How Was Your Day #366

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

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Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Good morning

Sandy and Andre

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Morning! Is Andre thinking of going on a trip? I know old picture but I bet he dreams about it a lot.

For the 5 hours I slept I slept good. But give me a couple and I will be ready for a nap.
Don't remember what I read last night so will start fresh today.

Here's a picture of the display we did. DM took a picture and I asked the boss if she told him we expected to win?

It's hard to get a good picture of something that long.

Hearing several shots this morning. Better go and feed you know who. He is just starving.

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Lyndonville, NY

Good morning,

Vicki, nice picture and display!

Lots of "shots" ringing out around here also....I know herds need thinned, but it is saddening knowing each shot means a lost life.

Sandy, You shipping "bad dog" to me? lol He and Izzy would get in so much fun together.

Bonnie, glad to hear the "crew" made it to the night stop and can sleep safely on their journey to you.

BonnieB, you have sure been busy. I know you must be tired, but accomplished to finish all you wanted.

We had a decent day yesterday. Needed to do some "window shopping" for some flooring samples that need replaced. Got that all done.
Went to my favorite Garden center, which is now all decked out in Christmas with a winter "fest" in there for kids, santa and lots of goodies.
DH found a Christmas flag we "had" to have. lol They had a huge bus there collecting for the City Mission and it was filled to the brim!

Also had dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. He had a gift certificate from his birthday, and we had such a nice meal! I had a long iron steak stuffed with portabella
mushroom, and it was SO good. Came with a side of baked potato and broccoli. Had to be careful as almost every meal had peppers in it....including green beans which were cooked with little red peppers. BUT waitress was very helpful.

Not sure what lies ahead for the day....thinking of pulling up living room carpet. DH is watching American Beaver, his new favorite Sunday morning show....then will decide.

Enjoy your day....needing coffee!


Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Vickie I am thinking of shipping him off!!!!
I am trying to remember who I still owe shawls too and what colors. I have 3 finished that I need to mail out but I can not remember who (MY BAD!!!) I can not find my notes.
I have gotten back into crocheting and I need to know. I do know that I have Lorette's done and Vicki's done
SO if any one else that I promised one too would you please let me know!!!!

Sandy and the brat

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Deb wouldn't that display look cute wrapped around under a nice big tree?
What a nice time and meal you had yesterday. Glad all went well with the choosing and no flareups! Rip up the carpet. Oh what is under it?

Sandy what would we do without Andre stories? Oh Deb would be posting them then.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

I've been wearing my shawl a lot lately with the colder weather.... it will go on vacation again with me this year. Can't thank you enough.

Bright sunny morning here. Yesterday was a nice weather day....

I was so proud of myself last night... went to the annual [Birthday Party] get together at our old house -- I know I've mentioned it in the past...
the menu is always the same ... pasta, which i do not eat [carbs, bad carbs.... ] homemade meat balls - [which we fabulous last night -- he must have forgotten the romano cheese in them, because I usually do not like his meatballs] Italian sausage and CAKE. They are very good friends with the local baker in town... he makes wonderful cakes... this one had Chocolate Mousse at the layer filling... I did not have one little taste... OH and don't even get started on this guys cookies.... these -- I did not even look at, you gain 5# instantly just looking at them.

I did have 4 glasses or Merlot .... but heck, red wine is good for you.

This was the first family party since the dad and "cousin Tony" passed away..... not sure if I mentioned that, but they both passed on the very same day. Heart breaking for that family.

anyways -- it was a good evening, I saw so many that I had not seen in yrs.

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Lyndonville, NY

I wear my shaw around here all the time, and if I don't have it on...Huck has it! He loves burrowing into it and sleeping.

Terese, glad you had a good evening. Sounds like it was nice time out.

Vicki, under the carpet is a very old hard wood floor. Too old to refinish as it wasn't cared for before we bought the house. Too big of "cracks" in the middle from
house settling. BUT we are trying to take control of the cat issue. This carpet is about...15 years old...gone through 4 kids, 2 dogs, cats, bunnies....and Lord only knows what else. Did I mention it is light tan....NOT a good choice on my part WAY back then.

somewhere, PA

Good Morning!

