Wednesday, July 31, 2019

For Old Times Sake! & A Update @ 5:20!

Today has been great. Our dear friend Kris sent me this picture this morning to let me know that Bob really does get around. She wrote that this morning she & Jim spotted Bob, in their hotel's parking lot. And I totally love it! "Thank you Kris!"

For the past few days Tony has walked more steps than me, but I am proud to report that yesterday I finally out-walked him, because I had walked over 8,895 steps! And I did it by dancing the two-step, in the big room, to one of my favorite Gary P. Nunn songs—For Old Times Sake

Seriously, yesterday morning while Tony was getting ready to go to work with me, I danced around The Cabin for over 18 minutes, while listening to Gary P. sing this favorite song of mine, over and over and over again. And when we left the house to go next door I had already taken over 2,500 steps!

Well, today is the first day of Sarah, Darlene, Tony and I competing against one another to see who walks the most steps per day. And right now, I am betting that I am in last place, because I spent most of my morning washing dishes and cooking in the kitchen.

Even though I was busy in the kitchen making fresh batches of salsa, making and cooking more veggie burgers, finished cooking another pot of beans, washing more dishes, cooking us lunch, etc.—I've only taken 2,581 steps and it is almost 1:30.

So that's about it for today, because I am going to take a short nap with our dogs and then dance a little, before getting back to my writing.

Y'all take care and keep on laughing!

5:20 Update: 

I tried sleeping during my nap, but I couldn't because I kept thinking that I needed to get up and walk. So I got up and decided I would get more steps in by walking 4 Fast Miles with Leslie Sansone. Plus I love this DVD.

Before starting my 45 minute walk with Leslie, I took my pedometer off and took a picture of where I was at, before starting the workout video.

Then I started walking with Leslie after pausing to take this picture of her on the TV.

As soon as my walking workout ended I removed my pedometer again, and took a picture of how many more steps I had walked—8063!

I was thrilled with the results to say the least. Then I went back into Tony's man-cave and took a picture of his pedometer. And please note that Tony's pedometer clock is set one hour behind mine, which is the real time, because he can't reset the time, because he forgot his iPhone's password and is locked out.

Anyway, as of right now at 5:20, I am ahead of Tony! 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Another Bob Sighting!

Today has been great. My dear friend Mari sent me this in an e-mail and I totally love it! So I am proud to report that this is another Bob sighting! "And Mari, thank you for making me laugh out loud!"

Y'all have a great day & evening and keep on laughing!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

What About Bob? or Tony Saw The Light!

Today has been great. This afternoon after taking a peaceful, sleepless nap with our four-leggers I was thinking about Bob. Because as soon as the weather cools I plan to paint a life-sized mural, on the water catchment tank outside our front yard. I'm going to paint a 1969 VW Van with Bob driving the van and waving a peace sign, as it goes down the road.

Now you may be asking, "Who is Bob?" Well, as you may remember, many years ago my dear friends Kris & Jim went to Roswell's Alien Museum, in New Mexico and they brought me back a six foot tall, blow-up, green alien, because of my fascination with aliens. And they had named it Bob before they gave it to me and it stuck. I loved Bob.

Anyway, Bob soon became more famous, because Little Debbie started her own blog. And here is the picture that is on her blog, of her posing with Bob, Jr. and me.

About the same time that Little Debbie started blogging I bought a used Shasta RV and I fixed it up. I re-painted it turquoise and I named it the Mother Ship. And I also painted Bob on the front door, with a 1969 VW Van, in the background.

"So what about Bob?" Well to jog your memory a little more, I used Bob in the hilarious Longmire—Texas Style, video spoof that I wrote and produced to make Little Debbie even more famous than she already was. Here is a picture of Bob and Little Debbie posing with the cast and crew at our wrap-party.

