Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010

3pm
I took several pics of Baby Dove this morning. He's learned to climb to the edge of the nest & get on the big perch today. These are the 3 best pics:




I'm exhausted. I spent the morning fighting with the window blinds in the kitchen to get them down & scrub them outside. Then put them up in my mom's bedroom. That took nearly 2 hours! And, I did a load of laundry.
Then, I took one of the panels off of the skirting so I can get under the house. Of course, I saw no leaks near that panel, but I didn't go under there yet. I need to clean all the cobwebs from the opening, but really didn't feel like it today ... I really think there is a leak somewhere under the trailer, but it's not in that area. I'll have to try another one tomorrow.
After that, I pulled weeds for about 20 minutes. And, scrubbed the birdbath & refilled it.
I'm not doing anything else today! I didn't even get to go to the dog show at the local fairgrounds. Won't be able to tomorrow, either, damn it!
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8:30 pm
The neighbor's puppy just got cornered under my truck by a cat & got slapped silly. You'd have thought he was being gutted! Poor baby.

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

2pm
I got 1 store serviced today as planned. I also stopped at Del Taco on the way home as I had a coupon for a free taco. I bought a couple of churros, too. Yum. I have another coupon I'll use tomorrow!
Got home just in time for the sky to open up. It's even been hailing a bit. Like rock salt bouncing on the ground before it melts.
I just made a very yummy banana/blueberry smoothie with cashew butter in it. I've never added nut butter to a smoothie before.
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3pm
I can't seem to warm up since I got home. I'm sitting here wrapped in my electric throw! Brrr.
I should set a movie up on the TV via the laptop. But, I don't want to move from my warm seat here ...
Damn, I'm really freezing now. I had to go outside and find where a leak in one of the front windows is coming from. Looks like I need to replace some caulking around the frame on top. Of course, that is about 15 feet above my head. So, somehow, I will have to get the extension ladder to reach up there. I hope it is dry next weekend, so I can get that done. Don't want a leak making more of a mess for longer than necessary.
I think I am out of canned air ... my keyboard is filthy ...
Now, I'm trying to re-install my DVD Maker on the desktop ... I found the CD-Rom for it, but I can't find the actual hardware ... guess I didn't want to reinstall it today ... it's around here somewhere, though.
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4pm
I found what I want for Christmas! Ha! A Western Digital Media Player! That would be so much easier than hauling the laptop, speakers, etc. across the room to play something on the TV or even to burn to disk! The price might go down a bit by then, too. They are about $100 at Fry's Electronics right now.
Oklahoma is getting hit hard by tornadoes ... Seminole Airport damaged. Lots of cars overturned on the freeways ... scary. Even the National Weather Center in Norman got hit!
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6pm
I am stuffed. All we had was hot wings & biscuits, but I can't breathe I'm so stuffed!
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7pm
I'm feeling very blah right now ... no energy. My breathing has been sucky today, so might be part of it ...
I don't think I'll be getting any of my exercises done ... although I did 10 counter push-ups when I got home earlier ...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 9, 2010

10am
I'm so tired! I already vacuumed, scrubbed the inside of the big fish tank, fed/watered all the critters, did a load of laundry ... still more to get done! I want to start on baking cookies, but my mom is still messing around in the kitchen & gets underfoot worse than Candace! So, I will wait ...
The clouds are starting to move in for today's rain ...
And ... my mom ruined the $60 filter by boiling the motor housing ... great!
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noon
The cookies are baking! First tray is in the oven, with 3 more waiting. They are Mrs. Fields' Chocolate Raisin Cookies. I don't eat anything with chocolate very often, but this was the next recipe in the cookbook.
Baby Dove is stretching his wings today! Learning how to flap & stand up in the nest.
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1pm
The cookies are pretty good. Not overly sweet, either. Here are before & after pics!