Thanks for the new thread Sandy. I have a lovely shawl from you as well. Keep it in the office for cool days.

Debbie - my friend has a severe reaction to pepper too. She can't even smell stuff like BBQ sauce with pepper or she gets nauseous
. Sounds like a nice dinner. Helpful server can make all the difference.

Terese - I think I would have skipped the wine and had the cake. lol Is it weird to be back in the home or no biggie at this point?

Vicki - it just seems too early for all the Christmas stuff! We're gonna have an early TG so I bet the retailers are really happy for a longer shopping "season".

Loretta - Chloe was just worried you'd get a sunburn I think. hehehe

Bonnie - just one more item on that long list to tick off. Soon the boys will be at their destination and you'll be with family for the holidays. As each event goes by, you are closer to having your life settle down and back to a lot fewer worries!

I don't have much planned for the day. I need to get out and pick up more sticks & branches. I think I have to cut some of the branches before I will be able to haul them. DH said they were too big for him. The tractor is acting up - really need to get it serviced. (We just spent $550 to have a new starter & Gary put in a new battery. grrr)


Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

>> Is it weird to be back in the home

Tam - it is also my childhood home. I lived there from 1973 - 1985, 1989 - 2001
It's hard to see it in the condition that it is in. They don't have a lot of money, so many things have not been updated, and really neglected.... I guess they do the best they can .... been dealt a bad hand i guess.
One reason we sold to them, as they needed a home. But -- it is what it is... I guess it used to be harder on me, especially when she didn't take care of my flower beds... but they are good people.

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Deb anyway you could still varnish or poly the floors to keep liquids from soaking in?

Tam we don't have to have things planned for every day. When I came in from doing the stove. I was thinking I should do nothing and have a partial vacation! LOL There are just so many things I need to get done that have been sitting. Or is it me sitting.

Lyndonville, NY

Vicki, on these floors? No, not a chance. We had someone in a before we carpeted to see if we could get them refinished and sealed. He said they were so worn. Original flooring....and this house was built in 1926 I believe. It is very old Victorian or Colonial,

Tam, I had that experience last night with DH eating horseradish across from me. It messed up my sinus big time and eyes started swelling. I have always loved
tacos....and now I can't even cook them as get very very ill. Can't even hold and clean a green pepper.

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Deb I didn't mean for them to look good but to keep liquids from soaking in and smelling.

New Smyrna Beach, FL(Zone 9b)

Patti2 and the boys were underway at 8:30 this morning. Patti said they were all over her last night. I don't know if she will get here before we leave for the ballet as she is stopping to visit a friend along the way. I am leaving a key at the front desk with instructions that the cats be set up in my room and leaving articles of my dirty clothes out so they can smell my presence.

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Just tried a microwave Caramel Corn Recipe. Not bad.

Pop a bag of micro popcorn. Set aside in dish.
In Micro safe dish put:

1 stick margarine(butter)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup mini marshallows

Micro 2 minutes(I did it a bit longer) Stir and pour over popcorn. Mix and dump on wax paper.

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Bonnie so excited for you that the boys will be there soon.

somewhere, PA

Well I've got a slow cooker filled to make a nice beef stew and some beef cut up for beef & broccoli for dinner. I need to finish folding the laundry and then head outside to pick up the debris from Sandy.

Debbie - I like Vicki's idea! Just to seal off spills & such.

Enjoy the show Bonnie!

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

There Tam you said it better than me. I was feeling like such a pest.

Lafayette, NJ(Zone 6a)

Tammy, your dinner sounds yummy.

Debbie, can you create a new floor with litter boxes? I am ducking and hiding.

Vicki, the display is really cute. I hope while you have to work these long hours and weeks you are not working overly hard.

Bonnie - I bet those guys will be so happy to see you. Have fun at the ballet. Happy Birthday Claire!