After the Longmire—Texas Style wrap party, at Big Jim's & Lady Liz's Grey Goose Saloon, Tony and I took Bob home, because he was so exhausted—he was deflated. And here is a picture I took of Bob resting inside my pink, writing cabin. (And not to brag, but to brag—I built the bed that Bob is sleeping on.)

This afternoon after my sleepless, but restful nap I brushed most of the dog hair off of my clothes and then I went into the kitchen, because I finally knew exactly what I was going to do with my little, battery-powered, chain of twinkle lights, that I had purchased last week at Wal-Mart, for under $5.00. And I named this Bob project—Believe.

In the picture below, there is a little green plaque that says Believe holding a Mason jar and for years I have kept Bob, Jr. inside the small jar. The small Believe plaque is to the left of the Great Pyrenees On Duty sign, that Carol recently gave to me. And I love that sign, too.

The hardest part of this easy-to-do Bob project, was removing the twinkle lights from the packaging, because they used way too much tape. 

Anyway, after I had installed the 3 AAA batteries and had tested the tiny string of lights, I removed the Mason jar from the Believe plaque. And then horrors! Inside the jar there was this big, dead scorpion that had died, on top of Bob's feet. So I immediately went to show Bob's uninvited dead guest to Tony. And let's just say that Tone was not impressed.

So I went back into the kitchen and buried the scorpion, in the trash can, without any kind of ceremony. Then I washed out the dusty jar and Bob, Jr. and dried them both. Then I shoved the tiny string of lights inside the jar with Bob, Jr.

Then Tony helped me hang the battery box below the plaque. Then I flipped the switch for the lights to come on and that's when Tony and I burst out laughing, because when our friends see Bob, Jr. glowing, on the Believe plaque it will hopefully make them laugh, too.

As I finish writing this I have just turned on Bob, Jr.'s Believe plaque, again and my cobalt blue candy dish that also has twinkle lights inside it and I can't quit laughing. And Tony just walked in here and when Tony saw the light(s)—he started laughing, too. So I hope this post has made you laugh at least once or twice, because I know that one of my purposes is to make people laugh.

So, if you have not laughed yet, here is my last attempt tonight to make you laugh or at least chuckle.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

His First Time!

Today has been great, as usual. This morning when we got back home from working next door, I decided to make us some veggie burgers for our lunch.

Then I changed my mind and decided that I needed to get Tony to make these easy to make veggie burgers instead, so he would learn how to make them, plus realize just how easy they are to make, plus appreciate all of the healthy ingredients that it takes to make these awesome meatless burgers.

Before I asked Tony to make these burgers, I decided to make it a little easier for him since it was his first time to actually cook something in my kitchen, because I don't count making coffee as cooking. So I put the recipe and all of the ingredients needed, on the kitchen island, along with measuring spoons and my new stainless steel measuring cups.

When I asked Tony to please make the veggie burgers he shot me a look—like I was crazy. Then I quickly explained to him why he should make them instead of me.

Minutes later Tony took command of my kitchen and I was impressed except I had to explain to him that he needed to follow the recipe step-by-step. Then I grabbed my camera and started shooting him in action.

Forty minutes later, after cooking them for 30 minutes, Tony pulled his healthy creations out of the counter top oven. And I was glad that I had already washed and dried and put up all of the dishes and the utensils and ingredients that he had used to make his veggie burgers.

Then I took over and plated two of Tony's veggie burgers. Then I topped the Tony Burgers with homemade salsa and avocado and then I shot them, too. And his Tony burgers were absolutely delicious. And to say the least—Tony was so proud of his Tony Burgers.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Chicken! or No Regrets! or Let The Games Begin!

The last few days and today have been great, of course, because ever since I started doing my morning habit (Saying, "Today is going to be a great day!" and then loudly clapping my hands together, before jumping out of bed.) nothing ever goes wrong in my life. And yes, I am bragging about that. And I highly recommend doing this positive habit. Especially since it is M.I.R. Time.

I found this awesome recipe Grilled Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Strawberry Salsa, on the food network and I made it today for Tony's and my lunch and it was totally delicious and very easy to make.

