Lowcountry Chit Chat

By: palmettobug53 , 3:10 AM GMT on August 27, 2012

The tropics seem to be winding down. Knock on wood. Other than Nadine wandering around. It's hard to believe she's still out there. It's been almost 3 weeks.

Until I can get up a fresh entry, this will have to do. I've a couple of ideas but I'll have to find the enery and time to do a little research and write something up.

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Such very bad luck for your other half! Car accident & sick all in the same week.
You are so right about the sturdiness of cars now-a-days. It is a wonder more people are not killed in the newer ones even with all the airbags & restraints. Give me a good hunk of steel car of yesteryear! Makes one wonder how we all managed to live such a long life before all these new safety features. We drove from South Florida to California with our #1 son standing behind Max's shoulder or sleeping in the back seat. And remember those cloth type baby seats that hooked over the back of the front seat so the baby was in a perfect projectile spot to go flying through the windsheild. We drove from VA to FL with my oldest neice setting in one of those things.

Wishing your hubby get well soon wishes..
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Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Ylee, the thumbsucker wasn't asleep. She'd open her eyes occasionally and was ready to get off at our stop.

I was back on the bus again today. Hubby wasn't able to do anything about the car yesterday, as the two insurance agents involved had some ongoing something or other with all of the resquisite paperwork.

Thumbsucker sat next to me this morning but acted her age today.

At least I don't have to pay the 1.75 fare each way. My employer pays the bus system an annual flat rate which allows all employees, staff, students to ride free, anytime, anyplace by showing our IDs.

I thought about those cotton work gloves. Many of the guys I know that do construction wear them in winter with the tips cut off. My hands are so small, though, that the smallest size still swallows my hands whole.

Hubby's still battling his cold. He simply disappeared shortly after I got home yesterday. He didn't say a word. Just ~~~POOF~~, he was gone. When I came out of the kitchen and didn't see him, I started looking. He was already dead asleep in bed. I hadn't been home 30 minutes.

He went on to work; he'll drag himself in, no matter how badly he feels.

Guess I'll see how he is when I get home today. IF he hasn't gone to bed before I get there.
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167. Ylee
Wow, bug, you've had an eventful couple of days! Was the thumbsucker asleep? Otherwise, that's just weird(or she really liked the grape jelly she had on her toast this morning, lol).

Would the brown cotton workgloves they sell at Lowes and elsewhere for next to nothing fit the bill for keeping your hands warm? Admittedly not stylish, but they could work!

My mom's car is also an accident magnet, as she's been hit three times over the past ten years.

Hope hubby feels better soon!
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Hi, ho, happy Monday!

Sandi, pork, rice and broccoli sound good.

Hubby asked to take my truck again this morning. All the car rental places close on weekends, so he was not able to get a replacement car.

I hopped the bus to work. It's been a while since I've done that; I had to get online and check the routes and their schedules. I thought perhaps I'd be rather later than usual getting to work. The bus picked me up about 7:20 at a stop about 2 blocks from the house and I clocked in at 7:40. Only 10 minutes or so later than usual.

Hubby is going to see about getting everything taken care of after he gets home from work today.

I did get flabbergasted on the ride in to work. There was a young woman sitting across from me with her eyes closed and her chin resting on her left hand. Or so I thought. It finally dawned on me that the woman was sucking her thumb! A grown woman! And IN PUBLIC! I thought my eyeballs were going to fall out of my head and go bouncing down the aisle! She looked to be in her 20's. She also had an employee ID clipped to her shirt. She works for the same place I do. Not my building or office, thank heavens.

That was just creepy.
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I was sure I had left a comment after reading about hubby's bump yesterday but it appears I dreamt it!

Glad he suffered no after effects, although a cold is not what he needs.... Cos he might kindly hand it over to you!!!

We have got a storm brewing with lashing rain and wind. In fact it is almost dark out there, even though it is only 5:30 !! Courtesy of Nadine, I believe.

Cooking dinner of pork, rice and broccoli. I see you are having broccoli too! :-)
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Wow... been pottering about hither and yon but just realized I hadn't been by my own blog yet.

