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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:35:26 PM

Life is short and sweet. lt is good for me and hopefully for you. But life is full of a lot of things, ideas, projects, beliefs and other subjects, so write about what you are happy about, enjoy doing, or whatever you wish.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:19:16 AM

Went swim/exercising in our outdoor pool yesterday. Today my legs hurt where they join the body. I expected that. Other than all the grass that was blown into water by "gardeners" it was comfortable and l only stayed my usual 20 minutes or so.

There were added features to the pool. Think manager saw a need after the last pool party for more tables and chairs and even three new umbrellas. Covering over the arbor too. Think l will go to the next pool party even if only hot dogs.

Did some good quality shopping yesterday morning early, coz senior discount only from 8 til noon. Saved another $6 over Grocery Outlets low prices. Do you know those little 4 packs of fruit or jello with fruit? l got them for .90c each and l like them much more than a can of fruit. 8 oz sticks of cheeses for $2.16 ea, and strawberries l got were .90cents a pound container. I even bought a ham. Don't know the brand, but looks like the Virginia hams you have to rehydrate.

Paid my car license registration online and it isn't due til end of May. Thanks to the sale of the power chair l had the money so why wait?
Life is Good when money is no problem.

goldieolds
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 9:29:09 AM

Thanks Midnight. I've downloaded it but don't want to restart FF right now. Hope it works on this old computer, which is too old to upgrade many things. I didn't see system requirements. I'll have to remember to download it again when I finally get my newer computer repaired and running again. I think that's what happened before, that you posted about it when I was using this old computer and dial up. Didn't see the point in waiting hours to download, if it would even do it, for a computer I was only using temporarily. Then forgot.

I, too, believe in keeping a landline. Agree that cell phones are too little to be comfortable talking on for very long. Or even for short times, if both hands are needed to write or something. Also think it's important to have communications if power goes out for any length of time. And for that reason I also believe in keeping a corded landline phone, even if not used regularly. Says she who hasn't used a cordless phone for a few years due to never getting around to replacing the batteries. Corded phones is all I use at the moment.

Kathybye, sorry about your knee. Hope it heals quickly and properly.

MS, sorry to hear that your hip doesn't work as well as original one. I've been wondering if they have SI joint replacements. Have never heard of it. My hip is doing much better, thanks to p.t. and acupuncture. It's regained more mobility than either my p.t. or chiropractor thought possible due to the amount of arthritis in it. But now I think a great deal of my problems are from the SI (sacroiliac) joint. It is believed this a result of the immobility of the spine above it.



[Edited by: goldieolds at 3/26/2015 9:31:18 AM EST]
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:12:11 AM

Here l am billed $2.20 for an information number, then get the wrong one, coz it is automated and my voice is not understood. Twice and my bill was $4.40 more than usual. This up coming one is twice what l usually pay. I am senior discounted to $6.95 per month and this upcoming bill is $13. For no service at all and l can't even get a number where they have a live operator.
Just had a big go round with Amazon who charged me $107.66 for some free mail if l try their MEMBERSHIP. Dummy me went for it. Not knowing it would cost that much, so l called to inquire what is the charge for? what a trip. The guy didn't just say :on your last order you joined a trial service ....he would say the book you ordered was shipped free and l being impatient interrupted with l know that that is over and done with. What is this $107.66 for? and he would start all over with heavy accent and l had static on the line but we finally got it settled.
Then l thanked him for his patience.

dirt girl
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 4:34:41 AM

kathybye, Try Sams's Club or Costco, you do not have to be a member to use their pharmacy. Such is the way for UHC, they are setting the trend and imho it is not good. :( The knee taping should help and if they do it with kinetic tape, you should be able to replicate it at home...ask the pt person to show you how. :)

MidnightSun, No extra phone charges here. Do you have a coop for phone company? FCC sets regs and some companies charge for things and others absorb the costs. Btw, having a cell phone does not mean you don't get solicitors calling. Just not as many. :) With the mountains in your area, reception may be limited too.

trugas, It's hard to coordinate a group like that, and I guess you'll never please everyone. :)

goldieolds, I hate when the machine eats the post. :(

[Edited by: dirt girl at 3/26/2015 4:36:09 AM EST]
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 4:06:28 AM



Life IS Good!

Here is the wildest clip of a tour in a bus gone wrong. (:44 sec) Everyone got out in plenty of time.

k/b, Know that little overheard on many internet stores can result in lower med prices. E.g. My $175 glasses at a store cost $60 on the inter net. Did a "med prices comparison" online. Think you may be happy at the low costs

g/o, Use Lazarus Form Recovery. Pick your browswer / app. A 10 second dl, that return your post w/a click of the icon. Free is Great. Have mentioned this several times previously.

t/g, Sad to say a land line is still needed. Darn the gov't adding a $4 new tax to telephone charges. Then you live north of SF? Won't do much work at someone else that some hosts a potluck.

Yesterday morning's temp was only 3° (-16°C). Would like to say that is the end of it, yet it is not. Saturday night is to be almost as cold.

Slept an hour later than usual and somehow finished my rounds even a few minutes sooner than was normal. Had two slice of pizza for brekky at 3 AM. Then a few hours later has a cup of homemade soup.

Watched some Netflix shows until 6 AM then got dressed for the day. Somehow a splinter in the carpet poked thru my right foot and lodged. Got a hand held mirror, a good twisters and attempted to withdraw it.

My leg does not bend like it did before the total hip replacement surgery. Have trouble placing my rt ankle on my left knee. Tried for an hour to remove the splinter w/o success.

Finally folded thick gauze, cut a small circle out for around the splinter. At 8:30 phoned my PCP and told them of my situation. They made an opening for 11:30. Liked it much.

Waited for just 5 minutes in the waiting room Had lots of callous around the area. He did say he may have to give a local anesthesia and cut out the skin w/a scalpel to get to it.

In the end after only 10 minutes, the doc dug out the splinter w/a few tools. Did feel the probing, no blood, mild pain, no more splinter. A little bit of an alcohol, a bandage, and was out the door.

Too late for a hike and there was soreness from the digging. Ate at Subway. A foot long spicy Italian loaded w/veggies for $6 inc the tax. Have enough points added on my Subway Card for 16 free subs.

May need to have a party this summer to use up some points. 75 points = 1 free footlong. Have 1,200 points.

Yesterday's high temp reached an astounding 52° (11°C) in the afternoon. Will see a warm up this week. Some rain, perhaps more snow, then more springtime in the mtns. The road is a muddy mess w/streams of water flowing down the mtn. All part of spring in the mtns.

Off to Big Papa's Mkt in Littleton later, along w/a few visits to other stores.

The temp this morning is 39° (4°C) with the high to be 50° (10°C). 100% chance of rain is expected this afternoon.

Civil twilight is 6:09 AM EST. Night is 7:35 PM.

Sunrise: 6:38 AM. Set: 7:05 PM.

Length of day: 12h 27m. Length of visible light: 13h 25m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fantastic day!

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kathybye
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:43:17 PM

Hi, All:

I was able to get a few things completed today since I took time off to visit the ortho Dr. Zeman in early PM. I Met hubby for breakfast, which was fun. He leaves for work this evening and gone for 12 days. The meal I prepared was delicious. Yummmm.

I shopped around in person @ 2 pharmacies for a "cash" price on a drug, vesicare. Hard to believe, but since Jan., UHC has stated they no longer cover the OAB (over-active bladder) medicine I've taken for 7-8 years. Oh, the times they are a-changing!

Unfortunately, the lowest $ amt is $226 for 30 tablets (including a $50 loyalty card) discount from the manufacturer. Luckily, the drug works for me to take tabs every 2-3 days, but wowie, zowie, so expensive. Luckily, I take 1 other drug, which is generic. I do use a nasal spray, which is also a cash pay, $75 per month, w/a manufacturer card, but it definitely works, and not required as much in the summer months.

Dr. Zeman stated my kneecap was not tracking normally (which I failed to remember from the MRI), so the additional PT sessions he's recommending (If UHC agrees) will be spent having my knee "taped" prior to completing exercise regimen, which assist w/aligning the knee. Should be interesting!

Back to work tomorrow. However, it looks as if I have 21 more days to drive to work. YAHOO~ Looking forward to making "sun" tea, continuing to clean closets, and enjoy being at home. :))

It sounds as if all of you have been enjoying the company of others, as well as staying active. Fantastic! I TOTALLY agree about the landline. I am keeping mine.:)

If my knee cooperates, I will join friends and we'll drive to Las Vegas and stay Sunday and Monday nights, while her friend from England is in town.

[Edited by: kathybye at 3/25/2015 8:44:58 PM EST]
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 9:37:11 AM

Goldie doesn't that gripe you? I hate when it happens.

