019 10:09:58 EST Thursday, May 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> When I got up it was still dark and when I looked out the patio door the cherry blossoms on the trees and our snowball just sort of glowed. I had forgotten how pretty that looked. When I opened the living room curtains the red rhody is starting to open and that is another happy site. <BR> <BR> How are all of you today? <BR> <BR> I really need to go grocery ... Thu, 2 May 2019 09:30:12 EST Wednesday, May 1 <img src=""> <BR> Happy first day of May girls! <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> I'm old fashioned - to me May Day means make a paper cone to put flowers in and hang them on the neighbor's door knob and run so they'll be surprised. <BR> <BR> How is everybody today? <BR> <BR> I'm feeling good enough I'm going to try to go to the TOPS meeting. <BR> <BR> I'll catch up with you all later. <BR> Wed, 1 May 2019 11:03:10 EST What's Cooking in May? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Come and share what you are cooking in May! <BR> <em>577</em> <em>578</em> <em>579</em> <em>580</em> <em>581</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 20:18:22 EST Tuesday 4/30 Last Day in April! <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day here! Sunshine and 63 degrees. <BR> <BR> UTI symptoms are relieved. I have 2 more pills and can call if I need them after that. Sad to say the coughing is still going. <BR> <BR> I might get out and do a bit of weeding. I feel like fresh air would be good. Oh the neighbor's cherry blossoms are blooming and my snowball tree is almost ready to ... Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:38:02 EST Monday, 4/29 <img src=""> <BR> Good early morning Girls, <BR> Woke up at 5 and couldn't get back to sleep...bah <BR> <BR> Last night I put the leftover chicken, not much, and carcass, into the crockpot, and added water, set it to low and let it cook all night. <BR> <BR> Today I will get the chicken off the bone, and make chicken noodle soup out of it. I will add carrots, celery, onions, peas and noodles-at the end. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 05:32:56 EST Sunday 4/28 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It is going to be a sunny day here. Looking out my kitchen window the white rhododendron on the front walk blooms are opening up and so are the red ones outside the living room window. The lilacs are in bloom, too. <BR> <BR> I am so relieved I don't have to try to go anywhere. Woke up with a headache but no coughing this morning. I can drink my coffee today b... Sun, 28 Apr 2019 09:55:00 EST Saturday, 4/27 Afternoon Girls, <img src=""> <BR> We had cereal with blueberries and banana for breakfast <BR> <BR> 1 piece pizza with 2 large strawberries and blackberries for lunch <BR> <BR> Butternut squash for supper...have no idea what else. <BR> <BR> I think I will put it in the crockpot along with sweetener and spices, sort of make it a sweet version... <BR> <BR> Working on the cotton hat this morning. I think it still ... Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:40:07 EST Happy Friday 4/26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Friday morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Nina, How was scrap booking yesterday? <BR> <BR> Patty, I can see you searching for crazy chicken hat patterns. Praying for your hubby and for you as you do your stress test. <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope you aren't still aching from all that garage saling yesterday. <BR> <BR> Glenna, Are you getting rain today? Will you p... Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:52:24 EST Thursday 4/25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Just stopping by to say hi before going to work. I mowed at moms on Wednesday and did weed eating yesterday. I am kind of stiff and sore this morning. I hope I get limbered up in a while! <BR> <BR> It was a good day for working outside yesterday. It was sunny and comfortable. We had a nice cool breeze. <BR> <BR> Patty, I looked up the fatty liver link. ... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:04:53 EST Wednesday, April 24 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Ah, the sun is out here this morning - shining through the windows and making the heart glad. <BR> <BR> How are you doing today? <BR> <BR> I'm about to get ready for TOPS meeting. I'm expecting to win that dollar for the continuing contest. <BR> <BR> There's a planning meeting for the mother/daughter church buffet and program this afternoon. I don't have much to add but I guess I'll go and nod yes at what the others decide. <BR> <BR> Have a super day! <BR>... