Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hardball with Keanu Reeves and Diane Lane

Since we have dropped cable, I tend to mostly watch things on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I will also use my Amazon Prime TV Stick and watch the live African safaris from Wild Earth TV. They are excellent.

Sometimes I watch new shows and movies and sometimes I catch some of the older movies. Today was a chill day and I just watched Hardball with my daughter, Heather. Keanu Reeves plays this guy who is definitely more into gambling, drinking and scalping tickets than little league baseball, but as a condition of a loan from a friend, he agrees to coach a team. It is inspiring to watch. This should definitely be on your watch list.

Right now, it is currently on Netflix, as part of your membership, but as their list of movies is constantly updating, you can also catch it on Amazon Prime. It isn't available for free, but it is available to Rent or Purchase. While quite a few of our movies are on DVD, we have found it so much more convenient to purchase the digital copy. No matter where we are, as long as we have WiFi, we have access to the movies and shows that we have in our library! And no more finding room for any more DVDs! LOL

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Madiba with James Hendry via WildEarth.TV September 3, 2015 Sunset Drive

Carter and I love watching the Live Safaris from WildEarth.TV. These guides and photographers are fantastic. I am sorry that I can't remember who was the photographer today, I will be better in the future. The safaris are twice a day. Their sunrise safari starts at 12:30 am (EDT) and their sunset safari starts at 9:30 am (EDT). The safaris last for about 3 hours. There are times that they do have technical difficulties, but they are pretty much out in the bush and they do keep these problems well at hand for the most part.

I usually can be found on their UStream feed. I have made many wonderful friends there and if you want to chat with us, come on and visit! If you visit at other times of the day, you will see the highlights from that day's drives. It's very cool.

Now, to share some of the wonderful screen shots that I got of Matiba! He was so peaceful, although I do think he misses his Mom, Shadow, but we didn't see her today. She is busy trying to work on the next baby! For a while he got very excited, seemed like he was about to go on a hunt, but then seemed to think better of it and just chilled out again! LOL

Please note: The guide is James Hendry - Sorry - I did this wrong on the pics! That will try to teach me to rush during nap time! LOL Sorry James!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Iced Tea Sweetened with Sugar and Lemon

We are big fans of iced tea here, so when I make this, I make a gallon at a time. It goes quickly even still, that's for sure. We like our drinks cold, but we also don't like that ice dilutes it, and since I haven't made this in a while, I have to iced tea cubes (when I make it, I pour some in the ice cube trays so as it melts, the flavor remains the same).

  • Ingredients:
    • 8 tea bags (I use Lipton but it all depends on your preference)
    • 16 cups water
    • 1-1/3 cups sugar
    • 2/3 cup lemon juice
It's super simple. Ready for these tough steps? Boil the water (I don't boil the entire 16 cups, probably about half of that). Once it is boiling hot, turn off the heat and add the 8 tea bags and let them seep for an hour. Once it's cool enough, pour into your container and add the sugar and lemon juice and stir until dissolved. Now, use the rest of the water to fill your container. 

If you want the ice cubes too, just pour some into your ice cube tray and freeze and enjoy! (This works great for other drinks too!) Now, enjoy!