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Old 05-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #19271
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Looking forward to the pics, Munky!

I got a great deal on a Soda Stream from Dining Downloads through Amazon, and it came today. So far I love it. I planted the mailbox container box, but I'm always wary of planting here before Mother's Day. Had to pick up for the cleaning lady who will hopefully be here tomorrow.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:48 PM   #19272
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All day I have been having a hard time. I am so achy all over and have no energy at all. I simply do not feel good today. My sleep is all screwed up. Sleep all day, up all night. That is lousy when I have a daytime appointment. Like tomorrow. So I have really been putting some effort into staying awake.

I am thinking of asking for a housekeeper. It is getting harder and harder to do even the simplest chore. The Pirate has been a godsend. When he comes over, he sees what has to be done and just does it. But I can't depend on him all the time. It just isn't fair. He works all day and shouldn't have to come here and do housework.

I have really cut back on the smoking. A pack lasts me for more than 24 hours. Right now I don't have any and I don't care. I am thinking that if Spike brings me a pack tonight I just may give them back to him. It doesn't bother me that I am without, and I really don't want one anymore. I think I just quit smoking. When I take a Chantix, I can't smoke for about six hours after. If I do try to smoke sooner, I get a bad case of the dry heaves. Not my favorite activity.

Time for me to take a shower. I have to get ready for PT tomorrow. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:54 PM   #19273
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Addie, I understand the achiness, lack of energy and sleep problems. I send you big but gentle hugs. I hope you have a wonderful sleep tonight and wake up refreshed and pain free.

Yes, get a housekeeper, even just once a week or two. Veteran's affairs paid for one for Dad, even though he was in our house. Two ladies came for one hour every two weeks. They did Dad's bedroom and bathroom and all the common areas. Sometimes they would even do our bedroom and/or bathroom if they had time. It made keeping it up between times very easy.

You take care, you are very important to me and many others here.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #19274
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Addie, I understand the achiness, lack of energy and sleep problems. I send you big but gentle hugs. I hope you have a wonderful sleep tonight and wake up refreshed and pain free.

Yes, get a housekeeper, even just once a week or two. Veteran's affairs paid for one for Dad, even though he was in our house. Two ladies came for one hour every two weeks. They did Dad's bedroom and bathroom and all the common areas. Sometimes they would even do our bedroom and/or bathroom if they had time. It made keeping it up between times very easy.

You take care, you are very important to me and many others here.


Thanks LP. I did get some sleep in last night, and about a 1.5 hour this morning. I am all dressed and ready to leave for my appointment with PT.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:10 AM   #19275
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I am thinking of asking for a housekeeper. It is getting harder and harder to do even the simplest chore.
As LPBeier--- try to get a housekeeper----- if you possibly can. IF you possibly can---- there's absolutely nothing wrong with getting one. it will leave you free to spend more time here at DC, if nothing else.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #19276
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I just finished mounting a new scope... actually an old scope... to a new pellet rifle and sighting it in. Getting kind of hungry now.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:17 PM   #19277
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It's a gorgeous day and perfect for getting my roof fan back together.
The motor came in yesterday and I got the wiring figured out and mounted it to the base with new nylon nuts from the hardware store.
Then came sliding the blower wheel onto the shaft... and that's when the day went south
They sent me a motor with the wrong shaft size, even though I had given the guy the exact numbers off the old motor. Fortunately they make a bushing that will adapt a 1/2" shaft to a 5/8" blower sleeve.
I knew things were going too well
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:13 PM   #19278
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We're having friends for dinner Saturday night. We try to do theme meals for them. In the past we've done Asian, Cuban, etc. This time we're doing an Armenian themed meal.

I just got back from shopping and my bank account needs CPR. We're having a bulgar and tomato appetizer and lamejun bites for appetizers. We're having lamb shish kebab, pilaf, roasted peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions for the main meal and SO is making a summery fruit and pastry dessert.

Lots of coffee, wine and cocktails will seal the deal.

My first job is to butcher the whole leg of lamb I bought.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:22 PM   #19279
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I threw some presoaked black beans and a meaty ham bone in the CP along with a chopped onion and stuff. I have a can of fire roasted tomatoes that I'll add after the beans soften. Have no idea what I'll end up with, but whatever it is, I'll probably serve it over rice.

Otherwise, I'm being really lazy. It's raining off and on.
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We're having friends for dinner Saturday night. We try to do theme meals for them. In the past we've done Asian, Cuban, etc. This time we're doing an Armenian themed meal.

I just got back from shopping and my bank account needs CPR. We're having a bulgar and tomato appetizer and lamejun bites for appetizers. We're having lamb shish kebab, pilaf, roasted peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions for the main meal and SO is making a summery fruit and pastry dessert.
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I had to look lamjun up------ I've made something like that before but didn't know that's a name for them.

The meal sounds great------ I could eat lamb 5 times a week (when I didn't eat pot stickers. )

Speaking of Moroccan (weren't we?):
I make a type of salad that I had at a Moroccan restaurant once in San Francisco---- probably a poor imitation but I like it.

Cherry tomatoes cut up
Sliced ripe olives
Soaked raisins or currants
Green onions sliced or sweet onions that have been salted and squeezed out.
S & P
A bit of cinnamon
Maybe some mace


I let the flavors marry for an hour room temp. Then add some pine nuts, maybe.

Obviously the ingredients can be changed up or down plus proportions varied.
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