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Cookie bake day

Saturday, November 24, 2012

this afternoon I will be going to my friend's family cookie bake. I organized my contributions on Thanksgiving morning while preparing dinner. I have sprinkles, silicone baking sheets, some baked beans, red and green colored sprays for the frosting on the cookies.
I might stop in the next city to shop for an oil mister for my olive oil. A Sparker suggested using it instead of costly spray cans that make clouds of oil in your air.

I just looked outside:even in the dark, I see snow on the roofs. So it begins....

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/25/2012 12:46AM

    I love how the snow glows in the dark. The cookie bake sounds like fun!

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NORASPAT 11/24/2012 4:29PM

    I have two kind os misters but when I used oil in them the oil went rancid in the pump and I just do not like the smell of it. Now i am looking for one of those oil tops that chefs use. I always manage to find a top that drips and oh so sticky that gets. HUGS and Linda, do enjoy a cookie treat.

Pat in Maine . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARLINDA5 11/24/2012 2:54PM

    How fun -that's one thing I can't make - cookies -

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RACEWELLWON 11/24/2012 1:24PM

    Mmmm, Cookies my weakness ! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/24/2012 10:39AM

    Pictures! Of the pretty white stuff! Please

I wold like an oil mister as well. I hear good things of them.

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DEBGIL 11/24/2012 7:56AM

    You have a recipe for baked bean cookies? That's different!

(Just kidding...it's early..or late since I've been waking at 2 for the past several days! )
Have lots of fun today!

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IRISH421 11/24/2012 7:47AM

    That sounds like fun

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black snowy Friday

Friday, November 23, 2012

It was a very busy day at work, busiest of he year,, I actually logged a lot of cardio due to this..
Sort of having an asthma attack, i was running for seven hours, but only claimed six, since I may have been sanding in place for a couple of hours. I finally got a drink of water an hour before I went home.

Our dinner yesterday was very good, very relaxing and probably the most nutritious I have ever had. We got lots of fiber with the relish, felt good about no gravy or stuffing, and Dolly the dishwasher cleaned up after us!!

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FLEMIDG 11/24/2012 12:31AM

    So glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Glad you're asthma attack wasn't too bad.

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NORASPAT 11/23/2012 10:12PM

    Well done to both of you. I really think PLANNING MAKES A DIFFERENCE for any meal,

Yesterday I planned the meal. Today DH is not doing as well as yesterday and today no plans no real meals but i cooked and logged it all. I am so happy I do not buy junk food and I cook all myself. It really saves time, money and calories too. HUGS to both of you,

Have a fabulous restful weekend---or !!!!!!

go out and find some fun'
I SEE COOKIES IN YOU FUTURE emoticon WooHoo Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/23/2012 9:00PM

    Good oh. Now comes some well deserved rest time. Hope your breathing clears right up.

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DIET_FRIEND 11/23/2012 8:49PM

    The meal can be very delicious if you omit a few traditional items. I am glad it was good.

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RACEWELLWON 11/23/2012 5:03PM

    Awesome dinner- did you say a four letter word - SNOW - oh no ! Cannot wait for vacation ! Hugs K

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PATRICIAAK 11/23/2012 3:50PM

    It's good to be busy.
Glad your Thansgiving meal was relaxing.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/23/2012 3:39PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed the dinner.
I was not stuffed or even full after we ate. Just barely satisfied. but boy! do i miss pumpkin pie!

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Unstuffed day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I have pared down my menu for this day dramatically. No more stuffing, fruit salad, pie, ice cream, munchie snacks, Pink Panther poop, cranberry sauce, or cobblers. DD and I just enjoy a nice planned meal and today I actually got to prepare all but the green bean casserole. A day off.

