Re: October 2013
posted at 10/10/2013 9:27 AM EDT
So far not too much trouble moving around here, maybe because there's not too much activity going on yet any place on the Forums page.
Hats and Kargiver, I asked G.T. about his pickled cherry tomatoes - he had sent me a pic when he did them, wish I could post it on here - , in pint canning jars - so pretty. He cut them in half and he said he did use dill because he loves it. That's all the info he offered, other than he had googled online to find the procedure.
Winter, between regular emails I do and here, can't remember if I mentioned my GS is having his braces put on tomorrow? Last Fri he had the spacers put in and when I talked with him Sat, they were hurting. I don't think he realizes how uncomfortable he might be at first at least - a lot of the other kids already have the wire ones, so that's what he's going with. How has your son made out with his? Any tips I can pass along? The only "tip" I gave him was to eat the bag of birthday candy that's always a part of my birthday present to him - BEFORE tomorrow! HaHa - his parents may not be laughing. Along those same "teeth" lines, my oldest GS (how old is he now? He's a senior in college - -) is having his 4 wisdom teeth pulled at once in another week. On antibiotics for a infection from one and a face that was out like a balloon.
Novem, I think the puppy costume is the costume of choice this year. Next door neighbor has been minding her little GD (14 mos) who is the cutest little thing. Her grandmother says she looks for me every morning, as she does her track run around and around the deck! When she sees me, her little arms go out through the railings, wanting me to pick her up. She's going to be a puppy too, and I heard someone else - can't be pumpkin because I'm sure he's going to be a minion. Good luck house hunting, btw. Only did that once, and I couldn't believe some of the places we were shown even tho we had made it clear what we needed, room to set up a couple of rooms off by themselves for my mother.
Rama, I haven't googled Cardi's yet to see where it is, but thanks for the suggestion. I really love the set I have, it's solid oak, and if it weren't for pedastal splitting, I think from the weight of the glass I had made for the top to protect the surface, and also the damage that has been done now that the glass isn't on there, I wouldn't be looking. I so love the island, haven't returned it yet, am trying to see other rooms even where I might use it.
As for pumpkin seeds, I've always washed, dried, and roasted them salted, on a piece of foil on a cookie sheet. My mother used to do it the same way. Can't remember what temp or how long, since now there's noone to eat them but me, and that salt isn't good for me. It's not a fancy recipe, but just a hand-me-down way of using everything possible, for a fun snack when money was very tight. Kids thought making them was fun.
And, finally, Pingo, the Cracker Barrel - haven't been there since my card playing neighbor and I parted ways. Her husband used to take us there, he loved the idea of being able to get breakfast any time of the day. I could drive myself there, but I'm not really sure of the way, and I hate 93, or at least I did the last time I drove it. You're right, it is a beautiful drive once you get off the highway.
OK, that should take care of my posting for a week!
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