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04-01-2013, 10:33 PM
hi folks were ever thee may be

Anita :this morning while at the farther in law I was eating a chicken and bacon bagget soft one I beat my denture in half I'm now try to repair it

Lynn/LC :"Peter I'd love to see your mini-drill in action! Interesting that it is for glass engraving.
Do you do that, too? I use too have not done it for year now I;e using chemicals may melt the egg as they use acid

CharM :Oh, don't you LOVE grilled asparagus I love mine fry in real Butter MMmmmm

life is full of fun if you can See it

HAWLTAIN :heart:2 all else

04-02-2013, 12:45 AM
Today is my Dad's birthday, he would be 108, and born one year before the SF earhquake. Born in Richmond Ca, my Grandmother said his bed slid across the room during the quake.

Yeah, asparagus :smug: we always had it with mayo but real butter is always an option.

Been looking up oatmeal recipes cooked in a crockpot, fun, lots of variations.

Watching the Sharks game, mustache

04-02-2013, 01:53 AM
Hello Peter, hello Judy and all to come ......

Asparagus I love, but asparagus pee smell I do not like! lol apparently everyone gets it, not everyone can smell it.......I must be special:lol:

Lovely lovely long weekend, much going on, also had one of my sisters and bil to stay. They went home this morning.

Counting down now!


04-02-2013, 02:12 AM
Morning all.......

Good nights sleep and a beautiful calm morning.....off to golf now.


04-02-2013, 03:27 AM
Good morning all, a pleasant morning her blue sky and Simpson's clouds. Stiil cold at 1C.

Had a very pleasant evening with friends.

Ruth's physio this morning.


04-02-2013, 03:58 AM
Only two weeks Lulu? :clap: :clap:

Peter, Geoff and Doug :wave:

Judy .. porridge?

Worky day for me again. My morning routine was disturbed. Normally Roger has left by time I have made him coffee, chatted and bantered and then he fled. BUT I managed to get out the door on time and hug and kiss the man.

Cats are delighted. Doors open all day, no choice!!!! Both upstairs asleep when I got home. Just like usual. Cats can be trained. Roger is really relaxed and dare I say NORMAL. He has plans and nothing to do with lists made by me :rolleyes:


04-02-2013, 04:12 AM
Yes Annie, this time in a fortnight we will be winging our way thru the skies :thumbsup:
Lots to do now, foreign currency (UAE Dirhams) ordered and ready to pick up in a few days. Things to cancel - rubbish collection, mail delivery etc etc, gym membership to put on hold, satelite tv and internet connection also, etc etc ....

Thinking of (((you and Roger))) as your circumstances have changed. :heart:
The cats sound happy!

Gary brought in a monarch butterfly today...I had to get John to dispose of the poor we thing.:(

Reading the past few washes I must mention the ring that Bill has bought for Janet - it's beautiful! She will love it!
John had my engagement ring remodelled for our 40th, with two small rubies put either side of the solitaire diamond.

So who won at Chicken Foot Doug?

Glad you had a good night's sleep Geoff.
I dreamt last that I was speaking to Emeritus Pope Benedict! Might have something to do with all the Easter ceremonies we had lol:) Was nice though, and the memory still is.

Reading time now before bed.


04-02-2013, 04:15 AM
So who won at Chicken Foot Doug?
Not me! :crying: :)

Not long now...


04-02-2013, 04:31 AM
Hello washers,

Hello Peter, Lulu, Annie, Doug, Judy, Geoff.
Hello to all to come.

Geoff - what are Simpson clouds? Never heard of them.

Annie - Smiling at cats asleep upstairs. Louie has now discovered my luscious, comfy pillows (filled with some kind of microbeads) and he clearly loves it as much as I do. IMHO, cats can only be trained if they are willing to be trained. I wait until Louie is sitting before I say "Sit" - makes me feel good.

Laid-back day today. A couple of errands, lunch with a neighbor. Maybe I will do some laundry, maybe not.

More later.

04-02-2013, 04:36 AM
Geoff - what are Simpson clouds? Never heard of them.
Fluffy clouds in a blue sky as seen in the Simpson's TV cartoon Doris.

