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Saturday, October 23, 2010

I have lots of useless info to share and several pictures.And if for some reason I lose this when I finish.Rest assured this computer will be out in the back yard where I will throw it.
We will start with yesterday.Picked up two movies to watch. Karate Kid and Robin Hood
We made our trip to Wal-Mart and it was mostly successful. I could not find a single dress of any kind so that was a bust.
I did pick up another y-peeler for a friend or two. Also got new calculator for kitchen.Time for a new one.Bill found some nice light flannel shirts for cool weather when ever it gets here. I couldn't resist the candy corn but I haven't eaten any and have it all in portion bags for Bill to hide so they can be rationed out. I also pick up a couple of small plates and a small bowl for salads. I do like pretty plates.Here are two views.

here is a picture of the family bathroom.Yes I said bathroom.This is the kewlest one I have ever seen.Maybe you have seen one with a childs toilet but I hadn't.I just thought it was just a great idea.

And this is what I saw from the front step when we got home.Yes we were out after dark.Very rare for us.

Watched Karate Kid.Very good movie.We both enjoyed it.
And that takes care of yesterday.
Today has been honey do day etc.Here was the list I made
1 Get rest of yellow leaves off sunflower plant.Tired of looking at them thru window where I exercise. Brianna did a half way job on that the other day--Done by Bill today and was done right
2.Take floppy computer desk out of sewing room and replace with regular chair..Done
3.Bring all planters in for cemetery and put drain holes in them all. Done
4 Bag candy I did it and didn't eat any.
5 Bag Jonhson blueberry toast in baggies
6 Put up all the can stuff that was still in bag.
7 put yellow leaves off lei plant Bill doing right now
8. Get potting soil on back porch and get two pot ready and plant the coneflowers.
Potting soil is on patio but will do the potting tomorrow
9, Put up the 2nd knife rack that has been in a drawer for months. I had the bottom one and he put up the top one.Now my big knives are more secure.I love having my knives on it.You can see my measuring cups and spoons hanging under the cabinet

10.Get gift peeler ready to mail Done
11 Put magnet on new calculator for kitchen. Done and it is on fridge
12 Take planters to cemetery and silicone them and put flowers in them. partial done.Bill decided we should let silicone dry for a couple of days.Here is a before and after of Tony's minus flowers.The white thing on little cherub will be removed.And one of our stone. My camera batteries died and the ones I thought were good in purse were also not charged. so had to take after with phone camera.

End of list Whew
Before we went out there we went to Panera Bread for lunch. It has been in Tarpon for a few years and I have never been so we went.While I was looking for some good choices all of a sudden I realized they had the calories right beside the list. That was great. i had 1/2 roasted turkey sandwich and black bean soup which came out to around 400 cal.But they put a piece of that crispy bread and I had to check internet and it was 150 cal .Which pushed my lunch up to 550. I asked if they had a menu with the calories like what was o board. They didn't He said that was their new people friendly menu or something like that. But it was nice as it had calories for 1/2 and whole sandwiches. It was an expensive lunch but was very good and had lots of good choices.All the food on people's plates looked nice.
We came home and took a nap.Now we may watch the other tape before any regular programs come on if there are any .I have to look. So it has been a busy but productive day.And I did my exercises before I started anything.
So it is every man for himself tonight so i will fix my soup and salad.
Hope you are having a good weekend

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GRAMMIE1959 10/25/2010 6:35AM

    Wow such a busy day! Just a quick question...Do you have wings (you fly through your lists) or wear roller skates?

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PATRICIAANN46 10/24/2010 5:45PM

  I had to take a nap after reading your blog. You are a very busy lady!!!

I loved your dishes. If I had more storage space, I would be dangerous when it comes to buying more sets of dishes.

We watched Robin Hood last night. We had seen it in the theatre, but it was so good, that we rented it and watched again........this is the one with Russell Crowe.

I am making Split Pea Soup for supper and it smells so good.........Have a good Sunday.

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VEGEFARMER 10/24/2010 2:09PM

    Now thats what i call a very busy day Eleni.
hugs and thanks for sharing with all the photos

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SUNNY332 10/24/2010 10:58AM

    Wow - I got tired just reading your blog today.

I love pretty dishes too and these are great.

