Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Hope that everybody eats alot of TURKEY and pumpkin pie!

From our family to yours!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Worries

I am not worried about HEIGHTS!
I am worried about WIDTHS!

Here are some: Thanksgiving Disaster and Savers

It may be a little late for most of the steps of:
Thanksgiving Planner, but it might help these last couple of days.

Sherry's Turkey Recipe

You have got to put Sherry's turkey recipe on your Thanksgiving menu.

Turkey w/ Popcorn Dressing

2 weeks and we will be back in Ahmedabad, India.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Turkey Roasting 101

You will need to plan ahead if buying a frozen Turkey: it can be catastrophic to find that the only turkey available for your intimate four-person dinner is a 26-pound glacial beast.

A frozen turkey needs to be defrosted. The preferred method is to defrost it in the refrigerator. (Yes, the one filled with the rest of the holiday fare.) Allow one day per 5 pounds. A 15-pound turkey will require three days to defrost thoroughly.

To prepare the turkey for roasting, first remove the giblets! Not only is it disconcerting to find these paper-wrapped lumps when carving the bird, but you may also wish to use the giblets in your gravy or stuffing. Next, rinse the bird inside and out. Pat dry with paper towels. If you are stuffing the bird, stuff it loosely, allowing about ½ to ¾ cup stuffing per pound of turkey. Brush the skin with melted butter or oil. Tie drumbsticks together with string. Lastly, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. The thermometer should point towards the body, and should not touch the bone.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday 18th

Bob and I went to our oldest granddaughters basketball game last night. It was a really good game. They won by 4 points in overtime. It was a very exciting game. This morning I headed to Kimi's early, taking her White Chocolate Mocha Coffee from Starbucks (her favorite). Bengi was coming to help get Cade to day care.

I have alot to do before we head back to India in 2 weeks. We are going to mail off a couple of boxes before we go. We don't want to travel with suitcases, just 1 carry on. My laptop will fit in my purse, so all I will have is my medications for 3 months a my laptop. Travel light.

I got all the checks written for the bills for the next three months, personal and business. I have to put them in stamped, addressed envelopes, but then I will be ready to go.

Thanksgiving is next week and I am in charge of 2 cranberry salads and 3 pies. Pecan, Apple and Mincemeat. Then we will all be cooking Thursday morning. We are having a Wii tournament. They are not saying what it is, so we wont be practicing. I got to create Bob and my characters on Wii. Kimi and I laughed so hard we were both crying. Cade just looked at us like we were nuts. OK, maybe we were.

Start a Good Habit

Thursday, November 13, 2008

WHY?

Do not look back and ask: WHY?

Look forward and ask: WHY NOT?

Monday, November 10, 2008

What a Weekend!

We had an amazing weekend. We went to Tulsa and had dinner and after dinner drinks at a piano bar with really good friends Scott and Ginny. Then Sunday we had Dim Sum lunch at our favorite restaurant with Martin and Nikki.

"We don't know how we are going to touch someone's life."
Let me tell you how Michael touched mine. He will forever be in my thoughts and another story for my rocking chair memories.

We went to a restaurant, outside of Tulsa, called Molly's Landing. We had to wait for a table so we choose to go to the bar for a drink. There was a table that became available in the bar and we took that table. The hostess asked if we wanted to eat there, seems that we took the table without asking. We were OK with that table, so our waiter came to greet us.

Michael was our waiter. He was very nice and laughed along as Bob gave him a hard time thru out the meal, as Bob always does. Drinks and a bottle of wine and great conversation, we were the last ones to leave and we left only because they wouldn't serve us any more drinks. So we walked out to the car which was the only one left in the parking lot. As we were driving by the ramp that went to the restaurant, our waiter came down the ramp and Bob rolled down his window. He handed Bob something small black and square. I thought it was Bob's cell phone. Bob thanked him and we pulled off and Bob says, "This isn't my wallet". I said let me see for some reason. IT WAS MY WALLET. I had placed it in my back pocket. My pocket was small, but it was hard to get my billfold in so I never dreamed of it coming out.

I am still in AWE of Michael. He took that extra step of caring. You don't know how much stress and anxiety I would have gone thru, when I finally did notice that my billfold was gone. Where had I left it? When was the last time I had it? Where had we been? Looking everywhere. Calling everywhere. The trouble of replacing everything inside. I am so grateful for Michael.

Things happen for a reason. I am so grateful this happened at Molly's and Michael was the reason. Michael has added some great Karma to his life.

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.

~William Shakespeare


PS: Michael, if you are ever in India you have a place to stay with us in our bungalow.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Power of the Universe

1. ask
2. believe
3. receive

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessing

All the grandkids were visiting for Thanksgiving. Before dinner, Grandma made a lengthy speech about being thankful for her extra-special blessings, her seven grandchildren.

Two seconds after she stopped speaking, all hell broke loose and the kids were yelling and grabbing for the home-made rolls. Grandma sat there, eyes closed with a tight squint on her face.

When asked what was the matter, she replied, "I'm just praying for a little patience to handle all these blessings."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Songs for Commercials

video

I VOTED

Now we will see who WINS!

I had to go to Enid this morning to accompany my parents to their doctor appointment. When I left this morning at 6:30AM, there were lines in front of all the voting places. When I reached the church at Morgan Road and N.W. Expressway at 7:10AM the parking lot was full. Lines was across the front of the building twice. It was after 7 so I would think that there should have been some people inside the church. I was really dreading the lines. So after their doctor appointment I then took them to VOTE. There was one other person there at 10:30AM. I made my parents sit at different tables so that they wouldn't cheat. They were voters 183 and 185.

Then we went to eat lunch. I called Kimi at noon, she had to wait in line for an hour. I called Jake at 2PM, he had to wait about 10 minutes. So it was looking good for me. I drove by my voting place on the way home to get Bob and there was not very many cars. So I got my registration card and went back to vote. I walked right in, got my ballets and was out in 10 minutes and was 2198 voter. The front side wasn't really hard. But the back side. YOU HAD TO READ THEM. Then try to figure out what they said. Then I got a special PINK ballot for councilmembers.

So I feel good that I voted for my choice in the election. I want to be on the winning team. Either way it was a good race.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Waiting on Husband

Bob's last Flight From: Minneapolis/St. Paul-Int'l, MN (MSP) To: Oklahoma City, OK ( OKC )

The Flight left the gate at 9:20PM but has not taken off.

So he will be home
Scheduled: 11:29PM
Estimated: 11:29PM

I will leave for airport about 10:30PM. Refreshed the website and then it said 11:22PM. I decided I better go now. Off I went. Got to the airport and on the monitor it said: "DELAYED". I got on my iPhone and looked up the NWA flights. It then said that it was to arrive at 11:17PM. I refreshed again and it said it landed and was not a gate. The monitor said "ON TIME" I waited.

Then I saw the most handsome man coming thru the gate. He looked "MARVELOUS"! I was one happy woman!

Bob insisted on driving. He was flying down 44 and I reminded him that here in USA we DO have traffic laws. He didn't forget how to drive and he has always been a terrific driver.

NYC

Bob called at noon and he is in NYC. He has been texting me. He slept 6 hours on his first flight. Said he was feel pretty good. He had the whole Exit row by himself. That is about as lucky as you can get. He will be back in my arms tonight. I AM SO EXCITED.

Two of My Halloween BatMen

I took some pictures, but my iPhone crashed again, so I went to Apple store and they gave me a new phone. The only thing that I lost was my new pictures, which was just a couple of Halloween ones of Cade. So Kimi eMailed me these two. Hope you like them.