Sundays With Ingrid

Sunday morning. The note on the fridge read:

“Hi Ingrid! I’ve got an open house till four, Dad’s out with the Sandblasters, and Ty stayed over at Greg’s. Waffles in the freezer. Have a nice relaxing day. Plus homework. Love, Mom.”

Ingrid toasted waffles. Waffles, such a great invention, and all because of those little squares, like rice paddies, perfect for filling up with a melted butter and maple syrup combo. Another example of what made America great—the nation that turned plain old rice paddies into syrupy butter paddies. As for a suitable drink—how about hot cocoa?

Ingrid sat in the breakfast nook, gazing out at the backyard and the town woods beyond. A clear blue day, the treetops still; but not warm-looking. Cold didn’t stop the Sandblasters, a group of fanatical golfers at Dad’s club who’d sworn a blood oath or something to keep playing all year long. She’d been forced to take lessons one summer. The outfits, the lingo, the tedium: Ingrid had never laughed so hard in her life, actually rolling around on the practice green one day—her last at the club, as it turned out.

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112 Responses to “Sundays With Ingrid”

  1. B.Stover
    4:28 am on October 24th, 2010

    Good morning Chet and everyone.

  2. f
    4:31 am on October 24th, 2010

    Good morning, B. Stover. Ingrid sounds a lot like Chet when she's talking about waffles. I'm hungry.

  3. FattyKitty
    4:33 am on October 24th, 2010

    Good morning, B. Stover.

    Apparently I am out of practice because my plump paw made a typo and now a comment is being moderated. At least my avatar is the proper one. I just wanted to say that Ingrid sounds a lot like Chet when she's talking about waffles. And I'm hungry.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    4:38 am on October 24th, 2010

    Good morning, Bee, Chet and everyone.

    We have a wet dreary day here for our open house. Maybe Ingrid's mom should come over and run it. Carol Levin Hill is much nicer than Barb's agent/broker. She is the mean lady I wanted to nip at the office one time, but I might have already mentioned that.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    4:39 am on October 24th, 2010

    Ingrid also sounds like Chet when she talks about golf courses.

  6. B.Stover
    4:44 am on October 24th, 2010

    FK: I can't really make out your avatar…too small. Ingrid does sound like Chet regarding the waffles. Who does she sound like regarding golf…heh!

    Abbie: I already know what ROTFLMAO means although I don't remember where I learned it.

    Rio: Regarding Last of the Dixie Heros–that was a difficult time for your friend so it's understandable.

    B&M: Good luck with your open house today.

  7. Melanie
    5:07 am on October 24th, 2010

    MagPie: I remember that story about you and the office! Whew, my brain is working.

    The trouble with reading about food, is I never have the correct food in the house to eat with the character. . It's a long trip to the grocery store, so waffles will have to wait.

    I am trying something I've never tried before . . . fry bread. Now I've had fry bread here in the states, yummers, but "A Touch of Frost" episode mentioned it. Turns out the English just fry up a piece of bread. So I'm going to butter both sides and give it a whirl. Maybe for lunch.

  8. Melanie
    5:11 am on October 24th, 2010

    Oh, Dan's blood pressure is equilizing out correctly. Zoë is taking the Pack (in two groups) to a new place to run/walk this morning. A summer camp that has beautiful fields. I did a photo session of YSAS there and called it the Irish shoot. Anyhoo, the first group is back and happy. Zoë can take the cell phone because it gets bars there. Doesn't here at the house, nor at the other place we run the dogs. So she's feeling safer.

    I predict a Poufy time down below during the World Series!! Now I have cheered for both teams, I'll have to choose one.

  9. Melanie
    5:13 am on October 24th, 2010

    Whoops. Forgot to spell check. "We apologize for the inconvenience."

  10. Melanie
    5:39 am on October 24th, 2010

    Laughing here, Sam!

  11. Barb & Maggie
    5:41 am on October 24th, 2010

    I know what you mean, Melanie, about the food. Every time Ingrid talks about the waffles with maple syrup and butter mixed together, we both drool.

    And Barb had fry bread a couple of times in northern WI. It was served like a sloppy joe, and was really good.

