It’s Memorial Day – Happy Memorial Day to you all. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance – of those gone before us, those who gave their lives in service to their country and those who served in the military. May we NEVER forget the PRICE of FREEDOM – God help our younger generations to REMEMBER and respect what & who has gone before them to give them their rights and freedom this day.
Our weather is FINALLY not wet! It’s a gorgeous, sunny 74 degree day and I’m lovin’ it That said, and with a lovely hot cup of Tim Horton’s coffee to keep me going (courtesy of my lovely husband!), I began the holiday cooking. Now it might sound a bit strange when I tell you that it will probably be only my husband and I partaking, but that’s OK, too. Our oldest is having a cook out at his house (yes, we’re invited but chose to not ‘invade’ the younger ones party); middle son had to work today 7 – 3 p.m. and will then be going to his brother’s party. Youngest is performing in the local parade along with his high school band (they are the featured first band today). After the parade he and the entire band & color guard will be going to a local lake to have a swim party and then he’s planning on going to his brother’s party, also. Now do you understand why it’s just my husband & I for dinner tonight? I’m making potato salad and spare ribs. The ribs are in the crockpot right now – I like doing them that way because the end result is very tender, almost fall-off-the-bones ribs. I put them in on high for a good 3 hours, then turn it down to low and cook for about another 2-3 hours. When turning them down, I usually lather barbecue sauce on the ribs. If you put it on at the beginning it only gets watery. Might make a pot of baked beans, too – that’s sort of ‘simmering’ in the back of my mind right now and I still have the time to do it.
The house is nice and quiet right now – husband on his computer and me on mine. Yes, it’s my NEW computer, no I’m not totally happy with it – YET. It’s a Gateway with a big, flat screen – it’s very fast turning on & off (my old one would take a good 2-3 minutes to start up and more than that to shut down with many screens deciding over & over whether they wanted to shut down or not…sigh). Yesterday I managed to, somehow, mess up my email- lost the entire thing waaaay off to the far right of the screen – actually OFF the screen. I only found the problem when I clicked (for the upteenth time) the email button and saw a tiny white light dash off the screen and then followed it. Took my husband quite a while to figure out what I did to make it do that. He ended up shrinking the viewing screen and told me not to mess with it again . . . ah, technology – ain’t it fun? He DID order my external floppy disc reader from Tiger Direct – it seems with all this new technology, people are just not using floppy discs anymore – go figure! All of my clip art and files for the special needs group newsletters are stored on floppys, so it’s a definite that I really need to access them – glad my husband knows what I need to keep me happy (coffee and floppy readers! . . . for a start!). Am also sitting here sipping a forbidden delight – regular Coke (that’s POP, for those of you who might have said: “WHAT? She’s into drugs now???) Relax – I don’t drink pop often, being diabetic it’s not the best thing for my blood sugar levels, but occasionally it’s a great pick-me-up (especially like it with pizza – YUM!).
Well, that’s about all from the old homestead today – have to go check to see if the cooked potatoes are cooled enough to assemble the salad – they should be. I’m also organizing another Knit/Crochet MOVIE Night for tomorrow evening. The menu is Tacos – trying to get the ladies to sign up for what they’re bringing. Movie choices, that I know of are two that I rented from the library: “Under the Tuscan Sun” and “Big Night” – wonder if anyone else is bringing any? Don’t know at this time. For some reason, Movie night is not as popular as our regular knit/crochet nights – we usually only get around 8-10 people, but that’s OK, too – it’s small and you can chat, eat, knit/crochet and watch the movie. One of the ladies is also making Lemon Bars – YUMMMM! Love them!
Hope you have a great holiday, however you chose to spend it. Stay healthy and remember to do something nice for yourself.
YAY! I finally figured out how to put a photo/clip art on my blog!!! YAYAY, me!