Love hearing about Louie. It's nice to enjoy other people's pets an not have the trouble and expense :lol:


04-02-2013, 04:43 AM
Not me! :crying: :)

Come back here and I'll let you win again........:D

Hi Doris :wave: I showed my sister the lump in our bed (Alfalfa asleep under the duvet), and then Alfalfa moved (still completely covered under the duvet) and my sister got such a fright! lol

04-02-2013, 05:36 AM
HI Everyone

It's 5:25 AM here in COLD Ohio. Yesterday the sun was out but the wind would cut you into.

Met a friend for lunch after her eye doctor appt, filled my bird feeders, finished an art project and spent the day at home.

Today I visit our local YMCA for a tour and will see how I get started with an exercise program. I'm forcing myself to do it. My husband goes faithfully 3 times a week. I will give my Dr. a heart attack when I see him in a couple of months:lol: :lol: :lol:

Talked to step mom yesterday - I could tell she was having shortness of breath but said the health nurse had been there and she was furious that the Dr. had her on home care for 1 week. Said she wasn't going to do that. I told her she needed to stay in this week and rest that she wasn't in the hospital for nothing. She got mean with me and I told her - It's your body do what you want and ended the call.

Getting things lined up on my calendar for the week.

Everyone have a nice day. I sure hope it starts to warm up here soon.


04-02-2013, 06:07 AM
Good morning all. A nice morning here, 10 degrees cooler than yesterday at 50F (11C), but felt nice running.

I posted a painting over in the gallery and got some good feedback and suggestions on it, and am thinking of doing that same painting again, trying to incorporate what was suggested. Might make it "stick". :lol:

Hoping the below freezing temps are done as we plan on taking the camper out weekend after next, just for the weekend though. This Saturday I have been asked to play a set of original music up the road in the little town of Pine Mountain. The annual craft and music fair. Always fun to go, whether I play or not. That is also the town where the art gallery is located where I have taken WC lessons in the past.

I love asparagus! DW will coat in EVOO and put it in dish, cover with plastic wrap and pop in in the microwave. Sometimes we will grill it though. Mmmmm.

Time to get hopping and on my way to work. Things are starting to pick up as we work toward the quarterly installation of new projects on to the mainframe. Lucky me gets to ride herd on it all, and even work on the Sunday that it happens. Which will also be my birthday. :(

04-02-2013, 06:35 AM

Lulu, I smell it too. :-(

Peter, hope you can fix your denture.

:wave: Judy

Woot Lulu, the excitement builds!! :clap:

Enjoy your golf Geoff

Aaaaaaaaaw Doug, next time eh..

Annie. I feel for Roger, he must be shell shocked :(


Don, I often paint a painting several times, starting with a sketch, then a sketch and wash to work out my palette. I will make a monochromatic sketch too, if I need to work out my values. By the time I paint my painting, I am very familiar with it..


04-02-2013, 07:23 AM
Good Morning all,
It is almost quarter after seven on a very chilly morning here in Oakwood. Hopefully it will warm up a little during the day. I heard the birds singing so prettily this morning. I haven't heard that sound in a long time, so maybe it is a good portent of Spring actually arriving in temps as well as the calendar. :D

Will probably go grocery shopping this morning. Maybe I'll pick up some asparagus. Your talk about it has made me hungry for it. There are a couple of ways I like to make it. First, I peel the lower parts of the stem (tip from my French grandmother) with a potato peeler. Then I par boil them for a few minutes just to the tender crisp stage. Now comes the fun part. I can make it into a salad course by coating it with good olive oil ((I HATE the abbreviation EVOO :rolleyes:) and fresh lemon juice, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and minced Italian (flat leaf) parsley. Serve at room temp. OR, I might roll it in flour, egg wash, dry bread crumbs and fry it as part of a Fritto Misto. Or, put some butter in a pan, cover with the asparagus, top with a bit more butter and parmesan cheese and bake in a 325F oven til butter and cheese melt and serve. ;)

Don, Have fun painting the picture again. I seldom do the same reference twice, but it is a good idea. Hope your temps warm up enough to enjoy the camping.

Anita, Have fun at the Y...sounds like a great stress reliever which you need when dealing with your Stepmother and your Dad's illness.

