Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SHARING A TUNA SUB WITH MY BEST PAL:))

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PHEEBS LOVES HANGING OUT IN THE FLOWER BEDS

Humidity started building early again so figured Pheebs & I were due for another inside day.  About noon I cautiously stuck my head out the door & was pleasantly surprised to feel a stiff breeze had blown in some slightly cooler air & kicked out the humidity.  Didn’t take long for me to load up little Miss Molly Sweet Cakes & head off into town with Tuna Sub thoughts on our minds.  Pheebs loves Tuna Subs & I always get a 6 incher on whole wheat with tomatoes, lettuce, green peppers, onions, & a spritz of sub sauce with a light dusting of salt & pepper.  No cheese.  We are quite a pair of hounds sitting in the front seat of the Jeep wolfing down our shared Sub.  Bits of tomatoes & green peppers wedged between the seats, sub sauce on my shirt, a dash of lettuce in Pheebs fur & Tuna chunks being licked off my arm.  We laugh, we kibitz & we breathe hot Tuna breath at each other.  We’re quite a pair, the Jeeps a mess, we’re a mess & the Jeep will probably smell like an onion factory for the next 6 week.

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BETWEEN THE TWO OF US WE CAN SURE GET THE JEEP IN A BIG MESS PRETTY FAST

A commenter wondered if I was following the Urologist’s suggestion to drink a big glass of Orange juice every morning & my answer to that is ‘yes’.  Also continuing with my Cranberry Juice throughout the day as well.  Do not want to have to go through all that kidney stone stuff again!!

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Several weeks before my Nurse Practitioner prescribed the cholesterol fighting drug Crestor I had already begun making some major changes to my eating habits. First to go was my morning soy shakes which I had been drinking every morning for about the past 12 or 13 years. Some may remember me blogging about those concoctions under the heading, SOUNDS YUKKY-TASTES YUMMY. I replaced those morning soy shakes with Boost. Gone are the fried foods & I have not had a burger or fries for about 2 months now. No donuts, pie or ice cream but have had a couple carrot muffins. Gone is my flat bread & I have only had maybe 6 slices of bread since around the beginning of May. Reduced my skim milk consumption by about 90%. Gone are potatoes & also gone are breakfast cereals. Want to emphasize, I am not on a diet, just changed some of my eating habits. Am eating a lot of oatmeal every morning now with cinnamon, flax seed & whey powder added. Weight is down 9 pounds but I just can't seem to break through the 200 pound mark. Hopefully once this long heat wave ends I can get out walking again & get a few more pounds off. (quite a few would be nice)

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A LOGGING OPERATION NORTH OF US IN MENNONITE COUNTRY

Had a nice email from a lady today that began with. “I tried to post this as a comment on your blog but I guess I didn’t fit the criteria”! LOL.  Yes, that ‘criteria’ is the unfortunate result of spammers & rude commenters.  Like others, I would have preferred to have left the ‘Anyone’ can comment box checked but had no choice but to check the ‘Registered Users’ box in order to stop the bad guys.  I had my comments section turned off awhile back & when I reactivated it the section right away reverted back to default which was ‘Anyone’.  Within about 10 minutes I was slammed with spam & quickly had to revert back to the ‘Registered User’ box again.  Too bad because legitimate Anonymous commenters are now blocked from my comment section as well.  Only takes a few bad apples to ruin things for so many.  I think spammers are the scourge of the internet:((

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ALWAYS ENJOY SEEING PEOPLES ARCHITECTURE IDEAS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

CRACKER BARREL in the States sure has been busy keeping  birdhouses in stock in an attempt to keep up with our friend Ron Krauter who owns FOUR SEASONS PERFORMANCE in Grand Bend, Ontario.  Ron is the fellow we bought our Motorhome from.  He’s a busy guy, traveling to & fro across the States buying & bringing coaches back across the border to Canada.  He brought our rig up from St. Augustine Florida I think.  Like us, Ron has an appetite for Cracker Barrel.  Today, on his way through Bayfield he dropped into DEER PARK LODGE with another great little Cracker Barrel birdhouse for us.  This one in the shape of an old time camera & Kelly brought it right home.  We thank Ron, the bird’s thank Ron & I’m sure Cracker Barrel thanks Ron as well:))