    Barb said she just heard on the news that Celine Dion just had her twon boys. We are happy for her, because she so wanted another baby. This was her 6th try with IV. Rio probably won't care.

  12. Melanie
    5:51 am on October 24th, 2010

    Okay MagPie, I know what a Sloppy Joe is . . . how does that fit in with the fry bread?

  13. B.Stover
    6:06 am on October 24th, 2010

    Poor Mollypop. I don't think you should nip her ankles Sam.

    Don't you fry bread when you make grilled cheese sandwiches?

  14. Mollypop
    6:17 am on October 24th, 2010

    That darn Ingrid is doing it again. In the first book she was toasting English Muffins and filling the nooks and crannies with butter and jam. So Mom had to run out and get some.

    Now we're running out to get waffles.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    6:26 am on October 24th, 2010

    Cheese!…Grilled Cheese sandwiches!….snort!…Now that’s something to talk about…snuffle!

    Melanie!…Do the Newfs have to wear their red vests when they are our running in the fields?…grunt!

  16. Melanie
    6:29 am on October 24th, 2010

    It's Sunday, no hunting!

    We are going to do their orange vests during the week. Now that Dan is home, Zoë can play more with the Pack.

    The second group found a real swimming hole. A raft and every thing!

    They had fun, and we discovered . .

    Wet Newfs, cool day, causes glasses to steam up!

  17. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 am on October 24th, 2010

    Melanie!….Did Dan get my card?…sniff!sniff!

  18. Melanie
    6:52 am on October 24th, 2010

    Yes, Riö, not only your card but several others. When he is less tired he's going to write a letter for me to put up.

    You guys mean a lot to him! Thanks.

  19. dawson
    7:10 am on October 24th, 2010

    Oh boy! Today I leave on the first leg of my journey south. To Vancouver for a week. Only I might miss some World Series. Gasp! I"ve already decided to root for both teams. Texas, simply because they have never won and the Giants for old time's Candlestick stadium sake.

    Melanie: We've all grown very fond of Dan and your whole family. I'll soon get to read "the book" which everyone else has enjoyed by now. Anticipation is great.

    FattyKitty: Your avatar looks like your big handsome head with some neon green thing about to nip you.

    Still snowing lightly…

  20. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:21 am on October 24th, 2010

    Hi everyone, Wolfie here.

    It has been a long week. My boys had their wisdom teeth pulled on Monday. They were bony impacted and were in Great pain. The doctor prescribed Norco. Chad and Cody's bio mom was a drug addict and Used during her pregnancy, and the boys cannot handle any kind of narcotics. They have been mean and and nasty and Chad actually kicked out the windshield to Mom's Prius, and all the glass shops are closed until Monday. Some guy is coming to Mom's work tomorrow to replace it.

    Insurance only covers 50% of the extractions, so we're out about $2,000. The deductible for the window is $250.

    All in all, a bad week.

    Plus it looks like Cody may have an infection so we have to go back to the dentist tomorrow.

    Thank you everyone for your good wishes. It helps, it really does. You are awesome.

  21. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:24 am on October 24th, 2010

    However, on the positive side, the Giants are going to the World Series!! I hope that Mollie ABP isn't the only Giant's fan besides me! It could get a little lonely here on the blog!

    Go Giants!!!

    PS Mom just finished The Fan, and liked it but thought it was a little too dark.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    7:38 am on October 24th, 2010

    Grandma!…We are going to walk over to the nursing home and see Grandma…snort!…It’s a very long walk, I don’t know if I will survive it… grump!…But I do want to see Grandma ….snuff!

    Wolfie!…Hang in there pal…snort!…Things have got to get better at some point…wheeze!

  23. dawson
    7:40 am on October 24th, 2010

    WWWWW: We knew you were having a bad week because we missed your voice during the Giant's pennant games. Prayers and good wishes being sent from the North. You have lots of support rooting for the Giant's and for your family. The Giant's are my sentimental favorite.

  24. B.Stover
    7:41 am on October 24th, 2010

    It's great to hear from you Wolfie.

  25. Mollie (a black pood
    7:47 am on October 24th, 2010

    Wolfie: So good to hear from you. I hope things get better. The Giants won! How exciting is that…

  26. Mollypop
    7:52 am on October 24th, 2010

    Yea! Wolfie's back. Mom has been talking and worrying about you all morning.

