Monday, September 30, 2019

Carolyn Gets Back To Where She Started From!

Carolyn was thrilled to return to New Jersey, where she was born. The look on her face when she caught sight of the Atlantic Ocean by Sea Isle City, New Jersey, was priceless!
She could hardly wait to get in the water.
She said she wanted to buy a house and live there.
She simply loved the ocean, which was pleasantly warm.
We were so in tune with the ocean scene that we even matched the beach umbrellas!
Carolyn found some beautiful pebbles and shells to keep, and was in awe when she spied a seagull.
We three sisters (Rebecca McGarry, Shirley Bahlmann, and Carolyn Anderson) all loved getting our feet wet, but there was nothing to eat there...well, nothing that we wanted to eat.
So we went to Mike's Fish Market.
Hey, we were there on free mussel could we say no to THAT?
Carolyn looks like she wasn't thrilled about the free mussels...she only ate one. (Maybe that's why.)
Carolyn enjoyed her chicken. (Yes, it counts as sea food. You must have heard of "chicken of the sea!")
We had the BEST table in the whole place, with water on two sides of our table. We were practically floating!
Even the bathrooms were amusing...if you didn't pay attention to the hurricane warning.
Carolyn also enjoyed a big, soft pretzel.
She was also certain that because she was born in New Jersey, everyone there knew who she was, no introduction necessary!
(She made lots of new friends.)
Have you been to New Jersey?
Have you been to the ocean?
(Do you WANT to go to either place?)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Simple, Sweet Sentiment

Sometimes it doesn't take a lot of words to get your point across.
I found this wise saying in a T-shirt in a thrift store. 
(If only I'd known this when I was in high school, I could have aced all my tests!)
Are you a cookie lover?
Or do you like cake better?
Or pie?
What's your pastry weakness?

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lemon? Banana? Spaghetti Squash?

I found some pretty fancy footwear in the thrift store. It was so fancy, I couldn't tell what it was.
 Are these supposed to be lemons? Bananas? Spaghetti Squashes? (Is there some yellow thing I'm missing? Maybe they're magic wish slippers.)
Do you wear slippers? 
Would you wear these?

Monday, September 9, 2019

I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing!

Oranges - many parts are edible!
I've heard of the nutritional benefits of the white lining inside the orange rind. I've also heard of candied orange peel. (Did these people run out of candy bars, or what?)
So a year or two ago, I tried it. I didn't know where to buy any candied orange peel (click for recipe!), (I think it was invented in Tuvalu), so I peeled my own orange, then cut it into strips.
I had to boil them twice in plain water (drain, rinse, repeat...hey, just like washing your hair!) Then I boiled them in sugar water...I mean stevia water. (Sugar makes my fingers hurt.)
 Then I dipped them in dark chocolate, dahling. (The benefits are amahzing.
 Would you eat something that looked like muddy squid tentacles? Do you like trying new food, or are you happy with your tried and true favorites? 
What would you like to eat that you haven't tried yet? 

Monday, September 2, 2019

It's not a dirty toilet!

Okay, I'm the first to admit that I'm not the best housekeeper in the world. June Cleaver has me beat by a mile, but I'm better than I was. I have a few standards! So when I saw a brown spot in a toilet that I've fought to clean out hard water toilet rings (with near disastrous results), I decided to eradicate it.
But when I looked closer, the brown spot wasn't what I thought it was. Rather than a piece of waste, it was a thirsty moth.
Our old doggie used to drink out of the toilet, but this was the first time I found an insect taking a sip at the never-ending porcelain well.
What would you do?
Squish it?
Flush it?
or leave it?