Midnight l agree with keeping the landline. I like the answering machine too. Cell phones have mail or message boxes too tho. It seems everytime l go somewhere l come back to hear that irritating beep, beep, beep. Can stay home all day and no one calls. I also think l have to have a landline for the computer.

Checked the stores ads online...not much and nothing l NEED. Safeway puts in their ads a lot of "Our everyday price" l know your everyday price, give me a sale price.!!

dirtgirl l will wait and see what happens on the potluck side but l do not intend to do the work at someone else's potluck any more. I will give my own.
Meantime l have started talking of the April Lunch Bunch. Mexican food. One lady works every other Friday, and Friday is only day she can make it. So we chose the 10th and l have an eye appt that day and wanted to shop for plants in Sebastopol. Will see if l can make the lunch later..maybe 2 pm. One lady already said she doesn't eat anything on lunch bunch day and 2 pm is kinda late for her. So EAT. is my feeling.

Fussy ladies. Getting them all to agree is impossible, so l just have to say well make it or not .....Being firm. LOL.
goldieolds
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:23:19 AM

Just lost my whole long post. Can't do it again now. :(((
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:41:45 AM



Life IS Good!

Study your telephone bill. It may have a $4 new tax the gov't added in Feb/Mar. Almost cancelled my phone. Then researched to find a cell phone would cost more. That a pay as you go is the cheapest way for a cell phone, yet there is not a listing phone book for cell telephones. Staying w/my answering machine and screening all calls.

Enjoyed completing my rounds early and getting in a 90 minute nap before many folks wake for the day yesterday. The low the day before was -8° (-22°C). Know spring in eventually on the way does little for me.

Forecast was to be above freezing for a change. Waited for the temp to rise by playing Star Craft for a few hours. Lots of joy commanding troops and defeating your enemies.

Left late morning when the temp was 25° (-4°C) with 3 layers, gloves, ear muffs, and a liter of water in a Nalgene bottle. Walked up the mtn to get limber and used to hiking again.

Signs of spring were observed. The frac14; of ice on the road was soft an breaking up as it was stepped on. It had that crunchy sound. The gravel road had some spring to it. Far from that solid as a block of ice feeling.

There was even a coating of mud where the sun could shine through the trees. The sun is noticeably getting higher in the sky. It reaches the above 10 o'clock position So that the sun is nearing above the tops of the trees.

No cars were seen or heard, yet a military jet flew over at 15-20,000' feet. It was not a fighter jet which is common in this area. It actually looked like the B1 Bomber. The looks and engine sound was sure different from anything seen flying in these parts.

Headed up to the 1 mile marker, past the height of land (highest point), and to the cottage by the road that the porch was stayed in during a downpour a few summer ago.

Several crows flew and cawed in the distance. Stopped to watch three juvenile blue jays flying, playing, and hopping among the tree branches. Smallest ones ever seen.

My hip felt good. My back was aching on the left side. It seldom does that. Figure those muscles need to be exercised, which will be happening more and more. Distance was 2½ miles with several hundred feet gain in elevation.

My plan is to get more and more mileage and work up to the loop road w/o getting tired. When this is achieved, it will be time to return to the mtns. The small ones at first.

The temp is 7° (-22°C) with the high to be 47° (3°C). Temps will be soaring above freezing for a few days.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EST. Night is 7:33 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 7:04 PM.

Length of day: 12h 23m. Length of visible light: 13h 22m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:48:26 PM

goldieolds, Sounds like a great celebration. I believe most of the well educated and wealthy got out of Iran before the Shah fell if they were able to. Sometimes the parents stayed behind and the children left.

trugas, I think the ethnic or theme potlucks are a good idea.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:34:39 AM

Other than going to pick up my mail, after taking the fellow to Legal Aid and doing my laundry yesterday, I called phone company to object to billing me $4.40 for two information calls. My issue is that the info is automatic now, no live operator, and it does not understand my voice and kept giving me wrong companies. I forget who l was trying to reach, didn't note it in my journal, but say l asked for Merriwell instruments l would get Middlesit Computer. Never did help me so l called again and same thing, only different answers. So why should l pay for that?

You will love this Midnight. So l go online and try to get the info or refusal to pay and nothing similar, just questions on billing, but they have a live chat so l got that and they are all busy and l wait and wait for a live chat and after over 5 minutes l decide to call a phone # listed as help to customers and guess what ...they are busy and decide to leave a message, but their message box is full. Unbelievable. So l call the special disability # and that has changed and the operator automatic, comes on line and says THAt l should check my # and try again. I did and get a terrible loud shrill noise and so l quickly hang up. Back to online and still no one is available to "Chat" so l give up (which is exactly what they want) This is the topper ....their logo is "We're here to help". I said Bull..88.

Almost makes me want to switch to cell full time. But then their phones are so tiny l cannot hear on them or be heard. Life has some very irritating things and some lovely and l would like to concentrate on the lovely ...

My front border is continuing to bloom and bulbs coming up and delighting me. Not yet in full display but getting there.

I received a Netflix Saturday and haven't watched it yet. So l have that to look forward to as well. Life is Good.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:47:41 AM

Yup...
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 4:40:03 AM



Life IS Good!

Was bored so lots of food was made. Had only a cup of soup from all that cooking. It remains in the fridge. Did have two slices of pizza w/brekky. It is fabulous loaded w/garlic, spinach, and mushroom. You know, "Healthy Pizza." Ha!

Keep your health and your wit. That neighbor is losing her mind.

More cold and colder than the forecast. The high just barely touched the teens yesterday at 13° (-11°C). Lows each night are 2 to 4 (-16C). The prediction is after rain on Thursday, the temps will see above freezing on a regular basis. Time will tell.

Tough about the Wicked Awesome w/e Culinary Circle pizzas on sale. At 3/$10 and pies weighing in at 2 pounds, that is worth the splurge. Took the drive in 7° (14-C) to Shaw's.

Bought 2 supreme pizzas and another 2 litre bottle of Mugs root beer. Also bought crumbled feta cheese on sale 8 oz for only $3.99. Returned home and began to cook.

The two pizza's were baking for 23 minutes. The smaller crock pot, on since 9 AM, had been filled w/diced celery, carrots, onions, a tbsp of basil, and some garlic cloves.

Added a diced boneless chicken breast, mushrooms, milled flax seed, spinach, and ¼ cup of grated Romano cheese. Wheat rotini was boiled in the microwave oven to al dente. Then all added together. Had to eat some to make it all fit in the crock pot porcelain container.

Sliced the remaining boneless chicken in half added Mrs Dash, onion and garlic powder and soaked them in a beaten egg. Dropped them in spiced breadcrumbs, packing them well w/ broken oyster crackers and omitting the flour.

Fried them in evoo for about 2-3 minutes a side and added a combo of 5 graded Italian cheeses on the top of the first cooked sides.

Nuked a half pound of baby spinach and some thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms. Opened a can of medium pit-less black olives which were sliced. When the pizzas were cooked, these toppings were added and a handful of shredded cheese was added on top.

The two pizzas were returned inside the cooling off oven for a few minutes until the cheese was melted. Had a slice of pizza, a portion of the chicken cutlet and a cup of fresh made chicken noodle soup.

Late afternoon into the evening saw winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph (24 to 40km/h) with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h. Wind chill values as low as 17 below zero (-27C). Sure hope the power remains on in the morning.

The temp is -6° (-21°C) with the high to be 37° (3°C).

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EST. Night is 7:32 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 7:03 PM.

Length of day: 12h 120m. Length of visible light: 13h 19m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 5:37:32 PM

Food food food, we talk a lot about food ...but that makes life good too. Smiles.

Goldie that party sounds like lots of fun and interesting, tho l can't remember half of it. The names being different etc, but gives me a great idea.
We could have ethnic parties. Can't be potlucks coz l wouldn't know what to fix for say Korean dish. Tho l have tried Korean pancakes from Trader Joes. LOL

Anyway l couldn't finish my check in on GB because l promised to take a fellow to Legal Aid and l did and then to courthouse to file a counter complaint. I don't even know what the problem is, l thought it was lack of rent payment in timely manner, but he said it was complaints from neighbors about late parties and noise and .............. so l dropped it there.

Came home and got my laundry in. Washed 12 muumuus and 2 tops, 3 jeans, a robe and hot mitts and 3 pair of slippers. Still have whites and towels to do another day.

Midnight you got that right, F Leader is my nickname for her because she is an organizer or actually just gets people to come over and then get involved. If it weren't for her l don't think l would know many people here. But she is losing it. Just saw her and she snapped at me again. All l did was ask why she didn't keep the power scooter that her dead husband left and she said " l can walk," . She can barely breathe and walks with walker so slow, one has to stop and wait for her to catch up. Silly to not keep a free scooter for use. She has no room she says, and she is getting oxygen. OK.

