Friday, June 29, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Started the coals about 4:30, following directions, moved the goals to both sides of the grill so I could fit a drip pan in the middle. Placed the turkey on the grill right directly over the drip pan and closed the lid for a half hour. Came back with the potatoes (red potatoes tossed with olive oil, fresh dill and seasoning in tin foil). Took a peek at the turkey and it hadn't burned, flipped it over on it's other side and place the potatoes in the grill.
Doing the turkey this way must have worked as a smoker cause the turkey was not sitting on the coals directly, but the heat was going up and working around the turkey from all sides. Later into the cooking process, I added two corns on the cob wrapped in tin foil that I rubbed a little butter on. Oh my gosh did that corn ever taste goooooood!!!!!
About 7:45 I took the turkey off the grill and brought it in the house to rest awhile. Finishing up the rest of the meal. Avocado salad, cinnamon toast, corn on the cob, dilled potatoes and the gravy that came with the turkey..................a lovely Thanksgiving dinner.......God is good, all the the time!!!!
Well, the turkey was very moist inside and it was done to perfection too!!! Sunday we had left overs, I took pictures of the turkey and what was left as I made soup and turkey sandwiches and the rest of the potatoes went into a stir fry with pea pods and broccoli. Pictures will come tomorrow as I need to download them into the computer yet.
Well, you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh! Cheers ~ Louise
Friday, June 22, 2012
I have decided that I WILL NOT call my Step-father of 50 years "Dad" and that is the end of that story....I don't believe "Pops" has that right and can demand me to call him "dad", because he is NOT my "dad". Sorry "Pops" you will always be "Pops" to me till you die. You have taken too much from me in those 50 years that do not justify me calling you "Dad" and you will Never take the place of my "Dad". So be it!!!!
I really don't think "POPS" would be asking me this if my mother were still alive, cause it was her idea for me to call "Pops" - "Pops"! Why oh why does there have to be these bumps in the road.....roarrrrsssss!!!
Went boating yesterday, oh it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it very much. Alot of fresh air, made me very tired last night, that I took a nap for an hour or so before JP got home. Then I made him soup and sami's on the "George Forman" grill. Works well for a panani sandwich.
Took a bunch of pictures of our boating trip, will download the pictures today and get them on my blog in the next few days. I love my mini-vacations on Lake Butte de More and Lake Winnebago. We are not able to vacation anyplace (our car will not make it) sooooooo mini trips on the boat will do the trick for me.
Well, think I will close this blog for today. Want to work outside for a while today. Have some onion bulbs to plant and water the plants and lay some mulch down. It's a little cooler today, so it is doable.
You all have a great day and see ya in the next few days. Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Cheers ~ Louise
Monday, June 18, 2012
Things are supposed to look better the next day, because isn't God's mercies new every morning???? Well, at least the problem is not as big as it was the night before. Let me tell you about my dilemma and let me know what your thoughts are with a comment.
I called my "Step-father" last night to wish him a Happy Father's Day. Sent him a handmade card, which he had not received yet. He has been my step-father since 1962 and in this relationship I have "always" called him "POP's". My real father died in 1961 of a heart attack, I loved my father very much and probably grieved many years for my dad even after my mother and Pop's got married. Pop's was the exact opposite of my dad and was very controlling in so many ways, not really letting me do alot of things I wanted but telling me what they wanted me to do.
As my step-father talked, telling me what has been happening and that he may have an operation on Friday, but will find out today at 2pm if the Doctor was going to do it. So needless to say he was all consumed with that. And, he didn't know what he would do if the Doctor did not do the operation, casue he could not continue on the way things were....he wasen't going to committ suicide or anything, but he would do something!!! Geez, what did that mean???? At the end of our call he asked, "Can you do me a favor?" I said what? He then said, Can you just once, call me "dad"? Gosh, that through me for a loop and at that moment I said, "No, because, you are not my dad, you are POP's! You have Stacy to call you dad." (Stacy is a woman with two kids who lived next store for many years and who my mother and Pops took under their wings. Stacy took my place as their daughter I guess, only because she lived in Las Vegas and I lived here in WI)
Well, then Pops said, "I figured you would say that" well, if he figured I would say that, why did he ask??? There is just a part of me that cannot call Pops, dad. I could have called him "Pete" all these years, but no, I called him Pops. So what do you think? Was it even right that he ask that question of me or was I over reacting??? Just not sure what to do, or if I should do anything and just let it pass me by.
