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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This And That







  1. Little hints of spring.  Look at the grass turning green!  It was in the 50's (F) today and for about an hour I turned off the heat and opened the front and back doors and had a pleasant breeze go through the house. (Checked another thing off my list!)
  2. Puttering in the kitchen.
  3. Grilled mushroom, onion and havarti burgers.  Oh my.
  4. Roof top surveillance duty.  He sure takes that job seriously!  He always looks at me sitting at my desk as if to say, "It's all clear!"
  5. Ready for the oven.  Clean-Out-The Frig Muffins.  They conveniently used up the buttermilk, one ripe banana, a cup of currants, and the last cup of Special K cereal.  Yum.  Recipe here.
  6. It wasn't a duck, but it'll do. :)
  7. Swinging in the breeze!

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  1. see i can do it at your place...smiles
    see the look on the cats face
    that is mine
    spying on that mushroom burger
    yum

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    1. booyah,
      even got #1 in real comments

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    1. Gee, you beat them all good. Could have left a few more! Must be dinner time...have a burger while you gloat. haha.

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    2. haha doing a little twist and shout
      Hope you don't resemble a trout

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    3. She does nit resemble a trout at all
      More like a kipper but 5 ft tall!
      ROFL

      I'm ducking already! I sense some unwanted auction items will soon be hurled in my direction!

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    4. He's talking to Brian, so you really better duck! He can throw heavier things than me! lol.....

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  3. Spring!!! Ahhh!!! SO glad its here!

    The burger looks/sounds wonderful! We had grilled burgers tonight but that one looks better :)

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    1. You know what? I'm not glad today! Allergies...itchy eyes...runny nose. Must be mold since there isn't anything blooming. Trying a new allergy med today. I guess I need blooming trees to make it worth while!

      I don't ever think I've had a bad burger...lol....yum.

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    2. I think Spruce tree pollen is out the middle of April, daffodils are out, hyacinths.

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    3. Oh sorry Betsy! I'm not troubled with those but some of the children have them in mild to moderate form and they don't always enjoy it either. Hopefully it will be better soon!

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    4. I suppose people would yell if I wished for snow? lol....

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  4. beautiful moments captured today, feel better soon Betsy,

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    1. Oh, compared to you, I'm wonderful! haha... Get your voice back yet?

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  5. I love these cat's faces! and your yummy food!!!

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    1. Food is always fun to photograph, right?

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    2. well love food, but I love cats and boys too:)
      You are with your new camera?

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    3. Just took some pictures of Nugget. He's often neglected when it comes to my photography! He doesn't like the camera, though and after a few snaps, he snorts at me. lol....

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  6. and hope you feel better soon, I remember you are allergic!
    and love this burger! Im hungry!

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    1. Yeah..very allergic to mold! As soon as the ground thaws, my eyes itch.

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    2. and you take something for it Betsy?

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    3. Eddie will tease me because I come back, yes I read yesterday lol
      But always I try to come back because I know you answer me:))

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    4. Yes, I always take a 24 hour allergy medicine. I bought a new one to try today. And I have a prescription eye drop, too!
      I want it to snow! haha.

      Yes, Eddie will tease you! lol...

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    5. Well hope you feel better Betsy!

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    6. Yes Eddie is here!
      Have no fear!
      You both wait there
      Until I appear!!

      Hello Gloria!!
      We just cannot keep meeting like this!
      People will start to talk!! LOL

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    7. We're already talking! lol...

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    8. Oh dear, Gloeia we must be a little more secretive!! lol

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    9. But she does sometimes pluck up courage like in her earlier remark
      which is a red rag to a bull isn't it? ROFL

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    10. Yes, and I think she knew that. ha. Gloria, where are you? :)

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    11. Gloria, darlng!
      Are you there, somewhere?
      LOL

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  7. Hi Betsy
    Staggering detail on that camera - it definitely is coming into its own!
    And your garden is so beautiful and large.
    It looks much more inviting now the weather is improving.
    But do I see you have an allergy?
    btw The deed is done and I have posted about the makeover ROFL

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    1. Yes, it is coming along! yay! :)

      I have year round allergies but they get worse in the spring and then the fall.
      Hopefully this new medicine will help!

      You posted it? Oh, I will come and have a good laugh. Tomorrow in my post
      I'll direct people over to have a look, too! How fun!

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    2. Shame about the allergies.

      Had some fun writing that post! lol
      Like the wig?

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    3. omg...that wig is something else! But the story on bringing it home with you is even better!

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    4. Made it up, Betsy! Even I wouldn't have the guts to do that!
      Those girls laughed and laughed and laughed about me sitting on the wig!!! . They were helpless! ROFL
      Great fun.