All l know is my life is good and continues to be good. I am grateful.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 4:47:22 AM



Life IS Good!

Happy Nowrooz!

Liked Persia before radicals decided to put non believers to death, then expanded that view to kill randomly. Murder. The Koran and all religions ban it.

When I first moved into my Glendale, Cal neighborhood, no one even said hello to others. Kept knocking on doors inviting them to my Big cookouts. They looked at the first few, then attended the rest.

Had an outdoor brick fireplace w/a BBQ pit on each end. Liked that we could party outdoors all winter. Average winter night temp was 52. Lowest was 48. Ez for me to take w/a fire going.

Knew fearless would jump on the bandwagon. She wants to run the show. Ha! Ha!

Just finished an A&W root beer float w/black raspberry ice cream. Was a fine combo. My first time w/that flavor ice cream. Plan on getting strawberry soon. Been too many decades w/o it. Choc and pistachio are faves. Then maple walnut w/my real maple syrup added is another fave.

More cold and colder than the forecast. The high just barely touched the teens yesterday at 13° (-11°C). Lows each night are 2 to 4 (-16C). The prediction is after rain on Thursday, the temps will see above freezing on a regular basis. Time will tell.

Tough about the Wicked Awesome w/e Culinary Circle pizzas on sale. At 3/$10 and pies weighing in at 2 pounds, that is worth the splurge. Took the drive in 7° (14-C) to Shaw's.

Bought 2 supreme pizzas and another 2 litre bottle of Mugs root beer. Also bought crumbled feta cheese on sale 8 oz for only $3.99. Returned home and began to cook.

The two pizza's were baking for 23 minutes. The smaller crock pot, on since 9 AM, had been filled w/diced celery, carrots, onions, a tbsp of basil, and some garlic cloves.

Added a diced boneless chicken breast, mushrooms, milled flax seed, spinach, and ¼ cup of grated Romano cheese. Wheat rotini was boiled in the microwave oven to al dente. Then all added together. Had to eat some to make it all fit in the crock pot porcelain container.

Sliced the remaining boneless chicken in half added Mrs Dash, onion and garlic powder and soaked them in a beaten egg. Dropped them in spiced breadcrumbs, packing them well w/ broken oyster crackers and omitting the flour.

Fried them in evoo for about 2-3 minutes a side and added a combo of 5 graded Italian cheeses on the top of the first cooked sides.

Nuked a half pound of baby spinach and some thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms. Opened a can of medium pit-less black olives which were sliced. When the pizzas were cooked, these toppings were added and a handful of shredded cheese was added on top.

The two pizzas were returned inside the cooling off oven for a few minutes until the cheese was melted. Had a slice of pizza, a portion of the chicken cutlet and a cup of fresh made chicken noodle soup.

Late afternoon into the evening saw winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph (24 to 40km/h) with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h. Wind chill values as low as 17 below zero (-27C). Sure hope the power remains on in the morning.

The temp is 6° (-14°C) with the high to be 21° (-6°C). Light snow falls.

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EST. Night is 7:31 PM.

Sunrise: 6:44 AM. Set: 7:02 PM.

Length of day: 12h 17m. Length of visible light: 13h 15m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 2:46:58 AM

Speaking of parties, I learned something new and experienced something different today. I attended an open house given by Iranian neighbors in celebration of Nowrooz. It's their New Years which coincides with the spring equinox and is also a celebration of spring.

[quote]
Nowruz "[The] New Day") is the name of the Iranian New Year.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring or Equinox and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. . . . families gather together to observe the rituals.

Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians. It originated in Persia in one of the capitals of the Achaemenid empire in Persis (Fars) in Iran and is also celebrated by the cultural region that came under Iranian influence.
[enquote]

The neighbors are a mother and adult daughter, who is a PhD student at the University in the Philosophy of Mathematics. The mother is also highly educated and has a Masters in chemistry. I happened to be on the welcoming committee when they first moved in, so had visited with them once before. There's a sister who lives in town with her husband and children, and who also has a PhD, if I recall. The 30-something-ish daughter who lives here is a world traveler and has lived in Europe, and is fun to talk to.

The dining room table was beautifully laid as the Haft Sin table. Each item and its symbolism was explained to me. It was explained that since they are not religious, the book that was a part of the Haft Sin setting was not a Holy book, but a book of Hafiz poetry.

The food for eating was set out on the living room coffee table, and consisted of nuts, fruit and small sweets/cookies made from rice flour, almonds, walnuts or chickpeas. And a baklava which was spicier and a little less sweet than the kind we Americans are used to from the Greek restaurants. I tried and enjoyed them all, along with a cup of tea that was offered. It was a welcomed change for me to have such treats not made from wheat, and I'm used to eating things made from alternative flours. There was also a bowl of very small white, sweetened cut-up almonds. They also use those to throw at weddings, instead of rice. It was explained that the treats are always small, bite sized, b/c it is customary to go visit different relatives and friends, and to eat at each one.

There were lots of pretty flowers around, esp. spring-y daffodils, tulips and hyacinth. Unfortunately the scene outside the window did not cooperate; it was all white.

As I was leaving, she apologized that she had forgotten to offer me some food that was set out on a different table. She asked if I wanted to stay and eat some, or take some home. Not wishing to over-stay my welcome, I opted to take a plate home. It was potato salad, but not like any I've had before. It was more mashed up, not distinct pieces of potatoes, but similar ingredients, I think. And there were bits of what might have been chicken. It was really good and I'd love to have some more of it. The other dish was dolmes -- stuffed grape leaves. I've always like stuffed grape leaves, but these were a little different than the ones I've had before. I enjoyed them, but since I ate them at home, I made some tahini sauce to put on them as that is how I'm used to eating them. It's simple to whip up, if you have some tahini on hand, which I did. I just added some granulated garlic, lemon juice and water to thin it. That's the "hardest" part, b/c tahini (like peanut butter but made from sesame seeds) has a lot of oil in it, and as you know, oil and water don't like to mix.

It was all good and I really enjoyed the experience. I've always enjoyed people from different backgrounds and learning about their cultures. There hasn't been any of that in my life for quite a while, so this felt good, and a little like getting back to my "old" self. Or is it my old self getting back to my younger self? LOL

Happy Nowrooz.



[Edited by: goldieolds at 3/23/2015 2:52:30 AM EST]
kathybye
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 3:18:14 PM

Well, guys and gals, looks as if my dinner will be tomorrow mid day. Hubby's flight is delayed. But I have what I need to cook except the salmon (want it to be fresh), so I'll pick it up tonight.

A friend invited me to late lunch, and is picking me up.

Trugas: It does look as if you "got the ball rolling. Think of it this way,(as I do my birthday group lunches). If I can make it, I go. When its short notice, I am not changing my schedule. I do miss seeing the ladies, but 5-6 times a year is plenty.

I am enjoying being home more w/working 2 days per week. I am still continuing to clean the filing cabinets, and shredding items that are 8-15 years old!

Have a great Sunday everyone!
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trugas, Look what you started. lol That's wonderful that someone else wants to do the same thing. I agree, it shouldn't be difficult and if fearless leader invites people over to her place, she should be the one to clean up. Of course if others offer to help that's nice too. :)



[Edited by: dirt girl at 3/22/2015 2:15:43 PM EST]
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Goldie not on the day itself. Pre cutting the chicken was hard and l won't buy whole again except to rotisserie. But the floors in this apt put me in such pain l took Advil a lot because l was standing more than l usually do. I took 200 mg of Ibuprofen at 9 am and at 3 pm. Not too bad. I sat and read or was on the phone a lot on the day of the party. While chicken cooking. Salads were made day before (no mayo) and the carrot salad on the morning of the party. Actually it was all fairly easy ..

Now l am afraid l have started something...yesterday a new lady said she was making a list to invite to HER party. I questioned why a list? I invited all the core group of our potlucks. She said "because l can't let you be the ONLY STAR" UH OH. That was not my intent. But OK. One up me, l like parties with food. She actually has a little grill.

So Fearless has not had a potluck since Sept. She was making such work out of it and then complaining about how she had no help setting up etc. So l spoke to her about it and she said "Stop calling it MY potluck, l am going to get mad" She thinks she just started it and everyone should come help set up and stay to help carry it all back in etc. Well l don't agree. If it is all of our potlucks then we should rotate the work by holding them at different places. Like l just did and next time someone else can put it on .. But if Fearless wants it at her place all the time then she should have full charge of all set up and break down that she insists on doing. IMO she makes too much work out of it. I don't think it all is necessary and didn't do it and it worked fine. Since l asked no one to bring food , some brought gifts for me. I don't want that. But did enjoy the bouquet of daffodils. Another brought chocolate and one brought choc chip cookies. Not enough to share so it was kinda embarrassing. One lady brought BBQ sauce which l have about 4 bottles of and l refused it and she came back later with a cute little angel like one would hang on a tree at Christmas. Sweet but I didn't know what to do with it.
One-- the one l told don't give me stuff, as my tastes are different than yours, brought a bowl of fruit. Yesterday l called her and said l was returning it as l had so much it was going bad and l threw out 3 oranges and half dozen apples. Which l had done. So l took it back to her. I think it is the fruit she gets with her meals on wheels. She needs to eat it as she got constipated and had to call 911 again.

