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quotePosted at 08:06 on 29th December 2016

Well...... earthboppin. net tonight is reveling in the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrier Fisher....and while Carie Fisher was in all the Star War movies, Debbie Reynolds carreer reads like an volume and an half.....just part of this very strange Christmas Season this year...I know I've been doing things unexplained as to my ususal way of Christmas. I have been rolling with the punches more or less coping with things going on in general. I am taking down the Christmas decorations...but my house looks really bad right now...I think it would help to get some goldcolored table cloths and let the red one go for another year sometime....tha tmight help and go green/gold/black and gray for the rest of winter....and I was placing candles all over tonight as if I really needed them, I wonder whatthe coming weather is going to be. I'm also having this feeling of trying to find Jesus prescence with me also...don't know quite how to explain that one. I've been reading this book on Jewish doctors you know....and until I did I never knew they don't accept Jesus as thier messiah...I find that so very strange...esp with them living in Isreal....I can' tthink of ever really Jesus, he's been with me off and on since I was about 5 years old. I have formally accepted him as my savior also. As I said, it's been an weird Christmas this year....only bits and pieces of it seem to fit my ususal pattern of what Christmas is all about...of what's normal around my house also. Today I cooked all day...why ...cause everything I was cooking was turning out incorrect...so I was having to add and adjust as I cooked.. For instance the potatoes in the scalloped dish refused to cook...you couldn' t bite into them like an  soften scalloped potato and what it should to taste like,so I was adding things like mushroom soup/mushrooms...French's onions that most the time you make an green bean casserole with, added the bacon bits also the boxes came..... with an ended it all with an cheese topping. Nor could I find anything on how long to cook and whole Pork Shoulder Blade roast...and 8 pound one at that...so there was some tweeking on the cooking of it to make sure it was throughly cooked. I ended up cutting off slabs of meat in smaller sizes and cooking it and at the finish, cooked some cinnamon apples, and poured them on top and roasted them an bit to go with everything else...cooked cornbread also...sent the green beans out for the daughter in-law to cook. I was getting kind of tired after being at this nearly all day long.  So I guess I should lay down and forget today in ways...huh!  I don' t see the Pioneer Woman having these kinds of days cooking.  Hawthorn, Nevada in the meantime has had an small swarm of 35 earthquakes today also.  Highest was an over 5 mag, but for the most these were smaller quakes. I go for now and talk later on...have an good evening or whatever, where ever your at... may tomarrow be an better day.

 

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quotePosted at 19:24 on 29th December 2016

Hi Shirley. Belated Happy Christmas, with hopefully a prosperous New Year. You seem to be up against it out there still? Mind you, curiously our 'boiled potatoes' weren't cooked through properly either, a conspiracy of some kind you reckon?

As for the eight pound shoulder blade....ya sure build 'em big out there don't ya!

I find the shoulder blade joint the very worst to carve in any decent manner and reckon it's best 'pulled' as they say nowadays. Wherever did that come from.....'pulled pork', probably a statement made because the person explaining how to cook it couldn't think of a better way to describe it, what say you

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quotePosted at 05:54 on 30th December 2016

I was given the blade roast for delivering breakfast to DEE Dee's mother...and did she ever have an house full of people....I wouldn not normally by anything that big in meat. She was listening to me about how I was going to do Christmas thsi year because meat was so costly, couldn't have our ususal traditonal beef....and I was watching other people how they tackled this also.....Kids had 12 to feed with her sister and family there.  Once n tradition, always an tradition, I took it to the smart ways of the Native Americans....I bought an small boneless roast to slice thinly and cooked it an placed it in an glass dish in the middle of the sterling silver platter and placed an blueberry sauce on top of it, Native Americans used both crushed blueberries, almond flour for their gravy and browned meat drippings..to make the sauce......then all around the outside I bought less costly chuck roast and roasted it to looking like "pulled beef", but I added yellow, grreen, red peppers and onions and fried them to soft and added Fritta sauce and let the meat savor that sauce...those we used like "Wraps" with butter lettace, condoments befitting mexicann style taco's  on thr wraps.....and then kid's cooked my hubby's holiday Ham from his boss also.

The shocker came in tonight looking at the new bedding coming in after the Holidays....they split those bed in bags in two...one has thre comforter, bed skirt, pillow shams and three decorative smaller pillows, fo rthe same price, you have to buy your sheets and pillowcases separately...for the same price....what was $79 is $158 this year. Hug your:" comforter" people....treat it tenderly...it' sno wlike "Gold" almost.. 

