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  1. Good afternoon, all. @Crazy For Cats Oh, my gosh, Jake! I would have frozen on the spot. So glad you guys were able to get out of there. I once saw a policeman shoot someone on the side of the road. The man was on the ground face down and hand cuffed. I heard the shot and saw the man jump when he was shot. I have no idea why he was shot or what the outcome of the incident was. @mamaofami Unbelievable that the agency would send someone to another person's home that wasn't completely vaccinated. I also have to wonder about the aide who waited so long to get vaccinated. As a potential patient I want to know that the people providing my care are vaccinated. If I need their help I am already in a vulnerable state. I don't need them giving me something else to complicate things further. My procedure went well today. Boy, they did a good job of finding those nerves. There was one point where the nerve lit up all the way down my leg. Other times my leg would start pulsing. The doctor said that was ok as it wouldn't cause any damage. It was uncomfortable though. It will be worth it if I get the same good results as I did on the other side. I was able to walk around the block this morning without a cane and only had to stop momentarily a couple times. We'll try again tomorrow.
  2. Good morning, everyone. @rafinmd You can take my nephew and his kids off the prayer list. My sisters report the kids are as energized as the bunny and doing very well. My nephew has recovered quite rapidly as well. Now that they are recovered, another nephew's family all went for testing on Sunday. Only one came back positive - one of the boys and he probably picked it up at school. He has a very mild case so far. I was supposed to have lunch with friends tomorrow but they called and said we need to postpone because they were exposed to COVID through their grandson. The grandson picked it up at daycare. Both of my friends are vaccinated, but we are taking the cautious approach. I have the second part of my nerve ablation today. Hopefully it will go as well as the last time. It may be uncomfortable on the table, but the results are worth it. Nothing the doctor is doing is painful, just me and my hip. X-rays showed nothing, so it must be nerves and coming from my back. Today's meal is a great one. I love salmon and this would be a great way to fix it. I might leave out the honey due to the sugar content, but we'll see. This is also a great way to do chicken. For this first one get your cast iron skillets out. You're going to pan fry and then put it under the broiler. https://cafedelites.com/easy-honey-garlic-salmon/ Here is the baked variety: https://www.wellplated.com/honey-glazed-salmon/ Have a great day, everyone!
  3. Good morning, everyone! Our forecasted high today is 81. It is hard to believe this is mid October! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends. And here's a suggestion for those of you who have to bring a side: Today's meal is an advanced peek at what all the Thanksgiving celebrants can have for dinner the rest of the week. You don't have to use ground turkey in this, you can use shredded turkey. The slow cooker gives all the flavors time to blend. This first recipe claims to be the healthy one. You can decide. https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/slow-cooker-turkey-chili/ The Pioneer Woman gives us her take on things. She says add some corn for a pop. https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a36984320/slow-cooker-turkey-chili-recipe/ And this one offers some suggestions for variations. By the end of the week you'll want to change things up with all that left over turkey. https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/slow-cooker-turkey-chili/
  4. Good morning everyone! Yesterday was forecast to be gray and rainy and it was beautiful out. Today is supposed to be partly sunny and dry. Let's see what happens. Some great celebrations today. Many communities are turning away from celebrating Columbus Day due to his reputation of not being such a nice guy. Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate. When on the Nieuw Amsterdam in Alaska we attended an EXC talk about the indigenous people of Alaska and the attempt to wipe out their culture and language. The wine today is a good one. It is one of my go to white wines. The drink sounds like one I would like. Today's meal is one that probably tastes wonderful, but it certainly wouldn't work for anyone watching their diet. I imagine it started out with something like this: https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chicken-bacon-ranch-bubble-up-bake/70e5c155-0012-46b5-ae98-5d198fb284fc And, as recipes go, we tinker with them to improve them and come up with the following: https://drizzlemeskinny.com/creamy-chicken-bacon-ranch-bubble-up/ The above recipe cuts the calories and fat to levels that aren't lethal. This one falls between the two above calorie and fat content wise. It is more towards the healthier end. https://theskinnyishdish.com/loaded-chicken-bubble-up-bake/ Enjoy!
  5. I used Google Chrome on my iphone on the Nieuw Amsterdam and had no problems posting to Cruise Critic or any other site.