Yesterday l started work in the patio area again. I have about half of it done. Weeding and sorting pots. Moving things and uncovered my Adirondack chair. Then found rain was predicted-not much but l recovered my chair. It is wet and drippy out but doubt that it was half an inch of rain. Today l would like to get out to the common area and cut back some of the growth that has overtaken the lovely Burning bush l like to call it a butterfly flower. So pretty while the junk growing into it is not attractive at all. The "gardener" pulled out a lot of the Burning bush that were there first so l want to make them the main plant in that area. My friend who loves the plants in the triangle and l agree that needs to be done.
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I thought I wrote yesterday. I remember thanking dirtgirl and kathybye. But I don't see it here. Don't know why it got lost, but thank you. Kathybye, glad your hubby is ok.

Tru, glad your party went so well and that your guests let you know of their appreciation. It sounds like it was very well planned, with everything thought out. It's nice of you to share all that with your friends. Does it take a lot out of you to do it?

Bar-b-q chicken sounds yummy. Think I'll make some pretty soon. Have to defrost some pieces first.

Midnight, a t.v. series you might like, if your Netflix has it, is "Burn Notice". There's plenty of action, but it has a lot of heart, too. The main character's mother, a prominent character, is played by Sharon Gless, formerly of "Cagney and Lacey" fame, and many other things. His buddy, Sam, is played by Bruce Campbell, who I used to really enjoy in the "Xena" and "Hercules" series. Michael and Sam are former spies, Fiona, the girlfriend, is former IRA revolutionary. They put their skills to use aiding people who need their specialized help. It's set in Miami so there's plenty of nice scenery, both human and geography. ;)

In an episode I saw a few weeks ago, Tyne Daly (Gless' partner in "Cagney and Lacey") had a guest role. It was fun seeing them acting together again, as it was back when Sharon Gless had a guest appearance in Daly's show, "Judging Amy".


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Life IS Good!

Seems like the real Spring will arrive on Tuesday. Temps in the 40's daily will begin to melt the snow and the gravel roads.

Great that you planned everything well and it went smoothly. Wonderful you have some long lasting satisfaction. Super it did not rain. Enjoyed the read. Also fabulous you enjoyed feeding and entertaining the crowd.

Saw some of my fave TV Shows on Netflix after my posts yesterday morning. Really liking the script writings of Season 13 of Law & Order: SVU. Looking forward to the remaining three seasons with Kelli Giddish portraying Det Amanda Rollins in more scenes. The current cast has developed a tremendous rapport with the other members.

Another hour of the epic movie "Interstellar" was seen which is 2 hrs 49 min in total. Will see it in three shifts. 3 hours is much too long to be sitting down watching one movie. Thought of checking my mail and visiting Shaw's, which was done.

Bought some Mugs root beer for 88¢ for 2 litres, mainly since it was on sale and one rec'd two Monopoly tix. My game sheet it is mostly filled of each of the tix needed to win except the last ones. Naturally.

Did get a two fer instant win tix twice. Two extra games tix for the purchase and found three more left on the bank counter.

Stopped at the PO to pay my $34 for 6 months rent having a box. Returned home to finish the last thawed pork sirloin roast ground into burger w/a side of cooked red bell peppers, onions, and baby bella mushrooms. Added some Mrs Dash and 6 Italian shredded cheese for dinner.

Rain was forecast as a 50% chance in the afternoon. Saw hours of sun before overcast arrived. The evening's forecast into this morning is up to 3" of snow. Also with strong winds. This can always mean a power outage.

Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph (24 to 40km/h) with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h). Wind chill values as low as 16 below (-27C).

Strong wind advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening

The temp is 21° (-6°C) dropping to 15° (-9°C). Light snow falls.

Civil twilight is 6:17 AM EST. Night is 7:29 PM.

Sunrise: 6:50 AM. Set: 7:00 PM.

Length of day: 12h 14m. Length of visible light: 13h 12m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 11:15:32 PM

trugas, Careful, you could get used to entertaining. :)

kathybye, Glad your hubby is ok. :)

MidnightSun, Cooler here but not that cold. Chance of white stuff later this week and early next week. :(
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 10:05:42 AM

Kathy sure glad it all worked out well for hubby and the welcome home dinner sounds perfect. Smiles and hugs. pass it on.

Midnight it did all work well and l was pleased. My idea of simplifying things and keeping the food indoors and leaving more room outside was right on. Only one person took out a TV tray, everyone else opted for finger food of the meat and a regular (much appreciated) fork for the salads and beans.
The people eating fish had to go into the kitchen , otherwise every thing was laid out on a table (l am using now for my laptop) plates, bowls, silverware tray, then on my buffet next to that were three salads and napkins big napkins (actually soft ViVa towels.) and then turn to the door and another table held one of my ovens loaded with chicken. Pre cut. Then out the door to the chairs they brought placed in a circle. Some on sidewalk walkers and power chairs. One big container there for plates. I told them take two and be safe. After eating l gathered up the silverware and brought that in and passed out wet wipes for the BBQ sauced fingers. Then l handed each person a Ghiradelli caramel filled chocolate square. They got a kick out of that. I kept it simple and it worked and they all seemed to enjoy. Lots of compliments and most l believed!. The weather did not cooperate completely as it was cloudy, but the wind died down. So Life is Good. I love feeding friends and enjoying.

One lady did take pics but mostly of the animals present.



[Edited by: trugasCA at 3/21/2015 10:09:43 AM EST]
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Life IS Good!

k/b, With news of that, who could sleep? Like your planned meal for him very much. Big Papa's Mkt, is giving Multi Billion SuperValu Corp who owns our Shaw's Supermarket more than a run for their money. We are talking produce hours fresh and sold at half the price. This after a drive to Boston and back in the wee hours to get it at the New England Produce Center.

t/g, Love your style, ideas, and energy. Wise to have coated paper plates. Am sure it all worked out well w/your fabulous planning. Would enjoy the read about it. Any pix?

Another morning that beat the temp predictions . We saw -9° (-23°C) in this area yesterday. Even broke the 2007 -4°F (-20°C) record. Light snow tonight, then more cold for 3 more days. Know that in a week the mtns will soak in the sun, warm up, and begin its snow melt.

My mail in banking was cleared in the Boston checking account. Needed to pay for the final two kero 5 gallon cans put on Lowe's credit card last month. They offer 5% off list price and no interest if paid in 30 days. Helps my FICO Score and it uses their money for up to 40 days.

Walked the inside perimeter of the store 3x just for the exercise. Lots of strangers said hello. Think my ball team t and jacket helped break down the wall. Many associated of the store asked me in mid steps if they could help me.

"Just looking and getting some exercise in the store," was my answer. Did peak at lots of construction products. Lots of new items on the market. Also the prices are at least dbl what they were when last working w/the tools.

Paid off the balance, spoke to the lady that runs the outdoor (Flower Dept), then drove to Shaw's. Shaw's was filled well w/customers. Would say many are doing their weekly shopping and getting a few extras for this w/e's mini snow storm.

Bought some Mugs Root Beer that offers an extra Monopoly game ticket, no fat cottage cheese on sale for $1.99 a lb that is $2.02 everyday in WM, and bought one pleasing 33 oz Culinary Cuisine supreme pizza for $3.34.

Also had a the so called instant winner Monopoly ticket that gave me two more game tickets. Know this over "$80,000,000 in prizes" nat'l game is a come on, yet it is true, if one does not play, one can not win.

Did some shopping at Big Papa's Produce Mkt while driving by the pace. It was also nicely jammed w/customers. Bought some asparagus for $1.88 a lb, broccoli crowns for $1.59 a lb, and a pound of spinach for $3.

Hightailed it home to bake the pizza. Cooked spinach and baby bella mushrooms in the microwave. Jazzed up the pizza w/these two topping then added a generous handful of shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

Had a ¼ of the pizza and a hearty slice of coconut three layer cake for dessert. No ice cream was added. Want to save that for a more appropriate moment. A root beer float come to mind.

The temp is 16° (-8°C). The high is to be 43° (6°C).

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 7:27 PM.

Sunrise: 6:49 AM. Set: 6:58 PM.