I took th ePOrl blade roast and ended up after three hours of coooing it...cutting it big slabs of meat...kept the end cut with the bone fo rhubby and I....after doing the slas of meat for another hour or so, I made an pan of chopped apples and cinnamon with splenda sugar free sweetener, and cooked them to soft...but not fully cooked, added an bit of honey, took the roast slabs out drained off the grease and topped the meat with th eapple mixture and roast it just an bit more, so they'd be done and sent tht out th edoor to the kids....I kep tour slab and boiled  it, an dth emeat just fell off it, added brown gray and let it flavor well, and added it on top of  toasted "texaas Toast" bread tonight for dinner, with cole slaw and cooked half an Yam. (An an brownie for hubby with his coffee).   When done to bone was picked clean as an whistle.  If I had my small saw, I could of sawed down an part of the bone in the middle and made myself my own personal like digger/shovel...scoop. I 've seen the one the native americans have made in the past, which was in it's day...our big cooking spoons these days. They use to carry them with them in their belts for anything they felt needed better clarification while out hunting. Such as certain rocks and gems...pieces of flint for making arrow heads also. Pioneer Woman on Food Network, makes and huge beef brisket...takes her several days just for the marinade...but what great looking tender "pulled beef" for an lot less then an roast per poound. 

I spent the day getting bargains on sale today...two dividers and two table clothes...saved $38 dollars.I got me some pictures also...thrift shop...one's kind fo famous...to go with my brooklyn New York night time city lights, it's an..man...butler, and an woman, maid...both holding umberellas over an other couple out dancing together intimately on the beach...not sexy, just enough pizzaz to let you know something romanctic is going on. I like the picture..use to be quite famous at one time. Details are on the back of the picture also...such as the artist, etc.  So all I have left is the Christmas tree it'self and it's over with..... and we got some VAlentine's Day coming up in that picture I bought.....will go nice with an vase of red roses in Febuary.

With that I go for now,,,small talk...heavy security will be inforced for New Years Eve in New York, they are smelling sulfur fumes down in the San Francisco area since the Nevada quake swarm this last couple of days,...people I don't hear much from have callled unexpectrdly today...wanting to discuss private things betweem just them and me.....hum....calling back during tomarrow and this weekend. Hop eyou all have an good New Yera's EVe, have an drink fo rme also, to better times ahead...must go for now...take care! 

 

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quotePosted at 08:35 on 1st January 2017

Happy New Year EVeryone!.....so glad thsi year is over...but not amiss...I ended it stabbing my hand with an knife cutting avacado's for the super supreme Cheese nacho dish I made...and almost this morning losing my leg with it buckling up on me again, but not quite...still left me some scraps on my shins....and I can't listen to Lionnel Ricthiesing all night long, cause the batteries in my hearind device went out just befor ehe came on...and I rather like thatsong also. But somone let off an big boom outside to tell us it was 2017 now....and I sat up by myself tonight...my sisterhas to go early to church tomarrow, so she went to bed early, my hubby worked all day today re-cycling Christmas Trees, and slipped going out the door thsi morning an falling down....and my son worked all night long to come back this morning to help his dad with his son, to recycle trees also...so I have an long trailer out front with mostly white flocked trees on it, they take an special effort to recycle because of the chemicals they use to flock them....it is snowing up in west Portland tonight, but they don't expect to much accumulation...most of the snow this round is down in southern Oregon to the Northern California area. Dee Dee said she was thinking of coming up, but maybe she didn't because of the snow situation. We got the plastic to cover our front window for thsi winter last night and the two smaller ones downstairs...I'll undo my sheer curtains so they hang straight down and still have an window shade we use in the summer I can lower also if need be...but the east wind starts up by Tuesday night and the rest of the week will barely be in the teens here...then more snow or ice possibly on the weekend...but my guys have enxt weekend for tree recycle also.  We took down our Chrismas tree after dinner watching Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest on TV....and I finish converting the tableclothes to more golden ones to ligthen up the room for over winter...besides the touch of Valendtine's decorations....mostly white/ gold/black/greenery and touches of red for Valentine's DayI took out my excerise equiptment today for the livingroom floor, bike is downstairs... and have my diet pretty much ready to go by Monday...so it's just an "do it Shirley!"....just an bit ago I drank my Daily Cleanse Detox tea...I'm ready for bed...so see you later in 2017...take care and have an good day!  