The moon was amazing. So glad you captured it and shared it with us.

We have some amazing moonscapes here lately too.

Take care and do have a GREAT day.


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KATIE233 10/23/2010 10:59PM

    boy you sure had a busy day.well tomorrow i,m decorating outside for halloween so hopefully it will be ok looks alot of rain coming. it was nice and sunny today til 7 pm and than started was nice to see sun and mild too. glen and i went to dollarama to look around.bought stuff to put up outside.have a great day tomorrow.thanks for birthday wishes.

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FEISTYMAMA 10/23/2010 9:58PM

    WOW, that's some "Honey Do" list!! I should really put all my to-do's in a list. I just don't have the brain like I used to.

They have family bathrooms all over around here. They're really nice. When Alex was little he freaked out if he had to use a regular sized toilet when we were out, so the little toilets came in handy.

The picture of the moon is gorgeous!! I miss having a nice camera that can take those kind of pictures. One of these days I'll get to research cameras and get a new one. For now my little camera does what I need it to do.

I like what you guys did to Tony's headstone. It looks really nice.

Panera Bread is delicious! I like the You Pick 2. I used to get the bread bowl soup but stopped when I started my weight loss program. I haven't had it in a while even though we have in town. My favorite soup is the broccoli cheddar. YUM!!

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EMMABE1 10/23/2010 8:24PM

    Busy, busy!! Sounds like a great day and a lot accomplished!! I love the pretty plates - I love pretty china too - it sets off the food just that much better. Yours are wonderful for Autumn!!
Yep - we saw the full moon here too - at least that has to be the right way up - the other phases of the moon are upside down because we are in a different hemisphere!!

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GRANNYS5 10/23/2010 7:56PM

    sounds like you have been busy little bees. The bowls are really pretty, I have a thing for dishes too. The picture of the moon is beautiful... The flowers are pretty too.


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GETFITTER7 10/23/2010 7:16PM

    Busy day for you and DH. I know what you mean about the candy corn. I usually get the chocolate ended candy corn...I can't resist them with coffee. I like your choice of plates, nice fall colors. The bathroom looks huge! Mine are only half the size. I'd like to see Karate Kid too. Maybe when it comes out on DvD near us. I still have yet to see the movie RED. They say that it is funny good. Have a great weekend...If only my week would be as productive as your day today emoticon

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KAT7457 10/23/2010 6:56PM

    wow you had a very busy day. love the plate and bowl.i like to find the big bowls and pitcher from the older days i have 2 so far and i usually have to go to antique and flea markets to get them.have a great day. hugs.

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MOM2ACAT 10/23/2010 6:38PM

    Very pretty plates, and the moon is beautiful! I've tried taking pictures of the moon before, but haven't been able to get any good ones. I guess I have to keep trying out different settings on my camera for it.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

I just wrote a long blog and my internet dropped and I lost it all. I am so Pissed.
Now it will be short and sweet. I slept good last night and we have lots of errands to run this weekend.Will tell you all about it tomorrow.
I had a 2# gain but trying to not let it upset me.

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GETFITTER7 10/23/2010 12:04PM

    Glad it is not getting you down on both accounts. Keep up the positive attitude! BTW I gained too, but I'm thinking positive too...have a great weekend!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/23/2010 12:04:23 PM

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/23/2010 2:59AM

    My internet just changed the entire e-mail system to even log on I have to jump through hoops.
To get to my messages I even have to put in my Zip Code how stupid is that, then I get to the message list and I have to highlight the message for a drop down and then when I get to read the message I have to go back to the message list to delete the message and on the side bars the sender is cut in half so I could be opening a spam or a virus e-mail for all I know.
The the third screen on the page has my approved sender list why in the world do I need to see that every time I open my in box????
I think I would really be upset if it went down in the middle of this vent session!!!
See now don't you feel better I have more problems with my internet than you do:) Got to love the new fangeled things they come up with to frustrate old folks.
I wish you and Bill a wonderful weekend. Keep Smiling. Sandy emoticon

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DEEO12 10/22/2010 11:13PM

    Glad to know your are not letting the 2# gain get to you. It could be because you just ate? etc.

Keep on moving forward!

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KATIE233 10/22/2010 10:55PM

    i had the same problem Eleni today so i didn,t do it again.thanks for the authur of the book that Bill reading.have a good day and night.we are suppose to get rain so we shall see.

