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Lorita
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:31 AM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 10688


Morning,

 It's a little more humid this morning than yesterday but still nice.  Just got in from feeding cats, filling water tank and seeing the girls.  Also kind of leveled out the feed in the creeper and put out an Anaplas block.  Ruby was there and could hardly wait for me to move the CW.

 I was almost afraid to check to see if there was water, but did, and there was a little bit.  It may have been leftover.  Anyway, I'll check a little later in the morning and pray it's dry. 

 Hopefully, nothing will be going on here today.  There's a chance of rain tomorrow so everyone will be hurrying to get the hay baled that's on the ground.  My side is hurting a little bit but may be from lifting the block.

Hard to believe it's almost Labor Day.  I went to work at the VA Hospital 58 years ago the day after Labor Day.  I was just a youngster.  I've been watching old shows on TV that were made in the 60s and it really brings back memories of how people dressed and especially of what the cars looked like.  They were big and beautiful.

 Hope all of you have a good Thursday.  Did you watch the last episode of the season of Yellowstone?  Really good.  So glad they rescued the grandson.  Looks like they've already made or are making the third season.  Glad it was picked up.


Sayra
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:45 AM
Joined: 8/10/2016
Posts: 1598


Tomatoes for the most party are acidic and baking soda is a base so I’m thinking it has something to do with that but I don’t really know just a guess.

The yoghurt turned out pretty nice.  Was easy to do. Have you ever eaten Noosa Honey Yogurt?  I got some last weekend and it was fabulous, like dessert.  Have never really cared for yogurt because so sour.  Have not eaten it for a long time because it is supposedly a no no if  you have rosacea.  Easy to let it go so I did.  Now that I have my rosacea under control better thought I would try some.  It’s a new world.  Lot of brands I had not heard of and ones familiar to me not available.  So I bought Noosa, siggi(?sp), and Oui.  Noosa wonderful just eating half of it at a time as calorie laden.  Siggi tasted like what I remember yogurt tasting like that I didn’t care for have not tried Oui yet.  The yoghurt i made is not sour but it is plain.  Going to try adding honey to it and see what I think.

Hope that floor is dry when you go back Lorita.

Are you still picking up sticks Judith?  I did that this morning.  

Take care


Lorita
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:23 AM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 10688


Sara, you're probably right about the soda and acid in the tomatoes.  I'll try that when I make the soup and I am going to make it.  The canned kind has way too much salt in it.    Not sure I should eat tomato soup right now.  When I doctor up the canned kind I always add a pinch of sugar to offset the acidity  - same with vegetable soup because I use a V-8 or tomato base.

 There was water on the floor when I checked.  There was still some in the bottom of the refrigerator that I failed to get out yesterday so  maybe that was the reason.  I'm waiting until noon to check again.  I do hate to have the repairman come back again - but I will if necessary. 

 I've never eaten that kind of yogurt.  The kind I buy in the grocery store where I shop is very tart which I really don't like so if I eat that I add a pinch of sugar.  When I went to WM a few weeks ago I bought some Greek Yogurt and it was too sweet - so, I combine the two and it comes out right.  My very favorite kind is Dannon All Natural Yogurt but for some reason WM has quit carrying it and the grocery store was able to get it a couple of times but no more so they may have quit making it.  I don't eat anything with gelatin in it so some kinds I can't or won't eat.  There is another kind at the grocery store that doesn't have gelatin in it and I think it's Yoplait in the big carton - not too thick, but good.  I've never tried the Oui but have wondered about it.

 Many years ago I bought a yogurt maker - think it had six or eight little, glass jars with it.  I made it a few times and it was good.  I think I mixed fruit with it before I ate it.  One of the little jars has broken so haven't used it since.  Not for that reason, just haven't.  You use skimmed milk to make it along with a spoonful of already made yogurt.   I've been eating quite a lot of yogurt since I've had this diverticulitis flare along with acidophilus to get the pro or prebiotics.  Need to look up the difference in these - I think it's probiotics.  Same thing you give calves.

 It's warmer today and the GPs have come in - they stayed out for a couple of hours - I think they're spoiled.  Really need to brush both of them but can't until I'm a little stronger - this stuff has taken the starch out of me.

 Talked with Sarah - she sounds better, but sleepy.  Had a CT Scan this morning - they tried one after she was admitted but she seized while in there so this may have been a repeat of the one not completed. She vomited a lot last night and the doctor says if she does it again, they'll put in another NG tube.  She said they're going to move her to another room or floor sometime today - don't know why.

