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1/23/20 1:30 P

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Those look amazing! Think I am coming to your house and shop!

Myself and another girl are looking forward to going to Baker creek and do some seed shopping. It is a cute little place and they are so helpful. We are planning a garden for the 8 ladies that I work with. They only get a certain amount of money for the month so if we can grow our own that will help. We have to do a raised garden and fence it by of the deer. Lots at the home and the ladies feed them.

Weather here is being crazy again. Ice, snow and rain. I hope that I do not get stuck working a double.

Stay warm all!


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I made 21 jars of Baked Beans with Bacon !
Jars filled with Prepared beans 2/3 full, then added onion and raw bacon...

Then added Sauce...

Jars out of the pressure canner...

Here is My Recipe....

Baked Beans My Recipe 1-20-20

4 lbs. Great Northern Beans, rinsed ( Anasazi Beans, creamy)

10 cups water

1/2 cup Molasses

1.5 Tbl. Kosher Salt

1.5 tsp. dry mustard

4 cups Ketchup

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups maple syrup

few drops liquid smoke or Hickory Powder

4 cups diced onions (1.5 cups dried onions)

Bacon cut into 1” pieces

Quick soak beans...Boil for 2 minutes, turn off heat, cover and let sit for 30-60 minutes. Drain...

Put beans back in pot, cover with fresh water, return to boil, 15 mins.

In another pot, mix rest of ingredients, minus onions and bacon, slow boil. Should be sweet but not thick.

Fill jars 2/3 with beans, divide onions and a few pieces of raw bacon to each jar, add sauce to 1" head space. Debubble ! Return to 1” head space.

PC Pints = 75 minutes. Quarts = 90 minutes


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1/19/20 8:22 A

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You are so organized and what a great guy to help in the kitchen !
Mine just comes in and asks What's for Dinner ????

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1/18/20 6:59 P

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Here is what I did today. Went to lunch with mom and DD for b-days. Back home and have been working on meals and lunches for the week. Here is what was made.

1. Spaghetti sauce with meat.
2. Basalmic orange glazed chicken with a Parmesan Rissoto (healthy as I can make it)
3. Chicken and beef for fajitas with grilled veggies and 3 loaves of bread.

Thanks to DH for helping me.

NO eating out this week, gotta start saving for my camping trips!

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Well, Good Morning and Thank You for my Workout Snow Shovel !
I thought that's why god made Med ???? LOL
So good to hear from you. Sounds like you are going to have a busy and Fun Day !
I want to can up some Pork and Beans since going outside is Not and option !
Enjoy ! OXOX

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We missed the snow and ice. We have rain. Lots of rain. It is a stay in day, so cooking I will do. Stew, fajitas and spaghetti and meatballs. All healthy of course.

Just saw the high on Monday will be 20! As long as it is not raining.

Going to start planning my garden. What to grow this year? I know. Cukes as I am running out of pickles and every family gathering I am asked for that and my salsa. I have never grown peas but I am going to add that to my list. I love pickled pea pods.

Must get my day going, catch up with all later.

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Saturday Morning and it's snowing, blowing and cold !!!
It's a Stay In kind of day !

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1/17/20 6:02 A

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14 half pints of carrots and 7 pints of veggie stock from scraps

Celery and onion powder...

Loaf of Pullman bread !


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I think I will try it then! Thanks!

Barb from Maine!

Show no weakness!

Tough times don't last, Tough people do!

You cannot plough a feild by turning it over in your mind"

Lead with your heart; the rest of you will follow.

Believe in yourself

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." -- Amelia Earhart

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1/13/20 7:57 A

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Today I'm Canning 7 lbs. of Organic Carrots for my brother...
Dehydrating and powdering celery...
And making a Pullman Loaf of Bread !
Gosh ! I just Love these kind of days !

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FOREVER !!!! :}
Well, you know what I mean...mine has been in the frig for 6 plus months before I have to refill the jar with some from what I canned. I use an old A1 Sauce jar. The rest of the newly opened jar stays in the garage frig until I need to refill the jar in my kitchen frig. So like I said Forever !!!