  27. AbbietheKitty
    7:59 am on October 24th, 2010

    Glad to hear from you WWW. We Kats were hoping things were going better for you.

    You are in our thoughts.

    ATK+AJ

  28. FattyKitty
    8:09 am on October 24th, 2010

    This Kat and his Librarian are sending good vibes your way, Wolfie, for you, your Mom and your Boys. Your Mom sounds like a tower of strength.

    Dawson, that green thing next to me is a dog puppet. That dang Librarian thought it would be a playmate for me. He was actually quite annoying.

  29. Siber-H
    8:10 am on October 24th, 2010

    Wolfie!! Great to hear from you. We miss you and worry about you when we don't hear from you for a few days. You and your family are in our thoughts.

    If what I hear is true, dentists are having a difficult time in this recession. If they are, they don't act like it when it comes to their outrageous prices. Geeez

  30. Siber-H
    8:22 am on October 24th, 2010

    Waffles…my mom has frozen waffles in the freezer, the kind you pop in the toaster. What was she thinking!

    Fry Bread…both the Navajo and Pueblo Indians make a delish fry bread. They call it fry bread instead of fried bread. They make an Indian taco by putting taco ingredients on top of the fry bread…again, delish.

    Have a great trip Dawson! (I can't believe she is leaving the snow)

  31. Siber-H
    8:28 am on October 24th, 2010

    Congratulations to Cody Ross for winning the MVP award!!!

  32. Barb & Maggie
    8:29 am on October 24th, 2010

    We tried to post this message awhile ago but it isn't showing up. Hope we don't post the same thing twice.

    Nelanie, to answer your question about fry bread – There are some food stands along the Wolf River in northern Wisconsin that are run by a Native American tribe that live in the area. They sell to people who are white water rafting the Wolf. They make fry bread, which is sort of like a flat bread that is fried crispy on a griddle, then filled with sloppy joe mixture. You eat it like a taco. They are incredibly good!

    We have to take off shortly, because we are not supposed to be here when the open house is going on. Be back after 3:30.

    Wolfie, sorry to hear about your troubles, but glad you are back.

    We will try to send positive energy your way!

  33. Barb & Maggie
    8:30 am on October 24th, 2010

    That is supposed to be Melanie, not Nelanie.

  34. Melanie
    8:32 am on October 24th, 2010

    Wölfie: Sorry for your boys' trouble. There are times I think that teenagers should just be shut in a closet until they are 20. And those are the ones that don't have the rough beginning your boys did.

    Fry Bread: Siber-H, I've had my BF's fry bread and it is delicious. I have to say that if I did the English style of Fry bread correctly, I would rather have a grilled cheese sandwich. It tasted like just like grilled cheese sandwich without the good part.

    So much for English cooking. On the last "A Touch of Frost" episode they were talking about chips. Then they pulled out a KFC box. Hmmm.

    Perhaps I should just try some bangers and mash.

  35. Sam
    10:22 am on October 24th, 2010

    We have no idea who to root for in the World Series. Molly is off sulking. They’re coming here today so maybe a few nips in the ankles will get her out of it.

  36. Gus & BooBear
    9:31 am on October 24th, 2010

    Good to hear from you, Wolfie. Sorry about the trying week, but as someone already said, it has to get better…we hope sooner rather than later. Although not in the form of the Giants winning the WS…Go Rangers!!

    Kirby T., we were NOT happy that Iowa State beat Texas yesterday. UT is having a really bad, bad year and it is ever so frustrating. Done here, football rules so it gets pretty rival intense.

    Melanie, we are in the middle of the new Lee Child book, too. Hard to put down, but we are painting so Mom has too help. Then yesterday, we had surprise company from previous neighbors and Mom's sister (who stayed until this morning) so we were jumping between football and baseball all night. Mom's sister is from the Dallas area so she is super excited about the Rangers. She's like Rio and SiberH…knows all kinds of stats and stuff.

    Who was looking from old PA books? We got HARD RAIN from ebay. It was published in 1988. Haven't read it yet…but you should see his picture on the cover!! Has anyone read it yet?

