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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Such strong reactions to thoughts of squid and calamari!!  Most think it's like rubber, and I guess it is if not cooked correctly.  But the answer to my query about the difference between squid and calamari was actually the punch line: Five dollars a pound!  I guess it loses something in the printed form... :)

Well, I donned my exercise duds, but never made it  past the family room.  We had only a dusting of snow, but the winds are such that even at 2:00 PM the temps are only in the mid teens.  I could still go.  Mostly, I feel like doing this --  


PS    Betsy and Maggie will have missed this, but I did wind up going to the gym -- had intended to get there by 11, and made it by 4:30!   A workout is a workout, I guess.  The Lacuna here I come.

11 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Kathy, What a precious sleeping angel....

YES---we all have good intentions, don't we????

Hope you all had a great Christmas... You didn't get that blizzard???? I thought you would have.... We got about 5 inches --in 2 1/2 days --and it was never horrible --although nobody could get up and down our big hill...

Can't wait to see pictures when you use the new Canon Rebel.. Congrats...
Hugs
Betsy

Maggie said...

I cought the joke. :)
I'm aldo of a mind to just curl up with a book. Hugs.

Purple Flowers said...

We have about 20" and I snuggled under a new polar fleece blanket I received for Christmas.

Tracy said...

Kathy,
I adore the photo...how sweet! Yeah, well 10 in. of snow kept me from exercising...or was it the warm fire inside? or perhaps it was I couldn't find my workout shoes, or maybe my PJ's were stuck to my big behind?
Whatever the reason, oh well, better luck next time!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

What an adorable little girl she is! We got 4 inches of snow, but over half has melted already. It was pretty while it fell.

I have promised myself to get back on the treadmill after the 1st.

Jay said...

We didn't get any snow at all. Well, a tiny amount on Christmas morning. But, that's it. I could go for a nap right now too.

KiraAJ said...

Yep squid can be rubbery thats for sure :) takes some practice to get it right if uve never tackled it b4! Growing up in Malaysia my ut most fav dish was squid cooked in its own ink YUMO i now alot of ppl almost gag at the thought :) No snow here down under just rain yesterday... but its cleared up 2day! We plan on goin for a swim later :) I do miss the snow tho :)

George said...

I'm very impressed that you made it to the gym at all as cold as it felt today. I think I would have joined your granddaughter and taken a nap!

Deb said...

I actually did get the joke...but don't like it no matter what it's called or how much you pay for it! I've tried, but can't seem to think it's as yummy as my friend who eats it on pizza!!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

She is a real CUTIE, Kathy. love that photo. Now about that calamari, I tend to only like it at certain places (who know how to prepare it properly) Otherwise I take one bit and think "rubber bands"

Cheryl said...

What an adorable picture. It deserves a frame!

I've liked calamari fried, but could live my whole life without eating it again. Now chocolate is another matter...