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1/10/13 9:45 P

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Good evening,

This morning when it finally got light I could see that the snowstorm left the evergreens looking like they've been frosted with thick icing. The alders and vine maples are all lacy. Once again the outdoors looks like something from a fairy tale. Thank goodness for lots windows. I can at least enjoy the scenery.

Today I think we will have those biscuits and gravy I was craving yesterday. I have the makings including some chicken breasts. If I can get into town sometime before next Tuesday the store in Eatonville has Roasting Chickens on sale. That sounds so wonderful to me. I've missed roast chicken. (the chicken, biscuits and gravy will wait another day. I heated up leftovers because the kitchen was too cold to work in)

What ever happened to stewing hens? I have been wanting to cook up some chicken for stock and some for noodles. I make my own noodles. I know were to buy stewing hens, but they are terribly expensive there. So, I have just put off buying them. I guess I should just break down and pay the price. The problem is I can remember when you could get a stewing hen for pennies.

I think I must be getting old. I keep saying, "I remember when". I remember my grandparents saying that. I often couldn't imagine some of the things they remembered. Now my grandchildren can't imagine some of the things I describe.

Ann, We bought this house in 1995. Carol originally took out the mortgage, Later she refinanced it. Still later I refinanced it. We are both on the mortgage, but I am the primary. She is attempting to get it refinanced through some of the modification programs but so far she hasn't been able to make any progress.

I have only once since 1962 lived in a rental property. Home ownership has always been paramount for me. Only two of my children currently own their homes. Society has changed a great deal.

On the news today there is a story about a prank at a drive-in window in a restaurant. It made me think of this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGkMhGqbJhY Does anyone else remember?

See you tomorrow.

Love, Judy emoticon

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1/10/13 4:38 P

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Good Afternoon. When I got up at 9 a.m. the sun was out and it was fairly warm in the house. Then when the clouds took over it got chilly in here and we put the heat on. Now the sun is out again.. I don't think the temps will get up to 60 today. Another storm of maybe rain coming.

DS called dad to ask him to go to his house and fix GS (age 14) some chicken noodle soup. He is home from school with a sore throat. I can't believe a 14 year old can't fix a can of soup. I'm sure they have a can opener and they also have a microwave. So DH goes over there and says he'll also stop and see if the motor home has leaked any more. I told DH to make sure GS is the one fixing the soup. A teaching lesson. Of course GS was on the couch playing his video games. DH said it was a good thing he took a can of ch.noodle soup with him as they didn't have any. Give me a break.

Now DH is going back to seal some thing on the motor home that is coming loose. He said it is pretty windy out there.

Judy, yuck, yuck on the twin cops. I really feel for you being so shut in with the snow and cold weather. Is this house a rental? Your supper last night sounded good. We're having left over meat loaf tonight.

Yesterday I bought a package of plastic canvas in WalMart's craft dept. I have put it on the shelf in the freezer that I have ice cube trays on. I hope this will keep the yellow stuff from forming on the shelf where nothing is sitting on it. It doesn't form under the trays,, just the part that is open to the air. I also keep pieces of the plastic canvan on the shelves of the refrig. on the door. It keeps can marks from marking the shelf and collects any gunk that makes the shelf sticky. So much easier to clean with the plastic canvas on the shelves. A very cheap fix. I also put them on the shelves on the door of the motor home refrig.

I got tax data out and made my list so I can record the stuff as it comes in the mail. Our tax preparer sent our annual notice in the mail yesterday. Probably DH will get stuck following up on that. I'll get done what I can before I go for surgery.





Ann in San Diego


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1/10/13 9:19 A

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Good morning Patty,

This is getting to be a habit. I wake up, read a while, play a couple of games and wait for you to check in. Then I go back to bed and sleep for another couple of hours. I wonder why I have developed this wakefulness during the night? It isn't bothersome, just curious.

When I went to sleep last night the temperature outside was dropping. It is very quiet outside right now. I don't think it is snowing though, I haven't heard any snow sliding off the roof. There is a sort of sound I associate with very cold. I heard it when we were in Alaska.

Well, lets see. I ate according to my plan, in that I stayed within my carbs limit and only went over my personal calorie plan. Exercise? Well, I cleaned the kitchen to the best of my ability. There is more counter space now. I have to tackle the frig, but to be honest I'm putting that off until I can get someone to help. I can't reach the top shelf in the back.

That is enough for now. I'll see you later. Have a great day everyone.

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1/10/13 8:58 A

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Good morning Girls,

Today I pick up cousin, and take her to store for visiting.
I am also going to drop off finished projects at a local charity.
How was yesterday?

did you move?
1/2 mile

did you drink your water?
yes

did you stick to your lifestyle food plan?
yes

Let's make today a healthy day.
Patty



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