"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #4031
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
Putting my feet up for a few minutes while I wait for a big tray of oven-roasted tomatoes to cool down a bit to process.

While the tomatoes were roasting, I cut and packaged a 10-pound bag of chicken leg/thigh quarters into serving-sized portions and wrapped 3 really nice pieces of beef for Swiss steak. They were super specials at the market yesterday and I couldn't pass them up.

I still have another tray of tomatoes to roast, then I'll have free time to do whatever. I think that "whatever" will be a little nap. For some unknown reason I'm a bit tired today. Guess it could be because Glenn and I got hooked on a movie on TV last night and didn't get to bed until about 1 a.m.
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #4032
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
At bedtime, I've been having allergy-type fits with lots of sneezing and a stopped-up nose. So this morning I took the bed apart -- to get at the cat hair on the berber carpet underneath. That's the go-to for the cats on the occasion of a thunderstorm or human visitors. The dog would join them, but the bedrail is too low.

So now that's been well swept, put back together with freshly laundered sheets, and topped with a comforter that's supposed to be for company-only use.

Maybe tonight will be different. Or maybe the culprit is that final evening trip outside with the dog to do her business. Oh, well. It needed doing anyway.
I feel like a slacker.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #4033
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Hello everyone

I have just got up and enjoying my first coffee for the day

I have grocery shopping to do this morning, then later mum is coming over for a coffee and chat

Hope everyone has a lovely day/night
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #4034
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I feel like a slacker.
Oh, Addie. I'd be embarrassed to tell you how long it's been since I last swept under the bed. I could make a new cat with the all the hair I found.

And I still sneezed last night. Phooey.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #4035
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
Oh, Addie. I'd be embarrassed to tell you how long it's been since I last swept under the bed. I could make a new cat with the all the hair I found.

And I still sneezed last night. Phooey.
I had my pills for the day in my container that I use. I knocked it over and most of them went under the bed. I can't bend over or I will pass out. So they stayed there for two weeks before I could have my son clean them up for me. I am trying to find a way of keeping up with the cleaning without killing myself. I can have a housekeeper come in once a week, but I am still reluctant to admit that I can no longer do it all.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #4036
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,874
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
Oh, Addie. I'd be embarrassed to tell you how long it's been since I last swept under the bed. I could make a new cat with the all the hair I found.

And I still sneezed last night. Phooey.
Could it be dust mites?

Do you know anyone who is signed up with Melaleuca (most, if not all, of their cleaning stuff has tea tree oil in it)? Spraying the mattress with something that has tea tree oil in it would take care of the dust mites.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #4037
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,301
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
Oh, Addie. I'd be embarrassed to tell you how long it's been since I last swept under the bed. I could make a new cat with the all the hair I found.

And I still sneezed last night. Phooey.
My Roomba (Hilda Hustomte) sweeps under my bed! I love that part of having a Roomba...
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #4038
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,301
I promised a friend I'd do some mending for her. I have to go see her today, but the last time I tried to use my "fancy-dancy" very expensive sewing machine, the bobbin winder didn't stop when I wound the bobbin and then I couldn't get the machine to engage in the sewing mode. Figured it was because I was tired, trying to sew at night, etc. So, I thought "this should take about 5 minutes to do" (a sun-canopy had two corners that needed sewing). Wrong. Still couldn't get it to engage in sewing mode. Rethreaded it, re-inserted the bobbin, changed the needle, stitch length. Nada. Went on line and found a few posts where the problem was described exactly as I would have described it. Although the machine is "no oiling required" the bobbin winding post DOES need oil. Fortunately, mine isn't seized, but it was stuck in the "bobbin wind" mode. Once I got that fixed, the sewing mode engaged. The sun canopy is fixed, bathing suit is in my bag (she has a pool) and I'm on my way. Gotta love the things you can figure out how to fix/diagnose thanks to the Internet. My thought was a belt might be slipping, so trying the easier fix (and definitely the no-cost fix) was step one. I didn't have to go to step 2 and run out and get a belt, open the machine, etc. This makes two simple fixes (the A/C fan switch and now the bobbin spindle not disengaging).
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #4039
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
Getting ready to go out to water our veggie container garden. The first of two daily waterings due to the drought here. Then I'll come back in and finish the oven-roasted tomato sauce and get it canned before I make a blueberry pie. That'll be the extent of my strenuous work today.

I need to take things easy the next two weeks because I have been taken off all my arthritis meds until surgery on the 25th. I don't have much of consequence planned for the next two weeks because I know I'll be very uncomfortable and will have little use of my hands. Plus my arthritic right knee will certainly make its presence known.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #4040
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,349
Just spent a couple of hours reading a legal document for accuracy, grammar, spelling, etc. After lunch I'm going up to the town's first farmers' market of the season. Hoping to score some good fresh veggies.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.