 I woke up at 5 this morning and I'm thinking about a nap this afternoon.  I'm not as sleepy as I was when I was taking the medicine so that was probably a side effect along with the metallic taste - glad I'm rid of that taste.

 Sara - does all that bending to pick up sticks make you sore?  Seems like when I do anything different muscles ache where I didn't even know I had muscles.  Old age?


Lorita
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:06 PM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 10688


Well, there was still some water, not as much, but some.  Dried it up and laid down some paper towels, went back a little while later and they were wet.  Called the repairman and talked to him about it.  He says there's no way there could be that much water even if it was coming from the refrigerator - only defrosts twice a day about 1/2 to 1 cup.  He thinks it's coming from somewhere else.  So, I'm taking out everything around it in an effort to see where it might be coming from.

 I've found things I didn't know was there.  Where the refrigerator is used to be a long closet, it's kind of in the middle and there's storage on each side.  I found three or four boxes of Ensure, the containers in the one on the bottom were mashed flat,  a big sack of man pads (whatever you call them), a couple of cases of depends and there's still one box - no idea what's in it.  These things from my caregiving days.  Also found a big box with the king sized fluffy throw for the bed.  Had no idea where that was.  What a mess.  Also had some cans of paint stored on that side and one quart had fallen over.  Had to stop and rest a bit.  When do things go smoothly - I've yet to find that day. 

 He did take quite some time thawing out the pipe or hose and he said he saw water draining.  He assured me he'd work with me and if it is the refrigerator he'll come back and take care of it.  If worse comes to shove, I'll unplug it and get rid of it and the freezer.  I don't think the water can be coming from the water heater or washer because it's dry on that side or I think it is, unless the water's going underneath the vinyl - don't think so.   These are the times you need your husband to help and complain to.

 Had to stop and rest a bit.  Thought today was going to be nice and quit - seems like that never happens.   I tend to keep boxes of things we've bought, just in case we need them.   I'll stop and get back to it.   Hope everyone's having a better day than me.

 Also got a reminder on the laptop that Microsoft is going to quit taking care of Windows 7 in a few months and it's time to backup what I have on the laptop.  Only have pictures and a few addresses and notes I've written about things.  Have no idea how to do that.  Always something else to bemuddle your mind.   (don't think that's a word).

 


Sayra
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:14 PM
Joined: 8/10/2016
Posts: 1598


It’s a beautiful day today.  Took a walk after lunch.  

I could not find Danton at any of our three grocery stores except in a big tub.  I just needed a small amount for the starter. Made mine in the oven.  If I keep on making it might look into getting a yogurt maker.  Would like a dehydrator too but I don’t want to much stuff lol.  Been watching for one at thrift stores and sales.  Got food processor this summer for $5.  Works great, I had never had one before.

I’m sore all the time Lorita.  Just try to push through it.  If you don’t you will get so you cannot go.  Things don’t bother me too much while I’m doing them.  It’s after I stop and set down.  I know what you mean about muscles you didn’t know you had.


telinde
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:12 PM
Joined: 11/3/2012
Posts: 2144


Hi everyone.  You all will probably think I’m nuts.  I’ve been gone again.  Just got back yesterday afternoon from a girl’s trip.  We went for a couple days of shopping, wandering, eating and having fun together.  It was a nice time and I really enjoyed myself.  Not sure if I’m running away all the time, or just enjoying my freedom from not doing things because I didn’t want to be far from Harv.  It’s hard to know.

Glad the storm didn’t do more damage than you all report.  I hope you all have power by now.  We had a small brush fire really close to my subdivision last night.  Thank God the wind wasn’t blowing because it spread so fast.  The fire department was wonderful.  They, along with air support put it out.  Looks like they’re just watching hot spots today.  It could have wiped out hundreds of homes, including mine.  

Sorry Sarah is back in the hospital.  At least it seems safer than being home alone.  Will keep her in my prayers.

Ongoing LMG saga.  He came Sat. And mowed the lawn.  I swear he was high on something.  He was running with the hand mower around the edges, spinning mower around the corners, and off full speed ahead.  He got the big riding mower out and was speeding through the yard on that.  I swear he was moving at least 10 to15 mph.  I’m surprised he didn’t go over the edge again.  The boss called me and said LMG was officially let go.  He left the chain saw over the embankment the day he had the accident.  Someone must have picked it up, so another $400 loss for the owner.  He was clearly upset.  Maybe it’s better he got fired.  I’m not sure I want someone like that working around my place.  

