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Old 05-19-2014, 08:47 PM   #19491
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Addie, I don't mean to make little of your family, but isn't there a dog in the mix somewhere?
Oh indeed there is. Teddy Bear. He is a Maltese and keeps us laughing all the time. Tonight The Pirate made a Ragu sauce and angel hair pasta. He put a plate down for Teddy and Teddy very diligently removed all of the mushrooms and put them on the rug. He then proceeded to slurp up the pasta with the sauce. Teddy does not like mushrooms in his pasta. He ate it one strand at a time. All we could think of was Lady and the Tramp. He is very meticulous in his eating habits. You cannot look at him when he is eating. And you have to put his plate in just the right place. Otherwise he will push his plate to where he wishes to dine.

He hates the rain with a passion. But as his picture showed, loves the snow. The higher the bank of snow, the happier he is. He also has a wardrobe. A Martha Stewart lounging jacket. A Bruins and Red Sox outfit. A heavy McGregor plaid jacket for really cold weather. And his ruferee shirt with a yellow penalty flag in the pocket. Along with many other outfits. A spoiled little pampered brat if ever there was one.

He is very territorial and if anyone comes near my door, he runs right over and starts to bark. Not a good thing to do in elderly housing. All I have to do is just stand up and he stops. But he ALWAYS has to get that last little bark in.

He get the ends of the roast beef at the store near where Spike lives. Spike get day old rotisserie chicken. Nothing is too good for Teddy!

He is Spike's dog, but he brings him here every night so I can get my "Teddy Fix." He makes my day.

Everyone within the five blocks of where he lives, everyone always has a treat for him. When my next door neighbor goes to the bank, she grabs a handful of small milk bones for him. Her and I do not get along too well, but Teddy is another story.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:24 PM   #19492
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I enjoyed the Teddy Tales, Addie.


I have entirely too many projects going on. Over the past week I decided to merge the guest room (which only gets used maybe once a year) and the home office into one room. That left me with an extra bedroom, and I'm turning that into a playroom for my 4 little grandsons. It's been lots of fun so far. I had a perfectly good wall unit in the garage that my daughter helped me bring in, it's perfect for their toys and books. I ordered a rug from Target that has race tracks and streets printed on it, the boys will love driving their little cars on it.

Looking for some fun wall art and a few odds and ends, and it will be done! So that, transplanting houseplants, and a million other things have been keeping me busy.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #19493
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I dug through the pile of crap on my workbench and found the Lansky System stuff to sharpen my kitchen knives. I sharpened three of them (the three smallest ones) this afternoon. Six to go. One I sharpened was a serrated edge knife. Lansky has a special stone for serrated. The bigger ones will take longer.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:52 PM   #19494
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I dug through the pile of crap on my workbench and found the Lansky System stuff to sharpen my kitchen knives. I sharpened three of them (the three smallest ones) this afternoon. Six to go. One I sharpened was a serrated edge knife. Lansky has a special stone for serrated. The bigger ones will take longer.
Those sound great----(had to look them up). I like to keep my knives sharp and have one thingy that I use that does a pretty good job. It's a Warthog and looks like this:



I know that a chef would shudder but as a cook ...... how does the Lansky compare to the Warthog?
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:58 PM   #19495
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...how does the Lansky compare to the Warthog?

They both look like they do the same thing. The primary difference is that the Lansky is not a big set up like yours. It's parts that come in a little blue box that can be easily put away.

If it works for you, that's what counts.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:21 AM   #19496
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They both look like they do the same thing. The primary difference is that the Lansky is not a big set up like yours. It's parts that come in a little blue box that can be easily put away.

If it works for you, that's what counts.
O.K.---- thanks for your reply. I guess I'll save the money but I just LOVE toys with a lot of parts.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:26 AM   #19497
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This morning I went to the farmers market looking for asparagus and flowering plants.

No local asparagus this week!

I did manage to find four nice traditional mixed pots.

I made my rounds of the cemeteries to drop them off for Memorial Day.

My Grandmother always used to take armloads of lilacs, funny the things that stick in your mind.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #19498
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I enjoyed the Teddy Tales, Addie.


I have entirely too many projects going on. Over the past week I decided to merge the guest room (which only gets used maybe once a year) and the home office into one room. That left me with an extra bedroom, and I'm turning that into a playroom for my 4 little grandsons. It's been lots of fun so far. I had a perfectly good wall unit in the garage that my daughter helped me bring in, it's perfect for their toys and books. I ordered a rug from Target that has race tracks and streets printed on it, the boys will love driving their little cars on it.

Looking for some fun wall art and a few odds and ends, and it will be done! So that, transplanting houseplants, and a million other things have been keeping me busy.
Thank you.

Just a quick work of caution. Please make sure that wall unit is securely attached to a stud or two in the wall. Little people just love to climb. They can get into more trouble than you ever thought of.
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Thank you.

Just a quick work of caution. Please make sure that wall unit is securely attached to a stud or two in the wall. Little people just love to climb. They can get into more trouble than you ever thought of.
Excellent advice!

Home Depot carries some handy little straps called Quakehold Furniture Straps that attach to the wall and to the bookcase or entertainment center, to keep it from toppling over.
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Excellent advice!

Home Depot carries some handy little straps called Quakehold Furniture Straps that attach to the wall and to the bookcase or entertainment center, to keep it from toppling over.
Thank you AB. I knew there was a name for them, but I was having a senior moment.
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