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And what for Wednesday, again no plans except my replacement Grow Sponges might show up at Walmart
I plan to plant some Lettuce and when my new Seeds arrive, Tomatoes and Peppers, checked for short Plants this time
And then on Thursday delivery of a USB Network Adapter is coming to try to get the Friend's Laptop back online
I checked on that after I gave up on fixing it, then found out about the external Adapter (if it works)
If it does, I'll ask him if he wants to keep my Super Laptop and get his old one back, what do you think he'll say?
Well that chatter was on Wednesday until around 10 a.m. when I headed to the Price Chopper for a few goodies and my Lottos
I had a $5 Lotto to trade and $105 of my previous winnings still in my Pocket, bought $25 worth and lost all Five
Back then just to while away the rest of the Day with this and that... I cleaned out the empty AeroGardens
Was expecting my Grow Sponges but they didn't show up, today it says they were shipped to Walmart, so maybe later Today
Worked on Wednesday and Thursday's Blog awhile, then on to the afternoon, nothing special then, just a Burger
For Thursday... on the way... Maybe the Grow Sponges come... and I have a Network Adapter coming for my Friends Laptop
So that's enough for a 'not much' Wednesday, a busier Day for Thursday maybe?
Well then...I got a bottle of that 'Boost' stuff out of the Fridge for breakfast, sipped it slowly
Later for sn early 'Cocktail' I had a glass of Apple Juice... then thinking... what's for Dinner... easy to chew
And so, I like Tater Soup and I got Taters and Onions and Celery and Butter and Milk and... and... I made some
But this time I thought I would make 'Cream of Potato Soup'... nothing to chew and tastes the same
So, I peeled Taters, diced them, sliced Celery, Diced Onions, put it all in the Pot and simmered until tender
Then I drained it, plopped it in my Food Procesor and pureed it all, then some Butter in the Pan, back in with the Tater stuff
Heated that up, stirred in the Butter, added Garlic Salt, Black Pepper then some Milk to the right consistency... Voila!
And back to the Computer to hunt up some Photos to make a Christmas Holly .gif Animation for Today's Blog
Took a lot more time than it may be worth but there it is above... How ya like that anyway?
So on to the rest of the Day, had a Margarita, sipping slowly... Later some of that Cream of Tater Soup... Tasty
Some more playing with my new Video Editor... Some more TV... just lasting out the Day easily and slowly
The Tooth never really hurting at all, I did take a couple Aspirin when I felt the Anesthesia wearing off
Overall not a bad deal at all, the after effects even less than the last time
Then off to bed for a pretty good night... Hello Wednesday!
A peek at the Weather.... BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR... again 16 degrees at 8 a.m. But they say it will go to 41, that's livable
I didn't even go get Lottos on Sunday, but I'll brave the Cold today to cash in $60 of winners and hope for more
And I just thought of an activity for Today... Clean out those two now vacant Aerogardens to replant
I have some replacement 'grow Sponges' coming, some Tomato Seeds ordered and some Lettuce Seeds here to plant
And so then some more Christmas Cake and off to the Day's first Project, cleaning out those AeroGardens
First getting the Water out, those Gardens are up high and heavy when full, pull out the Plant Roots
Then take off the Grow Pod Cover and dip out as much water as possible, then unplug the Pumps
And out to the Kitchen Sink to pour out the rest and clean them up for the next Crop, whenever
I opened the Pantry Door to get the Bucket and... WHAT'S THAT? One of the Cannas I put there is growing!
Growing in the dark but it is fairly warm in there, so what to do with that now? Maybe rescue it?
And finally at 2:25 p.m. here comes the Big Brown Truck down the Hill, turned around and stopped in font
I opened the Door and watched the guy bring me the little Package, 'Thank you' and off up the Hill he went
So then I bundled up and headed for the Price Chopper, got my Lottos, got my stuff and headed back
And then... Lookeee Mom! I scratched off a $5 and $50 Winner, third $50 Win for December!
I deleted a lot of my Files off of it that he wouldn't use and copied some of his from his Laptop to mine
And... I have this older HP Desktop that is just a spare machine for me now, just sitting there
I thought I would replace the Laptop where it had been and use the HP Desktop the same way
And so Saturday evening I did that, finally got it moved, set up and working and I like it better there
It is Faster, fits the TV Screen better, all around a lot better set up for me than the Laptop was
Then I called him, said he was ready to go, said he would be over, he showed up, gave him a run down on the changes
All he had to do was enter his Net Work Password when he got home, showed him how to do that
And in case he could not do that, I gave him an Ethernet cord to so he could just plug it into his Router.... No password needed
That was all of that, time for a Margarita and something to much on later, decided a nice Burger and Cole Slaw again
So he has my better Laptop, hoping he got it hooked up, I like using my spare Desktop the way I did my Laptop
So for the moment I think I can say..."All Missions Accomplished'... and we all lived happily ever after
So first before starting on that, needed to do some online Shopping to see what I might plant next in those two Beds
There is a bigger Choice at the AeroGaren Site but they charge for Shipping, Walmart has a few of those
And they have free Store Pickup... and I have a lot of Credit there... and so? Well now... let's look
So, I got online to Walmart, what I wanted was just priced too high for what you get... so what next?
