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Old 08-02-2014, 06:05 PM   #20641
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Congrats Munky. I'll bet you have a great day!
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:27 PM   #20642
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The Pirate took me shopping and we just got back. I went to the Dollar Tree store first and he went into the Verizon store to see if his phone could be fixed. It was fried, but the girl there had a trade in that she just got and sold it to him for $60. It is a Razor with a much bigger screen. He is getting old man eyes and can see it again. I got some little things in the Dollar store like a pad of paper to have at the computer desk. I always have to grab a piece of paper off the printer.

I also got some hand soap and other little goodies. Spent the grand sum of $8.00. The we went over to Stop and Shop. The one thing I really needed was half and half. Oh dear God, please save me from Saturday when DiMoulas is not working and they are all going to either S&S or Shaw's. The Pirate got knocked right off his feet and took down a display with him in doing so. So the little old lady felt the resistance when her cart was up against him, but she pulled back and then rammed him. He didn't have a chance to get out of the way in time. We got the half and half and got out of there as fast as we could. Imagaine the customers of two stores with food stamp shoppers along with their regular customers on a Saturday. I will wait until Monday morning to do my monthly shopping. It was worsed than shopping the day before the July 4th holiday. Time to rest!
We need to get the Pirate an eye patch and cutlass, maybe even a parrot, so people will notice him.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:50 PM   #20643
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*The Honeymooners*

Alice, I'm home...Now where's my dinner?
We had a great time.Just got home a little while ago.My feet are killing me.
I managed not to trip on anything.

We left just as the second band was starting.Strobing lights just aren't my thing.Reminds me of my youth. "IT'S THE COPS!!!...RUNNNN STUPID! " Just kidding.

I'll hear later how the third band worked out.My oldest is one of the grooms he has to stay until everyone goes home.By the looks of it and the free bar, it won't be anytime soon.

Where do you guys want the pics?I see we have 2 threads.
My youngest is busy getting them ready.He was also one of the photographers at the wedding.I get first pic..Cuz' it happened.

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Old 08-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #20644
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Our adopted son is getting married in just a few hours...Gotta get ready.Practice walking in heels before I go public.
Will post pics when I get back.
So wearing the Big Girl shoes today, huh? My deepest sympathies.


No sympathies on your wonderful son tying the knot though! I have nothing but congratulations and wishes for a wonderful life for him and his sweet bride. May they have many happy years together.

Looking forward to those pictures!
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:40 PM   #20645
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I've been listening to the baseball game in our sunroom, one eye trained out the window at our neighbors' yard. They have their send-off party for their Army son who ships out to Korea on Tuesday. They've had a ten-foot conflagration going in their fire pit...which is basically a circle of rocks separating the pit from the mulch, all firmly arranged just on the edge of the woods. Not the sharpest knives in the drawer, those neighbors.

Now that the fire seems to be down, and a good number of people have drifted home, I think it's safe for me to get off fire watch and head to the basement to sort and pitch more stuff.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #20646
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SO and I are watching Cat Ballou (1965) on TV. This has always been one of my favorites. Lee Marvin is a hoot.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:20 PM   #20647
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We just watched Epic and I am going to cut up a watermelon for a snack.

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:23 PM   #20648
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SO and I are watching Cat Ballou (1965) on TV. This has always been one of my favorites. Lee Marvin is a hoot.
Andy it's one of my favorites as well.

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:57 PM   #20649
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Had a yucky day at work, so I'm here catching up, reading, and copying some more recipes. You people are so wonderful! There's so MUCH here to read, to look at, to explore...this is one amazing cooking forum.

I feel a little out of place as my cooking over the years has been really simple, but I'm learning a ton of things and you all are so helpful. I go on vacation soon, a staycation with maybe an overnight in Gatlinburg, TN, or if hubby feels like it, an overnight camping trip with our dog not far from home.

I've compiled a whole folder of your recipes, and I really appreciate them! I'm going to try some of these on my vacation, and I'll certainly tell you how it went and whose recipe it was. If it's a mess, it's my fault LOL!

