July 2013

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    Good morning,
    Such a nice night sleeping with the windows open. Next week we will have to close them again. Getting up in the 90tieth again. Ugh!
    Kar, I will certainly try to get that information for you. Good luck w/ your stove visit. I hope you find, what you want.
    tt, is the new baby coming home this weekend? I am sure you must be anxious to visit him.
    Saw, I made chicken thighs and zucchini last night as well. Not cooking for a week has gotten me out of the loop. Don't know, what to make for breakfast or dinners. You mentioning zucchini and chicken legs made me go for that. I baked them though. Good to hear, DD's cough is only due to post nasal drips. But those can be annoying enough.
    DH is already at work. Left at 6:30, and I slept in enjoying the cool breeze from the open window. I will now get myself together and do some work around the house. I brought home some Mexican Petunias from DS's yard. Will have to plant those. And we also got a self seeded little palm tree. Planning to pot that in our pool. Have to find out, what kind of dirt palm trees like.
    Hope you all will have a good weekend.


     


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    Thanks, Pingo, but I got all the answers I needed from Percy's and the best prices, too - under MSRP, which doesn't seem to be generally what stores are doing with these.  The salesman actually directed me away from Wolf and to a Thermador given what I told him was important to me.  And, it's cheaper!  So, Wolf is out, Thermador is in. :)  If that weren't enough, he showed me a hood that was 1/3rd the price of what the other guy told us we needed.  Percy's is THE place to go!!  

    How is Pumpkin2, tt?

    indeed, the cooler air is so nice, especially for sleeping.  Poor DH was snoring away when Gracie woke us up...very unusual for him.  Too bad Mr. Pingo had to go to work today especially so early!

    SAW, how did your smoked/grilled meal come out - no rain, I hope.
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    Funny, I just put the phone down and came in to check the boards and saw your posts, asking about pumpkin 2, Kargiver and Pingo. Mom and baby were going home last night, as far as I know.  Called to check and see how he did during the night and offer my help any time during the week she might want to lie down for an hour or so with him.  She's either busy or sleeping, but I left a message anyway.  G.T. and I will go over next Sat or Sunday.  He did forward me a newborn pic she texted him.  He's a little pint of peanuts.

    You're having quite an adventure with the stove, Kargiver - good to get lots of different opinions, giving you different options.  Smart to tell this man what features were important to you, and he could lead you to a brand that offered those.  Have you ordered or actually bought the stove yet?

    Sun is coming out here and temps are warming up.  Got so much done yesterday, floors, bathroom, new tabs on kitchen chair leg bottoms, washing scatter rugs.  Had planned to do the same today, but found yesterday's ambition got all used up, I guess.  May now, make a batch of choc chip cookies (for me), and a lemon loaf to freeze to take to pumpkin's (bought the lemon and want to use it).

    Pingo, hope you will be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the week-end.  I know you like to do a lot of preps when one of your sons is coming, but you still have a couple of more days to spread it out.  Off  to the kitchen I go.

    P.S.  Meant to tell you, Pingo.  Took a pic yesterday of a male and female goldfinch, balancing on sunflowers that had self seeded under the birdfeeder - eating the seeds of the ones that had started to dry!  Nice pic, but unfortunately - - - some day maybe BDC will go back to the old method and we can post our pics with ease and without worry of exposing something/someone else.

     

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    Great news they are home and everyone is healthy.  So nice of you to offer to give her a rest when she needs it.  With a LO already at home a newborn is even harder - or 3, but that's another story, LOL!  And, it's a boy - how nice to have one of each. :)  They must be over the moon especially given that it looked unlikely she'd get pg, again.

    Yes, an adventure, indeed, but we are totally sold on the Thermador and the hood he recommended.  DH and I are THRILLED.  While it's still a LOT of money, it's far less than it looked like it was going to be after visiting that first store with the dunce of a salesman.  Indeed, the contrast was striking - this gentleman at Percy's has "Senior Product Specialist" on his card, and it is no overstatement - he KNOWS his STUFF.  And, it got him a sale.  Well, almost - no, we haven't ordered it yet, but I expect we'll have it taken care of soon, probably next week.

    I'm wearing my party shoes around town to break them in before next Saturday (can't wear them around the house because the heels will mark the floors).  Question - can I dress way up and NOT wear pantyhose?  My heels slip out even though they fit well if I wear hose, but not if I don't.  I need the friction of my heels against the rubber pad to keep them on when I walk.  But, is that horrible?  I'll have my nails painted, of course, and moisturized smooth legs.

    Add biscuits to what is being baked in CC today - I'm putting them together in a few minutes.  DH asked for strawberry shortcake for dinner.
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    Re: July 2013

    Just got some pics of pumpkin checking out the new baby.  GD says:  "he seems pretty happy with his new toy, I'm sure that's what he thinks the baby is!"

    She emailed me while both "babies (that's all pumpkin is, really, he's only 19 mos, afterall) were napping.

     

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    Kar, I am glad you found, what you wanted. I left two messages to my friend, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet. She is probably in Fla. visiting her son and grand children. They go once a month. Glad the hunt is over for you. Thermidor is a good old name too.

