Monday, June 29, 2020

Food

Brian wanted a cherry pie for his bday, he turned 50 this year!!! How is that even possible?

Haven't been doing too much of anything. did venture out to Costco last week, Macy's as out of my origins Ginger lotion, and Old Navy as i needed something NEW, becuz i don't have enough clothes!!!  Their 4th of July stuff was all picked over, but i managed.. They had NO boxer shorts!  What is the deal with that?  Thought it strange..

Lots of people in both parking lots...
Was dissappointed that Costco will no longer be carrying BOOKS, what?  that is a part of the Costco experience... Hate things changing (did not read my last blog, but this seems familiar, wonder if i have already gone over this?)


Made avocado toast.. finally got it down to where i can eat it, 9 grain toast, LOTS of butter, mash the avocado completely so there are NO lumps! Mix in some lemon juice and use Trader Joe's  Everything Bagel Seasoning.... it's good, just sayin....



AND i go to Starbucks alot..... Grande Iced Soy Latte... and this time i have a  piece of the lemon bread, have also "discovered" the Almond croissant.... or the bagel bites..... depends on the mood you know... Pumpkin bread in the Fall is nice too...

my Iowa friend can drive to viewpoints on the Mississippi River and watch barge traffic or the birds, we don't have any place like that here!!!! disappointing... can sit in some places and look at the mtns.  this last time i took my coffee and a book and parked along the canyon trail and watched people/families go by on their bikes or running (sometimes there are young men with no shirts running, that is somewhat entertaining :) )  but mainly just sit in the sun with Luci and read....

my niece sent me a FB thing about people wanting to take down the US flag and statue of John Wayne at the John Wayne airport in Orange Co, Calif, rename it Orange Co airport, due to comments he make in early 70's, that are now deemed racist  REALLY??? what in the world...????
Are we all going crazy and our feelings are hurt by someone's opinion and the more's of an earlier time. Are we really that sensitive? and can't use that as a learning conversation...

Mom had some readers re-covered, as they got tatty,  (she taught 4th grade at this time i believe) Singing Wheels i remember it was called, federal regulations required new reading material every couple of years, but she loved those books.  There were racial connotations and slurs in them, but she felt that the overall content was so good, and these few things called for discussion and learning to actually TEACH that this was wrong, and to no longer be tolerated... rather than ditch all the books and no longer use them..  yea for Mom...

Take Care all and God Bless

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fun...

 Nothing to do.... so i get on Snapfish, they always have NEW things to add to your picture, like the blue hair!!!  Heavy eye make-up and no wrinkles...!!!

You know we have decided to NOT do anything about the grill.... i know, i know. having something delivered dented takes all the new and shiney off it.  BUT  Brian had it all together when i got home and noticed, why he did not i don't know...  it weighs 140#.. not something you can just repackage, and it would have to be taken apart and all of the cardbrd insert things were all torn apart... not re-useable..
I just could not figure out how to proceed.... and it is a tight close, there are no gaps and it is just on the pellett hopper and there is no smoke or anything in that part in any case, i hope....
sooooooo
I WILL probably get the gumption together to give the company a call and tell them of my dissatisfaction.... in a calm, orderly way... :)
I just want no confrontations and want someone to be kind to me....  do you think that can happen??
AND i guess i can make a scathing review....


hahahaha, this is the best, love the glasses..... see, it's fun.... what you can get out of the different choices...

OH AND we have some foolish city workers out the front door working on the seweage lines, clunking and talking and moving heavy metal plates about, backhoe, some other big truck that has a big sucking hose.... no smells tho  (so far) AND this all starts at 7:30am...
And WHY does there have to be one poor guy in the hole digging away, when there are 3-4 guys standing watching??? seems a waste of payroll to me..
Sooooo i have been getting up and getting 'stuff' done, yardwork in the cool mornings, just basically getting ready (oh, and Luci, poor thing, hears none of this and sleeps blissfully on, i have to poke her and lift her up to get her awake !!)
made a taco salad today that was really good, Brian even said he liked it!!! WOW!!! Have been eating dinner at about 2-3 p as he goes to bed at 5-6p as he goes to work anywhere from 2:30a to 5am.  he has always needed lots of sleep.... but it is weird to be here and he is here, but NOT, you know.... TV does not seem to bother him....
Nothing exciting happenings... just the daily grind.... did go to costco, Macy's and Old Navy yesterday.... was able to distance.  was sad to see that Costco will NOT be getting books back, used to LOVE going in there and seeing what they have, browse, sometimes that was the only thing i would get!!! It just takes the joy aout of going in there... Now i have to be more deliberate in my ordering and knowing what i want, i guess, have been using my Kindle more...