    G&BB

  37. Gus & BooBear
    9:32 am on October 24th, 2010

    That was supposed to say "down here, football…" not "done here"

  38. Gus & BooBear
    9:33 am on October 24th, 2010

    Also, what does ROTFLMAO mean?

  39. Riö - The Evil
    10:01 am on October 24th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!… We are looking for older books by the Charming Mr. Abrahams….snort!….Ebay you say?…sniff!…Never been there before, we may have to give it a whirl and a twirl!…heh!… I’m exhausted. We just got back from our long long walk….grunt!… Here are a few photo’s of my park….wheeze!…No geese there today thank goodness!…cough!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1287946882-myPark.jpg[/img]

  40. Riö - The Evil
    10:04 am on October 24th, 2010

    Snuff!…One more!..Too bad the clouds started coming over…snort!…It would have been a better photo with the sun hitting the leaves….cough!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1287947067-myPark2.jpg[/img]

  41. B.Stover
    10:16 am on October 24th, 2010

    It's a very pretty park Rio.

    G&BB: ROTFLMAO: Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off.

    I'm reading The Moor. King describes an inedible breakfast on the sideboard at Baring-Gould's manor which includes "leathery eggs and flabby bacon." I love that description of bacon. (Sorry bacon lovers.)

  42. Gus & BooBear
    10:19 am on October 24th, 2010

    Gorgeous park, Rio!! What a nice place to go for a stroll.

  43. Riö - The Evil
    10:24 am on October 24th, 2010

    Wow!… All his older books are out there on Ebay….snort!…Thanks for the great tip of the day Puss N’ Boots!…heh!

  44. B.Stover
    10:36 am on October 24th, 2010

    Melanie: I love bangers and mash….I'm getting hungry.

  45. Melanie
    10:36 am on October 24th, 2010

    From Dan!

    "I want to thank all of you who sent me cards, e-mails and postings on Chet’s blog during the five months I was in surgery and rehab. I’m home now regaining strength, playing with the dogs, and eating home cooked meals. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Dan Montague"

  46. Melanie
    10:37 am on October 24th, 2010

    Loved them when we went to England.

    Was leathery eggs and flabby bacon something they were proud of?

  47. Melanie
    10:41 am on October 24th, 2010

    YSAS saw Fisher Stevens riding a bike this morning. He's been in a great deal of films and on TV. I remember him best from "Short Circuit".

    YSAS then saw two people who went to acting school with him. One's in a play and they are going to each other's plays, and the other is now building sets for movies. He's thinking of hiring YSAS for a couple of days. Instead of acting he would be sheet rocking. Pays the rent!

  48. B.Stover
    11:17 am on October 24th, 2010

    Melanie: Mary Russell the main character and narrator is describing a breakfast that is inedible. She ends up having "coffee essence" (coffee that's been boiling for a while) and she puts "lovely yellow milk" in it–something they apparently couldn't ruin though I'm not too sure about the "yellow" part. It must be very creamy fresh milk. Later on she describes a Devon tea (with Devon cream…yum!) with "crumbly" scones and strawberry jam that is good.

  49. Siber-H
    11:17 am on October 24th, 2010

    Dan, We are just glad that you are back home and doing well.

    I would like to turn Rio's park into a dog park to end all dog parks.

    Flabby bacon would be fine with me.

  50. macy the min pin
    12:07 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Rio, I admire your cloak of invisibility in your park pictures.

    Wolfie, I have to laugh everytime I see your name, just picturing you back end wiggling away. I cannot even picture how a boy manages to kick out a window!

    Flabby bacon needs to work out.!

  51. Mollie (a black pood
    12:17 pm on October 24th, 2010

    After all the talk about food this morning I had to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich. What are bangers & mash? Mashed potatoes maybe?

  52. Barb & Maggie
    12:35 pm on October 24th, 2010

    We are back. They had two "farmettes" on Open House today, ours and 1 about 2 miles away. The other one had a big 0, and we had 7! The broker was on the porch getting ready to leave at 3:20 when a van pulled up and a couple asked if they could still come in. The broker wasn't happy about it, but she wouldn't leave and let Barb show her own home, so she got stuck here till 4:15. We are very happy with that turn out!

  53. B.Stover
    1:02 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Mollie: Bangers are sausages and mash is mashed potatoes.

