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Old 12-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #15461
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Did you check for reindeer hoof prints? Santa may have come early to your house!
That's what came into my mind, too ;o)
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #15462
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Armenian food! Yum. Whatcha making?
Nothing really exciting, TL. It's a dish called herrseh. It's hulled wheat slow cooked in a stock made with a fowl and reduced to a oatmeal texture. Then it's whipped to homogenize the texture and served with brown butter. Poor people's food and a fond memory from our childhood.

I had to go to an Armenian grocery to get the hulled wheat and also picked up some extra fine bulgar for a Christmas recipe.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #15463
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For two hours this afternoon I was looking at the Cambridge (Massachusetts) study on our languages. Both here in the US and Great Britain. Very interesting.

The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes

There is one lone dot on the North America map way up above the Artic Circle and in Calgary.

And in GB, one lone one way high in Scotland. These folks must have been having a slow day.

Care to take the survey?

The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes

It is fun. I learned a lot.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #15464
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Getting ready to give my hands a hot wax treatment. The arthritis this morning is just too much. They hurt so much I could barely hold my silverware to eat breakfast. Time to do something; anything. So I'm going to try the hot wax to see if that gives me any relief. Something's gotta give. I have things to do today.
So sorry that your hands aren't working - especially at this time of year! Glad the hot wax helped. I had a friend who had the same stiff, sore digits. Wherever she was she would go into a bathroom, run the water to get it hot, then stopper the sink and soak her hands in water as hot as she could take it. When her fingers loosened up she would dry them and lotion generously. Never had dry skin, but the fingers felt better for hours. This might work as a quick fix for you when you're just a little bit hurting. Feel better.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:07 PM   #15465
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Oh, and I'm going to go clean and decorate a little more. We leave for home in a week-10 days and I'm so not getting things done! Himself asks why I'm bothering to decorate because we won't be here on Christmas but I need to do this for my own enjoyment. No guarantee the weather won't go completely into the dump and we'd be stuck here for Christmas anyway. And I'll still have plenty of time to enjoy the decorations since I don't take anything down until....well, Valentine's Day?
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #15466
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For two hours this afternoon I was looking at the Cambridge (Massachusetts) study on our languages. Both here in the US and Great Britain. Very interesting.

The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes

There is one lone dot on the North America map way up above the Artic Circle and in Calgary.

And in GB, one lone one way high in Scotland. These folks must have been having a slow day.

Care to take the survey?

The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes

It is fun. I learned a lot.
That was kinda fun. I didn't give them my real name
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #15467
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Yes, Laurie, the wax did help. In fact, I plan on doing it again tomorrow and in the days following. The continuous, penetrating warmth really seemed to help and it certainly felt good.

The wax device I have, melts the wax, then you dip your hands in (about 5 times) and place your hands into what amounts to a plastic bag and, then, into a quilted glove. Wait about 15 minutes before removing the glove, plastic bag and the wax.
I have had this done in the past and it works amazingly well.

I have osteoarthritis in my hand joints and at times the pain is crippling. This treatment has really helped me a lot through the years.

There are machines available out there if you want to do this treatment at home

Here are some
Amazon.com: hot wax hand therapy

It is much less expensive to do it at home as well as convenient.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #15468
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That was kinda fun. I didn't give them my real name
Definitely. And I found it very interesting. Certainly educational.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #15469
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I am sitting here with Christmas Carols playing on You Tube while I harmonize with the music. My own method of therapy. I am very upset at the moment. Due to a screw up by the secretary at Winthrop I missed two very important medical appointments between yesterday and today. This is not the first time this has happened. I don't want to file a formal complaint. It could cost her the job. So I will bite my tongue and from now on handle my own appointments. In the meantime I will heat up the corn chowder Spike brought for me.
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