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This Morning


1. The Husband made pancakes. They were the big Y, a.k.a YummY!

2. Molly the Cat kept the Husband company while he cooked. They were so darn cute.

3. Instead of strictly following the instructions on the box, the Husband used 1 cup of water instead of half-a-cup. He liked that the pancakes were less dense. I added, "And more!"

4.  Whenever we talk about his functional cooking skills, The Husband likes to say that he can make tasty scrambled eggs. I'm still waiting after 23 years. In the meanwhile, I'm very happy with his pancakes. Mmmm.


5. I cut several big branches off the Messy Tree, formerly known as the Miracle Tree. Long story short, I was afraid certain branches might fall on the roof should the wind pick up.

6. We've been having a steady rain the last 24 hours or so, from sweet and gentle plops to fast and furious patter. I love it all!

7. What shall I do after I publish this post? Bring in all the boxes marked XMAS Decorations in the garage? Open the attic door and see what the Mama hoarded? Start sewing the curtains for the upstairs hallway? Or, none of the above?


8. That's a picture of Gertie the Roller-skating Giraffe. Her cousin is Ghandi, who was featured on the blog earlier this year.

9. Lots of breaking news this morning. Glee! / Cohen lied. / trump? notrump card?  

10. I love the sound of rain that reminds me of bacon sizzling.

11. Something for me to look up: Who figured out the breast stroke in swimming? Also, the frog kick? I just stretched my arms out in those two motions. That felt great! as Tony the Tiger might say.

12. I fool myself into thinking that I'm moving around better on my knees, but all it means is that after two years of learning I have no cartilage in my knees, I'm adapting.  The question this chicken (bwak, bwak) needs to answer: Do I want to give up bicycling, hiking, climbing ladders, and wandering about forever?

13. Another thing I loved about this morning—looking out our front window as I ate my yummy pancakes with the Husband, the Best Pancake Chef in this household. Molly the Cat, I'm sure, if she tried, would be Second Best.


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Comments

  1. I love the rain, too. It reminds me of the sound of typing on a computer keyboard.

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    1. I tippy tapped on my keyboard to hear the sound. Yup, I heard that, too. :-)

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  2. what fun! Having someone cook for me would make the food taste even better! And Molly is a good snoopervisor keeping an eye or two on dada
    Rain, it's a good cleansing thing and thank goodness for it to clear out some smoke. Breathing is a good thing. Thanks for joining up my friend! LeeAnna

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    1. I'm the cook in the household so anytime the Husband wants to take over the stove or go hunt for a restaurant, I'm happy. lol. Molly snoopervised me, too, while I was cutting branches.

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  3. He was crying that Mueller is "ruining lives"

    yep he is scared.

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    1. The more scared he gets, the more dictatorial he acts. At some point his on-the-fence supporters have to stand down, hopefully it's not on the dark side.

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  4. Welcome to I Like Thursday! I look forward to it every week, and hope you'll enjoy being part of it, too. Having your hubby make you pancakes sounds lovely, and I love your cat looking on like that! My knees also make strange noises when I try to stretch them in directions they're not used to - but waiting on Medicare before I find out what's going on in there... :)

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    1. Thank you, LIttle Penguin Quilts. Medicare kicks in tomorrow for me. First Husband's cataract surgery,, then my cataract, and depending on whether Husband wants his other done, my left knee. So I think.

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  5. Howdy! Welcome to the Like Thursday clan! Having your DH make fabulous pancakes sounds wonderful, and Molly the cat looks so cute sitting there watching him. Was she hoping to be offered one, I wonder?! I love the sound of the rain, too. I enjoy watching it fall, and really enjoy being inside when it is happening. Even more, when it's snowing!! So, what did you decide to do after posting today??! Happy Happy Thursday to you!  ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thanks, Home Sewn By Us. We discovered that Molly likes syrup, not that she'll get any beyond that one taste she sneaked. I ended up watching a movie with the Husband. By the time it was done, I had no desire to do anything else. That happens a lot.

