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  1. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Today is another chilly, drizzly day so we're still staying inside. Pulled out all the vacuum sealed bags with our winter clothes and will give them a tumble in the dryer and then vacuum seal up our summer clothes and put them away. Just don't have closet room for both spring, summer, faill and winter stuff :-)
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Abby-girl and I finally ventured out today with hubby, to run by Aldi's and $Tree for a few items. Got the jars of Turkey stock washed and labeled and they're ready for transport to the homestead. I'm keep several jars here because it makes wonderful gravy, soup or just a cup of nice hot stock to drink. Stock is also good to add to potatoes for some added flavor. So many wonderful uses! Tomorrow we'll go to the license bureau to get tags for our travel trailer. This year it's eligible for lifetime tags so we're going to do that instead of renewing them every 3 years. We did that with both of his work trailers. Also going to have to call the college and see when they're doing taxes. They do them free if you're a senior. We don't have to really file a tax return, they just file the necessary paper work for us to get our RE Taxes back (partially). Helps a lot when you can get "some" of your RE tax dollars back.
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    We've found that wearing "TRAX" over our boots/shoes helps a lot. I haven't had to use them this year because I haven't been out, and we've got snow...not much ice. Today we got out and picked up some eggs from Aldi's and some chips. Then to $Tree for some children's aspirin and some Carmex. Then back home. Abby-girl got to "dance" around on her back seat and get a bit of exercise.
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    2019 Where The Heart Is

    Thursday, a dear childhood friend's wife called to say he had passed on. He and she have been friends of mine since I was 13 years old, and I even fixed her hair for her when they got married. I spent most of the day remembering the fun times we used to have instead of crying. They live in Ohio but spent many military years in Georgia, so she'll be taking him there for burial. I'll keep in touch with her once she's back home in Ohio. She's retired but like most of us, can't stand to sit around so she's planning to find some sort of work/job etc. Don't blame her a bit. I worked part-time after my 1st passed away and continued to work part-time until about 5 years ago. She sounded like she was going okay, but I know it will become very silent in about 3 weeks, so I'll check on her. Her son is flying home from Iraq for the funeral and the daughter lives in GA. She won't have any trouble finding work and I know she's got lots of friends there in OH...she's such a sweetie. I could kick myself though because the last time he talked with us, he invited us up and promised to take us through the military museum there...and we didn't get it done.
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Decided not to go out and eat for my belated birthday. Just too cold and I needed to get the turkey/chicken stock done. I had saved two chicken carcasses in the freezer so I just pitched them into the roaster with the turkey carcass. Hubby got out to fix friends lighting problem. She won't be back for 3 months (she's in Madrid as an assistant teacher) so she relies on hubby to take care of her tenant's apartment upstairs.
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    Got some news....with difficulties

    In Jesus' Name...
  7. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Absolutely! And...isn't it nice to have people willing to help you get a few things done around your place!
  8. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Finished up the turkey/chicken stock today. Ended up with 16 pints for us...plus 2 quarts of giblet stuff for Abby-girl...3 quart bags (in freezer) of odds-n-ends for Abby-girl to have added to her supper meal. Now ask me if she liked it! Hubby fixed friends light fixture and switch and then he's the one who literally picked the carcasses clean (to make sure no bones) for me to put in the freezer bags for our girl. Tomorrow I'll probably work more on the red potatoes. Glad they're out on the enclosed "cold" room! We just eat so many potatoes. Breakfast, potato salad, potato soup, scallops you name it. So I always jar up a bunch!
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Frigid here...that's the only way to describe it! Spit a little bit of snow this morning so we really were blessed. Far to our south they're in a mess with snow and ice, far to our north they're digging out again, and to our east and west...just a mess. We live in our own little "Moses Path"...never can rely on too many forecasters. Supposed to have a wind chill tonight of -13 and that's cold. But, it's January and that along with February is our usual winter.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    We got up about 5am this morning (wayyyyy too early for us!) and I put a turkey into one of my roasters. With hubby's assist we got 8 pints of shredded turkey and 1 pint of stock. I've got the turkey carcass and two chicken carcasses (I've kept in the freezer) in the roaster on very low heat and I'll jar up some wonderful turkey/chicken stock tomorrow...after we go out for breakfast. It's a belated birthday thing for me. Friend who went to Madrid for 3 months, her tenant called and had a ceiling light malfunction so he went over there to look things over and will replace the fixture with a cheapy and save her "vintage" one just in case she wants him to try and re-work it for her when she comes back. We saved the turkey legs for supper and I added some mac/cheese and green beans for supper.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Washed some "nasty" used pint jars so I could jar up the turkey. We got them free but boy were they nasty. But I was able to get them cleaned out. I used to buy those $Tree dish/bottle things (yellow, round pendages of foam) and I wear them out cleaning jars. So...I removed the foam and took a sponge/scouring scrubby, rolled it so I could squeeze it into that round hole, and boy does it do a good job of scouring glasses, jars etc. Wanna see?
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Still just foggy, dreary and wet. Thing's are melting and making a lot of muddy spots. There's supposed to be another winter storm moving through the central mid west but not sure what we'll get. We just never really know. We're planning to hunker down again tomorrow and see what Sunday brings.
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Nuttin...'cept fixing meals and washing dishes. Hubby did remove the dangling guttering from side of house and back of carport, here. Snow just too heavy. Not sure what kind of weather's moving in, but if the forecasted winds are the 35+ gust it would tear the guttering off the front of house, so removing it and cutting it into pieces was the best option. He then took it over to homestead and put the metal in his recycle area. Abby-girl and I are meeting ourselves coming and going! The snow has melted and made a total loblolly just about everywhere, and there's still patches of heavy snow so we can leave her outside in her small yard here. Did bring over one of the turkey's and it's in the cooler defrosting. I set up a table in the kitchen to put my roaster on and I'll put the turkey in it tomorrow (on low) and let it do it's thing. I'm planning to jar up turkey. He also brought over 3 cases of used pint jars we bought, so I'll have to wash and check the rims on those. I don't have a useable dishwasher (it's a portable and I don't have the right connection for my sink) so it's a hand wash thing around this place.
  14. The WE2's

