Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Currently on a Tuesday








Outside my window...

We are having beautiful fall weather here in Kansas. Lows in the 50's at night and high in the upper 70's in the daytime. I could get used to this kind of weather. Does anyone know where this happens year round? The sun is out and shining bright. The sky is clear and free of any clouds. The color is a brilliant blue. And it is currently 70*


Pondering..

Oh my gosh. Everyday I wake up and hope that I have been in a dream for the last 10 months. Unfortunately it is not so. Everyday I say to myself, he cannot stoop any lower, and then everyday he does. Will we even have a country to love and pray for by the time this man is done with us? I am fearful!



Watching...

I'm deep into Grey's Anatomy on Netflix. So much to see. So much catching up to do. The medical procedures are fascinating. Although some are  a bit fake! Okay, maybe more than a bit. But they are interesting. Has anyone else noticed the dolls they use on TV now in place of babies. If I didn't own some of those dolls I might be fooled! 






Reading...

Oh my reading habits are really off. Like in I am hardly reading. I am still on the book Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. It will take me awhile It has 515 pages on my Nook. I don't know how that relates to a 'real' book. I am currently listening to Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips on Audible. It was a recommendation from my YOU TUBE friend, Christopher. I am loving it. Makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up sometimes. Suspenseful!!

 
Learning...

I went on YOU TUBE and learned how to change the light bulbs in my rear turn signals on the car. One was out. Until I was ready to change it and then it WASN'T out! So I'll wait and see what happens. For now it works. And it will be really easy to change. 



Planning....

Not really doing a lot of planning anything right now. The holidays are coming!! Things I have planned for this week include eating out with Justin and Paige tonight (celebrating his Sunday birthday) and Harley has an appointment to get her hair colored tomorrow. I am re-potting my ficus tree and will bring it back inside. And the four orchids are getting re-potted! 


Drinking....

I have tried samples of different coffees in my Keurig. And you know what I have found? I like regular coffee. I'm glad I bought one of those little filter gadgets to put 'real' coffee in. 



What's in the kitchen...

Monday...Terriyaki Chicken & Rice
Tuesday...eating out in Wichita
Wednesday...Salad
Thursday...Lasagna & garlic bread
Friday...Salad
Saturday...no plans
Sunday...no plans




A quote to share...







Photographing...

Duck lips always

Geez I look old

Mason Jar salads 
on the plate

Paige's new ride

Harley's invitation to the boyfriend to go to Winter Formal



A final thought...

As you can see above I have been making mason jar salads. They keep fresh for a week in the fridge. I start with cherry tomatoes on the bottom, then the cucumbers and chunks of zucchini. Next comes some type of beans. And then I pack it full of romaine lettuce. If I were not eating these at home I would put the salad dressing in first and then it would be on top when I dumped it on my plate. These look so pretty sitting on a shelf in the fridge. And I will be more likely to grab one for lunch instead of something not so healthy. Have you ever made Mason Jar meals?



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  1. I should say something, but I don't know what. Those salads look good. We eat a lot of them.

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    1. I'm just glad to see you Joanne! I eat quite a bit of salad too!

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  2. I've got Fierce Kingdom on my WishList. :)

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  3. I do know how to change my rear bulbs and like you I've had a warning light flash up then it went out again so I'm waiting too!

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  4. No place is always 70 deg during the day and 50 deg at night. If there was, I think we'd all live there ;)

    I have not tried the Mason jar thing. Good idea.

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    1. Yes, I'm sure it would be a very crowded place!!

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  5. Loving these photos each week!
    A few years ago I tried bringing Mason Jar salads to work. I must have packed them too tightly (or something), because it was an awful mess.
    I'm so ready to get rid of our boring, black/white dinnerware ... for something just like your colorful dinner plate: looks like a Happy Meal! :)

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    1. I pack mine pretty tight. I got those plates at the Dollar Tree for a buck a piece. A really nice way to perk up the table!

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  6. Paige has a great looking car and I like Harley's invitation. That Mason jar salad looks yummy! I haven't tried any Mason jar cooking but hear there's a lot of great ideas out for it.

    I know what you mean about some doctor shows and some of it not being believable. Read a book by a fellow blogger a few years ago. Main character was a resident at the hospital. She had her performing surgery. Without an attending present or in close proximity.

    Glad the weather is being so delightful for you! Parts of California by the coast can be like that with the temps, but who can afford the area?

    betty

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    1. Yes I like Paige's car too. She was in a car accident recently. T-boned by a 15 year old driver who didn't stop for a red light. Was a blessing she wasn't hurt badly. Her car was totaled. That is the part of Grey's that scares me. It seems, at times, those residents are out of control.