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THIAGRAM 10/22/2010 6:56PM

  So sad that you lost your whole blog. OUCH!!

Sleeping good and having plenty of things to do is a good thing!
Don't let the 2# be a thorn in the side. I think my scale is stuck!
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PATRICIAANN46 10/22/2010 6:26PM

  I know exactly what you mean!!!!!!! I have NO patience when that happens. Your 2# could be a number of factors........don't let it get you down. Are you taking Bill on your trip tomorrow? I'm looking forward to another one of his "discoveries".
Have a great weekend........ emoticon

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MPARKER67 10/22/2010 5:05PM

    I hate when that happens. emoticon

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OURELEE1 10/22/2010 4:01PM

  Glad you got a good night sleep. As for the 2# it's water. Have a good weekend. Charlotte

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FEISTYMAMA 10/22/2010 3:31PM

    Yeah, that would upset me too! I guess you'd better do more video blogs so that doesn't happen. emoticon

Bring the camera on your errands and be sure to stop at 7-11! It should be a quiet weekend here. We have a Halloween Fest tonight at Alex's school but that's the only time I need to leave the house. Jason has to take all 3 kids to his parents house on Sunday so I'm hoping to get a nap in.

The 2# gain could be water weight.

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SHIRLEYX 10/22/2010 3:25PM

    Too bad about the internet, but at least you had a good night's sleep! Good luck staying in calorie range today, and hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

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SUNNY332 10/22/2010 3:13PM

    When I saw the title of the blog, I wondered - now I know.

Hang in there and have a GREAT weekend. We are headed into town to go to Sams and then out for dinner.

My jaw is much better today.

Hugs to you, Sunny

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

This has been a do nothing day. Did not sleep well last night and feel like crap all day.
Eating was very bad last night and this morning,Think I have it under control now.
Anyway as I told Angel earlier in a text I really am not in a talking mood.
But will share a great picture of my grand daughter Felicia who is 20. I couldn't believe she put the costume on but it is very funny for her to do it. and then a bee and a lizard that were outside my window.

Ok it is 4 in the afternoon and I am still in my nightgown.Time for a shower and some clothes. Tomorrow must be a better day.

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26M8J7 10/22/2010 4:19AM

    I hope you sleep well tonight. Sometimes when I can't sleep I treat myself to a nap during the day. Love your pictures! emoticon

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KATIE233 10/21/2010 11:34PM

    yuck lizard , hope you feeling better tomorrow hope you not getting what Bill had? the costume very cute she has more guts than me. i,d want money to do that.unless it was just at home but look like at a ball game or something.hear to her! brave girl.have a great day tomorrow.

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GETFITTER7 10/21/2010 9:28PM

    Have a restful night...I liked your pictures! Sleep well for a better tomorrow! emoticon

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SMB19191405 10/21/2010 6:55PM

    Hope you get a good night's rest tonight. I'm sure you'll feel so much better in the morning.

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SUNNY332 10/21/2010 6:33PM

    I have days like that but find that if I just take my shower and get dressed, I actually feel a little better.

Love the costume. too cute. Is she going to wear it for Halloween?

I will soon be finished with all of the dental work and will have my smile back.
Today was, however, a little intense.

Hugs to you my friend. Have a good evening.


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MPARKER67 10/21/2010 5:29PM

    Every once in awhile on Saturday or Sunday, I never change out of my pjs. Have bowling tonight. Hope Bill is doing good with his. Last two weeks I have been terrible. Hope I do better tonight.

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FEISTYMAMA 10/21/2010 4:58PM

    That costume is great! Did she get it?

It's OK to have a lazy day. I get up and shower during the week at 5:35 otherwise I probably won't get in the shower until after 4. I get lazy on the weekends unless we have plans.

Hopefully you'll be able to sleep better tonight. Tomorrow is a new day.

