Glenn's Home!He had a wonderful time on the
Snake River. One side of the water is Washington State, the other is Idaho.
What a beautiful setting. Glenn said the Autumn colors were fantastic.
They even saw rams climbing the steep cliffs along the waterside.
Glenn caught a few fish. The photo below shows Glenn with his Steelhead. A salmon was also caught which was a "Native" so had to be put back. The weather was spectacular, look at the lighting!I am happy he had fun,
but happier to have him home :-)
When we were kids we'd go to my Aunt Jean's house around Halloween time. The field before San Pedro Boulevard always had the
petroleum tank painted like a big
Here's a picture of the painted tank.
I thought you would enjoy as I reminisce. A HAPPY HALLOWEEN to my brothers Louis (Florida) and John (Singapore) and my cousins Donna (Etna) and Kathy (Australia.) Michael (in Heaven) was with us
then, he's smiling down along with his mom, my Aunt Jean (in Heaven.) Uncle Matt (Yreka) was a fisherman, we didn't see him much in those days. We are blessed that he is still with us and still longing for the sea.
Along with the photo I found the following text -
"The Worlds Largest Pumpkin"
For 54 years, ConocoPhillips (yes, the Petrochemical company) has turned out the World’s Largest Jack-O-Lantern: a 3-million gallon storage tank, located at the ConocoPhillips Los Angeles refinery, all dressed up like a pumpkin.
To get the pumpkin ready for public viewing takes more than 100 gallons of paint. And refinery engineers estimate a real pumpkin of this size would be make 26,800,000 pies.
The refinery is located at 1660 West Anaheim Street, Wilmington, California.
The Jack-O-Lantern is open to the public on October 30th-31st, from 6-9 pm.
I had an enjoy-
able day with friends.
Earlier today, I was with my friend Jeanie.
We went up to Brookings, a seaside port
which is 30 minutes north in Oregon.
We had a funky yet yummy lunch in the harbor at a place called "Fely's Cafe & Laundromat." Fely is the name of the nice Filipino woman who owns the place.
In the evening my friend Pennye and her family invited me over for dinner and to see her two new kittens.
She wanted my help brainstorming names for the kitties however she won't know if they are girls or boys until they see the vet. We came up with some names - Fred and Wilma, Thelma and Louise, Blossom, Spooky, Ebony. Before I had left Jeanie's house - she ask for me to toss her suggestion into the ring, Ward and June Clever! We all laughed - I would love to call a cat "Ward." Katie, Pennye's daughter, wanted the black one to be Midnight - which is perfect - it's pitch black. The tabby may be named Tiger Lilly if it's a girl. Before I left their house "Midnight" stalked a mouse toy and started growling - maybe his name should be Hunter...
We'll find out the gender news tomorrow :-)
Oh Goody Goody! Glenn comes home tomorrow! YAY!! :-)
My mom is the best.
Only us kids can appreciate all
that she went through for us, and looking through our eyes, we only know a fraction of the sacrifice.
We love you Mom!
from your biggest fans.
Louis, John and Nancy
Still missing my Sweetie.
He just called and he and his friend Mike are having a good time.
They will start on their way to WA tomorrow,
then Glenn will head south towards home on Thursday morning.
Today I did service at the church.
Service lifts me up every time.
I started a project to paint a sandwich board for the Christmas Bazaar. It'll take a few days due to the layers of colors. I'll post a picture this weekend when it's done.
Meanwhile back at the lodge, I am working on chores, laundry and such.
It's a chilly Autumn day -
and I have my pink fuzzy slipper on...
Off to peel some apples.
Take good care!
Today I made Soup.
A man in our church was ill and I took a portion to his home. The rest was for a potluck for our monthly bible study group. The soup was a big hit!
I doubled the recipe below and oops forgot the corn, but it was delicious none the less :-)
1 15-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
1-3/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 pound ground turkey (or beef)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten to mix
1 cup fresh frozen corn kernels
1 tablespoon lime juice
In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and half the jalapenos and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini,1 1/2 teaspoons of the oregano and 1/4 teaspoon of the cumin and cook, stirring, until the zucchini starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
Add the broth, water, tomatoes, 1 1/4 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper; bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey (or beef,) garlic, the remaining jalapeno, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1 tablespoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, the bread crumbs, and the egg. Shape the mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
Add the meatballs and corn to the soup and simmer until the meatballs are just done, about 30 minutes.
Optional: Stir in the lime juice.
Thanks to "We [heart] Food" for the recipe