Length of day: 12h 08m. Length of visible light: 13h 06m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 5:18:26 PM

Stopping in to say "HI".

Goldieolds:
Glad your friend is back.
MS: Sounds like Big Pappa's market is the best thing since "sliced bread".
TRUGAS: You sound like such a go getter with providing food and love to your friends. I will bet they look forward to your "events".
Dirtgirl: I hope you get the beautiful spring days soon. Happy Spring!

FYI:
My hubby texted me (read at my work) he had emergency landing Thur. AM in Madrid; he flies for FEDX.
I did not sleep well, but told him to email me when he could that he was OK. He emailed this morning, and he should arrive Home Sun. Evening.

I'm going to make a good dinner (salmon, asparagus, quinoa w/butternut squash & salad), and pick up a dessert tomorrow at the Better than Bundt store (Fabulous mini cakes in all varieties to die for). They are so scrumptious! To greet him. We'll have leftovers, so a good way to start Monday.

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Today is the big day. I invited 16 people to have chicken and salad . Change of plan. Instead of filtering everyone thru narrow passageway into kitchen, which could clog up, l decided to use my buffet as a buffet for the first time ever, and line the silverware, napkins, plates,bowls and salads all along the buffet and then they will step over to one of my ovens in the frontroom, where two trays of chicken will be keeping hot. I will put the bowl of beans on top of the oven. As the chicken is used l can bring another hot tray full from the counter top oven in the kitchen. That will better facilitate the getting of food. Can't do anything about the lack of space in the front yard tho. So figure some can stay indoors. I will put my scooter out of the way.

Decided not to buy more real plates, as l have left the idea of serving a large 1/4 piece of chicken, and will cut pieces smaller, so no cutting will need doing on their plates.

Life is Good and it will work fine. We may spread all over the neighboring grass, but they are invited so it will work out.


[Edited by: trugasCA at 3/20/2015 9:05:13 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 4:49:22 AM



Life IS Good!

d/g, Hello from this -7.4 ° area. And dropping.

t/g, If the feast is not on Friday, all meat can be served. Your original post made it sound to me that only one chicken was cooked. Stand corrected now. Your gathering sounds very well prepared.

Yesterday morning's temp exceeded the low of 6° (-14°C) the forecast predicted. It was -5° (-21°C) at 7 AM just as the drive to Littleton was made to Big Papa's Mkt and a few of the other stores.

Thankfully the homemade windshield solution made all winter worked perfectly to prevent any frost on the windows of the car. Did not it freezes solid at 33 below zero. It does well down to about 20 below.

Bought at the market price of each week were giant cantaloupes $1.75 ea, minneolas 3/$2, asparagus $1.88 a lb, cukes 60¢, Blackberries half pints (5.6 oz) $2, baby bella 10 oz pks for $2.25, green leaf lettuce for $1.38, and garlic, 5 bulbs for $1.50.

This w/e prices at Big Papa's Mkt are found here. Click on "See more..." for some of this week's prices.

Bought a couple items at WM. Best price was the Great value brand 1 lb box of corn starch. Went net door to Shaw's for A Pepperidge Farm Coconut cake for $3.34, friendly's Black Raspberry Ice Cream $2.50 of 1.5 quarts (1.42 litres), and point cut corned beef brisket, last day at $1.97 a lb.

Visited my Credit Union and had a check drafted for my propane delivery on Mar 13. Drive home to drop off the groceries purchased and to try a slice of the great Coconut cake. It just as remembered... and even more fabulous w/2 scoops of black raspberry ice cream.

Stopped at my Lancaster P.O. for almost a weeks worth of mail, went to Shaw's to buy linguine on sale @ 88¢ a lb, really to get another monopoly game piece. Figure that if one doesn't play, one can not win.

Then went in the propane co's office. Walked to the office mgr and said," I'm here to negotiate your surrender," w/a straight face. Explained there is a discrepancy on the computer generated ticket cost per gallon and that the driver crossed it out and juiced it.

Used police interrogation techniques to wear out the fellow by asking as many Q's as possible and repeating the same Q's by asking them just a little bit different. Several times.

He was extra nice and attentive, especially after several of the trade's nomenclature was used. Wanted him to realize that crossing out the ticket cost is completely unacceptable, and knew the ins and out of terms such as "bsl," which is base sub level, the annual amount of product used in 1 year that determines what customers pay.

In the end he offered me 11¢ a gallon less than the home office quoted me last Friday. Saved $17 which was asked for a check refund, not a credit on my account for 7-8 months. For me it always pays to Q the price and ask for a lower cost.

Returned home to watch Hector "Macho" Camacho fight "Sugar" Ray Leonard in a 15 round fabulous boxing match. Then saw Leonard fight "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler for the Middle Weight Championship of the World (9:27) at Caesars Palace on the 16th of April in 1987. Non stop boxing action for 15 amazing rounds.

The temp is -7° (-22°C). The high is to be 25° (-4°C).

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 7:27 PM.

Sunrise: 6:49 AM. Set: 6:58 PM.

Length of day: 12h 08m. Length of visible light: 13h 06m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 2:48:14 AM

trugas, Glad you have a plan. :) Maybe Chinette plates or try the dollar store if there is one by you...they may have less expensive plates. Of course, Target usually has something on clearance. :)

Hi MidnightSun.:)
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 10:18:31 AM

ONE chicken? Not hardly. I bought 4 and want to serve 1/4 chicken to each, and found that 3 are Catholic and observing Lent, so that makes 3 and 1/2 chicken for 12 or 13 people. I ate 1/2 ...I had planned to buy 5 chickens but they are huge and so l got 4 and l have wings in freezer and thighs l can add.

Cool chicken is acceptable. so not to worry as l will have them all in ovens most of the day before guests arrive I fixed mine as a sample and liked the blackened effect, while still juicy inside.

I just want to make it as easy as possible while still feeding them all. So l said "bring your own chair and whatever you want to drink". I will have the chicken in the ovens on the kitchen counter, the salads on the counter and silverware and plates, napkins and wet cleaning thingies..Also baked beans on the stove. They will serve themselves and retire to the outdoors in front of my apt. My paper plates are not very sturdy and l am thinking l may get some real plates at Goodwill or Target.
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Life IS Good!

The 61st Oscar's: See the first 1m 30 s! Missed Rain Man when it was released. Had a house to build in the mtns.
Sadly "The Blind Side" is available on only DVD on Netflix. No network TV station air waves reach here.

One chicken for 16 peeps? That come with a ton of rice and veggies? Using one peep eats a half chicken at events.

Got very antsy late yesterday morning. Bundled up w/three layers of clothes and ventured outside. The temp was 12° (-11°C). The wind was a bitter 19.6 mph (31.5 km/h). The wind chill was down to 1° (-17°C).

My cheeks felt like pins were striking it as the steady NW wind cut right through my face at noontime. To have to return to my house for a face mask on a mid March would be to accept defeat and remain inside.

Walked south, up the mountain road, in the fresh fallen snow of the past two days. Waves of snow ripped off the banks of the road from one side to another. Tiny snow drifts accumulated quickly.

The tall trees were now bare of there former coats of snow. The powerful wind stripping them, making several creep and dance in the wind. Some trees gave off loud cracks as the strong wind tested there strength.

Three crows flew overhead and soared playfully using the winds to guide them. It seemed they took advantage of not needing motion to fly. Just go w/the flow — to follow the wind wherever it took them.

My face was feeling like it was burning from the steady bitter wind as the custom log cabin was reached. The wind howled, the trees rocked, and the snow flew intensely like a raging blizzard.

Turned around and headed home. Surely there will be many better days to enjoy a walk than fight the elements. A mere mile, maybe 100 ft of elevation gain, yet getting into the spirit of being outside.

Saw Mike Tyson's final fight where he was TKO'ed at the end of the 6th round and did not answer the bell for the 7th. In his interview he admitted he lost the desire to fight along w/his animal instinct he once had. It was just a payday to him.

After watching 2 & 3 pinches and Tyson holding on, it was close to pitiful. Saw the exciting Tommy Hearns vs Sugar Ray Leonard battle for the undisputed Welterweight Championship of the World (full fight 57:27. Rd 6 turns the tide. Leonard has a 14th Rd TKO) on Sept 16, 1981.

Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns II . 15 Rd highlights (8:22) Total war. 1989 Fight of the year.

These men were true boxing warriers. They traded hard hitting, meaningful punches throughout the bout. Like a real boxing match should always be.

Then watched some Twilight Zone, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, The Andy Griffin Show (Mayberry!), and Everyone Loves Raymond.

Will be heading to Littleton to buy some deals at the mkt and shop at other stores.

The temp is 2° (-17°C). The high is to be 24° (-4°C).