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VEGEFARMER 10/21/2010 4:47PM

    hope the rest of your day improves. :)

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VEGEFARMER 10/21/2010 4:47PM

    hope the rest of your day improves. :)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nothing much going on today.Very quiet day.
I did wonderful on my calories yesterday but today will be very iffy. Wish I could be more consistant. Hopefully one day.
I did do great with my exercising today.Got some extra done.
Actually I am at a loss for words. Doesn't happen often. Oh well I will give you all a break.
Hope your day was good.
37 years ago I was giving birth to my last child.Rebekah.Now she is a grown woman with 3 children of her own.Time sure has flown by.
Bill is much better.Almost back to his normal pesky self.
Ok Enjoy your evening. This is a beautiful time of year almost everywhere. Get out there and enjoy it.

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KATIE233 10/21/2010 2:25PM

    love the pictures. glad Bill is almost himself again, you sure can tell when men are better they are pesty and teasers.enjoy your day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNY332 10/21/2010 9:02AM

    Love the photos today.

Thanks so much for sharing. Do have a GREAT day and good to hear that Bill is finally on the mend.

Dentist appointment this morning. On my way to a bigger smile.


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MIZCATHI 10/21/2010 5:56AM

    Isn't he a cutey? Oh, how I long for grandchildren... Lucky you!

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26M8J7 10/21/2010 3:01AM

    Love the pictures!!

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VEGEFARMER 10/20/2010 10:29PM

    Beautiful pics :)

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REEDSKI 10/20/2010 7:52PM

    I miss going to the pumpkin patch! Cute photos!
We're having great weather in AZ.
I may walk outside today!

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TILLIEBEE 10/20/2010 7:27PM

    What a little moptop!!!
Cute as cute can be!!!!!
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2BFREE2LIVE 10/20/2010 7:10PM

    Glad Bill is feeling better, when you exercise you need more calories so maybe that is why your more hungry today. I am hungry right now I have a spaghetti squash in the oven for dinner and it smells so good. Great shots of the lil guy and he is so cute. Have a great evening. Sandy

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MPARKER67 10/20/2010 5:35PM

    Love the one in the pumpkins!

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EMMABE1 10/20/2010 5:31PM

    Cute photos - but that hair - its wonderful!! Must be aweful to comb through though!!

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FEISTYMAMA 10/20/2010 5:20PM

    WOW, I can't believe all the hair Landon has!! I love the curls. Has he had a hair cut yet? When Jason had Alex's hair cut (against my wishes) all his curls disappeared.

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LESLIES537 10/20/2010 5:07PM

    What a cute lil guy!! emoticon

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ANNETTE117 10/20/2010 4:57PM

    Your grandson is absolutely adorable. Do all of your kids live in Florida? Glad Bill is feeling better.

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OURELEE1 10/20/2010 4:53PM

  Too cute. We have going for blood work and doctor appointments. Maybe next week will be better. Just like to stay home. So glad Bill is better. My DH is a bad patient. Charlotte

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Today was strange day as since we got groceries last night I had to take care of veggies today.Got me out of sync. I am tired again today.I think I may need to take a couple extra potassium.
No 7-11 stories. He did have a chance to take a picture of hawk but he got out of his car first and then remembered camera. I had to remind him always grab camera first. But at least he is spotting stuff.The guy with him asked him how he saw it and he told him I had trained him.That I was always seeing stuff before him.
He is liking the Miss Julia book so i have plenty more of them for him.I have made a reader out of him.
I forgot to go over my daily goals for last week.

1.Exercise for 10 minutes This I did great at and most days did over 10
2.Lift hand weights for 2 reps of 12 This I slacked up on altho I do some lifting of hand weights with my exercises
3. Walk to bedroom and back often Also slacked on this some
4.Limit salt use This I am doing fantastic at
5.Stay in calorie range I am getting better at this but room for a lot of improvement. The night time is still messing me up
6. Use timer to eat slower when home I forgot a few times but use it most of the time
7. Huddle in all my teams I did miss a couple of days

So I still need a lot of improvement but I am working on it.

The finale of sister wives was on last night and altho I don't believe in polygamy I couldn't help but like the wives. Most men have enough problems trying to keep up with one wife. It takes a crazy man to have 4.
Ok i need to get supper in the oven. Hope you had a good day

Here is recipe for Dolmades for anyone that is interested.It is the one my sister gave me.
Fela or Dolmades
2 ½ # ground chuck
2 cans Delmonte Diced tomatoes (basil,garlic,oregano) chopped in food chopper
1 large onion (chopped in chopper)
1 cup uncooked white rice
4 teaspoons minced garlic( used minced garlic in jar)
4 teaspoons oregano

16oz jar of grape leaves.(Got Orlando California leaves from Acroplolis store inTarpon.) Need large leaves
2 ½ cans chicken broth.

