Sunday, March 26, 2017
I HAVE RESUMED MY ‘SOUNDS YUKKY-TASTES YUMMY’ SHAKES AND AN OUTSIDE DECK EXTENSION PROJECT IS UNDER WAY
KEEPING A LOW PROFILE
Been in the back of my mind for a couple months now to once again resume my long ago morning soy shakes after a lull of maybe 3 or 4 years. Long time readers may well remember my posts about this very much most amazing drink concoction I had mixed up for breakfast just about every day for 10 years. Can't remember why I finally stopped these super tasty shakes and switched over to peanut butter and honey sandwiches for breakfast but I did. Well as of this morning I'm off the peanut butter and honey wagon and back into my veggies and fruits. What!! Yep it's true folks I am back into my Sounds Yukky - Tastes Yummy shakes again and Kelly’s happy about that because she said the honey wasn’t making me any sweeter and the peanut butter was just making me even more nuttier!!
A COUPLE HEADLESS PIGEONS LANDED AT OUR BIRD STATION THIS MORNING
No rain overnight or this morning so Pheebs and I were out the door by 8:30 with a fruits and veggies mission in mind. Sauntered ourselves up to McDonalds for a 'drive-thru' carrot muffin and a coffee. I paid extra special attention to what I was doing and totally focused myself on remembering to go to the second window to pick up my stuff after paying at the first window. Girl hands me my coffee and muffin and I pull up a few feet......and stop. Just checking to make sure I had my muffin and coffee beside me. Yup I did and I was good to go:))
GODERICH’S MARINE MUSEUM IS THE ACTUAL WHEELHOUSE OFF THE ‘SS SHELTER BAY’
THIS MUSEUM HAS BEEN DEEMED UNSAFE AND I BELIEVE THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO REMOVE IT FROM IT’S SPOT NEAR THE HARBOR
It was down to Goderich’s north harbor with us to check on some lake ice and noticed all the chunky ice from a few days ago was gone. Just nice aqua green water in the harbor now. An icy cold wind coming in off the lake made a walk in the doggy area unwalkable so we kept on going and headed for our mission destination.
IT WAS ONLY DAYS AGO THIS HARBOR WAS CHOKED FULL OF LARGE FLOATING ICE CHUNKS
STILL MINI ICE BERGS ALONG LAKE HURON’S SHORELINE
A handful of apples, a bag of orange carrots, some big leafy romaine lettuce, half a dozen long celery stocks and a flock of bananas in the grocery department along with a jug of soy milk and a big tub of strawberry flavored Whey powder was enough to get me started on my yummy-yukky morning breakfast binge again. As I go along I will likely add a bunch of my usual side ingredients such as raisins, flax seeds, cinnamon, oatmeal, sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, wheat germ and whatever happens to be in season such as strawberries, blue berries, peaches or raspberries. I tried a raw egg a few times and some apple cider vinegar once but they didn't quite seem to do it for me. It was probably the words 'raw' and 'vinegar' more than anything else that put me off although that cider vinegar really did shake up the overall good taste.
We were home from our grocery mission by 10:30 and I wasn't long in getting the blender out and whipping myself up a big shake. You would not believe how absolutely great this tastes. I think I am very happily hooked again:))
Despite today's cold cloudy wind I wasn't long in getting myself out the door and right into our next little outside house project. Late last summer Kelly suggested the idea we should maybe enlarge our back porch deck and this morning I began getting things ready for that little project which our good friend and neighbor Bruce is going to help me with. Well alright it’s more like me helping Bruce.
THE DECK EXTENSION WILL COVER THAT 6X12 FOOT STONE AREA
WE’LL BE GLAD TO GET THAT TEMPORARY PORCH CLUTTER ORGANIZED AND CLEANED UP SOON…..OUR BBQ IS LOCATED THERE AND WE MAY TAKE THOSE REMAINING 2 LATTICE PANELS OUT BUT HAVEN’T DECIDED ON THAT YET
The deck extension will be 6x12 with no roof. I removed one section of lattice work and railing today as well as a gate leading into our back yard. That gate will be used again when we change the back yard entranceway to the yard. I also had to dig out a batch of ferns to make room for a new walkway area as well.
INSTEAD OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE BACK YARD BEING ON THE LEFT THAT GATE WILL COME OUT AND BE RE-INSTALLED TO THR RIGHT WHERE THE RED HANDLED RAKE IS
Been on my mind for quite awhile now to make some changes to my diet and with a few recent health concerns I figured now’s a good time as any to try and get myself smartened up a bit and try eating better. I do not like vegetables or salads that much so I have a tendency to avoid them. For me the only way to make veggies tolerable is to overpower their boring taste by blending them in with things that taste better and that is why I am back on my soy shakes. Who would have ever thought carrots, lettuce, and celery could be made to taste like a Strawberry-Banana Milkshake eh. Well I’m here to tell ya it can:))
THIS BLUE JAY IS TOTALLY CONCENTRATED ON HIS LANDING
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A couple in their early seventies were discussing their future plans. The husband asked, "What will you do if I die before you?" The wife thought for a moment before replying, "I will probably look to share a house with three other single or widowed women, maybe people a little younger than me since I am still active for my age. What about you? What will you do if I die first?" He answered, "Probably the same."
What's round and bad tempered? A vicious circle.