By Fauxpaws on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Well, that article left absolutely no doubt, did it? Good for Harbaugh! Of course, it will no doubt take months for it all to play out. I know you're waiting with great anticipation to hear the sleeping bag story from your mom. LOL! Obviously the cold won't be a problem - just so it doesn't snow. I did water this morning, as the local weather bozos this morning said that except for the very north of the state, we had zippo chance of rain. And then around 10:30 it poured down rain here. Ah well, we did need rain. My ajuga looks horrible. Two of the original six plants I planted last year are completely gone and the other four are looking puny. I have no idea what's wrong with them, other than the soil is just too poor, despite putting in garden soil all around them. The ones I left in the ground from this spring are gone, but I still have 6 pots that I never planted and they're doing fine. I think I'll keep them in pots over the winter and try planting them next spring. I'm not hopeful tho. I have lariope (monkey grass) along the path from the street to the front door that's been there for years, so I might try to transplant some of that next year and see if it will grow where the ajuga is now instead of putting in the potted ajuga I have left. It's tough as nails, so maybe it can make it.
By Fauxpaws on Sep 2, 2014 at 4:43 AM
I don't see anything new on McDonald this morning from Harbaugh or the team. I suppose they're "waiting until all the facts are in". Dang, Giants! Won their make-up game but lost the other with, what, a walk-on run in the 10th, I think I heard. Nights in the 30's! BRR! That means the days will probably be perfect! I'd love to be there breathing in that cool, fresh air! It's so invigorating! Shorts might work for you but your folks will need to bring lots of warm stuff to wear. Like I need to tell you that. Hah!
By Sylviag on Sep 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM
Oh, you haven't heard of the trendy new herb Basis? It makes a nice foundation for any dish :) The mild chilis add a little filip without any heat. Newphew has come a long way the past couple of years and we're proud of him.. Before that it was kinda rocky and on the fence as to which way he would go. There was soe cheescake leftover cuz mostly the kids (and me) are it LOL Think I'm gonna grab me a piece.
By Sylviag on Sep 1, 2014 at 7:02 PM
Yeah, the older one gets, the less ripples we want, uness it's blackberry ripple ice cream :) MIL won't watch the new. She says it's never good and with whatever time she has left she would just live in a state of ignorance :) Sow when does it finally cool down in San Jose? I buy store - B&M is my preference (thicker) but Bush has been taking over the market and hard to find B&M anymore. Then it's a mix of bacon, onions, brown sugar, ketchup, dried mustard, molasses and a can of mild diced green chilis all simmered and then in with the beans Mmmm, that sounds good! I had to finally get rid of the basis in the greenhouse. I got a lot of use out of though. Tnoroww Bryan is going to nephew's to check out what he needs help with. Nephew bought a used 25 foot trailer and put it on some property son has. It has power and water from an old shack on there. But the septic tank us unusable. So I see a play day here in my future..
By Sylviag on Sep 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM
I see you and Paws are in your sports zone now :) I hadn't thought of that re Westwood. If it was all still standing but to look at what's left might not be a good reminder of age and change. Sounds like you are just about all ready to go, Make sure the parents bring their woolies :) I am so looking forward to your pics. Our nigths are getting cool too and it wont be long before he frist frost. Had perfect weather day yesterday - high 70s, low 80s. A copy and paste of what I sent to someone else r party and MIL: "She wanted to watch all the lawn games so between Bryan and son, got her down the back deck stairs and ensconced in the Queen's Chair LOL First time since Easter really that the whole immediate family was together. Not too much in he way of dishes except for serving stuff and I had help withthat. Just a lot of stuff this morning to put away folding chairs and tables, lawn chairs, lawn games, kids left soda cans on the front lawn when they were playing with the RC raers - typical :) We're blessed to have such good gkids so I give them a lot of slack. All go back to school this week." Oh man, I was in German heaven when Bryan came home with the goods. We had knack wurst on sourdought bread (him) German rye me) and finished with a big piece of pie :) Left some blood sauage (I can see you cringing :) and liverwurst out for me to nosh on this week. Everything else I broke down and into the freezer in meal portions. I tell ya, we have some big eaters . Good thing no one else came as the baked beans all went, 2 small slices of sourdough left, enough salad for us tonight, and 2 3 rib portions of ribs. I'll let Bryan have those as I will enhoy another knack wurst. Still working on that pork roast?
By Fauxpaws on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM
I'll be interested to see how Harbaugh follows up, too. I don't think it would go over too well if he didn't act on his words. That's the way it is with me and trips, too. Seems like you wait and wait and then they sneak up on ya all of a sudden. And of course they always seem to be over in a flash. I sure hope the weather doesn't get really bad when you're in Glacier. Spaghetti sounds like a good meal to take - just heat and serve. Especially if it's chilly outside. And I can see where some nights might get chilly. We've got no plans today. Spent time with FIL yesterday and Chuck's ready to just stay in today. FIL still spends most of his time either groggy or fast asleep, so I doubt if he'd even know if we were there or not.
By Fauxpaws on Sep 1, 2014 at 5:14 AM
They mentioned the fact that she's pregnant on TV yesterday and that it will increase whatever penalty they throw at McDonald, which normally would be 6 games for a first offense and banishment from the league if it happens again. Of course, they'll have to wait for the police investigation, I suppose. Don't know what they'll do until then. Sooo, you like a gal in a Halloween costume. Imagine that! LOL! We looked pretty creepy in our witch outfits last time, but we did have some pretty racy black dresses on. =) Only 4 more days until you guys head out on your adventure! Are you getting excited yet?
