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  • 7/28/21 - Bedtime

    7/28/2021 11:36:07 PM, by GORDON66

    Found my first cucumber! 244 After clearing and planting my garden in the spring, everything is so tidy. Now that my garden has exploded, it looks like a jungle. It would help if I didn't plant everything so close together. Upon checking out the garden this evening, I am finding more ... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    7/28/2021 8:08:19 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s Wednesday and wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine, and remember if you focus on good thoughts, good things will happen… Motivation is life-changing, your life is changing every day, and what happens today, you wouldn’t have imagined a fe... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    7/27/2021 6:47:20 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… We always hear how breakfast is the most important meal of the day but also know, our thoughts in the morning can be our most important thoughts for the day… We are what our thoughts have made us; so, take care about what you think, words are secondary, but thoughts live and they trave... Read more

  • 7/26/21 - Bedtime

    7/26/2021 11:19:43 PM, by GORDON66

    Once I picked that zucchini, dinner just came together. I made a skillet vegetarian minestrone. The zucchini and green beans came from the garden, there were tomatoes in the freezer, the rotini and pinto beans were in the cupboard, and I had onions and garlic on hand. Add some ground pepper and ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    7/26/2021 4:14:20 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… Everyone gets the Monday Blues after a relaxing weekend, try to think positively, and don’t let unhappiness and sadness be related to your Monday… Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push, a smile, a world of optimism and of hope, a "you can do it" when things are... Read more

  • 7/25/21 - Bedtime

    7/25/2021 11:47:07 PM, by GORDON66

    I harvested my first zucchini!! 244 For all the years I've planted a garden, this is the first year I've grown lettuce. Along with the kale, I wasn't sure how to pick it. Once again, Google to the rescue, and there even was a YouTube video. You clip from the outside in and leave the middle... Read more

  • Breakfast casserole

    7/25/2021 12:19:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I made this breakfast casserole this morning. It has artichoke hearts, black olives, spinach, onions, mushrooms, and a yellow bell pepper. I have been eating a lot of vegetables here lately. Been cutting back on the meat. I have noticed how I feel here lately. I still have meat but not as much as... Read more

  • Sunday's Blessings

    7/25/2021 6:43:34 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Sunday, a day of rest is also a great day to send someone blessings to let them know they are in your thoughts and you wish only the best for them… Remember, life is not about receiving at all times; it is a combination of being thankful for what you have and sharing those ble... Read more

  • 7/24/21 - Bedtime

    7/25/2021 12:17:41 AM, by GORDON66

    I have an Amazon gift card and did some online shopping. Instead of treating myself, I went for the mundane. You guessed it - underwear. At least it's Jockey, and the colors are pretty. We were supposed to gave lots of thunderstorms. Around 4:30, it started pouring, and I worried about my n... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    7/24/2021 7:40:17 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Happy Saturday, today is considered a magical day, full of promise from the moment you open your eyes and realize that there is no reason to rush, you have the luxury of lazing in bed a bit longer, and even snoozing for another hour… Once up, however, you have to make the most... Read more

  • 7/23/21 - Bedtime

    7/24/2021 12:24:25 AM, by GORDON66

    The heat and humidity is back. I turned on the A/C and hunkered down with the kitties. Hunkering down included laundry and cleaning floors and bathrooms. I'm a sucker for the Olympics, and I watched the opening ceremonies. I've been missing a sock for a couple of weeks, and I found it t... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    7/23/2021 8:05:39 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Happy Friday… Let’s face it: feeling inspired every day can be tough with our modern, hectic lives, fortunately, a little inspirational pick-me-up is all it takes to realign yourself with love and joyful purpose… The longest journey you and I really make, is the journey to und... Read more

  • 7/22/21 - Bedtime

    7/22/2021 11:38:38 PM, by GORDON66

    I left the office much later than I would have liked. At least the train ride home wasn't too terrible. Now that people are returning to offices, there are more people on the trains. The good news is that most people are wearing masks. Masks are still mandated on the trains and buses, so tha... Read more