Got clothes going in the wash and I'm about done. One more load.

The weather is nice. Sunny, about 78F right now and low humidity.

Made a run to Wally World yesterday. Picked up some fruit, some things to carry to work for lunch, birdseed, etc. Put some more $$$ on my Walmart gift card for gas.

I topped off my gas tank and they are giving 10 cents off on the gallon, instead of 3 cents, so I paid 3.46 for regular. I'm not sure when they started doing that again. It must have been 3-4 weeks ago, since my last fill up was 2 weekends ago and I noticed it then. It was probably right after they closed all those rigs in the GOM for Isaac and the prices started rising again.

I have no idea how long it'll last but it's nice while they're doing it. Most stations around here are now up to 3.62, 3.64. That's what I saw Friday going to work and coming home. They may be higher now; I just haven't been out this weekend except to Walmart yesterday.

Hubby decided not to do anything with his car yesterday. he's going to hop a ride in to work with another driver that lives nearby and then take care of everything tomorrow afternoon.

He's suffered no after effects from the fender bender but does seem to be coming down with a cold. He does not feel good. I picked him up some cold meds yesterday and I have some Mucinex left over from my bout with spring allergies.
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Hi, ho, happy Saturday and happy fall!

Pros, I'm loving the cooler weather and low humidity.

I ought to be washing clothes this morning but I'm just not in the mood. I slept in a bit but that's no excuse. I could have gotten started on it. I might do a load or two today and finish it up tomorrow.

I don't know what it is about him but Hubby is a fender bender magnet. Yesterday afternoon, his Mustang got creamed. Again. This is the third time it's been hit. The last three cars he has had have been hit at least twice. Half of them have been when his car was parked somewhere. All the police reports show Hubby to always the hittee, not the hitter.

Hubby is fine; he's not even shaken up. It's his car that's all smashed. I think they make them out of aluminum foil and styrofoam now. Forty years ago, he might have gotten some scratched paint. Yeah, vehicles are better on gas mileage now but they're flimsy.

He was in our neighborhood, on a residential street at a stop sign about 2 blocks from the house. Five minutes earlier or later and he would have been home. With an intact car. Some guy turned the corner and plowed right into the driver's side front end. It's all mangled up and the front wheel is a bit wonky.

He had to to take my truck to work this morning. Once he gets home, we'll limp his car over to the dealership, drop it off and see about getting a rental. I suppose we could have it towed but Hubby says it's ok for the short distance we'll have to go; it's only about 5 minutes from the house.

It's always something, ain't it?
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Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot
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Happy, happy Friday!

Janet, I've never attending any Highland gathering. I've heard about the one on Grandfather Mt for years and years. The Games here used to be down at Middleton Place and you could always tell; the traffic was horrendous. I'm not sure how long they've been holding it at Boone Hall.

Sandi, those would be just thing but the price makes my thrifty Scots blood cringe!

I'd want at least two pair; one to wear and one to wash.

I'm just going to keep my eyes peeled at the thrifts and dollar stores. One of my coworkers says Walmart has some for moisturizing your hands at night. those are about $6.00 each. You know, slather on the hand cream, pull the gloves on and go to bed.
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I read your comment about needing fingerless gloves and then about ten minutes later I was reading the Betterware catalogue that had come through the door and hey presto, they had just the thing you needed!

Happy Friday, and I hope you can get all done so you don't need to work tomorrow !
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Have you ever attended the Highand Games at Boone Hall? I followed your link & it looks like it would be a good week-end event. However I do not think we'll ever find one we enjoy as much as we do the ones on Grandfather Mountain. the only problem with those now is everyone and their brother seem to attend!

Work on the week-end! At least it will give you extra Christmas money so thats a good thing.
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Oh, my, Sandi. A husky caber tosser! That's a nice start to my lunch break, for sure.

It's a good thing he's not a traditionalist.

The temps dropped a bit overnight. I think they've still got the A/C cranked up on max here at work. I am about to FREEZE. You could hang sides of beef in this place. Half the office is swaddled in shawls, throws, fleece. I've got on long pants, socks, shoes and long sleeved shirt and am wearing a shawl. I may have to pull out my fleece blanket.

