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Christmas EVE, I walked 4 miles on the trail today. HAPPY CHRISTMAS from MAINE U.S.A.

Monday, December 24, 2012

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This weekend was a whirlwind, and today was no exception.
Yesterday I abandoned everything and had a great day out. Today was a plan to catch up and do some baking for neighbors
The phone rang a walking friend called and asked if I could walk with her today.
I told her once the cakes are out of the oven we will get together, I will call you back at noon.
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I was on a roll I made DH his MAPLE WALNUT MUFFINS. I made myself banana, date flax seed mini muffins, and they turned out well too, I used lots of flax seed so I used less Canola oil. Extra banana meant less sugar, I did use coarse brown not white and added dates for sweetness. I will have to calculate my recipe later. emoticon
I called back and told my friend I wanted to walk the rail trail. She lives out of town and wanted to walk since she had just driven back from Boston. I told her I would drive out to pick her up, she said on one condition ---After the walk you must join me for a cup of tea and a cinnamon bun. I had made a deal.
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We walked our 4 miles in a cool brisk wind and we both wore our face masks. What a big difference this makes for me. My cheeks usually sting and today it was easy to talk and breath and even my nose stayed warm.

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I have decided to make some more as soon as I find the Neoprene. It has to be available somewhere and that way I can wash them often because the fabric was over my mouth and it was so easy to breath. Scarves were not a good option for me. Now I have my solution to walking in the wind.
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After the 4 miles I took her home and we chatted about kids story books and she showed me a collection of her kids books. I have a collection of English kids books so we discovered another hobby in common. I did eat her cinnamon bun and she had reduced the sugar and frosting so I cooperated and enjoyed the whole experience. We enjoyed our Tea time from China tea cups and we sat and relaxed. emoticon
I was reluctant to leave but I had so much still to do. I got home and added the frosting to the Almond Bundt cakes I had made to take to friends for this evening. They came out well and I scattered sliced almonds over the drizzle and they did look attractive. emoticon
DH and I were invited to our next door neighbours. Two of her sons had arrived and they were looking forward to DH company. I took My baked goods to our neighbours and chatted a little, I wished them MERRY CHRISTMAS and walked back home. DH was waiting and we went to our immediate next door neighbors where DH had a great time. It was his first relaxing visit with male friends in almost six weeks. I wanted to get home to Spark so I left him there and I came home. emoticon
Still a few things to do but I wanted to wish all of my Spark FRIENDS a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS where ever you are around the world.
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Many of you already have Christmas Day and we are not far behind.
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ENJOY your FAMILIES and FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS and LOVED ONES.
JOY to the WORLD from Pat in Maine. USA. emoticon
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LITTLEWIND53 12/27/2012 2:13PM

    Sounds like a very busy but satisfying day.

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GDY2SHUZ 12/25/2012 11:33PM

    Wow! You are a whirlwind. I love how organized your baking is. The neighbours are blessed to have you, friend. Enjoy the Season of giving, wish it could go on the whole year.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/25/2012 11:07PM

    Those muffins sounded wonderful. I'm so glad you got out to walk with a friend. It is also nice that you and hubby had an invite to the neighbors.

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SHIRLEYX 12/25/2012 11:07PM

    Merry Christmas! What a nice day you had!

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LUNADRAGON 12/25/2012 10:05PM

    Merry Christmas, Pat! to you and yours.
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DOWNEASTLASS 12/25/2012 5:25PM

    Such a busy day for you! Sounds like it was a great one all the way around. Merry Christmas to you and Fred. Hope today was as nice as yesterday!!

Jill

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PICKIE98 12/25/2012 4:39PM

    Sounds like a refreshing day!! I am so happy that DH is feeling better. What a long haul that was,, great way to end your 2012 Pat!!

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RD03875 12/25/2012 12:22PM

    Merry Christmas to you, hope you had a wonderful day

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EFFIEANNIE 12/25/2012 11:32AM

    Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Happy new Years!
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HOLDINGMYOWN 12/25/2012 10:20AM

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU BOTH~PAT & FRED~XX emoticon

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OURELEE1 12/25/2012 10:12AM

  Merry Christmas Pat. Hope you and Dh have a wonderful day

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NASFKAB 12/25/2012 9:26AM

  all the best great botesth had a good time all the b

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1CRAZYDOG 12/25/2012 9:23AM

    Merry Christmas my dear!!

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QUEENMOXIE 12/25/2012 9:05AM

    I just love reading your blogs, Pat. You are amazing. You seem to know how to find joy in simple things...like drinking tea from a real tea cup with a friend. I admire you! But you do make me want to try and make some of these wonderful things you bake...almond bundt cake...that sounds so yummy! It sounds like DH is getting around more, he must be feeling a whole lot better! emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 12/25/2012 8:02AM

  Youare an Amazing Lady Pat. You accomplish so much in a day. I hope You and DH Have a Very Merry Christmas and Day Together. Happy Birthday Jesus. Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. God Bless You and DH. Stay Safe and Warm. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/25/2012 7:49AM

    What a great day you had!!! Today is a quiet day for us. We had dinner with all of the family last night, may go to daughter's later today to see what Santa brought. Tomorrow will be Christmas with our family. Have a great day today!

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CHALLENGER15 12/25/2012 5:49AM

    That sounds like a lovely day all the way around, my friend. Merry Christmas!

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GOANNA2 12/25/2012 3:04AM

    Merry Christmas. We had a lovely time at my friend's and I was very mindful and think I did OK calorie wise. It was very hot and we had the air con on. I came home at 3.30 as my son has to work tonight and he wanted to rest. Yoy sound like you had a wonderul day. I'm glad your hubby is feeling better and it is good he had some company. You are amazing to think you did all that baking and had time for a walk. Good on you. Enjoy the Christmas, snow and all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 12/25/2012 1:44AM

    WE HAD A LOVELY CHRISTMAS WITH MY SISTER AND HER HUSBAND
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WOWEETOO 12/24/2012 11:36PM

    merry christmas my friend to you and yours
the lady mary
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/24/2012 11:17PM

    I would like you to send me the flax seed muffin recipe please.

Merry Christmas Pat and thank you for the card.

Love you!
Debbie

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