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Today is my hubbys birthday but he has to work until midnight.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

So today is Jeff's 59th birthday and he won't be home until close to midnight. He has been working so hard for the last couple of months. Hasn't had any days off except for the Sunday when Samra was here for Presidents Day weekend in Feb. and this was after he drove home the evening b/4 (after working all day in central CA town of Tulare). He is suppose to have 9 or 10 days off starting next Wednesday. I am sure he will sleep most of the first day he is off.

Frank and I headed over to Target this morning to get Jeff something for his birthday. I ended up getting him "Captain Phillips" w/Tom Hanks, which I am sure he will enjoy. I also purchased for the family "12 Years a Slave". I also took back my new flat iron I purchased there on the 26th of Feb. I used it Tuesday for the first time and it really burned my hair and the inside of my hand near the thumb. I thought I hit a hot spot or something. Tried to use it today with the same results because one side was cool to the touch and the other was hot down the whole length of the flat iron on the outside. I called the company help line and was told this was not normal and to return to the store where I purchased it. Do not buy this product "Remington #1 2 inch flat iron" model #-5520 (I think, I know it ended in 20) cost $22.99 @ Target. I was too afraid to buy any other flat iron from that company so later after lunch I walked over to Sally's and purchased one on sale that I am hoping will be OK, this one is 2 1/4 inches because they didn't have any 2 inch ones.

Been making it to the gym about 3 times a week except when the rain was so bad, along with the wind. Our weather has once again been beautiful. Low mid 70's to low 80's but very cool at night. Only used the heater for 2 days when it was raining and storming.

Use some left over chicken breast tonight to make a homemade chicken pot pie with mixed vegetables, rice, cream of chicken soup plus poultry spices. I do hope it turns out well since I sort of made up the recipe by looking at a couple of other similar recipe's. Should be ready very shortly.

Keeping up with my walks and hand weights.

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 3/18/2014 2:29PM

    Happy Belated Birthday to your Jeff! I am scared to even try a flat iron, being blind and all! Hope the new one is working well for you! Good for you keeping up with your walks and weights!

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TXGRANDMA 3/7/2014 9:48PM

    emoticon to Jeff! Today is also my future son in law's birthday! I hope that Jeff can soon have some time off! He must be exhausted. The chicken pot pie sounds just wonderful! emoticon

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_LINDA 3/7/2014 9:23PM

    emoticon Jeff!
That is rather scary with the iron! Hope the new one works better1
Enjoy your weekend!

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AMANDANCES 3/7/2014 10:15AM

    I really like the "Chi" brand flat iron. I've never had a problem with mine and it does a GREAT job straightening out my kinky hair. Happy Birthday to the hubby! I hope you can celebrate soon :)

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TENNISJIM 3/7/2014 6:08AM

    How was the chicken pot pie? I like them a lot. Happy birthday to Jeff.

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JAMER123 3/7/2014 12:13AM

    Happy Birthday to Jeff. My son celebrated his 40th on Tues!! Hard to believe it was that long ago!
I certainly wouldn't keep something like that flat iron and be burned all the time. Is the one from Sally's working right?

Hope you enjoyed your evening!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHAMROCKY2K 3/6/2014 11:50PM

    Ouch. You would hope we could work shorter hours as we age. Hubby works closer to home how.. after over 25 yrs in the city and driving 2 hours a day. However he is working longer hours. It seems good for him but I miss him. Happy birthday from someone who is 3 days older than him!

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DJ4HEALTH 3/6/2014 10:24PM

    emoticon Jeff!! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 3/6/2014 9:15PM

    emoticon Jeff!

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first off, emoticon emoticon to Jeff

second, emoticon for going to the gym 3 days per week!

lastly, the recipe you made from leftovers sounds delicious!

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DNJEN471 3/6/2014 8:34PM

    Happy birthday to your hubby!

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