Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I get a chance to rap
It takes a lot of forearm and wrist strength to cut up meat. Camas probably arm-wrestles bikers for funsies.
I did the wrapping. "My name is Roxie and I rap real good. I'm the best damn rapper in the whole damn hood. I wrap up venison, pork and elk. I've been wrappin' up meat since I quit drinkin' milk. Boom chucka-chucka-chucka- grunt, whoof, grunt"
With all of us working on this, it took us about three hours of steady labor. We took some of the meat to the butcher to be smoked (ham, bacon, hocks) or ground for sausage, and most of the rest went into the freezer, except for a tenderloin and a skirt steak that got marinated and grilled for lunch. Deelicious!
Tomorrow, Dh and I are planning a nice walk. Hope the rest of you find an equally pleasant way to enjoy Father's Day.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The letter C
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wednesday the somethingth of - June - is it June already?
It was the Tree to Tree Adventure Park. Zip lines are only one of the fun things they offer. There are also obstacle courses and sky walks and all sorts of other things you can do waaaayyyy up above the ground while attached to steel cables strung between mighty firs. I didn't feel brave or strong enough for the obstacle course, but the zip line - The last time I had that much adrenalin in my system, I didn't have any clothes on.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Another good sport
Basically Benita has a meme going - photos for one letter of the alphabet each week. So this is my A for Adorable Igor.
So I will use this photo to illustrate B- Bigger and Better Bugs!
OK, Confession time. DH and I just bought an RV. I feel so embarrassed! It's so - middle-aged of us. My inner committee is mostly thrilled with the idea of getting to goforaride and travel with the bed and the cats and the comforts of home but the Scotch Bitch is in a total swivet about spending that much money. It's not THAT much. It's a 30 ft. long 1997 rig, so the price is good. It's well taken care of. And DH has gone back to work - did I tell you that? One of his co-workers needed knee surgery but the shop was so short-handed that he couldn't get the time off, so DH agreed to fill in during surgery and recuperation time. (DH can do all the jobs in the shop.) He signed a 90 day contract. He collects retirement AND regular pay, and we have our medical coverage back for a few months. He could probably work as long as he wanted at the shop, but he doesn't want to work full time permanent. He wants to see the USA in his new Chevrolet with his darling wife.
SO, the brakes are being replaced, and we are getting a solar panel to keep the battery charged, and by this time next week, I should have a picture of the new rig. But I'm still kind of embarrassed.
Monday, June 10, 2013
My Pink Peace roses are blooming, so I used the peach-colored tablecloth that matches, and used them for cake decoration.
It makes rather a pretty table. The bright thing in the foreground is a crazy-quilt tea-cozy.
I also made orange biscotti, and Earl Grey tea biscuits, and I served Hood strawberries. The cake disappeared. There were cookies left. (Napkins tucked into the ice-tea glasses.)
It was, as always with these girls, great fellowship, wonderful conversation, and lots of laughs. We practiced working "behoove" into the conversation.
I found some neat little green mini lasers that are waterproof. There's a picture of me on Facebook with one shining through my teeth. Green grin ;-)