    B&M: That was a good turn out.

    Dan: It's really good to hear from you.

  54. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:04 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Hey everybody! Mom and Dad went to a movie after church, and my boy went with them. Then they all went to the bookstore, which is next to the movie theater. So it's been a long day waiting for someone to turn on the computer for me!

    Anyway, I wanted to say a delayed YIPPEE for the Giants. But having said that, when the World Series starts I'm afraid I'm going to have to stick with the American League. Sorry all you Giants fans, but GO TEXAS!

    Wolfie: Sorry to hear about all the troubles this week. It never rains, it pours! I've got my paws crossed that things will start looking up soon!!!

    Dan: I'm glad you're feeling better. I can't believe it's been five months. It does seem like it's been going on for awhile, but five months? Wow! You've really been through the wringer — I'm glad you're finally coming out on the other side!!!

  55. B.Stover
    1:11 pm on October 24th, 2010

    When does the world series start and how long does it last?

  56. Gus & BooBear
    1:11 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Dan, we mentioned this to Melanie while you were still in rehab, but we loved your book! Such a cool way to get to know the pack and to learn of yours and Zoe's life love!

    Glad you're home and feeling better.

    G&BB

  57. Mollypop
    1:21 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Wolfie – I'm going to root for the Giants along with you. I'm here for you buddy.

  58. Riö - The Evil
    1:42 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Series!….The World Series begins this Wednesday night at 7:30 EST….grunt!…My friend is going to have to race home from the not-so-busy place…heh!

  59. Riö - The Evil
    1:43 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Stover!….It is best out of 5 just like the play-offs….snort!

  60. Staff
    1:46 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Dan, we knew you could do it buddy. Our Mom, Maggie, now 91, spent half a year in the hospital and in rehab during 2008 and was really glad to escape. She and Dad are still at home.

    We Kats and Staff have to stick with the american league also.

    Go Rangers and Manager Ron Washington, former Twin.

    BStover, why did I hear a hint of desperation in your question about when and how long about the series? Made me laugh.

    It starts Wednesday the 27th and can go for seven games. The first one to win 4 games wins. It is usually 2 games at one park, then a travel day, then two games at the other park, then a travel day…etc.

    I just realized that I will be at quilt camp until Sunday evening! I am going to miss the 2nd, 3rd and 4th games. I hope it lasts longer than four!

  61. Staff
    1:49 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Rio? Am I wrong about seven games for the series? I am going to check…

  62. Staff
    1:57 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Nope, not wrong. Seven games if we are lucky….Sorry B.

  63. Riö - The Evil
    2:02 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Seven!…If need be!…snort!…It could go 1,2,3…sniff!…Believe me we are familiar with 1,2,3 against the Boston Red Sox…grump!hooowwl!

  64. Staff
    2:05 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Yipe! Sorry to bring back bad memories there,Rio. Yes we know about the old one two three with the Yankee's dammit.

    (((sniff sniff)))

  65. Riö - The Evil
    2:14 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Ooops!…. Sorry, I had a brain-fart!…snort!….The World Series is best out of 7….cough!… Staff was correct the first time…Sorry about that…grunt!

  66. Staff
    2:18 pm on October 24th, 2010

    teehee

  67. Riö - The Evil
    2:18 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Sob!… It was a 4 game sweep by the Red Sox!…grump!… Not just 3…FOUR!…crap!…It's something I like to forget about really…snuffle.

  68. B.Stover
    2:20 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Sigh….

  69. Riö - The Evil
    2:23 pm on October 24th, 2010

    World Series!…. The fact that my team was actually there is a really big deal and a great memory…snort!… I will NEVER forget the excitement of that…heh!….I’m sure Min Pin feels the same way….gruff!

  70. Siber-H
    2:24 pm on October 24th, 2010

    I'm glad Wolfie and Mollie (ABP) won't be alone in cheering for the Giants. Mollypop and maybe Sam will join them.

    I became very fond of some of the Giants while watching the playoffs, but I rooted for the Rangers in the American League all this season.

    I got a chuckle over Stover's question about the World Series.

  71. Mollypop
    2:28 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Poor B.

  72. A. Catty Librarian
    2:29 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Lovely park, Rio. I would love to stroll through there. Right now I'm signing off to go rake my leaves.

