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Old 11-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #14561
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It looks like a clown fish should be swimming around it

I think I saw these last time I was at Wegmans. I had to do a double take.
Oh no. What is a clown fish? Is it ugly?

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Old 11-04-2013, 07:33 PM   #14562
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Oh no. What is a clown fish? Is it ugly?

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It's Nemo! Very cute.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #14563
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Oh no. What is a clown fish? Is it ugly?

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #14564
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Those 'spiky' green cauliflowers ARE gorgeous, aren't they? I've seen them in Whole Foods in the city but not in my local grocery. They're almost too pretty to eat.

Aaargh...so tired. It's only 8:30 here now and I am so ready for bed and a movie to fall asleep by. Nighty, all.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #14565
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Off to the Alberta Children's Hospital today. Every year my employer encourages us to volunteer to setup Christmas lights on the grounds of the hospital for the families and their kids who are in the hospital over the holidays to enjoy. There are usually 10-15 of us that go every year, and it's great! It's not much, but if it makes one kid or family smile, even for just a moment, it's worth it. We know the oncology ward faces out the west side, and that is where the majority of the lights and decor go. Occasionally we get a little silly (snowball fights, snow angels etc) just to make the kids laugh. Hope everyone else has a good day!
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:44 AM   #14566
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I just finished mounting the scope to my .22 that I posted in the random pics thread. Way too windy to shoot it right now, but we have a front coming in so maybe it will die down by tonight.
Time for a cheese sandwich.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #14567
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I have never seen them in the grocery stores, but they are used throughout Boston in the parks for Fall gardens along with purple cabbages. Very beautiful settings. Those are real fancy cauliflower plants.

But you still don't have an answer to your purple potatoes. And I don't have an answer for you either. Perhaps one of our folks here have used them and can help you.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #14568
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Off to the Alberta Children's Hospital today. Every year my employer encourages us to volunteer to setup Christmas lights on the grounds of the hospital for the families and their kids who are in the hospital over the holidays to enjoy. There are usually 10-15 of us that go every year, and it's great! It's not much, but if it makes one kid or family smile, even for just a moment, it's worth it. We know the oncology ward faces out the west side, and that is where the majority of the lights and decor go. Occasionally we get a little silly (snowball fights, snow angels etc) just to make the kids laugh. Hope everyone else has a good day!
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #14569
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I am in the middle of a family crisis. Poo, (he is the PA) my youngest child and the one with all the medical knowledge, has been trying to reach my daughter. He called me about another matter and sounded upset. So I asked him what was wrong.

It seems my daughter has not been returning his calls. Only texting him. When I asked him what was wrong with that his answer floored me. Although I was not surprised. "She is my sister and I would like to be able to talk to her just once. At this time next year she will be dead." He wants to set a date where he can come to visit. When all this started, I told Poo that I wanted to be told the full truth all the time. Well, he has been doing that for certain. So I call my daughter and ask her why she hasn't talked to her brother on the phone. "We talk by texting." I asked her if maybe folks would like to hear the sound of a voice instead of texting. So I have become the mediator between the two of them.

My daughter doesn't seem to (or doesn't want to) see why there is a problem. I don't want to push her and blurt out something I shouldn't, so I am letting all the blame fall on Poo. I think I found the solution. When Poo gets upset with my daughter, he should call me, let me break it to her, whatever it may be about, and let him know what she has to say. The same goes for The Pirate. He thinks he has all the time in the world to talk to her or stop by and see her. And I can't tell him the full truth. He would blurt it out to her.

So I have to be the strong one and pretend that the chemo is working. She feels fine right now, but how long that will last does not look good. I am tired of being the strong one in this family. When my youngest daughter died, I had the problems of five small kids dumped in my lap immediately and had no time to grieve myself. It looks like history is going to repeat itself.

Okay, Pity Party is over. Thanks for listening.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #14570
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I am looking for new dining room curtains and a new curtain rod. I had the old pinch pleat kind in the 63 length and it looks like I can't find any in our stores. I will have to order them either through a store or on the internet. I looked at Sears today and the lady said they don't carry curtains anymore in the store. I said that's a shame and she said, yes it is, they get a lot of calls for them. So why don't they stock them??
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