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euknight

From: euknight

Nov-22

In agreement with you about the two animal abusers.  That’s how I feel about people who dump their animals in the country.  Sickening.

Cool you have bows.  I liked doing archery in Girl Scouts...lol, a few years back.  I was never around guns, hunting etc growing up.  I agree about the proper training for sure.  I am like you as far as coyote go....they stay away and I have never felt threatened out here til the hogs came.  I have talked to several guys and was king of wanting a woman’s take. I can’t believe some dude was watching your tv in Detroit.  Glad your BF gave you the shotgun.  I have had BFs leave guns with me too but have not liked any of them.  Most of my friends out here have husbands, son in laws, sons that do the shooting.  I will do some more research but thanks.

It just occurred to me that the reason Tab and Jackson stick around the house is probably the hogs!,!  I have always thought it was weird they did that when none of my others ever did.  The hogs had not gotten here back then.  I am grateful my neighbor traps for me and keeps a look out.  It’s sad I can’t hike anywhere with them like I once did.  Have had passing thoughts of smoking when I get mad about it but that would be toooooo pitiful a reason to smoke....LOL.  I have so much to be grateful forblush

Yep, am with you Eve on the rushed vaccine.  Not keen on that one either.  I still don’t have test result back.  Grrrrr.  Tomorrow is 13 days since exposure.  Going to neighbors for Thanksgiving as usual.  Excavation of their new FABULOUS cliff side pool has been underway the last few days.  It is going to be soooooo cool!! Will be fun to see that.

I cut a new 4 wheeling path through the woods and have been hauling brush and burning today.  LOVE.  Overcast and just enough wind to torch the fire quickly, then perfect timing of a light sprinkle at the end.  I love these Fall days out doing that stuff!   

Have a lovely smoke free day all!!!

Peggy

5-8-20

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Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-26

Cliff side pool? Would you be able to post a pic of that when it’s done? Sounds very cool! The engineering of it. These folks that have minds that can think of stuff like that a d work it out. They fascinate me. Actually, how differently our brains work in general fascinates me. 

I think you may be right about the dogs? They perceive threats differently than us, and probably smell those hogs. So why do you have them now and didn’t before? Did they migrate from Georgia? Lol! I think you’re talking about the same Wild Boars we had there, right? Maybe I will read about this later today. Must have something to do with habitat? But yes, Tab and Jackson are smart. Probably a mix of staying clear of them, and staying close to protect you from them. Ok, I’ll just come out and say it here. If you feel you need something to go hiking with to protect yourself from them, I’d stick with a shotgun. Why? Because you’re not a gun person and all you need is protection from the hogs, right? With a 20 Gauge you don’t have to be a great shot. I don’t know your terrain, but am picturing some brush piles scattered. People always want pistols for protection but you gotta be a good shot. I don’t know anyone that’s hunted with a pistol, though I’m sure some do, most don’t for reasons. Size of game, distance, etc. Even if you aren’t gonna go out hiking, a shotgun would better for you around your house if they are coming that close. Maybe a pain for your hikes but you’d get used to it. Or does your wildlife department there have any information on them? Might be worth a call to ask. Here you can find out stuff about Cougars, etc, as far as their terrain and where to avoid. They aren’t gonna know everywhere, and stuff happens, but not very often. They have a lot of info about the Coyotes in the city too. Just a thought. Hike somewhere else? but that’s a pain to have to drive somewhere to hike when you’ve got you’re own area. Come here and we can go hiking?? Now that’s a good idea! Anyway, just nattering and killing time this morning. I know the desire and longing though Peggy. To be out for the day and just walk in peace for a while. I haven’t been out of the city for close to two months now. Not the same, even walking at night when it’s more quiet. Not the same as being out away from the sounds and smells of here. Miss my Coast sky at night but I’m not sleeping out there where I usually do this time of year. When my arm is healed I’m gonna go up to my neighbors shack for a couple of nights. May take Daughter and go for Solstice. Will be snow but it’s a cot inside, lol. Have to see how I’m feeling. Right now I’m still cold! Not sure why it’s bothering me so much this year, but it is. Ok. Have said a whole lot of nothing. Not sure why I got up early today. Critters all smarter than me and still on the bed! 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-26

Happy Thanksgiving Girlz!