Doris, I'm enjoying reading how Louie has now become your pal instead of hiding from you as he did in the beginning. :thumbsup:

Annie, Glad Roger is enjoying this time while you adjust to having him there when he was usually gone. :D

:wave: to all who were here before me and to those still on their way. Gotta go and get breakfast ready before calling Larry.



04-02-2013, 08:28 AM
Hi to All

Lovely day here

I like asparagus, but not the side effects!

Geoff, I thought you would be interested in viewing this http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/geoff-hewitt-listed-artist-original-painting-newport-bridge-middlesborough-tees-valley/1014033223

Good luck on the course

I'm off in 1/2 hour to get an injection from the (very beautiful) nurse, sure does ache afterwards!

Speak later


04-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Good morning... We're enjoying lots of sunshine even though the jet stream has brought really cold temperatures to us...

The kitty herd has been fed and watered... they've had their morning treats and are out doing what they need to do out of doors... their routine is the same each morning, and they wait at the kitty platform for their treats before we do anything else.

Ted's gone to down for his monthly blood work... no coffee for him this morning. Then he's making the hour's drive to Sarnia to pick up a car part for his friend Rick... I have Students today.

Peter, you're right... life IS fun when we give ourselves permission to enjoy it!

Judy, you must have photos of the earthquake, then, eh? If you do, they're such a historical treasure!

Welcome back, Lulu... 14 more sleeps is just the blink of an eye! Especially because you've got a lot to do!

There's a big asparagus farm on our route into town... we stop there nearly every day when it's in season... I don't put it up in the freezer though because I think the texture change isn't worth it.

Hi Geoff, hitting 'em straight...

:music: The Simpsons :music: Doug, the opening music is the only thing I like about that programme! :lol:

Annie, is Roger adjusting better than you?

((Anita)) You can only do what you can do... A gym membership might prove to be fun!

Good on you for wanting to try this scene again, Don... your sky is sure gorgeous!

Hi JJ... biking?

Sylvia, I love the EVOO! :lol: It was coined by Rachael Ray on her 30 Minute Meals cooking show and that abbreviation has made it into the dictionary!

One of my favourite asparagus dishes was a cold salad that I ordered whenever I went to Maggiano's restaurant in Dallas... it was served with a wonderful oil and vinegar dressing with shaved parmesan...


It's time for me to get things set up for the day... Have a great one yourselves Washer Buds!

04-02-2013, 08:56 AM
Good day all! just a quick visit from me, Heritage Village morning and lots to pick up for our first fashion show of the year next Saturday. Must dash.....BBL

04-02-2013, 09:05 AM

I did about 13 holes and it got a bit too cold for my back, but enjoyable nevertheless

Geoff Hewitt is certainly a known artist around these parts usually a commission specialist on portraits...never met him but believe he lives on the Teesdale borders near Barnard Castle...50 for that picture looks a bargain...never tried to paint either of the two major bridges on the Tees as they are so difficult to get right with loads of steelwork.......check out
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2013/84585-transporter.jpg and you will see what I mean!


04-02-2013, 09:05 AM
Just about to head off to bed, but thought I would pop in again.

No Char, no biking the last few days. Been too busy with Tania, and birthday shopping for Elise, and organising the festivities for tomorrow. She will be 12 years old.. :eek:

Have a great day guys..


04-02-2013, 09:17 AM
Happy Tuesday,

It's sunny again this morning but COLD...brr. I'm thinking clouds will move in just like yesterday. A slow warm up will begin tomorrow.:thumbsup:

The sunrise was spectacular this morning, Ultramarine blue and Cad orange. I just had to snap a pic with my cell phone. I've been trying to send it to my work email and it won't send it. I wanted to share it with you.:confused:

Last evening we had ham, potatoes, etc left overs for supper. Then I put the ham bone in a pot of water and some of the reserved juice it was baked in and simmered with onion. Then added cubed potatoes,carrots, rutabaga and sliced cabbage. A nice soup for the freezer! We watched the Redwings game (they won!) and that was our evening.

I'm just a tad light headed this morning; don't know what that is about, sort of "off balance"; a bit foggy. I hope it's not another inner ear infection coming.:rolleyes: I hate those things.

