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    Good Morning!

    It is Friday the 13th so beware as you go about your day.

    We now have snow covering everything and it is a wet one, so ice is underneath, and it is a cloud covered sky. The high will be 29 and the low of 24 with 4-6 inches of snow likely.

    I have the onions for French onion soup carnalizing and they smell so good. We will also have grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and I tried a small sample last night of putting apple butter on the ham before grilling a sandwich and DGS and I decided that was really good so will make ours that way tonight. We will also have apple slices and warm caramel for dipping.

    What will be your dinner this Friday night?
    Heritic, rebel, a thing to flount,
    He drew a circle that shut me out.
    But love and I had the wit to win,
    We drew a circle that took him in.

  • #2
    It was bloody hot today!! We had a doctors appointment 45 minutes drive from home and even with airconditioning in the car, it wasn't a pleasant trip. The temperatures we are having is just too much for airconditioning, in the car and the house, to cope. Right now it's 3am and we are at the lowest point expected for the night... 86f and tomorrow (Saturday) is expected to be 108f for most of the day... This current heatwave is expected to break on Tuesday.

    Our dinner tonight... John had corned silverside with baked potato, peas and carrots; I had sliced corned silverside on three Cruskit biscuits.

    The family are coming over tomorrow to do a few things around the house that are beyond my ability. John and I will entertain Andrew and Hannah. I'm leaving the airconditioning on all night so the house will be cooler tomorrow and, most of all, we can get some sleep.
    Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

    Napoleon Hill

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    • #3
      French onion soup sounds delicious. I need to mak a pot soon. Today I am exhausted and think I will grab something to drink and fix a grilled cheese, feed the dog and go to bed early to read.

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      • #4
        Happy Friday the 13th! I have no superstitions about the date, just another Friday. It’s been cold and kind of rainy today. I invited the lady across the street from me over for coffee and cookies, we talked for about 2 hours and had a good time. I was telling her I had signed up on the MeetUp app for the Stanwood-Camano Women’s Club and it turns out she’s a member and they all have a good time together. I promised myself I was going to put myself out there and get active with some of the Senior ladies because I miss the social interaction.

        I’m going to one of the events this evening. It’s dinner at Patini’s in old town Stanwood. I’ve heard it’s excellent and am looking forward to trying it.​

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        • #5
          Long day for us! Went in to town to look after our grandson for 8:30 and I got home at 7:20 pm.Mom and Dad are in school! We had the best time with our lil guy! He's being so silly now, and trying to talk so hard, babbling away. He doesn't say that much really...he says car, truck, bus, was that, mama, dada. We had fun in the afternoon as i was singing songs, hokey pokey....he'd turn himself around so much and get dizzy.
          I just threw in a couple frozen pizzas for dinner lol
          A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MudderBear View Post
            We had the best time with our lil guy! He's being so silly now, and trying to talk so hard, babbling away. He doesn't say that much really...he says car, truck, bus, was that, mama, dada. We had fun in the afternoon as i was singing songs, hokey pokey....he'd turn himself around so much and get dizzy.l
            Sounds like a wonderful day, MudderBear. Pretty much how it is here when we have Andrew and Hannah visiting. How old is your "lil guy"? This stage passes so quickly and good for you enjoying your grandson's baby days.
            Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

            Napoleon Hill

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            • #7
              Our grandson Kian will be two at end of April. We babysit him once a week, and may have another visit with him...it is surprising how fast they learn from one week to the other for sure. He is in a small home run daycare so no doubt picks up things there, and Momma Dadda has been taking him to play groups, swimming lessons and music classes since a wee babe.
              A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MudderBear View Post
                Our grandson Kian will be two at end of April. We babysit him once a week, and may have another visit with him...it is surprising how fast they learn from one week to the other for sure. He is in a small home run daycare so no doubt picks up things there, and Momma Dadda has been taking him to play groups, swimming lessons and music classes since a wee babe.
                I remember when Kian was born... doesn't seem like almost two years ago. The time goes by so quickly. Hannah is the same at learning new things. She's very slow with speaking but she was just unwilling to talk. Her parents forced the issue by making her use words to get what she wanted. Mostly what she says is Mumma, Daddah, Anoo (Andrew), no, yes, up (when she wants to be picked up), dinner and more. She tries saying Grandma and Granddad but they are difficult words. She'll learn soon. She turned two in November. Hannah has a nanny who takes her to play groups and her parents have just started her at swimming lessons and sport on Saturdays. She seems to be a water baby... one lesson and she's already jumping in, floating and blowing bubbles. She is very comfortable in the pool and not afraid at all.
                Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