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1/12/20 12:06 P

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Patti I was wondering how long the steak sauce keeps in the fridge, I don’t use it a lot, it is in a marinade recipe I use a couple times a month.

Barb from Maine!

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Tough times don't last, Tough people do!

You cannot plough a feild by turning it over in your mind"

Lead with your heart; the rest of you will follow.

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Good morning everyone! This weather is so odd....we went from sleet yesterday to 60 F. Right now!!! We to have a windy day, too. However the wind is only 30 - 40 mph.

That A1 sauce turned out so good! My hubby and I both liked it better than the boughten A1 sauce. I tried it on my turkey burger to see if it would make the burger more palatable, and it was a huge improvement to the flavor!

I hope all of you have an enjoyable weekend!
Pat

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Have a Great Weekend All !
60 to 70 mph winds expected today and 70F !!! emoticon
And It's Only January !!!!
NE Ohio...

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Back in November, I posted a Brown Gravy Dry Mix Recipe...Oh Yummm Is it good !
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Time to make my A1 Sauce...
Here is the complete recipe with canning info !
A-1 Steak Sauce
1/2 C. orange juice
1/2 C. raisins
1/4 C. soy sauce
1/4 C. white vinegar
2 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. grated orange peel
2 T. catsup
2 T. chili sauce
Bring all the ingredients to a boil, and then boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm. Pour the mixture into a blender until it is smooth. Pour it into a bottle and cap tightly. Refrigerate and use within 90 days.
*****************My Recipe ********************
I make a 12 cup recipe and I changed some of the ingr.
3.5 cups orange juice
3.5 cups raisins
1.75 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 cup Dijon Mustard
2 cups ketchup
2 tbl minced ginger
Bring all to a boil then turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
While hot, put into prepared quart jars, put on lids and water bath can for 10 minutes !
ENJOY !!! :}


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Here is a GREAT EBook on Keto Friendly Condiments... 22 pages
file:///C:/Users/patti/Documents/1%2
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Copy and paste this below link !
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Today is Bread Making Day !!!!