Well you all have a great day, and I shall keep looking up for my redemption draweth nigh, as does yours.
Cheers to you all that read this blog ~ Louise
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
|The above and below cards are both going in my Etsy store in the next few days. The above card will be $4 + postage. Because it is a larger card and it has alot of techniques using my cricuit and cuttlebug in a few steps. If you are interested in what I did, just email me and I can tell you.|
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Well, it is going to be in the 80-90's the next few days, uge, kind'a warm for me, my ankles swell up in this heat and are very uncomfortable. That's why I like it in the 60's and 70's there is not so much humidity. Guess I could not live in the southern states.......tooooooo warm!!
JP had a filling fall out this week. We have no Dental Insurance so JP was able to go to Tri-County Community Dental and got two fillings filled, x-rays taken and a sharp tooth filled down all for $20 co-pay. Now that was a blessing in disguise!!!
This is going to be a short blog today.........JP wants to go guitar shopping, so I have to get ready to go. Did alot of work outside yesterday, so now I am recuperating from all that work. Moved my front porch furniture around and dusted and sweep the floor. Cut my peonies and roses down and fertilized. Planted my zucchini plants........not sure I will have zucchinis this year, but I will try. We need lots of bees to pollinate and the bees have been sparse the last couple of years cause I have had NO large harvest of zucchinis.
Well I need to go get ready for our little excursion today, so you all take care and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers to all - Louise
Monday, June 4, 2012
Well, tomorrow is the BIG day....the election of either Governor Scott Walker, a Republican or Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, a Democrat. First of all I don't believe in this Re-call, it's costing us tax-payers more then it is all worth...........there, now you know who I am voting for. We are at a cross-roads for this state. We were on the verge of bankruptcy then Walker got voted in and turned things around.....now the Dems want him out!!! Does it make sense to you, it doesn't to me....personally I don't like being in debt and that is what the Liberal Dems want to keep this country in. Well, time will tell, by tomorrow at this time. May the right man for the job be either re-elected or elected and if that is the case.....we are doomed!!!!
Going to close this blog for today, need to get outside and do some yard work, till tomorrow, keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers today ~ Louise
Saturday, June 2, 2012
My doggie is sick today, he's throwing up alot. Seems this happened once before and we came very close to having him put down. Then he snapped out of it. Kylie has been sick too. But she is younger and seems to be able to handle what ever it is. We found out the Pastor's dogs are throwing up also....is there something in the water? Sad to watch the dogs, they can't tell you what is wrong, you can only guess and hope you are right in doing what you are doing. Well, we will see how Hyko is on Monday, he did take his pills and have a little to eat, so that was a good sign, but then 3 hours later he threw it all up. (sigh)
Well, talking about health and all......I did get the results back on my blood test for hepatitis abc and d, everything was negative. In the ultra sound, the liver is normal but the gall bladder had a stone. Will have to google gall stones and see what is recommended.........maybe it will dissolve on it's own. God could do that in a flash!!!!
Another recommendation was that I am to lose some weight...........now that could be a challenge for me, although at this point, after being taken off all medication may have been a blessing in disguise, I don't have to fight the meds and what they are doing to this body. To date, I have tried to eliminate all sugar and sodium the best I can. BUT you know how much sugar and sodium is in the foods we eat....geez it is a losing battle there alone!!! Two lbs have come off since last week, my goal.....two pounds next week and every week till the end of June. WI (weigh in) will be June 30th....hows that????
So maybe my red bow will look good on me in a month.....hahahahaha!!!!
Next Tuesday the 5th is voting day for the re-call......I am hoping Scott Walker wins......He was rightfully voted in the 1st time and should stay in till the next election. At least give him a chance to do what he was elected to do. So far as I am concerned, he is doing just that.
Have not been doing much with my Etsy store lately, really need to get some cards in there. My lack of inspiration and motivation can be a problem at times, guess there is so much going on lately that I can't seem to focus. I will work on that this month and like losing a few pounds, will get a few new cards in my store. Hopefully!!!
Have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.
Cheers ~ Louise