Oh, my, sooooo many posts. It always makes me happy to see our Porchies hanging out here. Rock, I'm sooooo impressed--puns en Francais? Tres bien, mon ami. That lemon dessert sounds delicious. I love lemons. We are enjoying some from our little trees. The shopping networks on TV sell the mandolins on their kitchen shows. I don't recall their being that pricey. I have a couple of antique wooden and metal cabbage slicers to make kraut. They sit among my other smaller antiques on top of my kitchen cabinets. It's a mix of wood, iron, brass and pottery. There is something so comforting about seeing antique kitchen utensils up there. I have a Cuisinart which I've never used. Got it for half price new and, somehow, thought I'd use it. Then, I got sick and stopped cooking much. One of these days, I'll do something with it. Glad you've been feeling up to going out. Jam, flip flops are a staple in my wardrobe down here so likely won't stop wearing them. Back in high school, we girls all wore Capezio flats. They were such soft leather but gave no support. My doc said they would ruin our feet way back then. I am also a fan of wearing socks when it's cold out. I have on my fuzzy wuzzy ones now. My Mom gave up trying to get the bottoms of my white socks clean. I've fallen out of my slippers but never out of my underwear. Perhaps my head injury keeps me from being able to read between the lines. Oooh, maybe I don't want to Granni, thanks for the good wishes that I don't have a UTI. I hope it continues. When I first read your post, I thought you said your pic is the one sent to the FBI. Had to read it again. One little space makes all the diff. I, of course, watched the game between the Broncos and Pats. Broncos are my home team and the Pats are my adopted team because, when I first moved down here, we almost never got Bronco games on TV. My friends and neighbors are from the Boston area. I fell asleep during the second game. Playoff games are usually better than the Superbowl games but, of course, I'll be watching and my friends will all be cheering for the Broncos. Julie, be careful with all this overdoing. I am glad you are feeling better as I know how much you do for everyone. Are you still getting snow? Is everyone feeling OK? Springwater, I'm so glad you got to see RaviShanker. I remember him and his course. He's been around a long time. The only celeb I've met out of the blue was O.J. Simpson on the beach in Hawaii. I didn't get any bad vibes from him. In fact, I thought he was so handsome and charming to everyone. That was back in the days of his Hertz commercials with him running through the airport. I think security cameras are an excellent idea if crime is an issue. We have a sign on our carport that the area is under surveillance but we don't have any cameras. Our lights are motion activated and I think that discourages car break ins. You must be exhausted with all the ceremonies and company. Take good care of yourself. Well, I've nothing left to say (a big sigh of relief goes up from the crowd). I said it all in my remarks to our Porchies. Just want to wish everyone a great day. Just realized it's MLK Day. No mail today. I watched "The Butler" yesterday afternoon. A fitting movie for this holiday. Love, Mikie Sunflower Girl, yes, the temp has to be just right. Only problem is that it's afternoon before it gets to 70 degrees. I know I can apply the coat when it's about 65. It's fast drying stuff so I think it'll be OK. The new board member did a beautiful typed resume which was sent out with the notice of the mtg. Two members did messy written ones, including my friend who lost, and the rest did nothing. My worry is that this new member has been less than forthcoming over several issues so I don't completely trust her. She got on the board back in 2010 and was kicked off because she never came to mtgs. We'll see how it goes this time. I'm just worried about my friend who looked stricken. I'm sure she must feel that no one appreciates her service. Even very local politics can be heartbreaking. When I had Tweety and Sylvester, I got a cheap, $2.88, fuzzy animal print throw for my loveseat at Wally World. They loved it so much and it protected the loveseat from cat hair and snagging when they knead with their paws. I sprayed the side of the loveseat with a repellant when they tried to use it for a scratching post. They had other scratching posts and I gave them treats when they used them. Dar, your Sat. sounds like my Sun. You certainly did a lot yesterday considering it was a rest up day. I went downstairs to help Frank and Ilona move furniture and put their new TV together and hook it up. Then, Barb had a "no signal" box on her TV screen despite the fact that it had a pic. I turned it off and back on and the box disappeared. She was running it on her component cables but it wouldn't get a pic on her HDMI cable. I messed around, switching cables, and figured out it was her old cable box. She had been told by Comcast that she would need a new one as they don't use that kind any more. All she cared about was watching the Patriots game so, at least, she was able to do that. Unfortunately, for her, they lost to my Broncos. I had thought the Pats would win. So a large part of my day was shot but it was OK because I had nothing else to do anyway.