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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Nuttin' Honey

I know it would be nicer for all of you if I could squeeze in regular posts . . . even if they're short.  But, how to write about everything in a SHORT manner?!  I don't DO short!  (Mr. D, my high school English [and favorite] teacher, always wrote, "too wordy" or "too flowery" on top of my essays.)

I'm in at the Roe House each day now.  Well, each day if I'm not home sick or being Bopee on long-ago-planned weekends.

Sunday morning with (not so) Baby Girl and The Peanut.  Good thing Bopee's saved her Barbies all these years!  (Funny how their hair hasn't grown back, though, in all this time!)

We only spent a little time outside, throwing balls off the deck for Maisy.  I didn't want to take the girls on a walk since it was the first weekend of deer season.  The Peanut was generous enough to bring some of her Halloween candy to share:  here they're finishing the one treat they got to have that day.  Baby Girl chose a Tootsie Roll and wasn't quite sure what to think of how it stuck to her teeth!
Work starts at 8:00 these days, and so I have to leave Swamp River Ridge at 6:30 each morning.  This morning, after ignoring the TWO alarms that had been ringing for well over an hour, I finally woke up at 7:15.  Niiiiice.  Great way to come back to work after 1 day off for sickness plus another 2 for previous commitments.

Lastly (sticking to briefer, more frequent posts - yeah, right, we'll see how long this lasts), how much salt is added to roe in order for it to become . . . caviar?!  Yes, I am the salting queen these days.  The winner (person who comes closest) will win . . . I dunno.  Something.  So, how much salt is added to 381 lbs. of roe to make it caviar?  (The main mixer we use holds about 400 lbs. at a time.)

Damn, I forgot . . . and so I've come back to make this addition:

On one of the few days I managed to get into the post office during open hours last week, I picked up my mail and found an unexpected package from one of the bestest people to receive a package from!

Okay, okay, so when I take away all the "specifics", it doesn't look like much more than a blank shipping envelope.  BUT, inside were two gifts for Bopee for NO REASON . . . just 'cause she's (Susan's) a total doll.  I'll have to take a picture of the gifties so you can see 'em.  But, in the meantime, I want to be sure to say, "THANK YOU, Susan!  Your thoughtfulness brought a BIG spot of brightness to my week!  xoxoxoxo"


  1. 13-15 pounds of salt depending on which ratio they use

  2. So glad to hear there is someone else who ignores alarms like I do.

  3. I have no idea how much salt is added, but OMG---your header photo is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Did you sneak up on that fox or you have a good camera?Glad your back to work and all in one piece.

  5. I'd say about 10 lbs. (only I have no idea what I'm talking about). Hope your day's going great. :) I love your new header too!

  6. You know I like your header! :)foxylady

  7. I'm glad you checked in, I'm having a hard time doing that too this year! The Salt Queen LOL.... love the new header pic!

  8. Figured you'd like to get something other than bills in the mail. There was something else I was going to include, but it was still...damp... The picture of the fox is beautiful. You feeling better?

  9. As soon as Qwaynt posted her (ahem) "guess", I sent her an e-mail that said, "NO CHEATING!" So, yes, she is right. Specifically, 381 lbs. of roe requires 13.34 lbs. of salt. Now, admit it, Mrs. Qwaynt, you looked that up, right???? I just can't believe that you knew that off the top of your head! ;)

    Sue, et al, thanks for the kind words re the new header image. Believe me, it would have been a LOT BETTER had it been in focus! Grrr! I took it through the car window, so it wasn't ideal.

    Judy, he was crossing the road as I came around a corner, and he couldn't have been MORE BORED with me! I'll post more (fuzzy) pictures.

    Susan, as I said, you are TOO SWEET! :)


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