    A Chocolate Tragedy

    Oh my...that surely was a mess to clean up!
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Labeled and put away!
  16. The WE2's

    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    WOW! Glad you're safe!
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Today was cold, foggy and just plain dreary. Temp did get up enough to start melting "some" of the snow so we've got a lot of mud where the ground has thawed or we've shoveled. But...they say it's headed our way, just not as much. When looking at the maps it changes almost hourly. Hubby worked some more on the bathroom project and I just did the rest of the laundry. He came home with a bag...he had stopped at the $Tree store and found candy cane boxes, 25c a box so he brought me home four boxes. Guess I'll be vacuum sealing them in some of my jars. Hard candies are nice to have in a pinch.
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    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Still some smoked turkey from Thanksgiving...was vacuum sealed and in freezer, added some Jasmine Rice covered with veggies & sesame honey sauce and we were in business! Dessert...I fried some apples in a bit of butter, pecan bits, sugar and cinnamon...then added some whipped cream. Still had some for tomorrow nights dessert. (yes, I did get some splatters of the carmelization on my stove...LOL)
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    Old Man Winter Cometh

    Tonight we may get some drizzle mix...hope not! Then this weekend more snow...just when we're about tunneled out! This isn't supposed to be so much as we got last time, but we've had enough ... and they're saying some really frigid arctic air will attack some people in the northern parts of Mo and Ks. One thing for sure...should kill out some bugs...ticks and hopefully Japanese Beetles!
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Abby-girl and I took a ride with hubby to the homestead and took some of the things I've been jarring up over there. Today I jarred up 5 quarts of Black-eyed peas and Pinto beans with a very thin tomato juice and a tablespoon of honey/molasses mix in each jar. Should taste pretty good in an emergency...add some of my stew veggies, some of my potatoes and some of my chicken and we'll be walkin' tall! LOL Then we took a drive to the Roost to check the mail there and "make our presence known" by hubby shoveling the "berm" that the graders always leave there, and then driving in and out of the driveway...and footsteps to the door etc. Even though the power was out in that area, everything seemed to be aok. Then home. Abby-girl had a nice romp in her big yard at the homestead plus she "dances" the back seat of the truck all the way to and from wherever we're going. So...she's worn out and tucked into her bed!
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    WHATCHA DOING TODAY?

    Nothin' special...just did more laundry. Hubby worked shoveling more snow at the homestead and that's done...we can now get in and out...BUT...they're calling for more snow this coming weekend! Can we huff and puff and blow it back up to where it came from? The pvc poles that held Abby-girl's tarp up over her kennel broke from the weight of the snow so hubby will have to put up new ones and buy a new tarp. This rig has done really good for 2+ years, so it's about time. Good thing she doesn't stay in it except during warmer weather, and then only for short times when we're going shopping and it's too hot for her in the truck.
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    wallmart horror stories?

    We're just eating our own sprouts since the salad thing, and prefer them anyway...and mostly shopping Mennonite stores should we need something. But we'll be sure to watch what we buy even at the Mennonite stores! We have enough in the extended pantry that we can do without if we need to. Hubby "went shopping today" at the homestead while he was shoveling snow. I sprout lots of different types of seeds, right now we're working on lentil's. Abby-girl loves sprouts too! LOL
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    What’s For Dinner 2019

    Tonight was beer battered cod bites sprinkled with some Tony's spice (hubby prefers tartar sauce) , home made potato salad and chili beans. Dessert was home made spiced applesauce...from 2015!
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    What’s For Dinner 2019

    We just do portion control...it works for us.
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    Saying hey yahoo all

    Peeples bin wondern' about ya!
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