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Just in case you decide to visit our County Fair, I wanted to share some other photos that I took when Marcy and I visited the fair. There is so much to see. Your County Fair might be the same, but I wanted to share some of the other views that I have not yet shared with you…Are you ready?

Let’s start at the beginning…Enjoy these photos!

Welcome to the EDC Fair!

Welcome to the EDC Fair!

Buy a goofy hat!

Buy a goofy hat!

Check out the handmade quilts!

Check out the handmade quilts!

Come play games!

Come play games!

Enjoy a puppet show!

Enjoy a puppet show!

Get your cowboy junk!

Get your cowboy junk!

Quench your thirst with fresh squeezed lemonade!

Quench your thirst with fresh squeezed lemonade!

Ride a bull!

Ride a bull!

Roll around on the "Bobble Lagoon!"

Roll around on the “Bobble Lagoon!”

See who won for their jams, jellies, preserves and pickles!

See who won for their jams, jellies, preserves and pickles!

Wander around the many vendor booths!

Wander around the many vendor booths!

If you have not attended your County Fair, go! There is so much to see, and do! I hope that you have enjoyed all the photos from our small County Fair!

It’s Thursday! Now go out and do something fun! And thank you for viewing my post today!

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Just Horsing Around!


Here is a story of horsing around as told by my friends C & T. One is an Appaloosa and the other I am not sure. These two gave me great joy every time that I was around them. C captured my heart with his silly antics, which included periodic smiles and lots of nose nudges. T was very handsome and always thought that he deserved all the attention. Both were a unique pair and they insisted that I take these photos just so they could share their story. Without further ado: The Story of C & T.

Hey - what are you doing here?  Did you bring me any apples?

Hey – what are you doing here? Did you bring me any apples?

Let's have some fun!  How about we play follow the leader!  I'll lead and you follow!

Let’s have some fun! How about we play follow the leader! I’ll lead and you follow!

Catch me if you can!

Catch me if you can!

I'm having fun!  You?

I’m having fun! You?

Is she watching us?   She should be!  We are both so cute and adorable!

Is she watching us? She should be! We are both so cute and adorable!

Let's do a roll to get those itchy spots!   Oh, yea that is really good!

Let’s do a roll to get those itchy spots! Oh, yea that is really good!

Are you done?  I'm hungry!

Are you done? I’m hungry!

I'm good now.  Let's go get something to eat!

I’m good now. Let’s go get something to eat!

We get watermelon   Yipee!

We get watermelon Yipee!

Juicy!

Juicy!

If I give you the bedroom eyes will I get more?  Don't I look really handsome?

If I give you the bedroom eyes will I get more? Don’t I look really handsome?

He's had enough!  I get the rest!

He’s had enough! I get the rest!

Thank you!  Will you be coming back with any apples?

Thank you! Will you be coming back with any apples?

I hope that you enjoyed their simple story.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

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If you are married, or not but living together, there are compromises that need to be made on both sides. I could talk about general cleaning, sex and money, but I would rather not. You have to work that part out for yourselves. But what I do want to talk about is what happens in the kitchen!

From the get go in our relationship, and we moved in together before we got married, I told my husband that there were rules to our kitchen, and if he was not on board with these rules, then I should plan on finding someone else and someplace else to live. We loved each other and I knew that we would be coming to some compromises here.

The first and foremost kitchen rule is this: If I cook, you clean. No arguing. This is the rule. I will not cook an entire meal, clean as I go, and have to clean afterwards. OK – so this had to be modified after the first dinner I cooked for us. I cooked and did not clean as I went. He griped. I helped clean that night and since then, I clean as I go. This has worked out well. And, this rule goes both ways: I cook, he cleans, and he cooks, I clean. And, we clean as we go, or as my friend Conor in Ireland says you CAYG! Thank you Conor!

Next, I work and my husband is retired. As I work, and he is now retired, I cook 4 nights a week, and he is relegated to three nights. How does this work? Planning! My husband cooks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, which is why you rarely see food posts on those nights, and the rest of the time is mine. This takes some working out, depending on schedules, but for us this works really well. I finish my week, thanks to furlough Friday’s, on Thursday nights, and I start planning on Monday what I need for recipes I plan on cooking. BTW – before I started this blog, we did this then too.

Figure out the dinner menu. We both have busy days. Just like with Mom and Dad, at their house, whatever is put on the table for you for dinner, you eat. We both take into account what each of us likes and don’t like. He doesn’t serve me Lima beans and I don’t serve him brussel sprouts!

Margarine is not allowed in our house. Margarine is really bad for you, and butter is really good, as long as you do not over do it. If you want your recipes to taste really good, butter makes the dish. Margarine does not. There is too much water and oil in margarine. No compromise here: We both prefer butter to margarine.

Every now and then we do have frozen dinners. Not Banquet, nor Swanson’s. Sometimes you just do not feel like cooking, or putting a huge meal together. Whatever we choose, we make sure that the food is healthy.

No, and I mean absolutely NO, macaroni and cheese from a box. When I moved in with my husband, he had about a dozen boxes in the cupboard. Then I made him my macaroni and cheese. Since eating my macaroni and cheese that uses real cheese, he refuses to even look at a box of mac ‘n cheese. We donated the boxes to a food drive.

Everyone eats leftovers. No food goes to waste! Enough said.

Whatever you decide, whether living together or married, compromise is a big part of this life, and the kitchen is a good place to start!

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Paraprosdokians


I just got an email from my friend Patti with “Paraprosdokians” as the title. What the heck is that? The email gave the definition as: “Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation.” “Where there’s a will, I want to be in it,” is a type of paraprosdokian.

The email included a list, but I went decided to find some of my own. A bit of whimsy Joe… Here we go!

** You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, and if you could it would smell bad.
** If you fall out of that tree and break both of your legs, don’t come running to me!
** Sure, I’ll join you in a drink, but is there room?
** The evening news always start with “Good evening,” and then tells you why it really isn’t.
** Money does not grow on trees, but if it did I would be raking it in every fall.
** I am doing this for your own good, but don’t you ever do this to me!
** I borrowed money from my pessimistic friend. She won’t expect it back!
** Why is it that people believe you when you tell them that there are a billion stars, but they have to check when you say the paint is wet?
** Why is it that it takes one careless match to start a forest fire, and a whole box to start a campfire?
** He wanted to tell his boss to go to hell and at the same time make him look forward to the trip.
** There is nothing in the world that cannot be done, without money.
** I thought that I wanted a career, but it turns out I just wanted the paycheck.

Hope that you enjoyed these!

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