Jun 302013

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Day 2 of my two-week “staycation” and so far all is ordinary.  We ran up to Parker, AZ (35 minutes each way) to pick up a few extra extra groceries and a case of water. I took this one of our groceries while  standing in line, which we did for an extra-ordinary amount of time. It looked like the shortest line… did not realize that the food on the conveyor ahead of  us was divided into separate sales with separate food vouchers, which the cashier had trouble running. After awhile, we put the above  groceries back in our cart and moved to a new register. If there is a slow line, I am an expert at picking it!

Anyway, here are some of ordinary groceries. Strawberries and Blueberries were on sale 2 for $5.

Jun 302013

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I miss growing my own tomatoes… grocery store tomatoes are so tasteless, even the vine-ripened ones. However, these “ugly” heirloom tomatoes are about as close to garden fresh as can be found.

Jun 292013

liquid 1736
Today is the first day of my two week “staycation.” While there are plenty of things that I want to do/see on my list, today was a quiet day… we went out for a brunch at a Mexican place down the street and had Huevos Rancheros. We are in the midst of a heat wave (temperatures were about 114F when we went to brunch and reached 120F at 5pm)… and this lemonade sure hit the spot!

Mar 172013

bread pudding 1696

I never remember to take a picture of the bread pudding before we dive into it and with two people nibbling away at it, it goes very fast.  Carl and I have been watching our calories for the last 7 months and we both are slimmer for it.  But sometimes we like to have a treat, and if we share it is only half the calories…

Mar 172013


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This is the woman who made the man in the canoe (see previous photo). I don’t know either of them, but they do represent the general population here in this small town, which is mostly senior citizens.  This photo is taken in the Mountain Quail Restaurant and from her signature on the canoe, her name is Mary Seely.