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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Life is Kinda Slow....

That's not all bad...  except the weather down here in the Valley (Rio Grande Valley...  Alamo, TX) is crappy.  The only other words I'd use to describe it aren't really very lady-like...  so suffice it to say...  this rain, cold and 40-50 degree weather isn't exactly my kind of stuff.

Don't even try to remind me that I lived in Ohio for nearly 60 winters...  wore snowsuits and boots, scarves and mittens...  as a kid.  Learned to drive in ice and snow....  (okay... I had a couple of fender benders but nothing serious)....  but have spent the past few years in warmer (much warmer) temps so am just going to gripe a bit.

It's been really wet here...  we don't have a rain gauge, but the streets were full of water last weekend.  We're at the Alamo Rose RV resort and Bill got to calling it Lake Alamo...  yes, it was that water-logged!

Made me think of the state of Washington...  and slugs...    So today, when we were entertaining ourselves by hitting some of the gourmet groceries (what's a woman to do when she is bored with the weather?)...  I found these....

Seemed kind of fitting for my grumpy attitude lately...


Actually, I love snails....  
I'm a bit embarrassed to write that I paid $12.50 for these....
Hey, the can is huge...  I'm thinking I'll have a hundred of these little suckers to munch down on...
Dream on...  got them home and see that there are a dozen!
What!  A Dozen!   Oh...  they also put the snail shells in the can.  That explains it.

Not tonight...  but soon...  I'll open this can...  clean the shells (maybe) and we'll have the dozen snails as an appetizer.  I even have some unsalted butter I keep in the freezer for such delicacies.   
Meanwhile, I'll drag out another sweater...  keep my raincoat close at hand....  and grump a little more about the weather.

That's All For Today!

14 comments:

  1. Hmm...seems like it is turning out to be a good winter for not choosing Texas. ;) Grump on!

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  2. One time the "key managers" took an important client to dinner at an expensive restaurant, Top o' the Town, top of the Terminal Tower in Cleveland. Our Japanese distributor. Nice man, impeccable, but insistent I try escargot. For the record, I'd rather swallow green snot than raw seafood. I pleasantly declined. Pressure on my toe. I looked at my boss, the president of the company, directly across the table, and the obvious toe man. He smiled. His eyes said "Eat an escargot or pack your desk." I ate it. It slid down on butter and garlic, the client smiled and my boss got off my toe.
    Here I though I'd run out of old stories!

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  3. Good grief! You need to head further into the southwest! I have never tried Escargot, but I'd like to try it, sometime. I love adventure. LOL

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  4. Good to hear from you again. So are you just complaining about weather or do you prefer one over the other???

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  5. I think we are all getting a little grumpy from this cool, wet weather. I don't think we have seen sixty degrees for quite a few days.

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  6. That is crappy weather for the south, but would rather have that than what we have here,(you know what thats like). I just picke up sone escargot yesterday too, was a good deal for a nice treat. Enjoy.

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  7. On the other hand, you don't have to shovel rain. Up here on the tundra the local fishermen are thrilled . . . absolutely thrilled . . .with our subzero temps. Keweenaw Bay is freezing over; the ice fishing tents are going up. All the parking next to the highway at the head of the bay was full as I headed over to Baraga in -8 weather yesterday. I had to scrape frost off the inside of the windshield as I was driving. Good times.

    We met some nice people when we were volunteering in Missouri in October who gave quite a pep talk for Del Rio, Texas. If it doesn't warm up a little (get above zero) I'll start wishing we had listened to them.

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  8. I think it's a natural human right for we humans to complain about the weather. A healthy vent against the blues crappy weather brings on.

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  9. Our temps haven't been very warm in AZ lately either and we've had some rain but I bet down in Texas you have out-rained us! Stay dry!

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  10. It's your right to be grumpy! too bad for the 40s and 50s'....since I'm still in Ohio, how about less than 10 degrees? I still walked in the cold weather this week at 5:15. Yeah me!! LOL

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  11. Slugs in shells. Ugh!

    So, "crappy" is lady-like, huh?

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  12. Yuk!!! You can have all those you want!!! That is about the only thing I have tried that I could not stand!!!

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  13. Wow, your weather is worse than Pacific Northwest! It's been chilly, but at least it's not raining here. I doubt I could find a can of snails in a grocery in Eastern Oregon...and if I did, it would probably be outdated.

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  14. Grump all you like. LOL! We have 31 here today and bright sunshine. No wind. That's a good day for us. I'll pass on the snails.

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