Yesterday I was quite busy with data entry at work but today will be a bit slower; probably just enough to keep me busy.;)

LuLu, your trip is getting closer and closer, so much to do so little time.

I too LOVE asparagus and it's SOOO good for you too. I too smell the odor afterward but for the nutrition benefits will suffer the inconvenience of it.

Well best get to work here.

Have a WONDERFUL day everyone.:wave: :heart:

04-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Here is the sunrise pic I took this morning..



04-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Beautiful sunshine but darn COLD out there. Was out for 5 minutes and my fingers are frozen.

The other day, when it was warm and when I did a bit of garden work, including stapling down the chickenwire where next door neighbor's bunnies came in. I was sure I had them stomped.

Well, yesterday it snowed, and lo and behold, this morning I saw lots more bunny tracks. So with the snow still on the ground it was the best time to figure out where this one came in, aaaahhhh they bent the wire up, right in the corner of the house and the fence. So, wire is bent back down, stone there to block the area. I hope this is it:rolleyes: :D I'll know for sure if the crocuses get eaten when they come up.

I asked my doctor to give me a recommendation to have massages so the insurance company will reimburse me. Then he went on vacation, so will pick that up today and then off to the company that does my taxes and drop that stuff off. Will also take a photo of my painted "Allsorts" and show you.

Doug, I never realized that they were your own reference photos - thank you!!!

My fingers are still too cold to respond to everyone:wink2: :cat: that is my story and I am sticking to it:D but I do wish you all a great day!!!

EDIT: A few minutes later and the su is gone again and it is snowing. Might get another chance to track down any bunny feet:D

:wave: Uschi

04-02-2013, 10:08 AM
A lovely sunrise Darla. That's one thing I used yo enjoy on my drive to work in early Spring.


04-02-2013, 10:38 AM
Hi again :wave:
Kids have come and off to school on their bikes, we will have them for the night again. Need to come up with dinner ideas.

Asparagus, odd one of the reasons I love it IS due to the after odor, I'm sure that is due to a much hated (with good reason) uncle who refused to eat it because of that reason. He was "pond scum"

No photos, don't think there are any left, Dad had saved newspapers of major events but when they cleared out the house, they were not saved :eek: a former BIL was one of those, in the "dump it " league.
Speaking of Leagues, did you see that Basket Ball player who broke his leg? He's up on crutches now! Amazing!!!

Need to get ready for the day, bbl

Scene Chaser
04-02-2013, 10:57 AM
Good Day All,
Cold here at 35 F but will warm up Thursday.

I love asparagus. If I've forgotten I had eaten it at dinner, I will soon be reminded. Once I ate it everyday for a week and it gave me gout. So now it is eaten only seldom.

((Henry)) Hope it doesn't hurt much.


04-02-2013, 12:19 PM

Bill, did not hurt after the nurse gave my buttock a wee slap, on my best side!

The last one in the arm axed for a week!

Geoff, I have seen a documentary on that bridge, quite amazing!

My wife now has to go for a CT scan on her lower abdomen in the next few days, had to call the doc in last night because of the pain.

Speak Later


04-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Henry :thumbsup:

(((Lesley))) I hope they can find a solution for her.


04-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Early afternoon, partly sunny, and a cool but pleasant day. My daffs in the woods are almost all open now, looking bright and beautiful. it's nice that this year, at least so far, they haven't been fried by a sudden 90 degree F day : )


Would Chicken Foot be a game that teenagers would enjoy? Is there a special kind of dominos required?

You have field mice instead of deer. <G> I think field mice are really cute (not for me, screaming and chair hopping at the sight of a wee mousie -- I save that reaction for snakes!) BUT the darned mice like to move indoors when it gets cold in the fall, and I have a hard time getting rid of them since I no longer have a cat! Field mice are an intermediate host for the dreaded Lyme disease ticks at one stage of development between the deer and the human-biting stage, so we tempt the mice with (special) insecticide treated cotton balls, which the mice take to line their nests. It doesn't hurt the mice, but does kill the tick larva in their nests and reduces the tick population for the next summer. Not a perfect solution by any means, and the treated cotton balls are very expensive, but we have to do something to try to reduce the dangers of Lyme.