Nothing important going on here, just wanted to say hi to all and catch up on reading.  I’ll attach a cobbler recipe I want to try with peaches the next time I have company.  It looks super fast and easy.

Have a nice rest of the day.  I’m going to watch Sofiya play her first volleyball game later this afternoon.  It should be fun.  Joan


telinde
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:16 PM
Joined: 11/3/2012
Posts: 2144


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Sandymac
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 5:23 AM
Joined: 10/31/2013
Posts: 1743


Hello my friends.....I have had the most wonderful day.  I wanted to go to Canberra for the Monet exhibition at the National Art Gallery. (3hours drive).   Because of my shoulder problem I decided not to but my dear daughter rang yesterday and asked what I was doing today, and when I said... nothing...she said she was taking the day off work and we were going.   It was wonderful.  We did the guided tour, and the guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable that the 30 minutes went to 45.  Soooo good.  Then, on the way home, we called into my granddaughters place.  She was home because she had been doing an endurance ride with her beautiful horse.  Apparently this ride is very well known, 400 kilometres.  She and her horse were vetted out after 200 kms, (her horse was a little lame, and they are very strict) but she wasn’t unhappy. She wanted to get to day 3, and she did. She and her horse have only done about 500 kms, and many there, who left before her have done up to 26,000 kilometres 

I’m on a real high tonight.


ronald71111
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 6:50 AM
Joined: 10/12/2014
Posts: 619


Morning,  have any of you had problems navigating here since the site maintenance? I kept getting under maintenance notices when I tried to open this thread. Finally decided to go a different route and it opened. 

Hope I'm not getting sick! For years I have been up between 3 and 4, lately it's been after 4 and this morning 5. Hopefully this will become a new routine!

Decided to do a little shredding yesterday and have Lou help. Tried a simple task for her by having her sort out the things needing shredded and what to just put in trash bag. Needless to say she couldn't remember what went where.  Took twice as long, but that's ok, she was involved and thinking about what to do.

Speaking of being sore, lately my body has been hurting all over. Guess getting close to 73 is showing g up. I mentioned one time about a bad habit of not proof reading before sending is a bad habit. I just now accidentally caught a automatic spell check where the system changed "my body" to my booty. LOL

Ron


Lorita
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 8:13 AM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 10688


Morning,

 I woke up to a loud clap of thunder this morning.  Looked over the side of the bed and Sheena was laying by the bed, looking at me.  So, it must have been thundering earlier - she's afraid of thunder and wants to be close to me.  We're now having a soft rain which is preventing me from getting out to feed the cats - but they won't starve until I can get out.  I saw a couple of babies in the old garden south of the house, then saw them going toward the barn so everyone must be in there.  Maybe that means we've been getting rain for a while.  Too dark to see the rain gauge yet.

 Ron, good to see you posting this morning.  You're become a regular poster so when you don't post, we worry.  Thank you for the early morning laugh.  I try to proof read especially when using the tablet because some of the strangest words come up. 

Right after the maintenance I tried to get onto the site and it gave that maintenance in progress picture.  This happened a few years ago and I could not get onto the site whatever I tried.  The good people at the Alz. Org. told me what to do.  This was on my tablet.  I had a little circle at the top of the page with an arrow.  They told  me to click on that, I think to refresh, and it worked.  Right after maintenance this time, the same thing happened on another tablet, I clicked on the circle and all was well.  Now, it's taking a fairly long time when I click on add reply for me to be able to post.

 Nice that you got Lou involved in something yesterday.  I think it's good to have them try to do something - makes them feel needed.

 Sandra - sounds like you've had a wonderful day.  What fun to go to the exhibit with your daughter and then to see your granddaughter afterwards.  It sounds like in your area there is a lot to do to keep a person occupied.  I'm not sure but I think a kilometer is a little less then a mile - I'll check.  That's an awfully long horse ride.  Hope your granddaughter's horse is all right.  Was the Monet Exhibition the same one that was in OKC not too long ago?