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quotePosted at 07:51 on 2nd January 2017

Good evening here...good morning over there in England....that's what I did for dinner tonight...started out with Breakfast....four susage patties on buscuits, with sausage gravy, three eggs over easy, one fresh orange sliced up and an extra busicuit spread nicely with Raspberry Jam, and steaming cup of coffee and handed it to hubby coming through the door from re-cycling trees all day out in the cold. Today started out and became my day for rest...I guess I just needed such an day...though I am reading an National Geographic Magazine on Jesus, Christainity and how it's spread across the world. Not to much religious, just mostly information and maps and pictures of historical facts, it's an 124 page read, and I'm more then half way through it now. I did clean the boys room from moving the bird cage out of it, them back into the livingroom for the cold weather coming this week..by the fireplace.. They threw out their bird seed all over the place I might add...but had no room to set up my Christmas tree with their cage where it was at. Had an nice fire in the fireplace earlier tonight also.Thisi week is cold, into the teens day and night. I weighed myself last night...I've gained 3 pounds since Thanksgiving, I need to take off plus at least another 7 more to wear my clothes better. All the new season shows apparently come on Jan 7th onward....such as Treehouse Masters, Alaskan Bush people, Also Lost Tresure of Oak Island has already started thier new Season..see what others it brings as time goes on this week. There's an new show coming callled "Victoria" also about Queen Victoria. Withj the books I need to finish, the little projects I need to do, the diet, and watching these shows, I'll be just as busy reguardless of the weather outside. With that...guess it's time to go to bed...and I promise not to shoot an gun in the air and yell..."wakey..wakey" like they do on the Alaskan Bush people show. I hope to see an few more survival shows, cause they are running out of primitive ideas I have an funny feeling...to show people how to live off the land...just the same, I've learned an lot from everyone. So talk to you tomarrow...have an good day everyone!. 

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quotePosted at 16:16 on 2nd January 2017

You haven't mentioned your New Years' resolution Shirley! Now let me guess, what might it be hum, err maybe promise to sit with hubby downstairs and enjoy his company, rather than cooking in the kitchen?

Or maybe save him the trouble of clearing and sweeping the yard, you know anything to help him because we blokes need all the help going.

Maybe help him fix the truck, or dig the veggies

C'mon you know you want to help him...lol

Waiting for the flak now

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quotePosted at 20:40 on 3rd January 2017

Yess, he is pretty busy most the time, but with his shoulder pulling itself out of his arm socket,  he's taking things an bit more easier these days...they think it's to late to be able to do anything otherwise to help help him....I tell him, you know, wear long sleved thermals for arm support, not to tight, but ones give some solid help in the arm for moving.

Both him and Randy (neighbor) were out taking down their Christmas lights most of yesterday....just in time for the east wind. Some people are still turning on their outdoor Christmas ligths also. We see to it that the work si an littleeasier to do for both of us these days. 

You know, I didn' t make any New Year's regulations... as when I took out the loan recently....there goes my whole check every month this year. I did finally order some hearing aids though...and hope they are as wonderful as is described.  Should be delivered by the end of this week or early next week sometime. St least will close up my ears to that cold wind blowing.

I finished the National Geo book on Jesus and Christianity...they never went out on the limb to much, but gave basic information....it really started though with the building of churches across Europe. They didn't go an lot into the Templar Knights either in this story...mostly politics of the day though. Who was doing what and why for the most part. So finsished off 129 pages of reading so far, time to think about making the spagheti tonight with the warm French bread I guess. I'm still moving things back in theri palce though all through the house. Get my craft supplies back downstairs also. 

I would like to lose about 17 pounds more to lock in the clothes I bought last year...that's not an resolution, that's an"has to be" more likely. I am getting back more of my hair from those thyroid supplements so I guess in part Hobson was right...but it's not exactly as yet free flowing hair...he said that hair loss is an sign of thryroid problems...and it's not unusal for people as they age to need an little help in this area.  I was cyber attacked so badly last night...didn't sleep at all all night long...as JohnL and others say...sleep deprivation is used as an kind of torture technique physically to one's body. He said he tried "shielding" with metal at one time it got so bad for him, but just being on the go kind of helps it..in ways...he says "Christain shielding" helps an lot or working with God to get rid of them....God seems to know how to direct the energeries other where. Of course they don' t want me leaving my house also..cause they can't work me over as badly. That's what Randy does to Joyce...he takes her and they leave for an undisclosed designation for an day or so to get away from here. Anne says she took it to an Shaman, she says we are correct, it's an source of frequencies they use...mostly Elf or Ulf waves. They have come out with an canopy for one's bed that's made out of tiny steel wires to ward off this kind of nonsense these daysfor us "sensitives". Didn' tmention the price, so it's probably very expensive, in this case that gal in question was going to college and living in an dorm not to far from an cell phone tower. She was saying that they even liine under the bottom of the bed, besides sides and top...and then she had an guy come out to measure the frequencies to makesure they didn't distrub her sleep. Drinking some diet soda pop right now to settle down my stomach, so best get going for now and lay down an bit I guess. Not much else I can do with this crap going on. Talk to you all later on...sunny day and very codl outside with those cursed east winds blowing. Have mn of the shades pulled shut right now also...what were your New Year's Resolutions Ron?....and the predictions are just now coming out for next year also...I'll have to see if I can find some of them perhaps. Will talk to you all alter on...still plenty to do around the house here...take care!