Ha! I remembered a date! Lol! joystuck_out_tongue_closed_eyesstuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

Not gonna get all mushy and sentimental, but am thinking about all of you and you all are on my Thankful List. You are everyday. We never did get our recipe thing going except for grilled cheese in the microwave and PBJ with jalapeños. So maybe I’ll make that today, lol! Actually, I’m cooking a Turkey. My day of the year to eat meat. Nothing like some dark meat with homemade cranberries. Yum. Not sure why I rationalize it for this day, but I do. I make stuffing with Venison sausage and there’s nothing like stuffing cooked in the bird, which is most of the reason for cooking the bird for me. It’s also not the Venison I grew up on, and had to go to a specialty meat store again this year to get it, but it is still really good. 
Anyway...hope you all have a beautiful and relaxing day. Let me know what you’re all doing or making! I told Daughter that next year we are gonna have a Northwest Thanksgiving and have Salmon. 
Susan I think you’re the only one that this is their second Thanksgiving without smoking. Still waiting to see that KEY by the way! 
Love you all! kissing_heart

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-26

Good Morning Lore, 

Heard the 1st airing of Alice’s Restaurant, by Arthur Guthrie. It’s a tradition for me. Wmmr in Philadelphia 93.3 is the best radio station around. I’m biased, but if you can it will replay again at 12pm and 2pm eastern time. You can stream it. Worth a listen ! 
 
Yes so very very thankful. Not going where I normally would but going to my friends house and making mashed potatoes. I can make those lol. Bringing Lemon Merengue pie. Of course Cranberries from a can! Fresh ones yuk...lol. 
 

So I hope you have a wonderful meal and be thankful for another day Smomber. Love it! We will survive and prevail because as a tribe we can conquer! Too much? Lol

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-26

Never too much Eve!

Love mashed potatoes! Do you use butter and sour cream? Just butter? Daughter making those this year, so...I’m thankful for that too! Really you don’t like fresh cranberries? Have you tried them? For years, that was my oldest sister’s job on Turkey day. I grew up thinking it was the hardest part of the dinner to make, lol! Probably cause she made it so dramatic maybe? Then, once, in my early 30’s maybe, I took it on. Bought a bag, read the directions and did it. Wow. Blew my mind and I kept thinking, really?? That’s it? Boil water, add sugar, add berries, listen for the “pops” and...that’s it??! And I loved them! Also realized I can do sugar however I want (like quitting, right?) and add as much or as little as I want. So I make them all the time this time of year now when they are in the stores and eat them like crazy! I use half the sugar bag says as I like them tart. And... best thing is...you really feel like you made a homemade dish and it is the easiest thing EVER! So, I would suggest if you don’t do it today, just do it once this weekend and try it. Just once! You can add extra sugar if you want! You do you! Haha! joy

Read your other post about your brother and old traditions. I know you still think about and miss him. That’s a sweet memory Eve, and I’m glad you take time to share it and treasure it still. It makes days like today special to still share those things in our hearts. Now that’s enough sentimental stuff from me, so, yeah. Have a wonderful day and let’s continue on this smoke free journey! heart_eyes
 

P.S. I will definitely listen to Alice while cooking too! Fun idea! Maybe new tradition for me?

  • Edited November 26, 2020 1:09 pm  by  Loreficent
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-26

Where you keep going off to? Do you have heat for the weekend? Dying to know what you cooked Tiny. Since you like it. I did enjoy making dinner today actually. Now am ready for bed!