Civil twilight is 6:22 AM EST. Night is 7:26 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 6:57 PM.

Length of day: 12h 05m. Length of visible light: 13h 03m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 11:37:53 PM

MidnightSun, Hope it stops snowing out by you soon. :)

trugas, Can you cook them ahead and then reheat in your traditional oven?

goldieolds, Glad you friend is finally back home. :)

[Edited by: dirt girl at 3/18/2015 11:38:15 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 11:52:22 AM

My friend who had all the heart problems and was in the hospital and nursing homes (mostly the hospital) since first week in December finally went home Friday! I went to see her Friday evening. She had personal care attendants with her for the first couple days, helping her get set up at home, fixing her meals, supervising her many meds and making sure she was ok. We were talking and she mentioned she didn't have any food in the house for breakfast the next morning, so I volunteered to drive to Cub and get her a few things. It was quite late by then, but I'm a nightowl and used to shopping late at night, so it was ok.

I went back to see her again last night, stopping at Trader Joe's to do some more shopping for her. She's getting better, but she'd been through so much, it'll take time. She had open heart surgery for a valve replacement and repair of two other valves, then a pacemaker and a defibrillator implanted in her, when her heart wasn't regulating itself properly. At one point she was readmitted to the hospital after being in a nursing home and expecting to go home in a couple of days. She went into cardiac arrest in her sleep, and because she was in the hospital, hooked up to the monitors, they rushed in and revived her. If she'd been in the nursing home or at her home, she wouldn't be here today. I am so grateful.

It's been a while since I've talked to the other friend who had brain surgery. I need to call and find out how she's doing. She was not doing good last time I talked to her. Hope she's better now.

I saw "Rain Man" a looooong time ago, and part of it again on t.v. in more recent years. Did Dustin Hoffman win an Oscar for that role? It was remarkable.

I saw "The Blind Side" (with Sandra Bullock) on t.v. the other night. I"d seen it in the theatre, but still bawled at the end, even though I knew the story this time. It was so moving, and based upon a true story. Mixed in with the joy of how this young man's life turned out, is the deep sadness of the so, so many others who never get that kind of opportunity or help. I've known/worked and volunteered with kids in neighborhoods like that. It brings back many memories. Some good, some tragic.

"FruitLoops owner"?
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 11:07:58 AM

Found my "new" countertop oven is a convection oven . I bought this oven 2 Christmases ago. Better deal than l thought.

Sure hope l get some energy soon. I will cut up the chicken into fourths and will be able to serve 16 people if that many accept. If not l will keep one in the freezer for me later. My big problem is cooking that many and keeping them hot. I have 2 counter top ovens but fear they would blow out the electricity if used both at same time. I know of an electric grill that FruitLoops owner has, but l would rather do it all myself and not make it into a pot luck.

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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 4:28:40 AM



Life IS Good!

Rain Man may be the finest film of Hoffman's career. Took me 27 years to get to see the movie. Missed it when it was released.

May all son's see the light and reform to more normal standards. Was a wild one in my youth. Makes a mother proud.

It snowed much of the day. Stayed and watched my fave TV shows on Netflix. Looked out the window often to see at times heavy snow falling. The mountains do offer beautiful winter scenes.

Since learning Kempo for years and fighting in the ring in L.A. when living there, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to fascinate me.

Saw a just a new posted MMA bout Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Juliana Lima on youtube.

Then found (Ultimate Fighting Championship) UFC 185: A mixed martial arts event held on March 14, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground.

A MMA competition or exhibition may be held in a ring or a fenced area. The fenced area can be round or have at least six sides. The fenced area is called a cage generically, or a hexagon, an octagon or an octagon cage, depending on the shape.

A view of inside "The Octagon". 8.8 million viewers see MMA bouts just on the Fox Network

April 30, 2011, saw UFC 129 set a new North American MMA attendance record, drawing 55,724 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto; the event also set a new MMA world record for the highest paid gate at $12,075,000[42] and is the highest gate in Toronto for any event.
As of March 2015, there are 37 countries that are members of MMA International. Women in mixed martial arts bouts are extremely popular. Female fighters and personalities such as Megumi Fujii, Miesha Tate, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano are currently the most popular .

Current MMA Champ Ronda Rousey stopped Cat Zingano during UFC184 on Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles World Champion Match with an acrobatic armbar 14 seconds into the first round.

[L=http://tinyurl.com/knwovg4]Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey, the 28 y/o former Oylmpic Judo Champion, is the most dominant female fighter to ever compete in the realm of combat sports. She pulls in $120,000 a bout (in July 2014) $60,000 to show, $60,000 to win. Not too bad for 96 seconds of work in her combined last 3 bouts. She remains undefeated at 11–0.

Snow accumulated here yesterday 2.5 inches. No need to clear it.

The temp is 14° (-10°C). The high is to be 19° (-7°C).

Civil twilight is 6:24 AM EST. Night is 7:24 PM.

Sunrise: 6:53 AM. Set: 6:55 PM.

Length of day: 12h 02m. Length of visible light: 13h 00m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:44:19 PM

Haven't seen Rainman but have seen Dustin Hoffman in some of his older movies, The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, All the Presidents Men...

The warm weather here is done for now. Back to the 40's for a while. :(
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:48:59 AM

Kathybye since you live close to a Safeway gas station, you got the best deal. Fort Bragg when l lived there would not allow Safeway to put in a gas station, and there are none around here. Closest one is 15 miles as the crow flies, but lots of traffic and turns and signals in between. Just not worth it to me.

MS I too enjoyed Rainman immensely. Dustin Hoffman was really good in it. So was Tom Cruise as the sleazy son who reformed.

Been taking vitamins and yet l feel fatigue and don't want to do anything last 2 days, not even to go out on errands. That is my life now. So l wait til l have a good day and go like hades.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 4:13:36 AM



Life IS Great!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

The old comedies, even The Andy Griffin Show, new Unbreakable Timmy Schmidt, The 100, Sons of Anarchy (a male soap opers) The Walking Dead, all the Start Treks, and a dozen others. Too many to name. My $8 a month, $9 for newbies.

Food is TOO Expensive. ** ; )

Yesterday morning's low was 0.5°F (-17.5°C). Saw at sunrise the world was pure white. It truly is beautiful with pine, spruce, and balsam fir trees a sap green covered wonderfully in a blanket of snow. The snow feels so much nicer on a warm, sunny winter day.

Saw Rain Man (1988) Rated R, 133 min drama with brilliant performances by Dustin Hoffman as Raymond Babbitt and Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbitt. An astounding movie that brings the viewer into the depths of autism.

Charlie, a self-centered Los Angeles based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie learns his rich father has died.

Raymond, Charlie's unknown brother, is an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own and resides at an institution. After they meet, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance.

Behind the scenes were four directors, six screenwriters, two cinematographers, eight producers, writers strikes, a crew change, and a studio fighting for its life.

A shame so many unnecessary F words are used, otherwise Rain Man (1:33m trailer) is an incredible eye opener that is deeply moving. 5/5 stars.

When the temp reached 23° (-5°C) yesterday it was time to bundle up, go outside and clear the 4" of new fallen snow. Otherwise it would quickly turn into ice w/the coming spring thaw/freeze cycle.

Skirted the air space between the house and the built up snow bank with snow from the Ariens Sno Thro. Removed the berm a foot tall at the end of the drive. An hour later all was completed and time to drive to Littleton.

Went to my Credit Union and transferred savings into my checking account in Boston, visited my pal at Rite Aid, and stopped to get some deals at Shaw's. The finest deal, other than the continuing corned beef for $1.97 a lb. is evoo (extra virgin olive oil) for $9.99 for two litres (2 quarts 4 oz ) in the $21 a gallon range.

Ate a bacon clubhouse burger at McD's for $5.23 w/tax for lunch then went to BK for onion rings. Been years since having any. Their horseradish dipping sauce is a must. It was as nice as remembered.

Snow showers likely. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.

The temp is 25° (-4°C). The high is to be 38° (3°C).

Civil twilight is 6:26 AM EST. Night is 7:23 PM.

Sunrise: 6:55 AM. Set: 6:54 PM.

Length of day: 11h 59m. Length of visible light: 12h 57m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 9:09:04 PM

Hi, Trugas and all"

Yes, I live < 1 mi. from the Safeway & gas station. Since I am on GB, I input prices on my Mobile device, and/or Ipad, so I do get gas elsewhere (Costco) today because my PT facility is <1 mi. from Costco.

The Zyrtec was a 40 count, but I was happy to get the gas points and not having to deal w/Costco before the coupon deal expired. I'm not certain if I mentioned, but I'm on weekly allergy shots (was biweekly), and I feel SO much better. I have not used a sick day since September (true I'm working just 2 days/week), but Now I have 1 personal day I can take prior to June 1st.

