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Old 08-14-2008, 07:59 PM   #21
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Today's lunch. Dos Tamales from the corner street vendor.

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Old 08-16-2008, 11:31 AM   #22
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As I write this, today is Saturday. That means free hotdogs at the Harley shop.

Oh, don't be jealous. The bikers refer to them as "death dogs."

However, someone always gets good cookies from a local baker.
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:26 PM   #23
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My mind is made up.

I'm grilling some tri tip tonight. I found some buried at the bottom of our freezer a couple of days ago. I have no idea how long they've been sitting there.
Now they're completely defrosted, I will apply some rub, and grill them medium-rare.

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Old 08-16-2008, 02:48 PM   #24
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The weather's unbelievably mild and the humidity is almost nonexistent. I must be in the wrong state. I'll take it!!

Haven't done much today. Worked a little on an upholstery project for a customer, then spent some time on restoring a stuffed "Curious George." Poor little monkey was almost loved to death, but I think I'll have him back to nearly new soon. Been quite a challenge.

Thought I'd had a lead on a new car but it turned out to be a dead end. Oh, well. Gotta keep looking.

Little hungry at the moment and the thing I'm craving is popcorn. May head downstairs to the kitchen and fire up my Whirly-Popper on the stove.

Finally done with canning all the tomatoes a friend gave me earlier this week. Nearly 2 bushels. Plus about a huge paper grocery bag full of green peppers. Cleaned and put the peppers in the freezer this morning. I ate a boatload of tomatoes, canned 12 pints of oven-roasted tomato sauce and 13 pints of plain tomatoes, so I'm done "processing" food for a little while.

Later this afternoon, Edwina is going to come by and cut some small trees down for me. They've sprouted up in inconvenient parts of the yard and need to go.

Plan to sit on the porch, as usual, later this afternoon and read my book, play with the kitties and watch the world go by. I can tell it's getting dark earlier because the shadows are different at 7 p.m. than they were 6 weeks ago.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:14 PM   #25
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Today we took our youngest to college to start his second year there. He joined the marching band this year and band camp started today. Our oldest has moved into his own apartment about a month ago so for the first time in 24 years, it is just DH and I living here! So far, I don't believe we'll miss the kids too much. DH will be teaching 3 nights a week and I have enrolled in 3 classes again this semester. Also we bought season passes to the home games at the college. Gotta go see my baby perform! The first game will be shown on ABC sports in 2 weeks (Aug 30). So any sports fans can tune in and see my baby play his tuba with the Cavalier Marching Band from UVA.
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:48 PM   #26
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Hubby may need a jacket to wear at my Aunt's funeral, since he retired and put on some weight.
I woke around 6 am with an agonizing headache , my whole head and neck hurt, I went downstairs to get painkiller for it and of course all the cats and kittens wanted to be fed. After that, took a hot shower , letting the water beat on my face and neck, which helped ease some of the pain, and went back to bed til 8 am.
I have a 2 hr. ride to NJ on Monday to the wake, plan to stay for the 2 viewings, (afternoon and evening) since I haven't seen the relatives in so long. On Tues. go back to NJ for the funeral .
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:37 PM   #27
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I'm sitting in our hotel room in Schaumburg, Illinois, watching badminton on the Olympics (not my favorite Olympic sport, but I like it, and it is what is on). James is listening to the Cubs game on his computer (well, he is snoring at the moment!), then we will go out to eat.

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Old 08-17-2008, 05:24 PM   #28
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Got home from work a few hours ago, did a little cleaning, trying to get the boys to do the same. :(
I'm so tired, I don't want to stay awake til the kids bedtime!!!!
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #29
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Nearly finished the upholstery project I was working on yesterday. Will do that tomorrow at the shop, since I need tools for that.

Edwina didn't make it yesterday. Arrived just after lunch today. She cut down the trees I'd asked and did a few more. She and I had a nice chat after she was done. She's a good friend.

After she left, I went wild with the pruners and trimmed a boatload of low limbs on quite a few more trees. I guess I worked at it for nearly an hour. Everything looks a lot better. Now I can see out of my front kitchen window. Well, see better, that is.

Spent nearly an hour on the phone with my youngest brother. He's one of my best friends. Lives 50 miles away so we "be" with each other over the phone. He's invited me to spend a weekend at his house in mid-September.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:43 PM   #30
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We had supper at the Denny's near our hotel. It was good, and the server was friendly, but he was one of those, "nod and act like you care, but don't really listen" kind of people (typical young guy who couldn't care less about "old" people, I guess, lol). Actually, listening to him talk about food, with the cook, I would have told him about DC if I had gotten the chance. We pretty much tell everyone wherever we go about DC--I think I'm going to make some "business" cards!

Our hotel has "Happy Hour" every evening (3 free alcoholic drinks per hotel guest, plus they have pop and snacks), so we went for that. We got there as it was shutting down, but that turned out perfectly. We each had two drinks. I had chips, salsa, and jalepenos, and James had chips with nacho cheese. We had the best time talking to the girl who was in charge (she was also the desk clerk who checked us in last night). She reminded me so much (in actions and personality) of our daughter Nancy. Very friendly and personable.

Now we are in our room, getting ready to get caught up on some of the shows we have been taping while we are on vacation.

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