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:04:31 EST Tuesday 4/23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday Girls, <BR> <BR> One more week left in April. Hard to believe. It is supposed to be pretty here today until evening. Then thunderstorms around 6 or 7 pm. I think 100% chance of rain tonight. That should dampen things down! <BR> <BR> Not sure if I'll be house cleaning at moms today or if she wants to go shopping. I'll find out after while! <BR> <BR> Whatever you girls d... Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:34:50 EST Monday, 4/22 <img src=""> <BR> Good Monday morning girls, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> The Easter celebrations are behind us and on to enjoying spring. <BR> <BR> I'm trying a new coffee this morning and since I usually drink dark coffee surprised I like this. It's Blonde Sunrise. I think it's less acidic. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I have lots of ham leftover so will probably portion it out and freeze some. E... Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:11:33 EST Easter Sunday 4/21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter girls, <BR> <BR> What a joyous day! <BR> <BR> DH is getting ready to go help fix the Easter breakfast at church with some of the guys. I think DS will drive me to church later so I don't have to rush. <BR> <BR> It's cloudy this morning but I think we'll see some sun eventually. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of each of you today and thankful for good friends. Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:17:43 EST Saturday, April 20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> It's going to be partly sunny here today! <em>67</em> If we were hiding Easter eggs outside, it would be a good day for it. <BR> <BR> I've been remembering when we bought this house it was April 43 years ago. Quinn was just 3 and Troy was 7. At that time the lot behind our house was level with our and full of alders and berries an... Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:54:49 EST Good Friday 4/19 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a good day. <BR> <BR> It's a little rainy here today. <BR> <BR> I need to finish figuring out meals for the weekend. When DH goes to the store with me it really helps with him lifting things up into the back of the pickup. But he is like a kid "Are you almost done". So I didn't buy a some things we need. <BR> <BR> Our son will get here ... Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:20:16 EST Frday, 4/19 Use Jan's post Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:08:22 EST Thursday, April 18 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> DH is driving today. I've got lots to do. I've been accumulating a lot of stuff in the guest room so need to uncover the bed and tidy up. <BR> <BR> Tonight there is a Maunday Thursday service and I'll go early to set up communion. <BR> <BR> It's raining a bit this morning but then will clear off to partly sunny. <BR> <BR> How are you doing? <BR> <BR> I'm headin... Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:37:02 EST Wednesday 4/17 <img src=""> <BR> Good Wednesday morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is every one today? <BR> <BR> I'm having a cup of coffee and then I'll zoom around and get ready to go to TOPS. I need to grocery shop after that. I expect a gain today. Facing those scales in front of someone else helps me get back with the program. <BR> <BR> I guess my youngest son will be here this weekend and I'm glad. I was beginning to think it... Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:48:08 EST Tuesday, April 16 Good morning Girls, <BR> Back from ultrasound. Sure didn't take long... <BR> <BR> My leg is killing me. I'm wondering if I have a pulled muscle. <BR> Time will tell. <BR> <BR> Have a good day Girls. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:37:15 EST Monday, April 15 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> I hope your week is starting out good. <BR> <BR> I went to bed with the chickens and got up at 6. My bedding is in the washing machine, then dryer then I'll remake the bed. Also need to sweep &amp; mop. DH is going to vacuum. <BR> <BR> It's going to rain here and our high will only be 50. What happened to those warmer days? <BR> <BR> How are all... Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:26:01 EST Sunday 4/14 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Karen, How did the Easter egg hunt go? I bet the kids were fun to watch. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope those lower bp numbers are continuing and the yarn is flying. Did everyone get to see Patty's new work AND the bear tracks outside her house? <BR> <BR> Nina, You've been cooking so much maybe today will be slower paced. How are your he... Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:18:02 EST Saturday, 4/13 Can you imagine Girls, the month is almost half over. <BR> <BR> I woke up with NO dread this morning. What a freeing feeling. <BR> 128/92, pulse 60. <BR> <BR> I will quit sharing my numbers now, Just wanted you girls to be a bit relieved too. <BR> <BR> I have some more hats to make, and maybe finish that baby round ripple. <BR> <BR> I also want to take pics later today. <BR> <BR> Have a super day dear friends. <em>220</em> Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:45:50 EST Friday 4/12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday girls, <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? Any weekend plans? <BR> <BR> It sure rained here yesterday but today is supposed to be partly sunny. I can use some sunshine after the wet, wet rainy days. <BR> <BR> Isn't that a funny chicken. I don't know if they highlighted it or if it's just those colors! <BR> <BR> Next week is going to be busy so I hope to have just a rela... Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:58:30 EST Thursday, 4/11 Early morning girls, <BR> I can't sleep. <BR> Been awake since 2:30. <BR> <BR> I think I am worried about the stress test. Glenna, I have had 2 of them, thank you though. <BR> <BR> I think I am worried about the fact, that I can't exercise until the next dr. appt. in 2 weeks, and then they want to put me on a treadmill for exercise. Guess I am concerned that I will have a heart attack on that thing. <BR> <BR> I also can't eat for 4 hours before the test, so decided to get my blood work don... Thu, 11 Apr 2019 04:55:14 EST Wednesday 4/10 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> The hen belongs to a friend and she posted some pictures on Facebook. There's another showing an egg the hen laid there. <BR> <BR> Rain is coming back today. How is the weather where you are? Patty much snow left? Nina, Did it get to 81 yesterday? <BR> <BR> Karen, I'm glad to see you are still here. Are you not using your other computer now? Good luck with the sorting- ... Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:03:03 EST Tuesday, 4/9 Oh my, the 9th of April already. Where does time go? <BR> <BR> Good morning Girls, <BR> I need to take DD to get a shot in her back. I need to leave around 7, so an early day. <BR> <BR> I did walk 2 miles yesterday. woohoo. hurt quite bad last night, both my knees and my lower legs. A bit of a fibro flare on top of the knees aching. Better this morning. We shall see how that goes today. <BR> <BR> I have a dr. appt tomorrow morning regarding my heart. Hope they can find out something. <BR> ... Tue, 9 Apr 2019 05:56:17 EST Monday 4/8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> The weatherman changed his mind here and it looks like rain today. I can hear some happy robins out on the lawn who don't mind it one bit. <BR> <BR> Monday house blessing here - that is after my morning coffee. <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a good day and feeling good. Mon, 8 Apr 2019 09:59:11 EST Sunday, April 7 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> These aren't my tulips but I love them. The ones coming up in my raised bed are a lighter pink, then some red ones. I saw on the garden show the tulip fields are open for tours now with all kinds of bright colors. It would be fun to go to one. <BR> <BR> They say it'll just be cloudy here but sure looks like it could rain some, too. We got sort of spoiled with those... Sun, 7 Apr 2019 10:27:51 EST Saturday April 6 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning if you're on the west coast and good afternoon to the rest of you girls, <BR> <BR> What a mix today. Sunshine and then downpours, thunder and lightening. A good stay at home day. <BR> <BR> My coffee just didn't taste right this morning. Same coffee - just me, I think. I'm surprised to say that. <BR> <BR> No special plans here today, how about you? <BR> <BR> Here's my pot of daf... Sat, 6 Apr 2019 12:42:59 EST Friday April 5 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi girls, <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to today? <BR> <BR> I'm still waking up but I'll let you know what I'm doing when I figure it out. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Lots of rain here today. I can see pink petals on 2 of the tulips in the raised beds - lots more to come. 5 tall daffodils. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a good day. Fri, 5 Apr 2019 11:29:50 EST Thursday, April 4 Hi girls, <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> For some reason I keep wanting to write March or 3 instead of April. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> I think Nina is probably scrapbooking and Karen is out garage saling with her sister and Patty is having a sister day, too. Glenna is probably starting to get busy with spring farm things. <BR> <BR> I'm going to see if I can get a good picture of my spring flower pot to post. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Thu, 4 Apr 2019 11:15:46 EST Wednesday, 4/3 Hi Girls, <BR> I forgot to tell you yesterday, that when I was at the cancer clinic for my blood draw, they had lap quilts there to give to cancer patients. <BR> <BR> I was able to take one home with me. Golds, corals, greens, blues, cream...beautiful. <BR> I will get a pic of it soon to show you. <BR> <BR> At first I wasn't sure if I should take one, but then rationalized that I do have cancer, I do donate hats and scarves and shoulder wraps, so it was ok...I guess I wondered since I make ... Wed, 3 Apr 2019 10:26:30 EST Tuesday, 4/2 Good early morning Girls, <BR> Things change fast around here. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I were going to town today to get my blood drawn. <BR> <BR> Then sis calls, and needs me to take her to the eye dr. appt., as bro is sick, and will not be able to take her. <BR> <BR> I need to leave at 7, try to find the place where she lives in the dark. <BR> <BR> I couldn't sleep last night, I saw every hour on the of those nights. <BR> <BR> So, anyway, hubby is staying home, and I will leave... Tue, 2 Apr 2019 06:30:08 EST Monday, April 1 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Hello April! It's cloudy today. I opened the front door to see if my neighborhood crows are out and about. I could hear birds singing and then a doe spotted me from nextdoor and walked over to say hello. <BR> <BR> I decided to give my "new" bathroom a cleaning today. It looks so beautiful to me but I want to dust the walls and baseboards, clean tub and surround, toi... Mon, 1 Apr 2019 10:31:37 EST What's Cooking in April? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What's cooking at your house? Sun, 31 Mar 2019 22:57:30 EST Sunday, March 31 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Goodbye to March. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Coffee, breakfast done and showered, fixed hair and makeup. Ready for church. <BR> <BR> Lunch needs to be quick. That could be tried &amp; true peanutbutter sandwich. Chicken for dinner. <BR> <BR> Rain coming in tomorrow so I hope for a walk this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Patty, I hope you are all ... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 10:27:31 EST Saturday 3/30 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> It's going to be a nice, sunny day here. Fog right now. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Let's all pray for Glenna having another long, busy day taking barn cats to spay/neuter clinic. Part of living on a farm - I don't know how she does it! <BR> <BR> Karen, I hope you are re-energized for today. <BR> <BR> Patty, How close to done is the ghan? <BR> <B... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 10:52:16 EST Friday, 3/29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> This is the way March marches out! Next week it's April! <BR> <BR> Question: What April Fools joke do you remember? <BR> <BR> I found a chicken recipe online that I think I'll make today. It's a Chicken Avocado Salad. Chicken breast meat chopped up, an avocado chopped, some bacon chopped, some chives and dill. A dressing of olive oil and lemon, salt &amp; pep... Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:40:15 EST Thursday 3/28 Good morning all, <BR> <BR> Nina, I am so sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I hope you had a wonderful day. And a belated Happy Birthday to you! I found a special cake with your name on it. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I worked yesterday morning and left from there for town. I had to get the truck aligned after they put new tires on it. They didn't have time yesterday. And I had dropped a kitty off a... Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:28:01 EST What's in the fridge or cupboard A to Z What's in the fridge or cupboard A to Z <BR> <BR> A - Avocado Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:36:00 EST Wednesday, 3/27 Good morning girls, <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Looks like a pretty nice day here, partly sunny with a high of 56 and then rain coming in later on. <BR> <BR> I'm going to have a gain on the scales today. <em>39</em> and should be no surprise. Patty asked me last week what I did differently to lose. This week I did the exact opposite! Did not pay attention, let busyness rule the day. And then to crown it all I bought a big jar of Jelly Bellies on sale at Costco - which in itself wasn't bad... Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:17:25 EST Tuesday 3/26 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Just stopping by to say hi. I'll be leaving for town soon. I want to do a few things before the appointment to get tires on the truck. <BR> <BR> it is cloudy and cool here. They said the air would be cool all day and a high of about 50 ish. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing ok and has a good day. <BR> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:43:56 EST Monday, March 25 <img src=""> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Just a quick "hi" while I'm getting ready to leave for DH's dermatology appointment. Will check back in later. <BR> <BR> I hope your week is starting out great. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:57:04 EST Blessed Sunday 3/24 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Anyone want coffee, tea, or cocoa?? We can sip our favorite drink while we chat. <BR> <BR> It was frosty earlier, but supposed to warm up to the 60's today. Rain tomorrow and then none until next Saturday. So sounds like a good week. <BR> <BR> I did get outside for awhile yesterday evening. It had warmed up pretty good and I went out and moved some li... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:21:38 EST Saturday 3/23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Saturday morning girls, <BR> <BR> Whew, finally a weekend! I am ready for it! Do you all have any weekend plans? I will work indoors today. There is still snow on the ground from yesterday and I think the high will only be 40's. So a good day for laundry and such. <BR> <BR> I got my income taxes done last week, too. And had to order new tires for the pick up. They sure are exp... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:52:07 EST Friday, March 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> Ah, good nights sleep! It's 7:30 here and when I got up you could still see a big, round moon in the west with a light pink sunrise below it. The sun is out now but rain is coming. As we say in Oregon "That's why we're so green". <BR> <BR> How's everybody today? <BR> <BR> Anything happening this weekend? <BR> <BR> Quinn should be getting here today for a b... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:37:55 EST Thursday 3/21 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Thursday morning, afternoon or evening girls, <BR> <BR> I guess that ol' super moon kept us awake last night. DH and I didn't sleep well and DS just called to say he didn't sleep well and will be up here later to see if he wants any of the things I'm putting in the garage sale. I guess if the moon controls tides it can mess with our sleep, too. <BR> <BR> It's cloudy here today but wi... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:00:18 EST Wednesday, 3/20 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> I need to dash to get coffee made and get myself ready. It's TOPS morning and I'm dropping DH off to work on the way. <BR> <BR> It's going to be a beautiful day again. <BR> <BR> I'll check back and see what all you girls have been up to! Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:30:55 EST Tuesday, 3/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I ran into this granny square picture on Pinterist- isn't it pretty? Reminded me of you know who. <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? <BR> <BR> Apparently there were east winds bringing in those warm temperatures and that sparked up some fires around the state. A down side to a beautiful, sunny, warm day. Today is supposed to be 71. <BR> <BR> DH brought me box... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:02:25 EST Marvelous Monday 3/18 Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> I wish you could all be here for a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa. The sun is shining and it's going to be 68 degrees. <BR> <BR> Monday house blessing after a walk. <BR> <BR> How are all of you? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It was beautiful on the river walk today. Just wore a light jacket over my teeshirt. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:09:57 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day 3/17 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Do any of your fellows have a beard? I thought this would make you smile this morning. <BR> <BR> Wow, we're going to hit 64 today! And sunny! <em>67</em> Even warmer the next 2 days. I think rain is coming in on Saturday. <BR> <BR> I need to look at the recipe for Irish soda bread to see if I can make it before church. <BR> <BR> Dinner w... Sun, 17 Mar 2019 09:36:10 EST Saturday, 3/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning girls, <BR> <BR> This is the way March marches on by! <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be 55 and cloudy here but the sun is shining right now and brightening everything. I need to take a picture of my spring bulb pot which has lots of daffodils blooming right now- tulips later. <BR> <BR> My right shoulder/arm are really achy. If I lay on that side at night it wakes me up eventual... Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:29:47 EST