Yes, I have a blanket stashed under my desk.

They swear up and down they have the thermostats set on 72 but they LIE! There's no way. 62, I'd believe.

I need some cotton gloves. I'd cut off the fingertips and wear them at work to keep my hands warm.

You know? You don't see cotton gloves in the stores, now that women don't wear hats and gloves when they leave the house. You can order them online. Expensive, though. Wish I could find some at Goodwill. You'd think that someone cleaning out Great Aunt Mabel's house would find some.
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Working Saturday morning? Goodness they want blood as well!

Hope things are going well for you today, but if not, here is a photo to cheer you up! And yes, perhaps just as well he did!!! lol

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I need to get my nose out of my library books and get a new entry up!

Ylee, Sandi,we'll likely be working some OT until those new hires get in. I'm not sure if I'll have to work any time this weekend or not. If I do, it will probably just be Sat morning. We'll have to see what is left to be done on Friday afternoon.

I only stayed about 45 minutes late last night. I got to a stopping point and decided to down tools. I was giving a coworker a ride home and she has to pick her daughter up before 6:00 at the after school day care. I also needed to go by the grocer, as I was out of fruit.

I had to work some of my desk's duties this morning, as I was getting a bit behind. I'll be working with the backlogged area this afternoon and will likely stay an hour after my usual time. so, I'm putting in about 3-4 hours a day helping out.

Pros, if we had any rough weather, I missed it. I did see about 3/10 of an inch in my rain gauge, so it did rain at the house. Just not during my commute.

Sounds like you did get the brunt of it. That lady surely was blessed.

It is supposed to get a bit on the cool side here the next couple of days.

I'll need to start digging out my winter wardrobe!
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Good morning. Did you get any bad weather yesterday? We got rain and wind in my area with a little flooding. In some areas the storms were stronger and lots of trees came down on houses and cars. No reports of injuries but there are reports of near misses. One lady was saved by 6 inches as the huge tree came down on her house, basically demolishing it! She says that she was 'not fortunate but blessed'.

Today promises to be a nice day, 57 degrees at the moment and sunny.

I see that work is making some changes, I hope that it all works in your favor. By the way, I hated staff meetings when I was working. My mind used to wander into lesson plans land, or a trip to the beach,... then I would wake up to find out that I missed some critical information. The joys of boredom!

Wishing you a very good day.
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Oh, ouch, what with work and bad weather, Tuesday was not a good day.

But today .....

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153. Ylee
So if it weren't for the two new people, you could've been forced to work later, of the weekend? That might've been a bad thing indeed!

Let's just hope the new hires are good workers, and will be able to contribute to the office quickly!
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UGH... lookit the radar.

I shouldn't be too surprised. The forecast today said there was a possibility of severe weather and possible flash flooding.
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151. palmettobug53
4:33 PM GMT on September 18, 2012
Hi, Ylee.

Oh, those folks that spend all their time in meetings! lol

I like being kept in the loop but I've usually got so much work waiting on me that I fidget all the way through our staff meetings and find it hard to concentrate on anything being discussed. My mind is miles away, organizing, prioritizing and trying to figure out how to shovel everything off my desk! Or out of my computer.

Sandi, I managed to catch that this morning on The Weather Channel before getting showered and dressed for work.

I wonder how long it will be before little Kiara outgrows "Mum"? I'll bet Mum will still keep her in line.

Things are going from bad to worse here at work. Management has resorted to approving... Are you sitting down?.....


The good news is that they've filled the two vacant positions in my area. It will be a couple of weeks before they actually start. Then there's the training. But there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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150. sandiquiz
1:03 PM GMT on September 18, 2012
Leaving you a lovely news story today...

A zoo in Siberia has witnessed the birth of the first Liliger, called Kiara.

Her father is a lion and her mother is a liger, a cross between a lion and tiger.

She is being fostered by a cat..... :-)

Hope you are having a good all be it busy, day.

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149. Ylee
5:06 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
I'm most of the way until 3PM when the vast majority of salary people leave, and it's not been too bad so far! I think they've spent the morning in meetings, lol!

