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Christmas Movies

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I love- love- love Christmas movies.

Hallmark has started running them very early, but that's o.k. I like it.

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?

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KIMBERTA99 11/14/2011 11:08PM

    On Strike For Christmas... my kids LOVE the part where the dad and sons are TRYING to make cookies!!! It really is a really good family movie!

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MISSLORI5 11/14/2011 11:02PM

    I have a friend who tapes the hallmark movies so we can watch them on Thurs. while we crotchet. I have to say my favorite Christmas movie is "A Little Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart. It just touches me in a very special way. I truly love the classic holiday movies most, but there are getting to be more and more of the recent ones I enjoy also!

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/14/2011 8:06AM

    The Muppets Christmas Carol!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/13/2011 10:06PM

    It may seem odd but my favorite movie is Trading Places.

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JUSTJUSTY 11/13/2011 6:10PM

    Enjoy them all emoticon

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MJ7DM33 11/13/2011 3:17PM

  I like the Hallmark movies also! emoticon

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ABB698 11/13/2011 3:05PM

    TLC Christmas movies are sweet & sappy, love them :)

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GETDONE 11/13/2011 2:37PM


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LINDAMARIEZ1 11/13/2011 2:21PM


susan luchie plany a different twist of Ebenezer!!!!

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IAM_HIS2 11/13/2011 1:11PM

    I enjoy the Bells of St. Mary and It's a Wonderful Life. All old classics.

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CATLADYX8 11/13/2011 11:10AM

    My favorite Christmas movies are White Christmas, always makes me cry and Christmas Vacation, good for a laugh or two. I also love the animated special with Mickey Roonie and the white wizard. They sing "Put one foot in front of the other..." can't remember the name of the movie. Has the meister burger, burger meister in it.

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MAMAWLINDALOU 11/13/2011 9:46AM

    I watch all of the Hallmark movies. My favorite channel.

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MIMIDOT 11/13/2011 9:40AM

    I like the Hallmark movies.

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BIGDAD1211 11/13/2011 9:31AM

    A Christmas Story. I love that movie!

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BLUEANGELLK 11/13/2011 9:26AM

    Any sappy Christmas movie is fine with me!!!!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

I spent the day cooking and preparing meals for next week. emoticon

I hate cooking, unless it's a new recipe that I want to try.

Now I can spend more time doing what I want to do.

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/13/2011 7:54AM

    Thankfully my husband and I love to cook, but on the other hand we are not great healthy cooks. We need to change some things up!

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ABB698 11/13/2011 12:01AM

    Enjoy your Sunday now that you're all done! :)

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VICIOUS421 11/12/2011 10:03PM


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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/12/2011 9:13PM

    I raked leaves all way and I hate it. LOL.

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BECCIE0524 11/12/2011 7:24PM

    I have just started doing this myself. Sunday is my make ahead meal day. It makes the week a lot less stressful and leaves me more time for me!

Do you have a recipe for your favorite meal? I would love to add a new recipe to my collection. emoticon

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LORT-C 11/12/2011 5:37PM

    I do the same thing. Spend one day getting ready for the whole week. If I am not prepared I then blow it. hope you are doing something fun now. emoticon

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Thank You to All Our Vets

Friday, November 11, 2011

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It takes a special person to risk their lives to save others.

It's a shame that our vets don't get the recognition they deserve. They are out there crawling in trenches, walking through all sorts of dangers and giving up everything they love. Some never make it home and the ones who do, come back to mediocre circumstances.

I read an article recently about a woman who had come home from Iraq and was living in her car and using a storage to keep her clothes and other things. What?!!! We should all be upset about this.

Vets should be given proper medical, dental, and mental services free of charge. I know a bit about the VA and know that it is not what it should be. It needs to be better.

Vets should come home to jobs and free housing. I think they should even get free cars and food for life.

I don't think I'm asking for too much.

They have sacrificed their lives. Their families suffer everyday not knowing if they will ever see each other again.

On this day we celebrate the service, dedication and sacrifices that these men and women have made, but still - it's not enough.

They deserve more.

Thank You Vets

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ABB698 11/12/2011 1:46AM

    They do deserve so much for all they've done! emoticon

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AMANDA_NY 11/11/2011 11:57AM

  Wonderful thoughts! We should all appreciate that great work of our veterans. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/11/2011 9:07AM

    I think congress at least just passed the veteran's clause regarding the new Obama stimulus bill which is designed to help prevent the problems you described. This House of Representatives group is pretty worthless otherwise.

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Summer in November

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The past few days have felt like summer. I just wish it could stay this way all winter. I was able to get out and enjoy them, thank goodness, because today, temps are on the decline.

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/11/2011 6:41AM

    Our weather was nice, but that streak has ended and posssible snow is in the forecast.

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ABB698 11/11/2011 1:04AM

    Yea, I live in So. Cal and it's been FREEZING HERE! emoticon
(Freezing is anything under 60 degrees, and it's been in the LOW 50's in the am, all week!) Brrrr

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IAM_HIS2 11/10/2011 6:32PM

    Yesterday was great--today it is freezing here. Our weather has been cold one day, than warm the next day.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/10/2011 10:58AM

    I love days like that too and hate winter.

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PAWSINAZ 11/10/2011 9:29AM

    I have been FREEZING to death in AZ....LOL!

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Where's the good beef

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

How many times have you bought meat from the grocery store, opened it up and got disgusted by the smell or by the way it looks.

What's up with the beef when the outside looks nice and red and the inside is gray and looks like it's been cooked.

I must say I've returned my share of meat back to the store.This has caused me to decrease my consumption of meat, which is healthier, but I still want quality meat.

Yes, I could go to a specialty store like Whole Foods and purchase high quality meat, but the prices are very high and I'd have to drive a long distance to get there.

My experience with most meat stores is not a good one. The smell, the whole set up just turns me off. So I don't go to them.

My DH used to buy fresh chickens from a store when we lived in North Jersey. You know those stores you go to and the chickens are walking around free until somebody comes in and singles one out. Then a man wearing a dirty white coat comes over and rings the poor things neck. Ugggggghhhhh!

The meat is fresh, but once I sink my teeth into it, the scenario is plays in my head and I can't bring myself to swallow.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like meat. I just want it fresh and free of chemicals and I don't want to be witness to it's last day on earth. I'm conflicted - I know.

Yesterday I decided to try a local meat store. I was expecting to gag when I walked in, but there was no foul odor - in fact the aroma was inviting. It was like a small grocery store and deli. I liked it.

So I told the butcher I'd never purchased meat from a meat store. He was friendly, he explained some things to me, and answered my questions.

I bought a couple of pounds of ground round, got it home and was happy to see that the insides were as red and healthy as the outside, It had no odor and the price was reasonable. I divided it up for six future meals.

I'll let you know how it tastes tomorrow. We're having tacos tonight.

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ABB698 11/10/2011 2:51AM

    I'm with ya, don't eat hardly any beef at all, in fact reading your post I almost wanted to gag the smell was so real! LOL Hope the tacos were good! emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 11/9/2011 9:22PM

    Sometimes it just makes me sick - especially beef, so I rarely eat it.

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    I feel exactly the same way. I have a wonderful meat market I go to with the only ground beef I will purchase.

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/9/2011 7:30AM

    We don't have that many options here in Binghamton. We have a couple of chain stores though that I usually buy from and am quite happy. I look for sales because the price has risen.

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