Thursday, January 16, 2014

THURSDAY POST

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(well I see I forgot to put a title in again tonight)

I wisely by-passed a big wad of cookie butter this morning & got on with other things.  I’ll be so glad when that jar is empty in the next 20 minutes.

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<<< THIS IS WHAT KELLY EATS FOR BREAKFAST

Now….before I forget again.  Nancy 1340 in a few comment questions asked…… “What kind of grains does Kelly eat for breakfast”. “Does she put milk of some kind on the”? She is so slim I'd love to know about her diet. Not "diet" as in weight loss diet but daily eating style……..Ok, Kelly eats Chia, Hulled Hemp Hearts, Buckwheat, Cranberries, Raisins, & a little bit of Cinnamon.  Two tablespoons of the grains & 4 tablespoons of Skim Milk.  It comes in a package called, ‘HOLY CRAP.  As far as eating style goes a typical day for Kelly might be a hard boiled egg mid morning, bowl of soup for lunch, & green tea or Yerba Mate in the afternoon.  Meat & veggies for supper.  After supper snacks are mostly Almonds.  And Kelly does drink a lot of water.  She did have one of those schnazzy milkshake/coffee thingamaguzzlers from Starbucks in the Safeway store this morning.  And no you do not want to know what AL eats every day to keep his rounded shape.  I wouldn’t have enough energy to type that list out!!  Nancy also asked….."Do you have a link for Doug & Dolly's blog”?  Yes I do but Doug asked me not to publicize it.  His blog is for his family.  I respect that but have asked Doug to let me know if he changes his mind at some point because I would like to include his blog on our side bar.  He writes a fine blog & has a clever sense of humor:))

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THIS RED TAIL HAWK FLEXES A WING

Readers know I am not fond of white.  Every time I see something white I want to get out my brush & paint it some other color.  Our front door is white & I just don’t feel it fits with our South-West theme.  I have painted the outside screen door a Taos Blue & the frame around the door a clay pot color.  House of course is Adobe brown.  Any ideas on what color to paint that white door…………..

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<<< A PHAINOPEPLA

And it seems there are some murmurs, rumors, & changes going on in Slab City with a big possible announcement coming this Sunday.  Check in with Rene’s latest post at LIVE. WORK. DREAM.  This will be of interest to all you closet Slabbers out here:))

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<<< ANYBODY GOT ANY IDEAS ON WHAT COLOR TO PAINT THIS WHITE DOOR

Kelly had a fairly lengthy shopping list for groceries at Safeway in Wickenburg this morning so I decided I had better go along to help with the heavy end.  Good thing I did. We spent the most amount of money on groceries ever.  Had to borrow a fork lift from a construction site nearby just to get the whole pallet load of groceries to the Jeep.  Geeeezzzz, where was our utility trailer when we really needed it!!

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TWO DOOR JEEP WRANGLERS ARE NOT KNOWN FOR THEIR CARGO CARRYING CAPACITY

I don’t know about the rest of you guys but grocery shopping is not one of my favorite things.  I can go & work outside on my gardening projects for hours without a break but plowing around in a grocery store for 20 minutes on the end of a shopping cart has me so weary I could fall on the floor.  My only saving grace is leave the support of the grocery cart & go off by myself on a great solo adventure quickly & purposefully making my way up & down the steep canyon aisles looking for an allusive bar of soap or maybe a Fig Newton bar or two.  The allure for me is the danger lurking between the mountainous towering shelves.  At any second I can be run down by a crazed herd of woman pushing loaded shopping carts ahead of them heading for a sale item in aisle 36.  I say a herd of woman because no where will you find a herd of men in a grocery store.  They’re all over at the local coffee shop spinning yarns & telling tall tales of days gone by when their wives forced them to push grocery carts up & down supermarket aisles.  Enough hot air coming out of those guys to keep their coffee perked.

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How many times have you been laboriously pushing that overladen shopping cart around when you’ve heard the words & again been mis-lead by the line, “well, that’s it.”  How many times have I fallen for that line thinking our shopping was finally done & we would be heading for the cashier knowing I would soon to be outside in the glorious sunshine.  It’s usually about a mile from wherever we are in the store to the check-out & between me & shopping freedom stands about 2.7 million grocery items.  There is not a snow ball’s chance in hell we will make it to the gate without me being repeatedly fooled by those words over & over & over along the way.  “That’s it”.  BS that’s it!!!!!!