  • I'm back, for what time is left

    7/22/2021 3:01:56 PM, by WHITECAT19

    Well, I have been on an adventure that I do not recommend to anyone! On Sunday, June 13, my legs started to buckle under me. I grabbed onto the doorjamb of the bathroom and pulled myself to the doorjamb of the bedroom. From there I held onto furniture to get into bed. I probably just would h... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    7/22/2021 8:27:15 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Thursday is one day closer to Friday which means that it’s a day you can spend planning your week or doing that small talk with others about their plans… Also, there is an age-old saying; “How you spend your morning time, determines your day and how you spend your day, defines... Read more

  • 7/21/21 - Bedtime

    7/21/2021 10:48:27 PM, by GORDON66

    The house has a new water meter, and I'll be able to pay my bills online. 244 I shared green beans with one of my neighbors. When I was tending my garden, it was cool enough that I wore a light hoodie. I'm not sure if that is the ideal growing weather, but it was the perfect temperature ... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    7/21/2021 7:50:41 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It must be Wednesday, there goes that camel again… lol…Today signals the middle of the working week and once you get over the day, you’re on the way to the weekend… I must be getting old, sixty years ago, a gentleman wouldn't go to work without a hat on; twenty years ago, they... Read more

  • 7/20/21 - Bedtime

    7/20/2021 11:37:33 PM, by GORDON66

    For the very last time (I hope), I read the water meter, wrote a check, and dropped it off at city hall. Dinner included wax beans from the garden, and they were as good as I anticipated. Planting a garden is a lot of work, and my garden is rather large. Last year, the baby bunnies got under ... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    7/20/2021 6:12:49 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning Friends… It’s Tuesday again and I hope everyone is doing well, staying healthy, and enjoying whatever brings you happiness... Sometimes we let our mood be influenced by whichever day of the week it is, but you should make the best of every day and today is no exception… I remind myself ... Read more

  • 7/19/21 - Bedtime

    7/19/2021 11:04:37 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening I took a really, really good look at my garden and found a whole bunch of green and wax beans. When you look under the leaves, it makes a difference. Funny how that works. The birds were making a lot of noise. When I looked out the window, none of them were at the feeder. That'... Read more

  • Veggie scramble

    7/19/2021 6:48:25 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I fixed myself a veggie scramble tonight for supper because I didn't feel like anything heavy or will take forever to cook. This has kale, mushrooms, red bell pepper, eggs and cheese. I am still eating meat but cutting back on it. I noticed a difference with the way my stomach feels. My stomach g... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    7/19/2021 5:54:55 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s Monday, and a new week is starting… “For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases ... Read more

  • 7/18/21 - Bedtime

    7/18/2021 11:38:17 PM, by GORDON66

    Yesterday I placed an order with Chewy, and it was sitting on my doorstep today. I wonder where the order was filled, because the delivery was lightning fast. I had been checking for green beans and hadn't found any. I was pulling weeds at the back of the garden, and I'll be darned. There th... Read more

  • Sunday's Blessings

    7/18/2021 7:56:35 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… When you wake in the morning give thanks for another day… Be thankful for what you have and you'll end up having more but if you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, have enough… With that said; May your Sunday be blessed with love, joy, peace, good health, and ... Read more

  • 7/17/21 - Bedtime

    7/18/2021 12:02:10 AM, by GORDON66

    I found my first red tomato! 244 The fruit and garden mart where I shop is always a madhouse. Today I didn't get over there until around 7 PM, and the place was reasonable. I think I've found a better time to shop. Along with the red tomato, I found a bunch of weeds around the plants. ... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    7/17/2021 1:25:16 PM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Afternoon Folks… Sorry, I’m running late, Saturday morning time at the local Farmer’s Market… Wow, the Amish were well represented and their produce looked so amazing, we ended up spending $20.00 and are now overloaded with fresh produce that is organic… Well, hate to run but times a-wasting… P... Read more

  • New version of my mom's Shepherd's Pie

    7/17/2021 12:52:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been hungry for my mom's Shepherd's Pie. So I decided to use some of the leftover lentils that I made this week. I took some of the lentils and spinach and did 2 batches in a saucepan with half a can of peas and carrots and a half of a container of diced onion. Put them into a 9x13 inch pa... Read more