Found a new author!!! Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Patrick Flint Novels... mystery, adventure like them!!
Also been bingeing on Netflix, now watching Marcella.... she is cray-cray!!!!
Watched 3 seasons of Fauda, series about the Israeli Moosaud (sp) secret service.  It was pretty bloody and wonder what i am doing to my psyche... haha but interesting to see the cities and countries, filmed there and it was dubbed, and you had to read alot and none of the actors were familiar.. just found it very interesting, different ideas and cultures....

Take Care all and God Bless

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Mtns



Todays Three sisters.... Faith, Hope and Charity

Broken Top off to the left

It is overcast n muggy.....

Ordered a Traeger grill from amazon... came yesterday,brian got right to work putting it together... come home and he is gone, it is together BUT the pellet hopper is all bent!!!! Really????? it had to be like that when they packaged it as the outside box was not dented in any way.. AND that thing is HEAVY metal, it had to take a REALLY good bump/bang to dent it!! So.... they just better send me another pellet hopper is all i have to say, you spend that much on a grill and it had better be perfect and not dented....






SEE... dented.....

Take Care all and God Bless

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Century Drive


Friend Carol and i took a drive today around Century Drive.  It was SUCH a beautiful day...


Sparks Lake and South Sister

Sparks Lake, on a Wednesday there were surprisingly alot of people up there, kayaking, fishing, camping
This lake is probably not very deep as it is sprawled over a large area and some years the water goes all the way to the road, but it has not been that way and marshy for many years now...






Me, with hair not cut in 3 months!!  I did finally get it done today at 7pm!!!




Friend Carol...  Luci loves her.... especially sitting on her lap!! And Carol is so kind that she lets her up on her lap most of the time.... :)

We did go to elk lake too, but it is much more commercialized and for some reason did not get a picture there.  Did not go to Crane Prairie or Wickiup Res.... can really only do so many....


Devils Lake, for some reason this lake has a wonderful color, only one up there that has just that color...




Hosmer Lake, Mt B is in the background, but had a cloud cover by this time, this lake has all kinds of water plants in it, wonder if they ever bloom... the air was really brisk and cool down by the water.



Lava Lake

Then in Sunriver we  braved a little burger place, had a reuben, it was really good and the best sweet potato fries i have EVER had!!!!

We just talked and looked at all of the scenery and smelled the fresh, fresh air.. was able to social distance pretty well and everyone was very cordial...

Made a huge circle, saw lots of 'stuff', Luci was good, slept most of the time...

And it just kept getting warmer and warmer out, had to eventually take off my jacket.

May you all have such great days, Take Care and God Bless

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Peony..!


I put in 2 peonies two years ago, this year one died, did not come back after winter and the other one has ONE bloom.... but it is a pretty one!!

Take Care all and God Bless

Friday, June 5, 2020

Grocery Mask



Ready to brave the grocery store once again with new friend-made mask!!!

Cute, huh?  thank you FRIEND!!!

Take Care all and God Bless

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Things....

WELL!!!!! i have spent like 3 hours on Amazon, after watering some of the yard. decided to NOT listen to CNN today... getting too depressed.... too sad and worrisome. NOT that i have forgotten, but i need a break.... fortunate that i can take one.
You know, u an get most anything you want on Amazon???? i have always said that and it is true. looked at different grills, read reports, recommendation.. still unsure, BUT i did order some of those grilling mats and trying some of the grilling bags... now, hahahaha just need a grill. Oh and a thermomoter, am sure Brian will need one of those.... HA! am sure HE is the one going to use it...
Also got another harness for Luci, the expensive one i got just does not work, she can pull right out of it.  those little legs and deep chest!! hard to fit... was looking at what i have and must have 10 of them that i have gotten throughout her lifetime.... have always been worried about going to the beach, a wave catches her and she would be sucked right out of the harness.... want something she can. not. get. out of!!!!  SO we will see how this one works..
Did not get books this time, but did look at them...
Not much else happening here at Sunshine Cottage just watching grass grow, doing my daily walks, trying to figure what to fix for dinner, reading, making cards. and that just about taxes my abilities...
Take Care and God Bless