Note Gently unwrap leaves and rinse.Cut off hard stem at end
Mix all ingredients at top.Then put about a tablespoon full in each leaf and roll up. Pack into pot.Leave at least 2” at top. Place a few leaves over all and place plate on top to hold fela in place.fill to top of leaves with chicken broth. Cover with lid and cook slow until tender. Aprox 2 or 3 hours.
I put mine in a crock pot on high. Cook until grape leaves are tender
I covered them in broth but I don’t think it needs that much.
Take them out of broth to serve

This made a lot.Too many for my crock pot.

This is a favorite Greek dish.It is like stuffed cabbage only grape leaves are used. It is an aquired taste,people either love them or not. I like them a lot.

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CALVERTM 10/21/2010 8:48AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,

I like dolmades too! If you like stuffed cabbage rolls, you'll like dolmades. Thanks for recipe. The little guy is so cute, is this at a pumpkin patch? Little ones truly make the world a better place. I'm glad Bill is finally feeling better. Did he get another antibiotic? I had the best breakfast last weekend. I was bad, I had creamed chipped beef on toast smothered with the chipped beef gravy and fried potatoes. Comfort food at it's best. We went to diner near us that has such good food. It's run by greeks so I'm sure I could get dolmades there too. It was delicious but I got right back on my diet for the most part. I don't want to gain all that weight back. I'm fitting into clothes I haven't worn in several years. Have a wonderful day,

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KATIE233 10/20/2010 2:23PM

    is that the auther of the books name miss julia i like to try them. i,m reading Janet Evanvoich got dad reading them too. we both laugh at them.i,m reading one of hers it,s plum this is my second book of hers i,m a slow reader i only read before bed for 1/2 hour just to the sister wives i started watching it last week i thought it was very interesting how some other people live. they should show 4 men and one girl and see if it goes well. i don,t agree on this but it was interesting.hope Bill is feeling little better.take care of each other. emoticon

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26M8J7 10/20/2010 12:29PM

    Thanks for the info about using a timer when eating. I am going to try it because I know I eat too fast. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 10/20/2010 7:15AM

    Wow...thanks for the recipe share...sound yummy. I LOVE grape leaves..actually I LOVE anything greek! I'll probably use brown rice just because it's healthier but I will definitely give them a shot! Hugs to you darling are the BEST! emoticon

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MICKEY341 10/20/2010 12:11AM

    Sounds like you have had a busy day.
Love Dolmathas. Thanks for the recipe it sounds easier than mine., will try it. I love them and so does Ted. And I love the lemon sauce that is served with then, but I usually just put lemons out to squeeze over them. Not as many calories! lol
What are the Mrs Julia books? Who writes them? I guess I have missed them, I read all the time.
How is Bill feeling? Have a good night.
Oh , and Thanks again for the surprise package. Used it this morning on my apple and loved it. I just know I will enjoy it and will think of you when I use it.
You are a special friend, I'm so fortunate to be able to call you mine!

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VEGEFARMER 10/19/2010 10:16PM

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that sounds like a nice receipe to try sometime soon.
Thank you for sharing.

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SUNNY332 10/19/2010 7:38PM

    I am not particularly fond of grape leaves - they taste bitter to me.

Do have a Wonderful Wednesday. I have my volunteer job in the afternoon then on to Church for Chuppers (Church Supper) and Bible study.

Love you!


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FEISTYMAMA 10/19/2010 7:35PM

    The Dolmades sound delicious! I'm sure nobody in my house would even try them except me. I wouldn't even know where to get the grape leaves. They sell them in a jar? Is the taste similar to stuffed cabbage?

I'm looking forward to Bill's next 7-11 or Wal-Mart story. Can you tell I don't get out much? emoticon

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STARPLANET2000 10/19/2010 6:52PM

    The Miss Julia books are hysterical! Love them! I've read the first 5.

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MPARKER67 10/19/2010 5:20PM

    Too much work to make them. At Greek Islands they serve them with a lemon flavered white sauce.

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