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3/9/10 8:23 A

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We like to have a garage sale every year. The only trouble is we can't use much of the garage...lol. Hubby has it full of bikes. It's a lot of work for him to get it set up and priced. But we like to for a weekend. Like Friday and Sat. not usually Sunday, but sometimes we do on Sunday too.

I have lots of craft books that I would like to sell. I hate just giving them away. But I have to go through them first and make sure that there isn't something in them that I want to make first...isn't that awful? I have tons. I would buy batches from ebay too, and get them at resale shops.

When I first started knitting and crocheting there were not many nice patterns. Now there are so many nice patterns that I want to make them all. But I don't. I have favorites that I make over and over again. A baby sweater, a knitted hat, afghans, over and over. I need to go into my craft room in the basement and sort and organize the yarns that I have. Then put them into those vacuum bags that make things flat. But I want them sorted by color and by weight also. So it will be quite a task. Hubby and I could do it in an afternoon if we had the bags. We would have to bring it all up into the day care room. Too hot in there for me at this time of year. And I don't want them all "wood smoky smelling" either. I could have hubby help me bring them up stairs, then I could sort them in my own good time. Once we quit heating with wood that would work. That is my job for this spring. ugh...but what fun to touch each skein of yarn again. Much of it was given to me, lots bought at yard sales and resale shops. I surely enjoy using yarn.

If I could get all my craft stuff out of there, hubby could have the basement look better. Right now it is filled with so much "stuff"...

Anyway, hubby is up and "talkin" to the animals, so that is a goodly sign. I am so thankful that he is starting to feel better. Thank you so much for your prayers.

Now we need to get Sabrina prayed up and getting well. Louise, I haven't forgotten her.

Have a great day. Oh, this is the Monday post isn't it...oh well. Have a great Tuesday anyway girls.
Patty

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3/9/10 12:49 A

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Ann, Thanks for the recipe. I think we did well at our garage sale. We each had our own things to sell but I was cashier. I put really good prices on things so they would "find new homes". We didn't even get around to putting books out - but we had some asking about them. I wish we really had a garage to set things up in- it would be so easy to set things up and then just open the garage door when the sale opens. As it was, I had to have most things in the house - just the livingroom and diningroom. We blocked off other areas.

Patty, Glad your hubby is feeling better and things are getting back to normal. When the guys can putter around, things are looking up!

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3/8/10 10:20 P

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I found the Bran Muffin recipe that I make for my daily breakfast. I cut and copies it so you can find it. The search did not work for me. It's in the Recipe thread.

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3/8/10 10:11 P

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Patty, that is good news that your DH is doing better and back to puttering. I sure hope my DH will get back to the shelf painting in the garage.

Jan, how did you do on the garage sale? Was it worth it? I almost never have heard of Farmville but now I remember a thread about 'Farmville' on a cooking site. I had no idea what they were talking about. Actually I thought it was a movie or book.
The bran muffins I make is a recipe I got from W W a long time ago. They are made with All Bran Cereal. If you're interested I'm post it. I think it is on here but since the search never seems to work it probably won't pull up.

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3/8/10 9:26 P

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Hi Girls,
Ann, such fun to go camping.
Jan, I have never gone to facebook. I spend enough time on the computer as it is...lol

Hubby felt a bit better today. Had some interest in things (it's been a long time since he had an interest in anything). Spent some time in the garage changing a tire on a bicycle.
Went to the senior center for lunch.
No nap for him either.

I may be getting my perky hubby back. Praise God

Took Mom to the store then visited a while at her house.
The cousins will be back in 2 1/2 weeks. They are in their 80's. We have such fun the four of us visiting and laughing. It will be a goodly thing.
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Ann, I'm with you about the wonders of being retired and not having to be anywhere or do anything on some/most days. I especially appreciate it on the rare days I have to be up and out of the house early. Remind me which bran muffin recipe you use? I'm sure if anyone could find a way to pipe rain or warm weather or cool breezes to other areas they would have done it and they'd be rich!

Today was putting away garage sale tables and the few things left over, then housecleaning. Housecleaning can be very satisfying. I like walking on spanking clean floors in my bare feet. I had a friend email that she wanted one more thing from the sale if it was still here. We also actually had a lady show up yesterday because she had only paid $1 for something marked $2 and she brought the additional $1. Wow!

I went to the pharmacy today to get glucometer test strips. I don't have to test often but it's good to have them on hand. The pharmacist gave me a sales spiel for a less expensive glucometer and strips carrying the Kroger name. Actually most companies making these give away the glucometer because they earn their money on the test strips. I did my blood sugar at the same time (well a minute apart) and the Kroger one was 10 points higher. I also don't like the lance thing. I wish I had waited until I talked to a Diabetes Educator before I bought them.

Well, I confess. I LOVE playing Farmville over on Facebook. I joined FB because a friend asked me to but I didn't care for the way it's set up. Email is so much easier to me. Hah. Then she got me to do Farmville. Anyone else play?

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A lazy day for me. I like these times when I can do what I want or do nothing. Today is one of the days I do nothing. So nice to be retired. The sun comes and goes with a few sprinkles mixed in.

I don't have much on the to do list this week. If it doesn't rain DH will want to bring the motor home to the house tomorrow. We will leave on Thur. for the week end camping trip. Only about a two hour drive north of here. Just about all the meals are furnished this trip so I won't have to worry about gathering food. I still take my own bran muffins for breakfast.

My DM in Ma. said the snow was melting except for that which is under the trees. I wonder where all the water is going to go when it melts. I still think we need a pipe line across the states to fill up the lakes and reservoirs in the west.

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