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Old 01-01-2009, 10:31 AM   #2951
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Well, I know I keep saying this but I really am going to try to accomplish something today and that will make me smile.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:57 PM   #2952
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This year I was "forced" to make new recipes for my Christmas goodies because all my cookbooks are in storage. But it also allowed me some incredible memories. I did find my mother's recipe box and have been making many things that were family traditions but got lost after she passed away.

So, I made her shortbread, easy chocolate fudge, cheese straws (a cheddar pastry) and peanut clusters. I loved the memories it gave me as I was working and every time I sneak a bite!

But my last smile came this morning as I was making the tourtiere filling for our family Christmas dinner on Sunday and to make some phyllo triangles stuffed with it for DH to take to work. The smells just took me back and it was like she was cooking right beside me again. After 14 years of missing her, it was an incredible feeling.
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:00 PM   #2953
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One of my cats today decided to explore and fell off the bookshelves, landed on her butt and got up, looking around, as if to say "I meant to do that."
Suuuuuuuurrre she did. I laughed my head off!
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #2954
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One of my cats today decided to explore and fell off the bookshelves, landed on her butt and got up, looking around, as if to say "I meant to do that."
Suuuuuuuurrre she did. I laughed my head off!
Cats are funny , aren't they? I have 5 indoor cats, the youngest 2 are 9 months old and so funny to watch.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #2955
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Yes, all 3 of mine are so funny. My dog is a riot, too, she's a big shepherd-collie mix and thinks she's human. One time she got whacked by one of the cats and looked at me as if to say, "Did you see that? The nerve!!"
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:46 PM   #2956
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Today there was a horrible lounge lizard type singer performing Dean Martin music and flirting with the women in the audience--my mom was all smiles and that made me smile but he used up all my patience. No wonder I am so exhausted right now!!!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:13 PM   #2957
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I just had a visit from a young woman who I got to know through DD and have come to care very much for. She is getting married January 24th and wanted to drop by to give us our invitation and to make sure I was able to make a cake for them. They are having 3 cakes, done by different people and the only criteria is to stay in the colour pallette and flower choices (though you don't have to use flowers). She was showing her friend pictures of my cakes and her eyes lit up on my heart shaped cake. My smiles came from her happiness and the fact I have a cake project to keep me busy!
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:42 PM   #2958
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I'm sitting in the recliner watching the evening news. I'm joined by the "usual suspects" of my feline children on the arms and on the back of the chair. However, Sally is sound asleep on the footrest between my calves. She has her little head tucked slightly under and her front paws are curled sweetly under her chin. She's all snuggly and has a tiny curl of a smile on her face. She's such a pretty little girl and, if only for a few minutes, she's not moving at rocket speed through the house.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #2959
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I have been reading older threads and playing silly new games and laughing out loud just here at DC.

I am exhausted and too tired to move. lol
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:17 PM   #2960
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I have been reading older threads and playing silly new games and laughing out loud just here at DC.

I am exhausted and too tired to move. lol
We are good at doing that to you Enjoy and relax good to see ya laugh
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