Okay, hold your horses food police. First off, no chicken was harmed to make our super healthy lunch, because our new motto is "We don't eat anything that has eyes." Not original, but it works for us.

What I made for us today was the Strawberry Salsa and I served it over the sweet potatoes that I had drizzled with some olive oil and we also had a bowl of my mouth-watering homemade beans .

And yes I did use olive oil, because in Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live Cookbook, there are at least 5 great recipes that use olive oil and they can be found on pages: 183, 184, 192, 198, 222, etc. Anyway, here is a picture of my strawberry salsa. And, I think that you should make it, because it was so easy to make and absolutely delicious.

And here are picture of what we actually ate for our whole food plant-based lunch today.

Since my last post, I did something and I have no regrets about doing it. Thank goodness. 

Last week Amazon Prime had this big two day sale, so I decided to buy a "Amazon's Best Choice" tracker/pedometer for myself, because the price was drastically reduced (under $20.00) and because I love pedometers, because they keep me motivated to walk more.

Anyway, after I purchased my pedometer device I decided to buy one for Tony, too. And it was a gamble, because I wasn't sure that Tone would want one. So, I didn't tell Tony about me getting him one, too.

A few days later my pedometer package arrived and that is when I sprung it on Tony that I had gotten him one, too. And I was pleasantly surprised that he was so thrilled to get it. Bottom   Line: I suggested that Tony and I compete daily against each other to see who walked the most steps each day, because we both love challenges.

Because Tony and I have been having so much fun with our daily steps competitions, yesterday I told Sarah and Darlene, our sweet co-workers, at Escondida Resort, about our fun steps competitions. 

So here is another Bottom   Line: They got so excited about the daily steps competitions they immediately went to Amazon and they purchased pedometers just like ours, too. So now the four of us can start competing against each other. (Their pedometers are supposed to arrive tomorrow.) Then "Let the games begin!" 

Here are pictures that I just took of Tony's and my pedometer steps, so far today. And as you can see Tony is ahead of me, but tonight, at work, I plan to catch up with him and surpass him! Here is Tony's pedometer.

And here is a blurry picture of my step counter. It was hard for me to take a picture of my device. But you get the picture. : (

I know that competing will be so much fun with the four of us doing this and the coolest part about it all is—it is so good for our health.

And as I finish writing this post, I also want to let you know that sweet Sarah and sweet Darlene are getting ready to start eating a whole foot plant-based diet too. Because after seeing the results in us they too want to get healthier and live longer. Life is good. (Knock-on-Wood)

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

FYI: Tony won tonight by over 2,000 steps. But I will win tomorrow!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Spirits In The Material World! or I Have Mike!

Friday and Saturday have been great to say the least. We have been working a lot next door, at the Escondida Resort and we've been loving getting the extra hours.

Yesterday our good friend Ronnie Namour sent me a copy of his latest music scene column that he had written for the Island Moon. I always love reading his fabulous columns, because he is such a great writer and he has such a great sense of humor.

Long story short, Tony and I met Ronnie several years ago, because of our mutual friend Rick "The Friendly Lighthouse Keeper." And if I remember correctly, every time that Tony and I and our friends went down to Port Aransas to stay at the lighthouse, Rick made a point to be sure to take us to go visit Ronnie. Also Rick brought Ronnie to come visit us when we were still at the rescue ranch. And Ronnie and Rick also came to visit us here at our new place.

Basically when Rick would come up here to see us he always brought along his beautiful, sweet girlfriend Tracy Weatherall or else he would bring Ronnie, who is also good-looking and an encyclopedia on music, too. And it never mattered to Tony or I which one Rick brought along with him, because Tony and I LOVE Tracy & Ronnie.

As y'all already know Rick sadly passed away this past February and it was devastating to us, Ronnie & Tracy and all of Rick's many friends. Here is a picture of Rick that was taken for a Texas Monthly story about him. And a picture that I took of Rick, inside our trailer, hamming it up by pretending to be warming himself up, in front of the TV's faux wood burning fireplace that was in a constant loop.