I just went out to rake leaves and had to stop. I think the allergens are being raked. In the back yard - I was freezing and the front - sweating. I thought I could use the leaf blower/vac, but I couldn't find all the parts.

I picked up some artichoke raviolis yesterday. I can't wait to try them. I have some chicken breasts to cook up today. I was able to get my free ham yesterday.

Lyndonville, NY


Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

Work hard only when I have to! I missed the litterbox comment. Had to go back and reread your post Elsie! Naughty girl! LOL

Lyndonville, NY

I don't know if the expense of "sanding" and then sealing over is worth moving everything out into the walking on it for a couple days, and moving it back in, when we are fixing up the house to sell.

BUT I understand what you are saying.

Lafayette, NJ(Zone 6a)

Debbie, are you just replacing the carpet?

Lyndonville, NY

No the entire downstairs flooring eventually. Dining room, foyer, living room and small and bathroom might be done down the road.
Just getting estimates and seeing whats out there honestly.

Verona, ON

Afternoon everyone. Absolutely a stellar day here weather wise. I was actually doing wood in a T shirt. Got to play with my log splitter too so I am happy. I had never run it without having someone work with me. Took a few minutes to get the feel of it and how to work safely while alone.

Wish I was having turkey BonnieB. You have made me just drooling for a turkey dinner. Hope things went well for you at your church luncheon. How is Casper doing now? Quill just came in to remind to tell you she misses her Mr B and sends him lots of kisses and hugs. Blush, blush.

Looks like I will be buying myself an early Christmas present - need a new oil tank already. Geesh it is just 11 years old and is leaking badly. The guy was in to clean the boiler/furnace and shut down the oil tank. I can't get more oil until I get a new tank.A new one was equal in price to just having the pipes fixed. And since the insurance company expects you to change it out every 15 years or they will not cover you I went with a new tank. Wonder how many people know that? Now that could just be an Ontario law but because I am right on the lake there is also a huge concern from the environmentalists about oil leaks into the lake.Less than a month ago I needed a new water softener. When all was said and done that cost over $900.00 with taxes. Plus all of the smoke alarms gave up the ghost this week.Plus I have to have a plumber in as the infloor heating is not working downstairs. Grrrrr!!!

Sandy I think Diesel and Andre need a play date. Diesel is full of the devil but I am loving it. Please think positive thoughts about my Quill dog, she is not well at all today. Lethargic and won't eat. I don't think she had 1 of those spells she had a few months ago but she is right out of it except when I pick up the leash. She is not missing out on a walk that's for sure.

Speaking of ill dogs how is Izzy Debbie? Wise idea to get some estimates now on the floor coverings - it sure helps when you brainstorm about what to put down. As long as I have dogs I will never have wall to wall carpeting. After all these years of owning dogs I finally smartened up when we were building the house. The floors are either hardwood or tile - easy to clean and keep clean.

Bonnie I am positive the boys will be as excited to see you as you are to see them. Hurrah for Patti2 !!!! Did you take any pics of the ballet?

Need to get off of here, the dizzies are creeping up again. Will be glad to see this ENT specialist - sure wish it was sooner.


Still itching Melva?

Denton, TX(Zone 7a)

Still itching but there do not seem to be any new spots...I got some spray Benadryl I am going to try.

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Debbie this one is for you

Sandy and Andre

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Lyndonville, NY

OH Sandy, thank you! I so needed that today......Elsie has been picking on me! Imagine that!

I am heading down there in two weeks, so I might just plant myself there the entire time! My Aunt Mary who has been going through cancer treatment is down there for her Grandsons wedding. Her daughter, my cousin, invited me down.....and DH said "you are going". DH is staying home with Izzy.....and possibly doing these floors while I am gone.

somewhere, PA

I got a chuckle out of Loretta's post.

I spent the entire afternoon outside. It was in the low 50s but 'cause I was working, I was comfortable in a long sleeve t-shirt. I picked up a LOT of branches. Didn't get them all but made a good dent in it. I got out my mulching lawn mower and mowed up the leaves so they wouldn't mat down and kill the grass.