Hope you are well friend! grinning

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Nov-26

Hey Lore,

 Yes use sour cream and butter. Put bacon in in too. Milk, and lots of spices, minced garlic, minced onions, oregano, and others. 
 

Did you listen? It is not Thanksgiving without Pierre! Love Alice’s Restaurant! I said earlier it was Arthur, but my fault Arlo Guthrie. 
 

Had a great day! I didn’t smoke! No temptations! All good! Hope your day was nice also! Stuffed so meal was good!
 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Nov-26

Well, hello there....we had turkey, cranberry salad, stuffing, rolls and fresh sweet potatoes (NO marshmallows, NO canned produce). My feller ordered a lemon blueberry cheesecake from the fancy bakery so we had that too. They are surveying us at work to see if we want the covid vax on the first round. Of course people exposed to patients the most have first dibs. We cook "Thanksgiving" often so it's no big woo here. Who doesn't love a little gobble! Gobble! In their leftovers? All kidding aside, we have a board at work where you write what you are thankful for. I can think of so many things! A lot of people can't, though. It's so sad. I know 2020 has been a rough year but we are in it to win it and we can get through this. I have high hopes that we can get covid under control. Maybe this is controversial to some, but I am begging you, mask up, wash your dang hands and limit your social interactions/physical distance. I know it may seem easier for.me because I'm an introvert, but a few simple steps can save you and your neighbor. Ps. Don't touch your face. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Nov-26

I just realized I replied to you and you know all that covid stuff. It was meant for everyone, not just you.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Nov-26

Oh, that’s ok! Never hurts to hear it again. So, will you get first round of vaccine if you can? I go back and forth on it. Efficacy looks good, but I still haven’t read much about the trials. After yesterday though...wow. Numbers are crazy. Saw this elderly couple, him 74 with COPD, heart issues, high blood pressure, on blood thinners, overweight, and her 72 with Diabetes and some other stuff. Well, they were “bored” and tired of being home, so went to Vegas. Mmmhmmm. Two days after they got back, sitting in front of me, sick. We have rapid testing now which for folks with symptoms is pretty good if early in the symptoms, like first few days. So, yeah. Both positive. WTH. Bored? Is that like, worse than dead and I missed something? My whole day was like that. I haven’t left work that disheartened and actually kind of mad in a while. So, yeah. Their boredom is justification for coming in and putting all of us at risk because “this is what we do”. Well. Tiny, I am over it. Just over it. So many people getting out of medicine right now, or wanting to. Count me in that camp. Hoping to feel rejuvenated and better after my month off. We will see. Enough of that. I got Saturday to work, then off till December 30th. So I will hopefully miss a lot of the Thanksgiving travel surge that definitely will happen. 
Your dinner sounds fabulous! Perfect. I made way too much food! Had only us 4 that are usually here, nobody additional or new. But I cooked like it was for the crowd last year. Actually couldn’t find a smaller turkey and the smallest I could get fresh organic was 14 pounds. Was good in the sense it holds more stuffing than a small one, but what am I gonna do with all of this food?? My fridge is too full of Kombucha!joy 

Well, I’m gonna go finish cleaning up and go see John and go to bed. I’m contemplating getting up really early to go get some new AirPods. I have never done the Black Friday thing. Ever. I usually work but took it off as we were supposed to have our dinner tomorrow with Pat’s mom as it is her Bday,  but those plans got nixed a while ago and I told her she can’t come over. I am really afraid of being a carrier and am very cautious. Doubt I am, but can’t say 100% and I’m not wanting to try to sleep at night with the thought of getting others sick. Oh, where was I? Oh, so the AirPod Pros are on a huge sale and I want them so might drive down and see if there is a line, I won’t, but if I get there early, maybe? But then I have to spend the rest of my life feeling like a hypocrite for doing the Black Friday thing, so maybe not. Ha! So, I guess if that is my biggest dilemma I think it means I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for right?

  • Edited November 26, 2020 11:49 pm  by  Loreficent
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