Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cedar Cove, #1 Hit of the Summer!



So are you all watching Cedar Cove?  If you aren't, you're missing out on a really fun series  It's like a little summer vacation every week visiting the folks at Cedar Cove.

If you've missed last week's reunion show, here's a link to what happened.   I've got my DVR set to record the series, I don't want to miss any of this.  It's been a long time since a tv series has held my interest like this is.  No heavy drama, no over the top comedy, just a comfortable, homey, entertaining show.  Love it!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Back to the 60's with Cherl Tiegs..




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Remember a few weeks ago when I blogged about hubby wearing nothing but black and channeling Johnny Cash.  Well, I'm no better, I'm now convinced that I'm badly channeling Cheryl Tiegs.  

See this picture from the Sears catalog, circa 1960's, well let me tell you I  loved this very picture.  I still remembering getting this Sears Catalog and just drooling over her hair.  Well, my latest haircut is a little bit too similar.  Of course she's young in this picture, I'm old(er), she's tiny, I'm robust, her face is the perfect oval, mine is round as a balll.  Dontcha like that word "robust" - sounds lots better than fat(ter) I think.

I pulled up this vintage picture of her, and started laughing.  Then I took a picture of my hair and sure enough, it's pretty similar.  If I redid the part and the bangs, and teased the crown a bit, t would be almost the same, well, except for the fact that I don't look a thing like Cheryl Tiegs.

Just for fun, I Googled a picture of her today...



Wow, amazing, she's sixty-five years old, how does she stay so skinny?   I still love her hair, it looks amazing, maybe if I let mine grow.  Yeah, sure thing Jan, you would just look like an old(er) porker with long hair.  Jeesh…..

This will be me! Soooo funny!




Two elderly women were out driving in a large car-both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself "I must be losing it, I could have sworn we just went through a red light."

After a few more minutes they came to another intersection and the light was red again and again they went right though. This time the woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next intersection to see what was going on.

At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was definitely red and they went right through and she turned to the other woman and said, "Mildred! Did you know we just ran through three red lights in a row! You could have killed us!"

Mildred turned to her and said, "Oh, am I driving?"

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Look who's one year old today!!!!

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My sweet little grandson is having a birthday today.  Where has the time gone?  

He's such a joy, our little Ben.  He's the happiest baby, always smiling and laughing, what a joy this little boy is...

Happy Birthday Ben-Jammin, Grammie loves you!!!!!!!  XXO

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Leopard Prints, they're controversial...





Now isn 't this classy, just a touch of leopard in the shoes.  Well, my earlier post about old(er) women wearing leopard was not well received.  It seems I am in the minority about overdoing it, others adore leopard and wear a lot of it.  Okay, whatever floats your boat, I'm hearing you.  Perhaps it's just that horrid family picture of myself in that awful leopard shirt that tainted me forever, but I still think just a touch is best!

These images are from Land's End, I just got a new old(er) lady catalog from them, and called my buddy V right away, because these calf hair leopard ballet flats were just calling her name.  The price, however, not so much $79, but Land's End always has coupons for at least 20% off and they ship free over $50.  Lands End is just full of leopard this fall, really pretty pieces.





So, if you're old(er) and wear major leopard, go for it!  Jeez, did I ever stir up a hornet's nest with this post!!!!!  Love you, guys!!!!!

Chia Seeds, are they a good thing?



There's a lot of buzz going around about the health benefits of Chia Seeds.  Yes, the same seeds that you use for Chia Pets.  They're low in calories, full of antioxidants and vitamins.  They give you energy, are filling, yada yada yada.

Here's part of what Eating With Purpose has to say about them. 

So what makes chia seeds a true superfood that you just can’t live without? For starters, lets take a look at these impressive stats. Chia seeds contain:

  • 8 times more omega 3’s than salmon
  • 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
  • 25% more fiber than flax seeds
  • 3 times more iron than spinach
  • 15 times more magnesium than broccoli
  • 6 times more calcium than milk
  • 2 times more potassium than a banana

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Ryan picked me up a package at Trader Joe's and I decide to give them a try yesterday.  There are different ways of eating them, you can add water and they turn to tapioca like gel with little beads, you can grind them, or just sprinkle in things like yogurt, smoothies, soup, salads, scrambled eggs, anything you want, the possibilities are endless.

It was evening, I was having some low carb ice cream, so I just sprinkled on a tablespoon.  Well, that was different.  They were tiny little seeds, not much flavor, a bit gritty, but they expand and gel in your stomach and make you full.

I ended up with them stuck in my teeth, they gelled in my mouth, and I was just sitting laughing at how stupid I am.  Was I hungry, I don't think so, I got so involved with something else that I don't remember.

Will I try them again?  Oh sure, I will, these little beauties are good for you, and I really don't mind the slightly gritty texture, but then I'm pretty warped.

If you Google "Low Carb Chia Seeds" you will see tons of information about them.  I'm constantly amazed at all the different things I find when eating healthy.  Chia Seeds are inexpensive, you can find them at your local health food store, and if you don't like them, you can always start a Chia Pet.  Well you can!!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

It's time to surface...


I've been missing in action, people are emailing, it's nice to be missed.  I've been on a whirlwind, we went to Ryan and Lindsay's for a few days last week, then Abby  came home with us, and Ryan came last weekend to take her home.  There has been no time to blog, but it was so much fun.
Abby is in the car in this picture, singing.  Here's how it went down.
They have a video screen that shows the title of songs that are getting ready to play, and little Miss A doesn't miss a trick, as soon as she saw the words she said...
Abby:  Grammie, it's Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"
Grammie:  It is?  
Abby:  Yes, Grammie, it's my very favorite song.  I like it when it gets loud (meaning when it comes to the chorus).
Grammie:  Oh, really?
Abby:  Yes, it makes me want to dance, Grammie!
Then she proceeds to sing along with the song, never missing a word.  And yes I clapped at the end.
I must admit, I love this song, too, especially when it gets loud.  The loud part comes at the 1.:34 minute mark on the video.  Such an awesome song, such an awesome little granddaughter...

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