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The Kin is focused on friendship and sharing and involves exchanges, discussions and games, as well as other fun activities! We are not limited to elderly women who can't fully channel.
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  2. We still have 8 Drive-in Theatres in the state, I think? There's one here in the city, and a very famous old one up in Tulsa that was refurbished. We used it for our Graduation ceremony last May for the school I work for, so that our students would get a chance to 'have' one. 🙂 Everyone loved it. Since we were outside, we got to have Confetti Canons! It would be nice if they put in MORE of them. The ice cream place near our house was featured on Food Network. 🙂 (I actually heard about it because a friend in ILLINOIS saw it on TV. lol). It's also in their '50 States, 50 Scoops' article on the best ice cream places in each state.
  3. That sounds so fun, Lily! I hope they have a great Halloween. 🙂 I have no idea what we are doing for it yet other than the city has announced Trick or Treating will be observed 'on' Halloween night since it's on the weekend. Usually we watch It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, if we are actually home (which I am assuming we will be). For years we were never home on Halloween due to the Anime Convention we were running that often overlapped it (which is pretty much giant Halloween anyway 😉 ). There are a lot of younger kids on our new street though, so I might bother to buy candy and trick-or-treat items for anyone who comes to our door. Two years ago I got glow-bracelets to give out too, and those were even more popular than the candy.
  4. I usually cook for Thanksgiving, so that's probably what I'm doing. I am looking forward to the break between semesters and doing all the Christmas baking and decorating. We'll do whatever my daughter wants to do, because for me, it's all about being with my family. She's the one who cares about the vision. But first, Halloween! It's my little grandson's first Halloween. He has a little Woody costume (well, it's pajamas, but same diff...) and his big brother has a Buzz Lightyear costume. They are going to be adorable! I'm not sure if we're doing trunk-or-treats or walking the neighborhood, or both. That's my daughter's department. I just walk with them.
  5. Well, on top of the items listed in my first post, I'm looking forward to doing NaNoWriMo this year without having to move in the middle of November. Writing is much better when there's enough time! I am also looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Last year we spent the three days before Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving day, moving boxes in-and-out of a Uhaul (it took four moves with the Uhaul we had) and nearly broke the whole family, even the teenager. We stopped at a gas station and got Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies (which are basically large hand/pocket pies) for Thanksgiving on our way back to the house with the last load on Thanksgiving afternoon. They are, at the least, delicious. 🙂 Though it will be nice to make an actual holiday meal this year and not be hauling boxes.
  6. I love those 50’s themed places. We used to have one. Plus, I love drive in theaters. I was hoping they would have a come back especially with COVID.
  7. Definitely prayers for your Xena. My birthday is tomorrow. I’m getting an E-bike from my husband. It’s on order as well as some accessories. My husband wants me to be able to go up hills with him. Plus, I have tears in my meniscus. Both sides and an achilles problem not to mention needing surgery for carpal tunnel on both wrists. So, I’m very excited for that. I love football so tomorrow my youngest son is coming over and we’re ordering food. On October 7th my oldest son and his fiancé are flying in to celebrate both my and my husband’s birthdays. They are taking us out to dinner and we already have reservations. After that excitement, I’m looking forward to Fall, my favorite season. Chanukah is right after Thanksgiving so the busyness will start again. I also help my best friend decorate her tree and we do Christmas baking after that. What are you looking forward to?
  8. I like malts. 🙂 Though not a lot of places seem to make them anymore. I think the cute 50s Soda Shoppe themed ice cream place near our library may have them. We've only just discovered them, but all of their goods are made from scratch in house and what we have had so far is very tasty! This is the first time in decades I've lived near a Dairy Queen (and it's still about 20 minutes away with no traffic, but that's better than none). We don't go there often, but I really wanted something thick and creamy and the local frozen custard places don't make their custard thick enough.