I looked around for 'Short Plants'... got on Burpee's Seed Site, found a couple plants that might work
And a whole Pack of Seeds for each to try, had to pay too much for Shipping but a better deal at that
Then back to Walmart to order a replacement Seed Pod kit, the ones I made of Spagnum didn't work so good
Next a break for Breakfast, I tried some of Pat's 'Cookie-Ettes'... One word... Delishush! Chewey litte Mounds
The Cookies filled with lots of tasty Fruits and what else?
And then off to work on the living room AeroGardens... all way overgrown because of the choice of the wrong Seeds
At first I thought I would leave the Tomato Plant as it was full, of Blooms, but then I started clipping the Pepper Plants
And several Tomato stems fell over... I would have to tie them all up to something... decided to just pull that one too
Then I lowered the Grow Light to just above the Pepper Plants already there, give them more light, maybe they will grow
And that was that for the Day, finished the Afternoon and Evening as usual... Off to Bed... Busy Sunday ahead
So, the Week is winding down, and I have had a few busy Days playing with that new Video, now no plans again
I guess I need to look up some more AeroGarden Seed Pods to renew Gardens 6 and 7... Their Seed Pods this time
And... I had burned Three DVDs of my new Christmas Video, I wanted to give one to Lewis Jonas and Pat and Don Kixmiller
So I called Lewis to see if he was at the Coffee House, yes he was and so was Don Kix... I headed down there
But first, the Windshield and Windows of the Blazer were all iced up and it was COLD! I started it up and went back inside
Ten Minutes later... all clear and warm and I headed downtown, got a place to park right in front
Went in to see Lewis and Don at the usual back Table and joined in, some chit and chat and I handed them each a DVD
And explained how I had made it, both Lewis and Don said their Wives would sure enjoy it when I described it
Then when we were about to leave I got a call from Pat... Doing anything this afternoon? Nope just a Movie with you I said
She said she would be over at 1 p.m. her usual Visit time and then I headed for the Price Chopper
I needed some Dos Equis Cervesa and some Snacks to nibble on at the Movie... Checked out and headed Home
Time then to get a few odds and ends done before we started our long Movie Afternoon watching 'The Magnificent Seven'
Her choice of the Movies I had recorded off DirecTV earlier.. I thought later I would show her my new Video
And right at 1 p.m. a knock on the Door and someone all wrapped in layers of Coats and Scarves was there
Well Baby... it was COLD outside... And she had walked the three blocks from her Castle up on the Hill
She came in, took off about three Coats and gave me a package of Cookies and Cake, then we got comfy in front of the TV
I had just mixed my libation and I asked her to name her poison for the presentation, she said she would try my Margarita also
That mixed and with lots of various Snacks on the Coffee Table... on with the Afternoon Showing
She was a little behind on my Christmas Blogs with all the Songs and Christmas Photos
So I had my Laptop hooked up to the Big Screen and I started showing my Blog from my 'First Duy of Christmas'
And playing each Christmas song as it showed up as I advanced the Blog from Day One to the one I just Posted
That was this one as I had posted it early just to show her... and I finished this part Saturday Morning
OK, Finished the Blog and Started on the Movie... a long one and we chatted about as much as they did on screen
Finally the Curtain went down and then I wanted to present my 'Why the Chimes Rang' Video on Blu-ray DVD
And it looked and sounded great on my TV and she did enjoy it... And then I gave her a copy to take home
Then Afternoon creeped on to time to go Home to take care of the Animals, I gave her some of my Cake to take
I offered a Ride up the Hill but she wanted the exercise, even as Cold as it was... so Hasta Luego...
A very long and pleasant Afternoon of Chat and Music and Video and so then it was...
Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!
I would listen to the Sound Track I had put on my 'Timeline' to get an idea of a Photo to add
Then I would get on the Internet to hunt for a Photo that would fit the activity going on in the Story
That would take some Time to find what I wanted, when I did I would get a 'Screen Shot' sent to my Computer
Then I would resize and adjust the colors in the Photo and then add it to the Timeline in the Video Editor
It took a couple hours but I finally finished the Video, Burned a DVD, then Rendered the File and uploaded to Vimeo
So about 8:30 I was ready to jump in the Shower to get ready for my Appointment, I got up out of the Chair... OUCH!