  • 7/16/21 - Bedtime

    7/17/2021 12:31:14 AM, by GORDON66

    Since I don't work on Fridays, I said I wouldn't check my work emails, but I lied. After receiving a call from the office, I spent several hours answering emails and issuing a policy. Over the winter when snow was forecast, we got dumped on. For the last several days, heavy rain storms were p... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    7/16/2021 6:35:18 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning Friends… It’s Friday, so updates on me vacation/camping trip: We are still enjoying the beauty of being by the river, listening to the water as it flows across the rocks in so very relaxing, it’s like having soothing white noise all day long… The bird seems to be happier with the abunda... Read more

  • 7/15/21 - Bedtime

    7/15/2021 11:55:38 PM, by GORDON66

    The worst of the awful weather seems to have bypassed our area. Although it's raining now, it's not causing any commotion, so that is very good. I did a quick check of the garden. I don't see any green beans yet, and the zucchini are still smaller than my pinky finger. Green tomatoes are dot... Read more

  • Tried something new

    7/15/2021 7:49:04 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have never cooked any kind of dried bean before. Tonight I did that. I have been craving lentils from dry. I used a 32oz bag because I have a lot of meatless meals in mind. I got a 5oz container of organic baby spinach from Walmart a couple of days ago and added it to the lentils. I have cereal... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    7/15/2021 8:50:32 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends... It’s Thursday, a new day, be open enough to see the opportunities, wise enough to be grateful, and courageous enough to be happy, don’t just go through the day, live the day with your eyes, mind, and heart wide open… Greet your problems and decisions with peace and calm, use... Read more

  • 7/14/21 - Bedtime

    7/14/2021 11:10:44 PM, by GORDON66

    I was doing some weeding and saw the reflection of two eyes coming from one of the window sills. It was little Sami wanting to be sure she didn't miss anything. It's almost 10 PM. After a warm and muggy day, the night breeze is refreshing. I'm not so patiently waiting for my zucchini to ... Read more

  • Tropical smoothie

    7/14/2021 6:36:14 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I didn't feel like fixing anything hot or heavy tonight for supper. Yesterday I got some groceries and in it I got some pineapple, strawberries and bananas. I got some milk too. I already had vanilla yogurt so I blended everything up. It is good and filling. I don't fix smoothies too often.... Read more

  • Tropical smoothie

    7/14/2021 6:35:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I didn't feel like fixing anything hot or heavy tonight for supper. Yesterday I got some groceries and in it I got some pineapple, strawberries and bananas. I got some milk too. I already had vanilla yogurt so I blended everything up. It is good and filling. I don't fix smoothies too often.... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    7/14/2021 5:44:13 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Sometimes, we take steps and make decisions that present challenges but as you know, life is full of challenges, whether it’s building a strong career, a happy home, or a better you, the experience of learning is a positive step and it will teach you a lot about yourself…. Rem... Read more

  • 7/13/21 - Bedtime

    7/13/2021 11:47:09 PM, by GORDON66

    The humidity is back and so are my curls. Walgreens can stop leaving messages in my voice mail. I picked up my prescription. I finally shared with someone in the office that I'm planning to retire, and he's supportive. He joined the agency a year after I started. He'll be 70 next month... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    7/13/2021 7:46:06 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… It’s Tuesday and I'm grateful to have this day to spend with you... Now, realizing that Saturday is three days away and you have to endure that much more time not doing the things you would rather be doing may be agonizing but not to stress, we’ll get thru it… Difficult days are best a... Read more

  • 7/12/21 - Bedtime

    7/12/2021 11:02:09 PM, by GORDON66

    Rough day, lots of deep breaths, better now. Sami crawled into my lap, made herself very comfortable, and planned on a nice long snooze. Lately, she naps for a bit and then makes it plain that she wants the chair all to herself. Since I'm so well trained, I get up and sit somewhere else. ... Read more

  • New mani

    7/12/2021 8:41:14 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I gave myself a manicure yesterday afternoon. The color is called Juneau The Drill. Its from Color Street. Its purple with some sparkle in it. Since I have been doing my nails this way (with no dry time), I hate having my nails naked.... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    7/12/2021 8:10:22 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… For many people, Monday morning comes way too soon, the weekend is usually seen as a time for relaxation or a time to do what you wanted to do through the week but couldn't or a time to catch up on needed sleep or a time to visit with family and friends… Truth is, Monday morning thoug... Read more

