Monday, May 28, 2018

Tuna Test

Since this week is my birthday week! (YAY! Love birthdays!) I'm blogging about one of my passions: tuna.
Yes, I admit it. Even though Bob leaves the room when I mix up a big bowl of solid white canned tuna, Real Mayo, and chopped celery, spinach, artichoke hearts, carrots, and peppers, I am a big tuna fish fan.
Bob and I currently have a Costco membership, but are questioning whether it's worth the annual fee. The thing is, I love Kirkland solid white tuna.
So in preparation for possible non-access to Kirkland tuna, I conducted a taste test with other store brands.
I was looking not only for taste, but texture. For most of my life, I only ate chunk tuna, NOT KNOWING THERE WAS ANOTHER OPTION. I may have seen "solid white" on a tuna can or two, but it costs more, so it never registered.
Then I accidentally bought some solid white tuna when I was shopping in a hurry. Now nothing else will do, but it has to be GOOD.
While I like tuna with just mayo, I really love it with lots of chopped veggies mixed in.
So which fancy pants brand came closest to matching the current epitome of tuna?
Great Value.
(Yes, you read that right. The most economical store brand had the most firm texture and best taste for me.)
Are you a tuna fan?


Monday, May 21, 2018

Attack of the Giant Spider!

I was startled to find a giant spider ready to jump on my car as I entered the roundabout in St. George's Main Street/Tabernacle Street intersection!
I don't know who made it or what it commemorates, but there it is.
I don't hate spiders. My husband, Bob, is wary of them. He was bitten on the elbow by a black widow about 30 years ago. Not only did his elbow swell up to the size of a tomato, but half his face was paralyzed by Bell's Palsy. The doctor said it may be permanent, or it may gradually heal.
With half his mouth paralyzed, Bob couldn't whistle, and he dribbled when he drank. His smile was a crazy sight to see, and he even kissed crooked.
We were both relieved when he regained full feeling in his face after about six months.
Are you a spider hater?
A spider lover?
Or you'll live your life, and they'll live theirs?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Dogs and Cats

When we took our dog, Bibs, for a walk, we were stopped at our neighbor's house by a friendly cat.
(See the little kitty legs just under Bibs' chest? My little sister, Carolyn, who has Down syndrome, acted as our camera girl.
Bibs was lots bigger than the cat...
...who seemed fearless, even though she fit beneath Bibs' belly!
Who says we can't be friends, just because we're not the same?
Carolyn's favorite cat is our son's gray one, Moroni, because she doesn't bite or scratch.
Moroni loves to climb to the highest places she can find. (Bob's shoulders qualify.)
Our white cat, Sage, is not on Carolyn's Good List, because she bit Carolyn.
Since then, the white cat is working on becoming the master of disguise, yet she's better at hiding the identity of others.
What was/is your best pet? 
What did/do you like about him/her?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sooo Unexpected!

This is the sitch... my sister Rebecca's working in Lincoln, Nebraska for three months. Just 12 short weeks. 
On Sunday, April 22 she was in Omaha, and decided she would just stop long enough to attend a nearby Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints before returning to Lincoln.
So she went inside a random church house and saw some sister missionaries in the chapel. Hoping to make a connection, she asked, "Do you know Elder Bahlmann?"
(In case you didn't know, our son, Michael, is currently serving a mission in Nebraska, learning the Karen language and working with Burmese people.)
The sisters said, "Yes! He's right out in the hall."
And what do you know? He was!
Rebecca gave him two hugs (one for me!)
Some people don't believe in coincidence. They say that everything happens for a reason.
Some do. They say that things just happen randomly, for no particular purpose.
What do you believe?

Old Friends at The Drowsy Chaperone

After Edwina Jones (costumer, choreographer,) and Colette Smith, (laughing audience member), and Carolyn Anderson, (little sister) and I saw a play, "The Drowsy Chaperone," we took a picture!
It looks like I'm choking Carolyn.
But I'm not.
Just ask her.
(As soon as she can speak again...)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Home Depot Cat

I saw this cat following an employee through Home Depot.
 I couldn't help wondering if it was some kind of service cat.
Was it possible that this particular employee was deathly afraid of mice?
Are you afraid of mice?
Are you afraid of cats?
Are you afraid of anything?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Missing Missionary Plaque

Six months out, and they still didn't have my son's missionary plaque up in the church foyer.
So I made one myself.
 Now they have one.
I thought it looked pretty good.
It took care of business.
About a week later, they got one up for real and for true. 
(What did they do with the one I made, I wonder?)
Do you prefer to go along with the status quo, and wait patiently for things to happen?
Or do you like to take action, stick your nose in, maybe where it doesn't belong, and take care of business?

Tuna Test

Since this week is my birthday week! (YAY! Love birthdays!) I'm blogging about one of my passions: tuna. Yes, I admit it. Even thou...