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  7. I wake up this morning and the first thing I hear on the radio is about the phone calls and then I open my browser and see something stupid he said to a widow. The man is a complete mental case, IMO. Will our country survive this?
    I've only ever seen cookie mixes in Mason jars.

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    1. He is a complete mental case. Why can the Republicans not see this. Is power that important to them!!

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  8. It seems like mason jar meals of all types are 'in' now. I really need to try them out. Yours look wonderful.

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  9. Isn't it amazing how much you can learn on the internet? You tube helped me to know how to fix mu Keurig when it plugged up a couple of weeks ago. I really need to know how to change the light bulbs in my car. They are working just fine for now, but you never know. We've had a couple of nights in the 40's and days in the 60's but are warming up to the 70's for the rest of the week. It is a beautiful time of year. I think you took a great picture ! I love your smile! Hope your week is a wonderful one!

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    1. I, now, go to You Tube for everything I want to learn. Thanks to my Justin. Thank you for your kind words.

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  10. I have not made Mason jar salads but I often do meal prep on Sundays and place my salads in plastic containers. Contrary to what some may believe, they stay fresh and are good all the way to Friday. The trick is placing the more liquidy veggies on the bottom. Meal prep has save my nutritional life. I like how attractive the Mason jar salad looks. I certainly have enough jars to try it. I never thought of placing the dressing in the bottom but I'm going to try that. That's what I love about your blog ... always a new idea! Thanks!!!

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    1. It has been great for me to not be throwing away so much salad makings at the end of the week when they start getting 'slimy'!

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  11. Hi Paula,
    Those mason jar salads are so colorful! I bet they look really neat in the fridge.

    Greys Anatomy is a wonderful way to escape the maddening reality that has been the last ten months. You know I'm right there with you. Every. Single. Day. I'm in a perpetual state of "This can't be happening...but OMG, it is!" Some days you just have to escape. I'm having one of those days today. In fact, I'm going to go crawl back in bed right now and catch up on some good TV that I have recorded...

    Enjoy Greys! I love that show.

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  12. I have a bunch of mason jars and think I'll make some salads. I listened to Fierce Kingdom too and I enjoyed it. Can't wait to see what you think about it.

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  13. Your salads look great! I usually have yogurt with dried fruit for lunch and a bit of Quaker cereal, I have heard you can put that in a jar too but I just mix mine fresh...after all I have the time:)

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    1. I have all the time in the world, too, but this sure keeps my salad fixings much fresher!

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  14. I'm not a mason jar person, but now that we figured out food delivery here in Beijing, I'm eating salads regularly again. The trouble with making them at home is getting the vegetables clean. They use so many fertilizers here that intense washing - or use of some chemical I don't know - is recommended. I'll scrub fruits and root veggies in the tap water, but leafy veggies would hold too much of our impure water, I'm afraid.

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    1. I've heard that you can wash your vegetables in apple cider vinegar and rinse well. Supposedly it doesn't leave a taste!

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  15. It's true - we'd likely all move to a place that had such beautiful temps all the time. I read through all the comments to see if anyone had a recommendation, LOL!

    I just finished Jan Karon's 'To Be Where You Are.' Love the Mitford series. So charming and bucolic. Another place people might move if it was a real locale.

    Haven't made any Mason Jar meals, but they do look pretty!

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  16. I seriously can no longer read the front page section of the newspaper I get every day! I was finding myself getting so sick and stressed every time I read something else in there that he did, was going to do, etc etc. etc!!

    They are talking about him going over to the DMZ zone. Could they just "leave him there"...

    Linda in VA

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  17. Hey there back fence buddy! Were has this week gone? I love YuoTube. So much there. I learned how easy it was to change my garage doorr rollers by watching a video. Glad to know you have been enjoying good weather. We have too, here in MN. I'm loving it! It's Lasagna night at your house. I haven't made a decision yet. Maybe I will hang out at the fence and see if you bring me a plate. ;-)

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    1. I'd love to bring you a plate! We didn't have the lasagna. Something else came up. Maybe this week!

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  18. I'm with you Paula. This past year has been horrendous and the only light we will see, I fear, are those flashes from war....hopefully we will live to talk about it.

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    1. It's very frightening, isn't it! He is such an idiot!

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  19. Just wondering if I could have your recipe for "No Plans" Sounds a little like my open the cabinet and toss everything at it stew. Today's was hamburger, onion, garlic small cans of peas, corn, a can of mild Rotel and large can of green beans to cups of beef broth and 1/2 stick of butter. Wishes I would have had a potato or 2, thought of rice but didn't. Oh well was filling

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    1. Yep, that is exactly what No plans is! Sometimes it is even a trip out for supper! Your open the cabinets sounds good too!

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