    Amazing how quickly, they send people home after delivery. Pretty soon it will be an out-patient affair. In my time, they kept us for 10 days. Does he look like Pumpkin?
    I would have loved to see the photo of your Goldfinches. We have a container on our deck I seed with wildflower seeds, and it get visited frequently by Hummingbirds and later other birds will be drawn to it, when the seeds are dry. Last year I had a large Sunflower there. The birds loved it. Every single seed was picked. I hoped, another one would have come up this year, but it didn't happen. Next year, I will make sure, I plant some. Isn't nature wonderful and amazing?

    I am in process of cleaning my refrigerator. Lots of good stuf in there, when we left for TX. Didn't want to throw it out, but now I had to get rid of most of it. The fruits and the greens, that were still good, I juiced. The rest went in the garbage disposal. I generally plan and make sure to use everything up, before we go away. But this time we had guests almost up to the day we left, so I really couldn't plan. I couldn't serve them cereal for dinner. That's what we usual resort to when everything else is gone.

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    Kar, if you have nice suntanned legs, w/o any blemishes (veins and such), I don't see why you cannot get dressed up to the fullest and NOT wear a pantyhose. It also depends on how formal your dress is. If it is a long dress, then who will know whether you wear pantyhose or not. That said, personally I wouldn't go w/o panty hose. I would feel "naked" and uncomfortable. If you do decide to wear a hose, then there is those small wedges, you can attach inside the heel, so the shoe won't slip.
    Try to search the Forums. There were a discussion about it some time ago. I think in weddings. I don't remember, what came out of it.
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    I was going to say, Kargiver, that I would leave the answer about pantyhose, yes or no, to the younger ladies, because being the vintage I am, I'm not dressed in a short dress without pantyhose.  It gives a finished look.  BUT, times have changed, and see what the younger set, as yourself, think.

    "Each one of us contributes in some unique way to the composition of life." 

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    You guys are the best, really.  I should mention that it was in no small part due to YOUR urging me to talk to DH about how much I hate our stove that gave me the courage to even suggest spending so much for a tool I know I'd really enjoy and use to the fullest.  I'm so glad I did, and he is, too.  THANK YOU!!  Yes, it took a year to really get the ball rolling, but better late than never, right?

    Pingo, too bad about the fridge losses, but it's inevitable sometimes.  Sounds like you salvaged a good amount; it's the fresh fruits and veggies that you juiced that are a real shame to totally lose.

    tt and Pingo, thanks for the advice re hose.  I love that you called assigned me to the "younger set," tt - yay!!  At 41 I teeter back and forth wondering what set I belong to, LOL.  I already have the rubber grippers, Pingo, and sadly they work to some degree but not enough to keep my heels in place.  Very aggregating. ;)  One thing that gives me hope it's OK is that our guilty TV pleasure is Millionaire Matchmaker, and she said hose are passe.  We'll see.  No matter what my age, my mom raised me to believe I wasn't dressed up unless I was wearing hose so it will be difficult for me to go against it.  But, I love the SHOES!!!  Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a lady, LOL.  I don't get dressed up much so I want to carpe diem.

    The biscuits just came out, and I need to put the chicken in.  Chat later. 
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    Re: July 2013

    Not sure this will work, but here are the shoes, but mine are black patent:


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    Wow, those are beautiful Kar.

     

    Definitely don't detract from them with pantyhose; do enhance them with your bare legs and perhaps some sparkle on your toes?

     

    My Mom would be 93. She came from the girdle generation. A woman in a dressy dress never went anywhere without her girdle. But, beatnik that she was, she gave up that kind of "foundaption" (as it was then called) early. I feel the same way about pantyhose. Plus, I find them killers in the summer heat.

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    Beautiful shoes, Kargiver.  I'm sure each day others will weigh in, you still have a week to decide.  If the answer is that you can't wear them comfortably with nylons, then that's your answer, no nylons.  You certainly aren't going to have gone through all you did to get them and end up not being able to wear them.  Is this a family gathering?  That makes a world of difference too.  If it was my husband'd work get together - I'd go with the nylons.  Family - different story.

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    Re: July 2013

    Thanks, ladies!  

    She would have been 93, rdg, yeah, that's definitely of the girdle era, but good for her for being comfy. :)   Goodness - I still wear Spanx, does that count as a girdle, LOL?  

    It's a family party, but lots of friends, too.  Big evening shindig.

    But, you're right, tt, when I ordered them I assumed I would be able wear them with hose, but I can't so there we go.  No hose it is.  I'll definitely have my toes done to match the dress; the polish arrived yesterday and it's spot on for color.
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    You will be a knock-out.

    Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -- Rumi

     
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    <Blush>, thanks. :)
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    Re: July 2013

    Hi everyone. Tt, how sweet of you to offer to watch the two little pumpkins so you GD can sleep. Kar, congrats on finding your stove. As for the shoes I think no hose since they are peep toe shoes. 

