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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Rogers Cup @Netbook

I have been watching Tennis all summer and Canada's Roger's Cup is on this week. Serena and Venus Williams played in the first womens semi final earlier today and the second was scheduled for this evening [I am watching now]. ESPN aired the second semi final on WatchESPN.com so I decided to watch from my netbook.


Earlier, I also watched the first men's semi final on ESPN and plan to watch the second [starting at 8:00 pm] later. Not sure if I will move to the television or continue watching from my netbook. With the monitor and speakers the stream of video and audio is pretty good.

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Weekend Activities...

Did not do much this weekend. This is what I had for Lunch today:


  • Being Mary Jane- just found this series. It seems I am late to the party.
  • Tennis: Semi Finals and Finals [later today] for CitiOpen in Washington and West Bank Open in Stanford, CA.
      Movies I have watched this weekend:
    • The Purge
    • The Ghost Writer
    • Lies & Illusions

Found this chair I absolutely love- Avenue Six Curves Tufted Chair. Coffee Fabric. It comes in Chocolate and Coffee. What do you think? I added it to my Amazon Store under Home Furnishings & Kitchen.

Plans for the coming week? Not sure.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

just sitting here...

As she does almost every week during the growing season of Spring, Summer and Fall my mother jumped on her riding mower last evening and mowed the lawn. I used the Black & Decker Weed Wacker she got for Mother's Day in 2013 to edge up some of the borders.

I always like it when the lawn is freshly mowed.


Other things I have been up to?

Washington News? This and that... nothing really to report.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Immersion Blender

I had so many items [i.e., strawberries, whipping cream] leftover from my birthday that I am still trying to get rid of the them. Yesterday, I whipped up the remainder of the heavy whipping cream with the immersion blender. I used sugar and flavoring and topped strawberry shortcakes. This morning, I also used the whip cream in my espresso rather than half and half.


If you don't have an immersion blender and are thinking of getting one-- check out the type that comes with bowl attachment. It is great for mixing up heavy whipping cream. I stored the whole thing in the fridge and though this evening the cream had lost some of its volume- the taste was still great.

I normally use can whipped cream on strawberry shortcake-- but found the whipping cream just as good if not better. I like the bowl because I can mix it all at once instead of a little bit at a time in the cup that also came with my Braun Blender. This Cuisinart is similar to the one I have.

As you can see I have been eating [and drinking] sweets all day. Not much else going on. Researching a legal issue and downloading forms.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brunch Today

This morning, I was up at 7:00 am and had my normal espresso [large cup]. By ten, I was starving so I made and had brunch...


Years ago when I lived in Arlington, VA, a friend and I would go to the JW Marroitt for brunch on Sundays. I loved their omelette station and learned to make them myself by watching their chefs. I always selected ingredients for a Western Style Omelette, however today for my home version, I skip the ham and mushrooms.

The fruit juice? Really a Capri Sun drink [in a pouch] I poured into a juice glass for this post. I normally drink those out of the pouch with the straw. Don't tell anyone.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

went in the bank today...

I had to go to the bank this morning. Rather than the drive in window that I normally use every week, I needed to go in. So I curled my hair and put on pumps [photo shows flip flops but I had on pumps]. Visit not related to settlement payment start.


I rarely get out of the car [drive in teller weekly] if I go out these days, I simply have too much to carry. Remember, I like showing photos when I go out. I used to think I was a victim of mistaken identity. Do you notice the weight gain from the full view? I am going to start working on that.

Happy with the results at the bank, however the early morning hours before I left were awful. I was evil [awakened to early], and it was too hot for the curling irons I used to curl my hair.

When I spoke with the Maryland Business charter office earlier this month, they indicated they logged my renewal application and check on June 25th, 2014 however would not be processing the application until the 22nd. When I woke to find the updated information for my business filing was not on their web site I was a little concerned. I will call Friday [if it has not updated by then] to find out if there is a problem.

Washington news? Not sure what's really going on. Told issues being worked. Nights are hard on me. These are mainly the issues being worked. I am told ACLU involved.

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