Food … Drugs … Bad Bunny!

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Hello and Happy Monday, gang!
It’s August. WHAT?!?! How did this happen? The State Fair starts in ten days, kids will soon be going back to school, football season will soon begin … where did the summer go?

Food
By now most of you know that I love to eat and my husband loves to cook. Much of our summer has been spent outside around the grill and the smoker. Michael had both fired up Saturday night – ribs, chicken, pork shoulder, sweet corn, potato salad, coleslaw … yum! The only thing that wasn’t homemade was our desert. I picked up sugar cookies at The Gateway Market. If you haven’t tried these things, you must. They’re the big, fat, frosted ones that are usually packaged up, sitting by the check out lanes (of course)! I think they’re made by Great Harvest. Sooooooo goooooood.

I’ve mentioned my obsession with “sell by” and “use by” dates on food before and I recently heard about a website called “Shelf Life Advice.” I’ve just glanced at it but it seems pretty informative. Check it out and let me know what you think. www.shelflifeadvice.com.

Drugs
Remember when I broke out in hives last summer? Since then I’ve had a couple of outbreaks after using new beauty products and last Friday my face was covered with the tiny red bumps I’ve come to be terrified of. I was out of the prescription antihistamine from my allergist, so I spent all day popping Benadryl. By the time the ten o’clock news rolled around I felt like I was going to fall off my chair at the anchor desk! Dan Winters was fighting a sinus infection and doped up on Sudafed so we were quite the pair. Hopefully nothing too wacky came out of our mouths during the newscast!

Bad Bunny!
This spring Michael and I went on a mad planting spree and so far I haven’t killed anything. Our baby tree seems to be doing well, the flowers in the planters are growing like crazy, the bushes by the side of the house are in good shape, but the lilies out front have never bloomed again after losing their original petals. I was perplexed by this until last week when I saw one of our furry friends eating dinner. Mr. Bunny was feasting on our flowers!!! Worse yet – he didn’t even run off when we yelled at him! It took us running down our front steps waving our arms and hollering to get him to take off – he is a brazen little thing. Upon closer examination it is clear as to why our lilies didn’t last – they’ve all been beheaded and stripped of their leaves!!! Do you have any tips for keeping bunnies out of the garden? I don’t want to kill them – I just want them to stop eating what we’ve planted.

Have a great week, and tune in to the five o’clock news on Tuesday for a fantastic “Workout of the Week” – it required us to wear mouthguards.

EEK
Erin.Kiernan@who13.com

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