I'm also knitting a scarf for my daughter, crocheting a blanket for a friend's new grandchild, and wondering where the heck these terrorist kittens get their energy and why do they insist on making us bleed.

They are terrifying. I'm very tall, and I like to wear long skirts and sundresses in the summer. Bad mistake. I have scratches in the weirdest places from those little monsters climbing me.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:36 AM   #20650
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Thanks, Kathleen. My Mom used to make those pickles and used alum. I have her recipe cards. I should look and see if I can find it in there.
I'd love to see it if you find it! Aunt Bea gave me one that I'm following for this go-around.

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SO and I are watching Cat Ballou (1965) on TV. This has always been one of my favorites. Lee Marvin is a hoot.
"They are trying to drive him off his land! They put manure in his well. They made him talk to lawyers!"

Today, I'm hoping to get lighting installed beneath the kitchen cabinets.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:02 AM   #20651
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..."They are trying to drive him off his land! They put manure in his well. They made him talk to lawyers!"...

The ultimate horror! We commented on that line as well.

Kind of hokey looking back almost 50 years but I really enjoy Lee Marvin's (Oscar-winning) performance.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:34 AM   #20652
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The ultimate horror! We commented on that line as well.

Kind of hokey looking back almost 50 years but I really enjoy Lee Marvin's (Oscar-winning) performance.
That movie is pure fun. I love it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:44 AM   #20653
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I love Cat Ballou, so much fun!
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:50 AM   #20654
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I love Cat Ballou, so much fun!

Our cable company offers the COZI network. It's full time old tv shows and movies from the early days. All your favorites from the 50s and 60s.

I'm not in for a steady diet of the stuff, but it's a kick once in a while.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:53 AM   #20655
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I've spent the morning doing the prep work for:

Pulled all the meat from the bone of the larger pork roast
Broccoli in cheese sauce
Started the broccoli stems in the cooking water for broccoli soup
Chopped and froze the scallions
Choopped and cooked the yellow squash
Cooked the Baby Bellas, cooling for the freezer (already sliced)

I'm taking a break before washing pots and pans, etc.

Then onto the brown rice, turkey neck meat in gravy for lunch and freeze the rest.

I still have to separate the pork meat into individual packets to freeze.

If I have any energy left, I'll make enchiladas.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:22 AM   #20656
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Our cable company offers the COZI network. It's full time old tv shows and movies from the early days. All your favorites from the 50s and 60s.

I'm not in for a steady diet of the stuff, but it's a kick once in a while.
I'm a movie hoarder, I have most of those loved ones on DVD.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #20657
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When I get the kids official ok to post pics of the wedding.You guys will just have to suffer with what I can.

Everybody's sleeping in today but me.I've got work to do still.My backs killing me.

My 2 handsome dates for the day.My sons.Hubby had to work.
Oldest on my left,youngest to the right.The brides uncle who was waiting with us in the parking lot took it.Figures a gust of wind would show up just then.





Doesn't my oldest look like Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners?
He's the one I was always called into the principals office for his antics for the official school pics.He's always been funny.

Heyyyy!
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #20658
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You all look so happy! What a wonderful picture and who cares about the breeze anyway?! Omigosh, is your son 9 feet tall? He appears to be quite tall, but it's a picture so I have no way to judge how tall you are or the height of your other son.

At any rate, looks as though it was a great day. Congratulations to all!!!
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #20659
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I'm so excited and happy. I just brought in another 6 pounds of Roma tomatoes from our two generous tomato plants. Yeah! The oven's cranked up and I'm about to make more oven-roasted tomato sauce to can. This is turning out to be a very good year for our veggies.

This morning Glenn checked the garden in the back yard and reported that the Italian green beans are covered in white blooms. I know what that means and I can't wait. Sure have missed those yummy green beaners!!
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I just came in from potting up some clearance plants for the patio, picking five new cucumbers, and cleaning up the iris/onion bed. I picked about 10 more onions, too. Now I'm resting for a bit, then maybe going over to a weekly craft sale where a friend of mine sells fabric decorations.
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