We really have changed the thins we used to eat.. I make my whipped potatoes with 1/2% milk, no sour cream, no trans fat margarine.
Casserole is made with Fit and Active mushroom soup, I now sub my homemade cran/orange/ apple relish instead of the jelly. We are splurging with red velvet cake for dessert.
I got up early and started cleaning kitchen, made the relish, brought all of ingredients upstairs from pantry, prepared my bag of baking items for teh cookie bake this Saturday at me friend's house, washed dishes, re-arranged my storage containers in my cabinets, sorted laundry, got my hen out and oiled her up and put the apple in her tummy. I also made whole wheat bread and have that in the oven. When it is finished, the hen will go in the oven.

Sparker Racingtolose called us just now to wish us Happy Thanksgiving and she was headed to the race she is in, The Turkey Trot, near Chicago. We hope she does well and stays warm,, It is the same temp there as here, she should do well!

I am thankful I have this day off.

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NORASPAT 11/23/2012 10:47AM

    LINDA, Way to go for sure paring down the food for better health. Sorry i have been missing in action DH is doing better but not fast enough for my liking. Ear ache after taking narcotics is a big worry.

This Blog was on the day I read your next blog so it was a success HUGS Pat in Maine.

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/22/2012 5:48PM

    Sounds great. My dinner's cut down similar to yours, but without the cake, and plain green beans. Oh, and I did have a little red jelly stuff, since someone gave me a can of it, but only a couple of spoonfuls - too sweet. The freezer will be eating a lot of leftovers. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/22/2012 10:45AM

    We ahve cut back as well. It's mostly just Ashley and I doing the turkey. && It's a heck fo a lot of work for jsut me to do. With rests in between for my back. Basic stuff but darn it there will be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and green bean casserole. She is bringing dessert.
Happy blessings day to you

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MIATIA1 11/22/2012 10:21AM

    Have a greaat day. Menu sounds yummy even with out the poop! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NOMORENOMORE 11/22/2012 10:14AM

    Your dinner sounds delicious! Pink Panther poop? I'll have to google that!

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CASTIRONLADY 11/22/2012 9:59AM

    Great planning on your part! Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

May you all have a healthy and Blessed day tomorrow.. keep in mind those that are less fortunate than you, if you can afford it, share with another, either your home, your table, your leftovers or your time.
It is given to us to pass it on to others, as it was passed to us.

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/21/2012 7:42PM

    All the blessings of a thankful heart be yours, too. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/21/2012 7:13PM

    You and your DD have a blessed healthy thanksgiving too Lin!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I had so many errands to run today, wanted to get them finished before the weekend.

We always make a circuitous trip to do this to save time and money. After work, we stopped at the bank, then to dad's house to hook up the timer to a lamp, check on mouse traps and get the mail.
Next stop was the post office to get make-up stamps for that roll of stamps I found in my desk. The price will be going up again January 26 or 27.
Next stop was HVAC office to pay the inspection bill via credit card. Might as well get points for it.. on to Aco Hardware to pick up some essentials, used some big coupons, used BOTH credit cards and got MORE points on my card.
Next stop was last one before home: insurance office to pay the whole bill, guess how? Credit card!!
For every point I get, I get free gift cards, so today I earned two $50 gift cards just by paying bills. I never carry a balance, pay interest..

DD LOVES to get gift cards for Christmas, I send them to sisters, and use them for myself to go Christmas shopping for next year.

So, all of this only took about one hour and forty five minutes,, glad it is done.
Our little pile of savings for vacation next summer is getting slightly higher: tomorrow we go to the credit union to cash in a lot of change, make deposits, move some $$ around,, I will then cash some of my credit card points for two gas cards so we do not pay for any gasoline on our trip. THAT is a biggie.

Time to work with the stability ball and do some stretches.. tomorrow at work is a busy day..

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/20/2012 10:51PM

    Great day. It's always fun to make the circuit so you get mostly right hand turns. :)

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ROCKYCPA 11/20/2012 9:33PM

    Great way to save money and earn gift cards!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/20/2012 4:53PM

    Good deal with those credit cards. I want some!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/20/2012 4:53PM

    Good deal with those credit cards. I want some!

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