Good luck on your new "adventure"! :)
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148. palmettobug53
4:38 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Hallo, Ylee!

We're shorthanded here today and I've been trying to lend a hand. I had to learn a new function and I am SO slow at it. I spend as much time redoing things as I am doing it the first time around!
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147. Ylee
10:11 PM GMT on September 16, 2012
Happy Sunday, bug! Hope you had a restful day!
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146. palmettobug53
2:34 PM GMT on September 16, 2012
Well, I've finally gotten around to logging on this weekend.

Yesterday, I got up, read the paper and got started on laundry. Did some picking up, dusting and some other misc chores, then opened a book. That's all it took.

I was reading "Paul of Dune" by Frank Herbert's son, Brian and Kevin Anderson. "Dune" is a complicated series and I've never managed to read the books in order. I would get SO lost. This one is a prequel and the plotlines are easier to follow.

It's interesting how so much of the Dune mythology has an Islamic fundamentalist theme. Almost as if Herbert could see into the future. It was written in 1965 but is startlingly like what has been going on worldwide in recent years.

Ylee, I get sleepiest at work right after lunch. I used to have filing I could do, something that would keep me moving. Now, everything is on the computer and I ge SO sleepy some days.

Shore, it must be nice to crawl into bed and slip right off to sleep. Most night, I can do it. Sometimes, though, those gears just start going and it can be very hard to turn them off.

Your balcony ceiling is about to collapse? Oh, dear. I suppose that's not an unusual situation. Comes under the heading of exterior maintenance, which is an ongoing proposition!
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145. shoreacres
12:43 PM GMT on September 15, 2012
Good morning and happy weekend! I just laughed at your exchange with Sandi about sleeplessness. My poor, dumb mind never has kept me awake. I worry about that sometimes. It seems strange that I just drift off, no matter what. But I'll not complain!

I still remember the time Mom was visiting and went down to Port Aransas with me while I was working down there. We stayed at cottages where the was a weekly bingo game. She won so many times they started making snarky remarks to her. She didn't care - she'd say, "If they want to win, they should pick different cards." LOL

I haven't figured out yet what I'm going to do with the day. One thing has to be repotting flowers and cleaning up and rearranging the balcony so I can call the office and tell them we have a small problem over here. The ceiling is falling down! Water has gotten in from the balcony above, so it's just the tape, plaster and such that's bubbling and falling, but I'm going to have to have things out of the way so they can fix it. But it's probably an afternoon's work, since I'll have to make a trip to the garden shop to get some more dirt, too. Maybe I'll have an extra cup of coffee to help me prepare!

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144. Ylee
8:36 PM GMT on September 14, 2012
Been there, done, that! :) The easiest way for me to nod off here at work is to go scanning for new cams; I just can't stay awake, even in the daytime! Hope your crick has gone away!

I once won a small microwave at Walmart, and with that used up my lifetime allotment of luck when it comes to winning stuff! :)
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143. palmettobug53
4:35 PM GMT on September 14, 2012
Hi, everyone! It's Friday! Yippee!

Janet, it's pretty good. It's not one of those books that I can't put down, though. I've just been reading it the past two nights, as there's be nothing much on TV.

In fact, I nodded off last night in my recliner. I woke up about 9:30, with a horrible crick in my neck and the library book had slid off to the floor. the last thing I remember was some Mack Sennett movie on TCM, while I was reading. I must have closed my eyes for minute. That's about all it takes, lately!

I just hope I don't wind up being one of those elderlies that nod off mid-sentence. I'm beginning to wonder! LOL
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142. janetlee
12:45 AM GMT on September 14, 2012
Hows the book? I checked it out on Amazon to see if it might be one I'd like, the review sounded pretty good. right now I'm reading Broken Harbor by tana French. Its a murder mystery set in Ireland. wasn't really liking it when I first started it & am now enjoying it.
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141. palmettobug53
4:28 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
Hi, ho, everyone.

I stopped by the library on the way home last night. After supper, I got involved in William D. Montalbano's novel, Basilica. It's pretty good; murder in the Vatican, ex-cop turned monk, drug lords out for revenge.

