Wednesday, August 24

Move right along, folks, there's nothing much to see here.
 
Today was as busy as yesterday, but I did it alone. I went to the landfill, the post office, the pharmacy and the grocery. At the first one, I dropped lots of recyclables, and at the other three, I dropped copious amounts of moolah. The grocery brags in advertising about how it is lowering thousands of prices, but so far, my checkbook isn't seeing much difference.

In preparation for  Hurricane Irene, which I devoutly hope is a non-event for central NC, I brought into the house most of the small items from the deck, and pulled all the chairs and tables up close to the house. The weather people are saying that the storm will veer to the east and that our area will only get rain and some wind - but that could change. If it does, all the furniture will be carried to the garage. I sure hope I don't have to do that. My back already hurts from dragging it around the deck, and I have to work for the next three days!

Our daughter who lives in this area invited us to dinner tonight. She has either the best luck in picking out steaks or the best grill in the world - but dinner was excellent - as usual. NY strips, mashed red-skin potatoes and spinach salad - yummy! Dessert was fresh-baked chocolate cookies. Then I got to watch TV on her giant screen. NOVA had a program on fractals, which I don't in the least understand, but am nevertheless fascinated by!Check out some of the images here.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next thing we know, you'll be arranging your solar panels in Fibonacci Fractal orientations!
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Kay Dennison said...

Great dinner!!! All my faves!!!!

Hope Irene passes you by and that you're safe!

Peruby said...

I almost watched the Nova episode but was already watching pre-recorded episodes of "Through the Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman.

Maybe your daughter has a special marinade for the steak. Ask her where she buys them? Maybe a secret meat store? I love me a good steak! If it is a marinade - share it, please! LOL!

joared said...

Hope you have minimal effects from Irene. Dinner with your dtr sounds quite inviting.

Tabor said...

I dread getting ready for this storm because I had just moved all my stuff off the patio for deck work LAST month! I also am alone this week and hubby returns tonight in another storm!

Granny Annie said...

Ron has kept trying to eat steaks and try as he may, they just haven't tasted as he expected. Maybe we should have had your daughter prepre them for him:)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Mmmmmmm. Steaks! :-)

oklhdan said...

Stay safe! I hope Irene doesn't come your way.

Mmmmmmmmmm dinner sounded yummy!

Loren said...

I caught the first moments of that special and then recorded the rest for today. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it.

kenju said...

Regarding the steaks: they were cooked on a gas grill with no seasoning and no spices or oil or anything, and served just as they came off the grill. They were bought at Harris Teeter grocery.

kenju said...

And no marinade either.

Anonymous said...

Judy--A good steak is really satisfying. Good for your daughter.

Most of the meats in our local grocery stores - even extra lean ground beef - have added ingredients such as marinades or salt water or "natural juices". It can really make an inexpensive cut taste great; but, unfortunately, those of us with dietary restrictions should not partake. I buy my steaks/meats at the local meat market that sells unadulterated products.
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Grannymar said...

The steaks sounds tasty. Next time call me and I'll come along too! ;)

Peter said...

Hope you don't cop the full effects of Irene's Goodnight.

Pat said...

Beautiful images. Stay safe.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I hope Irene doesn't intrude on you too much Judy. My girls, who are vacationing in the Poconos with their families are leaving today to go home instead of tomorrow. Good choice...and makes me feel a lot better. Julie's in New Jersey, so she doesn't know what to expect once she's home. Stay safe.... ~Joy

Celia said...

Thinking about you as we watch Irene movements, praying for your safety and everyone else's as well. Love those fractals, I saw that program too and I don't understand them either but such eye candy!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thinking of you Judy, and hoping "IRENE" isn't a HUGE Problem for you and yours. It certainly sounds scary...I have friends in NYC who are getting ready with Duct Taping their Windows!! And my brother in Connecticut is 'battening down the hatches', as they say....Stay dry, my dear and I hope you don't have a lot of trees go down...!