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OUR CRACKER BARREL BIRDHOUSE’S…NEWEST ONE TODAY AT LEFT     

I have never quite understood why some folks do not like air conditioning. What is not to like about refreshing cooler air on a hot humid & sticky day. I don't think there is any other phrase that Kelly & I have used more between us as than, "boy, sure glad we had central air put in years ago". We both agree it was one of our best decisions & as it turns out, just in time with our ever changing weather patterns. I do regret not having A/C in the Jeep but that's the way it came. Suppose I could add it, but oh the cost!! I am one of those people with oily skin, so humidity just turns me into a walking 200 pound ball of sticky paste. Getting that big ball of paste out of a 90F hot humid day into a lovely cool 75F environment is just pure bliss for me. Why suffer the heat if it is not necessary. Same thing in winter, why sit around shivering with half a dozen sweaters on if one can crank up the furnace or old wood stove a bit. Guess we're all just different folks with different strokes:))

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A COUNTRY SCHOOL YARD SITS PATIENTLY AWAITING CHILDREN’S LAUGHTER IN EARLY SEPTEMBER

Terry & Martha from GYPSY LIFE JOURNAL are back:)) You may remember they had a complete Blogger crash in March. Took them awhile to get back up & running & I'm sure folks will be surprised to see what all has happened with them between March & now. I'll give you a hint or two. Swimming pool, Tucson, & Catalina Mountains. Terry & Martha are the folks who took over our Ranch sitting job near McNeal in southeast Arizona this past winter...........
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AT REST AFTER ANOTHER LONG WORK DAY IN THE HARVESTED WHEAT FIELDS OF SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

GROANER'S CORNER:(( And, yet another take on the Serenity Prayer....God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.
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- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
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17 comments:

  1. That pheebs is definitely a god send to you!!! shes such a cutie. I also love my air conditioning...can't imagine this weather without it. I love those birdhouses!! How unique. We frequented the cracker barrels in the US but didnt see birdhouses. Must look closer when we return for the winter.

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  2. Pheebs is such a darlin with the sweetest face!

    As much as I love a hot summer day, I am grateful for our central a/c...our pups love it too!

    Oh, and I love those bird houses...as a birder and a photographer, I think I need a couple myself!

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  3. Thanks Al! we appreciate you giving everyone a "heads-up" about our return to blog-land! and don't forget you are always welcome to come take a swim in our pool!! Terry and Martha

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  4. Tuna sub sounds a whole lot better than a burger and fries any day.

    I've been getting a LOT of spam comments lately and trying to decide what to do. Wastes a bunch of time getting rid of them and have made several old posts "no comment." I may have to think about the registered users only. I get a lot of referrals from your site which I'd hate to loose.

    So you're running the AC up north and I have the heat running as it was down to 50 today.

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  5. Is there some reason why you don't just have the comments come to you first and then delete the ones that are spam and post the rest? I've left all comment possibilities open but when I switched to approving them first the spams drifted away to nothing. Just a thought.

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  6. Al, please hold the onions for the Pheebs as they're very toxic to pooches. Plus, you don't want her to have onion breath, do you? ;)

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  7. Laura's right about the onions, very toxic to dogs. Lots of people know about chocolate, but not onions.

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  8. That tuna sub sund so good.

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  9. That tuna sub sund so good.

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  10. you tuna sub date sounded very special!..and messy!
    good groaner today!!!

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  11. Hey, way to go with your changes! After having liver enzyme problems with Zocor, I decided to go another way. It sounds like your way is the right way. Just curious, though; in what ways is Boost superior to your old shake? That looked fairly healthy to me.

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  12. I get a lot of spam too, but so far most of it gets caught in my Spam Catcher.
    I love the farm fields photos.
    Box Canyon Mark

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  13. Since your advice on how to change my comments, I haven't had any nasty obscene comments...so far!..Yep, that walking every day is sure a help to healthier living...but we still indulge in a pizza or KFC now and then...

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  14. I am really find out a nice post. Wastes a bunch of time getting rid of them and have made several old posts "no comment." I may have to think about the registered users only. I get a lot of referrals from your site which I'd hate to loose.ونش / كريين

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