  6. Oh, my! I'm sorry you lost those pictures. I save to the cloud and also to a flash drive. It is nice to have back up. I was really intrigued with St. Anne's. I didn't realize the area was so prone to earthquakes that they used a rubber mortar between the bricks so the building could move without damage. Really interesting.
  7. I'm thinking we must have gotten credit for the drinks or the package or something because we got 7 out of 7 days spending credit. I know we didn't spend that much! Unless they gave me credit for all those unused Pinnacle Grill reservations I didn't really have. Just to explain that - there was a software glitch somewhere. We had two reservations but it was showing up as 3. I had it fixed in the Neptune Lounge. The PG manager then said I had 5 reservations. I told him to ignore that because only two of us were coming. He changed it. Next thing you know, I had 7 reservations. I decided to leave things alone because I knew where this was going.
  8. We walked up from our cabin after we ordered. I don't recall that they gave us a time. Since we were there both times when the order was completed we didn't get a notification. It may have been available for New York Pizza. We didn't try that.
  9. We visited Quebec in 2018 on a b2b Canada/ New England itinerary aboard the Rotterdam. It was a great cruise and this is one of our favorite itineraries. Since it was a b2b we were in Quebec twice. The first time we went to Montmorency Falls and St. Anne de Baupre. On the second visit we walked to the funicular and searched for French Onion Soup and crepes. We were successful in our search.
  10. Good morning everyone! It is going to be another gray day here in northeastern Ohio. Rain this afternoon. Of course, they promised rain yesterday afternoon and it didn't happen. I have a board meeting this morning for the non profit I manage and then off to the pool. The rest of the day is relaxation time. Fire prevention is a daily thing, but it is nice to highlight it and make people more aware. And, I'm all for curious. I like the La Crema Chardonnay, so may have to give this wine a try. Today's meal looks scrumptious. There are a couple variations and one recipe for the slow cooker. The first one is with an onion gravy.https://cafedelites.com/smothered-pork-chops/ The next recipe has a nice gravy, but omits all the onions. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/smothered-pork-chops-recipe-1941069 And we have our slow cooker recipe: https://www.thecountrycook.net/slow-cooker-pork-chops/ Enjoy!
  11. We did it twice on our Alaska cruise in September. It was a breeze to order and then we went up to the Dive In. We checked in with the gentleman who was directing customers and had our food within a minute or two both times. We chose a table and they brought it out to us.
  12. I'm going to work in some walking and weight machines as well as the water aerobics. It is a good idea to mix things up and do a variety of types of exercise. Weight bearing exercise is important for us as it can affect bone density. Aerobic exercise helps burn fat and calories. The weight machines help build muscle.
  13. Prayers for a successful surgery for your DGD. Cooking is a productive way to work off nervous energy.
  14. Good morning, everyone. It is kind of a grey day here in northeast Ohio. We're supposed to have heavy thunderstorms later this afternoon. I woke up several times during the night with leg cramps and had to get up and walk them out. It will be a long day for me. Thanks to all who have voiced concern and have offered prayers for my nephew's kids. They are all quite young so they can't get vaccinated. As adults, it is our job to protect them and that wasn't done well. As for now, the kids are doing well. Fortunately, they have mild cases. The pork chops sound great. I love anything garlic. As a kid one of my favorite meals was scalloped potatoes and pork chops. I made that a lot when I was in high school and mom was working. I was in charge of making dinner every night. Here is a basic recipe for the pork chops: https://food.theffeed.com/2020/02/29/garlic-rosemary-pork-chops/ This one, from Carb Manager, is slightly different. Ghee is clarified butter. https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe-detail/ug:0a1abb39-dd65-4d6f-0c13-95f3d29764a4/keto-garlic-rosemary-pork-chops This one uses some balsamic vinegar and then grills the chops instead of pan frying. https://www.food.com/recipe/grilled-rosemary-garlic-pork-chops-69903
  15. I am thankful I don't have to go into the schools today. As my sister (the grandma) said, it is the job of the adults to protect the kids and the schools aren't doing it.
  16. Here is some information on boosters for Moderna and J&J vaccines. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/moderna-jj-booster-shots-when-the-fda-could-make-a-decision/2629046/ As @USN59-79 said, approval may come next week. The boosters should not be given without the FDA approval. My nephew's 3 kids have all tested positive for COVID. My nephew is having symptoms, but has so far tested negative. His wife has also tested negative. The kids seem to have mild cases. We think one of the older kids brought it home from school. Although they wear masks, they are among only a handful that do. There was a kid in class that was coughing up a storm and the teacher sent him to the office to go home. He was back the next day, still coughing. They think he is the one who started it. The teacher is also out with COVID. The district says they are doing all they can, but won't enact a mask mandate.
