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Old 11-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #11
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Sounds good to me!
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #12
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what do you like to read? what is your favorite author?

what is your favorite thing to cook.

what is something you would like to cook? and why don't you?
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:54 PM   #13
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1. Who was your favorite teacher in school, and why?

2. If money were no object and you had a year to do anything at all you wanted, what would you do?

3. How do you want to be remembered when you are gone?

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:00 PM   #14
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Sorry, I was watching two football games with Dad, getting ready for the Championship next week (yay Roughriders!).

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what do you like to read? what is your favorite author?

what is your favorite thing to cook.

what is something you would like to cook? and why don't you?
1. I read EVERYTHING! Oddly enough the one genre I am least likely to read are romance novels. Oh, and while I love mysteries, spy novels, war stories and science fiction, you will not ever see me pick up a horror story or something on Vampires. I also read a ton of non-fiction. I have been known to read cookbooks from cover to cover before ever trying a recipe. Biographies are of great interest to me. Authors range from Shakespeare and Twain to Margaret Atwood and Jan Karon.

2. I think my favourite thing to make is soup. I love experimenting with flavours and textures. Soup is such a comfort food and yet you can also make it into an elegant starter.

3. Babe, that is a great question! I have always wanted to make paella. I love it (except mine would have no muscles in it) and yet have never made it. I missed that class at school and for some reason just haven't gotten around to it.

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1. Who was your favorite teacher in school, and why?

2. If money were no object and you had a year to do anything at all you wanted, what would you do?

3. How do you want to be remembered when you are gone?

Barbara
1. My favourite teacher was Mrs. Juk for many reasons. I had her in grade 5 and 7. I hated to read but she saw potential and entered me into a reading contest. We had to read 12 assigned books and then there was a quiz. I hated every minute of it, and so did my Mom as she had to prod me. I won second prize though and haven't stopped reading ever since. She also was helpful in awkward times with my braces and socializing with other kids.

2. Wow! I have several young women whom I have sort of been mentoring over the last several years. I would like to have the means and time to teach them what I know about cake, life, etc. I think I have a year and money wasn't a problem, I would really make an effort to reach out to them.

3. As someone who cared about others. That's all.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:27 PM   #15
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I love how you want to be remembered, LP. That's what it's all about isn't it.

You are so creative with your cake decorating, have you ever thought about picking up a paintbrush, or sculpting, or pottery, etc? Oh, and please tell us about your avatar
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:18 PM   #16
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Thanks, Mollyanne.

My mother was a painter. She had a natural talent and then took lessons for several years. I have some of her work in my home and it always reminds me of her. My sister is a photographer. My art teacher used to get so frustrated with me because she knew I had the talent, but I would only put effort into mediums I was interested in. I am not an artist in the sense of drawing and painting. For my cakes it is all visual, never down on paper, though one of the young women I have been working with did sketch out the shower cake we are making for next weekend. I seem to do much better with a piping bag than a paintbrush!

My avatar is very simple. It is the view outside the window by my desk where I am right now. The Lower Mainland of BC isn't known for our snow so when we say "it snowed" people laugh. So I have this picture for all for seasons and this is what it's like now!
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:07 PM   #17
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Alright my friend, I want to hear about your husband. What's the best thing about him?
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #18
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Alright my friend, I want to hear about your husband. What's the best thing about him?
Ooh, ooh, can I answer that one?! Oh, ok, I'll let her do it!

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Old 11-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #19
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What Barbara is eluding to is that she, Princess Fiona and I all realized we are all married to the same man....the most amazing husband in the world!

Seriously, my DH is a wonderful person. Before he became my husband he was my friend and business partner. Next September 1st, we will be celebrating 10 years of marriage and the 20th anniversary of our first meeting. (A long story which I won't bore you with now).

He works as a care aid in a couple of group homes for physically and mentally challenged adults and everyone loves him. He spends his evenings working with them and then on his time off is often taking care of my Dad and me.



He is a computer geek, having taught programming classes for 13 years in Part-Time Studies at our Technical Institute. The company we co-owned was an internet hosting/design/programming firm which I was the manager and head web designer/developer. We sold the company in 2005 because business was slow and we all wanted to go in different directions. DH allowed me to use the proceeds towards culinary school and he worked for others for awhile but decided that he more wanted to help people than make money for them which brought him into being a care worker.


I love him to bits and what is more is he cherishes me and spoils me rotten.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:52 PM   #20
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Yep! I was going to say that he would move mountains to make you happy (thinking of the kitchen he was looking at a while back!).

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