Diane T.'s Profile
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- Thank you, Norma, for sending out encouragement!
This is something I need to pay more attention to......I'm generally remiss in remembering to pull the plug on appliances that are not in use. Once I have an appliance set up, it stays that way....except perhaps if I go off on vacation. Then I go around and disconnect almost everything.
Had a light coating of snow on ground this morning.....but temperature reached 36 degs today.....feels almost spring-like. However, forecast is for more snow starting tomorrow.....total of another 12 inches of snow by Wednesday evening.....accompanied by strong winds.
Busy morning.....early dental appointment: then to the tax man's to pick up my returns; then the vet's to pick up meds for the puppies. Then this afternoon my recliner called my name; and I answered for just a short time.
Hope everyone had a productive Monday. March 11, 2014 at 0:42 UTC
- Love all the foods mentioned.....can't wait for watermelon season to get here. SIL made baked ziti and sausage for dinner tonight with red sauce.....so this challenge is done. He made a very large pan of ziti.....to I brought some home and will have it for lunch tomorrow. For the grands, I baked chocolate chip muffins and peanut butter bars.
Have been rolling my left foot over a bottle of frozen water tonight.....my self-diagnosis is plantar fasciitis (spelling?). Also bought and put some heel cushions in several pairs of shoes/boots....maybe that will help a bit.
Pain makes walking the dogs somewhat difficult. I've noticed though that if I stay on my feet and keep moving it's better. It's when I get up after sitting for awhile that the pain is the worst......can just barely touch my heel to the floor initially. This is the second flare-up in the past few months.
Big Al is feeling poorly....he is down with a cold and congestion. Took him over a couple of chocolate chip muffins to have with a cup of coffee.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and have adjusted to the New Time. March 10, 2014 at 0:26 UTC
- Thanks, Kathryn, for the encouragement,
It's late....almost 11 pm and I just turned on the computer and read the challenge. So in the words of Scarlett O'Hara .......I'll think about this tomorrow. Will also check your postings/replies tomorrow.
Night all. March 9, 2014 at 3:51 UTC
Mary B. replied March 9, 2014 at 21:51 UTC:
- Do this every day, three times a day.......walking the dogs. Sometimes they step right out and sometimes they just meander.....always varies during each walk.
Pretty day here....started out cold in the single digits....gradually warming up to about 29 degs. Don't think it ever cleared 30. Sunny and windy. More snow/ice melt making sidewalks wet and dirty to walk on. Dogs had to have their feet and legs washed down when we got back to the house.....not their favorite thing.
Headed out to Arnie's for dinner tonight with Big Al......I feel a Grey Goose Martini coming on!
Hope everyone has something fun planned for the weekend. March 7, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
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Sandy K. replied March 8, 2014 at 0:35 UTC:
The Grey Goose Martini is sounding pretty good right now :)
Regina F. replied March 8, 2014 at 2:56 UTC:
It was 35 degrees and sunny today - had to roll the windows down to cool off in the car! Hope the dogs enjoyed the good weather!
- Will add one of these vegetables to my list......list is already as long as my arm (well, not quite)!
But I'm already good to go on the challenge - last night cole slaw and also a broccoli salad were some of the sides served with perch.
Three degrees here this morning...gradually warming up to 17 degs., bright sunshine, no wind....lots of snow melt made for sloppy walking this afternoon.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday.
Don't grow up. It's a trap! .......unknown March 6, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
Show moreLinda B. and others posted 2 replies.
Sandy K. replied March 7, 2014 at 0:23 UTC:
Hang in there, Diane...warmer temps are on their way to you. They are beginning to arrive here and it feels glorious!
Kathryn T. replied March 7, 2014 at 6:54 UTC:
Have a wonderful Friday, Diane.....and walk carefully through the slush!
- My recollection goes back several decades.....way back to my grade school years when I was taking piano lessons. Every year our teacher, Mrs. Marshall, held a piano recital for all her students.
Smell - to this day, every time I smell carnations I'm reminded of these recitals. Mrs. Marshall presented each of her students with a single carnation to wear the night of the recital. Pink for the girls; white for the boys.
Sound - recitals were held in the cavernous Masonic hall and the acoustics were great....almost everything sounded good!
Sight - All the kids dressed in their Sunday best and the parents all proud as peacocks.
Touch - fingers sliding over the piano keys.
Taste - the punch served afterwards.
Cold, bright, sunny, and windy here again today; with some light snowfall.
Had my do done this afternoon.... good thing, because I was about ready to take the scissors to it myself......and that would have been a disaster!
To kick off Lent, Big Al had a perch fry tonight for a number of friends. My assignment was dessert....I made a chocolate Bundt cake drizzled with both vanilla and chocolate glaze.
Happy Wednesday! March 6, 2014 at 3:48 UTC
- Done.....and a few extra. Nice stretch.
Just another day in paradise.....cold, cold, cold.....and getting a bit more snow tonight.
Will check back in later.....must go watch my favorite program - NCIS!
Happy Tuesday! March 5, 2014 at 0:55 UTC
- Information just reinforced what I already knew......I'm way overdue for an eye exam.....about 2 years overdue. Making an appointment is on my to do list.
Dang, another cold day here, although it was bright and sunny. Forecast is for -8 degs tonight. But as far as I know we are not expecting any of the nasty weather the south is experiencing......again.
Big Al and I made a Sam's run this afternoon.....in preparation for warmer weather I bought myself a great terry beach towel......good weight, good price. Last summer before going out to the Cape I looked and looked for a nice beach towel and all I found was stuff that mimicked cheesecloth and cost more than what I paid for this towel. I'm a happy camper!
Thought I was going to have to make an emergency trip to the vet today for Hank. Prior to leaving the house the dogs and I have an established routine.......ll them I'm going to the store and they head for their bed where I give them a treat. When we did this today, the treat was a Dentastix. Guess Hank was extra anxious to get his and somehow, when chewing it, a good sized piece got stuck in his back molars crosswise on top of his tongue. He couldn't get it loose and, of course, would not let me near him. I telephoned Al; asked him to come over quickly. Hank allowed Al to hold his jaws open (must have been a guy-thing) while I reached in with wooden tongs and snagged the offending piece out of the back of his throat. Catastrophe avoided! That was enough excitement for the day.
Take care, stay safe and warm. March 4, 2014 at 1:50 UTC
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