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Old 12-08-2013, 01:11 AM   #15271
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Life online is very interesting! Now, Ogress Supreme, I give you a hug.

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I love hugs...thanks, ~Cat!

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Old 12-08-2013, 03:50 AM   #15272
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You have these in the center of your town? I wish we had one. That is so very nice!

And do stay warm!

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Our town of 11,000 also does a tree lighting. I looked online to see if Asheville had anything like it, but it seems like Asheville doesn't have any big public tree lighting. There are quite a few events, and I found a couple websites that have all kinds of information. Some things are free, others cost $$$$$ dollars (read: Biltmore Estate) but here are the two links that seemed to have the most info:
Top 10 Holiday & Christmas Outings in Asheville
Asheville Event and Festival Calendar | Asheville, NC's Official Tourism Web Site

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Now I'm really looking forward to getting back home for Christmas with our kids! When the kids were small we used to go to Roscoe Village every year for their tree lighting. Also, when I was back home a couple years ago for a "Girls' Week" with my best friend back home we took a drive down to Cambridge OH to view their Dicken's Victorian Village. Little vignettes of Victorian people, nearly life-size, every lamp post or two all along main street. Lovely! Either of those places are about an hour from our daughter's house. Then there would be the long trek over to Nela Park, General Electric's long-time running lighting display. My parents would take me every year! We took our kids once or twice. Time to start revisiting history...
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:40 AM   #15274
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lol, nice pics, Fi.
I think that would bother me, eating out of a bedpan. yuk. Just the thought...
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #15275
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lol, nice pics, Fi.
I think that would bother me, eating out of a bedpan. yuk. Just the thought...
LOL!!! It's amazing how much chips and salsa a group of 20 nurses can get through in three hours, even if served out of bed pans. I took a gallon of salsa and 4-12 oz bags of chips. Brought home about a quart of salsa and a half bag of chips.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #15276
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You have these in the center of your town? I wish we had one. That is so very nice!

And do stay warm!

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Cat,

Have you ever gone to Biltmore House at Christmas time, I would love to see it.

I might need to borrow a tiara!

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Old 12-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #15277
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I be making some hot dog buns.
I had wished my bun pan would fit into my new toaster oven, but it was too long. So I just unwrapped a new Maverick probe thermometer (I did have a back up of those) so I can get an accurate oven reading.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #15278
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Have you ever gone to Biltmore House at Christmas time, I would love to see it.

I might need to borrow a tiara!

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If Biltmore at Christmas can't put you in the Christmas spirit, than nothing can.

Went a couple years ago and it has to be seen to be believed. We went during the day and did a self tour. We also did a candlelight tour that evening. The candlelight tour is so popular that you have to go at a specified time and join a moving line through the house. Each room is magnificent! It even snowed lightly while we were there, Perfect!

Downside, it's pretty expensive, but worth it at least once!
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I made jam this morning all by myself! Never done it on my own, I'm hoping it sets properly
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #15280
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Congrat, Toffi. I like making something new to me, or outside my comfort zone.

I'm watching the Philly/Detroit game. It reminds me of the infamous "tuck rule" game it's snowing so hard. It doesn't often snow on the eastern side of the state without passing through my neck of the woods.
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