Thursday, March 27

For Kindle Fire Users

Judy Lowary told me about this great website for Kindle Fire users and I have to
 agree. You will need to subscribe but it is a painless process

With the Kindle Fire being "The #1 best-selling product on

Amazon"* there's a real need for a friendly, easy-to-use website

about these tablets.

Blog settings changed and other stuff

I have made some changes to the blog settings. One of which is the ability to post comments. Years ago I used to have it set so anyone could leave comments but then some unsavory characters left inappropriate ones so I changed it so they were not shown. So now I set it  to allow comments but you are required to be a registered user. So look in the left column and find where you can join and then be able to comment on a post. I think this will add a bit of pizzazz so I hope you decide to join and comment. Some of you have joined in the past so you will not need to rejoin. Also, let me know what you think about the changes.

Butch and I cleaned the vent covers on the roof. Now if you know me at all you know I did the ground work and he did the roof work. We had not cleaned them since they were installed so it was long overdue. A great deal of satisfaction is a result of getting these chores done.
Afterwards we walked over to the flea market. The cheese slicer I have used for my entire married life (55 years) broke. New ones like it are hard to come by. You know the ones I mean with a wire and a roller? My roller was long gone but I had learned to adjust.We saw a new one in the grocery store but the wire was wobbly and would never do a good job so we passed on it. So I looked to see if the Rada company made a cheese slicer and yes they do. It is more like a knife than a wire but I have always liked Rada products so decided to go with it. The Rada factory is in Waverly Iowa! Buy USA! 
I have used it once and I am happy with it. There is always a learning curve with a new utensil but I think it will be fine. Getting my slices straight was an issue but that was true of the old one as well.
On Amazon this little jewel was $10.90 while at the flea market it was $6.99
We usually go to the flea market on Saturdays so the remainder of Wednesday turned into Saturday for me.  Having two Saturdays doesn't matter when retired. It just means you are slightly askew for a bit.

My agenda for today is to continue on the cleaning. Butch plans to shuffle this morning and play cribbage this afternoon.

Another thing that happened yesterday concerned golfing in Boone. Aha! I bet that set you to wondering. I am a MyPoints member. I have been for years. Since 1998 actually. They send me pages in email, ads really and if I click on the page and go to the website I rack up 5 points merely for going to it. Do not have to buy anything and believe it or not it has never resulted in any spam for me. Once your points have accumulated you can buy things or get gift certificates. I usually get gift certificates for Amazon. 1700 points will get me a $10 credit for Amazon or many other stores. I have done this many times. Since 1998 I have racked up over 70,000 points. If this interests you let me know because I get points if others join too but that is not what this is about.
While looking at the MyPoints email, they offered a Groupon deal for a golf round in the DesMoines area. I am also a Groupon member so I checked it out. Two people with a cart for 18 holes was $29 and it was at the Boone Iowa course in town! That is a few blocks from Jason. So I  purchased the deal. Since it was through MyPoints I received 15 points per dollar too. 435 points! Win/Win!!

Most days it does not take much to amuse me.

Wednesday, March 26

Female Intuition

Butch laughed way too hard at this joke. The truth must be funny.

Tuesday, March 25


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Spring on the playground

Monday, March 24

Digging Deeper

We finished the windows and the roof vents. Two big jobs done. So then I started sorting paper, throwing out some, setting some aside that stays in the motorhome and another bunch to get moved into the house  and a burn bag. The burn bag is one for the burn barrel when we get back to Iowa.
I even whittled this pile down to saving things in google drive and updating our health information . Now that is refinement, my friends.
In so doing, I came across some snippets I have saved and a short poem written and then long forgotten.

Here is the assortment...

Sayings I found tucked away here and there while Spring cleaning.

“Holding a grudge is letting someone live in your head rent free.”

“ Happiness is that little space between too much and not enough.”

A poem I wrote found in the same nook or cranny:

     Bright Side of Nasty
Some days are better than others.
The good and the bad take their turn.
Forget all the bad,rejoice in the good,
a lesson we all have to learn.

Tomorrow may try to be nasty,
and smugly think it has won.
But when the dust clears, the score you’ll see here
Bad day-zero Me-one

“Life is a gift. If we don’t live it well we are being ungrateful. And we have to love the ones who journey with us.”

Sunday, March 23

Chores and supper

     Butch finished washing the motorhome yesterday and I helped and then tackled washing the windows inside. Today we plan to take on a few other long neglected areas such as the roof vents.
     At least once a year we go through every nook and cranny and often discover forgotten treasures. They must be treasures otherwise why would we have kept them in the first place. If time permits we may also do that today. Spring brings on nesting instinct in all of us it seems.

 Last nights supper recipe is below and it is a keeper.

Egg Salad and Cheese Quesadillas

(Makes 4 quesadillas, can easily be increased. Recipe shared by a Kalyn's Kitchen reader.)
4 hard boiled eggs
4 small size flour tortillas (use whole wheat or low carb
tortillas for South Beach diet)
olive oil or non-stick spray for spraying tortillas and pan
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 T mayo or light mayo
1 1/2 T finely chopped green onion
1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (optional, or use other seasonings of your choice)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup finely grated cheese (I used a low-fat Mexican blend of four cheeses)
Follow instructions for making perfect hard-boiled eggs. Let eggs cool enough to handle, then peel and cut into pieces about 1/2 inch. Mix eggs with Dijon, mayonnaise, chopped green onion, and Spike seasoning. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spray or brush olive oil on frying pan and on bottom side of tortillas. Spread egg salad mixture on half of each tortilla, not going clear to the edge so it doesn't fall out while quesadillas are cooking. Top egg mixture with 1 T grated cheese, then fold the tortilla to make a half-moon shaped quesadilla.

Heat frying pan over medium-high heat, then cook quesadillas about 3-4 minutes per side, or until cheese is melted and they are slightly browned. Serve hot, with salsa on the side if desired.