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  6. Mmm... pancakes. I love Gertie! lol

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  7. Rain on the roof it awesome, the only thing that makes it better is when it is on a 160 year old standing seam steel roof. Pancakes, my favorite, I make mine from scratch. Gertie is awesomely cute, and I can barely roller skate with 2 feet let alone 4. Great likes.

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    1. My favorite rain sound is the pitter patter on a tin roof, preferably in Hawaii. :-) I can't roller skate at all. So I live vicariously through Gertie.

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  8. Welcome to Thursday 13! Thanks for joining us. I like pancakes too but I'm usually to lazy to make them. Also, I know lots of people who've gotten knee replacements and gone on to do the things they enjoy in life, like hiking and such. Maybe something to consider? Good luck to you and thanks again for joining in Thursday 13.

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    1. Thank you, CountryDew. I only eat pancakes when the Husband makes them or at a restaurant. Depending on to whom I speak, new knee owners curse the pain of their replacements or sing Hallelujah! about what they can do again. I'm hoping I'll be the latter.

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  9. Pancakes on the grill sure smell terrific. We've had too much rain in our neck of the woods lately. Have a fun Friday!

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    1. Today the sun is out but I hope the rain will be back tomorrow like the weather guys say. I'll be happy to stay home rather than wander tomorrow if it does.

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  10. I lost cartilage in one knee and it was painful. After about 6 acupuncture sessions and time, it's almost back to normal! Every day is a reality show news day with Trump, one low after another. I never swim and only do the breast stroke.

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    1. That's interesting. I didn't think about acupuncture. The Husband read something about a report showing cannabis may heal arthritis. I started smoking over a year ago to deal with the pain, which has decreased. But, I'm wondering if weed is doing some kind of mending to my cartilage.

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  11. Pancakes are a favorite with hubby. I never have them. I think it's because they are sweet with the maple syrup. Sweet and breakfast don't go together for me.

    Your kitty is adorable.

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting Comedy Plus. ♥

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    1. Molly says, Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
      Pancakes and hot sauce taste good together. I like to do that combo when I eat pancakes out.

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  12. Your kitty is so cute.. I love to wake up to the aroma of pancakes on the grill, Yumm!

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  13. Singing: "Gertie has a Brand new pair of Roller Skates . . . Molly hides away the key.
    The Husband creates awesome pancakes and that's okay by me . . . "

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    1. G, I love your song. I'm singing it to the roller skating song.

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  14. So glad you're linking up with us over at LeeAnna's! I love your list and it sounds like your pancakes were delicious! I'm glad you didn't fall off the ladder while trimming your branches; I put up Christmas lights last weekend in the midst of a giant wind storm (probably poor planning) and was very very glad when I got to put the ladder away at the end. I hope you enjoy getting out your Christmas decorations!

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    1. You deserve a dedicated Christmas decorator pin. My gosh! I almost felt like my old self climbing up and down the ladder, without a spotter. It helped that I could support myself on the tree as I sawed away.

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  15. Pancakes sound good :) I am too lazy to make them so I only get them when I got out to breakfast. Your kitty is beautiful.

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    1. I hung up my pancake turner once the Husband discovered he could make pancakes.
      Molly says, Purrrrrrrrrrr.

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  16. My vote's for unpacking some of the Mama;s hoardings ... you never know what you'll find. :)
    Congratulations to Supervisor Molly, making sure the pancakes came out just right. :)

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    1. Purrrrrrrrrr says Molly. She hasn't opened the door yet. I'm ready to pop in when she does.

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  17. Loved your Thursday 13. Hope to read more! My husband has functional cooking skills, too. Mostly eggs and barbequing, so he'd survive without me, but barely ;)
    I love the sound of rain, too.. it reminds me of camping!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Camping in the rain! I have good memories, too, including the first camping trip the Husband and I took while we were courting.