  • 7/11/21 - Bedtime

    7/11/2021 11:58:45 PM, by GORDON66

    Along with news, CNN seems to be all about nostalgia. Tonight the channel started a series about the history of sitcoms. This might be history for some viewers, but I remember when the earliest shows were first run. I don't recall a time that my parents didn't have a TV. We all gathered around t... Read more

  • Sunday's Blessings

    7/11/2021 6:05:26 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Happiness is the best medicine for the soul, therefore do whatever you think replenish your soul... People need to focus more on spending their time on what makes them happy… Also learning is a continuous process, explore, discover, and learn new things when you get a chance, ... Read more

  • 7/10/21 - Bedtime

    7/10/2021 11:58:28 PM, by GORDON66

    My Bath and Bodyworks order showed up on my doorstep today. Shopping online, I was able to find my favorites that have been discontinued. When I read that their business model was to change fragrances all the time, I was surprised. I guess customers like to come into the store and check out the n... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    7/10/2021 6:21:59 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s Saturday and we’ve reached our destination with a grateful heart and many thanks for being blessed on our journey… One great thing about a road trip is, you don’t need to make plans too far in advance if you don’t want to and you can always jump in your car/truck and driv... Read more

  • 7/9/21 - Bedtime

    7/10/2021 12:18:51 AM, by GORDON66

    I made a couple of online purchases again. Except for grocery and drug stores, I have not been inside a brick and mortar store in over a year. Although I have been using my fingers to make purchases, I still haven't bought a lot of stuff. Except for T-shirts, I really need to try things on. ... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    7/9/2021 7:32:52 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… Still, on a road trip, this is gonna be a short day since we’ll reach our destination in just a few more hours, then set up, kick back have a beer or two and relax… I have discovered the pleasure we derive from a journey is perhaps more dependent on our mindset with which we travel, th... Read more

  • 7/8/21 - Bedtime

    7/8/2021 11:57:41 PM, by GORDON66

    When I left for work this morning, I should have grabbed a jacket. During the evening rush, it got darned chilly. It was just us girls in the office today, so the zingers were flying. It's been over a year, and now other businesses on our floor are starting to bring their employees back i... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    7/8/2021 5:55:27 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… Still, on a road trip, this is gonna be a short one, sorry… There are few experiences quite like taking a long road trip and venturing somewhere you’ve never been before… It’s one of the few forms of travel where it’s all about the journey: the people, the stories, those moments which ... Read more

  • 7/7/21 - Bedtime

    7/7/2021 11:18:41 PM, by GORDON66

    As predicted, the temperature has dropped, but, so far, there hasn't been any rain. That was in the forecast too, so I watered a few plants that looked thirsty. Lunch was chili I made on Monday, and it tasted even better today. On day one, the chili only simmered for about 15 minutes, so the ... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    7/7/2021 8:17:35 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning… Still, on a road trip, this is gonna be a short one, sorry… I do hope and pray everyone is doing great, are healthy, happy, and staying safe as summer continues… I am happy for yet another day and the coffee is really hitting the spot this morning… Now smile, have a coffee with me and ... Read more

  • 7/6/21 - Bedtime

    7/6/2021 11:51:35 PM, by GORDON66

    When I owned my last horse, I kept him at my nephew's training barn, and there were turn out areas for the horses. In the fall, I would put empty 20 pound kitty litter bags and a gardening trowel in the trunk of my car. I'd walk through the pastures with the trowel and bags and gather horse manure... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    7/6/2021 5:34:17 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s Tuesday and we are on the second day of the week, we cannot lose track of staying positive in all that we do, after making out plans for the week, we have to take things forward and try to accomplish what we set out to do… It might not be easy, but we must put forth the e... Read more

