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  1. Did the 3 mile walk earlier today around the lake at Rockland Lake State Park, New York. We have done this multiple times during the pandemic, but today was the most invigorating at 25 degrees F and with a very brisk wind.
  2. Hey, I got the 4! (only) .... For which I win nothing. Luckily, I only lost $4 ... two tickets.
  3. Great book! Got it from the library a few days ago. Just finished it.
  4. LAnn, I agree with you that it would be helpful. We had our younger son with us on a cruise with us when he was about 19 - 20 (every other cruise we were on with him, our other son was on as well) . It is not necessarily as easy as some people think, particularly if there are not a lot of people in the same age range on the particular cruise. I think a simple scheduled mixer or two would be great.
  5. My husband also does the majority of the cooking. This started because we worked very different hours and he needed to go to bed much earlier and therefore eat on the early side .... so he prepared for both of us. I have a few dishes I occasionally make. If any baking e.g. cupcakes, cookies .... that is me. I do most clean-up. With grown children, we started to eat out on weekends. We had to, of course, stop early-pandemic, but have been able to continue with eating in restaurants since June, following all rules and as allowed. Without incident, thank goodness.
  6. Ugh. Wishing you and your family the best. ☘️ Slainte! Cheers! Kanpai! Salud!
  7. Hey. Just want to say I love pumpernickel bagels. I was born in Manhattan and grew up in Queens. 😉
  8. Thank you. Saratoga Springs is a simple direct North 2.5 hour drive from our home. It is a fun and pretty place and makes for a quick getaway in these crazy times. We had fun. The trucks (pictured below) were from Holland Power Services. The workers were from Ontario and Quebec and quite friendly. I think they were probably making quadruple-overtime. 🙂 3rd pic was a "bog meadow" trail we walked on the 31st.
  9. Interesting. Just returned home from a couple days in Saratoga Springs NY. Late yesterday afternoon more than 25 utility trucks arrived from Canada apparently to help in case needed with approaching ice storm in that area of NY. They parked in our hotel parking lot. PS My husband shares your birthday. I am always struggling to come up with more ideas for gifts right after Christmas. 😉
  10. OK, I went with the good old sugar cookie. I looked for a relatively simple recipe not involving refrigeration, cookie press, etc. I even left a few plain in case of a picky eater. Ha. This recipe was called: THE BEST SOFT AND CHEWY SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE. I can attest that they are quite good.
  11. Just read Patterson's Deadly Cross. Great as usual. Awaiting Baldacci's Daylight from the library. I started reading him more recently and this is the Atlee Pine series. Merry Christmas and happy reading to all. 🎄📚
  12. No cruises scheduled. Hoping our younger son's wedding and reception can happen. Supposed to be in June 2021.
  13. Sounds wonderful!! Have only been there on a cruise excursion. Loved it. Hope it works out for you.
  14. Also now remembering I could not stand when they said "my bad" .... I still don't say that one.
  15. You are right (I love the "we're golden" example - remember it well). The "No worries" one is more recent. One of my sons started saying it when he was in high school and it drove me crazy for some reason. Now I will actually say or text it. Good grief. 😉
  16. I went on a cruise with my parents and two of my siblings on the Greek Line a million years ago, but my first family cruise with my husband and sons was on the Empress to Bermuda. We docked at all 3 Bermuda ports. Was very special both for the beauty of the specific ports and Bermuda overall, but also as the beginning of a family cruising experience over the next 15 years or so. To the Empress. 🍹
  17. I have been enjoying all of your recent updates and photos. We just (again) visited Saratoga Springs NY for a couple days. Yesterday we drove up to the Lake George area and stopped at the Sagamore "Inn" aka Resort for lunch. Some photos below. Best wishes for a beautiful holiday season.
  18. Well that might be true ... there was no McRib when I worked there (ahem) about 40 plus years ago. I would work the register and smelled like fries and money. But the simple food was delicious hot off the grill. 💰🍔🍟
  19. I just finished this book. Really enjoyed it, but quite long (especially in large print - ha). I did not read any of the previous ones. 📚
  20. I know a couple like this too. Husband got it. Fever, fatigue. Wife never had symptoms. She was later tested for antibodies. Does not have them. Perhaps it is a more common situation than we would expect, but who knows.
  21. We were on Long Island in late September and the beach had an almost-Caribbean look. Just a little cooler. 😉 Beautiful. Best to you all!
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