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  18. What a great post! My poor hubby doesn't cook anything any time...it is sad and laughable just to watch him try. So kudos to Husband for feeding you for a change! My to dos this week were very similar. I'm on the THursday rota at LeeAnna's too if you'd like to visit a fellow senior muddling along in life. Take care!

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    1. The Husband scares me when he uses a knife. I really ought to get over that. lol

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  19. What a beautiful cat! Is she a Maine Coon? Looks a bit like one. Cats are wonderful supervisors aren't they? Hard to go wrong with pancakes. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Molly's part Maine Coon, which may be why she doesn't talk much. But when she does, she certainly gives an earful.

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  20. What a lovely post! Molly looks very interested. So happy the rain came. As you know, I love it too! Gertie and her cousin look fantastic! I say ditch the chores and enjoy the rain while having your fabulous pancakes made by your lovely husband :)

    Thanks so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!
    -Soma

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    1. Perching on the garbage can is one of Molly's favorite spots in the kitchen. It's her way of telling us she's ready for food and/or human attention.

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  21. Well, Good Morning Su-sieeeee! I saw your comment this morning and thank you very much for stopping by. I really only Post on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the other days I try to leave for reviews and giveaways if I have them and sometimes on the weekends. I love your drawings and your humor. 65 is a glorious age when you're given Medicare and SS. I'm a retired Paralegal, but retired at 62 I believe do to Spinal Stenosis and went on disability. Recently I had major surgery done on my back, but I am recooping slowly, but surely. Sure hope you stop by again. I'm now following you hope you'd like to do the same. Have a glorious weekend. We're putting up our tree! hugs

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    1. Hello XmasDolly! Thank you very much for your kind words. Ouch! to your surgery. I hope you back is mend well. One thing about being older is having to wait longer for body parts to heal.

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  22. I dunno, Molly looks so intent, I think maybe she will be able to cook those pancakes by herself next time (oh, if only she had opposable thumbs). I would rather have someone cook me pancakes than scrambled eggs, no contest. Bill doesn’t cook breakfast, but he makes killer humus and really good tomato soup. And he will go out for dinner anytime I really can’t stand the thought of cooking. I’m happy with that. ... .... what DID you do after you published this post? All the options sounded good, but I really want to know what the Mama kept in that attic.

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    1. Being that was several days ago, I don't remember. I definitely did not open the attic door or do the other things I proposed to myself. What happened? I missed that sweet spot in the afternoon where I can get myself to do something different. No doubt when I finally get into that attic, I'll write about it. lol

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  23. I had some very tasty cinnamon french toast with ham and eggs for brekkie with my mother who once again complained loudly about them putting potato chips on her plate along side her brunch sandwich. This is her latest thing, complaining about potato chips. Molly doesn't tip over the can when she hops up there? Wonder Cat. That is a photo suitable for framing.
    The sound of rain makes me nervous, are all the windows closed, will the water build up and collapse the roof, did I leave the windows in the car open, will it flood and destroy my only car, is the storage room flooding, is my mother's storage room flooding, etc.
    When did I stop being fun and turn into such a worry wort. I think that would make a good character, a worrying wort. Hmmm, too gross?
    Biking helps my poor old creaky knees, climbing anything and the breast stroke kick are out though. I only use the crawl kick with different strokes or my knees get quit vocal.
    Gertie, you'll have better luck off the grass my dear.
    I say see what mum was hoarding!

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    1. I think if I lived in a place that rained a lot and often too much at a time, I'd be a worry wort, too, about rain. Our rain is probably like minimal rain for you. This is the first year since living here that the banana plants are still flourishing at the beginning of December.. Things may change after next week.
      It's a solid garbage can, so we think. The only problem Molly has is when I don't notice she's jumping up just as I open the lid. Poor Baby.
      I love biking. My knees don't. The last time I tried, I wussed out after a few seconds. I'm not exaggerating. Poor me.

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  24. my husband just mastered eggs after 21byears.

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