Squirl's Nest

Friday, May 26, 2006

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

We're roasting soy dogs and marshmallows over the fire in Fruitport tonight. Yes, we're house- and dog-sitting for Ichabod's folks. Two nights in the country, can't beat it.

I've been taking some photos. They will be posted, maybe tomorrow.

In case you don't get a chance to stop back, have a great Memorial Day weekend!


Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Soy dogs? Ugh! I think I’ll bead for McDonald’s for breakfast and eat a couple of sausage biscuits.

Sat May 27, 06:09:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

What is Memorial Day?

Sat May 27, 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, well, there certainly won't be any soy dogs in my breakfast. The coffee's brewing right now, though, and that's the real stuff.

JDR, back in the 1860's it was declared Decoration Day. It was the day to decorate the graves of, and honor the war dead. Now it's call Memorial Day even though some older folk still call it Decoration Day. Originally, it was celebrated on May 30th. But, so that gov't employees could have a long weekend it started being observed on the last Monday in May.

I'll bet that's way more info than you wanted. :)

Sat May 27, 07:45:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

As a Girl Scout mom, I can't hear of roasted marshmallows without thinking s'mores. Pick up some graham crackers and Hershey bars! Have a great time :)

Sat May 27, 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Have fun with Annie!

Sat May 27, 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, hi! *waving*

I've been trying really hard this last week to watch what I eat. And Ichabod and his friend, Eric, went to the store without me, so, no graham cracker or chocolate. But I did have two marshmallows. :)

Hope you're getting past that bendy part in the road.

tshsmom, there is a celebration this time every year here in Fruitport called Old Fashioned Days. They bring rides and stuff in. Last night, when I was trying to sleep, was fireworks night. I didn't mind the fireworks, but Annie's never heard them before. She was barking and growling. I had to pet and soothe her the rest of the time to get her to shut up. :)

But, I'm still having fun with her.

Sat May 27, 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Happy Memorial Day weekend to you too!

Soy hot dogs eh? I guess I thought that you ate beef. Do you not? or are you just afraid of the stuff that ends up in hot dogs? Just wondering.

Have a nice time with Annie. Hopefully, now that the fireworks are over, she'll feel better.

Sat May 27, 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, you're back! I hope you had a good vacation.

The soy dogs were Ichabod's idea. I will eat beef, I just don't eat it all the time.

Annie's doing fine now. Well, except when she was digging in the plants. She got puppy prison for a while after that. :)

Sat May 27, 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger SunDenine said...

Alexander and I may stop by a minute on Sunday....we are going to my parents place in GH for barbeque...

Hey...it was something my family did on these kind of holidays when I was a kid,...we visited the Ichabod homested. Who says I need to grow up.

See ya...maybe...

Sat May 27, 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Mmmmmmm. Soy dogs and marshmellows. Seriosly, a meal after my own heart. Have a great weekend filled with puppy kisses.

Sat May 27, 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Sounds like a great weekend!
Can't wait to see the pictures!

Just what kind of wine do you serve with soy dogs?

Sat May 27, 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sun, you may stop by, if you like, but I'm not sure when we're leaving. His folks might be home by then, though.

Kranki, of course, there's always someone who understands the vegetarian side of things. :)

And there have been many puppy kisses.

Sierrabella, I have to get my ass in gear and the get the pictures out here. Let's see, how a nice dry red wine??? That's my preference anyway. :)

Sat May 27, 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I won't eat soy hot dogs, because I just don't like hot dogs in general. But I have been totally converted to eating and LOVING soy chicken (chik'n). And you know, soy is important for a woman my age...

Hope y'all's havin' fun!

Sat May 27, 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, soy is very important to a certain segment of our population. :)

I love my new template and look!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sat May 27, 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

You got it, Bucky and Squirl! Every time my hot flashes come back, I up my soy intake, and POOF, they're gone.

Sat May 27, 05:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I also take evening primrose oil and vitamin E. Anything that works, eh?

Sat May 27, 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

sounds great. Have a marshmallow or 2 for me please

Sun May 28, 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Your blog is looking lovely lady.

And I did that what order were you born thing and it got me right too, first born.

Its prolly the bossy thing that gives it away. heh

Sun May 28, 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Nice new look!

By the way, we are having hot dogs (organic) tonight! along with potato salad and blueberries. too bad we don't have some watermelon, that would be about perfect.

Sun May 28, 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Dawn, you got it!

Jess, thanks! Some very nice person fixed my blog up for me. Any idea who that could be?

So that one got you right, too, huh? I guess somebody has to be in charge.

Danielle, thanks! I really love the new look.

Sounds like a wonderful meal. Too bad about no watermelon, though.

Sun May 28, 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Corn dogs on this end. Mmmm.

Sun May 28, 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, when we had our soy dogs, we wrapped Pillsbury biscuit dough around them. So they weren't corn dogs, but weirdly, vaguely reminiscent of corn dogs.

Sun May 28, 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

OH YEAH! My family knows when I haven't taken my evening primrose! :0
I also take black cohosh and flaxseed oil...works for me.

Mon May 29, 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yes, I take flaxseed oil, too. But I've never taken the black cohosh.

Mon May 29, 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Pioneer Woman said...

You too.
Love your photos.

Mon May 29, 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ree, thanks!

Mon May 29, 07:09:00 PM  

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