Archive for January, 2009

Sixth picture meme

I’m playing along with Quiltldy Kathy .  Here’s the picture



This is me pulling the pulled pork for my MIL’s 79th birthday in January 2008.   I had just started smoking meat in the fall of 2007 after discovering the Smoking Meat Forums .  I started by modifying our outdoor grill to serve as a smoker by adding a water pan, a can of wood chips, and using foil to plug all the holes in the grill top.  Hubby bought me a smoker for Christmas 2007 and I’m been in hog heaven ever since. the whole shoulder

Looking at this picture makes me want to fire up the smoker right now!   This one looks so tender and juicy.  I’ve been having trouble lately with the meat starting to dry out before it reaches it’s final temp.  I smoked two this week for the inauguration and had some of my neighbors over.  They all loved the meat, but to me, it was on the dry side.  But that’s part of the fun…. try, try again!

I’m working of a knitting project this morning and am going with a friend to the movies this afternoon.  We haven’t decided whether to see Marley and Me or Frost/Nixon.  We’ll decide when we get there — they start about the same time.  I haven’t been to the movies in ages and this is part of my efforts to get myself out and about more now that my knee is feeling better.  I’ve become a real home-body and need to start enjoying life outside my four walls again.  I find it takes a lot of effort; hopefully, it will become easier. 

If you would like to play along, here’s the guidelines:

Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.
Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.
Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.
Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.  (I’m choosing not to tag people).

Do you see it?


Do you see it??


I haven’t “seen” it in 3 years, but now it’s found. About three years ago I was picking up the family room and put my jump drive somewhere safe — that was the last time I saw it. I’ve looked for it everywhere. I’ve been reorganizing and cleaning up my sewing room (which serves many purposes including genealogy research). This morning, I reached over to put a paperclip in my desk organizer and there was my jump drive!! Safe and sound after all these years!! Now I wonder where the one I bought to replace it is….

Do you see it??