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  2. What a thoughtful friend you are, Sarah, to give your friend some food to tide her over until she can do a big shopping trip. I know I would definitely appreciate that kind gesture....đŸ˜‰ Alan and I had our own little cookout today for our midday meal. We grilled steaks, had baked potatoes and green beans. I made Alan a salad-- I didn't want one. We had the brownies for dessert. It was a delicious meal! We enjoyed eating together as that almost never happens. Have any of you ever seen the tv series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries? It's set in the 1920's-30's. It's growing on me and I am quite enjoying the show now. It's formulaic but that's ok. I've just finished season 2.
  3. We've had a busy weekend. Saturday we had a number of people here and then yesterday, we helped a friend move. Her move went pretty well, but am glad it's over. Later today, I'll go over to our friends house and bring her some leftovers that we ended up not cooking on Saturday, as I figure at least I can put some things in her fridge until she can get to the store. I'm exhausted but its a been a full weekend - I'm glad I have today off to do nothing. It's raining and gross here today so it's a nice day to catch up on some laundry and relax.
  4. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    grobiehugs :) Patricia

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    greeting from MIami  :) Patricia 

  6. Carol, it must have been wonderful for you and Peter to be in a nice warm and sunny climate for a week. I can't think when I ever did that, unless you count going to the beach. But I really don't like the beach very much, so no, that doesn't count! Did you sit out in the sun to get a little tan? Yes, the incident in Manchester is such a sad thing, but it seems Isis is determined to carry through with their ridiculous idea of wiping the earth clean of protestants. It's like Hitler's Nazi idealism of ridding the earth of Jewish people. I will never understand why certain ethnic groups or religions think theirs is the only belief system, and that everyone else is worthless. I will get off this depressing subject now and move on. Being gone can definitely end up with lots of laundry items to wash! Do you like doing laundry? I may be in the minority, but I like doing it, especially the folding. It's mindless and soothing and you feel like you've accomplished something. My husband's brother, Dave, is due here late on June 6th. I've started getting worried about the state of the house, and of course this is when you see all the things that need fixing/painting/polishing. There's no way to get it all done, so you settle for the worst offenders. Have I mentioned that I hate house work??? It comes to haunt me when guests are coming. He will be here a few days, then he and Alan will drive up to Connecticut for a wedding. While they are gone, I have planned a sleepover with Charlotte. So I am working on ideas of things we can do together. I am off from work today for the Memorial Day holiday. It's nice to just lounge around, but I am getting some cleaning done today, too, as it's a good opportunity. I also printed off recipes using Namaste Gluten Free Flour Mix and I plan to make the brownies today. I'm also going to make a meatloaf so that I can slice it up and put individual portions in the freezer for my lunches. Sarah and Irene, hope you both are doing well. I know Irene is visiting her SIL and we'll hear from her when she returns.
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  9. Well just back from Portugal spent the day washing and ironing wondering why I have do much washing after only a week away! Had a lovely time great to have sunshine and having breakfast on the patio every morning! Then we saw the news from Manchester and were heartbroken. We have so many memories of concerts at the arena . Have seen josh there twice Lily went to university there and we went to see her graduate with her law degree. I am so glad Arianna is coming back to meet the children in hospital and to perform a benefit concert I respect her for not letting the terrorists win . Sarah. Don't be worried about coming to England and going to the wedding. You mustn't let it spoil your trip. That is what the terriorists want to do to strike fear in the hearts of people. They will not win. Brenda that was a wonderful present to your daughter and son in law . Giving of your time is more important than money. I am sure they must be so pleased with their nice clean home I wish someone would come here and do the same !! However I haven't got the excuse of working anymore so have to get on with it I really liked the sound of you chicken dish but unfortunately haven't got a few of the ingredients they are not sold over here
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  12. "Florence Foster Jenkins." This is based loosely on the life of a New York socialite of the same name who lived from 1868 to 1944. She was a great supporter of the New York arts scene. but she wanted to be a singer, and was beyond terrible. The movie focuses on the last year of her life, in which she tries to set up a performance at Carnegie Hall. Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star.
  13. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    grobiehugs :) Patricia

  14. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    grobiehugs :) Patricia

  15. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    grobiehugs :) Patricia