 

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quotePosted at 07:11 on 4th January 2017

Tonight is interesting...it's an find the "lost" night. To begin with found the $8,000 Metafomin prescription that was missing, now if I can find the missing credit card......but on "Lost tresure of Oak Island" tonight digging around with metal detectors on the ground, they feel they found an British outpost encampment maybe....they found sic coins, one had King George II on it, which dates it to the 1700's era, and they found some kind of bar of led they use to melt down to make bullets, and something that looked like an seal for somone's name....and at the istprical museum, theyfound an book that likewise was written by someone back in the early days of the island that agrees with an coded stone they found...2 million dollars is buried in the land, and on an map it says it's the booty from Capt Kidd..pirate...so things are looking up tonight. AS they looked over the book of who owed what in the area, they mentioned the fact that the land owners name appeared on them...how I wish I could know if they had an Joshua Davis up there as in the military men. I believes he was Elizabeth Keith (father Reverand James Keith of Virginia) and her first husband was Joshua Davis, they say of him he remained an "Tory" during the Rev. War...he mustered out of New York with the British to go north into Canada. She later remarried James Glenn in North CArolina...and later an James Diever from Maryland.. Something tells me this story has more to it then just an "Tory" sholdier of the day.Most of them had connections with the founding fathers and the Masonic Lodge also....and Scottish leanings also. If indeed they find anything to do with Jesus genealogy there earlier...these people woudl know. James Diever married an "harper" girl that worked for our Larkins family and she ent on to live in Denver, Colorado in earlier days. But the name may bo been originally "Seiver" Gov. John Sevier of TEnnessee at one time also. It was his private paid and stocked militia that in 1794 was killed by Cherokee Indians....so hsi records will never be in federal records of the military. Anway, whomever thought of this writing on maps the names of the land owners and those whom preserved those maps....have given us highly valued sources for history that mere people can' t not change in how they want things to read. The Davis family has already had that happen you know back east. When I went back to Illinois....I found teh DAvis were amoung the first in the area, thier housewas an block house to white people during Indian raids...where they went for safety....and later I found an article written by one of the Davis children in that area...what thsi boils down to is the records I have for my grandmotherElizabeth Davis with Latter day Saints Church records...of being in the house hold of John Davis, tells me that shewas there under the protection of Joshua's brother until she did remarry.  Elizabeth Ann Davis was in church records of my generaltional  grandfather's when he acted as an elder of the church in the area....his dad is said to been the James killed by the Cherokee in Tennessee.....his mother supposedly remarried  Benjamin F. Clark , and her maiden name was Mary McAdoo..(McADow)....his brother "John"would later help marry get an land deed not to far from where the Larkins family lived in Illinois....so it is I think, my William E. Larkins most likely was raised by his grandfather, Rev.. Samual McAdoo, founder of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church/College in Kentucky....one of hsi father's brothers was an Thomas Larkin of Maryland..callled one of the three bishops of the early Methodist church in it's day.....he married an "Hilles" family and they are into and this entire family into my husband's family also...Lawson side went to both, the Baptist and the Methodist.... Maryland started out Catholic. I have been watching this show now for almost 3 years to learn more out about the history of the area. I wonder if they will ever find the "booty" they are looking for and if it will contain something in records....that Francis Bacon is Queen Elizabeth's child...as well as possibly the real writer of William Shakespear's writings. Berry's were married into the Hanks family that also became Pres. Abe Lincoln's wife. Not anything written so far like this about them as yet...but I've been following them for years on end to discover this much about them....and those names on old maps shoud be preserved into antiquity for all. The HIlles also married the Lawson family also...but another Larkin line then this one, his brother JOhn Larkin married Sarah McAdoo..and they are also cousins's of the Major Robert Lucus lineage also.

Sissy came over to stay with us an couple of days as we have black top road and she has to go to work at 4 am in the morning...she looked so tired and listless when she came over, I got up with her at 3am this mornign for breakfast, and when she came home she slept most the day, took an bath and washed her hair and she looks right down spiffy tonight, she's much more relaxed tonight also... and seems in such an better mood...happier. Let's face it, she needs her grandma and grandpa...she knows she's very special to us. WE love all our grandkids, and thier parents also....we hope in some way we do make thier lives better. I must get going for now, but keep watching thsi TV series in hopes they find what they would like to find...they have already socked 2 million dollars into it. Talk to everyone later on...be good...have an good day also.!