I was a bit tired, though, so headed to bed fairly early.

Janet, my luck apparently does not extend to the lottery or the office pool would have hit the big one by now.

Sandi, I've had my name drawn three times! Once last month and then twice yesterday. Not bad; not bad at all. I think, though, the number of tickets in the hat has dropped a good bit and mine are the ones left!

Ah, so you have one of those, too, Sandi? Some nights, those gears just start turning and I can't seem to turn them off. It never happens on Friday night or Saturday nights, when I could sleep in the next morning or take a nap later in the day. It's always on worknights.
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140. sandiquiz
1:16 PM GMT on September 13, 2012
Two winning tickets out off a purchase of five is a great ratio!! Lol
Although giving one of your prizes to a colleague shows your kindness - :-)

Hope you managed to catch up with your work. Monthly meetings do get in the way of normal daily activities.

As to my interrupted sleep, it is my over active mind, which cuts in as I am drifting off to sleep!
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139. janetlee
5:19 PM GMT on September 12, 2012
Maybe you should play the lottery with the run of luck you are having. How fortunate for your co-worker.
I'm lovin' this weather! but I'm going to have to nap this afternoon. Must be something going around because I too did not sleep well last night.
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138. palmettobug53
4:34 PM GMT on September 12, 2012
Again, Sandi? You had a night or two like that last week, when you woke up in the wee hours. It's a good thing you're retired, so if you flag later in the day, it's not as much of a problem.

Hi, Rob. It seems like the storms this year are giving us a miss, swinging up your way and thence on to Sandi.

We had system problems at work yesterday, so today has been busy. Plus, I had a unit staff meeting this morning. We have our office wide staff meeting once a month and my individual unit has a monthly meeting.

Various teams here at work are participating in a Heart Walk next month. To raise money, one of the things my office's team has been doing is having a weekly raffle. I bought 5 ticket for $20. I won a drawing last month, and picked out a necklace. (They put out a selection and you can pick the one you prefer.)

Today, they drew my name not once, but twice. In the first drawing, I picked out a box with two sets of earrings. I didn't realize that it included another box with two pins, both of which featured lions. I no sooner got back to my desk, when they grabbed me again. I picked out a necklace with matching earring.

Since the lion pins were not quite my style and they ARE a coworker's style, I gifted them to her. It was good timing. She has reached her 10 year employment with us and will be going to the Service Awards ceremony on Thursday. Now, she has a little gift to go with her 10 year Service Award.

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9:18 AM GMT on September 12, 2012
Mornin BUG, to use the term 'fall like conditions' being liberal with the term, near cold more like it. The temps are what can be expected for the date on the calendar, just we haven't had any till now.
LESLIE was just to the east of us enough that we did not have any great knowledge he/she(must be politically correct) was in the area. The tropics continue to be busy and can expect we will be having much to watch from the area for awhile yet.
Have a good one.
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136. sandiquiz
4:45 AM GMT on September 12, 2012
I am one of the people who needs to be asleep before midnight, or I turn to a "pumpkin"!! lol And once I wake up, I have to get up, as I can't get back to sleep..... hence I am sitting at the computer and it still isn't light outside!
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135. palmettobug53
2:49 AM GMT on September 12, 2012
Hubby understands. He probably doesn't work the same 'shift' you do but by the time most people are getting up, his work 'day' is almost halfway over.

I used to be able to sit up until 12 or 1 at night and go to work the next morning with no problem. Can't do it now. Even sitting up to 11 to catch the news/weather has me dragging.

Speaking of time, it's time for me to shut down and get some beauty sleep.

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134. Ylee
2:35 AM GMT on September 12, 2012
Almost as bad is working nights, and sleeping through the beautiful day! My mind wants to get up and do something, my body says "No way, Jose!".

All the young people that like to stay up all night and sleep during the day don't get it, at least they don't now. Maybe when they get a few decades on them, lol!
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133. palmettobug53
3:57 PM GMT on September 11, 2012
Ylee, I certainly hope the kiddies weren't IN the pool at the time!

