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RE: New member introduction

Welcome, Brian. Looking forward to sharing tales of camping adventures.
Wanderlost 10/26/20 10:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: What goes around......

Oh, wow. I remember that cheesecake. I can alter the recipe for a diabetic safe version, no sweat. Looking forward to that one.
Wanderlost 10/26/20 10:03pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Darn clouds obscured the shower. Sigh. Blue norther blew in today. Went from a high around 80 to 43 and windy within a couple hours. At least we got 9/100" rain, but the wind was so strong it dried it up, so it didn't do much good. Before the rain hit, Czarny walked me three times. Got quite a few steps done, according to my FitBit. He's not been real happy with the weather change; can't get his human to go outside now... Saw a beautiful 6-point buck across the road. Hope he survives hunting season. Speaking of the cat, it's play time. Guess I'll pull out the red dot and tire him out. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 10/26/20 09:36pm RV Pet Stop
RE: What goes around......

My sister had a Labor Day dinner, and decided to have each of us bring a dish that was popular the year we were born. So for 1952, I found a Sangria Gelatin Ring. It was so freakin' good that it's landed on our holiday dish list. I posted it in a separate thread a couple weeks ago.
Wanderlost 10/22/20 02:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Root Beer

Just ordered the Zatarains root beer concentrate. Most of the "sugar-free" concentrates out there actually contain sucralose or maltodextrin, which are not recommended for diabetics. I love, love, love root beer, and I'm looking forward to making my own.
Wanderlost 10/22/20 02:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

That's exactly what we've experienced here, Magnus, including the noses down at our local cuisine. Most of our full time makeup is also retired military, educators, and medical. It's sometimes amusing, more often a tad irritating, to have some city type waltz in here acting like we're less educated/worldly than that city punk. The reality is we've lived far more exciting and diverse lives than the ones looking down on us, and we landed here for the peace and quiet. We rather cherish how quiet it can be out here, when the tourists aren't here in such droves. The county depends on tourism, though, so here at the lake we have lots of vacation rentals. In the county seat, they restrict vacation rentals, especially in the older neighborhoods and the more densely packed ones, simply to keep parking issues at a minimum. It's working so far. The county seat will probably go over 100,000 population in a couple years, so big city issues have already cropped up, and the city and county commissioners are only now understanding that they can't keep doing the small town things. I'm glad we're well away from town, even with the tourists mucking up the weekends all summer. More of us than not have sufficient acreage to not have to listen to our next door neighbors' antics -- although I really enjoyed the mariachi band just down the hill and across from our fence late last summer... Czarny's back on the porch with yet another grasshopper. Between him eating all but a leg, and the bitty ants hauling away said leg, the hopper population is way down. One thing I've not seen this year at all are the dung beetles. With all the deer, fox and raccoon poo being deposted all around, one would think we'd see them frequently. Maybe I'm not looking at the right time. Still have several hummingbirds hanging around, although they're not feeding near as frequently at the feeder. I guess we have sufficient hummingbird appropriate plants to keep them going until they finally migrate. We were supposed to have the monarch migration through here this week and next, but I've not seen any. Other butterflies, yes. Really makes me want to move forward on the hummingbird and butterfly garden, but the big expense there is the deer fence we'll have to erect before even trying to plant, and it won't be cheap. Sigh. The shrub rosemary is already starting to bloom. It blooms normally from November into January. Absolutely lovely bluish-light purple blooms. We didn't know this variety even had blooms when we planted it -- we were just trying to cover up a flat rock ledge in the middle of the lawn -- and now they are our favorite plants. We do absolutely nothing to them and they thrive, and the deer don't eat them. It's warm enough to go swimming now, so I'll do that. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 10/22/20 02:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Jose Cuervo (You Are A Friend Of Mine) - Shelly West
Wanderlost 10/22/20 01:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Pine cleanser
Wanderlost 10/22/20 01:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

Ash and SMOKE -- Howard Shore
Wanderlost 10/19/20 01:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Fast meals
Wanderlost 10/19/20 01:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Junk Food Breakfast Cereals

I remember eating cold cereal. I preferred Grape Nuts, Raisin Bran, Wheat/Corn/Rice Chex, Shredded Wheat, and plain Cheerios. If I wanted them sweet, I always preferred to do it myself. I used to eat Cheerios for a snack, out of the box, no milk. But with diabetes, even plain Cheerios are not good. Just about all the main grains will cause a glucose spike, so I avoid them, except for the occasional bowl of hot oatmeal with butter. Add lots of butter and I don't really miss the sweetener anymore. On rare occasions, I can find a muesli mix out of mostly nuts and seeds and no sugar added, and I have that for breakfast. I'm good for the day, then, not needing anything else until the evening. Do miss the cereal at times, though.
Wanderlost 10/19/20 01:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: I've Rediscovered Butter

"Real butter", from a farmer, without preservatives, will turn rancid if left out, and, in fact, will turn rancid if refrigerated, albeit after a longer period of time. Having grown up with "home made" butter I have seen it turn nasty. I wonder what people in the past did with fresh butter before refrigeration, or even milk for that matter? Just curious. :@ Some folks had spring houses, where they built a shed over a spring and stored butter, etc. in the coolness of either the building or the water itself. My grandparents stored the dairy products down in the well. If they had excess milk, they made cheese and aged it in the well, and later in a spring house. The key was they didn't leave raw dairy products laying around very long, but consumed them quickly.
Wanderlost 10/19/20 12:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I don't remember if I mentioned tis or not. Monday the doctor told me I had Parkinson disease. It's in its; early stages so he felt the meds would work well for me. I don't have tremors yet and may not if the meds do their job. Spousal Unit has Parkinson's. So far, the medications have kept him stable enough to live normally, as long as he keeps exercising. Doc is one of the leading Parkinson's researchers, and told SU to walk, walk, walk. He does shake, especially when tired, and since it's centered in his right leg, I don't let him drive the RV anymore. That's fine, I like driving it, and he's a wonderful ground guide. He does okay with his car for short local trips, but anything else, I drive. I hope the meds work as well for you as they do for SU.
Wanderlost 10/19/20 12:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