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quotePosted at 12:57 on 4th January 2017

Sorry for being a bit late popping round, yet, things are a bit hectic and we have been having soooo much snow as of late here. We expect almost 2 more feet by tomorrow after having almost 3 feet in the last 2 days., I am also preparing to get my notary license here. I understand that in London one needs to go thru the Dean of Westminster Abbey to obtain a notary ! ( me thinks that would be really worth while!)

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quotePosted at 09:09 on 5th January 2017

It's so good to see you here Richard....I see they worked over my post up above...whomever doesn' t want me tosay anything about the history I know...because they want to control the family...esp "ME". 

 

Well, I have pictures of the snow right now up at Government camp(Mt Hood)...it's right up to the steet light bulbs.WE have had more snow this year then I can think of in an long time, and schools and buses are an real issue in the hills between Sandy and lower Mt. Hood area's where it's hilly and ravines and creeks all over the place. My son came an borrowed ourt litle snop plow/blower last weekend. When we got an dusting of it, kids had six inches out where they live, my grandson's been shoveling snow on school days off for the old folks in the area.We are to geet some more this weekend before it breakd down and leaes our area...and they guys still have another weekend of Scout Christmas Tree recycling to do also, before that's done for this year. You know California's answer to their homelss were to send them up here...many of those people have no idea how to cope with winter. Homeless on the streets are being helped by anyone that can do it...and we had another one found dead on the street, in temperatures in the teens...no coat on. No nothing, just his T-shirt..cause of death was Hypothermia..exposure to the weather..I think the answer here is to jail the ones on drugs or drunk..take the ones with medical issues to area hopstials for help...and thr rest...as long as teh schools ar closed down...put the rest of the homeless in thier gyms...and let them have access to the kitchen for soup lines and teh bathrooms, and maybe the libraries...until they reopen the schools for the kids. I don' tknow if this would require an act of congress, but every place usually has an school across this  country....with these facilities. These people are dying...it is our "shame" as Americans to let it keep going on when something can be done about it. Yes, I have on my coveredlawn swing...on my porch...with an string of Christmas lights....the inside of the swing has  two sleepiong bags and hanging up above is body warmers good for 12 hours and hand warmers, an whole packet of them...and there's an  small propane cooking stove...and there's elecricity....not to mention also an church near by with an free food pantry within about  three or four blocks away...and on bus route into downtown Portland...but we just opened an women's shelter...and another one just opened up in Beaverton also.. They are letting them camp in tents along side the Portland Rescue building and food vendors are taking hot food, blankets, coats and such to them outside also...our problem is we have so many of them up here from California...they say about 16,000 total...ones not here they re-routed up to Seattle. See why I said the school gyns to me are an viable answer to this problem...they have to keep them heated if they close down the school for the day anyway. Lock the class rooms up so no one can get in them, maybe have couple security guards on duty night and day...let them lay on mats in the gym to sleep on if they don't bring something with them. They would have food/bathrooms/library maybe to keep them busy reading books and magzines...quick overnight stay. You have no idea of the kids here locally that in these conditions have ended up at my house with parents wealthier then I ever was needing help. You know, school got out early because o fthe snow... and they can't go home until 5 pm such situation...mom and dad never gave them a key to get inside. But anyway...so goes. I am glad when treh snow is deep, our Scouts are taught how to build igloo's more oe less or snow caves. I don' tmind tereling you...buy an none edged cookie sheet...they cut the best blocks out of snow to make igloos out of...then seal them with an candle so they don' t leak...our boys build their's up higher and no tn the ground...coverd them with an tarp...and used an foam matress on to of themselves with sleeping bags and heavy blankets...the more the people in them, the warmer they will be inside. But if you have an small can with threr wick candle in it or cook stove they can be heated.... if you don' t over do it and melt your igloo. Survival show on TV...real eskimo's...they now cut pie shaped boards to make an tipi with, lock together and cover it with an tipi tied down with furs and rainproof tarping...and inside they have an fire pit. 

Glad to hear your working on you notary requirements...hope all goes well there. Got many people in our families that have had this education and gotten their licsence...for  many many generations also. It's late, but yes, we could stand an little less snow perhaps...we are 118 percent of normql right now....I'm headed off to bed an bit before everyone starts getting up for tomarrow...Happy New Year to you also...come in an see us more often...tell us what your up to these days....always good to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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