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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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Tuesday Cheer

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Be happy. It could be worse.

Trying to convince myself that what I'm going through right now will get better. And remind myself that it's not the worse thing that could happen.


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ABB698 11/8/2011 11:47PM

    You are amazing, and can conquer ANYTHING! emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 11/8/2011 11:58AM

    Someday's this is hard to do. emoticon

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    Absolutely. I'm doing the same thing. Here's a hug for you. emoticon

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