Wednesday, October 31, 2012


It is the little things that matter most; what good is a bathtub without a plug?
                                     Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012


Learm a great way to grate cheese.
If you place your cheese grater in the freezer for several minutes before grating, cheese won't stick to the metal.  Running it under cold water will work too, but be sure to dry it completely before grating.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


When everything is going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
                                                           Henry Ford

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


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Hold up your boots with a bottle:
No need to keep tripping on those tall boots slumped over in your closet.  Just place an empty, one or two liter, plastic soda bottle in each boot.  They will stand at attention without the cost of expensive wooden inserts to keep them upright.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Last Saturday evening we had a Chiveree Reunion at Windmill Restaurant in Holland, Mi.  Many of you may not know what chivereeing is all about.  Back in the olden days people used to go to wedding receptions and make a lot of noise, with pots and pans etc.   When the bride and groom had enough of this noise they would pay the group to leave.  Well, my husband was part of that group.  When the last of the guys got married he said he would pay them but they had to use the money for a get-together of all the members of the chirveree group.  That was 49 years ago.

So every year since then we have been getting together for a reunion.  First we had a picnic, but after several years and with our families grown, we decided to go to a restaurant to celebrate.  We had 34 people at this one on Saturday night.  This includes the men and their spouses.  We have some widows and widowers that come too.  The oldest man is 81 years old.  Each year we miss one or two because of death.  At this time we are all retired; some come with canes and walkers. All in all we have a really good time - telling stories of when we were younger and sometimes foolish.  The meal was delicious and a good time was had by all.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


A quote by Mark Twain:
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessal in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012


Get diry sock clean:
Even those dingy sweat socks come out white when you sock them in a solution of a half cup lemon juice or two tablespoons automoatic dishwasher detergent in a gallon of super-hot water.  Soak for 30 minutes, or overnight if they are very dirty.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Violent exercise after 40 is especially harmful if you do it with a knife and fork.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012


Cleaning Graters:  Get debris out of graters and sieves with an old toothbrush.  Boil a few old toothbrushes to sterilize them, and keep them in your kitchen cupboard.

A Little Bit of This & That

It is cold in my neck of the woods this morning.  30 degrees.  Time to put the electric blanket back on our bed.  I run the furnace too this morning to get the chill out of the house.  As I type the sun is coming out so it should be a nice day.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend and are ready to begin the week. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012


A quote from Barbara Johnson -
   "Remember, you may be older today than you have ever been before  but you are younger than you will ever be again!"  
                                                 So what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - view from our back porch

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Tip for Tuesday

Boiling Pasta -  Cook more pasta than you need.  After draining, toss the extra pasta lightly with olive oil, and store it in a zip-lock plastic bag in the refrigerator up to three days.  Reheat the pasta in boiling water just until thoroughly heated.   Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beautiful Fall Colors

 We went for a short color tour yesterday afternoon.  You don't have to go far to see the beautiful red and yellow leaves.  The sun was out just right and the leaves were beautiful. 

The heavens declare the glory of God............
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