You don't take the shortcut through the long grass to the trail any more because of Lyme disease ticks. I don't even sit outside and barely walk on my own lawn anymore because I KNOW that the deer have dropped their ticks all over the place, and they are so tiny as to be barely visible when attached, even when checking for them! Many people in my neighborhood have been ill with Lyme in the last several years, some of them permanently affected.

I had to laugh at your story of making too much rice salad! Last fall, I made a quite involved rice and chicken salad with a definite Asian slant (things like chopped pickled ginger) to take to a pot luck brunch. As organizer, I expected to take enough to offer portions to about twenty guests of the forty or fifty expected. (There would be many other offerings, as each guest was asked to bring a dish to feed at least eight). But as I went on tasting and adding some of this ingredient and more of that, I ended up with two enormous bowls filled to the brim. Literally gallons of the stuff! I knew it wouldn't keep well, so took it all with me planning to send leftovers home with anyone willing to take any. What a hoot! That salad was the biggest hit of anything I've ever made. EVERYONE begged for the recipe -- and of course there wasn't one. LOL! By twenty minutes into the brunch, the huge platter was absolutely empty, refilled completely, and emptied again, not a grain left. People were sopping up the juices with pieces of bread! The making had involved many hours of chopping, and a very long list of ingredients, including two whole chickens, and no one will ever have it again.


Here, it is brown eggs that have been bred away, as the general population prefers white eggs. When I was growing up, we kept Rhode Island Red hens, which lay brown eggs. My sister and i wished they were white, like the eggs in our friends' kitchens! Nutritionists say there is no difference in taste or nutrients between brown and white eggs, but people don't believe that, and have definite preferences!


I'm so glad your poor mother was well enough to join you for Easter dinner. So the quarantine was only between residents? Thank goodness you were there to listen and rush her to the E.R. in time! I guess she'd have been left to become more and more ill had her fate been up to the nursing home staff.

When I was first put on Lasix for high blood pressure, my doctor called me a few hours later, terribly concerned and apologetic because she had forgotten to also order potassium tablets to be taken in conjunction with it. I had suffered for many, many years with frequent and hideous leg cramps in the night -- sometimes so severe that I could not "break" the cramp without actually ripping muscle fibers and causing internal bleeding, leaving horrible, tender bruises. From the first day that I took the potassium supplement I never, ever, had another leg cramp; and it's been several years now!

What did you mean when you said that Monday was "actually" Easter?

Thanks for sharing your fondant eggs method. I guess it's a good thing you dislike chocolate, so you aren't even tempted by them! : )

The resident Kitties drinking your paint water -- what a great photo -- it has a "poster" like quality, maybe something to do with the china cabinet in the background?


Klaira loved the Dora doll you gave her for Easter. Of course she did! : ) I had noticed a great many ads for "big" toy items -- like bikes, games, dolls -- in the paper the Sunday before Easter, and wondered about it, as my memory was of just a few little spring-appropriate toys in our Easter baskets. Then, during the week, Public Radio ran a feature story about how retailers were pushing toy buying for Easter as a second big selling opportunity. Hmmmm. . . .


Just two weeks! Not only will this be a lovely, LOOOONG visit with your so-missed family, but a truly unique travel experience that few of us will ever have. Will you be able to send bulletins for us as we await your return?


Bill: how interesting that eating it caused you a gout attack. According to Wikopedia (OK, certainly NOT an infallible source) asparagus actually dissolves the crystals in joints that can cause gouty arthritis!
Judy: Funny story about your Uncle and your consequent fond feeling about after effects of asparagus. <G>

Sending waves of sympathy to both you and Lesley, and hopes for a good diagnosis soon, and relief from her terrible pain.

Sleep well, Annie, JJ, Carolynn, Lulu and others on the other side of our world; for those of us still only half way through Tuesday: Do something purely for fun today! : )


04-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Bitter cold wind and STRONG:eek:

I did my running around, doctor's office was closed, will have to go this afternoon.

Henry, Glad your shot didn't hurt too much and (((Lesley))))). I hope they find the reason and the solution quickly:crossfingers:

Lynn, it'll be another 3 weeks before our daffodils are blooming but they are visible by about two inches.

Cheating and showing my "Allsorts" candies here


Off to the doctor's office now.

