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Welcome November

The weather does not really feel like autumn yet, but here it is November already. I don’t like to count down until Christmas, but it does seem like there is a sense of urgency to get into the spirit of the holidays.

I am focused on Thanksgiving now and will do a little bit of Christmas shopping here and there until after Turkey Day. We also have Veteran’s Day to celebrate this month. And I’m sure that one night, very soon, I will have to resort to turning on the furnace and getting heat in the house to stave off the chilled night air.

Try White Vinegar Instead

My sister just told me that I could be using white distilled vinegar instead of liquid fabric softener in my washing machine that works just as well as any fabric softener around. I thought she had fallen off of her rocker at first but then I decided to go ahead and give it a try and lo and behold she was right. Now how cool is that? It is much cheaper and is better for the machine!

Blender Drinks

When I was young and frisky, blender drinks meant an alcoholic beverage that we ordered from the bar while catting around the bars and clubs on the weekends. A blender drink was usually a Daiquiri or a Margarita, served in large stemware with fruit garnishes and sometimes, if you were lucky, even little chinese umbrellas spearing the fruit and resting on the edge of the glass.

Nowadays a blender drink means a healthy substitute for a meal. I use fresh orange juice and crushed ice as a base, and add whatever fruits and sometimes vegetables that I have on hand, usually at the least a banana and strawberries. But it can be apples, pears, blueberries, blackberries, or grapefruit.

If fresh fruit is hard to come by, I pull a handful of something good from my freezer or dump a can of something packed in light syrup from the pantry shelves. A few minutes in the blender and I have a tall cold drink that I can take with me on the run. It isn’t hard to come up with nice looking garnish that is good for your health as well.

A New Beer For Women

I just heard about a new beer that is being promoted in the state of Maryland specifically for women called Chick Beer. Now how cool is that? It is supposed to be a premium light American lager, which sounds perfect for what I like in a beer. I can’t wait until it hits the grocery stores around my area, I’m anioux to give it a try because I am also told that they are going to be donating a part of their profits to charities that are out there that are helping to empower women and I’m totally down with that!

Happy Birthday, Mom

It’s my mom’s birthday. I have to look up the date of the year and do the math to figure out how old she is, but I have to do that with everyone in the family now. The only one I know exactly how old they are is my brother, who is exactly 10 years younger than me.

I sent mom a Hallmark card and a gift card to a nice restaurant, so hopefully she will have a nice meal without having to cook. She was planning a nice quiet day at home, hope she enjoys her special day.

Mom Deserves The Best

Hallmark Is The Best