 Joan - glad LMG is off the job.  What he was doing was too dangerous for him and for your lawn.  I'm so lucky that I found Bryon and Shane.  They're dependable, safe and willing to do other things if I need them to.  A couple of times ago there were two guys working with Bryon and it was very hot.  Bryon stopped Shane from doing what he was doing and made him come over and rest and drink water.  I was glad to see that.  I try to not have them do more than normal when it's so hot.  Hopefully, this fall they'll be able to do some work on the trees for me.

 Don't know if you're keeping busy to keep you from thinking but whatever it takes is what we should do.  I know it's hard and even now I think about asking how Harv is and reading about you going to see him.  It takes a long time and it's an individual thing - some people recover in not too long a time and others, I think, never recover.  We just have to give it the time that's needed.  You're doing a good job of keeping busy and have a lot of interaction with your granddaughters and I'm sure that helps.

 We call the recipe you posted "Quick Cobbler".  It's very good and so easy to make.  If I ever get over this stuff I have I'm going to make one and eat the whole thing.  I've made a lot of them with peaches and with berries.  Most of the time I use an 8" iron skillet and if we didn't eat all of it, I'd put the rest of it in another container. I've also made it in glass dishes.

 Sandy, speaking of other dishes, I had the hardest time a day or so ago not ordering the Today's Special Value on QVC. It was a four piece set of oval, glass casserole-type dishes with the lock and lock lids.  They were so pretty.  I have the dishes I had plus the ones mother had so I don't need more but I love things like that.  At my age I don't need to be ordering dishes or pots and pans, however, am looking for the little egg cooker and the small Belgian waffle maker.  I love them and don't particularly like the frozen waffles.  

 I better stop and check to see if it's raining lightly enough for me to feed the kitties and check the rain gauge.  People were working as fast as possible the last two or three days to get hay cut, cured and baled before the rain.  Always bad to have it on the ground when it rains.

 I'll be back later.  Just seeing a news story - someone stole an ambulance and was on the Muskogee Turnpike going toward Tulsa.  Highway Patrolmen were chasing him and finally caught him.  Wonder why someone would steal an ambulance?


jfkoc
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 10:20 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 17264


Sandy....I went immediately online. Canaberra. What and interesting city. The Monet paintings on the website are so beautiful. I think the y were painted before his wife Camille died? I wish i had been with you.

You have another wonderful exhibit coming...Matisse/Picasso. They were the best of friends.rivals. When Matisse was building the chapel (http://chapellematisse.fr/) Picasso was the only one he allowed to see it. 

No Lorita, not the same show. Hers is way more extensive. Our exhibit had only 4 of his paintings. 

I am making the cobbler this weekend, Joan....blackberries.

Site maintenance.....the dreaded event. I could not get on Caregivers for a month. Finally unplugged my internet at the wall and all was fixed.

My sister is just south of Daytona snug as a bug. Hurricane windows and a generator. Her daughter wants to visit. She is of course welcome but not her 5 dogs. They would be to upsetting for the aged cat!

Raining again.....


jfkoc
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 3:39 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 17264


The cobbler batter did not come to the top but it certainly smells good.
littleme
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 7:15 PM
Joined: 5/4/2013
Posts: 1226


Morning everyone

Our weather is finally starting to warm up here in Aus, tomorrow is the first day of our Spring, and I gather it is the first day of your autumn. Even after years of talking to you, I have to continually remind myself that things are the opposite for me and almost all of you.

Last time I wrote, I was asking about DH's falling blood platelet levels. Last week we had an appointment with a cancer haematologist specialist, and the diagnosis is CMML, chronic leukaemia, something he has apparently had for some time, and that has a lifespan of months or even years. No cure and not really any reasonable treatment. I think he would struggle with a test -- bone marrow aspiration -- and treatment ---daily injections into the abdomen. So I choose not to have further tests or any treatment. He does not think there is anything wrong with him apart from his loss of memory, and could not follow any of the conversation I had with the specialist.  

Don't know how much you remember about my arthritis battles, but I have been in the midst of a 'flare' for the last month. Costo. has been particularly bad this time, so I do sympathesise with Lorita's pain. My rheumatologist has identified my problem as spondolitis, and suggests that I should try another new drug in the next few days. provided it does not raise my blood pressure. I hate taking drugs, but am asking myself why I feel so strongly about it. I suspect it goes back to my mother , who was never ill,  and gave me the idea that being sick was 'all in the mind'.  If a surgeon shows me evidence that I need an operation, I don't argue. But when my rheumatologist tells me I need a new drug, I resist. Stupid, I know. Once again, it's 'all in the mind'. Wish I could change mine.