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    5. Did you? haha....well, I wondered how you could ask a woman for her wig without insulting her terribly. Most who wear them don't want anyone to know they aren't real! hahahaha....
      And I thought the hammer replaced the chisel! lol...

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    6. Some have fun wigs - for a change of identity!

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    7. and then others just wear masks! haha.

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    8. Which fly off! Did the Mister like the videot?

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    9. He did....he didn't laugh as hard as we did, but he's reserved like that. lol....

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    10. I must retire and I'll speak soon
      Must take off the wig
      For the post it was a boon
      Helping Sue in morning to dig!

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    11. Oh drat - I see another anonymous above!

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    12. They do love to congregate here! :)

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  8. What a special This and That Tuesday. The muffins look great and what a perfect way to use of those leftover things and create something so tasty.

    The allergies hit me today with a bang. Took some medicine and took a 3 hour nap. I hardly every get allergies..but when one hits its' bad.. Hot and windy did it. Sorry you're fighting them too.

    One of those muffins might cure me.

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    1. Oh yeah,..wind will really do it! That kind usually gets me in the fall...the dry plants and ragweed carried on the breeze! ugh!
      Glad yours don't bother you too often!

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  9. Always love a good gazebo shot!

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  10. You know I love recipes like your muffins - make it do and use it up :)

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    1. I've been doing things like that a lot lately....veggies with pasta and a little cheese, soup, etc. Yum! The Mister will say, "Remember how you made this so we can have it again!" haha...but I think they are one of a kind dishes.

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  11. Our grass is still brown and soggy dead, but I'm sure one day soon I'll look out the window to find it soft and green. (Okay, so I'm choosing to be optimistic.)
    Wish I could get my fridge cleaned out. Most of the stuff in there can't be turned into muffins though. Too bad.
    Hey! I had some sparrows taking a bath in a driveway puddle last wee, and if not for that drain pipe put in a few years ago, we'd definitely have a lake in the back forty.

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    1. our grass is green and soggy...still have the pond. haha.

      I cleaned out the frig before going to the grocery. I mean really cleaned it...removed everything, tossed the old stuff and wiped it out.
      Looks so much better! haha.

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  12. On the rooftop they love to be
    As from there all they can see
    The birds love your back yard lake too
    Springs seems to finally becoming due

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    1. They do love the roof
      as they do the guarding spoof.
      Have to protect their territory
      from all rodents furry and gory.
      ha.

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  13. Wow - your pics are amazing. Love how you can switch the focus on what YOU choose to focus on. Marmalade needs a sheriff's badge.

    I was at a gals' event last night (which we call Gulp & Gab) and the hostess has two cats: Jones (male, small ginger, very friendly) and Kona (female, large black, shy). They were talking about possibly getting a third and how that might be too many. And then I told them about you! HA!

    Love the gazebo. One of my favourite things. I think I could live just in a gazebo or just in a turret... although it might get a little brisk. That delicious burger is making me soooooooooo hungry. Yum! I enjoy all your postings but I think the This And That is my favourite!

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    1. Marmy does look like a sheriff! lol...he cracks me up. We had those burgers last week and they were SO good, we had them again 2 days later. haha.

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  14. I love these pictures too! Nice work, Betsy!

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    1. I'm getting there. Lots of photos don't pass quality control, though. ha.

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  15. The muffins look so yummy! I really like the muffin pan with the cute heart ❤️ flowers and the green trim. And the pink muffin paper holders add the perfect touch : )

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    1. Big Lots had all kinds of pretty muffin papers that I picked up on clearance. I saw on Pinterest a suggestion to store them in an old canning jar, which I need to do...so pretty!

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  16. You sure keep busy with the happy things in life. Your muffins looks great, I'm not a very good baker so I would never come up with ways to use things up. I do make a mean soup with all "getting old" veggies from the fridge! lol!

    We hit 54 today...loved it! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. happy things in life...love that. :)

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  17. Love the idea of clean out the fridge muffins! Such a resourceful lady you are! xx

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    1. Funny how that recipe perfectly used up my odds and ends in the frig!

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  18. Every time you post home cooking photos my mouth begins to water.

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  19. Lovely this and that!
    Could have been your "orangey" this and that!
    Isn't the weather waaaay nicer?
    Enjoy your sunny day.....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. today looks beautiful, too...not a cloud in the sky at the moment!

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  20. Isn't it lovely to see the sun at this time of year? We had some today too though it's still chilly, about the same temperature as with you. The buns look good, I'll take one to work tomorrow to have with my coffee...

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    1. They would be delicious for breakfast! :)

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  21. I'd love one or two of those grilled mushroom, omion and havarti burgers!!

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    1. Me, too! Right now! I'm starving and dinner is still 3 hours away!

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