                Napoleon Hill

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MudderBear View Post
                  Long day for us! Went in to town to look after our grandson for 8:30 and I got home at 7:20 pm.Mom and Dad are in school! We had the best time with our lil guy! He's being so silly now, and trying to talk so hard, babbling away. He doesn't say that much really...he says car, truck, bus, was that, mama, dada. We had fun in the afternoon as i was singing songs, hokey pokey....he'd turn himself around so much and get dizzy.
                  I just threw in a couple frozen pizzas for dinner lol
                  This made me lol. These are the days my friend ! I remember when mine were little. It's an amazing time. I love hearing about little Kian.
                  Love hearing about Chayote babies too.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CharleneG View Post
                    Happy Friday the 13th! I have no superstitions about the date, just another Friday. It’s been cold and kind of rainy today. I invited the lady across the street from me over for coffee and cookies, we talked for about 2 hours and had a good time. I was telling her I had signed up on the MeetUp app for the Stanwood-Camano Women’s Club and it turns out she’s a member and they all have a good time together. I promised myself I was going to put myself out there and get active with some of the Senior ladies because I miss the social interaction.

                    I’m going to one of the events this evening. It’s dinner at Patini’s in old town Stanwood. I’ve heard it’s excellent and am looking forward to trying it.​
                    Would you mind giving us a review of your own? I looked at the menu there, and it really sounds good!! While I am in Virginia, with no chance of ever going there, it is still fun to look over the menu and decide what I might order if I went there!!!

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                    • #11
                      It was very good. I had the Cuban skirt steak with black beans, rice and fried plantains, all very good. The other ladies has the sea bass, the prime rib and Caprese salad. If I go there again I think I’d have the chicken piccata or else the bacon wrapped scallops. I just had iced tea with dinner, two of the ladies had wine.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CharleneG View Post
                        It was very good. I had the Cuban skirt steak with black beans, rice and fried plantains, all very good. The other ladies has the sea bass, the prime rib and Caprese salad. If I go there again I think I’d have the chicken piccata or else the bacon wrapped scallops. I just had iced tea with dinner, two of the ladies had wine.
                        Sounds really good!! I like looking at the menus of the restaurants you name. Being on dialysis, I cannot go out as much as I like anymore, so I look at recommended restaurants and choose what appeals to me! I find that alot of restaurants charge big money for mediocre food....which is a no-no to me. Atmosphere does not fill my stomach!!
                        I sincerely hope I am not overstepping my boundaries by asking you these questions!

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                        • #13
                          I love looking at menus and seeing what sounds good. Since COVID hit I got so used to cooking what my husband called really good restaurant quality dinners that there are only a few things I’d want to go out for now. Probably a good thing since the prices in most places have gone through the roof.

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                          • #14
                            I hear you!! I agree, the prices for food is way too high. So many restaurants charge big money for mediocre food. They think the atmosphere is worth paying more. Atmosphere does not fill my stomach! Better food requires higher-quality food. I get it....it costs more. If a restaurant is going to charge more, then the food better be worth it, not just mediocre.

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                            • #15
                              Since I moved from the sprawl of Los Angeles County to a small town 50 or so miles north of Seattle I don’t have as many choices for dining out anymore, probably a good thing! The place I went Friday night was very good, but unless I was going with a group I doubt I’d go there again. I will go out for good Mexican food, and there’s a place in town that is really fantastic. I can make some really good Mexican meals, but my taco skills are severely lacking. In the 47 years Ken and I were together he was THE taco chef and he was so good at it. I can make a good burger but sometimes I just want one from Five Guys, and as I’ve mentioned in the past, Jimmy’s lasagna is to die for. One of the reasons I’ve joined up with a couple of lady’s groups is for good conversation and the opportunities to “do lunch”. Since I don’t drink alcohol I’m more than happy to be designated driver.

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