That Shot was hurting like last time, not bad when they did it but overnight got a lot worse
So when I got out of my Chair I could hardly walk for the Pain, I could just sort of wobble along
Didn't look like a good idea then to head out in that Cold for the Dentist, I called and rescheduled
The Lady was very sympathetic and Scheduled me for next Week, that hip should be a lot better then
On into the Morning then, took a couple Aspirin, got something to eat, did some more Photo editing
And then around 1 p.m. I headed out (carefully) to get me some Scratchers, won nothing on Wednesday
Sunny but still only 23 Degrees and that for me is super COLD! But the Sun had warmed up the Mercedes a little
On to the Price Chopper for $20 worth of Lottos, back to win a $5 and a $25 Ticket, well, a $10 profit anyway
A little Garden work in the Afternoon, one of the Jalapeno Pepper Plants in Garden 6 wasn't going anywhere
Too many leaves on the other plant and it was shading the second one, so I clipped it out
I can see only One Pepper on the second Plant, and only Seven on the Plants in Garden 7 now
Those Seeds I used were for Plants way too big for the AeroGardens, I'll clip them all and plant something new
Same thing with the Tomato Plants in Garden 5, but they have a lot of Blooms and I'll wait to see what they do
On to the Evening routine, scrounged me up some Grub and finished off another busy day... but not doing much
And so, my Appointment wasn't until 11:00 a.m. so I had some time to waste, so I started on my new Christmas Video again
Well it is a 'Video' format with no actual Video on it, just a lot of Stills I found on the Internet and edited
And it is a Christmas Story narrated by Ted Malone I found online and downloaded several years ago
I actually had the original 45 Record of the Story about 35 years or more ago at my Saint Joseph house, later damaged
And so, headed back to Parkville, stopped at the Riverside Red X to trade for my Lottos
Back at el Ranchito to scratch off nothing, then something to eat and back to my new Video production
And then I worked all afternoon, just got into it and didn't stop until 5 p.m. It took a lot of searching and editing
It was finally time for my belated Margarita and Dinner fixing, some TV and Vino Tinto and finally off to bed
So, what's coming up for Thursday? Hah...Dentist Appointment and that ain't gonna be no fun!
So... Messed around on the Computer tryng to get Photos for a new Video, found a few good ones online
I need more that will be hard to find to use with the Story I am using them for... So far looks good
So... much later than usual I headed out for my Lottos, first time out I won $15, went back to try again
Then I got that nice $50 one at the Price Chopper, thank you so much
On into the long Afternoon and it was after 3 p.m. before I got around to mixing my Margarita
By that time it was also time for... 'What's for Dinner'... So much stored away to choose from
Well I just decided to have a couple Hot Dogs, had a 'passel' of them in the Freezer I got on sale
Might as well start using them up, so I hotted up a couple in the Skillet then put them in the oven to keep warm
Back to the TV to have an 'hors derve' of Town Crackers and Cole Slaw... real tasty for a atart
Then later, one at a time, a Hot Dog on Bun with Mustard and my Salsa Picante, a light Dinner it was
But finished with a dessert of one of those 'Boost' health drinks the Doctor gave me
So not an outstanding Day but a busy and satisfying one, and a nice Lotto Win to boot...
Not what? Wednesday, an Appointment at the Urologist and probably another Needle jab where I sit
Oh well... Get it over with and try to find something 'Happy' to do later.. CHARGE!
And a first thing look at the Jungle in the Living Room, lots of leaves but short on Crops
Some Blooms and one tiny Tomato in AeroGarden 5 (left)... A few Blooms and One Jalapeno I can see in Garden 6 (Center>
And in Garden 7 (right) some Blooms and so far Seven Jalapeno Peppers growing, some good sized
In the Kitchen, one Mexibell I missed when I picked the three on Saturday and a few Blooms on the Tomato Plant
So it looks like I haven't had very good luck choosing my own Seeds to plant in the AeroGardens
So when these Plants give up and I get in the Planting mood again, I might just try some more Aerogarden Seed Kits
On to the Day, needed a few things at the Price Chopper so I headed there first, a Money Order, some Apple Juice
And some Cool Whip to jazz up my Christmas Fruitcake which needs a little help this Year
Picked up my stuff, got my Money Order headed Home to scratch my Tickets and eat my Cake
So the $20 Money Order was for a Friend in the 'cooler'... And I won a $20 Ticket back to pay for that
And then a $5 Win for a slight Profit for the Day, should I go back and trade that one?<
Well, maybe after I eat another Hunk of that Fruitcake with some Cool Whip on top
On into another uneventful Afternoon, the fun times this week come on Wednesday and Thursday
Wednesday the Urologist Visit and Thursday the Dentist... Into each life some Rain must Fall
Anyway, time to work up something for Dinner, found a little Plastic Box in the Freezer, wonder what that is?