  17. It is called a Paris Brest. Here's the recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/paris-brest-pate-a-choux-with-praline-creme-mousseline
  18. Good morning, everyone! My neighbor came over last night and hooked up my ice maker. We'd been crossing paths for a week now. So, now I have ice. The ice maker woke me up last night. It sounded like someone was breaking in the house! Of course, I had to go investigate. I'm not bald, so that day is out. I did walk to school. I only took a bus in kindergarten. After I retired and was subbing a bit I started walking to school because I didn't have to carry 2 tons of books and papers. The kids thought I was nuts to do it, but I enjoyed the time walking and the solitude. @smitty34877 Here's prayers that your DS has a mild case of COVID. Your poor DGD! It is bad enough to break one wrist, but both of them? My heart goes out to her. Chicken stew isn't calling my name today, but it might on a cold winter night. So, it is a good recipe to have at hand. I do keep them bookmarked in a file called Meal of the Day. Chicken stew comes in several varieties. Basically, it is chicken that is stewed along with vegetables of your choosing. You can have a creamy broth or a tomato broth or a more savory broth. There are many variations that can me made to make this your own. Creamy broth: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/chicken-stew/ Here is one with a more savory broth that is done in the oven for crispy chicken skin: https://www.recipetineats.com/chicken-stew/ Giada offers a recipe with a tomato broth: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-stew-recipe-1914720 Happy cooking today!
  19. In honor of kale day I searched for @Crazy For Cats Portuguese Kale Soup and found this: https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/food/soups-stews-chowders/soups/portuguese-kale-soup/
  20. Good morning, everyone. I had a great time at lunch yesterday. We went to "our place" where we pretty much had the back room to ourselves. It is nice when you settle in and know you'll be there for a while. We take good care of our server and she takes great care of us. I'm going for my flu shot this morning and then hitting the grocery store. I am making lunch for another friend for tomorrow. We'll eat in here. If it isn't threatening rain, we'll eat on the back deck. Our menu will be fried chicken salad with green onion dressing and crusty bread. Today's meal is a nice one. One recipe calls for marinating the chicken in cider, others do not. First, the marinated chicken. It shows chicken breasts, but you can use any part of the chicken you like: https://www.dessertfortwo.com/apple-cider-glazed-chicken/ I would substitute for the carrots. The quick version with pecans: https://therecipecritic.com/cider-glazed-chicken/ And here is one with apples: https://bluejeanchef.com/recipes/apple-cider-glazed-chicken/ Wishing everyone a great day!
  21. It takes them a while to process it all. When this happened to us it was a couple of weeks before I got the booking confirmation.
  22. Good morning, everyone. It is supposed to be a nice day today, so perfect for doing something nice day. Think of what this world could be like if we did something nice everyday. Pick one small thing and do it each day. It doesn't have to be anything big. But if we all do it, it adds up. World Teachers Day is my day. I spent 11 years at the middle school level teaching earth science and then 19 years at the high school level teaching math. I then subbed for 7 years after retirement. Today is play day for me. After the pool I am going to lunch with a friend. We always spend several hours at lunch. I call this Tom Day. Chicken Fricasee looks like a Sunday dinner meal or something for when company comes over, but it has roots in rustic French cooking. And, it is pretty easy to do. Natasha gives step by step directions as well as history and ways you can adjust the recipe to your own liking. https://natashaskitchen.com/chicken-fricassee/ This one gives directions if you want to use boneless, skinless chicken: https://carlsbadcravings.com/chicken-fricassee/ Here's a quick version. I like to take several recipes for the same dish and combine the ideas to get my own, so having multiple is a good idea. https://www.recipetineats.com/chicken-fricassee-quick-french-chicken-stew/
  23. The results of the x-ray are available to me on My Chart. I only had to look up a couple words, but basically nothing that wouldn't be expected. Most problems related to aging. There is some evidence of arthritis in the right hip, but most likely the cause of the pain at night is nerve pain. Now we can map out a plan of action.
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