Monday, November 19, 2018

.. and That's What's Going On




Hi there!

What a gorgeous time of year, no?   
In fact, a couple days last week grew downright cold!  Waking up to a 30* morning Thursday, I came this close to opting out of swim class.  Even a couple hours later when I stepped out of the locker room it was unpleasantly chilly.  The lifeguards couldn't see for all the fog, so they'd opened the sliders and turned on the fans.  

I had to chuckle at one lady who offered, "I promise not to drown; won't you please turn them off?"

Does anyone else remember this scene?
Looking a vague shapes through the fog, I'd a flashback to that 1985 movie, Cocoon.  Giggling, remembering the cast of 'old people' … realizing, hey, I'm right there!



So, those of you on Facebook saw where we bit the bullet.  Rather than roll the dice and throw band-aid after band-aid into roof repairs, we had the whole thing replaced.  We went with the fellow who did son and Lois' home a few years ago, and were totally impressed.  They even discovered additional breaches and replaced those beams for no additional charge.  All I want for Christmas is peace of mind!

(OK, am I weird?)

Tom grew all upset with me when I expressed little interest in the shingle samples:  "I don't care ...pick something."   (The same way I did when we were looking at washers/dryers.)   I mean, there's lots of things I've definite opinions about, but appliances and shingles aren't among them.




Moving right along!  For all my 'big talk' about loving Winter, I was mighty glad to warm up a little yesterday.  I think Sean of the South best described my feelings when he wrote, "I don't love the weather itself, but I enjoy what the cold represents.  It means November is here; it means the holidays are close."

Given my abysmal record for buying Christmas cards -- then forgetting to mail them in time -- this year I went with Thanksgiving greetings for family and friends who aren't on social media.  The lady at the Post Office says she's seen (that) growing trend … let the turkey have its 15 minutes of fame!

So, it looks as if our Thanksgiving table will be a small affair.  Son and Lois will be by mid-day …  perhaps with a close friend they try to include each holiday.

We've never had a deep-fried turkey, but placed an order from our favorite BBQ place.  There's the requisite potatoes and dressing, and I discovered a couple of yummy-sounding recipes for stuffed mushrooms.  Keto-friendly for Lois and me, too!

This has nothing to do with nothing, but it made me laugh out loud.


That could so be me … except my mom's been gone a long time, and I don't recall her ever having made a turkey either!



Finally, this is a little late for Veterans Day … but still appropriate when I consider all those we owe our thanks.

Go rest high, sir.



Thanks for being you … stay safe and have a great week!

Hugs,
Myra




23 comments:

  1. I enjoyed that movie! Hooray for the new roof. I'd like an order of that peace of mind too!! I always mail out Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm going to be slowing down on that next year! We are having fried turkey at our son's house this year. I've never had one before. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. WOW on the personal greetings. A bow to a kinder, gentler time for sure!

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  2. I love that tribute at the end, have not seen that one before... I did a post once about my DIL and the turkey in the microwave. she actually put it in just as in the photo above, BUT had to stuff it really tight and of coruse when it started to drip juice, the bloody stuff ran out the cracks and all over the counter. she did not know a turkey needs a pan, OR that it takes HOURS not minutes to cook one.
    Yay for the new roof. I am opposite on this one than you . I Had To Pick The Shingles, color and type... bob was the one who did not care, all he cared about was money but that is what I care about to. I have not sent a card in snail mail In so long I can't remember, mother died in 90 so that may have been the last one.... all this proves we are not EXACTLY twins

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    1. OMG, I haven't laughed this hard in ages! I'm sorry for the mess she endured, but what a great story!

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  3. Hahahahahaha I am laughing because I built a home for Mr. Shipp once. He made FEW decisions. What kind of brick? Owdnary! I need the roofing Mr. Shipp. Get some owdnary ones.
    Yeah Glad you got the roof done. We do like peace of mind.
    Love, Sherry & jack

    We have had deep fried turkey once, pretty good.

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    1. Thank you for telling me about your client, Jack. Just call me, "Miz Owdnary"! :)

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  4. Yes, there are things I really don't have an opinion on... but Joe won't make a decision without me. Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds good! I'll be interested to hear about how the turkey was! Deep sigh on that peace of mind!!

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    1. That's so sweet! I should've paused and thought about Tom's unspoken compliment. Next time!

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  5. Do let us know how the turkey is. It does sound like it will be delicious! You got a great menu planned too for the meal! It is kind of sobering at our age to realize that the roof you put on (and the roofs we put on here back in 2016 and then this past year at the rental house) will be more than likely the last roofs we put on a house, considering both here were slated to last 25 years. But you are right, putting on a new roof is soooo noisy! I've acclimatized so nicely here that the thought of any weather below 50 degrees gives me the shivers! I'm the same way about picking out colors for shingles, etc. Hubby did a very nice job picking out the colors for the pool remodel a few years back and same with the shingles. I blame it on I didn't get the decorating gene from my mom :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    betty

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    1. Sobering, for sure! At least, like Tom pointed out, it increases the home's value if we (or son) has to sell it down the line.

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  6. What a nice post this week, Mevely. Really enjoyed it. Sadly, we don't have thanksgiving in the UK.

    If only we had rejuvinating swimming like in Cocoon!!!

    Wishing you and your family a splendid Thanksgiving. God bless you all.

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    1. Thank you so much, Victor. Even if the UK doesn't have a 'Thanksgiving', I think your blog teaches us much about giving thanks all year!

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  7. congratulations on the new roof. your thanksgiving dinner sounds delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much, Terre! I hope you and yours enjoy a splendid Thanksgiving!

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  8. Yep, we need a new roof, too, but will try for some simple patching up for the time being. And Thanksgiving cards? Sounds like such a unique idea, Myra. I think I'll stick with the Christmas ones for now, though.
    Blessings!

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    1. I think it's super that you still care to send cards, Martha. I miss those days of running to the mailbox, hoping someone had shared a picture or a newsletter.

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  9. Congrats on the new shingles, that should give you a lot of peace as far as not having any leaks for sure! My SIL did deep fry our Turkey this year and it was melt in your mouth delicious! I used to send out cards for every occasion, Thanksgiving included, but didn't this year. I'm working on a Christmas newsletter to all and will be sharing that soon as December rolls around. Hope you and yours do have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ha! I just wrote to Martha (above) that I miss friends' annual newsletters. Like many others, I've fallen into the 'easy' way out (i.e., social media).

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  10. Well, I think a new roof is a great Christmas present that you and Tom have given to yourselves. As you said - it's better than doing constant band-aid repairs.

    I smiled when you mentioned forgetting to send Christmas cards. Last spring I bought Easter cards to send to all of my relatives. I put them away and never found them again! I still don't know where they are.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Microwaving a 25 lb. turkey should take about eight days. If it's thawed.

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    2. LOLOLOL! Last year I bought a pack of Easter cards, too … and promptly put them aside - until they went away with the garage sale. Out-of-sight, no guilt!

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  11. I don't know about the turkey, but I don't recommend microwaving the giblets. Mom did that one year and they exploded! What a mess.

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  12. Congrats on the new roof!!! Peace of mind is everything!!!

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