PULLMAN SANDWICH LOAF *****

LET’S TALK INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES (SAVE/PIN)
• Flour – Often bread flour is recommended for making homemade bread. But, I have been making bread now for over 10 years and back then I didn’t have bread flour as an option so I’ve always used all-purpose flour. I continue to use all-purpose and highly recommend you do as well.
• Instant dry yeast – I like to use instant dry because I’ve always had great success with it. If you have to use active dry yeast you will need 2 1/4 tsp or one packet. And if you use fresh yeast you will need about 21 grams. Also, it’s not necessary to activate the yeast but I like to take the guesswork out and make sure my dough will rise.
• Sugar – The sugar in most bread is not really to add sweetness. The sugar and fat are there to feed the yeast. Just as you need warm liquid to activate the yeast you need sugar and fat to strengthen it and let it grow. If you prefer you can substitute sugar with 2 tbsp of honey.
• Butter – I like adding butter not just to feed the yeast but also to add flavor. You can substitute the butter for 2 tbsp of oil in this recipe.
• Eggs – add a lot of flavor to the bread, give a tender crumb and strengthens the texture. The egg is also a leavening agent that helps the bread rise. You can omit the egg if necessary, but you will need to use less flour than the recipe states as the egg is a liquid ingredient.
• Milk – enhances the flavor, tenderizes the dough giving it a soft texture.
USEFUL TIPS AND TOOLS
• A small Mixing Bowl or measuring cup to activate the yeast. I prefer to use glass over metal. If the metal is cold it can lower the temperature of the liquid ingredients. Not a big deal. And yet, it’s nice to get the yeast activated quickly and move on with the recipe.
• I like mixing bread dough by hand. It’s quite therapeutic. But bread dough can be difficult to handle. Not just because it needs more kneading but also because it’s often a soft, sticky mess. And yet, keeping the dough soft and sticky is important for good bread baking. So, I highly recommend using a stand mixer Kenwood, kitchen-aidor other brands, it does not matter. Personally, I also have a hand mixer. And yet, I don’t use it for baking bread. Because bread dough is dense compared to cakes. So, it might harm my hand mixer. (recommended read – which stand-mixer is good for home bakers)
• Baking bread is a science. So measuring ingredients correctly is important. Also, do not wing the measurements. Use a Measuring Cup for liquid ingredients and Measuring Spoons for dry ingredients.
• A good baking tray is as important to bread baking as it is to other baking Baking Tray. Therefore, buy a good quality baking tray that’s not too thin. The thick ones will prevent the bread from burning on the bottom. Sometimes you can even add a second tray on the bottom to prevent it from getting burnt.
• Every oven works differently. So the baking times are just guidelines. In the case of bread, a hollow sound on the bottom of the bread is a great indication. If the bread bakes too quick or too slow compared to the time given it might be a good idea to check if your oven needs calibration. An oven thermometer is a great little gadget to help keep the oven temperature in check. All you need to do is adjust the temperature accordingly.
HOW TO MAKE A PULLMAN SANDWICH BREAD AKA PAIN DE MIE (SAVE/PIN)
THIS RECIPE WILL MAKE ONE 13 X 4 X 4 LOAF OR TWO 7 X 4 X 4 LOAVES.
PREPARE YEAST
• Ensure milk is warm, not hot (about 110 F).
• Add the yeast, sugar, and egg.
• Stir and set aside to foam for 5 mins.
PREPARE DOUGH
• Add flour in a mixer bowl.
• Mix in the salt and yeast mixture.
• Knead on medium speed for about a minute scraping the sides of the bowl.
• Once all the flour is incorporated.
• Knead the dough for three minutes until smooth.
• The dough will be soft and sticky.
• Next, add the soft room temperature butter.
• knead again for 2 minutes until smooth and elastic but still soft.
PROVE DOUGH (1ST RISE)
• Remove the dough from the mixer bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
• Form into a smooth ball.
• Place in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
• Leave to rise in a warm place for about an hour until doubled in volume.
SHAPE THE LOAF
• When the dough is double in volume invert on to a lightly floured surface.
• Divide into two – to make two loaves.
• Start to roll like a jelly roll.
• Fold from top to the center then again once more towards the end.
• Pinch the seams together.
• Place into a buttered Pullman loaf pan seam side down.
PROVE LOAF (2ND RISE)
• Cover loaf pan with plastic wrap.
• Let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes until almost 2 inches from the top rim of the loaf pan.
• Once you see your dough is almost halfway up the sides – preheat the oven to 190 C / 380 F for at least 10 minutes.
BAKE LOAF
• Cover the loaf pan with its lid.
• Place the loaf pan on the center rack in the hot oven.
• Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.
• The bread is done – when you tap the bottom of your loaf and you will hear a hollow sound.
• Partially open the lid and let cool for 10 minutes – before you remove and let cool completely.
• Always let bread rest for at least an hour before you cut – this is the hardest part!!
• Enjoy!
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So Glad this Christmas season is over for this year !
Now I can get back to my Kitchen !!! :}

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HOMEMADE SPINACH MANICOTTI
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Shawl On !
Front...

Back On !

I should have bought more fabric so I could have made me one !!! :}

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Hi !
Just finished the last Shawl !
What an Easy Project !
Need 1.5 yards of fabric...I used Luxe Fleece (a nice Soft Thick Fleece)
Cut one panel 54" x 20"
Cut one panel 34" x 20"
With right sides together , pin short panel to long panel at one end, will form an "L" when opened. Zigzag all the eay around.
Cut strip 2.5 to 3" by 8" for loop.
Sew loop to one side of front...Sew on button !
Voila ! Done !
Pictures..
Front of wrap/shawl

back of shawl

front with button

Both wraps made !