We loved Rick and just seeing these two pictures of him makes me miss him even more. But thanks to our dear friend, Ronnie Namour, for sending me his latest column—I am sure that Rick is okay on the other side and that he is still up to playing his old pranks on the ones that he loved and left behind. And thanks to Ronnie—I am still laughing after reading Ronnie's hilarious account about Spirits In The Material World!

Here is an excerpt from his latest music column that he wrote for this week's Island Moon.
Three Chords and the Truth
By Ronnie Narmour

"There are spirits in the material world…I’m about to tell you a wild story and you’re probably going to think I’m nuts… or delusional. Maybe, but just let me start by saying I firmly believe there are spirits in the material world. My old friend Lighthouse Rick croaked (his word) last February. We were pals since I got to Port A over ten years ago. Even when Rick moved to Nicaragua, we talked every few days. At the very end when it was obvious he only had a short time left on this world, I spent a good amount of time with him, helping his girlfriend Tracy and other buddy Elisa deal with his final journey. The day before Rick died, we sat in my truck at Caldwell Pier and talked for a few hours. I told him I’d watch after Tracy and make sure she was taken care of. This comforted him. He died the next day and Tracy and I eventually fell in love. Here’s where it gets weird. 

You can’t hang out in my bedroom anymore…

Strange happening as soon as he died. When the three of us were at Charlie Marshall’s Funeral Home in AP making arrangements in a meeting room and the funeral director left to go get something, a door leading to a showroom with caskets and urns and funeral paraphernalia flew open by itself, there was no one in there, and a blast of cold, cold air hit us. It was wild and obvious and really cold. All three of us knew it was Rick. We struggled for another explanation. We walked into the room and it wasn’t that cold in there. Fast forward to last week… one night when I got up to get some water, the light on my ceiling fan came on by itself when I was out of the room. It woke Tracy up. You have to pull the chain three times to turn that light on. The next night when I again got up for water and Tracy was sleeping, the wind chime in the corner of my bedroom shook violently and there was no wind or reason for it. I know spirits attach themselves to material objects and Rick’s laptop, with all his pictures and stuff, sat directly under the wind chime. I got rid of it the next day and had some sage that Sally Marco’s (Gratitude in Port A) Shaman daughter Jasmine gave me and we did a thorough cleansing of both our houses, burning the sage, assuring Rick that we would always love him but he couldn’t hang out in our bedrooms anymore. So far so good with that, I think he got the point but the jury’s still out. Rick could be cantankerous.

I have Mike Ellis…
Then yesterday I got a call from Janet Planet, “Ronnie, I have Mike Ellis.” Mike Ellis is the founder of the Island Moon and died nine years ago. Janet went on to tell me that she had been talking to Patsy Jones on some dimension recently. Patsy died a long time ago, too. I just went with it. Patsy was a folk singer and wrote the classic song, ”That’s My Island”. Mike Ellis and Patsy were great friends and Mike would often roll around on the ground when she sang about tumbling tumble weeds. Janet Planet said that while she was talking to Patsy in spirit-land, a tumble weed blew up in her yard and she was sure it was Mike Ellis and she wanted me to have him, and brought the tumbleweed over to my house and hung it up on my clothes line, where it still is. I’m not trying to go anywhere with this story. I’m just telling you what happened. You can’t make this stuff up. I told you, you’d probably think I’m nuts. I think it’s time to talk about some music now…."

(Then there is this hilarious photo taken by Ronnie, of the tumble weed hanging from Ronnie's clothes line.)
 "Mike Ellis is on my clothes line and Lighthouse Rick is in my bedroom."
      —Ronnie Namour

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

I Leaned Out The Window And Snapped!

Today has been great sort of. The bad news or weird news is this afternoon Tony walked down the driveway to get our mail and when he returned, he calmly said, "There is a dead coral snake on our driveway." Then he handed me the mail.

