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Troll in a Table...

Sunday I spent a bit of time cooking and cleaning. Erik mentioned he may come this weekend, so I want to have the house half way decent and cleaned. It's been over a year since we've seen each other, and now that we're all vaccinated, we feel safe enough to take 'the chance' to visit other than texting or talking on the phone. Anyway, I have everything dusted and will clean bathrooms when he lets us know he's on his way. It's about a 3 hour drive from Houston to here, so that will give me plenty of time. I'll prepare some meals and freeze them. And, I'm pretty sure we'll go out to our favorite restaurant while he's here. He likes the steak and quail dinner at this 'posh' establishment. Since this week, it's his birthday, why not take him to his special place. There'll be games played and a lot of personal catching up to do.

I made homemade, crust from scratch, pepperoni and black olive pizzas for Bud and me to eat for a couple of days. I'll probably round the week off with salmon loaf and maybe fajitas. That'll get us through until Erik arrives. Then, we'll go from there.  I'm sure I'll bake his favorite dessert too...which is pumpkin pie.

Sunday afternoon around midday, while I was dusting the entertainment center and moving stuff around on top, the TV was on. There was a 'breaking news' so I stopped to listen. This area just north of us by a few miles and farther up to the north from here was under tornado watch/warning. We here in town were under heavy flooding. Why not? We've had hurricanes, flooding, hail, freezing...a tornado threat would top it all off like a cherry on the fudge sundae!!

In the meantime, after I called it quits for the day, I started reading my book I got for Mother's Day, and skimmed through a new TIGER magazine by TIME [shown above]. I topped my quiet time with working on a table [html coding] for my blog to place a troll doll each time I make a new blog post. You'll see the tables and photo of the dolls at the end of each post 'til they're all shown. It's been a LONG time since I've done the coding for a table and borders, so it was hit and miss for a while 'til I got it all figured out once again. The old saying goes, if you don't use it, you lose it.  I lost it. I hope it works properly.


TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
My very first


1959



44 comments:

  1. You still have your very first one! And I remember that this is what the first older ones looked like.

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    1. Yep, that's the one that started it all.

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  2. Hello,
    Your pizza sounds yummy. Happy Birthday to your son! I like the cute troll photo. Take care, have a happy new week!

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  3. That troll is adorable!

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    1. They all are. Some more than others.

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  4. Hope you get to spend time with your son this weekend.
    I wouldn't know the first thing about adding the table for the troll. That's way beyond my computer knowledge. How awesome that you have your very first troll doll.

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    1. It will be good to see him in person.

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  5. All that cooking and cleaning has wiped me out for the week. But what you've cooked sounds so delish. Sounds like it will be a good time with Erik. I never knew the troll dolls dated so far back. I thought they came around the late 70's. Maybe that was a resurgence period?

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    1. Yep, they've been around for generations.

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  6. I had high hopes 2021 would have less drama. Last week's Cyber attack on the Colonial pipeline just plain scary. At one point NC had over 70% of service stations w/o gas.
    There is never just news...it is always BREAKING NEWS. All the channels have switched from just weather to Severe Weather. No matter whether it is here on 1000 miles from here. Kinda like hollering wolf too many times.
    We have been making our own pizza sauce etc but I'm still using pillsbury pizza dough.
    Many years ago YEAST and I agreed to disagree
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. That's new to me...a yeast intolerance.

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  7. Ah such a computer geek you are. Coding is a foreign word to me. Love the box you created for your troll. She was born two years after I graduated. You do know she is naked:))
    Enjoy your time with and hope you have a lovely relaxed time together.

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  8. I'm old enough to remember when trolls were called Wishniks!

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  9. Your homemade pizza sound great. I can only imagine how excited you must be to see Erik, have a great time! I love your first troll - perfect. :)

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  10. My daughter just called to tell me she has Indigo Buntings at her feeders! Exciting. You sure have wild weather there lately! After reading about all of your cleaning and cooking I feel so inadequate now. You go! Glad your son will visit soon.

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  11. the only HTML I know how to do is copy and paste the ones from blog post when I accidently put the dog on mad snapper, or madsnapper post on dog blog.... Squirrel Queen taught me that. I tried reading up on it and my brain hurt so bad I stopped. this is really cool, had no idea the border could be done. I do remember that troll from my distant past. now we have a cliffhanger each day. so glad Eric is coming and lots of visiting to be done. weather gone wild is just crazy. the poor people dying from the virus in India are now being attacked by a cyclone like Katrina.

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    1. Ya, that coding can be a strain on the brain!!

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  12. You have been busy. We are having rain for the next seven days. I feel like I am living in south Texas again.

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    1. ...and you KNOW South Texas weather!

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  13. I hope Erik is able to come & that you enjoy each other's company. And yep, your little troll application worked just peachy. I can see the picture just fine. How darling! I collected trolls when I was a child... had dozens of them. I had a little vinyl troll house too, which looked much like the Flintstones house. *haha* I think all of it got thrown out when it got ruined down my in-laws basement after it flooded. It's a good thing I don't remember what else got flooded down there... I'd probably cry about it today. ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. So do I...it's been far too long seeing him

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  14. Oh darn. I went grocery shopping this morning! I NEED this pizza!

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  15. Hooray for a visit!

    I take it for granted, the bad weather did not visit you, this time!

    Ahhh, your techy ability!!!

    Just pausing my "Blog Pause",
    for tiny bit...
    🌿🌼🌿💛🌿🌼🌿

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  16. Love your very first Troll..great job "coding" what ever that means..haha for my ignorance.
    Yumm the pizza sounds delicious and how fun to be expecting company so soon. Your time together will be so special.especially that POSH meal.
    Sue

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    1. It's up to him. He always has a choice. He usually says "quail".

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  17. Happy Birthday to your son!

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  18. You are so smart, and I look forward to seeing all the trolls! You are right, though, about if you don't use it you lose it. True with many aspects of living as we age. :-)

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    1. Exactly. Must keep active. Physically & mentally.

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  19. Does your troll have a name? I would think it being your first one it might have one.

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  20. Happy Birthday to Erik and have a wonderful visit!!!!

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  21. I like your first troll! I used to have some of them too, but they disappeared over time.
    Hooray for Erik coming. I know how wonderful it will be to be together again.

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  22. We had one or two trolls years ago but one of my daughters had a real phobia about them so they had to go. I don't think I've heard about anyone collecting them. Now I have.
    You certainly have a variety of bad weather that can and sometimes does hit you. Keep safe!!

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  23. I’m lost when you talk about coding and all that. Good for you to do these things.

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  24. I hope you have a wonderful visit.

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