Summer Fluff

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:04pm

On this cold, windy, snowy night as I am so ready for summer to be here. lol

1. Do you have plans for the summer yet?

2. What is your favorite summer fruit?

3. Have you ever owned a convertible?

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:32pm

1. Do you have plans for the summer yet?
Yes

2. What is your favorite summer fruit?
Marion Berries

3. Have you ever owned a convertible?
Yes

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:37pm

We had alcohol soaked watermelon back in the day when we couldn't really stand to drink the alcohol that we could afford.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:47pm

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
<p><strong>1. Do you have plans for the summer yet?</strong>

<strong>2. What is your favorite summer fruit?</strong>

<strong>3. Have you ever owned a convertible?</strong> .</p>

 

General plans, yes.  The kids will go to Germany to see their dad - but we don't know when yet.  My national conf got moved to August instead of the traditional November.  Otherwise just work for me and dh. We'll try to do some fun things while the kdis are gone, but nothing major.

Watermelon.

No, but I've long said my "the kids are grown" car will be a little two-seater covertible.  So, when The Boy turns 16 in 3.5 years, he'll get my RAV 4 and I'll get my convertible.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:23am
1. Do you have plans for the summer yet? No 2. What is your favorite summer fruit? Water melon 3. Have you ever owned a convertible? No, I have never owned a car of any kind, since I don't drive.
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:28am

Bea, when I was a kid, my mom drove one of these:

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 5:30am
Empty, how is she doing?
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 6:52am

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
<p>On this cold, windy, snowy night as I am so ready for summer to be here. lol</p><p>1. Do you have plans for the summer yet?</p><p>2. What is your favorite summer fruit?</p><p>3. Have you ever owned a convertible?</p>

Not really, insofar as travel is concerned.  I do plan to do a lot of work in the yard and am hoping to finally get a garden going.  Now that I have a good compost pile up and running.

Depends on the time in the summer.  Early summer, I like strawberries and cherries. then comes blueberry season.  there's a farm nearby with a pick-your-own plan. Love that place.  Later on, I really love watermelon and then eastern shore cantelope.

 Never owned a convertible; they just dont' do it for me at all.  I did actually have custody of a convertible, if you count my years in the military and my M151.  It was completely open air the first winter I was stationed in Germany, although we got the soft sides and top that March, but we didn't get them installed until after the snow melted in April because we had several field deployments that March.  And once we got them installed, we did NOT remove them.

I've only had one car with a sunroof; that was the Saturn I had before my current car.  But the motor to open it didn't work, so it was basically just a moonroof.  At least it didn't leak and I learned that in the winter, it made a fairly efficient defroster.  Park the car so the front faces east with the interior slide open and the convection of the sun on the windows would defrost virtually every window in the car, except the back window, but since that one had the defrosting grid in it, that wasn't necessary.  Saved me about 10 minutes of defrosting time and scraping in the mornings when I'd leave work.  On the other hand, the interior slide had to be closed in the winter while driving because of heat loss through that window.

Unless/until I retire to some Caribbean island, I can't ever see me wanting a convertible.  And even then, I'll be needing a garage to protect against rain.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:12am

rollmops2009 wrote:
Empty, how is she doing?

  Pretty good.  She has only had one chemo so far,  She got no nausea, was just exremly tired.  At the oncologist clinic they told her if she did not get it this time she probably would not get it in the future.  Her folllow up blood work after the chemo was "perfect".  Her next chemo is next Wed.  She seems to be doing remarkily well emotionally wise.  Her so-workers pooled together to buy her a gift card for a wig.  Having supposrt like that I know helps a lot.

Totally unrelated  to the cancer she was disgnosed with strep on Tues. which is a bummer. Not only having to deal with having it but also missing more work. 

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:16am

 I know that blueberries are a summer fruit but I eat them year round.  They are one thing that I like just as well frozen as I do fresh.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 8:31am

jamblessedthree wrote:
I should add blueberries as a favorite Summer fruit, MIL has bushes of blueberries and bb pancakes are so good.

There is a really awesome blueberry farm nearby where I go every summer to pick tons of blueberries.  They freeze amazingly well.  I think I picked over 30 pounds last year, and I hope to pick even more this summer!  I like eating them in plain lowfat yogurt for breakfast.