I tried to get a pic of Baby Dove testing his wings, but he's evasive! He sees me coming and stops!
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1:10pm
It just started raining! Wish it had rained earlier like I thought it would or I would've planned to take Jorgy for a walk to the mailbox again this morning.
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2pm
The rain only lasted about 20 minutes ... sucks.
The garden needs the water!
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3pm
Went outside to read for a while, but the breeze came up & chased me back inside! I got about 3 chapters read, though!
All the gravel from the fish tank is nearly dry. I spread it out on the porch on a towel after my mom boiled it earlier. I'll bring it back in soon & pour it back in the tank.
Found a recipe for Navajo Fry Bread that I want to try this week. Along with those Garlic Fries I mentioned before.
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4pm
Got all the gravel and decorations back in the big tank. Water will wait until I can afford to replace the damn filter ...
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8pm
I'm so tired, I want to go to bed now. But, I'm going to stay up to watch Desperate Housewives, of all things! I hate that show ... but, I can't miss anything with John Barrowman in it! He's so good in it!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 8, 2010

11am
Here it is after 11 & I don't feel like I've accomplished much. Took Jorgy for a walk to the mailbox & back. She did really good, other than panting a lot! First time she's walked the entire way. The previous walks I carried her on the way back.
I've been trying to write a paragraph for the last 10 minutes, but my mom is driving me NUTS! She is cleaning everything in the big tank & boiling the gravel ... I don't care for a step-by-step explanation, for crying out loud!!!!! Leave me alone, I have other things I want to get done today!
I got a loaf of Velvet White Bread on the dough cycle in the bread machine right now. I have the ingredients ready for a loaf of Italian Herb Bread & also a Lentil casserole for dinner tonight.
Now, I am going outside to clean the blinds from my bathroom.
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noon
The blinds are clean & hanging on the fence to dry. And, looks like the dough is ready to take out of the bread machine for a rise before I move it to the loaf pan.
What am I going to eat for lunch!? I'm starving. I didn't have a snack earlier & I should have. Need to get back into the habit ... I need to make a smoothie, too! Ooh, I'm going to have a soybutter & black raspberry jelly sandwich using my cinnamon raisin bread I made yesterday. Yum! With a fresh banana/mixed berry smoothie!
I listened to all of James Marsters albums this morning & am listening to Anything Goes cast recording now.
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1pm
I think I'll set up the laptop to watch Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the TV in a few minutes. The white bread is doing a final rise in the oven before I start baking it. The herb bread dough is mixing in the bread machine & I have a yummy smoothie to drink!
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3pm
That was fun to watch, but I need to find another copy. This one, the audio was out-of-synch ... bummer. Will do a search later. Or, even better find my VHS copy ...
Now, my mom is bugging me to scrub the bottom of the fish tank because she can't reach it! I'll do it tomorrow since it is supposed to rain & I won't be able to do anything outside.
The white bread is done. The herb bread is in the final rise in the oven. It'll be a small loaf. I need to adjust the recipe to make a bigger loaf.
I need to bring the blinds in from outside. I'm sure they are dry by now. Then, I am going to read outside for a bit. The neighbor is in his backyard weeding, so the wildbirds are absent ...
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4pm
Herb bread is done. Smells so good in here! I have the lentil casserole in the oven. I should have done it earlier so we could eat at 5. It'll be closer to 6 for dinner tonight. Simple ingredients, hope it's good!
I'll be making Chocolate Raisin Cookies tomorrow. Not sure what else, yet. But, something, since it's supposed to rain tomorrow. Oh, I have a Garlic Fries recipe I want to try!
I better take pics of the bread before my mom cuts anymore off the loaves!

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6pm
Dinner was very good. The casserole turned out good, although I had to add some extra water about half-way through. Made Garlic Toast with the Herb Bread. Yummy. And topped it off with blackberries in whip cream for dessert.

Not the best picture ...
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7pm
I finally got all my exercises in for the day! Yay, me!

Friday, May 7, 2010

May 7, 2010

I can't believe how lazy I'm still being about this blog! Well, I took some pics today so I'm adding them here.
The first is Baby Dove, who is now 3 weeks old. Growing so fast!


And, I made a loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Bread that turned out great. I made the dough in the bread machine, then transferred everything to a loaf pan to raise & then bake in the oven.