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kolleen
Reply with quote  #61 
ooooooops.
 
Spanokopita.
 
There are about 3 dozen recipes at Google.  I sorta winged a bit of all of them.
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~OK~
Reply with quote  #62 
Hi Kolleen
 
Of course you can e-mail me! It would be a pleasure to hear from you. Anyone is welcome to e-mail me....anytime!
 
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kolleen
Reply with quote  #63 
Hi Kathy,
 
I did write to you.  Hope it's not in your junk, but check.
 
~ k ~
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~ok~
Reply with quote  #64 
Hi Kolleen,
 
I just sent you an e-mail. You were not in my junk box. You have really opened my eyes and I understand things a lot better now.
 
The spinach pie sounds delicious! I've never worked with phylo dough, but I've watched the cooks on TV do it. I'd like to try that recipe out sometime. I love feta cheese and spinach!
 
Tommy is on his way home, so I suppose that I had better get up off of my @SS and get some dinner cooking.
 
You have a good day!
 
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Molly-Tx (for Kolleen)
Reply with quote  #65 
Hey Kolleen,
I sent you a test email but don't know if you got it.

Do you take your mom (and you) to the pool every day?  I am trying to check out that kind of exercise for my hubby (one of his knees is giving him trouble....hurt it while roofing after the hurricane)....



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Molly-Tx (for Kolleen)
Reply with quote  #66 
Kolleen
I have a doc appt this am...but will check back later.

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kolleen
Reply with quote  #67 
Hi Molly,
 
Nice to hear from you.
 
Mom and I get to the pool at least 3 mornings a week.  Now that we only have one car, it's a bit trickier. 
 
It's not far at all, but there is a hill, so going down is fine, but coming up can be a bit draining for both of us.  Especially in the heat and humidity.
 
Yesterday we went down, and it was no problem.  I bring a big umbrella to shade her, a spray water bottle to mist her, bottled water to HYDRATE her, and she has her walker.
 
She calls me every morning precisely at 8:42 on my computer clock.. and this morning she said she wanted to go again.  She was "none the worse for wear" from the trek yesterday.  So, that's a good sign.  She seems in a good space.
 
Last night DH and did her grocery shopping for her.  We were in and out of the store in under 45 minutes.  I used to take her shopping in the afternoon and wait for her.  She would sometimes be an hour and a half, just for a few things. 
 
I am sorry to hear about your DH's bum knee.  Does the Dr. say water therapy would be good for it?
 
No, I didn't get your e-mail.  Please try again?
 
Thanks.
Have a great day.
 
~ k ~
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Farm Gal
Reply with quote  #68 
Hey kolleen!  Thanks for posting the spinach pie recipe!  It looks delish.  I'm going to the store today and I'll get the rest of the ingredients and give it a try.  A couple of months ago I got a wild hair when I noticed philo dough on sale and bought a box.  (I love experimenting in the kitchen.) But I haven't been able to find any interesting recipes on line.  Don't really want to make a huge pan of baklava!    Hope it hasn't been too long in the freezer!
 
Sami
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Farm Gal
Reply with quote  #69 
Wish I had a pool nearby!  Sounds grand!  We have a wonderful swimming hole in our creek, but unfortunately the drought stopped the creek running over a month ago!  At this point, not even the DOGS jump in that mucky water any more (thank goodness!)
 
Enjoy your swim!  Take a dip for me.
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Molly-Tx (Kolleen/FarmGal
Reply with quote  #70 
Kolleen
Okay, I sent you another one. 

Re the pool...no, the doc did not say...but, since he can't do any others, we thought that might be a good way to at least swim and do upper body, etc.  We have a in-door pool here....but, sometimes the people hanging out there are less than desirable.  Can't put an above ground in our neighborhood....ingrounds are so, so expensive...and the upkeep I've heard is horrible.  Wish I knew some good stories about pools.  Okay, I'm off to office, then back here to go with twins to dentists...making the rounds today...a cousin is in from out of state and she wants to visit mom this afternoon and this evening (mom was her second mom; her mom was our second mom)....her mom is now gone (two years ago)....Anyway, didn't mean to ramble.


Farm Gal.
I'm glad you mentioned the spinach recipe.  I'm gonna go find it!

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kolleen
Reply with quote  #71 
Today I am going to make stuffed mushrooms.  DH found some LOVELY huge ones while shopping, so since it's going to be a rainy afternoon, I will "fragrance" the house with them.  Lots of crabmeat, (well, the fake sea legs thingys...)cheddar cheese, garlic crumbs......(ritz if you're cheating, pork rinds if you're being good.....)  today I will be a bit of both... and of course, more butter.  Hey.......
 
Too bad DH hates mushrooms, but oh well, more for me (and one to take to mom...)
 