MS: What shows do you watch on Netflix?

Have a happy Tuesday everyone!
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 12:37:45 PM

Kathybye that savings on gas is a good deal IF you live near a Safeway that has a station. We do not. Our Chevron is where they honor the discount, but it is the most expensive station around, by at least 30 to 40 cents per gallon. How do you build up to 70cents? That requires a lot of spending? No l saw a triple the discount recently but like l said the station here wouldn't save that much anyway. I average $30 to $40 a month this year at Safeway. Few years ago it was my main shopping place. Now they are raising the prices by .50 cents per item over last purchase. EG the thick bacon l just bought there ...3 # used to be $10.97 and is now $11.97. Dairy and eggs and such are higher than elsewhere. I bought Clover milk for $2.49 a half gallon and pay $2.99 at safeway, and that is their SALE ad. Tho is always that price there.

I paid $16.30 for 365 Zyrtec generic at Costco a while back. According to what you wrote , you paid $18, and how many did you get? 24? I looked in the ad and that said 24. I figure the cost per pill or unit now. I am not espousing or encouraging Costco, just saying that Safeway is getting out of hand on their prices. Good to use their coupons and save that way.. I am not using my Zyrtec tho coz l found my nasacort stops my allergies now. Great tho that the gas is way cheaper for you.

Life is Good when you get a good price ....wherever one shops.
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 4:25:48 AM



Life IS Good!

My feeling on the printed saving on the receipt is how much the store would normally juice someone.

See you point on the extra for heat. Then don;t forget about warm clothes that are needed. The water price increase is a crock. Most here have private wells. A one time cost of about $5 Grand.
Ads here are starting to show $1.49 or $1.88 as sales prices. When you visit the store, a sign reads "When you but six." Have told the mgmt several times that is absolutely crooked and sleazy. Thank God for those mom and pop grocery stores. Also thank God for competition and having a good long life.

Woke up to light snow falling yesterday. Then saw it after first light. It snowed all day long into the night. My window boxes have at least 4 inches as this is typed. Will use the snow thrower to clean up the snow later.

Watched all my fave TV shows on Netflix, then turned my attention to heavy weight boxing. Enjoyed watching the fights that Mike Tyson lost. Six of them. My faves are the Buster Douglas KO and Lennox Lewis crushing "Iron Mike" in both bouts.

Tyson had a TKO changed to a No Contest match after Tyson hit Orlin Norris after the bell. Also Tyson's TKO win over Andrew Golota was changed to a No Contest after Tyson tested positive for cannabis in the post-fight drug test.

This after Evander Holyfield beat him twice in 7 month and Tyson resorted to the two infamous ear bites. Saw lots of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts of the current famous women and champs of today. Was in the ring kickboxing for 5 years in LA.

Visited the website of NECN.com (New England Cable News) a regional 24-hour cable news television network very similar to CNN in structure and style, but focuses more on regional news.

NECN had the live broadcast of Boston's St Patrick's Day Parade. It is a 2 mile long parade that takes 2 hours with 600,000 to 1 million spectators lining the streets watching from Broadway in the South Boston's section. It is the 2nd largest St Paddy's day parade in America.

Locally known as "Southie", the parade route was turned into a green scene w/a backdrop of snow up to 7' tall. Light rain did not dampen the spirit of the crowd. A fact learned was there are 34 million Irish descendents in America, 4x more that in Ireland.

Seen were bulldogs wearing green sweaters, the duckboats, Fire Depts, Unions, Pipes and drum corps, Marching bands, pirates, Minute Men, Jazz band, dancers, sailors from the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides", the Governor, State Senators, State Reps, the Mayor, the young and the elderly were in the annual parade of 114 years.

And the Murray family were riding their unicycles and special custom bicycles with several dozen Irish Setters near the end of the parade. The Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade is a true harbinger of the coming Spring.

Total new snow yesterday was 6" in my area. Now to clear it,

The temp is 13° (-25°C). The high is to be 41° (5°C).

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EST. Night is 7:22 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 6:53 PM.

Length of day: 11h 57m. Length of visible light: 12h 53m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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kathybye
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 7:00:38 PM

Trugas...just returned from Safeway, and saved $46. I had a $10 coupon for Zyrtec, and it was on sale for $23, and Safeway gave another $5 off! Now I do not need to go to Costco (where I must buy 2 bottles).

And on top of all this, I received 40 Cent gas discount for spending $50, so now I have 70 cents off per gallon.

Hope everyone is relaxing today. LIFE IS GOOD!
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 9:21:21 AM

Shaw's does have some great buys. Mayo and Ben & Jerrys ice cream for $1.99, even the asparagus was good price. If l could tolerate the weather, l would live more cheaply for food there, but the price of heating would counter balance the savings l guess. Midnight l can see why you shop so much to take advantage of those sales. We don't have sales anymore. The stores mainly just list what they have for the regular price. I have noticed that recently. Even the big items like Corned beef. same price as week before.

Here is a weird o..The water company is raising our rates by 30% because we have been so diligent in the saving of water, during the drought. They said they are selling less water so they have to raise the rate. Now tell me, what other business can simply charge more because they sell less? Wouldn't that be a godsend to business.? I just can't believe they will get away with that. Next time they ask people to save on water do you think they will be as willing to do so? Knowing that it means a rate increase?

However l find many good things going on in my life and l am happy.safeway weekly ad

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Life IS Good!

It is snowing here and will all day. Difficult to talk Spring while winter remains. Love your link as it is more than correct it is accurate. One does not have to login to post. Figure that all the good that happens around me. A few not so good things have to happen to equlize the balance of the world.

Enjoyed sharing Pi site. Many wrote to say they enjoyed it and that they forgot or did not know it was Pi day. In the snow covered forest one needs many diversion to escape from cabin fever.

One of mine is road walks. Plan to return to them asap. Another is a 30 minute drive. Traveled back to Whitefield to see if there were any Saturday morning markdowns.

The late meat cutter had a fabulous habit of lowering meat and fish that was not sold during the week. Nothing like a $4 steak or fish that he was famous for underpricing the markdowns.

Did get a 2.5 lb chicken breast for $1.49 a lb and an 8" x 10" ham steak for a great $1.69 a pound. Very difficult to walk away from their low prices. Little room in the freezer for anything else.

Returned to the Shaw's in Lancaster and shopped for their Wicked Awesome w/e specials> Got some more corned beef for $1..97 a lb and southern style pork spare ribs for an incredible $1.49 a lb.

Returned home to trim the fat of the spare ribs and cook them w/carrots. 2.5 hours later, broccoli florets and 3 sliced onions were added. This crock pot was done in 3.5 hours w/the broccoli cooked nicely al dente.

While the above was cooking. A stock pot was simmering w/the nearly 4 lb corned beef. Twice the water was changed and simmered. Then cut it into 4 pieces to add it t the smaller 1.5 qt crook pot cooked submerged in water.

Am leaving the fat on for taste and easily scraping it off after cooking on high for at least 6 hours on high. Have had very good luck w/the tenderness and salt free taste.

Still have tender pork meatballs and 1" sausage cubes and chicken remaining from earlier in the week. Like sour cream or cream cheese added on top.

Having been overbuying the past few weeks. Also have 8 chicken drumettes on top of the outside fridge buried in the snow. Still frozen and safe from the animals. Seeing lots of fresh tracks on the sides of the driveway.

Our snow begin at 1:15 PM and falling very slow. Expect tops 4- 8 inches by tomorrow afternoon. Not a problem at all. Happy the temps are in the 20's at night and now the high 30's and 40s in the day.

Am told the sugar maple sap is now running in this area. Soon it will smell like Spring when the balsam fir thaw and their fragrance permeates the fresh air. Then the roar of the brooks will heard echoing thru the forest during ice out.

The temp is 31° (-0.5°C). The high is to be 33° (0.5°C).

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 5 PM EDT this afternoon. See 2" of snow in the window flower boxes.

Civil twilight is 6:30 AM EST. Night is 7:21 PM.

Sunrise: 6:59 AM. Set: 6:52 PM.

Length of day: 11h 52m. Length of visible light: 12h 50m. Tomorrow will be 3m 07s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 10:52:11 PM

Hi, everyone!
Yes, life is good. Beautiful weather here today, and already 89 Degrees!

Having this week off for Spring Break allowed me to do errands:
I went to PT on Monday, took my car in for service on Tuesday, and met friends at Wildflower Bread Co. Great food, at an excellent price.
Wed. Doctors visit/annual physical. Perfect blood pressure, and will get cholesterol glucose, sodium level in < 7 days. Will cross my fingers!