Janet, isn't this cooler weather lovely? I'm glad I don't have a window at my desk on these beautiful days. I'm having a hard enough time being at work, as it is. I'm hearing the siren call of the garden centre's fall bedding plants, though I don't know if they really have much in yet. Still, I'd like to be out there; NOT inside here.
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132. janetlee
10:11 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Ylee , I am beginning to think tools & men do not necessarly go hand in hand. Max is really good with tool in general but I think his aim id sometimes off. Back in the day when we went into the wood o cut our own, he downed a tree on top of his old truck cab. It wasn't a big tree so therefore only a small dent. another time he was topping some pines in our backyard at our other house, one of those landed on the railing of our above ground pool. It had the same result as your weedeater. bye bye pool!

I have decided animals just like people need a vacation and the locals have chosen us as their 'resort'.

We are going to have to start digging of the longhandles if these cooler morning continue. It was 558 when I let Molly out earlier!
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131. Ylee
6:20 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
I once slashed a six inch gash in a kiddie pool with a weedeater; I'm much more skilled now, lol!
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130. palmettobug53
1:15 AM GMT on September 11, 2012
Janet, is your husband related to mine? Put a weedeater in his hands and he's like Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor running amuck outside.

I love spider lilies. It's not the type of thing you see at Walmart, Lowe's or Home Depot. You pretty much have to know someone with them that will share.

Maybe Stray Kitty does live locally and has just been making the rounds. Do you think?

Last fall and winter I was spotting what I thought was a new stray outside at night. It didn't look like it had been on the streets for long but it was long haired and I really couldn't tell if it was skinny or not. I finally spied a collar on it one night and then I saw it one morning as I drove through the neighborhood on my way to work. It was in a yard about 2 blocks from us and seemed pretty much at home.
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129. janetlee
7:30 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
no kitty sighting again this morning.

It has been a beautiful day here with the Carolina blue skies not a cloud in sight. However, I do like it when the skies are full of the big fluffy marshmallow clouds.

I have not been out to get any Fall flowering plants yet. Our crepe myrtles are still blooming as are the rose of sharons so there are still spots of color around. The marigolds are also still in color too. I noticed we have spider lilies blooming yesterday. They seem to pop up overnight. I had some out front but i think Max chopped them with the weedeater while doing some edging.
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128. palmettobug53
4:11 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Oh, boy, was it chilly outside this morning! It was warmer inside the house with the A/C going.

A very nice change from the sweltering summer heat. I'll bet it is very nice out there now. Makes me wish I was home and pottering in the yard.

I did pot up some small mums yesterday. I have a big white ceramic pot by the front steps. I had some petunias in it but they'd gotten very scraggly looking. Replaced them with three little mums: yellow, rust and purple.

Sandi, I can just picture that! Kinda makes you wonder if that peacok knew exactly what he was doing. LOL

Pros, I know that feeling well. I hope you have better luck than I usually do. It seems I have good intentions of getting out of my ruts but they never seem to last long.
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127. Proserpina
1:23 PM GMT on September 10, 2012
Good morning. I hope it is as beautiful where you are as it is here today. Sunny and cool, love it. I will probably do a little work outside today, but after I get back from grocery shopping.

I haven't accomplish much these last two days, in fact I haven't accomplished much in the last few years. It is time for me to recoup and add some activities to my life. I need to change the rut that I have put myself in lately. Hopefully my resolve it is not just empty talk.

I hope your day is a very good one.
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126. sandiquiz
10:52 AM GMT on September 10, 2012
Ah, peacocks and their hens!

Did I ever tell you - yes of course I did, but I will reiterate it.
When I worked at my last school we had peacocks that lived in the school garden. My own classroom had a corridor outside with a low ceiling, which meant the room had a row of high windows on that side, for extra light!
One of peacocks would strut along the corridor roof, and if the windows were opened, he seemed to take a perverse delight in sticking his head through the open window and squawking! Imagine a classroom of teacher and children, all busy concentrating when the quiet was broken by a raucous screech! Even after 17 years it still made me jump!
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125. palmettobug53
10:16 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
A peahen? Not your average avian visitor, that's for sure. That's like looking out your kitchen window and seeing an elephant or something.