He burns incense.....  it's not that I don't like it, it just gets way too strong for me sometimes. 
 
take care,
 
~ k ~
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kolleen
Reply with quote  #72 
Hey Farm Gal,

You have acreage!!  How awesome for you.

We went to a party over the weekend, out in the country.  I bet there are many who don't realize that parts of Florida, especially Central Florida, are really beatiful, with rolling hills, huge oaks and lots of cows. 

We were coming home just about sunset, and the sky was beautiful.  We passed a field with dozens of cows.  Some babies, even.  I loved spending my time in NH when I was a child.  Mom's uncle had an awesome farm.  WE kids would get up early to pick the beans.......then help fix the BIG lunches for the men who were haying, take them out to the fields.....

then supper was always light.....and after that we would go down to the pond for a swim.  Most often we would be eaten alive my mosquitoes, and there were "bloodsuckers" in the pond, but it is still the sweetest time of my life.  New baby cows to love up.....long days.....playing in the barn, puppies....fireflies........eating a fresh picked cucumber with the cute boy from across the road....oh well......
thanks for reminding me of all this.  I DOOOOOOO wish I could be a Farm Gal, too.  At heart I always will be.

Sorry 'bout your swimming hole.  It's been a horrid YEAR weather wise.

Let me know how the spinach pie turns out, okay?

~ k ~
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kolleen
Reply with quote  #73 
.......cows, kittens, puppies, chickens, cute boy from across the road, even a few calves being born  (some stories there, for sure....)
 
 
I was even "hooked" by a MOM Jersey cow when I, as a 12 year old, got between her and her baby.  She gouged my left rib-cage, but nothing serious.  We were way down in the back 100 acres and I didn't know any better at the time.  Then, there she was, barreling down on me about....well, faster than I could run.  I remember the sting of it, but nothing else.  Respected large animals more, after that.
 
~ k ~
 
 
 
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Farm Gal
Reply with quote  #74 
Wow, kolleen, you're really lucky you weren't seriously injured by that Mom Cow, huh?  I don't think a human can run as fast as a Mad Mom Cow!  Once you've pissed her off, you're the target.  Many of my neighbors have Longhorns, and those critters are dangerous!  Best leave those babies alone unless you want to play matador with Mama.  I give them as much respect as I give the bulls. 
 
Sometimes I help my neighbors load their livestock to go to auction, and every time I end up thinking I must have a death wish to get anywhere near those Longhorns!  We have to separate the mothers from their male calves to ship the boys off the ranch.  Some of those Mom Cows can get pretty crafty about circling around behind you as you herd their son toward the corral.  And then there are the rogue bulls who just get in the middle of the crowd and try to start a riot.  I watched a friend of mine come within about a quarter of an inch of having his private parts gored by a mad bull the other day, and I think I was more shook up about it than he was!  Maybe I had a clearer view of his near-miss?
 
It is great being out here in the country, tho.  We don't seem to have many mosquitos - we're on top of a hill where we almost always have a good breeze, so that probably helps.  But, yes, the creek does have leeches - YUCK - however, the only time you really get them on you is if you're silly enough to sit in the waterfall.  We learned that one pretty quick! 
 
I love to graze my way thru the garden, too!  First thing in the morning I often take my coffee down there and browse a breakfast of fresh veggies before I start the serious harvesting of the day.  They just taste better when eaten standing in the garden!
 
I'll have to check that recipe and make sure I have everything.  I forgot to take a good look at it before I left for town, so I was left standing in the middle of the grocery store wondering if I was missing anything.  Ended up buying one of those rotisserie chickens for dinner tonight, and if I have all the ingredients I'll make the spinach pie tomorrow night.  I'll let you know how I do with it.
 
Enjoy your shrooms!  Those sound wonderful, too.  Can you tell I'm a major Foodie?
 
Sami
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kolleen
Reply with quote  #75 
Okay, Farm Gal,
 
You're officially making my eyes water now.
 
Can I come and stay with you for a week?
 
I would love to be able to be there, with you and your coffee, in the early morning.
 
There is something about the smell of the cattle that I just LOVE.  I love their waxy noses.....their huge eyelashes...
 
just everything about them.
 
Even the mucking.  (Some here would probably not be surprised.) 
 
My mom grew up on a couple of farms, and her memories are NOT at all the same as mine.  Of course, she is 90, and she had no luxuries at all, including heat.  So....even tho it was her mom and dad's farm that SS and BS and I spent time on, loving it, it was no fun for mom at all.  That is sad to me, because I would love to talk with her about my happy memories, and they are just not hers.  To this day, mom does not like milk, because her job was to clean the "separator" and it stank of sour milk.
 
But me?  I LOVE the country.  Love it. 
 
Next time you're out there with the cattle, pass a kiss to them for me, okay?
 
Thanks.
 
~ k ~
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