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About ger_77

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About Me

  • Location
    Saskatoon, Canada
  • Interests
    Cruising, Dining, Family-ing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Eastern Mediterranean

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  1. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I've always been a book lover - something I've instilled in our son as well, and look forward to a time when we can gather at weddings so we can polka (and waltz) the night away! I love the meal suggestion, but can't imagine making an entire meal of cucumber and hummus. I've got a small beef roast ready to put in the toaster oven for this evening; along with baked potatoes and cucumbers in vinegar will be our dinner tonight. And wine. I must tell you, Sochi lived it up with a great exuberance yesterday celebrating International Cat Day, and needed to have a nap on the deck as we were having dinner. Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do. It's great seeing a celebration list as well - in these strange times, it seems we don't always have a lot to celebrate. Stay well, be safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  2. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! It's always International Cat Day at our house - we've only ever had 1 at a time, but they've always been pampered. Here's a pic of our Sochi; her chaise is actually made of corrugated cardboard, but it looks quite regal. I love the dinner suggestion for tonight - I'm sure I have a couple of chicken breasts in the freezer that I could cut in strips for skewers. That along with leftover Tex-Mex salad will make a great dinner for us on a hot August night. And wine. Prayers for those who need them - Joy, special prayers coming your way for Allen's return to good health, and for your strength seeing him through - and for those who don't think they do. Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  3. We had to do the same thing with our DIL, as there were people lined up all over to see the ship depart. It was her first cruise, and she didn't know what to expect, but was blown away by everyone yelling and waving at the ship. I'm glad it's one of her first memories of cruising. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  4. Sending prayers and good vibes for safety for all involved. Fires scare me because they are so unpredictable. Please stay safe. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  5. That's the same recipe I used - DH loved it, and asked how soon I'd be making more. LOL As did yours; mine was a little darker, as the temperature at the rear of the toaster oven is a bit hotter than the front. Another 5 minutes and it would have burned, so I caught it in time. Next time I'll adjust accordingly. Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  6. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I love lighthouses, because it means I'm by the sea, and we've usually gotten there by cruise ship. @richwmn I have to tell you, the tomato pie was a hit - although it looks burnt in the photo, it was just a crispy brown (or I wouldn't have served it). There were only crumbs of pastry in the pie plate at the end of the evening. It's definitely going in my "make again" book. Tonight's dinner is going to be a repeat of last night's, as there were lots of leftovers - when DH fires up the barbecue, we always make extra. And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do. Be well, stay safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  7. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Who among us wouldn't love to be able to wiggle our toes in the powder-like sand of Half Moon Cay while brushing our teeth today? Speaking of teeth, Roy, I hope your extraction goes smoothly, with no need for a follow-up visit. Hubby has to head to the denturist, as he broke off a tooth from his partial plate. I guess the money I saved on my sewing machine will go to his repair. . . We're having a friend over for dinner tonight - we haven't been together since early January - and I've just decided to add tomato pie to the menu. We're grilling pork chops with a coffee/apricot barbecue sauce, dilled potatoes, a Tex-Mex salad, and now the tomato pie as well. Dessert will be chocolate cake with a bit of whipped cream and fresh raspberries. And wine. Thank goodness we have a barbecue and a good sized toaster oven on the patio and deck, so we don't have to heat up the house. Prayers for all who need them, and even for those who don't think they do. Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  8. I couldn't see it in the original post, only when another person quoted it and left the post intact. Great photo, though! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  9. Halleluiah, great cause for celebration; I'm toasting the two of you as we speak! Do you deliver ? ? ? Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  10. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Work like a dog day - seriously, that's what DH and I did yesterday, tearing down the wooden storage shed and cleaning up all the debris. It's a million times harder than sewing masks! Speaking of them, my sewing machine is all fixed and ready to be released from its hospital; the damages only amounted to $100, which totally surprised me. Maybe the guy felt sorry for me because I've been making masks to donate,(about 400 so far) I'm not sure, but I thought I'd have to pay at least 3 or 4 hundred. I love the suggestion for an easy seafood salad; I'm pretty sure I've got all the ingredients in the house, so accompanied by a nice crusty bread, that's likely going to appear on our dinner table this evening. And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who don't think they do. Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  11. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I'm a little late to the party - had a bit of a sleep-in! I send prayers to the Coast Guard folks, especially those on the East coast who will be taking care of issues during Mother Nature's latest hissy fit. I love chocolate chip cookies, while DH loves raisin, so there's never an issue of him eating the last one. LOL I'm on a mask-making hiatus because I accidentally sewed over a metal nose piece and schmucked up my sewing machine, (it's in the sewing machine hospital as we speak), so I'm relegated to helping DH deconstruct and rebuild a storage shed in our yard. With that in mind, I'm thinking our dinner tonight is going to be leftover pulled pork made into sandwiches, along with some leftover coleslaw. And wine. Speaking of wine, a friend of mine sent this to me yesterday - I thought some of you might get a kick out of it; she said for me to substitute "Cardboard O". Prayers for all those who need them, and also for those who don't think they do. Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  12. If you received a reply with an additional email to contact, I'd do that - it means somebody actually saw your posting. You have nothing to lose at this point. Good luck, and let us know how this turns out! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂
  13. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! Over the years, I've met a few wonderful assistance dogs, and I've yet to meet a watermelon I didn't like! DH isn't a fan of sweet potatoes, so tonight's dinner suggestion won't be appearing on our table; I think we'll grill a few smokies and have them along with a simple coleslaw (as opposed to Killer Coleslaw). And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them (and even those who don't think they do); living on the "frozen tundra" we never have to worry about hurricanes, volcanoes, or earthquakes. When we hear of such events happening around the world, we're reminded how lucky we really are. Sure, our winters are long and harsh, but that's the price we pay, and it's pretty minimal. Be safe, stay well ! ! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  14. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! What a great bunch of days all in one - forgive a friend and enjoy an ice cream sandwich together! @Seasick Sailor I love your quote to pick one, good advice. I have a lot of time on my hands right now because in the middle of my mask sewing yesterday, I accidentally ran the needle over the metal nose piece and broke a piece holding the needle. I took the machine to a repair shop, but with the long weekend, they won't even get to look at it until Tuesday, and if it needs a part they don't have . . . grrr. It looks like I'll now have time to help DH build a storage shed in the back yard - more bonding time. LOL It's a little cooler here today, but we grilled up a bunch of burgers yesterday, so that's what will be on our menu tonight with side salads. And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them, and even for those who think they don't. Be well, stay safe! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂🙂 Gerry
  15. Good morning, thanks for the Daily! I'm grateful for the girlfriends I have (I had a boy friend for about 35 years; we knew we could count on each other in times of need, but sadly, he passed), and cherish the friendships and memories made over the years. I've played Mahjong on my iPad, but never a "real" game - the computer one is just matching tiles, and I'm pretty sure the live game is more about strategy. As far as mountains go, I love seeing them while on vacation, but living on the "frozen tundra", there aren't many close by to climb. LOL We have a long weekend (Saskatchewan Day, or just a reason for a long weekend for us in good weather), so I'm pretty sure we'll be grilling something, accompanied by salads for dinner tonight. And wine. Prayers for everyone who needs them today, and even for those who don't think they do. Happy August everyone, let's make the best of it! Be safe, stay well! Smooth Sailing! 🙂🙂 🙂 Gerry
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