Sunday, March 30, 2008
Twice in the past 10 days I have decided to start cooking about 7 or 8pm! The first time it was a roast!
Bought burger and knew I had to cook it last night. I planned to watch "Co*s at 8pm - I had to check blogs first - come on, what's more interesting, eh?
Anyway, at 7:30pm I tore myself away from the bloggy world and frantically ran to the kitchen. Wait, I was in the kitchen - I put my computer on the kitchen table hoping I'd feel guilty about "computering" instead of "meat balling" - ha, didn't work.
Anyway, long story short, I mixed up 2 pounds of burger into giant Rice - a Roni mb's in 15 minutes - but it's now 7:59pm and they have to cook and brown and then simmer in a sauce.
The Cop* had nothing on me - I was running just about like they were as I darted during commercials to check MB's, next time to mix up sauce, drain MB's - it went on and on. Plus, we were watching downstairs so that took time! Thank goodness for long commercial breaks which I usually complain about:)
The TV show was only an hour so I came up and finished off my "project" around 11pm - just peeked in the fridge and does the sauce look good - I will definitely make the gravy earlier in the day today!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Your love and spirit have never left us over 10 long/short years. Some days it seems like forever since we heard your laugh and on the other hand, seems like yesterday.
You would have been proud of Dad - he did well on his own but never ceased missing and loving you. Shortly after he moved here, he was thinking about you and tears fell down his cheeks. He grabbed a paper towel, cut his eye and had to go for an emergency visit when the pain got too bad. You would have laughed - you know how Dad was with Docs. The doctor was so very kind to Dad and asked how he cut his eye - Dad replied, "With this tissue" as he pulled the paper towel from his shirt pocket. The doctor smiled knowingly.
He talked about your life together a lot and always said you were the best mother and wife. I listened to him recount how you never ever let us cry or wake up in the night as babies - you were attending to us before we "called."
Oh, and Mom, you'd be so happy to hear Shirl had surgery on her knee and recovered quickly and with great courage. I always told her that I wished you guys could have known she finally was relieved of her pain.
Robin is still healthy and looks 10 years younger than he is. Does all his car and yard work - he helps me out, too. The four of us have traveled to the States a bit.
You'd drool if you could have seen Neil's and Dan's home - it's a 3 story beautiful home with full basement. They have worked hard to make it absolutely gorgeous. Neil planted things specifically in yours and Dad's memory and also in Miriam's memory. You should see their renovated kitchen - now, there's something you'd love.
Oh, you would have loved this story! Brian became a professional chef - he started his training after you took your final journey. He and I have talked often how you two would have been like two peas in a pod! I told him, "Grandma would have been on the phone to you all the time about the job" and he laughed his gentle laugh. He's doing well and works in a hoity, toity hotel - you and Dad would have loved staying there! (PS Not married yet but he's only 38!)
Now here's a story - Mark married Feb. 4th, 2007!!! Can you believe it?! He met "the One" in Vancouver several years ago. You'd love her, Mom! Guess what her name is? MiHwa! Pretty, eh? (And she is so beautiful, inside and out - she is so wonderful to us, especially caring to W.) I told MiHwa many times that you would have loved her!
I retired in February 2006, Mom. It was time. Oh, I forgot to tell you, in Dec. 03, W was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Actually, I was glad you didn't know - Dad said he'd offer his head to W as he didn't need it anymore! He found it difficult to watch. (BTW, Dad was in great shape mentally til his body gave out in May 05)
There is so much more to write but best close for now. Just know you are always remembered for all your wonderful attributes. We sit and fondly remember you every day! We thank you for the legacy you left for us - we still love you and always will.
From all of us - your family. S/R/N/D/ M&M/B/ and W&I Kisses and a big hug!
Forever loved and missed - - -
Sunday, March 23, 2008
He sat high in the tree singing to his heart's content - kind of made Easter weekend special - have you read the story of the robin and how he got his red breast?
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Grabbed the leaf rake but most of the lawn was too wet - I did a bit up by the pool - maybe an hours worth. This morn both my sides were so sore and stiff. Time to get working out.
Anyway, bought an exercise ball - purple, purple. Being we do not have carpet on the main, I guess have to take it to our guest room downstairs - expecting it will toss me off a time or two til I get used to it.
Has anyone any hints on using a ball - my sister sent me ideas from a web site.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
We buy alarms, steering wheel bars, motion detector lights and multiple locks for our doors - now, due to idiots, we have to use word verification. I am not impressed to quote "you know who".
Anyway, sorry to go this way but, as usual, the idiots reign. May someone put itch powder in your shorts or panties.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
On another note, March is def. here. It's dark sky, winds, rain threatens - they have been trying to spray our fruit trees for 2 days.
The only good thing is that our snow is nearly gone - just huge piles from tossing it off the roof - and they are melting, too.
For the first time, ever, forgot to put the garbage out. Talking to my sister and hear the garbage truck's brakes screeching. Nice.
Have been considering buying a treadmill and or an elliptical. Does anyone have any advice about either?
My parting words/advice: change all your clocks! I didn't set one ahead and if not for Sis, would have missed a favorite TV show!!! Thank you - call me tomorrow to remind me again, OK?
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Got the paper in and searched for the invoice - maybe free this time:)
Sat down to read the headlines under the day and date - Sunday March 9. Sunday!!! Didn't need to go out in the night - they are coming Monday morn. I hate retirement - well, not really.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Just bought clear sink liners - soft, soft vinyl. Found a shower mat with the best suction, their sticky labels are great - I could go on and on. Bought sunglasses for $5 but promptly lost them.
Anyway else shop there on occasion?
Friday, March 7, 2008
Hee, haw, the comments I got from 2 men as they walked by - "Uh, little lady, aren't you using the wrong thing to rake gravel?" (Smirk, smirk)
"No, this is the only thing which will take care of it as the gravel is so tiny." (Smirk, smirk)
Thursday, March 6, 2008
1 large black pot (composter)
coffee grounds (for the worms)
eggshells - crushed
dry grass/twigs, etc.
garden fork, etc. for stirring it
water for watering it (!)
a keen eye to see how much it "drops" in a day - which shows it's "cooking"
grateful plants which wait for the first "batch"
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Oh, well, time to put it all back soon.