Friday, August 9, 2019

Please Meet

Please meet Randy, my new fern, and our cute little table that we bought and spray painted this color:
Randy is a Macho fern, hence the name.  Also please notice my check rock, where I leave checks for the yard guy and the bug guy.

Please meet the bread drawer that we didn't know we had:
I was tired of seeing all of our bread products sitting on the counter so one day I rearranged the boxes of bags and foil in this drawer and there you go - it's a bread drawer.

Please meet the sunscreen stick I bought because I could not find the smaller tube of sunscreen that I'd just used when we went to Galveston:
Of course I found the smaller tube a day later - I had looked for days and didn't see it.  I didn't like the stick for my face but for arms and legs it's fine.  I do love the tube version for my face and was really happy I found it.

Please meet the stack of pills I picked up from the pharmacy recently:
Three months' worth of Gabapentin.  Have I mentioned lately how happy I will be when I don't have to take so much medicine?

Please meet the best salad I've ever managed to build at a salad bar:
My trick is to start with the vegetables at the bottom (in my case, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cucumbers), put a little dressing on them, and then load the other stuff on top, finishing with the lettuce and more dressing.  Speaking of dressing, my favorite thing to do at a salad bar is to mix a little Ranch with balsamic vinaigrette, yum. 

18 comments:

  1. I've been eating a lot of salad these days--fighting that ever emerging menopot! I'm actually enjoying my salads but I go with a vinagrette. Glad you're taking fewer meds these days!

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    1. I have always loved salads but there are very few salad bars around here.

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  2. I giggled the whole way through your meet and greet! What a fun way to show us your life! :-)

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  3. I loved "the bread drawer we didn't know we had"!! Lol! This whole post was cute - as cute as that little blue table that I am very sad that I don't own. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jill! That little blue table was a salmony-red color when we bought it but the size was perfect for that area and the price was right, so a can of spray paint made it perfect.

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  4. Wow, that is a boatload of pills! I love your little turquoise table and the fern. I am getting into ferns too!

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    1. We bought a huge hanging fern at Lowe's on the discount aisle for $5 and it's doing fairly well in our mostly shaded tree area of the backyard. I was surprised because I thought it would be too hot for it - we do water it almost daily right now with our very hot days, but for the money, it's been great. Oh - except for the side next to the tree...the squirrels are eating it.

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  5. You built an upside down salad! We need to do a bread drawer. We have a junk drawer that I hate and constantly say how much I hate it. But do we do anything about it? No. LOL

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    1. I was surprised that a loaf of Dave's Killer Bread fit into our bread drawer - I thought it might be too tall, but nope. I'd venture to say if you dumped out that junk drawer (into a tub so you don't have to sort through it now)(or ever), you would have a bread drawer too! :)

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  6. I love the color of that little table! I am always hunting for sunscreen that doesn't make my feel face greasy. Is that a good one? I work in the yard a lot and burn through sunscreen like nobody's business.

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    1. Yes, it's non-greasy plus it doesn't turn your face white like so many sunscreens do (they have zinc oxide in them and it sinks into your face after about five minutes but it feels heavy). I've used this one for a couple of years now.

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  7. I am going to add "upside-down salad" to the list of things I learned from Shelley - right above trying on a purse! See why you need to keep blogging?!? LOL Love all your shares except the pills, will be happy for you when that stack gets smaller. It is funny to me that you buy ferns, and I have to pull them like weeds out of my garden - part of the fun of gardening in the Pacific NW, right? Moss, ferns and slugs *sigh* Have a great weekend!

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    1. Ooh, I like that name, upside-down salad. You are very good at coming up with names; this is the second one (that I know of, I probably have used more) that you've coined (WWU - PT Edition was the other one) that I'm appropriating. :)

      I could use some of your "weeds" as backups because it's been super hot here (over 100 degrees day after day) and our poor ferns are suffering. No slugs though...and we don't have snails in Texas, either. Weird, coming from California, and not having to put out snail bait.

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    2. Wish I could send you all.of.the.weeds!! But I do not envy your temps...

      Please feel free to borrow any names that catch your fancy! My family teases me about how I name random things in my life all the time - like the foam roller Rick (getting Rick-rolled LOL) and I think I've mentioned my bike's named Sally (ride, Sally, ride!), so yeah, help yourself, I'll probably be making more :-)

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    3. I do not envy our temps either, LOL. Rick the foam roller is so funny, I'm going to tell my husband about it because he foam rolls every day. Your bike name is perfect - you have a real talent!

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  8. A bread drawer is brilliant! We keep ours in a basket on top of the fridge but I wish I had a drawer to hide it in. I wish we had a bigger pantry, period!

    What is the benefit up the bigger things on the bottom of the salad? That they stay put? I don't think I'm getting it but I eat salads every day and NEED TO KNOW!!!! :)

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    1. Yes, the benefit is that they stay put, plus you start with the lettuce instead of it being buried under all the salad bar fixin's. :)

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