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I'm sewing 2 shawls , 1 for my GD and 1 for the German Exchange student , out of Luxe Fleece.
I wish I would have bought more fabric when it was a Door Buster at JoAnn's.
Normally 19.99/yd, on Sale for 5.99/yd. And you need 1.5 yards per shawl ! What a Deal !
I did buy 2 yrs of each fabric so I may be able to make a patchwork one for me ! :}

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Hi All !
Today is wrapping as the Tree is Up and the Stockings Hung !
I'm no where near done shopping, but I need gifts under the tree !!!! :}

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Thanks Pat ! I think it's because they know there is Money hidden in some of the packages !!! LOL...................

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Those are so sweet! That's so thoughtful of you to do those. I think it's great that kids of those ages are still interested in 12 Days of Christmas!

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12 Days of Christmas, Done and Shipped !
I, Finally, finished the of Days of Christmas for my 2 grands and for their German Exchange Student !
Each got this...


And all was put in these cut Santa Bags !

I shipped them yesterday to Raleigh NC from Ohio !
Even though the grands are now 9 and 12, they still want their 12 Days !!! emoticon

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It was definitely a challenge....to put it mildly!

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Pat ! That's Crazy Wrong !!!

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After 47 hours of no electric, heat, or water due to the snowstorm, we finally have our electric restored! We ended up with 12+ inches of snow with a coating of ice underneath!

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Today is working on My 12 Days of Christmas for the 2 Grands and 1 exchange student from Germany !

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Hi All !

Today is Bird Suet Cake Making Day !

I got 2 huge chunks of suet from our local Amish Butcher (Dave) !

I grind it in my food processor, put it in a large stock pot and let it melt down.

Take it off the heat and let it cool a bit...or whatever you are putting in the hot suet will toast !

Then Add, granola, craisins or any dried fruit, peanut butter and bird seed.

Add enough so it it almost dry but still has a bit of liquid suet !

You can add fresh fruit, diced up fine, too and oatmeal!

Mix well and then put in trays...

I saved some of the trays my store bought suet cakes came in, (they don't do that any longer) and some containers that salads came in !

Both work Great and fit into a standard suet cake holder !

Just don't put the mixture in them hot as they do melt and get deformed !

I ended up with 17 cakes !

They are out on the porch hardening as it is only 37F here !

Perfect !

Once hardened, I take them out of the individual trays and put in a zip log sandwich bag...Pop them all in the freezer for use during the winter !

I, usually, make these 3-4 times thru the winter !

I know my little feathered friends enjoy them and help keep them warm !

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Suet piece (I forgot to take a picture of the 2 large pieces)

Suet ground in my food processor

Ground suet in the pot

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Cakes on my porch hardening !










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Oh My ! Sorry that happened...Yes, pressure canning, freezing or drying (maybe make some dried into powder, too) are all great options !

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oi though i had properly saved and stored my butternet squash, i went to check them and saw most of them were mold or squishy. only 1 was still good. i think i need to actuialy cook and then can/freeze them. i dont have a root celler and my garages is heated because it is also my dh's shop area. last year i tried a cool corner of the basement, they got icky ans smelly pretty fast. thinking next year i will just process them

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Hi ! I tried the stuffing bread, the one that has corn meal in it ! We did not like the corn meal texture. So next time, I will make the recipe without the corn meal !
Hope everyone had a Wonderful Thanksgiving !