I could not believe how calm Tony was when he told me about the snake, because if it had been me that had discovered the dead-deadly snake—I would still be shaking in my boots and be  trembling so badly that I would not be able to type this post.

Anyway, there was a notice from the Post Office for me to come and pick up a package, so Tony and I decided to go get it, before the Post Office closed for the day.

When we neared our mailbox, Tony stopped the truck, so I could take a picture of the snake to use on my blog. So I leaned out the window and snapped this picture.

It is not a great picture, because I was too far away, so Tony took my camera, got out of Trigger and went up close and took this picture of the snake.

And Tony thinks that it must have been about 4 -5 foot long, before it decided to expire near our mailbox. And we don't know for sure what killed it, because Tony told me that it did not look run over or crushed. So I guess that will always remain an unsolved mystery.

But we are certain that it is a coral snake, because as we all know that famous old saying—"Red on yellow kills a fellow. Red on black venom lack," etc. So that is my creepy news for today.

Besides having to deal with the untimely death of this coral snake I do have some wonderful news to tell. Bandera Electic Co-Op e-mailed me our electric bill today. 

I know it is sad or should I say semi-pathetic when someone gets excited over receiving an electric bill, but I did! Because it has been over a month since Danny and Ernest put in our new, insulated ceiling and  instead of our electric bill being over $350.00 like it was last September—it was only $120.86!!! And we are celebrating this great news. So Life is good.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Monday, July 15, 2019


Today has been great even though we are still in M.I.R. (Mercury In Retrograde) Time and tomorrow night is a full moon. It is sort of like a double-whammy happening, but I can deal with it. (Knock-on-wood.)

This afternoon I fixed us a delicious lunch. We had leftovers of my Spinach & Artichokes mixed with a mouth-watering raw cashew sauce. And we had a delicious whole food plant-based version of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. Totally delicious!

I found this tasty (healthy) "ice cream" recipe on Forks Over Knives and the four main ingredients are frozen bananas, frozen cherries, vanilla extract and almond milk. The video I watched on how to make it suggested topping it off with sliced almonds or using dark chocolate chips sweetened with stevia. So I used both sliced almonds and Lily's Dark Chocolate, stevia sweetened chocolate chips.

It only took Jaws, my trusty Vita-Mix machine, a couple of minutes to make it and Tony and I both agreed that it is our new favorite "ice cream" dessert. And if you are interested you can check out this awesome recipe on Forks Over Knives. And the very best part of this recipe is it is totally vegan and guilt-free with no sugar added.

And as I finish writing this post I want y'all to know that Tony has already lost 20 pounds in one month and I too am losing weight, but at a much slower pace. But I am fine with that too, because my 501 Levi's are getting close to being replaced with the next size smaller and by September 1st or sooner I should be wearing my regular size of smaller Levi's!

P.S. I still have ten pairs of these smaller sized Levi's jeans packed away underneath the bed, because when I started gaining weight I simply could not bare to give them up, with hopes that someday I would be wearing them again. So Life is Good.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Blue Light Special!

Yesterday afternoon after returning from running many errands in Kerrville, I started cleaning up little areas in the kitchen and the big room. Like dust away cobwebs, remove layers of dust from things, etc.

You see, last week I decided to start doing 10 minute spurts two or three times a day (or evenings) deep cleaning small areas in the house, because I do love having a clean home, but spending hours or days deep cleaning depending on the job is simply not my cup of tea, so to speak.

And little by little or day by day—The Cabin is starting to look like we don't live here with our five four-leggers. And I am calling my many little accomplished tasks a small miracle. And here is a picture that I took of my almost cleaned-up kitchen area.

After I had deep cleaned a few more areas I treated myself to a sleepless, forty-five minute nap, with our dogs. They loved it and so did I.