I gave the chickens the fat & gristle I cut out of the meat. Oh was it a happy flock of chickens! Except the few who didn't come when I first called. :-)

Debbie - a trip down south sounds wonderful. Wouldn't it be nice to come home to newly done floors!

Melva - I keep thinking about the cold causing a rash. Or maybe you are eating something new? A new soap?


Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

And a happy dog He would have been happier if I had walked further with him. But did not want to hurt to much.

Sandy and Andre

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Lafayette, NJ(Zone 6a)

Oh Debbie, I was laughing with you - not at you. That sounds like a nice trip - meeting up with family.

Sandy, wonderful photos!! Does Andre have to get hosed off after being in the salt water?

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Elsie no he does not go in deep enough beside the salt will kill fleas

S and A

Lyndonville, NY

Oh I know Elsie, just giving it back to you! DH was rolling and said "how true!"

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Thought I had posted here this afternoon, but maybe I just composed it in my head and never got here to actually let the message flow from my finger tips.

The Thanksgiving meal went well at church today. Since the meal was all pot luck, and the church furnishing the turkey and ham, we had a good assortment of other dishes and desserts. I was maybe in the last 5 or so in line to get food, and the great thing about that, by the time I sat and ate, there were about 4 o 5 women who finished eating and started clearing the tables, and washing the dishes. I got through in time to grab a dust mop and help with the floor clean up and gathering dish towels and dish cloths to bring home to launder. Worked out well.

Debbie, even if the hardwood isn't good/pretty enough to have them finished to use, sealing them will help with the amount of dust that comes into the house, and will prevent some cool air from getting in through the floors. There is always a benefit to doing something like that. Glad to hear that Izzy is feeling better.

Dianne, I am hoping that the ENT will be able to suggest something that will eliminate or ease the severity of the dizziness. That has got to be uncomfortable, and unpredictible too. So sorry to hear that Quill is not feeling well. Us older gals sometimes just need to slow down and not attempt to do much. Mr. B is sort of bashful about his pictures now. His surgery about a year ago, has had him gaining weight, and he was hoping that Quill would think that he had stayed the same, and she wouldn't ask for any new pictures of him in his mature look photos.

Elsie, I think that whoever said that Chloe was protecting you from sunburn had that absolutely correct. She is such a caring pet, and will bear anything to keep her mamma safe.

Terese, that must be so bad to see your childhood home not being properly cared for. Even if it is friends, and they enjoy having the house, I still don't think I could see the deterioration every time you went. Sort of like seeing a family member whose health is declining.

Tammy, how much beef did you get? I think trimming it before you freeze it was a good idea. DH is talking abou buying a half of a hog. I have been wanting him to buy a baby calf and raise it for our beef. Don't know if that idea has planted itself in his brain or not. Sometimes, it takes awhile for it to take root and grow.

Melva, our weather isn't cold yet, but we are experiencing cooler weather and have been for a couple of weeks. I am having some itchies because of the change in temps. I keep hoping that is what your problem is. Why don't you try adding some oil to your baths/showers to see if maybe that will help you feel better.

Sandy, your pictures are very pretty. I know that Andre enjoys going to the beach even in cooler weather. While we were there last year Mr. B really looked forward to going to the doggie beach.

Bonnie, I am so glad to hear that Patti2 is getting closer and closer. Your boys will be so glad to see you. What is the latest on your DM and her reaction to moving? So did I understand that she will be living in the Destin area and you on the east coast near Daytona?

Well, I have been on the go constantly for the past 2 days, and it seems like it is catching up with me. My eye lids are moving so slowly, I am thinking that I need to close down here and get closer to the bedroom.

Lafayette, NJ(Zone 6a)

I guess I need to wear sunscreen in the kitchen when Chloe is napping.

Verona, ON

Morning everyone! Looks like I am up for the day. Dogs went crazy when the motion light on the south side of the house came on so I got up to look. There were 4 deer starting to lay down on top of the septic bed. One was a male with a huge rack - looks like he escaped again this year. I think the deer for miles around come here to hunker down during hunting season.