:wave: Uschi

04-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Would Chicken Foot be a game that teenagers would enjoy? Is there a special kind of dominos required?
Yes Lynn, you need a set of double nine dominoes. We bought ours at Toys R Us in the States. I think they come with the rules and you can play with any number from 3 to six.

Yummy painting Uschi, one of my favourite sweets.


04-02-2013, 03:06 PM
GREAT all-sorts painting, Uschi! You did a fine job, it looks very tasty.

We still have sun but some clouds too and quite windy...still cold...sigh...I'm drinking my hot tea to keep warm. I almost can't wait to get home and have some of that soup I made last night.

They are promising by Thursday/Friday temps up in the 50'sF!

I talked to my Mom the other night and she's doing quite well. I cannot believe that my Dad has been gone now 9 months tomorrow. She actually drove the other day; only the second time since his passing. She sounds like she is doing more activities now. Larry and I need to get up north to see her as soon as he gets a weekend off. I may have to end up going up there myself. It's a 4 hour drive north but now that the threat of snow is waning I'll have no excuse.

I want to place an order for some paper and I may give the masa paper a try. I like the batik look that it creates. It's usually used for printmaking I believe. There are a couple other little things that I need too. I just haven't decided where to order from yet. Decisions....decisions; most places charge extra for shipping 20"x30" paper. I wish I could buy it locally.

I hope you all enjoy your afternoon/evening/morning!

04-02-2013, 03:26 PM
Uschi....loved the Allsorts.........one of Eileens favourites.

Lyme Disease...it appears, in this region anyway, that the Medics are hardening their attitude to providing treatment..one lady was bitten in Germany 20 years ago and is believed that her two children have infection too......she is having to return to Germany for family treatment as the tests done locally don't prove infection....another lady is selling her house to pay for treatment in London!


04-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Hey all :)
Passing through.

Henry - I hope DW feels better soon :(

I have a loaf of JJs almond bread in the oven. I added 2T of mini chocolate chips.

I've almost reached the 1000 photo mark in the RIL and hope to top it tomorrow. Enjoy!

60 days and counting until we drive away.

::Waving to all::

04-02-2013, 04:31 PM
Darla, I had good results ordering paper from Daniel Smith, don't know if it was the best price, but they split the order without charge and shipped the paper separately in a large flat box. Worth investigating. Your soup sounds wonderful, BTW, wish I had some here :)

Lynn/LC, it does inhibit my enjoyment of the woods here, our rail trail is cleared back from the edges and high overhead, and I think folks are safe walking on it, but the side trails in the woods are overgrown.....I don't do them anymore. Love your story of the salad extravaganza!

Super candies, Uschi, almost makes me want one! (my sugar avoidance mindset is pretty strong now, so it is only 'almost')

Our birds were singing happily, too, Sylvia, but when I went out I shivered.....poor little birds, the ground is still hard here, don't know what they are eating.

Bread sounds yummy, Caryl, will have to try that recipe.

Have to get on with the sewing machine....time is going quickly and lots to do before tomorrow at 10.....hope the rest of your day is good!
:grouphug: :heart: :grouphug:

04-02-2013, 05:22 PM
Out taking picts today....grrrr wandered into a Kudzu Bug infestation....SMELLY SMELLY SMELLY itchy and itchy......

Can't keep out of the "bread". Blast it.

Scene Chaser
04-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Hi Lynn/LC, the Mayo Clinic says otherwise. Don't know where Wiki gets it's info. See it here. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout/DS00090/DSECTION=causes)

Henry, I hope you deserved the slap. :)

04-02-2013, 09:44 PM
I have a loaf of JJs almond bread in the oven. I added 2T of mini chocolate chips.Did you take a photo???

It is moreish eh..

Geoff Hewitt is some artist eh what! http://www.geoffhewitt.co.uk/gallery.htm

04-02-2013, 10:17 PM
What is moreish?

I WILL take a photo! It's half gone already! LOL.

04-02-2013, 10:48 PM
"Moreish" A British term meaning something so good you will want more.

04-02-2013, 11:03 PM
Thanks Judy :D

Half eaten is better than all gone. Looking forward to the photo.

I am off out to lunch with my best girl!!!