Once out of bed, I went into the kitchen and put 3 AA batteries in a little, three foot long, twenty-tiny twinkle lights rope, that I had bought on sale, yesterday, at Home Town Craft store. 

I have always loved little white twinkling lights and because these were on sale I simply could not resist buying them.

Anyway, I decided to put them in the cobalt blue candy dish that I cherish, because thirty years ago my sweet mom had given it to me. And even though I never put candy in the pretty dish, for years I've used it to put business cards in. Here is a picture of it, on my desk, but unfortunately my camera  didn't do it justice, because it just shows the candy dish glowing—instead of showing each individual light. 

 But I still love it anyway, because when I turn it on each little light shows up just fine. It is just the camera's fault, or probably because of M.I.T.

Late yesterday afternoon Carol called me and invited Tony and I to come over for a visit. And while we were over there we got to talking about our whole food plant based diets and when I told her that I needed more recipes Carol stood there and e-mailed me several of her favorite Pinterest healthy recipes to help me out.

Then she told me about this awesome veggie burger recipe for me to watch on YouTube, etc.

So today has been great, because late this morning, while Tony was working next door, I watched this great YouTube video on how to make the whole food plant based veggie burgers that Carol had raved about.

After watching this fun to watch, informative cooking demonstration, I already had all of the ingredients, so I quickly and easily made the (S.O.B Burgers—Smokey, Oat, Burgers) veggie burgers. Here are pictures of the mixture, the uncooked veggie burgers and the cooked veggie burgers—that were so delicious Tony is still raving about them.

So while these tasty veggie burgers cooked, I decided to make the oatmeal cookies recipe that Carol had also sent to me, because I also had all of the ingredients. And here are pictures of the before cooked cookies and the mouth-watering cookies I made using dates, raisins, old fashioned oats, almond butter, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla extract and walnuts. With no sugar, flour, butter or oil.

As soon as they came out of the oven I went next door to pick Tony up, so we could eat lunch and to say the least—he ate two veggie burgers and two cookies and he told me that they were the best veggie burgers and cookies that he has ever eaten. And it is true and I have Carol to thank for sharing these awesome recipes with me.

If you are at all curious about these two fabulous, super-healthy recipes, here is the short, YouTube link that gives you the recipe and shows you how to make the healthiest, most delicious veggie burgers: 

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Little Green "Alien" Visits Escondida Resort & Spa!

Today has been great, but then again it is still early. This morning over at the beautiful Escondida Resort & Spa, Tony and I were talking to sweet Darlene and the magnificent Sarah, when our friend Lisa came over to us, and said, "Come on guys. Hurry! You've got to see this!"

And not on purpose, but in a wannabe Tim Conway imitation, the four of us scooted/shuffled our way over to see what Lisa wanted us to see right outside of the main office.

"I was just passing by," Lisa explained, "when I caught a glimpse of this green thing in the corner of my eye." And with our cameras ready to shoot, we all leaned in closer to see what this tiny green creature was.

When we saw what it was, it immediately put big smiles on all of our faces. And I said, "Omg,  It is way too cute!...." As we excitedly talked about this adorable, little green alien visitor at Escondida, Tony and I both started taking several pictures of it. And here are just a few more pictures of the little frog that I immediately tagged Kermit.

Of course Tony took much better pictures of this little green alien visitor than me and I wish that all of y'all could have been over there to see it, because it brought instant joy to all of us. Because being  at Escondida, surrounded by all its natural beauty and nature, and then getting to meet Kermit is just another great reason why Tony and I love getting to work over there. 

And as I finish writing this morning's post I am listening to Louis Armstrong sing "What A Wonderful World." Even though I am well aware that is M.I.R. (Mercury In Retrograde) Time.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Proof Really Is In The Pudding!

Today has been great, even though my thumb still aches and the old Band-Aids we have— keep coming off.

I have nothing spectacular to write about this afternoon, so I am going to tell you about my new recipe.