Excellent timing BonnieB!!! My mam's Group 4 Women's League with my parents Anglican church used to cater banquets and weddings. There was 1 lady who I will never forget - Mrs. Brett. Mrs. B took it upon herself to wash ALL of the pots and pans that accumulated while preparing the meal.And that was when there were no foil throwaway turkey pans!! She was a down on her luck hard working lady so mam's Group 4 used to make sure she got most of the leftovers to take home to feed her family. Food she would take, money she would not. I can still picture her very clearly up to her elbows in soap suds scrubbing away. I learned to wait tables for these functions at a very early age. When I was in university mam always made sure I was coming home the weekends there were banquets and weddings.All of the meals used to be served 'Home style' and boy did some people take advantage of that!!! My mam usually cooked at least 1 of the turkeys at home plus 4 or 5 pies. It seemed there was always a huge turkey thawing in our bathtub. Jamie my 1 nephew confessed to me a few years ago he thought all grandmas had turkeys thawing in their tub because every time he came there was 1 there. lol

Hope I don't have to start back at square 1 with my sleeping. Dr Death did not get my Rxs back to the local pharmacy in time for me to pickup Friday afternoon. I think she forgets our village pharmacy closes at 5:30 pm on Friday and is not open all weekend.Here's hoping I have them in time for tonight. The new Rx seems to be working - I can get 5 - 51/2 hr sleep. Best of all when I get up to go to the bathroom I can fall right back asleep.

LOL at Chloe Elsie. She sure is a smart kitty.

Debbie how is Shane enjoying his new job? And Miss Izzy????

Missy Quill seems much more alert this morning, still doesn't want to eat though. I just realized that Diesel has dug up the 200 tulip bulbs I just planted.Darn! Well that isn't exactly what I said when I discovered the bulbs sitting on the ground.Blue words certainly filled the air.

Is this Day 6 Vicki?

Time for hot chocolate! Make sure you all do something nice for yourself today ladies!!!

Jim Falls, WI(Zone 4a)

I have today off and work Tues. and have Wed. Off and then work Thurs. No 7 in a row.

Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

running errands this morning...

DH has to go to the PO, then I need to do a blood draw for Pre-OP, then grocery shopping for the week and Thanksgiving.

did not frost over night, some clouds that probably kept it warmer... should be 50's all week.

still doing well with exercising and the old diet.... Just giving it another week before I step back on the scale.
It's so frustrating when you work so hard, and the scale goes UP !!

Jacksonville, FL(Zone 8b)

Morning everyone

sandy and andre

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Lyndonville, NY

Good morning,

VIcki, I can't believe they are open all day Thursday. Just not right. DD has to go into work at Target at 8:30 p.m. and work til 3:30 a.m. Sleep for a few hours and back into work for Noon and work til til 9:00 or so!

Dianne, we have to get you a camera for those "deer" moments. The girls were here Friday for DDs birthday and Carrie was all excited....yet a bear was spotted across from their house. She is certain it is going to bust through her patio sliding doors while she is at work. Hope your prescriptions are ready today for you. I am so off my schedule I have to get back on them as swelling is back.

Shane works days and only during the week, so didn't see him during the weekend. Right now he is only working 25 hours a week, but better than none! Can't remember if I said, but he has a girlfriend, and she just happens to be the "older" sister to his friend he was staying with. SOOOOO that put all that in order and made sense as to where he has been.

Izzy is doing better, but she just isn't herself. She is sleeping so much, doesn't greet me coming downstairs in the morning with her toy and just kind of out of sorts. She doesn't seem in pain like she was before, so I hope she is just resting her body. How is Quill doing today Dianne?

Terese, they said 50 here all week also! Sure hope so as I have started getting arthritis in my hands and cold sure hurts them. Dieting the week of Thanksgiving? Make sure you take Thursday off.....everyone needs to be thankful and reward themselves for the year!!

OK, going to go put the coffee on....but more wanting ice tea than hot coffee.


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