  • 7/5/21 - Bedtime

    7/5/2021 10:57:32 PM, by GORDON66

    Although I'm not crazy about the hot and humid weather, my tomatoes plants are loving it. It's still pretty early, but I've seen a green tomato here and there. There are lots of little buds on the green and wax bean plants too. On the other hand, the cucumber plants aren't looking very good. ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    7/5/2021 6:46:30 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… This is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you, therefore; may you be blessed with happiness and good fortune as this week begins... Get a new perspective, remember whatever obstacles you’re facing—there not permanent and only you ha... Read more

  • 7/4/21 - Bedtime

    7/5/2021 12:00:02 AM, by GORDON66

    I harvested my first vegetable; a radish!!! This is pretty amazing, because I didn't plant any. The seed packet said "kale". I thought I was pulling out a weed, so the radish was a real surprise. It's been pretty warm, and I've held off on the A/C. Today I finally gave in, and the kitties w... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July

    7/4/2021 6:00:48 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s our Independence Day, also known as the 4th of July… Independence Day means more than sparklers, fireworks, parades, and BBQs, it represents everyone’s efforts to earn and keep their freedom as an independent nation… Sometimes the struggles are big, and others are smaller... Read more

  • 7/3/21 - Bedtime

    7/3/2021 11:54:08 PM, by GORDON66

    Armed with window spray and a razor blade, I tackled the city sticker already on the windshield. With the razor blade, I pulled up a corner, and then I doused the sticker with window cleaner. The sticker just peeled off the windshield. 244 I applied the new sticker, and I'm good for another year.... Read more

  • Happy Saturday

    7/3/2021 6:28:22 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Weekends are the most awaited days for everyone, whether you choose to hang out with friends, work on a hobby, or relax and do nothing at all… This weekend is special since it’s our 4th of July weekend… As we prepare for our Independence celebration tomorrow, let’s take time t... Read more

  • 7/2/21 - Bedtime

    7/3/2021 12:08:31 AM, by GORDON66

    I am sitting next to a window, and I had to close it. The night air is chilly. I won't be saying that over the weekend. It's supposed to get 20 degrees warmer. Yikes. The neighbor mowed the lawn for me again, and I thanked him very much. I went through my mail and found the vehicle sti... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    7/2/2021 5:40:30 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s Friday and here’s to all of us who made it through another week of adulthood… It’s dais; A person's quality of life isn't only determined by the words they say but also the thoughts they think, therefore I believe life is a long lesson in humility, our entire lives, we ar... Read more

  • 7/1/21 - Bedtime

    7/1/2021 11:59:15 PM, by GORDON66

    I did a little twilight weeding, and I had to put on a denim jacket. It's been in the 60s this evening. At work, I prefer not to make waves. Although it was just ripples, I told the boys I would be working from home. Instead of spending two hours commuting, I was able to use the extra time t... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    7/1/2021 7:36:48 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… It’s Thursday, July 1st, and a time to be thankful… For me; I’m thankful we made it through half a year thus far… Now it’s July and it’s the middle of summer, by this time, it’s too hot to work, too hot to do anything but play in the water... Take some time this July to rememb... Read more

  • 6/30/21 - Bedtime

    6/30/2021 11:30:17 PM, by GORDON66

    It was drizzling, but I was determined to get some stray tomato plant chutes corralled in the tomato cages. How can cauliflower smell so unpleasant when it's cooking but taste so good? Even when it's raining, the birds make short work of the seed in the feeder. Sweet dreams everyone!!... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    6/30/2021 6:09:09 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Well, here we are, halfway thru the week again, and it seems as though time is flying… At times when we're caught up in an unseemly situation, we usually look for the easy way out, and unfortunately, procrastination is the natural response... This is a reminder that perhaps th... Read more

  • 6/29/21 - Bedtime

    6/30/2021 12:00:20 AM, by GORDON66

    I talked to my boss today, and he told me how he got his last name. When his grandfather and two uncles came through customs, they somehow got separated. When his grandfather and brother provided the customs agent with their very Greek last name, the agent decided they had a German surname. A dif... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday

    6/29/2021 6:00:29 AM, by CORVETTECOWBOY

    Good Morning, Friends… Tuesday is a day of the week where the routine is in full swing; it can be a day where we focus on doing the things that need to be done… So, what is your focus today; is it on where you are, or is it on where you want to be ?? Your ambition has gotten you to where you are, no... Read more