  9. That sounds like a lovely visit, and tasty food. I am so sorry about your sister's dog! That is one of the hardest things. Our very elderly large dog, Xena, is having back issues. Thankfully she doesn't seem to be in much pain, and is on very good medication from our vet, but she's not able to 'feel' her back end much right now. My husband has already been looking into DIY dog wheelchairs in case she does not regain the ability to feel her back legs. 'Best' case scenario, the anti-inflammatories help her long enough for it to heal (if it is a slipped disc. We can't afford an MRI to see if it's a disc or a tumor, unfortunately) Her bloodwork was great and she is otherwise in perfect health, so we are hopeful, but good thoughts and prayers from anyone would be appreciated.
  10. I loved field trips when I was in school. When my sister was here we tried to go to the forest but it was closed due to the fires. We went to the lake and to the coast. She made a delicious quiche and coconut pie. We went out to eat and the movies. Sadly, when she got home she had to euthanize one of her dogs.
  11. I so wish we had a Dairy Queen here. A walk in the woods sounds awesome too. I just really require nuts on a Sunday. I really like malts too but a lot of people don’t.
  12. Mmmm that looks delicious! Not a Sundae, per say, but I tried the Pecan Pie blizzard at Dairy Queen the other day after our family walk in the woods. It was awesome! They managed to make little soft caramel-chew type things out of pecan pie filling so it really tasted right. 🙂
  13. I am looking forward to the temperature staying below 90 degrees. (We aren't there yet, but this week it dropped into the 70s and 80s for a solid three days. Now going back to the 90s....sigh). So we went out and enjoyed a lovely nature park in the area we hadn't been to before. Happened across a film set by total coincidence. 😉 So that was fun. Also looking forward to hopefully getting to have field trips for our school. I already had to move our September plans to October because people higher-up than our Principal said "NOTHING IN SEPTEMBER." Sigh... we are pushing back on October. Everything we're planning is virtual or outdoors where people can mask and distance properly. I'm glad you had fun with your sister! My son got to attend a friend's sleepover birthday party last weekend (all parties are vaccinated), and they all stayed up until 7am video gaming and eating ice cream. Kitten training goes apace. Got through an entire evening of painting without either small kitten causing problems!
  14. Walnut and caramel sauce. They were shaking the walnut trees here. I always have asthma during that time because of the dust and everything that goes into the air.
  15. What are you looking forward to this Fall? My sister just flew home yesterday. We had a lot of fun. My son and his fiancé are flying in on the 8th.
  16. Yes, they were very nice. Took it in right away and fixed it.
  17. Oh dear! I hope you were able to get the tire fixed in time.
  18. Ok, I’m all ready for my sister except for the fact I’ve gotten a flat tire. I have to pick her up tomorrow afternoon and the gardeners will be here in the morning. So, I’m on my little spare and heading to the tire store in the morning.
  19. So much family visiting. That sounds great! I hope the surgery goes well. I feel like I need to actually see some of Season 1 to have a real opinion on how I think they will portray the Kin. Hoping they come across a little more as a subtle secret society than a ladies' crafting circle. 😉 We're two weeks into the school year and we still have new students enrolling (we started a couple of weeks later than most of the bricks-and-mortar schools, and there's definitely families who don't want to deal with how the state is 'not' handling things). Thankfully it's been a good group so far. 🙂
  20. Braum's makes a Spicy Mango Raspberry Sherbet that's fantastic! (I think they use just a hint of red sweet pepper to give it a hint of 'zip' and it's amazing) My favorite Sundae toppings/ice creams involve cookie dough (everything should have cookie dough), raspberries, chocolate, fresh whipped cream (homemade always best!). Butterscotch sauce for sure. I'm totally up for blueberries and cherries too. Nuts! - Pecans being a favorite texture-wise and flavor with ice cream, but hazelnuts are good on pretty much anything, or almonds. I love nuts.
  21. I have a rule with Mango's, if they are the super ripe and soft side? they really mix well with ice cream, mainly vanilla. If they are still hard-ish, they are easier to cook with and can be made in all sorts of things. Also, a Mango salsa on Ice cream? YUM
  22. They are the best! You think they belong on a Sunday? 🤔
  23. Mangos!!! *swoons* i LOVE mangoes too..
  24. Mangoes are my favorite but I’ve never seen them on a Sunday.
  25. I do! I like most fruits, though I can't recall which I don't care for. XD My favorites are Raspberry, Lychee, Pineapple and Cherry. Blueberries are my next go to.

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