We still need more rain. Winter has been dry, and it is when we expect to get most of our rain. Forecast suggests that spring will be dry as well. I will have to keep the water up to my garden. I have changed my tiny back yard, and now have lots of veges in raised pots, on tables and stools. Hoping to grow most of what I eat this summer.

Cheers to all Barbara


ronald71111
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 7:24 AM
Joined: 10/12/2014
Posts: 619


Labor day weekend is here and dont really know how it will be any different from all other weekends. Guess I'll pick up some hamburger buns and ground meat for tommorow. That's the reason I dont see much difference, hamburger is one of the few items I can get lou to eat good. Just wish our boys and grandchildren were close, but as children get older and move away, they tend to have their own priorities. Oh well, I still have the memories!

Lou must like the peanut butter cake! Finished the pecan pie and when I asked her what she wanted for dessert next week, without hesitation peanut butter cake came out. It is good! My only problem is the trouble I've been having swallowing lately, peanut butter cake doesn't go down good without liquid following it down.

Ron


Lorita
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 9:11 AM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 10688


 Morning,

 I set my alarm to go off at 5 a.m. so I could watch The Great British Baking Show - there's two hours of it.  Jo turned me onto this and I really enjoy it. They bake things I've never heard of. 

 By 7 it was light enough to see the girls so fed the cats and drove up to see the girls who were scattered.  Didn't get a good count so drove on over to the pear trees to see if they were falling.  They were all over the ground - so, picked them up and put them in the back of the CW - will have to dispose of them today.  It looks like most of them are off the trees so there won't be any to eat later this year.  Hopefully, none of the girls have been up there to eat them and go back every day.  They're about the size of golf balls - wrong size for cows.   On the way back to the house I did see everyone.

 With all that bending over my side's hurting - was a little bit before I got up - I'll be glad when I get over this.  I don't have much energy - guess that comes from not doing much for a couple of weeks.

 Talked with Patsy last night.  She's going to Urgent Care this morning - she sounds awful and says Jack's not much better.  Seems like they get out and around a lot even if they aren't feeling well.  I tend to cocoon. 

 Judith, what in the world could have happened to the cobbler?  Did the crust ever come to the top and brown?  I bet it was good if the crust was cooked enough. 

 Barbara - trying to realize that you ladies down under are completely opposite from us in time and season boggles my mind, too.   Our autumn begins September 20 - getting closer and closer.  It's really nice this morning - mid 60s - but it's going to be back to the low to mid 90s next week with high heat indices.

 Sorry you're having the arthritis flare.  I know people talk about their arthritis being worse when it's cold so maybe the warm weather will help yours.  So far I haven't really been able to tell how the weather affects mine.  With the costo - have you ever tried putting a heating pad on your back?  When mine begins, it hurts just to the right of the midline of my chest and sometimes down my left arm and up into my neck - kind of scary until you realize what you've done to aggravate it.  After a few hours, or less, it goes straight through to my back to a spot the size of a silver dollar and hurts like the dickens.  I keep a long heating pad on the back of my chair and when this happens I turn it on and lean back and after a while it begins to feel better.  Even after having this for almost 50 years I still do things to aggravate it, without thinking.  You'd think I'd learn.

I think you've made the right decision about not doing more tests or treatment for your husband's leukemia.  It sounds like it would be painful and hard for him to understand.  I think the least we can do to upset them the better off they, and us, are.  Hopefully, he'll do well without treatment.

 Judith, so good that your sister seems to be safe in Daytona.  It sounds like this hurricane is going to be a doozy.  I worry about Shirley and Bill being safe - not sure if they'll be below where the hurricane makes landfall or not.  Shirley, if you have time, let us know how you are.

 Ron - I'm going to try that peanut butter cake when I'm better.  It sounds delicious and probably is if Lou likes it so much.    I haven't had a hamburger in years.  Years ago we'd go to McDonalds or some other drive in and always had Barclee with us so we'd order hamburgers and  I'd give Barclee the meat from mine and eat the rest.  I tried the vegetarian patties years ago and they were pretty good but I bet they're better by now - I'll try some later.