    I'm with you about the series, B. Sigh.

  73. Melanie
    2:36 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Red Sox? Someone said? Straight 4 wins??

    Lovely.

    The Patriots went from 23 to 6 in the last quarter to 23 to 20. They were lucky that San Diego got hit with a false start and had to back up their field goal kicker.

    Love the Park, Riö.

    Staff and B.Stover: don't worry I rarely watch the football. Dan had it on.

    Tomorrow: down the mountain to take out more blood and then over to get my new glasses. It's only been SIX weeks, but who's counting?

  74. Siber-H
    2:46 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Oh Good! The Patriots won. I think I am rooting for them this season. Dallas and Denver are in a sorry mess.

  75. Mollie (a black pood
    3:05 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Siber-H: And "sorry mess" does not begin to describe the S.F. 49ers this year. I don't know if I even want to watch them. I just remember what fun it was to watch Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Steve Young etc. when we won all those superbowls…

  76. B.Stover
    3:06 pm on October 24th, 2010

    I just watched the fourth episode of The Event. Very good. Also there is a new series on BBC America (also On Demand) titled Luther. It's good also.

    Sherlock starts tonight on PBS. (There are other things besides baseball.)

  77. Melanie
    3:15 pm on October 24th, 2010

    I have heard good things about Sherlock. Hope it's great.

  78. Riö - The Evil
    3:39 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Broncos!…They went to hell after Elway retired ….grump!

  79. Mollypop
    3:44 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

  80. Barb & Maggie
    3:49 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Rio, That is a very pretty park where you took your walk.

  81. Riö - The Evil
    3:49 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Hey!… Sherlock! We are excited to watch that tonight!…snort!… What time is it on? Is it Masterpiece Theater?…crap!…If it is that means staying up late again “on a work night”…whatever that means…sniff!

  82. B.Stover
    3:52 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Sherlock is Masterpiece Mystery and it starts here at 9.

  83. B.Stover
    3:53 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Isn't "Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio" a line in Mrs. Robinson?

  84. Siber-H
    3:57 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Yes, it is Stover.

  85. Riö - The Evil
    4:00 pm on October 24th, 2010

    MagPie!….The park is one of the big reasons she bought this house…heh!…She loves that park and so do I if the geese are not there that is…snort!

  86. Mollie (a black pood
    4:02 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Beautiful park Rio. It looks like you have it all to yourself. The red tree is very pretty.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    4:09 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Park!….She says she will take more photos of it when the weather is nicer….snort!…Today when we were there a bunch of college kids were taking photographs of other kids….wheeze!…We figure they were photography students just like my friend was at one time….heh!

  88. Melanie
    4:20 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Well darn. No one picked up my quote from 10:16am this morning.

    From So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    by Douglas Adams.

    It is "God's Final Message to His Creation".

    The title is the message left by the dolphins when they left Planet Earth.

    Night all!

  89. Barb & Maggie
    4:22 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Isn't that a line from Simon & Garfunkel's song, too?

  90. Gus & BooBear
    4:35 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Rio, the one and only time the Houston Astros made it to the series, we got swept in 4 games too. It was such a let down. Dad got to go to one of the in-town games and it was really exciting…except we, of course, lost. Sigh, maybe someday we'll get to go back. And tell your friend to be sure and take some pictures of the park with snow in the trees. Bet that is pretty too.

    Dawson and C.Harris, do you stay in Alaska for the winter? We heard alot of people live there 6 months then in the lower 48 the other 6. Dawson, we realize you are on your way south now, but didn't know if it was for the winter or just for vacation.

  91. Riö - The Evil
    4:44 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!… I think Dawson is coming down South to meet up with her sisters who live up north…snort!…From us anyways. They are all gathering to make their Witches Brew for Thanksgiving….heh! …Seems a little early though. I wonder what is really up?…grunt!

  92. Riö - The Evil
    4:46 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Melanie!… You did not post at 10:16 this morning….grump!…What the hell are you talking about? …sigh.

  93. Mollie (a black pood
    4:53 pm on October 24th, 2010

    I just saw on TV that City Hall and Coit Tower are all lit up orange for the Giants for World Series. Very pretty.