Popped it open, AHA! Looked like Turkey diced up, what to do with that... How about some Hash?
So... peeled and chumked a Tater, sliced a stick of Celery, some Onion, diced up those little Mexibell Peppers
The Veggies into the Skillet with Olive Oil, let that saute a bit, then in with the Turkey. a dab of my Salsa on top
Let that hold warm until Dinner time, made up some new Cole Slaw... All ready when hunger hit during Movie Time
And that wopund up a fairy nice Monday, there have been better but you can't have Heaven all the time
No plans or Appointments for Tuesday, just another Day to find something to do... Oh yeah, I have to holler at the Gas Company
So I did trot up to the Price Chopper, traded in $10 worth of winners for $20 more hopefuls
Then back home to Scratch off a $10 and a $5 Winner... Well that will buy Three more for Tomorrow
On to the rest of another steadily puttering around Day, Put away the washed Clothes, added water to the Plants
Did a little tying up on the Micro Tom Tomato Plant in the Living room, getting so tall, looked like it might fall over
The got a Photo, now at 46 Inches tall and just 7 Inches from the Ceiling, then what?
That's all for Sunday... Come on Monday, get something interesting going on
Then I took more time than usual messing around on the Computer Saturday Morning, editing some Photos to add to my Blog
Cropping and adding Christmas Borders to Photos I have to 'Christmas Up' for my Christmas Days Blogs
Like those on this Page of Jim Reed in his Santa Claus roll at the annual Santa Trek in the Nature Sanctuary
But now, Jim no longer does the Santa Trail Trek and I no longer take Videos of Nature Sanctuary Activities
It was a lot of fun while it lasted but it seems all good things must finally come to an end
So what to start off Saturday, well that fresh Baked Loaf of Bread needed to be sliced and put away
Maybe a slice of that for Breakfast with some 'Whole Berry' Cranberry Sauce, that sounds good
And an Idea for later on Saturday... Back to the Price Chopper to get all the stuff for my Special Christmas Fruit Cake
I found that Recipe online, made the best Fruitcake I ever tasted and lots of people I shared it with agree
Much different than the usual brick of stuff they call Fruitcake at the Store, better Texture and Taste
And off to the Price Chopper for my Cake Makins... Lots of stuff, Cake Mix, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Pudding, Apricot Nectar
Lots of stuff I needed and a couple things I didn't were on Sale so I took advantage of those
Back then to get a Photo of most all that goes into my special Cake and then started on the Project
And back at El Ranchito to finish out the Day, thought I would have some Spaghetti with Sausage...
And some home Baked Bread would go good with that, and make a slice 'Garlic Bread'... So I started up the Bread Machine
Mixed a Manhattan and went on to a late TV afternoon, the Bread wouldn't be done until 6:30
Now... my Third Day of a Happy Christmas is here, what adventure might this nice Cold Day bring?
So I got my new Printer up and working on my Dell Two Desktop, printed a few DVD Case Label Photos
Two will go off to Carolyn today and I told Pat I have a better Santa Trek Label for her too
And then this Morning I started off by Installing the Printer Softwsre on Dell One... Back in the Printer Business
So what then? Lemmee see... I had $20 in Winners, off to the Price Chopper to trade for more
Bought $20, won $15 back.. $5 Loss, Oh well... Back to the Fast Stop and got another $20 Worth
This time won $15 Back, what's that now a $10 Loss? Back to the Ranchito to head into the Afternoon
Decided on some Chicken and Dressing for Dinner, needed some Gravy so I made some fresh
Then chunked up a big Smoked Chicken Thigh, put some Dressing on the Plate, covered it all with Gravy
Covered that with a Bowl to wait to be nuked up hot and steamy and tasty at Dinner Time
And then I got a Facebook message from my friend Rion, I'll be at work at two, I have a lot of Lottos for you
Well, that's 'loser' Lottos for me to turn in for Lottos Prizes, decided to head that way around 2 p.m. to get them
And so, I got there, traded in $15 worth of Winner Lottos and a couple $5s, won back $25... Even up
Then the Clerk called for Rion, he came out, handed me a huge Bag of Loser Lottos, take lots of time to enter those
Then I headed back to Parkville, time for a Margarita and a TV catch up
Next the Finale for a Nice December First... A Fiesta Dinner of Smoked Chicken and Turkey Dressing
Covered with some tasy Home Made Turkey Gravy and some tangy Cole Slaw on the side
A more than ample repast to close the Day... Oh yes...