By Sylviag on Aug 31, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Catch up with you tomorrow. All set for the party. Bryan picking MIL now. With the dining room and big folding table and allt he folding chairs we have, have just enough room for 14. If anyone else shows up, they're on bar stools :) You and Becky take it easy today except for walkies ?
By Fauxpaws on Aug 31, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Woo boy, that's about as bad as it gets. I didn't find any details either, but he was arrested on a domestic violence charge so obviously something bad went down. What a stupid sob. I'm with you - cut him now or at least play as if he's no longer there until the facts come out and THEN cut his sorry ass. The last time those people had a Halloween party it was costume optional and about half the people there dressed up. Sis and I went as a couple of witches and had a blast. She suggested we just do that again but we might come up with some other ideas. I'm thinking gypsies. Obviously I love dressing up for Halloween. I think it's probably more of a girlie thing tho, as I don't know too many guys who really get into it. =)
By Fauxpaws on Aug 31, 2014 at 4:16 AM
We did watch some football, Chuck more than me. I watched the first half of the Ark/Auburn game and was amazed the Razorbacks did so well. Apparently the entire team went home at halftime and was replaced by the Loozerbacks in the second half. I think you can be excused from watching football for the next 2 weeks without losing fan status! I had a nice long conversation with Sis yesterday about everything and nothing. We did make tentative plans for me to visit her at the end of October. A great couple she knows is having another Halloween Party this year (we went to the last one when I was there a couple of years ago). It's also their 50 anniversary. On the invite they sent her, they suggested she bring me along again if I was in town as they enjoyed having me there last time. How could I refuse?!! It will also be the first anniversary of Red's passing - another good reason to visit.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM
Holiday weekends like Labor Day were usually great for the restaurant, at least until Monday. If it rained on Monday we'd even be busy then, what with all the cancelled cookouts. There were a few minor WRs and RBs cut today that were a bit surprising, but none of them were ours. New Orleans cut both of their kickers, so we'll have to figure out something there, but that's a small hitch. Had to laugh when I saw the Standford, UC Davis score! It was a good weekend for your teams! We never did get a drop of rain and it's not looking good for tonight. Guess I'll be doing a bunch of watering in the morning. I'm sure glad I got some on the hydras this morning or they'd be looking half dead by now.
By Fauxpaws on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Poor Vogelsong! I know what you mean about 3-day weekends. They used to be a good time to go somewhere, at least before we had the restaurant, and now they're just a reason to stay home and avoid the mobs altogether. ED'd you've got a little surprise for your dad on your trip - how cool is that?!! I'll bet he loves it. The final team cuts are due at 3:00, so we're waiting to see if our kicker gets cut. We took New Orleans kicker in both leagues and they might go with their rookie instead. No biggie tho. We mainly picked him because he plays in a dome so either kicker will suffice.
By Sylviag on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM
What a wonderful idea to surprise Dad and I like that it is a surprise. How much time will you have there? I really have no clue onthe ribs. Probaby just to make it look like an impressive pro chef process :) The dude did go to France to study cuisine and graduated from UNLV. Actually he is one ofmy favorite TV chefs for his humor, love of more common foods and how he involves his family and friends. WHen I talked to Bryan last night he was ready to come home. FIshing slow. All he had to get todaywas sourdough so they were going to spend a little time fishing this am.
By Sylviag on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Ribs rubbed, rested and in the oven for slow cooking. I used a Guy Fieri recipe that calls for in foil, out of foil, bone side up, bone side down LOL. I always have to make a little cheat sheet which wayand for how long for the next41/2 hrs. Nut they arethe tendereestwe have ever had. Lots of oddies and endies to do today but a little time on here. I added my pimped up baked beans to the menu cuz they just seem to go with ribs. What do you do with the leftovers - make sammies, wrap in torillas? On the girll or in the over. Nice and cooland overcast today and predictd tobe cool tomorrow which is good for the gathering of the tribe. MIL can'ttake high heatanddon't wanther to have to sit inside in theAC while we play lawngames,
By Fauxpaws on Aug 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM
I'm sure lust had a lot to do with it, at least in the beginning. =) I saw that 13-run Giants blowout this morning and figured you'd be pleased. Too bad they couldn't put some of those runs on hold for when they could really use them. I ended up going out front and soaking my hydras just in case, but it's cloudy and relatively cool out so it wasn't bad. Chuck's got a few days off from most of the stuff he's been doing, mainly because it involves the business side of his dad's finances and he can't contact anybody he needs to on the weekends. Dallas came back to town Thursday evening and Idaho left yesterday morning, so he'll have Dallas to help him until the 10th, at least. Idaho was pretty much useless, as you can imagine. They have no idea what BIL will do, and probably won't until he either shows up or not. We're all pushing for 'not'.
By 2katmom on Aug 30, 2014 at 8:26 AM
Hanging in there -- fighting a migraine and my shoulder this weekend - which sorta sucks, but if thee PSU guys can hang in there - that will help. How many days left til 'takeoff' for the big trip?? - oh - i did make peach pancakes today - so - did treat myself to start the weekend.
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