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    Yes, spanx is a just girdle by another name. a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and a girdle by any other name would make me sweat just as much... None of the young people wear pantyhose these days; I think they can look lovely, f.e. Kate Middleton now wears them and looks great.  But, older women than you - Michelle Obama, Katie Couric and Kathie Lee Gifford come to mind - never wear them even to events that I think are quite formal, so do what you must do.  Those are some gorgeous shoes!  If you can get throught the whole event in them, more power to you.  From my great age (close to 60) I have been looking back recently on some great events in my life saying - wow I was 36/37/8/9 then, I was so young....   but I thought I was old.....it's all relative. 

    ETA, I made brie en croute (in puff pastry) and lime parfaits today, they came out very well.  Esp. the parfaits!

     
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    Gorgeous shoes, Kar. My mind is chuckling, thinking of you wearing those around town. You must have turned a few heads. LOL What color is the dress?
    It is going to be sunny and warm next week. Maybe you could spend some time in the sun in order to get a nice color on your legs.
    Thinking back on the red carpet at the Oscars, there were plenty actresses hoses.
    Do what your heart feels is right; you will be criticized anyway.
    - Eleanor Roosevelt

    ETA: Should say "there were plenty of actresses without hoses".

     
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    Winter, they make special panty hoses for shoes w/ peep toes.
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    Re: July 2013

    Loving the shoe talk - fun!  Thanks for indulging me. :)

    The dress is fuchsia, knee length, sweetheart neckline, tank style with wide but tapered straps, full body ruching (about 2" each cinch), 90% linen, 10% spandex, fully lined, soft cups.  I have footless hose, but since I'll be wearing spanx (it's form fitting!), I don't need those, too.

    I'll try to post a photo of the whole thing after the party.  Thanks, again, for all the input and discussion - it really helped and I enjoyed it so much.  I don't get dressed up much so it's extra fun to share.  And, yes, I had to explain the shoes 3 times, LOL.
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    Re: July 2013

    I know Pingo but most women don't wear hose anymore especially in the summer. Kar I think with  a tank style dress you will look lovely without the hose.

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    Re: July 2013

    Good Sunday morning,

    That greeting still always brings to mind Mothermitzi's nice long, late night/early morning hour posts on Sundays that we all looked forward to.  They were always so full of news of things going on in her interesting life.  How I miss her.  We never know how we touch others lives.  --  That being said, I certainly can't fill those shoes, but I'll try to keep it in mind with my post this morning -

    Cool air coming in, but the leaves are still, I know what that means - heat later on.  Even saw a couple of joggers who, as they rounded the corner, slowed down, one to a walk, and wipe their foreheads.  Cheerio had jumped up on the ironing board where I had laid a pile of towels fresh out of the dryer, and claimed them as her nap spot this morning.  I opened that window, trying to lure her to a new spot, but I just heard her jump back to the board.

    As for me, I did get the cookies and lemon loaf made, which, since it didn't make it to the freezer last night, has already been sliced for my coffee this morning.  Funny, there are lots of lemon loaf recipes out there, this one is the handwritten one my mother made that I gave to G.T. and yet it tastes different depending on which of us makes it.  My mother's was soo good.  G.T.'s is soo good, and when I make it as I have only for the past couple of years, mine just doesn't have any where near the flavor his does.  Wonder if part of is is that I sort of slap mine together in a hurry usually,  but I know when he's making his there's a little love stirred into it, remembering my mother - my boys were all so close to her.  Again, there's an example of a woman who had no idea of the memories she was creating for her family and how her influence would stay with them even into their adult lives.  There's never a family gathering where her name doesn't come up with a funny little anecdote, usually from her grandchildren.

    Ok, enough meandering, can't think of anything that would interest the masses, so I'll sneak out in my robe before neighbors are  looking out their windows, and snip the dead buds off the butterfly bushes.  Keep hoping for a good soaking rain, but I think I'd better bring out a jug of water to give them a drink too, just in case.  Have a good day everyone.

     

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    Just a little added note:  Harry is evidently spending the day with me.  Fed him early around 6'ish, and a few minutes ago as I stood at the back door looking out, out he came, talking away, from under the wisteria.  Of course I had to go out and pat him, and he rolled around and rolled around on the walk, scratching his back.  Walked over to the frog pond with me and stretched out there.  you know, we have always said what a long tail he has, but when he lies down and stretches out, he has a really long body too.  His fur is so shiny and healthy looking.  We're taking good care of him, Cat Lady, Lady on the Hill, and myself.

    "Each one of us contributes in some unique way to the composition of life." 

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    Re: July 2013

    Indeed, good Sunday morning, everyone!

    yes, where is mm?  We do miss her...

    tt, I wonder if others add more lemon zest than it calls for?  I usually double it.  I'm sure you stir in just as much love. :)

    Thanks, Winter, et al - I've made peace with not wearing hose.  And, I find Spanx quite comfy as odd as that may be; the dress is fitted and the Spanx makes me feel like I can breath, ironically.  Maybe I can find a photo.

    not much going on here today.  Hope everyone enjoys their Sunday.

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