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12/21/09 11:40 P

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Years ago I used to make chocolates and tarts, and bars and squares, and ....and .... and....
I would make up little plates and cover with saran wrap and hand them out to my bus driver, friends, co-workers, etc.

Then I was diagnosed with diabetes and stopped with the so called goodies (a misnomer to be sure).

Many, many years ago (in a land far away LOL), I used to crochet but I gave all the doilies away as gifts and never kept anything for myself. Then Rheumatism crept in and I couldn't hold a crochet hook.

For the next millenia, I tried knitting things (sweaters, scarf/hat/mitts sets, etc). The year my younger brother dies, I was his primary caregiver for the last year. I had to be close by for him in case he needed anything, so I made all my Christmas gifts that year. It was great. But now I find it harder and harder to sit down to do that kind of thing. It is just getting too hard to see...... And the past couple of years have not been very good healthwise, so I am doing even less now.

If I ever get unpacked and can find my knitting needles, I need to try to get back into it. I should be able to handle simple patterns that do not require a lot of reading.....

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12/4/09 7:25 P

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I used to make a lot of candy and have great recipes. I make a little now and again, but since it takes a lot of time and has a lot of calories I don't need, I let my kids do it and I enjoy a taste now and again.

My daughter in law made me a "grandma" quilt about the "little red hen" because of a story my son told her about something that happened in my home years ago. It is on the children's bed and I love it for her thoughtfulness. It was simple, not fancy or hard to make. I just loved it.

I like to make a date/raisin bread that is lower in calories than some, but still pretty rich. I also enjoy making other things.

Sugar cookies is often the favorite. It is a lot of work, but fun and it is a memory making thing if the children are involved.

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12/3/09 12:47 A

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I like to get a table top live Christmas tree, and then after the holiday's around Jan/Feb I like to give it to someone with a yard so they can plant it.

My roommie likes to buy the live Rosemary tree, and then use it throughout the year, which I may adopt this year, since I really like rosemary in many of my dishes that I prepare.

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12/2/09 9:26 A

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I thought it would be fun if we share our own gifts, talents and ideas.

What do you like to give for Christmas? What do you like to make? If you make wonderous fudge let us know.

Also if you have great healthy ideas for Christmas sharing that would be fun to share too.

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