Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ready 2 roll

Last night, we finally got a reprieve from the oppressive heat that decided to come visiting to our fair city.

I started my vacation yesterday at 2:00 p.m., and I’m ready to move tomorrow morning.

I should be back online next week, but I will still be posting sporadically.

We have an illness in the family; my daughter-in-law’s Dad is very ill.

So, after my move, I will be helping out my son next week.

Take care, everyone, and be well.

See you in August

I’m just too busy.

Be well!

The countdown continues, Seattle heat…

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Vacation is in 9 days, and I move in 10 days.

I’m cleaning, a bit at a time.

And right now I’m trying to stay cool, as it is 87 degrees in Seattle.

It will be a bit cooler tomorrow and Thursday, then I guess the heat returns on Friday.

Now, I’m off to visit some of your blogs, hopefully commenting during my visits.

UPDATE: Sorry, dear bloggers. I’m off to wash walls.


back in my shell

To deal with the fun and stress of moving.

I know, I’ve said this before.

Later, dudes.

And my name is Beth, a.k.a Gran!


Jumping jelly beans.

I’m moving in 19 days.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m happier than a nun in church to be moving.

You all know that, right?

But I have lots to do.


Which cookbook should I buy?

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I have not had my own full kitchen for about five years.

And I was not in the mood to cook when I did have my own kitchen.

I had too many other responsibilities, so I ate out a lot.

Now, as I once again acquire pots, pans, and cooking utensils, I’m thinking about what I’m going to cook in my brand new kitchen.

But I need a cookbook.

One good cookbook, nothing fancy, for wholesome plain (American) food.

What cookbook should I buy?

What cookbook do you use?

All ideas welcome, and I will announce which cookbook I end up purchasing.

I’m actually considering one of The Barefoot Contessa cookbooks–I love her show on The Food Network.

But I’m willing to consider anything!

Sunday morning

It’s a lot cooler this morning, and it’s raining.

I can hear thunder rumbling to the south of us, and we may get a storm soon.

After putting myself in the eye of a cleaning storm yesterday, I’m not really up to any more cleaning today.

I have two more weekends to finish cleaning, and it will go quickly now that those two sets of venetian blinds are sparkling clean.

Unfortunately, I can’t comment on any Blogger blogs right now; I keep getting an error message.

So I’m listening to A Prairie Home Companion on the radio (actually, on cable television radio) and having fun on my computer.

I will keep trying to comment on blogs.

But other than doing my laundry, I’m going to take life a little easier today.


Quantum of Solace – Official Trailer

Until Daniel Craig came along to play 007, I thought that Sean Connery was the one true James Bond.

I like Daniel Craig.

And I feel sorry for the poor bastards who play villains in movies; they only get a few minutes on camera, and get the shit beat out of them.

Oh well, everyone has to work at something.

Cleaning blinds

For the next three weekends, I will be cleaning my current small apartment.

When I move out on August 1, I will turn in my keys and shut the door after the movers get everything loaded into their truck.

I put in a solid 4 hours of cleaning today, so now I’m going to relax and start again tomorrow.

It’s a beautiful day in Seattle, a lovely eight degrees or so, lots of sun and a lovely breeze.

I hope it’s nice where you are today.

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The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian

I know I’m tired when I want to listen to the Bangles!

Bit I love this song.

Happy weekend!

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