It warmed back up, so much so that we might be able to get back into the pool again today or tomorrow. That jerry-rigged solar pool heater, with the pool cover, are doing a great job of retaining heat. That's good, because that elliptical machine is killing us. Where we can work out for an hour or so in the pool and not really feel it, five minutes on the machine is about all we can take in one session, and that's on the lightest setting. Wow. We'll be working our way up a little at a time. Since we live in a vacation area, where a lot of high income folks own vacation properties and/or retire here, our thrift store has a higher class of donations than the typical thrift store. My family has scored some amazing stuff there, from older to mid-century high class/quality furniture, to Wagner and Griswold cast iron, to dress clothes for unexpected functions, to the Fiestaware we use, etc. I frequently have seen items at an estate sale show up at the thrift store, and have helped heirs clear out and haul to the thrift store when they can't be bothered to have an estate sale. It's worked out beautifully for the local charities and folks who can buy higher quality stuff they could never otherwise afford. Czarny's been literally bouncing in and out today. He nearly tripped me a little while ago, which I don't need. Nothing like an exuberant cat having a great time. In fact, it's way too nice to be inside. Think I'll let the cat take me for another walk. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 10/19/20 12:34pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Well, the last couple weeks heated back up, and with the pool heater and the pool cover, the water got back into the mid-80s, so we got in some really good workouts. Then, last night, a cold front moved in. Low was in the low 60s and today's high will only be 70, with a 20mph wind. So the pool's not going to be warm enough for a few days, until the temps warm up again. I'm wearing long pants again. Sigh. Meanwhile, we decided to get an elliptical machine, so we can continue to work out inside when it's too cold to be in the pool. I like how it doesn't affect any joints, so Spousal Unit will be able to use it, in spite of his severely arthritic big toe. As in the pool, I'll just turn on my audio book and work out through 3 or 4 chapters. Who knows? I might even be able to get off this plateau and start losing weight again. Even though it's windy, Czarny is loving it outside. He's been charging back and forth between the north porch/deck and the grass over to the Class A, in general being silly; even insisted I take him for a long walk around the house, garage and Fifth Wheel (brrrr). Just now came inside for a drink and a probable nap. I was back volunteering at the library a couple weeks ago. That went well, just me in the back room, checking in and quarantining books, then cleaning everything I touched -- even interaction with the two staffers was from quite a distance. On Wednesday, the library emailed all the volunteers that a staffer had tested positive for COVID-19 that day, and the library is closed for two weeks. Gave the dates the staffer was on duty, but not the times, so I have no idea if she was there during the time I was working. Given it's been over two weeks since I worked there, and I feel perfectly fine, I'll just stay home until next week to be sure. Not like I had anything special to do off property, anyway. As part of the continuing saga of sorting through SU's late mom's stuff, I've been researching her high quality costume jewelry for values. I print those off and include in the bag with that item, so our local thrift store can decide whether to sell it locally, or sell it online for what would no doubt be a much higher price. All the thrift store proceeds go to our local community resource and recreation charity, and I'm firmly in the "get as much as they can" camp. Even so, they sell most stuff at about 70% less than it goes for on various auction sites, and they really turn over inventory. Anyway, doing the research has been quite fun, and I've been astonished at how collectable some of this stuff is. When I'm not self-quarantined anymore, I'll haul it over, then celebrate that extra square cubic foot of space we'll have...and just might have another volunteer job, doing this research for them. Well, Czarny wants to go for another walk. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 10/16/20 10:59am RV Pet Stop
RE: I've Rediscovered Butter

We use pure butter, or butter that we blend with extra virgin olive oil to make it more easily spreadable. We decided years ago that we would not be eating things we cannot pronounce, so no margarines for us. Our cholesterol levels are just fine.
Wanderlost 09/28/20 12:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sangria Gelatin Ring

I agree. These gelatin dishes are light and refreshing, and if using the sugar-free flavors, are much, much safer for diabetics. I also like to make savory gelatin dishes, using plain gelatin. A nice salmon "mousse" is on this week's list of things to try, as soon as I can find Mom's old recipe.
Wanderlost 09/28/20 12:01pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

Since tourism is the mainstay around here, there are more and more vacation rentals cropping up. For years now, over 60 percent of the houses here have been permanent residents, with the remainder vacation homes. I suspect the percentages of vacation homes/rentals to permanent residents just might be about to change. Be interesting to see how that all falls out. We have a mesh top on each barrel. This is the second time a raccoon has fallen in and could not get back out through the mesh. I think it needs a better top... It's a lovely sunny day, but the wind is howling from the north. High will be about 74, but with the wind so strong, it feels kinda nippy. Looks like a long pants day. We cleaned and put the pool cover on yesterday, hoping to retain some heat (and water), and then maybe the solar heating system can bring the pool back up to swimming temperature. With the wind, most likely won't be today... Don't think I'll be lounging on the deck, either. Well, off to do something semi-useful. Later, y'all.
Wanderlost 09/28/20 11:50am RV Pet Stop
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

lung capacity
Wanderlost 09/25/20 12:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Song Post - Part Three

'Cross The Green MOUNTAIN - Bob Dylan
Wanderlost 09/25/20 12:52pm Around the Campfire
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