Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Kitty in the Kitchen!

I was calmly making my lunch, and I felt I was being watched.  I was...by Lucy!
Lucy's view:
 When I turned my back on her, (to show Grand Mary the photos of what Lucy looked like) Lucy jumped down....next to my plate....thankfully not in it! =) 
             Cats never stop amazing me with their agility and precision!  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Musical Monday: "In Summer" Sing-a-long!

 Sorry friends! I know that "Frozen is WAY over done, but I just had to share this sing-a-long~ doesn't everyone love sing-a-longs?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Food on Friday: Izzy's

Uncle Clint introduced us to Izzy's Burger Spa in Tahoe~ they were good!


They had those tables that the laminate looks like OLD ads...this one caught my eye: 

Come to think of it, we have been eating lots of burgers on this trip! =)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Thinking about Valentine's Day

(I'm posting this early, for those of you that need to plan ahead!)

If you feel sad, lonely or depressed about Valentine's day,  remind yourself that the holiday isn’t all about romance and couples…it’s about spreading love and goodwill…making people smile.

 Buy (or make) the cheesy, silly paper cards and a few lollipops or cutesy pencils and give them to the little or not so little people in your life...take the opportunity to “embrace the kid in you”.  =)   

Create some fun and surprises for your friends and family.   Bake some cookies or a cake…make your own fun and take the opportunity for a party!  (I think that the main reason that this holiday has always been so popular is that it breaks up the winter doldrums.)

I’ll go ahead and confess that some years I’m depressed- but then if I stop and think about it, it's because I’m focusing more on self, and less on others.  Focus on others…giving love and joy.  Not on what “you don’t have that you think everyone else does "have”.....  

What do you think?  Am I right?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Musical Monday: "Dominique"


 The Singing Nun was a fun Debbie Reynolds movie- I've watched it 2 times at Grandma Hale's house.
(my other favorite song from this movie is "It's a Miracle")

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Food on Friday: Fish Dinner

 Papa caught and cooked the fish, Grandma did the rest!

Thanks guys!  =)

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Jessica Rey & The evolution of the swim suit


Mom and I came across this10 minute video when we were looking around YouTube for swimsuit sewing tutorials....I thought that it was good. What do you think?

Monday, August 04, 2014

Musical Monday: Plumb - "In My Arms"

 I love this song~ so sweet, and makes you love your Mother more, makes you cry for unloved babies & children, makes you miss the ones who aren't here.



(Benjamin introduced this song to us awhile back)

Friday, August 01, 2014

Food on Friday: Red's 395 Grill

This was a neat place- we ate outside (no waiting time), but the inside was FULL of neat old stuff! (especially above your head in the rafters-- wagons and stuffed animals, etc...)
Front to back: "Explosion Salad", "Jump up & Kiss me Chicken", and "Shrimp Scampi". 


 Where's Sophie? Do you see her?

If I needed a smoker, this is the kind that I'd like to have! =)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Stalag 17 (Movie!)

It is my understanding that the TV show "Hogan's Heroes" was based on the 1953 movie "Stalag 17". And before the movie, it was a play.   I hope that you enjoy it!
(oh, we used to the scene where the guys use the telescope on the neighbor girls....it's been so long, I can't remember what was wrong, how long it lasted, or if I would still skip it if I watched it today.)


Movie:


Monday, July 28, 2014

Musical Monday: Roger Miller sings "King of the Road"

 (I love every version I've ever heard of this song---the group that got me started was The Proclaimers)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Food on Friday: homemade Quesadillas.....

....With a Quesadilla maker~   that was a first!


 To start things off, I fried up 1/2 an onion (in butter of course). Then I fried up 20 thin slices of ham lunch meat in MORE butter....that added to cheese was the filling. (the pic below was for one)

Each quesadilla had 10 slices of lunch meat, 1/4 onion, plus cheese!  (My Uncle Clint said that I over-filled them, but I think that it was fine...I just had to get help opening the gizmo to get that baby out!)

 This gizmo snaps shut, and sort-of crimps the outside edges shut, so there is very little leakage, and it makes sealed lines on which to cut.   2 quesadillas plus a side dish of beans & cheese fed four adults.

 While it was fun to use, I don't know that I would ever want to own one myself.  If you want, you can buy your own Quesadilla cooker HERE.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday~ blast from the past

I always miss "Throw-back Thursdays"....but not this time~  I hope that you enjoy these!


That bear is "Petie", and was Benjamin McKee's...I'm sure that he did not mind sharing with me. (he had a "Sweetie" too, named for the the children's book called "Sweetie & Petie")  I'm pretty sure that I remember this play time.
 
Did you know that I don't mind getting wet & dirty? Provided I'm dressed for the occasion!

 Mom needed lots of help with the baby!

 One of the best family photos ever taken!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Whatever Wednesday: Charlie and Livy

I made my "niece" Olivia and "nephew" Charlie some "matching clothes" I'm glad that they like them.  And...depending how things go, I may make a bib for little "nephew" Will, too!