 Believe it or not I've found another use for depends.  When I was moving out things from the side of the refrigerator I found a couple of packages of them where I'd stored them for Charles.  I'm trying to see if the water's coming from the refrigerator so I tore a couple of them down the sides and put them down.  Really brought back memories - not so good.  I did that yesterday morning and by the time I went to bed part of one of them had some water in it.  I put down another and haven't checked it this morning.  I left some of the things I took out of there in the back yard so need to get that in the trash or relocated today - also in the utility room.

 I got up enough nerve late yesterday to check the little bird's nest in the fern on the front porch.  I checked it a couple of weeks ago and there were four, beautiful, tiny eggs in it.  They're not there and there's no sign of them, no shells or anything.  I think the bird moved them.  It was hanging where there would be hot sun on it so maybe she built another nest and they're safe.  I took out the nest and it was perfect, made out of pieces of grass and tiny sticks.  So, watered the fern and hope it'll recover.

 Enough for now - need to finish my juice, find something for breakfast for Barclee, the GPs and I, then go to the mailbox - need to mail a couple of things.  Hope everyone's okay this morning.

 Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Kind of makes me sad - before I got married my parents and niece (Sarah's mother) used to always go to Rockaway Beach in Missouri for the weekend - what good times.  More memories - seems like that's about all there is anymore but thankful for them.

 Addendum:  Ron, was looking for your recipe for the peanut butter cake - can't find it, here or on the forum (not good at looking for things here).  If you have a couple of minutes in your busy day in the next few days, would you post the recipe again, please?


telinde
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:17 AM
Joined: 11/3/2012
Posts: 2144


Hi all.  Not much going on here.  Think I’ll make jam today.  

Judith, I hope the cobbler is good.  I haven’t tried it yet.  It looked so easy, so thought it would be a fast and easy dessert.  Let us know if the crust cooked.  

Sandra, what a great day you had.  It’s like a real treat when things fall into place and you have a perfect day.  

Barbara, were still very warm here.  It’s supposed to be 97 here this week, then a cool off. I’m still enjoying warm weather and not looking forward to cold and snow.  I hope your flare passes soon.  It’s hard to enjoy days with pain.

My exercise class starts again on Wednesday.  I’m excited to get back to routine this fall.  I’ve been hiking and walking, but miss the strengthening and flexibility that a structured class brings.  

Hi to everyone.  Have a good day.  Joan 


Sayra
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:20 AM
Joined: 8/10/2016
Posts: 1598


Barbara hope you are able to raise a lot of your own food this summer. I really enjoy that too.

Won’t be any grill out for me this weekend either.  I do like a good hamburger off of the grill.  My sister invited me over for pizza last night and my nephew was there so that was nice.  My sisters are all leaving for Tennessee tomorrow to visit my uncle and aunt.  I went last year and my sister stayed home.  I’m staying home this year that way if something happens with mom one of us is here.

Got my outside door painting done yesterday and got oil changed in snowblower so that feels good.  Just need to clean up the flowers and veggies but too earl for that.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend


jfkoc
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:05 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 17264


the cobbler....I put in more fruit than the recipe said. that could have kept the batter from rising. Next time I am going the butter the sides and add a bit more sugar. 

Lots left over so I invited friends for dinner,,,chicken breasts with mayo then Parmesan cheese and Italian bread crumbs. Put on parchment lined baking skeet with cut up zuchinni. Drizzle with olive oil and served over fettuchini. (Note misspelling of all Italian words)

Storm looks like a direct hit on the Bahama Beach Club on Abaco.


ronald71111
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:10 PM
Joined: 10/12/2014
Posts: 619


Peanut butter cake:

Yellow cake mix 

Icing: bring to boil 1 cup sugar and 2 cups evaporated milk. Add 1 cup peanut butter  and reduce heat. Stirring over medium heat with a spoon that has slits in it. Once the mixture does not go through the slits, the icing is ready.

Enjoy........Ron 


Lorita
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:49 PM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 10688


Hi,

Thought I'd write a bit before the month is over and we start a new whatever it's called.

 I laid down on the divan for just a minute about 1:30 and went to sleep, woke up at 3:30, got up for a few minutes, laid down again and slept until 5:30.  I probably won't sleep a wink tonight but it felt good to sleep.

 After that I took Stormy and Sheena to the mailbox with me after I saw the girls.  Stormy rode down, of course but walked back with Sheena.  I think she enjoyed it - it's been so hot she hasn't been able to go for a while - it was a half mile walk for her.  They drank water at the barn hydrant while I filled some tubs for the babies.