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AT THIS POINT I DIDN’T FIGURE WE’D MAKE IT HOME BEFORE DARK

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REMEMBER THE DAYS THIS WORD HELD A TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEANING FOR ALL OF US

Amazingly enough we were home before noon unpacking about 6 hours worth of groceries.  Some of those groceries went straight out to the rig.  Pheebs was getting noticeably excited thinking we were packing up for another RV trip.  Well, we were loading up for a trip alright but the only ones going anywhere will be Pheebs & I.  And the Winnie Wagon won’t even have to move.  Buggle Buns & I will be tripping in & out of the rig starting Friday afternoon for a week.  Our company arrives Friday afternoon so me & the Pheebers will be out in the rig Friday night groovin:))  Looking forward to that just as I did a couple times last winter.  I sure like my alone time for short periods.  I think every person needs that don’t you…:))

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THIS KIND OF SUMS UP SOME OF OUR DAYS THIS PAST WEEK 

Four o’clock is Happy Hour over at Pat & Mike McFalls most days so we headed ourselves on over there to see how they were doing.  Mike was outside in his best colorful britches pulling up a few weeds here & there.  Always nice to talk to these 2 genuinely nice folks.  Mikes dealing with a few health issues at the moment & it was interesting to hear about the new cutting edge state of the art treatment he is currently going through. 

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TOOK THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR OFF & INSTALLED A NIGHT LIGHT:))

Discouraging news for Sherry & David at IN THE DIRECTION OF OUR DREAMS.  Not the medical test results they were hoping for.  They have already come through so much………………

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AN EARLY MORNING SAGUARO SHADOW ON OUR HOUSE

GROANER’S CORNER:((   A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?' One child blurted out, 'Aces!'

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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.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.

24 comments:

  1. Since you won't be buying a whole jar of cookie butter....next time you try TJ's check out the little chocolate bar with cookie butter found at the check stand. Yummy but far less temptation calling your name. My favorite reward for enduring shopping trips.

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  2. I don't mind grocery shopping since I like to buy as much fresh foods as possible and very minimum of processed/packaged foods. I shop 2 or 3 times a week and am in and out pretty quickly. And I can eat the bananas before they become yucky!

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  3. How about the door color a little darker shade version of the pine post on the porch?

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  4. Oh, oh Al forgot to change the title again..!!!

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  5. I was going to suggest yellow for the door but I think Merikay hit it right on with her suggestion.

    I am sure enjoying your bird pictures - and of course always enjoy a picture of Pheebs, even if she is all stretched out sleeping! Enjoy your time in the rig.

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  6. brick red.
    Jool in N. Texas

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  7. It's been a long time since I've actually pushed a shopping cart around the grocery store. I take a basket, and when it's full, I'm done. If my wife shops, it's usually with her sister, and I've tried that. Prefer not to.
    But of course, I have three stores all within a couple kilometres of home base here.
    Now, when we were at the Costco in Maui we did have a cart, but there you have no choice and we were buying for the whole mob.

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  8. It was nice visiting with you folks at happy hour last night.... Come on over anytime,,,,

    Personally I think "Thursday's Blog" is a pretty darn good title!!! I remember how I used to antagonize over those titles...:-(

    At grocery stores, I stay in the car.......its not my line of work.....

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  9. For me I just whip thru the grocery store and get what I want, then home again. Suzie hates shopping to so she can stay at home.

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  10. I always am fascinated by your bird photos and your description of the grocery shopping adventure gave me a chuckle this morning.

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  11. I love to grocery shop, it's therapeutic for me! I don't let the cowboy go with me, it's a constant, "what do you need that for" or "geez that's expensive". One look from me and he is scurrying to the car--he knows he could be doing the cooking at any minute! :)
    Glad you guys got over to Mike and Pat's! Have a great time with your company.

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  12. I completely understand your comment about needing time alone. I also need and enjoy time to myself but I haven't had alone time in years. I still work, when my husband was still working I could take a day off and have a day to myself at home doing whatever I wanted to. Troy is retired now so needless to say I haven't had a day to myself in years.

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  13. I'm thinking a lighter shade of the adobe brown that's on the rest of your home....

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  14. Chuck is the shopper in our family! He will go up and down every single aisle and pick up and read every new product he sees! Drives me nutz! I go in, get what's on my list and leave! I am not a shopper... unless it's jewelry! :-)

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  15. That is a catchy title for cereal:) Maybe it has something to do with truth in labeling:)

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  16. A green shade would look great on the large door. Would be a southwestern look.

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  17. I laughed out loud at the name of Kelly's cereal. She has a little bitty bird appetite. Now wonder she's so thin. Thanks for the shout out again Al. I'm in the hospital waiting and hoping we will still be going to the Everglades on Wednesday, a little later than we had planned. The relapsed has definitely cast a cloud back over the future but time will tell. I'm betting that whatever color Kelly picks for the door will be perfect. She's such a good decorator. Your place looks fantastic.

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  18. Yup, that door needs to be painted. When I was a kid in the 70's my parents painted our livingroom "Pizza Orange" I kid you not! It was a good southwestern orange color.... hmmm?

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  19. Consider a purple? It goes well with the other colors. Getting ready to paint my kitchen, one wall will be yellow, one orange, one a southwest turquoise the other purple. I lean more towards a "dusty" purple. :)

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  20. I'd paint the door the same nice orange colour as the trim... :)

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  21. I am really inspired with your writing skills and also with the structure for your weblog. I'm in the hospital waiting and hoping we will still be going to the Everglades on Wednesday, a little later than we had planned.غربال هزاز

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