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Patti - Thanks for the stuffing bread recipe! I'm going to try making a loaf tomorrow. King Arthur usually has good recipes. Somehow I missed seeing that one on their site, but I think it will be great to use with the turkey we're thawing for Thanksgiving!
Barb - That was nice of you to help with the cranking! We still have the hand crank kind, but got an electric one that makes it so much easier!
I still have more lap robes to make for the vets, but I hope to finish them by next Monday if all goes well. Have an enjoyable day!
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Hi All ! Barb, that's a lot of cranking ! So Nice of you to help your neighbor...
So far, my sewing is done for Christmas ! 1 Pillow, 2 Luxe Fleece Throws and 6 sets of potholders made with jean pockets... Nice to have that done !
Today is making a pullman sandwich load of bread and a Stuffing bread (bread witht he herbs in it) Ifound a recipe that sounds so good !
Here's one of the recipes... chezcateylou.com/stuffing-bread/
and here's another with a video from Kneady Homesteader... www.youtube.com/watch?v=x75s
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My Fitbit definitely thought I had gone off on a long run. It is kind of difficult sometimes with the right or left handed thing, I usually put down I am right handed and wearing it on my non dominant hand, however I started life as a lefty and do many things left handed because it is my stronger arm. So all that cranking ended up being 22k steps, of course that was only a few hours in the day and at least 12k was normal activities. My neighbor had open heart surgery last spring to correct a bad valve, I can’t imagine how much that must hurt afterwards to have your chest cracked open like that, so cranking just wasn’t in the program. We quit early because I thought he was looking not so good.

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Just think of all that strength training you got in with cranking!!

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Wow lots of BBQ sauce! I made cider with a neighbor, we ended up with about 15 gallons before we pooped out. I had to do all the cranking this year, that is definitely the hard part! I still have a bunch of apples, but I think they will go to the cows!

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Good job on the BBQ Sauce! I've made Spaghetti Sauce & canned it, but I've never tried BBQ Sauce.
I've started crocheting lap blankets for Vets at nearby VA, and also quilting some fabric ones for them, too.
In a couple of more days the sauerkraut will be ready to come out of the largest crock and get canned. I'll post about that later this week!
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My Canning is mostly done for this season (except for things that go on sale or are given to me)...So It's now time to start sewing Christmas Gifts !
Jean Potholders, Luxe Fleece Throws, Pillows, etc....
I did put Up some BBQ Sauce while sewing ! ... 7 Quarts !


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Definitely! My real name is Patricia, but I go by Pat. I look forward to getting to know many of you! Have a nice evening!

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Welcome.
Is there a name we can use other than all the letters?


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Thank you for the nice welcome!

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Good Morning All, I would like to Warmly Welcome PBVHCCVH as Our New Co-Leader ! She came on board this morning So Please give her a Warm Welcome !

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Just had to put a pot in here, no more snow! Been working on fences, gardens, shearing and all that spring stuff!

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We still have tons of snow out there, it is Maple syrup time, but I am not doing it this year, my knee is really acting up and I still have quite a bit from last year despite giving away a lot.

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It's garden starting time here so I imagine a lot of people of busy doing outside spring things rather than sitting indoors.
Can't wait to get seedlings in the ground.

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Hi Barb !!! I sure miss everyone here, but I, too, have not been on the computer much !
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Just stopped in to say hi, been spending much less time on the computer lately

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Thanks Cat !!! I needed to get away from this computer and get moving, eating healthier and drinking a ton of water really helped !
I got a Zero Refrig. sized water container and as long as I have ice cold water, I will drink more !


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Congrats, Patti. Continued success in your lifestyle changes.

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Woo Hoo !!! I'm NOT Obese Any Longer !!! Just Over Weight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
So far, I have lost 37.6 lbs.
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I am just finally getting back online for more that a couple minutes. I had not been able to be on much, as I was dizzy with having had surgery. I had my surgery on my nose.

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Sorry I have been MIA also. Life is wild sometimes. Trying to get back on track.

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I have been MIA as well. I have been ill, and cut back on what I have been doing online.

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I have been MIA far too long and can't give any excuse other than just busy.
Hope everyone is busy in their garden and canning room.

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Well, yesterday I saw the ear nose and throat specialist. I need to have surgery on the inner part of my nose. Oh joy...

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We are taking turns getting sick around here. I think we are on the way up now.
I am tired of sick and sick people--I am the care giver.

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Well, today we finished weeding and planting the vegetables in our vegetable garden. Tomorrow Mom will weed her flower garden, and plant her flowers in it, and I will mow the lawn and plant a few vegetables and flowers in pots. Once that is done, our yard work is done...at least until we have to weed and water things again, and I have to mow the lawn again.

