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Things Are Not Always What They Seem

You don't know what is lurking out there! Our grandson cut his foot right here!

A friend of ours is in a medically induced coma from diving from a boat in Lake Eufaula. He is in his mid twenties.

This morning, the news reported a man drowned in the same lake, jumping off the cliffs just a few miles from us.

 Several years ago, my niece broke her back from cliff jumping in Connecticut! 

We hear of these happenings so often on the news, yet people don’t consider what is not seen. None would have done that, if they had known what was lurking beneath the surface.

This weekend as we were checking our lines for fish, one of them was tangled so badly, it took several tries to finally get untangled. The culprit was a tree in the middle of the lake!

As we watched the depth finder on the pontoon, out in the middle of the body of water, it registered three feet. Who knew?

People think they know what is beyond the depths of the water, around the corner, under the woodpile, in someone else’s mind!

Sadly, we don’t, and really need to be careful to check things out before blindly jumping into any situation; injuring ourselves, ruining, or ending our life!

On a lighter note, even though our fishing expedition wasn’t that successful as far as bringing in the “big” one, it was a great weekend with friends on the water. My friend Beth and I both agree, it’s a good thing we aren’t professional fishermen. We would starve!

With the late night and early morning routine of checking the lines, I was so brain-dead today, I had to take a nap. I think this is telling my age,  or maybe it was just a chocolate overdose!

Fortunately there were previously caught crappie and catfish in the freezer to feed the crew. Add to that, some wonderful spaghetti salad, American cheese, marinated mushrooms, pea salad,  fresh salad, and yummy sweet tea!

 We were stuffed, contented and relaxed… and exhausted from the rough water!

I thought we needed chocolate. I didn’t realize Beth was thinking the same thing! When I walked in her door, she laughed and exclaimed, “I thought we needed chocolate!”  

Ooh, No-Bake Cookies!

“I was thinking the same thing, Beth! Where can I put these chocolate covered strawberries?”  

To me, it doesn’t get any better than this mouth-watering end to an excellent meal. Besides, strawberries are a good buy now, and ooh, so sweet!

Want to make some?  Here’s how I do it! It’s so sweet and easy!


Grab strawberries from fridge, wash and remove stems

 In a glass bowl, melt about a half of package of milk chocolate-chips in the microwave. ( 30 seconds, stir… 30 seconds stir! )

 Dip those strawberries, swirl them, and set them on a tray.

Put in freezer (or refrigerator) to harden the chocolate. 

After chocolate sets, put in deviled egg container, replace lid, and store in fridge until time to eat.

  •  Use any kind of flat tray, cutting board, etc., to harden the chocolate.  Some people don’t remove stems, but I do. (It’s a matter of preference.)
  • Deviled egg containers are wonderful for stabilizing strawberries if you are traveling with them. They stack great for when you need more than one tray.
  • Be prepared to go… UMM!

Starting now, I am going to add a little humor at the end of my posts. Here is one of the things today that made me laugh out loud!

My friend posted this on Facebook today.

I didn’t lose my mind.. I ran away from it… and if you see it.. please don’t tell it where I am! 😉

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