Late this morning Tony was grumbling about being hungry and so was his stomach, so after I put a new Band-Aid on my thumb I got creative in the kitchen and came up with Cousin Nancy's Chili with Beans recipe. And here it is:

Water-Sauteed: red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, garlic and veggie burgers. (I didn't have any crumbles, is why I used the veggie burgers.)

Remove veggie burgers and set aside. Using a blender chop up all of the vegetables. Pour into a pan and add a small can of tomato sauce, a can of rotel tomatoes, beans, chili powder, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.

Take the softened veggie burger and dice them up in the blender. Add the crumbles to the mixture. Heat and serve. (Makes 4 servings)

The reason that I keep writing about the importance of eating a plant-based whole foods diet is because Tony and I love this major lifestyle change, even though we do allow ourselves to cheat a little, because of French Vanilla CoffeeMate in the morning and one beer and one glass of wine in the evening.

Also because a friend of mine recently told their team of cancer doctors, at M.D. Anderson, that a month ago, after they had received their cancer diagnosis from them—they started eating a plant-based whole foods diet, and these medical experts told my friend that it was the best thing he/she could do to fight their cancer. And they also told my friend that they wished everybody would eat a plant-based whole food diet.  

And even more amazing, after my friend had committed to eating a plant-based whole food diet for a month—yesterday, at M.D. Anderson he/she was told that all of the bad "numbers" from last month had improved significantly. So the proof is really in the pudding, so to speak.

Y'all have a great afternoon & evening and keep on laughing!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Unconditional Love!

Today has sort of been great, because it is M.I.R. (Mercury In Retrograde) time, again. Mercury went retrograde yesterday and it will last until August 2nd. Anyway, I just wanted everyone to be aware of it in case y'all didn't know.

A few weeks ago when our dear friends Drew & Ellie visited us and Drew cooked us a delicious, healthy lunch, they forgot to take their Foley metal, measuring 1/2 cup with them. When I discovered it in the dishwasher I sent them an e-mail telling them I would keep it until their next visit.

I've ended up using their little 1/2 cup measuring cup a few times and I liked it so much I went to Amazon and purchased a stainless steel set for me, because all of my life I've always used those plastic measuring cups.

Also, few days ago when Tony and I were buying groceries at the big H-E-B, in Kerrville, I decided that I also needed to buy a decent kitchen knife, because Drew teased me about it when I told him that I always use a steak knife when I am cutting up food. And before we ate lunch Drew informed me that a sharp knife is much safer to use than a dull steak knife. Point taken. Even though Tony tried to explain to Drew that I am not good with knives.

So this afternoon when I started chopping up vegetables for our lunch, I used my new knife. A Farberware that cost me less than $12.00. Instead of using my trusted steak knife.

While I was chopping up some red and green bell peppers, the new knife slipped and yes, I cut the edge of my thumb. and it started to bleed.

So while I am running water over the cut, Tony walks inside with the mail. "You've got a package from Amazon. Omg, did you cut yourself?..."

So while I am trying to put this giant Band-Aid around my thumb, Tony opened my package for me and asked me what it was.

And ten minutes later we were eating a delicious veggie burger covered in cooked mushrooms, red and green bell peppers and onions and topped off with avocado. We also had a side of homemade pinto beans, in bowls, but I forgot to take a picture of them. 

Then after we ate, using Jaws, my Vita-mix machine, I made us some homemade peach ice cream using pecan pieces, almond milk, peaches and 1/2 tsp. of maple syrup. And Tony loved it as much as I did.

And I guess that is about it for tonight, because I plan to make some pop corn for Henry and me and watch Unconditional Love, one of my favorite comedy movies starring Kathy Bates and Dan Aykroyd. With guest appearances by Julie Andrews and Barry Manilow.

And just so you'll know—Tony put my new Farberware Edgekeeper, in a kitchen drawer with instructions for me not to ever use it again. So I guess when Drew & Ellie come back to visit us I will give him my kitchen knife along with his measuring cup.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!