Diane - That sure is a long post and I am so glad to see you posting. It makes me feel so such better !!! I was giggling to myself when you mentioned avocados. When we lived I the east when I as growing up I had a friend from Columbia who kept talking about how wonderful avocados were. Well, I got one that was not ripe at all and it was hard and tasteless. It is not used that much in that part of the country or at least it wasn't at that time. It is used a lot in Mexican food for one with guacamole and other dips. They have to be quite soft and you mash them with some lemon juice to try and keep them from turning black. You can add chopped tomatoes, onions cilantro if desired and other things and makes a wonderful dip or on a salad. However they have to be SOFT. They taste mighty good now but at that time it was not since I knew nothing about this veg/fruit or whatever it is. I think my friend called it an avocado pear but it is not juicy like a pear or other fruits. I think it has some good fats I it. It is good in salads too. Glad to hear also that all your fur babies are doing well Diane. Gotta go for now but wanted to pop in to answer Diane's post. Need to start thinking of dinner. I am spoiled after all that eating out on vacation so often. I don't really want to go cook - WAHHH ! However, if we want to eat I have no choice. When I think about all the cooking I used to do years ago I can't believe it. Just to put anything on the table and make the decision of what to make, wears me out ):!! Mikie - Hope you are doing OK and haven't completely pooped out. Love to awl, Granni !!