When I was young, I had a schoolfriend that I'd occasionally have sleepovers with. This was back when the area I lived in at the time still had a lot of rather rural sections. Someone that lived down the road from my friend had some peahens and a peacock. I was warned before going to bed that they'd make some ungodly noise so that I wouldn't wake up in the night and freak out.

I really don't know if it's the hen or the cock that does the hollering, to tell the truth. It is bloodcurdling, though.
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124. janetlee
8:49 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
we got just a tad over a inch of rain up here yesterday. It got nasty aroud dinnertime even had a short power outage. I would be happy to pay the 3.55 for gas, ours is 3.78 now.
I haven't seen stray kitty today. I'm hoping he got tired of being on the lam and went home.
Have I ever mentioned that we had a stray peahen take up residence here a couple of years ago. that thing hung around for about a week. Nested up in the pine trees at night, hung around the pond during the day. I think she just took a vacation. the last time I saw her she was strutting her stuff up the road with a purpose. I hear they have a built in GPS. That one seemed to know where it was going! We have had all kinds of strange critters up at one time or another.
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123. palmettobug53
8:36 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Supper is in the pot, on the stove and starting to put out some nice aromas. My tum is growling.

I was a bit late getting it started. I like to have Sunday supper ready by 4:30, since Hubby goes to bed around 6:00. It's really not good to eat a big meal and go straight to bed. He will get at least two platefuls.
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122. palmettobug53
7:04 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Oh, thanks, Rob. I'll go take a look.
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7:01 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Afternoon BUG appreciate the good thoughts for Emily, indeed we are pleased with her recognition her first choice wasn't going to happen for her and took the steps to make it right. A different person on the phone, she can hardly wait to get it on.

Take a look on SEA WATCHER TOURS site this will give u an idea what our part of the Bay has to offer four whales sea birds.

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120. palmettobug53
3:44 PM GMT on September 09, 2012
Hi, ho, happy Sunday, everyone.

We did not get much rain at all yesterday or last night. I just checked my gauge and there was only .15 of an inch.

From the looks of things, we may get some sun later on today. The storms have moved of the coast and the radar looks clear. We're still cloudy.

The NWS has us with an expected high today of 82F and the highs this week will be in the low to mid 80's. Sunny and clear all week. A nice change from the summer heat.

Made my run to Walmart late yesterday. Got gas. The sign said 3.55 a gallon for regular but the price at the pump was 3.47, with my Walmart card. Perhaps they're giving more than 3 cents off on the gallon again, like they did for a while this time last year. I didn't hear anything but it's the only explanation I can come up with.

I picked up some cabbage and potatoes to make a Bowdlerized version of Bubble and Squeak. Cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onion and smoked sausage. Hubby likes it and it's easy to throw together. The recipe I'm now using is more like an New England boiled dinner than the traditional B&S you'll find in England. The only thing the same is the name.

It started off more as a more traditional version. Mama found the recipe in a magazine. It required two pots and a frying pan. Quartered cabbage was cooked in one pot. The potatoes in another. The sausage browned in the frying pan. The potatoes and cabbage were drained and added to the frying pan with the sausage and all reheated together.

I made it that way for a number of years. I got lazy one night and just threw everything into one pot, added water and let it rip. I eventually added carrots and onions to the mix. Started chopping up the cabbage so it would cook faster. I serve it with cornbread or Texas toast.

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119. palmettobug53
1:45 AM GMT on September 09, 2012
YIKES... that radar looks freaky. Hope it doesn't get too bad tonight.

I'm looking forward to the temps this coming week. Highs will only reach the mid 80's and lows will sometimes dip into the upper 60's!


As I mentioned to Wab, I'm tired of salads and cold ham. I'm starting to crave winter time foods. Comfort food. Things that require the use of an oven. Which I do not do in the summer. Our little window unit just cannot handle high temps and oven use.

I want soups, stews, casseroles, roast beast, roast pork, smashed taters and, eventually, some macaroni pie.
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