  94. Melanie
    5:08 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Riö: 10:13 am. Dyslexia hits again.

    Patsy is snoring, must really go to bed for real.

  95. Mollypop
    5:10 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Molly ABP who cares. (I am not a sore loser.)

  96. Riö - The Evil
    5:15 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Molly!…heh!snort!heh!…. You are starting to sound a lot like me if the Rockies had lost to the Yankees…grunt!…This is seriously fun times!..heh!

    Hounds!….We are watching the Hounds of Baskerville part 1 of the “old” Sherlock Holmes…snort!… Waiting for the “new” version to come on at 9:00…yeep!… I fear we may not make it through the end of the “new”…snuffle!…,It’s been a busy day for us here….sniff!

  97. Siber-H
    5:15 pm on October 24th, 2010

    ok, I'm to the rescue of what is going on in the Great North. Dawson is going to Vancouver for a week. I don't know why. Mom says it is none of my business. Dawson lives in Canada.

    C.Harris lives above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. She lives there year round, except for vacations to the lower 48. I am so jealous.

  98. Gus & BooBear
    5:20 pm on October 24th, 2010

    C.Harris is made of sterner stuff than we are, that's for sure. We thought we wanted to live up north until some of y'all starting describing your last winters. BRRRRRRRR. Wonder why we thought Dawson lived in Alaska? But still up north with cold and snow! SiberH, is Dawson going south to Vancouver or west to Vancouver?

  99. Riö - The Evil
    5:23 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Snuff!…Where Dawson goes no one can follow….sneeze!

  100. Siber-H
    5:25 pm on October 24th, 2010

    G&BB I am not sure where in Canada Dawson lives, but I think that Vancouver would be Southwest of where she actually lives. Dawson experiences more severe winters and longer darkness than Vancouver does. Dawson lives in the same time zone as me and Rio…mountain time.

  101. Siber-H
    5:26 pm on October 24th, 2010

    OMdog!! no no no I am not #100, am I?

  102. Barb & Maggie
    5:26 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Rio, We are with you on this one. We can't figure out what we missed on Melanie's morning post. Please splain. Think it is about bedtime for us.

  103. B.Stover
    5:37 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Yes SH, you are number 100.

    The new Sherlock is very good.

  104. Riö - The Evil
    5:44 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Crap!… Husky!…Crap!

  105. Siber-H
    5:47 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Crap is right!!

  106. Riö - The Evil
    5:54 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Hummmpfh!…. Well we are still up and Sherlock is about to start….snort!

  107. Riö - The Evil
    6:20 pm on October 24th, 2010

    HA!…”The Game Mrs. Hudson is ON!”…snort!..

  108. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Hmm!…Anyone else watching “Sherlock” tonight?…snort!…Or am I all alone again?…sniff!sniff! …It is really an amazing updated version – I am hooked so far…heh!

  109. Riö - The Evil
    7:33 pm on October 24th, 2010

    NO!….That’s a big NO….heh!… We did stay up and we absolutely enjoyed the new Sherlock to pieces! ….heh!…The actor who plays him is a very unique looking fellow….sniff! … I don’t think I have ever seen him before….hmmmm!…Both of the actors are absolutely perfect for their parts in my opinion…snort!

  110. Riö - The Evil
    7:36 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Wheeze!….Good night. all!

  111. Staff
    8:17 pm on October 24th, 2010

    Yes we are all meeting for Thanksgiving, and we will cook up some wonderful food, as will our brother, the TurtleMan.

    However Dawson starts early and visits relatives and goes to meeting down south in Vancouver. Yes she lives waa-ay up north. She is 50 miles from the Yukon and 150 from the Arctic Circle. Or something like that. She might post from her hotel in Vancouver BC.

    I hope A.Catty got her leaves raked. Here in the country we just let the wind do it. I prefer the look of leaves on the grass myself. Unless they are on the trees.

  112. Talisha Fuson
    10:58 am on November 30th, 2010

    Lovely stuff! I travelled to England this summer and had some afternoon tea with scones , and it was absolutely delicious I thought I’d make my own last week. I might have deviated from the norm though – I found a bunch of random scone recipes here and made 6 different types! My friends were so happy when I brought them round for tea and scones. Lots of fun!

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