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Linda, sounds like you are doing a wonderful thing. I got a few tomatoes in the ground, so now we will see what happens I do need to restock my freezer with tomatoes.

Also put a squash or 2 in also.

Keep Smiling!!

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Today I worked in our garden. We weeded 4 of our raised beds, and planted our tomato plants, and cabbages. Tomorrow we plan to fix the fencing surrounding our berry garden. Busy, busy, busy...


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Linda, I am glad you enjoy your cats.

Crazy, emoticon on doing another 10k. That is wonderful.

I got a 4 hour nap in today--had a rough night with one of the guys we care for.

Hope everyone has an emoticon Tuesday!!

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I did another 10 K today. I was sure I had a horrible end time, but I saved a minute. The kids I took in also got good finish times too. It was only +5C in town thos morning. We could actually see our breath at the start line. I came home, had a shower, almost an hour long nap, and a cup of coffee (a gift from one of the teacher).

This next week there isn't anythungajor planned at work.

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The cats are always around, and keep me company. They seldom complain about my habits as well. LOL


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Linda, sounds like you were having some fun. That is always good. It is wonderful how you talk about your cats.

Oh no, I have to go outside and feed a possible orphan lamb. I better get out there. I am not sure if her mom is taking care of her or not. So I am bottle feeding her also. Maybe her mom will be with her now that it is 10pm. Well, heading to the barn.

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I went uptown and did some shopping today. I also did a few chores around the house. I had bought a harness for a couple of the cats, and tested it on my bigger cat. He didn't seem to know if he liked it or not. He seemed happy to be out and did not want in, but at the same time he would occasionally growl. Silly cat. He probably smelled the neighbors dog, who had been on our yard, before the neighbor called him back. LOL Silly cat.

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Crazy, HOLY COW!! Hope you are able to get a good night rest in there somewhere! You are a busy person. WoW, doing 10K's, I am not a runner and the idea of that scares.

Sat am, it is too early to be up yet, but it is time to get moving. LOL

Hope you all have a great day!! Keep Smiling

Linda hope you are feeling better.

Karen hope pt is going well.

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Just finished working 12 days straight. Included in that 12 days:

1st Tuesday, we had Health & Career Fair with well over 150 people.
Thursday, getting 3 grocery orders straightened out.
Friday, getting food packed for 31 people to go.
Saturday, travel day, on a school bus with 26 people. Relxing in hot tub at hotel, pizza out, treats.
Sumday, did a 10K, for once got ditched instead of ditching my girls. I did it in 1 hr 34 mins. Got to see my sister for a couple mins, she is a 5 year cancer survivor. Travelled home.
Monday, was a Pro-D in town. I had to walk 4 blocks too and from my car, because limited parking.
Tuesday, huge grocery order in. Went to drop off hubby's truck, leaf spring was loose.
Wednesday, regular work day, but back to pick up hubby's truck.
Friday, big event at school, almost 300 people. I made 520 hot dogs.

Now you would think I would get some down time this weekend. No I don't my oldest DD signed up for another 10K on Sunday. I am gojng to drive her and her classmate in for it. If I am feeling well I will register for it too.

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Oh Linda, I hope that is it and your doctor can get the right meds to get you back on track. Sinus problems stink.

Got some things done today. Hoping to get more done tomorrow. We will see.

We got up to 70 degrees today. WOW!! I may wear shorts tomorrow. :)

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I ended up going to the ER again. The doctor there is going to suggest to my regular doctor, that I see a sinus specialist. She thinks this may a sinus related problem that I have, and not Pneumonia. My sinuses keep draining through the back, and running down my throat into my lungs.

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another day of emoticon !! Thinking about you all.

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

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Sunshine!!! emoticon

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Well, Nipper was very indignant to my wiping his bum, but we managed the task. LOL

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Oh, Linda, I hope you and your mom will feel better soon. That is hard. emoticon

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