Thursday I met my friend; knee was feeling better, so went to look at duel fuel oven, and lunch at Pita Jungle. I had planned to do groceries today, but knee was swelling after doing exercises yesterday & this morning, so will hold off until Sun. PM, or Monday. I still cannot figure out what I'm doing to cause swelling.

Luckily, I UHC authorized 3 more PT visits, so I will review the exercises w/the PT next Monday.

Trugas...and all of you. You are ahead of me in posting links. I can accomplish it at work b/c the system is more updated than my laptop.

It sounds as if everyone is super busy, and enjoying life!

Taking hubby's truck for an oil change on Monday @ 3pm. Working Tues., Wed. and Thursday next week. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 10:23:44 AM

IT IS SPRING

Amazes me that l don't have to repeat the link by looking it up each time..Know what l mean? it is there in space just waiting for me to go to another topic. Last time l did it over for each post. Learn something new each time. Smiles.

So .....Life is Good.

Spent a little time sharing with a depressed and negative lady, and decided to try it for myself. Wrote down three good things that happened to me that day. To end on a positive note even tho one has a bad day.

I like that.

I appreciate all the encouragement on my learning to link, and that is going to be one of my positives at the end of today. Smiles.
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 3:56:23 AM



Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant ∏. Pi Day is observed on March 14, since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of ∏ in decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. A friend pointed out that is a once in a lifetime Pi because it's 3.1415.

Life IS Good!

Thinking of it, the entire show is incredibly strange. Such as those pink slacks w/a yellow sweater. Yet somehow a.ll the themes fit and is humorous.

Return to the Sr Center and ask lots of Q's about links. Spend some time there testing pix to link. Have someone show you the ropes. Know you will get it right.

Nicely cold yesterday morning. Our low was a thrilling 0.1° which is -17.72 °C. Slept 90 minutes later than accustomed, yet completed my rounds at or before my usual time.
Visited Shaw's w/e sales online and their weekly sale items. Made a list of both. Then noticed the house was cold. Temp was 54° (12°C). Saw the pilot was out on the propane wall furnace.

Lit the pilot, then turned the heater on. It fired up to warm up the house. Then the pilot promptly went off. Turned on the propane stove to see the flame about ⅓ the usual size. Uh Oh!

One tank read 54% and the other 0%. That is not at all normal. The two tanks always equalize each other. New something was wrong, wasn't sure if it was a leak or a malfunctioning regulator.

Drove to my propane co and explained the situation to my driver and a tech. The driver had his morning deliveries completed. It was 11 o'clock. He immediately came to my house.

One tank was turned off via the shut off valve (like a garden spigot). Told him it was not remembered it was turned off. regardless he turned open the valve and it could be heard the gas equalizing to the other tank.

He filled up both tanks. They are called 120 pound tank which hold up to 20% of their capacity, which is 96 pounds each. He filled them w/148.5 gallons. While he was preparing the computer generated bill in his truck he rec'd a telephone call.

It was the office gal telling him to raise the computer issued cost to me from $2.689 to $3.119. The fellow crossed out the printed charge and added $65.85 to my bill.

Drove to Littleton to deposit my Ins Repair check into my saving account. Decided to take the money and eat the small perforation in the bumper cover.

Bought two 14 oz pkgs of 41-50 frozen cooked shrimp for $6.99 a lb and some asparagus for just $1.57 a lb at Shaws. Will buy other sale items this w/e, snow storm permitting.

Shopped at Olympic Sports and tried on my ball teams polyesters pullover for the spring and fall. Also looked at a blue ball tee shirt that just arrived.

Naturally asked for a discount. The pullover was $75 and the tee shirt $22. Recd both for $75. A satisfactory savings to me, now w/two new team items to wear in town and in the stores.

Thought of the price change on the way home then phone the main office in our capital. Explained the situation and occurrence to a Tonya. She did her calculating to find my price was overcharged by $20 of the $extra $63.

She will have that adjusted. Final heating bill is $445 instead of the $463. Will also save $15 by paying it in 10 days. Have made it a point to dbl check prices and ask for adjustments. Have a good history of getting a better deal than paying list price.

An Alberta clipper passes over New England tonight into Sunday afternoon. This area is expected to see 6 to 12 inches of snow this w/e. Wet snow w/possible power outages.

The temp is 27° (-3°C). The high is to be 35° (2°C).

Civil twilight is 6:32 AM EST. Night is 7:19 PM.

Sunrise: 7:00 AM. Set: 6:50 PM.

Length of day: 11h 49m. Length of visible light: 12h 47m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 7:32:35 PM

MidnightSun, I'm going to have to take your word on that. lol

trugas, If you don't enter something in the description line, I think the link won't work. Once you get the hang of "right click", it will become second nature. :)
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 12:00:15 PM

Another thing that is confusing to me is...l go to my pics in my stored pics and want to share, and there is no URL..so that l guess is the reason l have to put them in the gb album.

I need to rest my back so more attempts another time. I really like your hints as to what l might be doing wrong. Sometimes l put something in the second line of insert link and sometimes not. That may be a problem also beside the deleting of the extra http.

At least l have a little knowledge now and when you say try this, l understand what you are saying. Before l didn't even know what the terms URL and http were.
I also never use right click all that much and the instructor showed me that it did give me the correct avenue to travel. So Life is Good.

We had 75 degrees yesterday and will be the same today. I should go to the pool again and soak my back. Wish we had a hot tub or those jets of hot water ..
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 4:42:05 AM



Life IS Good!

d/g In one early episode, It shows the gal asa bruneette living w/her native parents, refusing tradition, and becoming "white." All very strange, yet entertaining tastefully.

trugas, You did not add text between the brackets ]text here[

Yesterday day was much colder with a high of 24° (-4) and the low expected to be 4° (-15C) overnight. It was the winds from the Northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph (56 km/h) that made it cold. Wind chill values as low as 1° below (-18C).

Left at 7 AM to drive to Littleton via the CT River Road. The debris of tree branches and tips w/scattered everywhere. Especially it was noticeable on the snow on top of the river. Several trees were downed and cut from the highway w/chainsaws.

Bought at the mkt were oranges 5 for $1, blueberry half pints are $1, blackberry pints are 3/$5, broccoli crowns $1.33 a lb, 10 lbs of onions are $3, cukes 60¢ ea, and yams 58¢ a lb.

Link to see this week prices at Big Papa's Market. Click on "See more."

Needed nothing at WM, Stopped at Shaw's for a $2 item just for a Monopoly game ticket. Visited w/my pal the store mgr at Rite Aid. Then drove back on the CT River Hwy.

Stopped at my Town Building to get mt car registration in person that was ordered online. Discovered the town has a clever income scheme. A pole and utility tax on every utility pole that has wires on it. The town is run just like a business.

Returned home to discover my electricity was out. Passed on a hike up the mtn for a drive to Whitefield. Visited my trusted mechanic to ask for an inspection and emissions sticker. He said to return in an hour.

Ate a brekky 6" egg on flat bread special w/a 20 oz French vanilla coffee for $3.27, inc tax. Talked to some of the folks and then visited Mac's mkt nearby. Passed on their huge chicken breasts and all the other low priced meats.

Went back to the service station, drove my Dart in the bay and let the computer check lights, emission and the rest. Was completed in under 15 minutes. Fellow charged me $35 and was on my way home.

Three hours since the power went out, it was working when the house was entered. Heat, lights, comfort. Home, sweet home.

The temp is 6° (-14°C). The high is to be 34° (1°C).

Civil twilight is 6:33 AM EST. Night is 7:18 PM.

Sunrise: 7:02 AM. Set: 6:49 PM.

Length of day: 11h 46m. Length of visible light: 12h 44m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:22:54 PM

MidnightSun, No way would any person believe that the woman is a Native American. Looks like a fun show though.

trugas, Looks like you did it right (you can tell by the ['s but as goldieolds mentioned, the url is too long. Tiny url is very easy to use. When you use the GB "insert link" you do have to add a description in the second line, even if it just says "link". :)



[Edited by: dirt girl at 3/12/2015 9:27:05 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 11:24:29 AM

two thoughts about your efforts to link.

It looks like that url (address) is too long. For some reason, the GB system doesn't like to make the link when the address is too long. In that case you an use tiny url . It's very easy. Just go to the web page in the link (tinyurl.com/create.php) and enter the long url in the top box and click the button next to it that says "make TinyURL!" A short one will be generated and just copy it and use it in the "insert link" instead of the long one. It took longer to type this than it takes to do it.

Also, in the insert link window, are you putting anything in the bottom box that says: "Please enter the text to be displayed for the link, i.e. The GasBuddy Web site"? If not, maybe that's the issue. I don't see the extra "http" in your post below, so that wasn't it that time.

[Edited by: goldieolds at 3/12/2015 11:26:05 AM EST]
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