 I just checked and can't tell that there's any water around the refrigerator so maybe that's over - I'm so tired of mopping up water.  I consolidated some empty boxes from around the refrigerator in the backyard this afternoon.  I'll take them down when I take down trash.  One of the things I found in all that stuff was the box where I'd placed all the knives, box cutters and scissors when it got to the point they shouldn't be around.  Found six or eight box cutters - Charles was always buying them - we use them to cut the string and netwrap on the bales of hay, same number of scissors and gobs of knives.  Found the thing I always liked to use - like a cleaver.  Wondered what happened to that.   

 Got the dishes done and took care of getting rid of the pears while we were down at the mailbox.  I looked at them and thought I'd never get all of them out of the CW bed, but I did.  Put them in a ditch on the county line - didn't want them where the girls might get to them - maybe wolves will find them.

 It's Labor Day Weekend and dove season.  I didn't hear gunshots this morning but did hear a few this afternoon.  I didn't make and put up a "No Hunting" sign this year.

 Joan - what kind of jam are you going to make?  I remember last year you made so much for Christmas gifts.  Best kind of gift to get - I love homemade jam.  Like that better than jelly.  I used to be industrious enough to make things like that but now I find it much easier to buy it - I like the kind in the Mason or Bell jars with the handle.  I think blackberry is my favorite but I love boysenberries - wish I could find some of that.

What kind of exercise class do you attend?  One of my SILs goes to a yoga class twice a week and really enjoys it.  I wouldn't mind going to a Tai Chi class - maybe that would improve my balance.  If I lived in town and was close to things like that I'd probably do more but driving to and from thwarts the idea.

 Barbara, I failed to mention your garden.  How nice for you to have fresh vegetables - I know you'll enjoy working in them, too.  Raised beds are good to have - takes care of bending over.  Maybe I'll get industrious next summer and plant an eggplant and zucchini.

 Sara - Not worth the effort to fire up the grill for a hamburger, is it?  When we were first married Charles enjoyed doing that but as we got older that went by the wayside.  I can still remember some ribs he smoked one year - they were so good - that was back when I wasn't a vegetarian. 

 Thanks, Ron, for the recipe.  I'll write it down this time.  Hope your day went well and Lou was cooperative.   Do you notice a difference in her when the moon's full?  I don't hear people mention that much anymore but it was definitely something we talked about when I was caregiving. 

 Talked briefly with Sarah.  They're giving her magnesium IVs - said she was very low on that.  I took that several years ago but haven't in a long time.  I think I have a bottle so maybe should check into it.  I'm trying to remember to take acidophilus while I've been having this flare and eating a lot of yogurt.  Wish I could have a potato chip and a coke.     I've had some discomfort today but I think a lot of that was a result of bending over so much picking up the pears.  Guess I'd better go up and check again tomorrow morning.

 Gotta go, Mr. Barclee's barking, again, for me to do something for him.  He keeps me hoppin'.   Hope you all sleep well.


Sayra
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:18 AM
Joined: 8/10/2016
Posts: 1598


Well I just woke up.  No idea if I will get back to sleep or not.  I did nothing yesterday.  Was bored I guess and fell asleep around 8:30 I think.  It gets dark here at that time now.  So I may be done we will see. 

I don’t have a grill any more  Lorita.  My sisters invite me for a grill out now and then though.  I just fry mine at home.

Joan I don’t look forward to snow either.  A little is ok but it just makes everything so messy.


ronald71111
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2019 6:06 AM
Joined: 10/12/2014
Posts: 619


Morning, had a surprise visit from lou's therapist yesterday.  They had stopped her physical therapy several weeks ago, seems like medicare only covers so much. I thought it was nice of him to stop to see how we were doing, especially since he wasn't being paid for it. I really believe he knew I had baked a cake, since he had a piece before leaving. Speaking of cakes; I was looking through moms book and found her fudge receipe. She used this same receipe for a fudge icing on a cake. I had forgot about that cake and now wanting to try it.  Guess all of you are wondering if cakes is all I can do.

Some of the recent post on jelly and jam had me remembering mayhaw (not sure about spelling) jelly. Every year when the mayhaws were in season mom would send us out in the woods looking for mayhaws. You never could find them in stores, but always a lot growing wild. 

Hope all of you have a good September!

Ron