  16. This was not originally meant to be my weekend to go to my Dad's, but one of his friends died on Thursday, and his caretakers can't take him to the funeral or visitation, which are tonight and Sunday. So I am leaving this morning after we go to observe Charlotte at karate class. That should put me at my Dad's a little after lunch time. I told his weekend caregiver to come this morning, and that she doesn't need to come on Sunday. I was off from work yesterday (Friday). As part of my anniversary gift to Shelley and Jacob, I offered to come over to their house while they were at work and clean it. They never seem to have time to do it. It was a daunting task, but I hit the hot spots, like the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, Charlotte's room and the downstairs den. I also folded 4 hampers of clean clothes and washed 4 loads of laundry. Shelley told me how very appreciative she was, so that's all the payment I need.... With 2 little kids, and a husband who is rarely there, I felt like I had really helped. Well, it's about time to get ready to go to the tae kwon do studio, so I will sign off for now. Everyone have a great weekend!
  17. Sarah, here's the casserole recipe: Chicken Swiss Bake 1 pound chicken tenders (I think it would be better to use about 1.5 lbs or else the servings will be skimpy) 1/2 pound sliced ham (you can buy it from the deli or wherever you prefer; I chopped mine into 1 inch pieces) 1/2 pound swiss cheese (keep it in slices) 1 can Cream of Chicken soup with Herbs 8 ounces dry white wine Pepperidge Farm dressing mix (I would estimate about 1/2 cup) 1/2 stick of butter In a baking dish (I used a 9x13) lay out the chicken tenders and season with a little salt and pepper as desired. You can also use some poultry seasoning. Lay the swiss cheese on top of the chicken, then add the ham pieces all around. Mix the wine and soup and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle the dressing (dry) over everything, then dot the top with pats of butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, uncovered. The sauce is delicious over rice. (I think this would also be good with 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been pounded out to be thin, say around 1/2 inch or so. It also would probably be good with boneless skinless thighs. In that case, I would increase cooking time as needed).
  18. river Yes, I think short-term memory tends to go with age, hence the term, "senior moment". When they go into a room and forget what they went in there for. Not saying that never happens to me! LOL I have a great memory when it comes to details like names, years, music/titles, etc. Who was somewhere what year, what they wore, what they sang/skated to. But at my job, if a customer tells me at the beginning of the transaction that they are tax exempt, it's very common for me to forget that as soon as I'm done scanning their items. But in that case, it's because everything I do is pretty much auto-pilot, and anything even slightly different or out of order will throw me off. For example, if a customer has me scan their MyLowes card before I ask, then there's a good chance I will still ask them! I've been getting better at that, though. It's so embarrassing when I do that. I really have to stop myself from asking, even seconds after I've scanned it. Most customers aren't that well-prepared! So I don't even know if this is even a memory issue, it's just that my routine is so ingrained that it's hard to stop myself from doing it.
  19. So, I guess the GP assignments are out. K & A got Skate Canada and France. Apparently the France one has been changed to Les Internationaux des France now, instead of Trophee Eric Bompard (and Trophee Lalique, way back when). I can only assume T & S will be in Canada as well, which means the 2 teams will go head to head. So of course K & A won't win. I just looked, and Madi & Zach are there, too, so they might beat them, too, unless K & A start doing extra good. I do hope they improve on this last season, because I want them to do well. Of course at this point there's little to no chance they'll medal at the Olympics (I'm kind of expecting this year's Worlds to be the result). But I still want them to place higher than 7th, which is what they got last time. Maybe 5th wouldn't be out of the question. The line-up in France isn't much better for K & A. There's the French team, and Madi & Evan. So, they'll likely be on the podium, just no gold medals. And guess what, Skate America is last! First is Rostelcom Cup, then Skate Canada, then China, then Japan, then France, and then America. The top US ice dance teams are as follows: Shibutanis: Russia, America Hubbell & Donohue: Canada, Japan Chock & Bates: China, France And, I see that the Shibutanis are the only team that have a serious crack at the gold medal. They're the only US team who don't have a top team to contend with. Hubbell & Donohue have T & S in Canada and Japan. Madi & Evan get the French team in both their assignments too! And the Shibs are free of anyone else who would have a serious shot at beating them. Conspiracy? That means that the top 3 world medallists will all very likely win their GP events. Nothing new; this is how they worked it last time with M & C and T & S.
  20. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    grobiehugs :) Patricia

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